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Inglenook Gallery


Paintings by Mike O'Brien

On View: April 18th through June 29th

Announcing WSS's newest art activation—Inglenook Gallery! This small, site-specific gallery featuring four local artists annually is located in the historic fireplace in the school's lobby. This initiative expands creative thinking and allows students to see problem-solving and innovation in action.

Housewarming is open from April 18th through June 29th. Members of the public are welcome.

All works available for purchase. 

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About the Artist


Mike O’Brien (Mike O.) is a painter based in Washington DC. His career began in the 2010’s screenprinting posters for punk musicians and producing art shows at his studio space, Hole in the Sky. His paintings and prints have shown in the DC area at Touchstone Gallery, Strathmore Mansion, Studio 1469, Rhizome DC, Homme Gallery, Studio SoHy, the Fridge, and the DC Lowbrow Invitational.


His latest work is a series of watercolor and acrylic paintings on contour-cut wood panels which explore symbols, compositions and lines inspired equally by the cartoons of his childhood and the American traditional tattoos of his adulthood. His bold lines and distinctive color palette retain the wonderment and confidence of his early punk influences, and while his screen-printing past continues to inform his style, his paintings reflect the distillation of his artistic practice and a new refinement of his skills.

WSS programming and exhibitions are supported in-part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. 

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