Dancing Diamonds
Solo show by Jean Offutt Lewis at Gallery Underground May 2022
2100 Crystal Drive, Crystal City Shops, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Dates: May 2-27, 2022, Monday to Friday 10am-6pm
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 2022, 5-7pm

Arlington, Virginia – Gallery Underground’s Focus Gallery in May presents Dancing Diamonds, a solo show by Jean Offutt Lewis. Jean Offutt Lewis’ exploration of light on water was inspired after her move to the Northern Neck of Virginia. There, at a certain time of year, dependent on the Earth’s relationship to the Sun, “Dancing Diamonds” appear; single points of light, each a tiny reflection of the sun or the full moon, create kinetic light shows atop windswept water. Using acrylics, a water-based medium, Offutt Lewis reduces this natural phenomenon into an interplay of color, line, and circles in a series of abstracted waterscape paintings.

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 from 5-7pm.

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 to 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: Jean Offutt Lewis Dancing Diamonds #1 24×36 acrylic
Steena Fullmer
Gallery Director
Gallery Underground
Headquarters of the Arlington Artists Alliance
Voted “Best Art Gallery” by Arlington Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine and ARLNow readers


HOURS: Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM or by appointment

GPS Address: 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA
(in the Crystal City Shops)
Mailing Address: 2120-A Crystal Plaza Arcade, Arlington, VA 22202

⌛ Event Dates & Venue

02 May - 27 May 2022, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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