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Weekend East City Event Round Up: The Art of Sound, Handwriting and Conversation Edition

Thursday, July 24

Washington Project for the Arts - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This Thursday, WPA presents the sixth installment of the Lobby Project with the work of artist Anthony Palliparambil, Jr. The exhibition features 280 prints created solely on an iPad examining the role technology and social media play in the arts. For more information about the artist and the exhibit, click here.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st St. NE.

Transformer and Artisphere - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Transformer and Artisphere present the culmination of sounds created during the three months of the Exercises For Emerging Artists program, which focused on artists working with sound art. E11: Coda is the final movement in this process and will be on display for three weeks at Artisphere's Terrace Gallery. To read more about this exhibition, click here.

Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA.

Saturday, July 26

Harmony Hall Regional Center - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Artist Tom Kenyon will be at Harmony Hall Regional Center for the final day of the exhibit, Dreams of Speed. His artist talk delves into his inspiration for the imaginary racing exploits of the real Kenyon Motor Company. For details on this event, click here.

Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD.

Pleasant Plains Workshop - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Pleasant Plains Workshop to celebrate the art of handwriting with artist Danielle Scruggs. Make sure you bring along your favorite passage of text, a poem, or a letter to transcribe. For more information about this wokrshop, click here.  (Note this is in Brookland, not on Georgia Avenue). 

Pleasant Plains is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW

Bursting in Air! - 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artists will turn the Route 1 Overpass into a focal point for the Gateway Arts District. Spend the afternoon celebrating this unique event with live music, performances, and refreshments. To read more about this event, click here.

Bursting in Air is located at Franklin’s parking lot at the railroad overpass on Route 1 in Hyattsville, MD.

Project4 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Everyware explores the work of three artists collaborating through social media to create pieces that are in constant change and dialogue. The works of Aaron Cahill, William Deegan, and Lynette Jackson reflect on contemporary issues and reevaluate the mundane or overlooked in our cities. For more information, click here.

Project4 is located at 1353 U Street NW, Suite 302

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook by following them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Photo Credit: Dreams of Speed concludes this Saturday at Harmony Hall with an artist talk by Tom Kenyon. Image courtesy of the artist.

5 Things That Might Be Kinda Fun... I Hope!

Although I will sadly be up in NY for Art Southampton... Here are 5 things that would be fun for an ArtSee weekend: 

1. TONIGHT... If you don't have plans... Head over to Arlington at Artisphere for E11: Coda opening with Transformer 7-9 pm [link] 
2. Also TONIGHT Anthony Palliparambil, Jr. opens his WPA Lobby Project from 6-8 pm [link] (photo credit!)
3. On SATURDAY night Project 4 Gallery on U St opens Everyware from 6:30-8:30 pm [link]
4. Bursting in Air and art, music, food and beer extravaganza will be SATURDAY from 3-8 pm in Hyattsville, MD [link]
5. Persephone, curated by DC' Eames Armstrong at Capital Fringe, closes this SUNDAY with a performance in collaboration with Hayley Cutler at 7 pm [link]


Bringing the Art in DC to You, 


Weekend East City Event Round Up: Activism in Art Edition

Friday, May 16

Art Works Now - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Art Works Now is hosting a Drink and Draw Hullabaloo Fundraiser. Join artists and educators Rushern Baker IV and Annie Rachel Wells for a night of fun and art. All proceeds will support Art Work’s Toddler Time Program. For a full description of this must go to event, click here.

The festivities will take place at 4800 Rhode Island Ave. in Hyattsville.

Saturday, May 17

Transformer - 6 p.m. to  8 p.m.

Transformer presents Float, an exhibition of sculpture and mixed media work of four emerging Jamaican artists. Join Transformer for the opening reception of this exhibition, which showcases works that redefine the physical and social boundaries assigned to them. To read more about this must see event, click here.

The exhibit will be shown at Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS Gallery 5 on the 2nd floor. The gallery is located at 201 18th Street, NW.

Project 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

You’ll need to take a minute to wait after visiting Float so why not stop by Project 4 and see their exhibit Wait. The new media exhibition presents video, sound, installation and performance works by four talented artists and conceived and curated by E. Jane.  For details on the artist and the exhibit, click here.

Project 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U St. NW, Suite 302.

Saturday and Sunday Open Studio Tours

Mid City Artists - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The artists of Mid City are holding an Open Studio Tour. On Saturday and Sunday join fellow art enthusiasts for a two-hour guided walking tour of 4 to 6 studios in Mid City. The tours are free and space is limited so sign up now! For more information about tours, click here.

The tours location will be based on reservation.

Passageways Artist Studios - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Passageways Artist Studios are having open studios this weekend. Stop by after your walking tour of Mid City and visit more local artists at work. For a list of participating artists, click here.

Passageways Artists Studio is located at 6001 66th Street, Riverdale, MD.

Sunday, May 18

SCRAP DC - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join SCRAP DC in welcoming author Betsy Greer to celebrate her new anthology, Craftivism. This book launch and darning mini-workshop support the worldwide movement that functions at the intersection of craft and activism. So bring a piece of clothing to mend and join the movement! Details here.

Scrap DC is located at 3101 12th Street NE.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager 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: Glenn Fry demonstrates his printing method at a recent open studio. Photo credit: Luis Gomez.

3 Places to Find Great Art in DC: Saturday September 14


Highlighting the intersection between art and economics through artist-run art subscription programs.  The very thing that ArtSee supports and stands for is artists finding ways to support, marketing and make a business out of their art!  DC is no stranger to artist driven non-profit initiatives that incorporate and support the art community, but this show has DC nowhere to be seen.  This show will highlight the work created through the artreprenuers of artist-driven organizations that use art to communicate their message from all over the US.  Transformer will explore how these pieces stand alone as works of art and how they invoke the groups, artists and networks that they represent. Don’t miss the opening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

Featured Artists Include: Alula Editions (Bay Area, CA), Art Practical Mail Art Subscription (San Francisco, CA), Community Supported Art Chicago, Community Supported Art Philadelphia, Community Supported Art Minneapolis, The Drop/NOLA (New Orleans), The Present Group (Bay Area, CA),Regional Relationships (Chicago), and The Thing Quarterly (San Francisco, CA).

(featured photo courtesy of Transformer: Eric Fleischauer, Universal Paramount, archival inkjet print, 2011) 

Project 4

I love a great solo show by an amazing local DC artist! Project 4’s show featuring artist Christine Gray, Believer, gives viewers a look into a distorted view of reality.  The artist is set on intentionally letting our minds wander to a place where we are meant to creative the narrative.  Gray has mastered the still life in a modern way to juxtaposition unique objects in unlikely places.  The arrangement and composition of her work challenge the traditional meaning of everyday objects.

What really makes Gray’s work shine is her intense, accurate and colorful details.  Her attention to detail really makes these obscure scenes come to life.  Her show at Project 4 runs through October 26 and opens on Saturday from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. For more on Christine Gray visit her website and see her work at Project 4. 

17th St Festival

This Saturday, 17th St will be taken over with art, entertainment, food and more!  In its’ 4th year, the festival is one of DC’s best ways to discover local culture, food, shopping, and ART! This year there will be over 20 individual artists displaying and selling their pieces throughout the festival.  One of our favorites Indigo Wakatama will be there and display some of her amazing prints and original pieces. In addition, Michael Auger, RADICArt and the Washington Studio will show pieces. For the complete list of participants visit the website. 

Bringing the Art in DC to You, 


What we're doing this weekend: May 18

After such beautiful weather for a Friday, we are certainly looking forward to an art filled day tomorrow! In addition to checking out any current gallery shows, public art or hitting any of the other usual suspects, tomorrow will be spent mostly one on one with artists in their studios. Here are our Saturday plans: 

52 O St Studios: One of DC's most creative spaces will open its' doors to show off the unique collective of artists that call it "home". The work of the artists at 52 O St includes performance, film, photography, craft, painting and fashion. Attendance is free but for more information click here.

Mid City Artist Studio Tour: In its' tenth year, the Mid City Artist group kicks off summer with their bi-annual studio tours. Featuring open studio hours for over 10 different artists throughout the Dupont, Logan Circle and U Street areas, these studio tours are an amazing chance to get to know local artists, their practice and see their new work. The tours run all day Saturday and Sunday (with different hours for each artist), refer to their website for details.

Project 4: MY KIND OF MAGIC Opening: Guest curated by Brooklyn based artist, Beau Chamberlain, the show explores the studio rituals of ten artists from New York, Washington DC, and Toronto. My Kind of Magic explores the unique techniques, practices and results of an artists work. Opening from 6-8 pm at the U Street location 1353 U street NW, Suite #302. 

And for folks out in Virginia... The Arlington Art Center opens the WPA Options 2013 show. Featuring some of the DC area top artists, the show will kick off with a curator talk at 4 pm tomorrow, with a reception to follow. For more information click here. (Featured photo courtesy of AAC)

Bringing the Art in DC to You,