Our new exhibit Night of the Living Art, will explore “dark” art. Artists will offer interpretations and explore the “dark” creativity associated with this Halloween. Art will be inspired by various genres and art movements such as gothic, horror, sci-fi, expressionism, metaphysical and folkloric to a name a few.
Design Studio Art Gallery will hold an artists’ opening reception on HALLOWEEN night on Sunday, October 31st from 5-10pm. We encourage young little art lovers and their parents to stop by the gallery in costume, of course, and celebrate this mysterious evening with us! We will have candy available and hope that Design Studio Art Gallery will be the most interesting destination for trick or treating in the Gateway Arts District! This exhibit runs from Friday, October 22, 2010 to Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
HYATTSVILLE, MD (9-01-10) – During this time of the year, the days grow shorter and the nights darker, longer and cooler. There’s an eerie, dark energy associated with Halloween. When we think of Halloween, we often envision darkness, supernatural and mythical monsters, and even death. National customs, works of gothic and horror fiction, such as Frankenstein and Dracula, as well as classic horror films, pop culture and current TV series (most notably Vampire concepts — Go Trueblood), lend to the imagery associated with this holiday even if they are not directly related. Another custom is of course the costumes! During this time of year, it was believed that the border between this world and the underworld became thin, which allowed spirits both good and bad to pass. Harmful spirits were warded off with costumes and masks in belief that they would act as a disguise and protect against harmful spirits. We encourage visitors and artists to come dressed in costume on Halloween for our opening reception to celebrate the “darker half” of the year with Design Studio Art Gallery.