Category Archives: Art

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Canicule 2015 Edition

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 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in Northeast, Southeast, the Gateway Arts District, Northern Prince George’s County, and the “Mid-City” area of DC.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Canicule 2015 Edition

Thursday, July 30

Long View Gallery – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Long View Gallery presents New Year/New Artists featuring the works of Rebecca Coles, Joelle Dietrick, Georgia Nassikas, Robert Ochs, Sarah Stockstill and Casey Vogt. For more information, click here. Long View Gallery is located at 1234 Ninth St. NW.

Friday, July 31

Plaza Artist Materials – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Artist Tony Zatzick will lead a demonstration of techniques using a new line of Liquitex spray paints and paint markers. For more details, click herePlaza Artist Materials is located at 1990 K St. NW.

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1103, 2003 (image from ArtsManager, LLC). Courtesy of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1103, 2003 (image from ArtsManager, LLC). Courtesy of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – 6:30 p.m.

Visitors are invited to schedule free tours of the museum led by managing curator Joan Oshinsky but are asked to RSVP ahead of time. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center houses the largest public art collection in DC outside of a museum. For more information, click here. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located at 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW.

Saturday, August 1

NoMa – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join CHAW for a family-oriented event at Wunder Garten, a pop-up beer garden in NoMa. Art activities will be available for children while those 21 and can enjoy a wide selection of beer. For more information, click here. Wunder Garten is located at 150 M St. NE.

Jess Oros is the Editor 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.

 

Weekend East City Event Round Up: New Beginnings Edition

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 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in Northeast, Southeast, the Gateway Arts District, Northern Prince George’s County, and the “Mid-City” area of DC.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: New Beginnings Edition

Gallery OnH FREE Music in the Courtyard Series:

  • Hot, Cajun Hot and Cajun Red Hot | Friday, July 17: Li’l Red & the Renegades 9-11pm
  • Reggae so good you’ll think you’re in the Islands! | Saturday, July 18: LUCKY Dub 9-11pm

Gallery OonH is located at 1354 H Street NE | Details here

Friday, July 17

CHAW – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join CHAW for Friday ARTnights. CHAW will host Drop-In Figure Drawing facilitated by artist Will Fleishell and Clay and Cabernet with teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp. For details, click here. CHAW is located at 545 7th St. SE.

Saturday, July 17

A new beginning--Art Works Now breaks ground on their new home at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in the Gateway Arts District.  Rendering courtesy McInturff Architects and Art Works Now
A new beginning–Art Works Now breaks ground on their new home at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in the Gateway Arts District. Rendering courtesy McInturff Architects and Art Works Now

Art Works Now – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join Art Works Now for the groundbreaking ceremony of their new home. Together with Pizzeria Paradiso, Art Works Now will breathe new life into a long neglected corner in the Gateway Arts District. Following the groundbreaking with state and county officials in attendance, the public is encouraged to participate in art activities. For details and to RSVP, click here. The event is located at 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery – 3:30 p.m.

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery invites guests to meet the curator and artists of Sanctuary. Visitors will be able to attend a casual reception following the artists’ talk and have the opportunity to mingle with the artists. For more information, click here. The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is located at 1632 U St. NW.

Otis Street Arts Project – 5 p.m. to 7p.m.

CONVERGENCE is an exhibition featuring wood sculpture and mixed media furniture by Andrew Christenberry. For more information, click here. Otis Street Arts Project is located at 3706 Otis St., Mount Rainier, MD.

Jess Oros is the Editor 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.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Iconic Synthesis Edition

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 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in Northeast, Southeast, the Gateway Arts District, Northern Prince George’s County, and the “Mid-City” area of DC.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Iconic Synthesis Edition

Thursday, July 9

Wild Hand Workspace – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Wild Hand Workspace for the opening of A Hand Drawn Feast by Marcella Kriebel. Kriebel’s prints can be found in many DC farmers markets and select gift stores. This is her first exhibition in Washington, DC. For more information, click here. Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe St. NE Studio #8. 

Joe’s Movement Emporium – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Textiles and Photography: A Juxtaposition of Silk Art and Photography features artist Diane Tuckman. Her work seeks to explore and encourage creativity from the audience. Guests will be invited to try their hands at silk painting during the opening. For details, click here.  Joe’s is located at 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier, MD.

Friday, July 10

Iconic synthesis--Megan Van Wagoner's sculptures (left) become the blank canvas for Erik Thor Sandberg's (right) paintings in Saturated with the Subconscious.  Image courtesy Flashpoint Gallery.
Iconic synthesis–Megan Van Wagoner’s sculptures (left) become the blank canvas for Erik Thor Sandberg’s (right) paintings in Saturated with the Subconscious. Image courtesy Flashpoint Gallery.

Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artists Erik Thor Sandberg and Megan Van Wagoner work together in Saturated with the Subconscious. This exhibition merges Sandberg’s paintings and drawings with Van Wagoner’s narratives in porcelain and glass. For more information, click here. Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G St. NW.

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

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening reception of three exhibitions. Some Like it Hot features the works of Touchstone member artists, Memoryscapes – Blurry Lines II is a new series by Steve Alderton, and Olympic Peninsula: From Coast to Ancient Forests shows a photographic journey by Harvey Kupferberg. For details, click here. Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW.

CHAW – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This Friday CHAW will host Paint and Sip with teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear and a Friday Night Fever Disco Dance Workshop designed for all levels of experience. For details, click here. CHAW is located at 545 7th St. SE.

Saturday, July 11

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join the Anacostia Community Museum for their monthly studio tour to DC artists’ workspaces. This month’s tour will take visitors to the studios of Elva Anderson, Sharon Robinson, and DC Scraps. For more details or to register, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

Off-Rhode Gallery – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Fourth Annual Artists Off-Rhode group exhibition showcases the talent of Ward 5 at Art Enables.. For more information, click here. Off-Rhode Gallery is located 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

CHAW – 5 p.m. to 7p.m.

A Journey Down the Potomac features the photographs of Jonathan Weiner. In his solo show, Weiner explores the length of the Potomac through color photographs printed from traditional slide film. For more details, click here. CHAW is located at 545 7th St. SE.

Jess Oros is the Editor 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.

Dance Place Seeks Public Art Works For Arts Park

Dance Place Open House 004Back in January we wrote about a project by Dance Place to turn the currently empty Kearny Street Alley between their building and the Brookland Artspace Lofts (3305 and 3225 8th Street, NE) into an artistic, playable green space. Now that they have gathered neighborhood feedback, they are moving forward with the project. From a community notice:

Dance Place is seeking artists to create semi-permanent (2-5 years) public art works for an Arts Park that will be in the public space between Dance Place and the Brookland Artspace Lofts. The Park is scheduled to open in September 2016, with construction on the Park in Winter/Spring 2016. Installation of selected public art works is anticipated for May-June or August 2016.

Learn more and download the RFP here.

 

Brookland Area Writers And Artists Hosts Poetry Reading Tonight

Brookland Area Writers And Artists (BAWA) is a neighborhood-based arts group, founded in 2003. The purpose of the group is to promote creativity and expression in the Brookland area. BAWA hosts a monthly themed poetry reading on the first Wednesday of every month. This Wednesday, July 1st, the poetry night theme is Breaking Away/Independence.

Check out their ongoing calendar of events here. Poetry readings are held at the Center for Poetic Thought,  at the Monroe Street Market Artswalk, Studio #25. (716 Monroe Street, NE).  Contact BAWA at contact@brooklandarts.org or at their website.

Brookland LGBT Celebration Tonight At Smith Public Trust

Brookland Home Festooned For LGBT Pride
Brookland Home Festooned For LGBT Pride

You would probably have to be living under a rock to not know that the Supreme Court ruled today in favor of the legalization of gay marriage nation-wide. Hooooray! Thirsty LGBT members of the Brookland and surrounding community are going to gather at Smith Public Trust tonight to celebrate. All are welcome, look for the folks with the gay flag. Many thanks to Smith Public Trust for hosting the group at a moments notice. Smith Public Trust is located at 3514 12th Street, NE. See you there!

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Anacostia in Bloom Edition

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 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in Northeast, Southeast, the Gateway Arts District, Northern Prince George’s County, and the “Mid-City” area of DC.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Anacostia in Bloom Edition

Anacostia wildflowers in bloom. The Anacostia Community Museum will offer docent-led tours this Sunday of their current exhibition "How the Civil War Changed Washington."  Photo credit: Phil Hutinet for East City Art.
Anacostia wildflowers in bloom. The Anacostia Community Museum will offer docent-led tours this Sunday of their current exhibition “How the Civil War Changed Washington.” Photo credit: Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

Friday, June 26

A Creative DC – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A Creative DC partners with Maketto on H Street NE to present In Real Life. The goal of the invitational series, a type of networking event, is to connect and empower DC’s creative communities. For more information, click here. The event is located at 1351 H St. NE.

Saturday, June 27

DC Arts Studios – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Washington Project for the Arts and DC Arts Studios present Professional Practices: Art Handling 101. Participants will learn how to professionally handle artworks in a gallery environment. For more information and to RSVP, click here. DC Arts Studios, Studio 209 is located at 6925 Willow St. NW.

Studio SoHy – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Studio SoHy’s exhibition explores the artistry and self-expression of skating. Skate Show demonstrates how the skate deck can become the skater’s canvas. All of the deck art will be on sale. For details on how to register, click here. Studio SoHy is located at 4327 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, MD.

Otis Street Arts Project – 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join artists Cory Oberndorfer and Jeff Huntington as they share their thoughts on their work. Visitors will be able to ask both artists questions about their work and processes. For more information, click here. Otis Street Arts Project is located at 3706 Otis St., Mt. Rainier, MD.

Hamiltonian – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hamiltonian presents two exhibitions, I’m looking for you… by Lisa Dillin and More Human than I am, alone by Allison Spence. Dillin explores the connection and disconnect between architecture and nature. Spence draws inspiration from Cronenberg’s film The Fly. For details, click here. Hamiltonian is located at 1353 U St. NW.

Sunday, June 28

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring the family to personal docent-led tours of the exhibition How the Civil War Changed Washington. Visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in a self-guided treasure hunt activity. For more information and to register, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and June 28

52 O Street Artist Studios – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The artists of 52 O Street Studios open their doors to the public for their annual open studio tours. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists, explore their creative spaces, and purchase recently created works. For more information, click here. 52 O Street Artist Studios are located at 52 O St. NW.

Jess Oros is the Editor 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.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Fascist Hipsters Edition

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 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in Northeast, Southeast, the Gateway Arts District, Northern Prince George’s County, and the “Mid-City” area of DC.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Fascist Hipsters Edition

Openings, Thursday, June 18 

Cheryl D. Edwards’ Studio

Post Avant-Garde/Conceptualism features the works of Olubanke King-Akerele, Charles M. Bergen, Cheryl D. Edwards, Donna-Marie R. Jones, and Sue Wribican. For more information, click here. Arts Walk – 716 Monroe St. NE Studio #9.

Wild Hand Workspace 

Dana Jeri Maier’s works straddle the boundary between cartoon and fine art. There will be encore openings throughout the weekend. For details, click here. Arts Walk 716 Monroe St. NE Studio #8

Saturday, June 20 

Project Create Studio – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join Project Create to celebrate Juneteeth with art activities, games, and snacks. There will also be a screening of the film Life of a King. For more information, click here. Project Create Studio is located at 2028 Marin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE.

Work by LMNOPi on view at Hipster Fascism. Image courtesy of The Fridge
Work by LMNOPi on view at Hipster Fascism. Image courtesy of The Fridge

The Fridge – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join The Fridge for the opening of Hipster Fascism, an art and performance exhibition curated by artist and activist Graham Boyle. The exhibition features work by ADAPT, Eames Armstrong, Gregg Deal, Ryan Florig, GAIA, LMNOPi, Falon Shackleford, Ashley Shey, Ra Nubi, and Shirin Towfiq. For more information, click here. The Fridge is located at 516 ½ 8th St. SE.

Gallery NK– 6-8 p.m.

The gallery will host an exhibition of international artists titled Moonlight-1 featuring Isao Tomoda (Japan), Nihal Kececi (USA-Turkey), Steffen Faisst (Denmark), Tomas Dodd (USA), Nadia Arditti (USA) and Deniz Sagdic (Turkey).  Click here for details. NK Gallery is located at 321 K Street NE (Rear Alley)

Tilling Phase – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

According to Eric Hope Tilling Phase breathes new life into Gateway Arts District’s future home of Art Works Now. Teaching artist Amy Hughes Braden facilitated the group exhibition. For more information, click here. Art Works Now’s future location is located at 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

Sunday, June 21

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Marva McIntosh invites visitors to her talk Jamaican Postcards: The Marva McIntosh Collection.  Samples of her collection of vintage and modern Jamaican postcards will be presented during the talk. For details, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

Jess Oros is the Editor 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.

Third Thursday At The Arts Walk – Open Studios, Live Music, More

CulturalDC, a nonprofit that promotes the arts, organizes “Third Thursday Open Studios,” at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk. This month’s event will take place on Thursday June 18h from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. On Third Thursdays there is often live music and most of the studios are open and hosting workshops, exhibits, crafts for sale and more.

We are particularly excited about the group show mentioned above at Cheryl D. Edwards’ Studio (Studio #9) on the Arts Walk, read more about it here. The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.

Another Damn Craft Show Comes To Art Enables Saturday

Art Enables FacadeWe were happy to hear about a new craft show, taking place right around the corner from Brookland this Saturday. From the press release:

Introducing Another Damn Craft Show. The premise is pretty much self explanatory – a collaboration of artisans with one simple mission: to celebrate the local DC arts-and-crafts scene. Oh. And sell some handmade stuff, too. Lots of it. Please join us on Saturday, June 13th from 11AM – 4PM at the Art Enables’ studio at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE to experience 25 of the best crafters and artisans in the DC Metro area.