Art Shows at Rare Bird Coffee
We appreciate creativity in many different facets, including the visual arts. Our café space was designed with the intention of sharing such art from local artists in a three month rotating art show to exhibit their work, bringing life to our walls and recognition to these very talented creators. We hope that you enjoy their work as much as we do when you visit us.
Aug 1st - Aug 13th 2022
Jefferson Street Artist Studios
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
"The Art of David Brosch"
August 15th - November 13th, 2022
I am a long-time resident of University Park Maryland and a graduate of the University of Maryland where I received degrees in both Fine Arts and Architecture. While I do oil painting and watercolors, my artistic focus has become printmaking. I share a studio with four other printmakers at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel Maryland and teach printmaking there.
I have shown my artwork in many single person and group shows over the years. For a time, I was a member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. My etchings and linocuts appeared in eight different Washington Printmakers Calendars. I have also designed and painted a large mural which can be seen in the State Highway Administration office auditorium in Greenbelt.
My landscape artwork often features local places in the Washington area, but also of scenery found far beyond. I am always looking for landscapes and cityscapes that I find noteworthy and beautiful whether it be the Oregon coast or a view of a scenic spot while biking in Michigan cherry country.
These color etchings displayed at Rare Bird Coffee have been created in three different ways: 1) with multiple plates and a primary color added to each plate, wiped, and printed, 2) inks of multiple colors placed selectively on a certain portions of a single plate and printed, or 3) a single ink applied to a plate and printed and color added with pencils. I work very traditionally; in fact some of the techniques I employ go back to Rembrandt, who was a great printmaker when not painting one of his oil masterpieces.
Creating these landscapes and, in some cases, portraits, have been a way for me to enjoy my surroundings and to bring inner peace. It is also my hope that this artwork will provide pleasure and a sense of calm for you.
November 15th - February 13th, 2022
Kristen Byrne is an artist and activist based out of the D.M.V. area. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Drawing and Painting from the Pennsylvania State University in December 2021. She currently lives and works in Northern Virginia.
Kristen's work is a visual manifestation of her experiences as a Puerto Rican woman in the United States of America. With the desire to learn more about the intersection of art and politics, and how art can be used as a form of activism, she examines issues both personally and nationally. Currently, Kristen's work examines the topic of feminism and what femininity means to her and others around her while using a digital art platform or recycled canvases to create these pieces due to their sustainable nature.
Disclaimer: Show title and show art works are subject to change as the year goes on due to Kristen's work being based off of current events that affect the world and herself but will always remain around the main theme of activism. These changes will be communicated.