Previous Artists

We have been so lucky to have so many talented artists show their work at our café. 

Jefferson Street Artist Studios
"Untitled" 
Aug 1st - Aug 13th 2022

Jefferson Street Artists is a community of creatives and a custodian of culture in the Little City of Falls Church.  The studios hold 16 different local artists and craftspeople in residence, with countless additional artists on display throughout the building at any given time.

Whether you are looking for a painting to complete a room, searching for a unique gift, or just want to immerse yourself in local culture, there is something for everyone at Jefferson Street Artists.

 

Located in the same building as Art and Frame of Falls Church at 205 West Jefferson Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

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Lia Ferro
"In the unconscious"
May 2nd - July 31st 2022

Lia Ferro is an artist in the greater Washington DC area who largely works with secondhand and used materials in order to create more environmentally responsible art. Discarded or donated materials too often go untouched and sent to landfill. Lia’s process involves finding materials and creating her own inspiration from what can be found at a given time and working within the limitations of what is available. 

 

In these works, Lia explores the intersection of societal systems and emotions through clear and abstract forms as well as the concept of internal conflict. These structures are employed on a daily basis but the power of which is often overlooked and unnamed. Lia's works are representative of hyper personal moments in the artist's experience but the viewer is encouraged to find whatever meaning arises for themselves. 

Michelle Wee

January 17th - April 17th

I have always been an artist—both in the physical act of creating pieces, but also in my spirit. I see the world in patterns, colors, and values. I feel a deep calling inside to create art and as I get older, the calling only gets stronger. My main inspiration is nature, predominately animals. My art is a blend between realistic and interpretive elements.

I work in many mediums but currently I am hooked on watercolor. The transparency of the medium creates luminosity and freshness. Painting in watercolor is a process of precision and detail, yet there is the element of spontaneity in the relationship between the water and the paint. 

My art embraces bold, vibrant colors. The colors in my paintings are not preplanned. They are a result of listening while I paint. It is meditative in nature and what appears on the paper is a personal response during the process.  

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Lina Bhatti

September 21st - January 2nd

Aaghaz is a collection by Lina Bhatti. Lina is a part-time artist and a graduate student, studying anthropology. Her inspiration comes from different artistic traditions, folklore, and nature from her cultural background (South Asia). She utilizes different South Asian motifs and storytelling in her work.

Aaghaz means beginning in different South Asian languages. This collection marks Lina’s intro to her artistry - different mediums are used to create images that are meant to evoke emotions of sublimity, and to evoke imagery of South Asia. You’ll find embroidery pieces, block prints, and mixed media pieces in this collection.