brookland creative

This Weekend: 5 Creative Things To Do

Let's get right down to it.... Since # 1 is OUR awesome Brookland Creative event TONIGHT, I'll throw in an extra: 

1. Brookland Creative TONIGHT at 728 Lawrence St NE [link]
2. Fathom Gallery presents Nima Veiseh TONIGHT from 6-10 pm [link]
3. WPA opens HOTHOUSE VIDEO by Brandon Morse at Capitol Skyline TONIGHT from 6-8 pm [link]
4. YOUNGPAYNE & The Kids Table present: Color Me Collaborative FRIDAY 6-9 pm [link]
5. FLOAT opens at Transformer SATURDAY from 6-8 pm featuring the work of four unique artists [link]
6. ALL WEEKEND: Mid City Artists Open Studios... Amazing art, great people and a chance to buy from the artists [link]

I know... Lot's to do on Thursday but that gives you time to relax this weekend and enjoy the sunshine! See you at #brooklandcreative 

Bringing the Art in DC to You, 

Elizabeth

Brookland Creative: Meet the Creatives Part 3

Last but not least our final grouping of artists for Brookland Creative are... 

Queen Bee Designs 
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Queen Bee Designs is ruled by a very lovely Queen indeed - Allison Priebe Brooks. Queen Bee Designs has turned into a very successful business and the BUZZ is really getting around and so are Allison's fabulous pieces, worn by top news anchors, celebs, Miss America, even Lynne Cheney! We have been featured on Good Morning America, in the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Lucky, and Women's Wear Daily.

Leah Appel
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Leah Appel is a photographer currently working in the Washington, DC area. She is a graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design where she received her BFA in photography. Leah works as both a commercial and fine art photographer. She works in a variety of mediums including digital and film photography. Please contact regarding more information on pricing and jobs.

Patrick Burns 
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West Virginia Raised. 
Maine Educated. 
I like turtles...

Mei Mei Chang 
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My work consists of multilayered and patterned surfaces that I use as topographical maps of the mind. My internal landscape has its own appearance, colors, attractions and distractions. Among the many symbols of my mind is the awareness of similarities and differences between Eastern and Western cultures.

See on Thursday May 15 at Brookland Creative. For more info - check out: brooklandcreative1.eventbrite.com

Brookland Creative: Meet the Creatives Part 2

Here are MORE of the fantastic artists that we are featuring in our Brookland Creative event this THURSDAY! Join us at Brookland Creative... More to come! 

M. Jane Johnson 
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M. Jane Johnson loved to draw from the time she was a very little girl curled up on the sofa watching TV with her parents. She was encouraged to draw and paint and started taking private painting lessons from Mrs. Edwards, a local Jacksonville, FLA portrait painter, studying oil painting. 

Bhaval Shah Bell 
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Of Indian ethnicity, Bhaval was born in Kenya where she lived until 19.She has since lived in England, travelled extensively, and now resides in the US. Through her own multicultural background, Bhaval knows that individuals relate powerfully to maps of places that are important to them. Bhaval also has a science education, influences of which can be seen in the clean lines and precise sharp edges of her designs. She enjoys using specific data, such as levels of elevation, within her artwork.

Margret Kroyer
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A child of the land where glaciers meet roaring volcanoes and the planet´s roughest seas, Margrét´s artistic expression reflects her Northern Icelandic origins and strengths. The fierce power of this harsh country at the Arctic Circle is brought to life in Margrét´s dynamic brush strokes, creating an entirely
new reality based on the pure energy of life, with deep complexity, and a special sense of beauty. Margrét paints with her heart and soul.

Michael Crossett
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My recent work has focused on the neighborhoods of DC. As DC continues to transform, I am drawn to contrast of historic and contemporary architecture and design, commercialism, and the energy that surrounds me. In a way, I am my own architect by creating new structures which juxtapose photography and found images with with relevant and most ofter commercial symbols and icons. They shouldn’t always go together but do—one of the reasons I love graffiti. If it wasn’t illegal, I’d be doing it all the time. 

Cristina Steadman
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“I really enjoy black and white and simple clean photos.” Cristina’s experience in photography has given her an exceptional eye for design. A Washington DC native, Cristina has spent most of her career in design and merchandising. Cristina studied and worked in NYC before moving back to the Washington area to settle down and start a family. Cristina’s true love is in photography. She spends most of her free time shooting and editing photos.

Don't miss Brookland Creative! For more info visit: brooklandcreative1.eventbrite.com

Brookland Creative: Meet the Creatives Part 1

We are less than one week away from Brookland Creative our co-sponsored salon fundraiser for Becky's Fund with Michael Hines of TTR Sotheby's International Realty. The event will include arts, crafts, food and music GALORE - an amazingly creative evening! Ready for round 1 of our meet the creative folks? Here we go... 

Pamela Viola 
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Pamela H. Viola is a Washington DC visual artist creating fine art photography and mixed media works for corporate and residential collectors.Though she segued from still photography and into the world of motion pictures for a portion of her career, she was ultimately pulled back to her true artistic passion several years ago. Today she enjoys a successful career as award-winning artist, well known for her innovative images and interpretive style that has emerged as an outgrowth of her cinema background and experimentation with various forms of photographic transfer printing. 

Fawna Xiao 
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Fawna Xiao is a printmaker based out of the Atlas District in Washington, DC. She first learned to screenprint after hitting the mini-jackpot at a New Zealand casino, and promptly put her newly won funds to work. She built wooden frames, stapled some wedding veil fabric to them and started printing. Fawna recently launched herself into the DC art scene with a sold out solo show at Hillyer Art Space and has continued to show her work around the city. 

Amanda Kleinman 
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I have been making art and music since early childhood in rural Germantown, MD in the 1970’s-- before the arrival of grocery stores, highways, or fast food chains. I took piano lessons, drew pictures, and went on hikes with parents and dogs in the vast seemingly endless woods. When I was 4 years old, I made ‘save the trees’ posters when I saw developers cut down trees in my subdivision to build townhouses. I knew that people needed to see pictures of what they were going to lose, in order to care about that loss, in order to stop that loss. 

Barb Januszkiewicz
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Barbara Januszkiewicz is an American painter and filmmaker who is best known for her stylistic independence. However she has associations with the conceptual art and avant-garde schools. She specializes in watercolor painting in a hybrid style paintings that blur the line between drawing and painting.

See you next week! 

Bringing the Art in DC to You,   E

BROOKLAND CREATIVE

ArtSee and Michael Hines, of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Collaborate on Brookland Creative: A Salon to Benefit Becky’s Fund
10+ Local Artists, from traditional fine art medium to craft, design and cuisine

On May 15th, Michael Hines of TTR Sotheby’s will team up with ArtSee, an art management services agency, at one of his latest properties on the market, to celebrate creativity in the Brookland neighborhood, at 728 Lawrence St NE. The salon will celebrate creativity by showcasing more than 10 local artists and artisans, while raising awareness and support for Becky’s Fund. The event will be open to the general public from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Lawrence St location in conjunction with the Monroe St Market Thursday Arts Walk. A suggested $10 donation is requested for attendance to benefit Becky’s Fund

 THURSDAY, May 15th

TIME: 6:30pm – 9pm

PLACE: 728 Lawrence St NE

 INFORMATION/DONATIONS: brooklandcreative1.eventbrite.com 

Artists will include: 

Leah Appel, photography

Patrick Burns, mixed media

Barb Januszkiewicz, painting

Mei Mei Chang, mixed media

Amanda Kleinman, photography

Pamela Viola, photography

Jane Johnson, painting

Michael Crossett, printmaking

Margret Kroyer, painting

Cristina Steadman, photography

Fawna Xiao, printmaking

Queen Bee Designs, jewelry

About Michael Hines, Real Estate Professional in Washington, DC 

Michael Hines has made DC his home for the past 10 years. Voted by Washingtonian Magazine as one the area's brightest young entrepreneurs, Michael began working in the real estate industry and has seen his career flourish into a full-time business with TTR Sotheby¹s International Realty. A highly engaged community activist, Michael has worked closely with current and former DC City Council members and the mayor, providing him with a deep knowledge of real estate development activity in the city.

About Becky’s Fund

Domestic Violence in our world has to come to a halt. We at Becky’s Fund are doing everything we possibly can to fight this issue and make many aware of its dangers to our world. See our People, Programs and Partners helping us to play our part in this worldwide issue. The mission of Becky’s Fund is fourfold:

  • Foster awareness: Help people understand the elements of domestic violence through education, such as its prevalence, why battered victims cannot always leave easily, and what can be done to fight against domestic violence.
  • Encourage advocacy: Encourage people to care about and help put an end to domestic violence.
  • Promote activism: Take an active role in helping battered victims find safety through counseling, education and legal representation.
  • Create support: Provide support for victims of domestic violence.