McLean Project for the Arts on Dec. 7 will open its winter exhibitions – “Moving Beyond Beauty: Reverence and Reclamation” (at the Emerson Gallery) and “To March Is to Love: Weavings by Janel Leppin” (Atrium Gallery) – with an opening reception slated for Dec. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The exhibitions run through Feb. 17.
Bringing together five artists – Adjoa Jackson Burrows, Jacqui Crocetta, Maggie Gourlay, June Linowitz and Elzbieta Sikorska – “Moving Beyond Beauty” features work that is at once aesthetically pleasing and philosophically compelling, exhibition organizers say.
“Beauty, created through skillful and inventive use of materials, becomes the doorway through which the viewer enters into a sincere dialogue about our fundamental need to experience and learn from nature and our ever more pressing responsibility to honor and care for it,” said MPA curator and artistic director Nancy Sausser.
Leppin’s work, featured in “To March Is to Love,” includes whimsical and moving fiber art that represents the dichotomy of a wondrous and fragile world, weaving textiles and used clothing to create unexpected textures and patterns.
McLean Project for the Arts is located at the McLean Community Center. The Emerson Gallery is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the Atrium Gallery is open during regular hours of the community center.
For information, see the Website at www.mpaart.org.