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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: 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: 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