Lee Arts Center
Ceramics by Lee Arts Center Artists: Left to Right: Klaudia Levin, Becky Zweibel, Klaudia Levin
5722 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207
Lee Center Hours:
Monday & Friday: 9:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Lee Arts Center Staff:
Assistant to the Director
The Lee Arts Center, a program of the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, is housed in the Lee Community Center. Studios for ceramics and printmaking are maintained in large, airy rooms with abundant natural light. There are ongoing open studio programs in pottery, ceramic sculpture, tilemaking, and printmaking.
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Survival of the Fittest
Jun Lee, Artist-in-Residence
Oct 1 - 30, 2015
Opening Reception: October 1, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 PM
In the woodcut, linocut, and screen print works in her exhibit Survival of the Fittest, artist-in-residence Jun Lee evokes the different moments along the spectrum of our competitive lives – from hiding away to preparing for a fight. We often try to ignore it but competition impacts every aspect of contemporary life. Competition for resources, competition for jobs, competition for space. We even vie against one another to buy tickets to see competitive sporting events. We love to find ways to hide from these realities: to shade ourselves from the harshness of its glaring bright light. So we put on disguises that fool us into believing there can be even a momentary respite from the battle.
2015 Fall Show & Sale
The Master Workshop program provides opportunities to interact with visiting master artists in one, two and three-day workshops covering a wide variety of media. Lectures, advanced skills classes and professional development seminars for independent visual artists are also presented.
The Open Studio program is designed specifically for self-directed individuals working at advanced levels in ceramics or print media. The equipment and facility are made available for those who are without a studio of their own. No ongoing instruction is given. Participants are expected to be able to function independently with regards to their own work, as well as to perform technical tasks essential to the operation of the studio as a whole and to use and maintain studio equipment responsibly.
The Mini Gallery is a small exhibition space within the Lee Arts Center which provides an opportunity for local and national artists to show their work in approximately 12 solo and group shows per year. The Mini Gallery consists of a 25 foot hallway within the center illuminated by gallery track lighting which can accommodate both two dimensional and three dimensional work.
Lee Arts Center hosts several well-known and well-respected artists who share their knowledge and experience with the members of the Lee Arts Center Open Studios in exchange for use of the facility. In addition to mentoring the members, they offer workshops, hold artist talks, and give hands-on technical assistance.
Need images of your work for a portfolio, to enter a show or to have post cards made? The Lee Art Center provides a photo service to all area artists interested in having photographic images made of their work. Greg Staley, a professional photographer, will be available once a month, usually the third Friday of each month, to take digital images of your work. Two- and three-dimensional works are eligible.
The cost is $15 per shot and in return you will receive two (2) digital files one (1) tiff file, and a 300 dpi jpeg (suitable for print) file. See the sign up form for further information. Work must be dropped off between 9.30 and 10 am on the day of the shoot and picked up between 2 and 6 pm on the same day. Artists must fill out the sign up form and provide a check made out to Greg Staley for the full amount in order for works to be photographed.
**Please contact Steven Munoz at 703-228-0560 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for an upcoming session. Please register at least 24 hours prior to the Photo Service date. The photographer has a maximum number of pieces he can comfortably photograph during a session.
Fridays: July 17, 2015; August 21, 2015; September 18, 2015; October 16, 2015; November 20, 2015; December 18, 2015; January 15, 2016; February 19, 2016
Photo Service Form