Fine Arts

Fine Arts

<cal1>June 8 through July 3

<cal2>Plant Portraits. Paintings by Eleftheria (Lilina) Williams. A reception will be held on Friday, June 11 from 6-9 p.m. Her portraits are of real flowers and plants, which she photographs in nature, at the National Arboretum and even local plant stores. She then uses these photographs as a reference, as she enlarges her subjects to surprise and attract the eye. Williams works mostly with oils on canvas and linen. She chooses dark solid colors for her background, such as black, to emphasize the natural, often bold, colors of flowers and plays with light to bring them to life on the flat canvas. At Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Call 301-951-9441.

<cal1>May 9 through June 13

<cal2>Roy Sewall Photos. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Great Falls Tavern visitor center is hosting an exhibit of photographs by Roy Sewall. The photographs illustrate daily life on the C&O Canal during its heyday. Persons depicted in these images include canal boat operators, muleskinners, lockkeepers, children, cooks, stone masons, musicians, horseback riders, and civil war soldiers. The black-and-white photographs are sepia toned to capture the warmth of old-fashioned photos. Sewall, a Bethesda-based photographer, is well known for his two coffee table books, Our Potomac and Great Falls and Mather Gorge.

<cal1>Now Through June 1

<cal2>Rockville Art League Juried Show. Free admission. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. At the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive. Visit or contact Julie Farrell at 240-314-8682 or

<cal1>Now Through May 30

<cal2>Many Textures Many Colors. With the artists Fran Abrams, Meg Branzetti, Elaine Brandes, Marcia Jestadet, Vicky Kokolski Nancy Smeltzer, Alfreda Southerland. At the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Call 301-897-1518.

<cal1>May 11 Through June 5

<cal2>The Magic Hours. Recent works by Loriann Signori and New Work by Gallery Artists. Artist's reception on Friday, May 14 from 6-9 p.m. At Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Call 301-951-9441.

<cal1>Now Through July 31

<cal2>Trees of Life II. At the Chevy Chase Pavilion's Zenith Gallery. Meet the Artists Reception: Wednesday, May 19, from 6-8 p.m. 10 percent of sales from this exhibit will be donated to American Forests’ Global ReLeaf Campaign to plant 100 million trees by 2020. At Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Chevy Chase.