In the Flow: A Celebration of Waterfalls
Gallery Underground December 2022
2100 Crystal Drive, Crystal City Shops, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Dates: November 28 – December 30, 2022, Monday–Friday 10am-6pm
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 2022, 5-8pm
Arlington, Virginia – Gallery Underground
The Focus Gallery of Gallery Underground will present In the Flow: A Celebration of Waterfalls, a solo show by Mark Coffey. Mark Coffey has been a long-time member of Arlington Artists Alliance and Gallery Underground, and will be moving out of Virginia at the end of the year. This exhibition not only captures the meditative awe of waterfalls, but also Coffey’s gratitude for his years spent with us at the Alliance and Gallery. Mark Coffey states, “The beauty and energy of flowing water invites us into a peaceful, meditative state of being. I love the experience of a walk in the woods where falling water is heard in the distance. Then as the trail approaches the source of this joyful noise, there is a break in the trees and the waterfall suddenly becomes visible. It’s like arriving at a dance performance. It strikes me that this waterfall dances and sings whether I’m there to see it or not- whether it’s surrounded by appreciative admirers or whether it’s alone in the middle of the night with only the moon and stars to see and hear.”
During the opening reception on December 2, 2022 we will be joined by the Arlington Chorale performing Christmas Carols.
Additionally, our Main Gallery features new works by our gallery members, in media including oil, acrylic, pastel, watermedia, sculpture, glass, and ceramics.
Gallery Underground, the juried gallery of the Arlington Artists Alliance, has been named our region’s “Best Art Gallery” in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2021 reader survey and has received a 2021 “Arlie” as one of Arlington’s “Best Shops” from the readers of ARLNow. Located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia, this visual arts venue showcases the work of established and emerging regional artists.
Each month the gallery changes its entire exhibit and presents a special solo, group or juried show in the Focus gallery and a new show from its talented members in the Main gallery, in many forms: mixed media, paintings, sculpture, glass, and ceramic art. Gallery Underground anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground and on First Fridays (first Friday of every month) it hosts an opening reception free and open to all.
Gallery Underground is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, in partnership with the National Landing Business Improvement District, Amazon, and JBG Smith. For more information about the gallery: https://www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org/gallery-underground
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 10am-6pm or by appointment.
Metro accessible, Blue Line, Crystal City stop. Public garages in the Crystal City shops offer unlimited free parking after 4pm and both gallery and garages are fully handicapped accessible.
More Information about Arlington Artists Alliance:
The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County. The organization encourages and supports both established and emerging artists who work in all forms of visual art, without partiality toward style or trend. Its 150 members also exhibit year-round at a variety of Arlington community local government offices, businesses, restaurants, and cafes. The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by Arlington County through Arlington Cultural Affairs and by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, JBG Smith, and Amazon. For more information about Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit the Alliance website at https://arlingtonartistsalliance.org/.
Attached image: Leafy By Mark Coffey
Headquarters of the Arlington Artists Alliance
Voted “Best Art Gallery” by Arlington Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and ARLNow readers
HOURS: Monday -Friday 10AM-6PM
GPS Address: 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA
(in the Crystal City Shops)
Mailing Address: 2120-A Crystal Plaza Arcade, Arlington, VA 22202