July 16 to Aug. 27
<cal2>"Joy of Color." Presenting new artist Tom Hlas in E9's Summer Exhibit. Also a rare and permanent collection of well known Iranian artists (selling artworks at Christie's auction house). Opening reception is Saturday, July 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. RSVP via email at 202-276-9419. At E9 Gallery in Potomac. Visit http://www.tomhlas.com/html/paintings.html#
<cal1>Now Through Oct. 16
<cal2>Flora Photographica: A Study in Contrast. Free. Large-format images by photographers Robert Llewellyn and Andrea Ottesen. The two-artist exhibit presents bold, crisp and colorfully arresting images of plants juxtaposed to elegant, deeply detailed and gently provocative studies in plant form. On display at the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory's East Gallery, 100 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit www.usbg.gov.
<cal1>July 2 to Aug. 14
<cal2>Potomac resident Tory Cowles, the Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year, will receive her award from juror, Harry Cooper, curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art, on Thursday, July 14 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Target Gallery opening of her solo show, "Living LARGE". Contemporary, colorful paintings on a big scale fill the Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, Va., from July 2 – Aug. 14. See more of her work in Studio 7, next to the Target Gallery, or visit www.ToryCowles.com.
<cal1>Now Through July 31
<cal2>"The Fifth Element: Stories in Wearable Art" Exhibition. Thursdays-Sundays, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Popcorn Gallery. The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and Silverworks present the exhibition "The Fifth Element: Stories in Wearable Art," the artwork of silversmith Blair Anderson. Visit www.silverworksglenechopark.com or call 301-634-5385.
<cal1>Now Through July 31
<cal2>"8 Pairs of Eyes." Free. Featuring photographers Wendy De Wolfe, Stephen Gawarecki, Stuart Glickman, Phil Napala, Rob Rudick, Bert Shankman, Linda Silvers, and Michael Tran. A Meet-the-Artist's reception is Sunday, July 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. At the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Call 301-897-1518.
<cal1>July 16 and 17
<cal2>In Love With Color. Noon to 5 p.m. Recent oil and acrylic landscape paintings by Joanie Grosfeld. She paints on location, focusing on the poetry, luminosity, color and rhythm of nature. The public is invited to an opening reception Saturday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. At The Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Call 301-942-3230 or firstname.lastname@example.org
<cal1>Now Through July 9
<cal2>Biennial Exhibition. Free. Creative Crafts Council's 28th Biennial Exhibition. The Mansion at Strathmore will showcase 180 pieces of fine contemporary craft from the region's most accomplished, skillful and innovative artisans. The pieces exhibited in the Mansion galleries were jury-selected from more than 500 works submitted for consideration. Works featured in the exhibition are available for purchase by the avid craft collector or casual admirer, and range from $75 to $7,500. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.
<cal1>Now through July 17
<cal2>"The Circus Show" — A photography exhibit exploring the wonder, magic and mystery of the circus. Free. The show includes works by August Sander, Lusha Nelson, Bruce Davidson, Benita Keller, Tom Cheche, Gayle Rothschild, Frank Van Riper, Victoria Gewirz, and Frank Herrera. At Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo.
<cal1>July 9 - 10
<cal2>Paintings by Sarah Becker. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo Park’s resident painting and drawing studio, presents works by Sarah Becker in the Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo Park. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.
<cal2>Coffee and Critique 10 a.m. – Noon. A monthly Sunday morning photo jam session at Photoworks studio. Bring photos to a morning critique led by a Photoworks faculty member. Enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, along with coffee and bagels and a lively discussion of your images. In the Photoworks Studio. Call 301-229-7930 or visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.
<cal1>July 16 -17
<cal2>Paintings by Joanie Grosfeld 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo Park’s resident painting and drawing studio, presents works by Joanie Grosfeld in the Yellow Barn Gallery. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.
<cal2>Paintings in the Yellow Barn Gallery 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo Park’s resident painting and drawing studio, presents works by a student in the Yellow Barn Gallery. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.
<cal2>"Works of heART." Pastel paintings wild lives, land escapes, barn and back yard animals by Joyce Turk. A reception for the artist is Saturday, July 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. At the Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo Park. The gallery is open Saturday and Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Contact the Yellow Barn Gallery at 301-371-5593.