We are pleased to bring you East City Art‘s Weekend Event Round Up. East City Art is a blog founded by editor Phil Hutinet in January, 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in the Northeast and Southeast quadrants of the city. Congrats to East City Art for winning City Paper’s Best Arts Blog of 2014!
Weekend East City Event Round Up: Outside on the Inside Edition
Saturday, October 11
Art Enables – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The ninth annual installment of the area’s largest folk and self-taught art exhibition, Outsider Art Inside the Beltway hosts artists from across the country and welcomes visitors to view works selected from over 300 submissions. For more information about the exhibition, click here.
The Art Enables Studio is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE.
HEMPHILL Fine Art– 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.
HEMPHILL exhibits Thirteen Studies for Painting by Alma Thomas, a member of the Washington Color School. While many art historians have written an almost pejorative narrative of Thomas’ abstraction process, claiming that the artist painted randomly or by intuition, Hemphill Fine Arts’ exhibition attempts to dispel this myth by examining the depth of preparedness required to elaborate Thomas’ aesthetic and the underlying “intellectual power” behind her work. To read more about Thomas’s studies, click here.
HEMPHILL Fine Art is located at 1515 14th Street NW, second floor.
Sunday, October 12
Joe’s Movement Emporium – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
James Landry’s show The Word Paintings and Music From The Film Blog Photographs features acrylic paintings, color photographs, and a “photoblog” exploring the ideas of size, space, and perspective. Landry abstracts traditional artistic subjects, such as portraits and still lifes, to make the viewer think twice about the ordinary. For details about the exhibition, click here.
Joe’s Movement Emporium is located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road in Mount Rainier, MD.