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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Summer Openings

Friday, June 6

Touchstone Gallery - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Touchstone Gallery with the support of the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France presents Les Chemins de Memoire (The Paths of Memory) by Charles Goldstein. This exhibit has its roots in the holocaust and the disappearance of 84 close members of his family. For a full description of this must go to event, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue, NW.

Touchstone Gallery - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

At the same time as Charles Goldstein’s opening visit Avian Attitudes. At this opening, guests will be able to see some of the bird models in real life. For details on the artist and the exhibit, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue, NW.

Saturday, June 7

CHAW - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join CHAW for a day of art, dance, music, and more at the “CHAW Art and Performance Festival.” This is a great event for friends and family to spend the afternoon together. To read more about this event, click here.

The festival is located at 545 7th Street, SE.

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

If you like cars, car magazines, car culture, or family history then Tom Kenyon’s Dreams of Speed 3 is for you. His work tells viewers of the imaginary racing exploits of the real Kenyon Motor Company. For details on the artist and the exhibit, click here.

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

The Brentwood Arts Exchange - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

After stopping by Dreams of Speed 3, make sure to check out round two of the Brentwood Arts Exchange’s Project America's Next Top Master Artist. Meet the advancing artists and get a chance to walk one-on-one with them. To read more about this event, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood.

The Fridge - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Fridge presents Urban Decay, the fifth installment of the long-running exhibition created in 2010 by Deb Yarrington. Don’t miss this exhibit. It’s first time it will be held in DC. To read more about this must see event, click here.

The Fridge is located at 516 ½ 8th Street, SE.

Sunday, June 8

Capitol Hill- 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

If you find yourself in need of some new artwork, make sure to stop by for a studio-clearing event featuring original artworks by Geoff Ault, Sheppard Bear, and Ellen Cornett. Details here.

Sale is located at 218 9th Street, SE in the back alley.

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: Ellen Cornett Witches Have Red Eyes and Cannot See Far, 2014 pastel on paper. On view at the Brentwood Arts Exchange. Image courtesy of the artist.

December First Friday Preview

This week is the month’s first Friday and a multitude of local galleries are taking the opportunity to hold opening receptions for new exhibitions and social events. Here are a few places that are worth a stop on your First Friday Art Walk.

Out of the way from the usual walk but, the Torpedo Factory will be hosting it’s Holiday Open House 2013 from 6:30-9:00. The event is free with food and drink being served along with seasonal music. The event is a great opportunity to see interesting art and also pick up some one-of-a-kind pieces for your friends and family. For More information check out ArtSee’s Events Calendar.

Go to the Hillyer Art Space for the opening reception of their new December artists: Sherry Zvares Sanabria, Annie Farrar, and Elizabeth Holtry. The artists will be present at Hillyer along with live music by DJ Fusion. The December artist include Sherry Zvares Sanabria, a DC native, whose show "The Corrections: Prisons and Mental Hospitals," in which she captures the haunting heritage that is trapped inside historical buildings. To review all the shows at Hillyer click here

 Join the Touchstone Gallery for the opening reception of “Deck the Walls” featuring affordable art of all shapes and materials along with the opening of "INTERPLAY" by Georgia Nassikas and “The 28th Century: The Work of Charles E. Meissner.”  The exhibition of work by Charles E. Meissner is hosted by Art Enables, an inspiring non-profit art studio in D.C. devoted to adult artsits with disabilities, and the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts, a tax-exempt foundation fostered by Touchstone Gallery Artists to support emerging, local artists. For more information visit the Touchstone Gallery

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