5 Things: I'm Going To Be Doing This Weekend...

Get on board with these 5 awesome happenings this weekend... 

1. TOMORROW: Astral Ice opens at Fathom Gallery featuring artist Stephen Benedicto from 6-10 PM [link]
2. (inter)Related featuring some of my FAVORITE artists opens at DCAC curated by Allison Nance from 7-9 PM on FRIDAY  [link]
3. A solo exhibition opening on FRIDAY at the Foundry Gallery featuring, our friend, artist Naomi Taitz-Duffy [link]
4. Feel like taking a hike? artdc opens Magnetism in Hyattsville on SATURDAY from 7-10 PM [link]
5. The killer show from curator Eames Armstrong hosts performances starting at 8 PM on SATURDAY night at Softer, Softest [link]

See y'all there! 

Bringing the Art in DC to You, 


Image: Artist Piper Grosswendt showing at (inter)Related

This Weekend: Live From NY... It's ArtSee

Even though I'm physically in NY checking out PULSE and other fairs... Here are the 5 things I recommend for the weekend in DC and I'm sorry to miss them! 

1. For a post happy hour trek to Arlington at Artisphere check out Fermata THURSDAY 7 - 9 pm [link]
2. FRIDAY: Carroll Square opens show featuring Mariella Bisson, Ashlynn Browning, Amber Robles-Gordon & Deborah Zlotsky  [link]
3. Head down to Vivid Solutions FRIDAY from 6-9 pm for the opening of the show curated by MAMBU BADU [link]
4. 16"x16" is artdc's latest exhibition encouraging creative freedom, opening SATURDAY 12-2 pm [link]
5. Our good friend Amy Hughes Braden is asking "Are You Gonna Eat That?" opening SATURDAY at 6 pm [link and photo credit]

Bringing the Art in DC to You (from NY), 


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: 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



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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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: Work by David Carlson (detail) at artDC gallery