Visual Arts


Mezz Gallery

Curated by Amy Hughes Braden

Braden combines her own large-scale acrylic portraits with the work of her brother, Aaron Hughes in this dual show. As a whole, the work calls attention to the intensity of the struggle from youth to adulthood, and all of the complexities therein. Hughes’ work was created at age 15, over a period of 30 days as he suffered a repercussion from a minor legal offense. Braden's paintings portray our vulnerable youth at the same age Aaron was when he made the work in this show. Many of the subjects lock eyes with the viewer, sometimes defiantly, sometimes reaching out of isolation, always raw and silently pleading.

Amy's work can also be seen in an Arlington Rapid Transit Bus showcasing original artwork through the ART ON THE ART BUS program, curated by Visual Arts Curator, Cynthia Connolly.

Artist Reception, on the bus and off the Art on the Art Bus!

Meet Amy Hughes Braden Tuesday, August 13th at the Ballston Station bus stop to catch the 42 Art bus departing at 7:11pm . This bus is going to be the Art on the Art Bus with her artwork on display. You will ride the bus, check out her exhibit on the bus, and continue to Galaxy Hut in Clarendon for food and drink. You must be prepared to pay $1.50 for fare and the price of consumables at Galaxy Hut. (2711 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA 22201)

Due to the Mezz Gallery’s location within the Ballroom, the Gallery will occasionally be closed to the public during ticketed and private events scheduled in the Ballroom. Please click here to view the Mezz Gallery closure dates so you can plan your visit accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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