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Next Artist Showcase: July 11 at Local 16 ft. Tonette Griffin

ArtSee is hosting its second artist showcase of the season at Local 16 this Wednesday, July 11. 

Throughout the evening, local artist, Tonette Griffin, will showcase her latest work from her two series, “Womanhood” and “Wanderlust.”

A recent graduate of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Griffin explores identity, self-perception and youth culture through her photography and print work.

“Photography has always been a vessel of expression for me,” said Griffin.  “I am heavily inspired by human experiences. Pieces in my latest series are based on the notions of perception, identity, and sentience. I focus on formulating a grasp of myself within certain environments and the transitions that occur during that time.”

The showcase will begin at 6 pm and go until 8 pm. Local 16 is located at 1602 U Street, NW. More information is available on the ArtSee Facebook page

ArtSeeDC and Local 16 Host Garth Fry where Art and Happy Hour Collide

Join ArtSeeDC and Local 16 on June 6 from 6 pm – 8 pm for the first of a monthly series to celebrate local artists over happy hour.

Next Wednesday, local mixed media artist, Garth Fry, will exhibit some of his latest work within the popular U Street bar and restaurant.

Fry has exhibited in several locations and galleries throughout the greater D.C. area. Through his continual experimentation with various printmaking techniques, Fry recently developed a more sculptural means of capturing his imagery. He uses coiled paper and glue to create familiar patterns and forms that survey the psychology of isolation.

The partnership between ArtSeeDC and Local 16 provides support to the D.C. art community by exposing local artists and showcasing their work to new audiences. Future pop up exhibits hosted by ArtSeeDC and Local 16 are scheduled for July 11, August 8, and September 12.


Local 16 is located at 1602 U St NW.

For more information, contact ArtSee at contact@artseedc.com.