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Weekend East City Event Round Up: 2014 Gateway Open Studio Tour Edition

Friday, May 9

Honfleur & Vivid Solutions Galleries  6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Anacostia galleries are showing their feminine side this Friday with two concurrent exhibitions by women artists.  In Parallels: Sculptures and Installations, Nara Park uses water as an artistic medium.  Be prepared to see cascades, aquariums and other water features.  Upstairs at Vivid Solutions, in If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There? artist collective MAMBU BADU explores African identity and “Afro-futurism.”  Exhibition descriptions here.  

Honfleur and Vivid Solutions Galleries are located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE

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

RSP will show Amy Myers' Natural Curve.  In this science meets art exhibition, Myers, the daughter of physicists who grew up hearing the language of theoretical physics, creates work that explores the contractions between form, chaos and chance.  Details and images here.

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

 

Saturday, May 10

Volunteer Capitol Hill 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why not volunteer for an arts organization?  This a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, to make new friends and to have a say in what goes on in your community.  Event takes place at Hill Center located 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Details here.

Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

17 venues, 70 studios and over 100 artists— it’s an East City Art reader’s dream!  Officially this is the 10th anniversary of the event.  Eric Hope has interviewed stakeholders here.  You can’t possibly see it all in one tour which is why we’re thankful it’s an annual event!  All the times, details and listings here.

The OST takes place along the Route One Corridor.  Download detailed map here.

Additional Artist Open Studios 12 p.m.

There are three other open houses you should know about.  First, the 52 O Street studios will be open to the public all weekend. Next, on Saturday, DC Glassworks will be open for the Gateway Open Studio Tour (above). Lastly, a new artist studio space called “Off the Beaten Track Warehouse” officially opens to the public. It is the home of District Clay which we have profiled on East City Art. Addresses, times and listings here.

Off Rhode Gallery– 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In a wonderfully refreshing trend, Off Rhode Gallery surprises again with yet another unexpected exhibition this year.  In Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays and Other Endangered Sea Creatures, the gallery will exhibit artwork by artist Matt Dembicki who created these works for a graphic novel about the world’s oceans.  Details and images here.  

Off Rhode Gallery is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE

39th Street Gallery – 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The best part of the Gateway Open Studio Tour is that the art never stops.  Join the 39th Street Gallery for Mind + Body + Metaphor curated by Martha Jackson Jarvis.  The exhibition by artists Shaunte’ Gates and Nijena Surae Jarvis explores the human body as a metaphor.  Details and images here.     

The 39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD (second floor)

Brentwood Arts Exchange – 5 p.m.

After you’ve seen art all day, you may have formed an opinion or two about what you’ve seen!  In America’s Next Top Master Artist, you’ll have the opportunity to exercise your opinion and select which artists get to move ahead to the next round for awards and cash prizes.  Artist list and details here.

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

 

Spring Studio Tours (One more left! Save the date!)

May 17-18—  Mid-City Artists Open Studios

What about Mid-City and 52 O Street NW?  Please read our open letter about East City Art’s expansion here

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 Photo Credit: Work by ceramicist Joe Hicks on display at the 2013 Gateway Open Studio Tour.  Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

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: 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

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: Katherine Mann and Michael Platt.  Photo Courtesy Honfleur Gallery

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