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5 Things For An Art Filled Weekend

It's summer, it's hot, but get out and get #artsee with these 5 things... 

1. Opening TONIGHT at Studio Gallery from 6:30-8:30 PM, The Last Picture Show from faculty and students of the Corcoran  [link]
2. And down in Anacostia... Honfleur opens the 7th Annual East of the River Exhibition TONIGHT [link]
3. TONIGHT - DCAC will open You Can't Put Art on a Pedestal [link]
4. On SATURDAY, Open Studio DC will host a moving/opening party at their NE location from 7:00-9:00 PM [link]
5. And then SATURDAY NIGHT is double the fun at Connersmith with the (e)merge party and opening of Academy 2014 [link]

Hope we see you there! 

Bringing the Art in DC to You, 

Elizabeth 

Photo Credit: Connersmith, Work of Emerson Myers

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: 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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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: MARIA FRIBERG, duration 1, courtesy CONNERSMITH.

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.