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Potomac Fine Arts April 11

Month of April

'Variety Art' Exhibit. Bernie Wilder, a Potomac-based artist who began donating to Child Welfare Services' Adopt a Social Worker program a decade ago, is presenting "Variety Art." To benefit the county’s Child Welfare Services “Adopt A Social Worker” Program. The exhibit features 24 pieces of art from seven artists. The artists represented are Wilder, a Potomac resident and oil painter; Rockville resident Marla Rudnik, a metal sculptor and jewelry maker; Rockville resident Shelley Bain, an acrylic painter; Potomac resident Valen Brown, an acrylic painter; District of Columbia resident Lou Kaplan, an oil painter; Potomac resident Ruja Shemer, a watercolor painter; and Rockville resident Nadia Azumi, a silk painter. At Amici Miei Ristorante, 1093 Seven Locks Road in the Potomac Woods Plaza in Potomac. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Now Through April 9

Forces of Nature. Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park presents Forces of Nature, an exhibition of black and white photography. The show's images record the visual beauty of the forces of nature on the natural and man-made worlds. Saturdays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.; Sundays & Mondays, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org or email gaylesue@me.com.

April 10 to May 5

Quietude. Paintings by Loriann Signori and New Work by Gallery Artists. Artist's reception will be Friday, April 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. A demonstration will be held Saturday, April 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. At Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Call 301-951-9441. Visit www.waverlystreetgallery.com

Now Through April 14

Works by John Paton Davies Jr. A Singular View: The Art and Words of John Paton Davies, Jr., an exhibit of monoprints from the archives of the American diplomat and artist. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Now Through April 24

Multimedia Artists Showcased. Free. The assemblage and works on paper of Carolyn Jean; fiber work and rug hooking of Roslyn Logsdon; and fiber work by the Tuesday Quilters will be showcased. Artist's reception is Sunday/April 1 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Bruce Swaim Quartet will perform between 2 and 3 p.m. At Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/arts or contact Julie Farrell at 240-314-8682 or jfarrell@rockvillemd.gov.

April 28 and 29

Artist Tom Gannon. Essays in Abstraction — And Beyond. At the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo. The show is open to the public. Gallery hours are 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, and 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. A reception for the artist is scheduled for April 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call Tom by phone at 301-922-1690 or by e-mail at tmgannon46@gmail.com.

Now Through April 29

Artist Felisa Federman. Mixed media on canvas and paper. Artist's reception is Sunday, April 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. She is a resident artist at The Art Gallery of Potomac. At River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Fellowship Hall, 6301 River Road, Bethesda; call 301-229-0400.

Now Through April 29

DC NOW. Gallery B is pleased to present its seventh exhibition, DC NOW, curated by Morton Fine Art. DC NOW features new artworks by nationally renowned, Washington, D.C. based contemporary artists Maya Freelon Asante, Billy Colbert, Rosemary Feit Covey, Laurel Hausler and Victoria Shahern. The exhibit will be on display at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 12-6pm.

May 8 to June 2

The Wondrous Lotus. Photographs by Duncan Whitaker and New Work by Gallery Artists. Reception: Friday, May 11, from 6-9 p.m. Meet the Artist: Saturdays, May 12, 19 and 26 and June 2, 2 – 4 p.m. At Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Call 301-951-9441

June 5 - July 7

Artwork by Audrey Salkind. From My Perspective. With new work by gallery artists. Reception: Friday, June 8, 6-9 p.m.; Meet the Artist: Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23; 2 – 4 p.m. At Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Visit www.waverlystreetgallery.com or call 301-951-9441