East City Art

Weekend East City Event Round Up: The Art of Sound, Handwriting and Conversation Edition

Thursday, July 24

Washington Project for the Arts - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This Thursday, WPA presents the sixth installment of the Lobby Project with the work of artist Anthony Palliparambil, Jr. The exhibition features 280 prints created solely on an iPad examining the role technology and social media play in the arts. For more information about the artist and the exhibit, click here.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st St. NE.

Transformer and Artisphere - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Transformer and Artisphere present the culmination of sounds created during the three months of the Exercises For Emerging Artists program, which focused on artists working with sound art. E11: Coda is the final movement in this process and will be on display for three weeks at Artisphere's Terrace Gallery. To read more about this exhibition, click here.

Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA.

Saturday, July 26

Harmony Hall Regional Center - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Artist Tom Kenyon will be at Harmony Hall Regional Center for the final day of the exhibit, Dreams of Speed. His artist talk delves into his inspiration for the imaginary racing exploits of the real Kenyon Motor Company. For details on this event, click here.

Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD.

Pleasant Plains Workshop - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Pleasant Plains Workshop to celebrate the art of handwriting with artist Danielle Scruggs. Make sure you bring along your favorite passage of text, a poem, or a letter to transcribe. For more information about this wokrshop, click here.  (Note this is in Brookland, not on Georgia Avenue). 

Pleasant Plains is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW

Bursting in Air! - 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artists will turn the Route 1 Overpass into a focal point for the Gateway Arts District. Spend the afternoon celebrating this unique event with live music, performances, and refreshments. To read more about this event, click here.

Bursting in Air is located at Franklin’s parking lot at the railroad overpass on Route 1 in Hyattsville, MD.

Project4 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Everyware explores the work of three artists collaborating through social media to create pieces that are in constant change and dialogue. The works of Aaron Cahill, William Deegan, and Lynette Jackson reflect on contemporary issues and reevaluate the mundane or overlooked in our cities. For more information, click here.

Project4 is located at 1353 U Street NW, Suite 302

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook by following them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Photo Credit: Dreams of Speed concludes this Saturday at Harmony Hall with an artist talk by Tom Kenyon. Image courtesy of the artist.

East City Art Round Up: Brookland Third Thursday Edition

Thursday June 19

Brookland Arts Walk - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Third Thursdays in Brookland, one may visit over 29 open studios in the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. Two of the spaces, the Washington Drawing Center and The Wild Hand Workspace will host opening receptions (see details below). Enjoy food and live music courtesy of Danceplace featuring performances by Polvo & Scree starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Arts Walk at the Monroe Street Market is located at 716 Monroe St, NE

Washington Drawing Center - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Washington Drawing Center presents Chris Dolan’s 07092012-09212013: Recent Landscapes of the District and Southern Maryland. Dolan “set himself the challenge of producing one landscape every day for the period between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.” For a full description of this must go to event, click here.

Washington Drawing Center is located in Studio #7 on the Arts Walk

The Wild Hand Workspace- 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Also in Brookland, The Wild Hand Workspace will host an opening reception for the illustrations of Hannah Dean in her first exhibition It’s a Wonderful Life. Her work examines relationships and organizational themes spanning a variety of media. To read more about the exhibit, click here.

The Wild Hand Studio is located in Studio #8 on the Arts Walk

Washington Project for the Arts – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WPA Professional Practices presents Working with Galleries. The panel discussion, led by experts in the field, will help artists navigate through the challenges of working with a gallery. This event is free for WPA members and $10 for non-members. For more information about panelists and the event, click here.

The panel will be held at Capitol Skyline Hotel located at Lounge, 10 I (eye) Street SW.

doris-mae - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Get a last look at the site-specific installation of Hsin-Hsi Chen (she’s covered an entire room, floor to ceiling, with her work!) and Amanda Kates’ intensely colored multi-media work. Meet the artists at this reception before the exhibit closes on Saturday.  Details found here.

doris-mae is located on the second floor at 1716 14th Street NW.

Friday, June 20

Washington Sculptors Group - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Washington Sculptors Group has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to present Gedankenexperiment. Curated by Sarah Tanguy, this exhibit draws inspiration from scientific and mathematical theories. To read more about this event, click here.

The AAAS is located at 1200 New York Avenue NW.

Montpelier Arts Center - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Montpelier Arts Center for a reception honoring this summer’s exhibitions. The reception will feature three exhibitions in the Main Gallery, the Library Gallery, and the Residents Artist Gallery.  See work from the Washington Sculptors Group, Elizabeth Burger and Melissa Burley. For details on this event, click here.

Montpelier Arts Center is located at 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD.

Saturday, June 21

Brookland - 1:30 p.m.

Curious about street art? Artist Rajan Sedalia will be teaching classes on Saturdays through July 12. Learn about graffiti art, painting, airbrushing, cartoons, comics, color and abstract forms. All skill levels are welcome. Be sure to email hello@artjar.com for class availability. To read more about classes, click here.

Locations to be announced.

Gallery O on H - 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

After taking Rajan Sedalia’s street art class stop by Gallery O on H for their relaxing courtyard Jazz series, Jazz in the Hood. In addition to viewing the gallery’s permanent collection, visitors can peruse “The Shops” starting at 4 p.m. while the music begins at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter. Photo Credit: Explore the Brookland Arts District this "Third Thursday" with over 29 artist studios and galleries open from 6-9pm.  (Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art).

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Super Saturday June Edition

Friday, June 13

CHAW - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear are back for another Paint and Sip at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Create your own masterpiece on Friday while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. For more information, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th Street, SE.

Saturday, June 14

Route 1 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Route 1 Farmers Market and Bazaar will be operating through Saturday, September 27, 2014. Regional farmers, vendors and artists are participating in this weekly event. Visitors will be able to buy produce and participate in a variety of activities. To read more about this must attend event, click here.

The Market is located at 4100 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD.

Brookland – 1:30 p.m.

Curious about street art? Artist Rajan Sedalia will be teaching classes on Saturdays through July 12. Learn about graffiti art, painting, airbrushing, cartoons, comics, color and abstract forms. All skill levels are welcome. Be sure to email hello@artjar.com for class availability. To read more about classes, click here.

Locations to be announced.

RandallScottProjects – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

After visiting the farmers market or taking class be sure to go to RandallScottProjects’ opening of Ruby Osorio’s Reverie. Osorio’s work evokes a sense of fragmented memories, experienced through the mind and senses of a female protagonist. She explores the notions of the poetic in the representation of femininity and myth. For details on the artist and the exhibit, click here.

RandallScottProjects is located at 1326 H Street, NE.

Gallery O on H – 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Gallery O hosts another must see event, Circus at the O. After seeing the opening at RandallScottProjects, check out the gallery opening from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wait around and guests 21 and over will be treated to a variety show from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets for the show are $17 in advance and $20 the day of the show. To read more about this must see event, click here.

Gallery O is located at 1354 H Street, NE.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Photo Credit: The Circus on O awaits you this weekend on H Street. Image courtesy Gallery O on H.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Summer Openings

Friday, June 6

Touchstone Gallery - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Touchstone Gallery with the support of the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France presents Les Chemins de Memoire (The Paths of Memory) by Charles Goldstein. This exhibit has its roots in the holocaust and the disappearance of 84 close members of his family. For a full description of this must go to event, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue, NW.

Touchstone Gallery - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

At the same time as Charles Goldstein’s opening visit Avian Attitudes. At this opening, guests will be able to see some of the bird models in real life. For details on the artist and the exhibit, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue, NW.

Saturday, June 7

CHAW - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join CHAW for a day of art, dance, music, and more at the “CHAW Art and Performance Festival.” This is a great event for friends and family to spend the afternoon together. To read more about this event, click here.

The festival is located at 545 7th Street, SE.

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

If you like cars, car magazines, car culture, or family history then Tom Kenyon’s Dreams of Speed 3 is for you. His work tells viewers of the imaginary racing exploits of the real Kenyon Motor Company. For details on the artist and the exhibit, click here.

Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD.

The Brentwood Arts Exchange - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

After stopping by Dreams of Speed 3, make sure to check out round two of the Brentwood Arts Exchange’s Project America's Next Top Master Artist. Meet the advancing artists and get a chance to walk one-on-one with them. To read more about this event, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood.

The Fridge - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Fridge presents Urban Decay, the fifth installment of the long-running exhibition created in 2010 by Deb Yarrington. Don’t miss this exhibit. It’s first time it will be held in DC. To read more about this must see event, click here.

The Fridge is located at 516 ½ 8th Street, SE.

Sunday, June 8

Capitol Hill- 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

If you find yourself in need of some new artwork, make sure to stop by for a studio-clearing event featuring original artworks by Geoff Ault, Sheppard Bear, and Ellen Cornett. Details here.

Sale is located at 218 9th Street, SE in the back alley.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by following them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Photo Credit: Ellen Cornett Witches Have Red Eyes and Cannot See Far, 2014 pastel on paper. On view at the Brentwood Arts Exchange. Image courtesy of the artist.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Activism in Art Edition

Friday, May 16

Art Works Now - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Art Works Now is hosting a Drink and Draw Hullabaloo Fundraiser. Join artists and educators Rushern Baker IV and Annie Rachel Wells for a night of fun and art. All proceeds will support Art Work’s Toddler Time Program. For a full description of this must go to event, click here.

The festivities will take place at 4800 Rhode Island Ave. in Hyattsville.

Saturday, May 17

Transformer - 6 p.m. to  8 p.m.

Transformer presents Float, an exhibition of sculpture and mixed media work of four emerging Jamaican artists. Join Transformer for the opening reception of this exhibition, which showcases works that redefine the physical and social boundaries assigned to them. To read more about this must see event, click here.

The exhibit will be shown at Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS Gallery 5 on the 2nd floor. The gallery is located at 201 18th Street, NW.

Project 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

You’ll need to take a minute to wait after visiting Float so why not stop by Project 4 and see their exhibit Wait. The new media exhibition presents video, sound, installation and performance works by four talented artists and conceived and curated by E. Jane.  For details on the artist and the exhibit, click here.

Project 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U St. NW, Suite 302.

Saturday and Sunday Open Studio Tours

Mid City Artists - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The artists of Mid City are holding an Open Studio Tour. On Saturday and Sunday join fellow art enthusiasts for a two-hour guided walking tour of 4 to 6 studios in Mid City. The tours are free and space is limited so sign up now! For more information about tours, click here.

The tours location will be based on reservation.

Passageways Artist Studios - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Passageways Artist Studios are having open studios this weekend. Stop by after your walking tour of Mid City and visit more local artists at work. For a list of participating artists, click here.

Passageways Artists Studio is located at 6001 66th Street, Riverdale, MD.

Sunday, May 18

SCRAP DC - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join SCRAP DC in welcoming author Betsy Greer to celebrate her new anthology, Craftivism. This book launch and darning mini-workshop support the worldwide movement that functions at the intersection of craft and activism. So bring a piece of clothing to mend and join the movement! Details here.

Scrap DC is located at 3101 12th Street NE.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter. Photo Credit: Glenn Fry demonstrates his printing method at a recent open studio. Photo credit: Luis Gomez.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Beam Me up Edition

Takoma Art Hop—  The festival will take place over the weekend as follows: Friday from 6-8 p.m. | Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Details can be found here.

Saturday, May 3

CHAW  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Annual Student Ceramic Sale will be held at Eastern Market.  Support future crafters and an annual neighborhood tradition. Details here.

Eastern Market is located at 225 Seventh Street SE

East DC Studio Tour 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You know you’ve always wanted to peek into the private lives of local artists.  Artists include Kathryn McDonnell, Gail Vollrath, Zofie Land, Peter Harper and many more.  Details and map here.

The studio tour takes place in NE & SE DC.  See detailed map at link above.

SCRAP DC 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.       

SCRAP DC doesn’t just celebrate Earth Day, the organization seeks to reuse and recycle materials year round.  At the inaugural opening of their Re:Vision gallery, see a group exhibition by local artists who were required to incorporate 75% recycled materials into their work.  See artist list here.

SCRAP DC is located at 3101 12th Street NE in Brookland

art works gallery 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In Artist Imprint; A Family Story, Olivia Di Benigno tells the story of her Italian American heritage through delicately carved clay tiles. Full eexhibition description here.

art works gallery is located at 3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD

The Fridge 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Local artist Ben Tolman, third place winner in the first annual EMULSION regional exhibition opens a solo exhibition at the Fridge.  His new work examines the absence of truth in our shared environment.  Details here.

The Fridge is located at 516½ 8th Street SE (rear)on Barrack Row

Spring Studio Tours (Save the Dates!)

May 10—  10th  Annual Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour

May 17-18—  Mid-City Artists Open Studios

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter. Photo Credit: New work from Ben Tolman.  Image courtesy of the artist

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Black & White Edition

Friday, April 25

Mount Rainier Better Block– 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mount Rainier’s Better Block Project kicks-off its third year of festivities featuring Lesole’s Dance Project, Urban Eats Arts and Music Café, Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio, Beloved Community Mosaics, artist Kenny George and Patrick McDonough’s Chard/Hops spot, a Hoop Jam by Noelle Powers to the body rollin’ tunes of BOOMscat, an open studio at Ani Kasten Ceramics, a pop-up exhibition by Krista Schlyer and family crafts with Community Forklift.  For a full description of this must go to event, click here.

The festivities will take place between Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street in Mount Rainier, MD

Saturday, April 26

39th Street Gallery 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Artist Eric Rhein will hold an artist talk at the gallery to discuss his current exhibition Natural World.  The subject matter of Rhein’s mixed media work is heavily influenced by his HIV positive status.  To read more about natural world, click here.

The 39th Street gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, second floor, Brentwood, MD

Capitol Hill Art League–  5 p.m. to  7 p.m.

The Capitol Hill Art League’s Black & White & In Between exhibition will showcase league member’s work in all media.  Juror Richard Dana will speak at 5:30 p. m. to discuss his selection and process.  For a list of selected artists, click here.

The CHAL exhibition is located at 545 Seventh Street SE at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Saturday Workshops

CHAW–  10 a.m. to  12 p.m.

Take a classic black and white photography workshop with wet-lab; all materials included.  Details here.

SCRAP DC–  11 a.m. to  3 p.m.

SCRAP DC will help you turn invasive plants into paper and ink; create your own botanica art! Details here.

Sunday, April 27

Washington Project for the Arts– 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

You can’t take it with you when leave— so goes the saying.  However, as an artist, you can make plans to make sure your artwork is cared for when you pass.  The WPA presents a workshop about estate planning geared towards preserving and cataloging artwork for probate purposes.  Details here.

The workshop will be held in the Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (eye) Street SW.

Spring Studio Tours (Save the Dates!)

May 3— East DC Open Studios & Takoma Art Hop

May 10—  10th  Annual Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour

May 17-18—  Mid-City Artists Open Studios

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter. Photo Credit: Stephanie Bianco.  Artist selected for the Capitol Hill Art League's Black & White & in Between juried exhibition.  Photo courtesy of the artist.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: April Super Saturday Edition

Saturday, April 12

Art Enables– 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Enables’ April second Saturday workshop is all about the superhero!  Create you very own with all materials supplied. Details on this free activity here.  

Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE

Salve Regina Gallery– 2 p.m. (curators talk) 3 p.m. (closing reception)

Meet the curators of Under the Influence: Reverberations of the Washington Color School and discuss their selection of eight well-known DC artists whose work best represents the Washington Color School.  A closing reception follows.  For more information about the exhibition, click here.    

Salve Regina gallery is located in Salve Regina Hall on the CUA Campus, 620 Michigan Avenue NE

Catalyst Projects– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Capitol Hill-based Catalyst Projects has partnered with doris-mae to exhibit new work by DC-based artist Steve Wanna whose work in A Slight Suggestion combines music, video, sculpture and photography to describe sights and sounds specific to observed locations.  For more information, click here.

doris-mae is located at 1716 14th Street NW, second floor

Washington Project for the Arts– 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In the ongoing Hothouse Video Series, the WPA will inaugurate three Jonathan Monaghan videos whose surreal imagery employ Baroque architecture and science fiction. The animated series loops endlessly while touching on themes of wealth and power absent of morality or meaning.  For more info, click here.

The Hothouse videos are located in the lobby of the Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (eye) Street SW.

CONNERSMITH– 5 p.m. (artist talk) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (opening)

CONNERSMITH presents two concurrent exhibitions by artists Katie Miller and Agniet Snoep who have rendered traditional subject matter such as portraiture and still-lifes contemporaneous through the use of 21st Century imaging technology.  For a full description, click here.  Read an interview with Agniet Snoep by East City Art’s Eric Hope here.

CONNERSMITH is located at 1358 Florida Ave. NE

artDC Gallery–  7 p.m. to  10 p.m.

artDC Gallery in Hyattsville is exhibiting the works of eight area-based abstract painters whose vibrant palettes and shapes mirror the arrival of spring.  For a full list of exhibitors, click here.

artDC Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD

Sunday, April 13

Montpelier Art Center–  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

DC Glassworks artist Joseph Corcoran and painter Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann find An Uncommon Intersection between Glass and Paint.  Tzu-Lan Mann’s mixed media work, which can become three-dimensional when her two-dimensional decoupages foliate into large-scale mobiles, seamlessly pairs with Corcoran’s blown-glass sculptures.

The Montpelier Arts Center is located at 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter. Photo Credit:  Agniet Snoep "Still Life Series: Oyster" 2013, C-Print mounted on aluminum.  Courtesy CONNERSMITH.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: H Street Voodoo Edition

Thursday, April 3

Wild Hand Workspace– 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Illustrator Elizabeth Graeber’s work has been featured in numerous national publications.  Her whimsical, vibrantly colored work will be on display at the Wild Hand Workspace in Brookland .  To read more about Graeber’s work, click here.

Wild Hand Workspace is located in Studio 8, Monroe Market Artwalk (716 Monroe Street NE)

Washington Project for the Arts– 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Initiated in 2009, the WPA hosts a series of annual curator residencies known as InfoEX.  This week, international curator, critic and writer John Barrett-Lennard will discuss recent projects and developments in the art world.  For more information including the portfolio review sessions, click here.

The WPA Curator Talk is in the Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (eye) Street SW.

Saturday, April 5

Riversdale House Museum– 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Brentwood Arts Exchange invites the public to draw inspiration from the Riversdale House Museum gardens and to create art.  The event is free and registration is not required.  For more information, click here.

The Riversdale House Museum is located at 4811 Rivtersdale Road, Riverdale, MD

Brentwood Arts Exchange – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Student shows are one of the best parts of the spring exhibition schedule.  This Saturday, students from George Mason and James Madison Universities will display recent work which “embraces process and explores new boundaries.” Details, click here.

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD

RandallScottProjects– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

At first glance, Baltimore-based artist Bobby Coleman’s work appears random and non-sequential. However, in The Things I Think I Can Make, Coleman’s work speaks a deliberate visual language that discusses the re-creation of urban objects derived from his memory.  This is the artist’s first solo show   For more information about Coleman’s work, click here.

RandallScottProjects is located at 1326 H Street NE, 2nd Floor (above Atlas Vet)

Gallery O on H– 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.—  The gallery invites the public to view the art exhibition (non-ticketed).

From 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.— Prepare yourself for a night of  New Orleans style voodoo!  The ticketed event is produced by Cirque du Rouge, Gallery O and Palace Productions.  In Snake Oil, Holy Water & Sweet Tea the audience should prepare itself for a night of revelry and burlesque to include juxtapositions between “Shadowmen”- preachers, politicians and charlatans!  More information and required advanced ticket purchase here.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter. Photo Credit: Voodoo queen Marie Laveau (1794–1881) by Frank Schneider (detail). Source: Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: End of Days Edition

Saturday March 29

Harmony Hall Gallery– 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
In Thoughtless, Patricia Autenrieth creates work by stitching together mediums as disparate as photographs, fabric and rubber stamps. The end result resembles what most people recognize as a quilt.  An artistic pioneer, Autenrieth championed this medium long before it gained greater recognition in the art world through the advent of feminism and material studies.  Read more about Thoughtless hereHarmony Hall is located at 10701 Livingston Rd, Fort Washington, MD

Catalyst Projects– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Catalyst Projects will be hosting a closing party to celebrate their six month run at Studio 13 on the Monroe Street Art Walk.  The gallery owners will be shifting their exhibition strategy to a pop-up model. DC-based band These Quiet Colors will perform to mark the occasion.  For the complete line-up, click here. Catalyst Projects is located in Studio 13, Monroe Market Artwalk (700 block of Monroe Street NE)

Off Rhode Gallery– 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
To commemorate the gallery’s Amazing Marvels group show which elevates freak-show and circus acts to fine-art status, Night of a 1,000 Hot Dogs celebrates the banal and the freakish through ordinary food and uncommon art.  The gallery has requested advanced registration and a nominal donation prior to attending.  Registration information here.  Off Rhode Gallery is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE

NOTE: The Brentwood Arts Exchange GMU & JMU student exhibition will NOT open this Saturday and is rescheduled for next Saturday, April 5. 

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.
Photo credit:  "Pat Autenrieth.  Untitled study (electric grid), 2005, machine pieced, appliquéd and quilted, 26" x 33" (65 x 84 cm). Courtesy of the Artist."

Weekend East City Event Round Up: The Spring will Come Edition

Friday March 21
Salve Regina Gallery– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Selman Gallery– 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Two seniors from Catholic University have assembled a group of well-known local artists for Under the Influence: Reverberations of the Washington Color School.   These eight DC artists selected works from their personal art files which represent pieces influenced by the Washington Color SchoolFor list of artists and directions click here.

Salve Regina gallery is located in Salve Regina Hall on the CUA Campus, 620 Michigan Avenue NE
The Victor L Selman Community Gallery is located at 3305 8th Street NE

Saturday March 22
39th Street Gallery – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In Natural World, artist Eric Rhein catalogs the world he has come to understand as a man living with HIV-AIDS.  Transcending his vulnerability, Rhein creates works in all mediums including photography, mixed-media and sculpture.  The exhibition includes a memorial to people the artist has lost to the disease.  Details here.
The 39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD (second floor)

Washington Project for the Arts– 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Now in its 33rd year, the WPA gala and arts auctions is one of DC’s premiere art events and expos.  Friday March 21 is the last day to view Select 2014 before Saturday’s ticketed event.   Full description here.   
Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

Saturday Workshops
CHAW– 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sumi-e Ink (last week): Chrysanthemum– Details and registration here.
Black and White Photography- all equipment, materials included – Details and registration here.

Brookland Art Lofts – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Street Art Experience with Brookland Artist Rajan Sedalia – Details and registration here.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Photo Credit: Barabara Januszkiewicz at Under the Influence. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Winter Workshops Edition

Friday February 21
Washington Drawing Center– 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Painter Mark Bullen hosts an opening of his recent work at the Washington Drawing Center Brookland Annex on Friday.  If Bullen’s pieces inspire you, you will also have the opportunity to learn from him in a weekend-long painting workshop at the drawing center.  Course details hereThe Washington Drawing Center is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Sudio #7

Saturday February 22
Brentwood Arts Exchange – 2 p.m

The BAE is hosting an artist talk with Bill Harris whose current exhibition combines seemingly disparate objects to create works that juxtapose freedom with struggle within a historical context of community.  For more information, click hereThe Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD (second floor)

artDC Gallery– 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

artDC Gallery hosts a group show of local talent in a multimedia exhibition titled Figure and Form Meet Abstraction.  Viewers can expect to see a wide-range of styles and mediums from the 14 exhibiting artists.  For more information, click here.

artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD

Workshops

CHAW

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Saturday figuring drawing courses continue this Saturday.  If you are more interested in photography, take a weekend workshop using traditional web-lab techniques.  For more course information click here.

DC GlassWorks

Try your hand at blowing glass, making a paperweight or welding at DC GlassWorks.  Details, here.

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 Photo credit: Work by David Carlson (detail) at artDC gallery

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Valentine’s Blizzard Edition

Saturday February 8
39th Street Gallery– 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sculptor Kyle Bauer discusses how he allows objects to dictate their own form when creating work.  Details found here. 9th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD (second floor)

Brentwood Arts Exchange – 4 p.m

The BAE has invited six members of the Glen Echo Glass School to discuss their work and their creative process at their art center which focuses on kiln-formed glass.  For more info, click here9th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD (second floor,

Anacostia Arts Center– 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Anacostia Arts Center will present a group exhibition by local quilters.  Workshops and other events are forthcoming.  Details here. Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Road, SE

CONNERSMITH– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Maria Friberg returns to CONNERSMITH, presenting a solo show titled between solitude and belonging.  The internationally acclaimed Swedish artist explores the disconnect between the coming generation who grew up communicating in the age of social media and an older generation whose interactions came from direct personal interaction.  Full description of exhibition here.

CONNERSMITH is located at 1358 Florida Ave. NE

***Note the SCRAP DC Invasive Plants Workshop scheduled for Saturday and Sunday has been postponed to the end of April due to the snowstorm.

 

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Photo credit: MARIA FRIBERG, duration 1, courtesy CONNERSMITH.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Warmer Weather through Imagery Edition

Saturday February 1
The 39th Street Gallery (11am - 3pm)

Ever coveted thy neighbor’s art supply collection? Well now is your chance to riffle through it and grab what you want!  The late Manon Cleary’s entire collection of supplies, easels and equipment will be for sale at the 39th Street Gallery.  Proceeds benefit an upcoming exhibition in April at the Arts Club of Washington.  More information here. The 39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Upstairs)

Brentwood Arts Exchange (2-5pm)

A panel of local film professionals selected the experimental videos, documentaries and fiction pieces of 19 artists whose work was limited to a running time of ten minutes.   A cash prize will be awarded at the end of the viewing.  Forget the popcorn- Hyattsville Brewery Franklin’s will supply locally crafted beer and their famous chili!  Information on participating artists here. Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Downstairs)

Honfleur Gallery (2pm & 2:45pm)

At 2pm Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah will discuss Adrift, a photography exhibition of Moroccan and Turkish landscapes. Then, at 2:45pm, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann & Michael B. Platt will discuss how both artists came to coproduce Common GroundInformation about the exhibitions here. Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE

Corner Store Arts (6pm to 8pm)

If the landscapes of Morocco and Turkey don’t warm you up, go Cuban! For a $10 suggested donation, The Swantelier Cuban Journals or “Fiesta of Photography” buys you homemade tapas, Havana Street Music and handmade books from Matanzas, Cuba.  Details found here. Corner Store Arts is located at 900 South Carolina Avenue SE

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Photo credit: Katherine Mann and Michael Platt.  Photo Courtesy Honfleur Gallery

Weekend East City Event Round Up: New Year’s Openings

Friday January 10

Honfleur Gallery (6pm to 9pm)
Common Ground explores the collaborative works of Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Michael B. Platt. The artists work together to combine their disparate visual languages and create a common space. The opening reception on Friday will be in conjuncture with The Gallery at Vivid Solutions. For details, click here.
Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope RD (Downstairs)

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions (6pm to 9pm)
The Gallery at Vivid Solutions opens an exhibit that utilize layered imagery to explore themes surrounding shared experience and identity. Adrift at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions showcases multiple in-camera exposure landscapes by Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah. For detail, click here.
The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is located at 1241 Good Hope RD (Upstairs).

Saturday January 11

Art Enables’ Off-Rhode Gallery (1pm to 4pm)
If you were unable to see the exhibit at Touchstone Gallery, now is your chance to see the works of Charles Meissner. There will be a reception for his solo show The 28th Century this Saturday. For details, click here.
Off-Rhode Gallery at Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE.

39th Street Gallery (5:30pm to 8pm)
After viewing the exhibit at Off-Rhode Gallery, stop by 39th Street Gallery and see the works of sculptor Kyle Bauer. Bauer exhibits his carefully constructed pieces at the opening of LATITUTDE this Saturday. For details, click here.
39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Upstairs)

Washington Glass School (6pm to 8pm)
While you’re out viewing the opening at 39th Street Gallery, be sure to stop by Washington Glass School and see the new collection of works by Audrey Wilson at her first solo show. The show will feature her mixed media sculptures that are a blend of created and altered elements. For details, click here.
Washington Glass School is located at 3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD.

Catalyst Projects (6pm to 9pm)
Wrap up the evening by checking out the new exhibition: Identimorph – Identity Portraits, which features the works of two artists, who transcend the visible and hint at the underlying psychology of the subjects. See the works of Sharon Shapiro and Jessika Dene Tarr this weekend at the opening reception. For details, click here.
Catalyst Projects is located Monroe Street Market in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC.

East City Art is now in Print! 
Get your free copy of the East City Art Quarterly Guide to the Visual Arts in the Winter editions of the Hill Rag or East of the River MonthliesPhil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Image Credit: Jessika Dene Tarr's work Melancholy Bliss I, 2013, gouache and ink. Courtesy of Catalyst Projects.

Weekend East City Round Up: We've Forgotten All About Miami Edition

Saturday December 7

US Postal Museum (1pm to 5:30pm)

Make your own holiday card at the US Postal Museum.  All supplies and tools are included but not the postage!  For more information, click here.

The US Postal Museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE

Brentwood Arts Exchange (2pm)

Join artists Cianne Fragione and Ellyn Weiss for a discussion on their work, process and current exhibitions at the BAE.  For more information, click here.

 Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Downstairs)

The Anacostia Arts Center (6pm to 8pm)

In Preface: A Glimpse into New Media Storytelling, graduating Corcoran College of Art + Design New Media Photojournalism students present their thesis work to the public. For more information, click here.

The Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE.

The Fridge (7pm to 11pm)

Albus Cavus collective member Chanel Compton debuts a series of portraits at the Fridge.  Created with bold brush strokes and contracting colors, Pieces of You captures the essence of subjects known by the artist whom she finds fascinating.  For more information, click here

The Fridge is located in the alley at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE

Holiday Art Markets

Don’t forget to Buy Local, Buy Art this Weekend

  • Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (Saturday 12-8pm)
    Annual WRAP IT UP Sale and Holiday Fête
    CHAW is located at 545 7th ST SE.  More info here.
  • DC Glassworks (Saturday 1-6pm)
    Holiday Sale and Glass Ornament Workshop (make your own!)
    DC Glassworks is located at 5346 46th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD. More info here.
  • Joe’s Movement Emporium (Saturday 10am to 5pm)
    19th Annual Mount Rainier Holiday Craft Sale
    Joes’ is located at 3309 Bunker Hill RD, Mount Rainier, MD.  More info here.
  • SCRAP DC (Sunday 12-5pm)
    Environmentally Friendly Holiday Market
    SCRAP DC is located at 3101 12th St NE.  More info here.

The East City Art Quarterly Guide to the Visual Arts Winter 2013 Edition comes out December 7 in the Hill Rag and December 14 in East of the River.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitteror click here to sign up for their newsletter.

 

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Workshops that Glitter Edition

Saturday November 23

Brentwood Arts Exchange (11am to 2pm)
This weekend, bring the family (or just yourself!) and create a glitter centerpiece for Thanksgiving.  While the BAE has a few centerpiece molds from which to work, attendees are encouraged to bring their own items to glitter.  This workshop is free.  For more info, click here.
Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Downstairs)


Alleycat Studios (3pm to 6pm)
Alleycat studios is worth a visit just in itself as it is tucked away in one of Capitol Hill’s most bucolic alleys in which a “secret” garden is located.  Three artists Pat Goslee, Sally Kauffman and Lynn Putney will be showing work at the studio.  For more info, click here.
Alley Cat Studio is located at 29 Kings CT SE (b/w 14th and 15th Streets SE north of C Street SE)

Art at the Yards (on view through mid-December)
See a series of multistory murals now through mid-December at the Yards located at the southeast waterfront next to the baseball Stadium.  Artists from across the US and even Australia have participated in the project.  For more info, click here.
Art at the Yards is located in and around First and M Streets SE.

Sunday November 24

 

Catalyst Projects (1pm to 4pm)
During this three hour workshop taught by Stephanie Booth, participants will get hands on experience with toner transfers and learn about other transfers possibilities. Attendees will make gel medium transfer from a toner print and may bring their own print (color laser or color photocopy) to work from or use one provided.  Registration required. Enrollment is limited to 20 people and the fee is $85.  To learn more and to register, click here.
Catalyst Projects is located in the Brookland Art Walk at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio 13

The East City Art Quarterly Guide to the Visual Arts Winter 2013 Edition comes out December 7 in the Hill Rag and December 14 in East of the River. 

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitteror click here to sign up for their newsletter.

 

 PHOTO CREDIT: DC Artist Kelly Towles' multistory mural at Art Yards DC.  Photo by Ian Roche

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Brookland Ascendant Edition

Saturday October 12

Art Enables (1pm to 4pm)

A nationwide call for entry yields one of the nation’s largest showing of insider art in a single location.  In its eighth year, Art Enables’ Outsider Art Inside the Beltway mixed-media juried group exhibition represents one of the most significant collections of the genre both in terms of its scope and variety.  For more information click here.

Art Enables Studio is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue  NE

Catalyst Projects (6pm to 9pm)

Do not miss the opening of Catalyst Projects’ art gallery in the Brookland Art Walk.  The inaugural group show’s sexily titled Wet Dreams explores untraditional methods of using watercolor, a medium often taken less seriously by students, curators and collectors alike.  For more information click here.

Catalyst Projects is located in the Brookland Art Walk at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio 13

Brookland Beautification Call for Entry

This week, Dance Place, via the DC Office of planning, has announced the availability of a series of grants from $750 up to $5,000 for the beautification of the Brookland neighborhood.  With the opening of so many creative spaces in the area, the grant could not have come at a better time.   Funding is available to both artists and gardeners seeking to beautify the neighborhood.  The deadline is November 27, 2013.  For more information, click here.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitteror click here to sign up for their newsletter.

 Photo Credit: Allison Edge, Magic Forest, 2013, watercolor, acrylic on paper. Photo courtesy of Catalyst Projects.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: 100,000 People Can’t be Wrong Edition

Friday September 20
DC Murals (3pm to 5pm)

DC Mural and Art4All present a lecture by artists on the significance of their public pieces at various locations around DC.  In addition, Caitlin Carroll will present  her recently completed documentary film on DC’s murals.  For more information click here. 
The Anacostia Library is located at 1800 Good Hope Road SE.

Mandarin Miracle (Begins at 8pm)

Part of the “Art Lives Here” project in the Gateway Arts District, Tim McLorain’s Mandarin Miracle  is a projected animation interpretation of Bela Bartok’s orchestral masterpiece at the Jewel Box, formerly the Fisher jewelry store.  The runtime for the film is 30 minutes.  For more information, click here.           
The Jewel Box is located at 108 Queens Chapel Road in Hyattsville, MD

Honfleur Gallery (6pm to 9pm)

Artists Garth Fry, Dan Gray and Peter Krsko collaborate for the first time on a site specific installation whereupon each sculptor examines a single medium- metal, paper and wood respectively.   For more information, click here.
Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope RD (Downstairs)

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions (6pm to 9pm)

After having benign tumors removed from her body, photographer Lauren Henkin turned her camera towards capturing images of plants species that manage to grow amongst the cracks and crevices of parking lots, buildings and other man-made structures.  However, unlike her tumors, she sees the unwanted urban flora as both “invasive and reclaiming.”  For more information, click here. 
The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is located at 1241 Good Hope RD (Upstairs)

Saturday September 21
H Street Festival (Noon to 7pm)

Ten blocks, eight stages, 250 vendors, 150 food stalls- and that’s just the beginning.  This 2013 H Street Festival promises to be “Epic” with over 100,000 people expected to attend.  This year’s visual arts line-up curated by Gallery O on H on the 1300 includes eight art cars (all local this year), ten local artists and the gallery’s very own stage on 14th Street.  For more information, click here.
The H Street Festival starts at 4th Street and ends at 14th Street NE

CONNERSMITH (6pm to 8pm)

CONNERSMITH presents two concurrent exhibitions- Festoon by Zoë Charlton and Faust in the City by Wilmer Wilson IV.  Both exhibitions confront racial stereotypes by superimposing the human body against a backdrop of socially accepted mores, the commodification of “the ideal lifestyle” and by juxtaposing wealthy DC neighborhoods with its poorest.  For more information, click here.
CONNERSMITH is located at 1358 Florida Avenue NE.

East City Art is now in Print! 

Get your free copy of the East City Art Quarterly Guide to the Visual Arts in the September editions of the Hill Rag or East of the River Monthlies.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitteror click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Provided by East City Art. Photo Credit: The 2012 H Street Festival street performance. Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Rhode Island Avenue Edition

Saturday September 14

Hyattsville Arts Festival (11 am to 5pm)

The Sixth Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival has expanded the line-up of the festival to over 75 arts and humanities booths including a “literary” section.  Look for two performance stages and of course, the ability to drink locally brewed Franklin’s beer throughout the festival grounds.  For details click here.

The Festival is located at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue (Rhode Island Avenue/Route 1) & Jefferson Street in Hyattsville, MD.

Art Enables’ Off-Rhode Gallery (1pm to 4pm)

On your way to (or back from) the Hyattsville Arts Festival, don’t forget to stop by Art Enables’ Off-Rhode Gallery to see the historical collages of accomplished artist John M. Williams who lives with autism.  For details, click here. 

Off-Rhode Gallery at Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE.

39th Street Gallery (5:30pm to 8:30pm)

After the Festival, the 39th Street Gallery opens a three person exhibition curated by Jack Livingston. Tender Mercies includes artists Jan Razauskas, Ding Ren, and Gerald Ross who have created “intimate work based in humanistic values” according to the curator.  For details, click here.

39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Upstairs)

Brentwood Arts Exchange (5pm to 8pm)

Monica Jahan Bose in collaboration with women of the Katakhali Cooperative in Bangladesh and Filmmaker Nandita Ahmed present Layer By Layer: Storytelling with Saris.  This compelling exhibition tells the story of 12 Katkhali island women who have survived the destructive force of successive cyclones only to rebuild again and again.  For details, click here.  

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Downstairs)

East City Art is now in Print! 

Get your free copy of the East City Art Quarterly Guide to the Visual Arts in the September editions of the Hill Rag or East of the River Monthlies.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitteror click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Printed on behalf of East City Art. Photo Credit: Exhibitor at the Fifth Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival.  Photo Courtesy Hyattsville CDC