Art-A-Lot Kicks Off FIRSTfriday Outdoor Season
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
May 3, 2012
This Friday, May 4, begins the first of the season’s Art-A-Lot events – the outdoor venue for FIRSTfriday of Falls Church. Outside in the parking lot at 111 Park Ave, there will be local art on display, a live music concert, and a gathering of classic cars.
Inside at Art and Frame of Falls Church, there will be a reception for Isabelle Babington’s exhibit entitled Blue Notes that she describes as “eclectic notes with a blue paintbrush following an idea, exploring new ways, keeping an open eye and an open mind in no particular order.” Meet the artist at the opening reception from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Isabelle will give an artist talk at 7:10 pm.
Isabelle Babington has been drawing and painting since an early age, studying independently and exploring various mediums and influences throughout the years. She was born and raised in France and has lived and exhibited in London, Montreal, San Diego, Atlanta, and Sarasota before moving to the Washington, DC area. Her artwork has been printed on posters (Atlanta Jazz festival), greeting cards, CD covers, business, and non-profit logos. Since 2003, Isabelle’s paintings have been exhibited yearly in Washington and appear in a number of American and European private collections.
Describing her process, Isabelle says, “I fill notebooks with ideas, spontaneous impressions, sketches, and playful collages, and later they remind me of enjoyable moments, quiet places, inspirational experiences, and improbable quests. When I begin painting, I rarely know where it will lead me. It often starts from these recorded images and instants, then the shapes and forms move around the canvas, breaking the symmetry, destabilizing the eye, until I discover a new “landscape” that tells a story. I try to lead the eyes beyond what is shown.”
For more information about all the May FIRSTfriday art and music events around The Little City and the retail and restaurant specials, go to www.FIRSTfridayofFallsChurch.com
By Falls Church Times Staff
May 3, 2012