Arts Walk Welcomes Three New Artists This November

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

We recently learned from a press release that three new artists, Kuzeh Pottery, LATELA Studio, and Marcella Kriebel will be moving into the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market this fall. Welcome to the neighborhood! From the press release:

All three new artists will be in their studios by early November.

Kuzeh Pottery (Studio #18)

Pegah Shahghasemi opened Kuzeh Pottery in March 2013 in New York City with the goal to create functional pottery that is simple, elegant, and comforting. Her pottery is inspired by Persian art, presented in a modern fashion. Pegah’s degree in Graphic Design from University of Minnesota, 14 years of design experience, living and traveling to different countries, and being a mother to two young daughters have greatly influenced her ceramic work. Kuzeh (Farsi for a curvy vase) has been featured in New York Magazine and other publications. Kuzeh Pottery products can be purchased at Union Kitchen in NE D.C., at, and at her work space on the Arts Walk.

LATELA Studio (Studio #27)

The LATELA studio is an art gallery and creative work space featuring selected fine and local D.C. area artists whose work will be displayed in rotating exhibits and events curated by Marta Staudinger. Marta is a D.C. native who pursued art history and curatorial studies in Italy and Spain, earning a Master’s degree in New Media Art Curatorship in Barcelona. The studio is a component of the LATELA brand, founded by Marta, which collaborates with local venues to host exhibitions and offers art management, consultation, and related services to artists. The LATELA studio space serves as a home base for member artists to exhibit and sell their work, host creative workshops, and work in the studio. Visitors to the studio may purchase works of art in a variety of media, as well as prints and creativity-inspiring books.

Marcella Kriebel (Studio #14)

Marcella Kriebel is devoted to creating watercolor art that is both informative and beautiful, and enjoys illustrating pieces for her food-related art collection. Marcella is the author and illustrator of Mi Comida Latina, a cookbook currently in its fourth edition and comprised of 140 pages of hand lettered, illustrated recipes based on her travels throughout Latin America. Marcella’s art prints, cookbook, and cards can be found at many of the District’s farmers markets, on her website (, in select gift stores and at her workspace on the Arts Walk, Marcella Studio.  She currently teaches watercolor classes while maintaining her art commissions, commercial design, original gallery work, and paper goods collection.

On November 5, when LATELA moves into its studio, all 27 artist studios will be occupied.   Just two months ago, Monroe Street Market welcomed three additional artists, including Rachel Pfeffer (Studio #13), Brian Dailey (Studio #10), and Byzantine Center for Material Arts (Studio #7).

The Arts Walk studios are located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.

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