Category Archives: Art

Tickets Now On Sale For CUA Drama’s 2015-2016 Season

From time to time we try to post about the cultural goings on at Catholic University. It really is a great source of nearby entertainment at super-reasonable prices. We learned from this recent tweet that tickets for the Drama Department’s shows have now gone on sale.

Tickets range from $5 – $15 – what a bargain! Purchase tickets here. Performances take place at the Hartke Theatre on CUA’s campus at 3801 Harewood Road, N.E. For more information, including show descriptions, check out CUA’s Drama Department here.

Join The Brookland Bombshells As They Plot Their Next Project

Brookland BombshellsWe stopped by Scrap DC the other day and noticed this sign looking for folks to join up with the local community yarnbombing group, the Brookland Bombshells. You may remember the awesome job they did beautifying the Monroe Street Bridge last February. If interested, contact Annalisa at the Arts Walk Studio #15 or at annalisaleonessa(at) yahoo(dot) com. By the way, if you don’t know how to knit, you are in luck. Scrap DC is offereing a knitting class in September and is located at 3101 12th ST NE (at the corner of 12th and Irving Streets, NE).

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

Third Thursday at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk is a great time to get out into the neighborhood and enjoy summer. This month’s event will take place on Thursday August 20th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and will feature live music, open studios and a beer garden. Sounds like fun!

The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.

Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk Welcomes Three New Artists

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

We recently learned from a press release that three new artists, Rachel Pfeffer, Brian Dailey, and the Byzantine Center for Material Arts will be moving into the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. Welcome to the neighborhood! From the press release:

Rachel Pfeffer (Studio 13)

Rachel Pfeffer is a Massachusetts native and current DC resident who has been making jewelry since 2009. After graduating from Brandeis University, she worked at the Boston Museum of Science, during which she started making and selling jewelry in her living room. She now designs and creates unique hand-made jewelry for her own line, Rachel Pfeffer Designs. People may recognize her work from when it was sold at Urban Outfitters, or when Beyoncé wore her necklace last summer. Rachel’s jewelry appeals to all tastes, whether you are in the market for a chunky amethyst geode ring, or a tiny bicycle tie tack. She also creates custom design pieces by appointment.

Brian Dailey (Studio 10)

Brian Dailey is a visual artist with work spread across a variety of mediums including photography, film, installations, and painting. Throughout his life, Dailey has had pivotal experiences with art and, contrastingly, arms control, space policy, intelligence systems, and international security. These unique experiences have served as his artistic inspiration. While much of his work is photo based, he does not call himself a photographer in the conventional sense. He utilizes the medium as a tool to realize his creative vision and produce inventive compositions that engage with the social, political, and cultural issues of our times.

Byzantine Center for Material Arts (Studio 7)

The Center for Byzantine Material Arts is a non-profit organization devoted to teaching the techniques and history of the material ecclesiastical arts that have been cultivated in the Byzantine world and its religious and cultural commonwealth (e.g., Greece, Russia, the Balkans, the south of Italy, Georgia). The program offers intensive and private courses throughout the year on icon painting, special week-long classes from highly qualified visiting artisans, lectures from scholars, seminars relating to worship, icons, and architecture, and a Gallery of icons for sale in various mediums from local iconographers. You can visit the shop to purchase or order icons, painting supplies, and more.

The Arts Walk is made up of 27 artist studio spaces and hosts weekly events in the spring, summer, and fall including the Historic Brookland Farmers Market, Arts on 8th, and Third Thursdays.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Summer Swimming 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. Editor’s Note: This is the last Round Up until September 3.  

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Summer Swimming Edition

Thursday, August 13

Anacostia Community Museum – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

ACM’s award winning photographer, Susana Raab, discusses her research documenting east of the river communities and how those communities have changed over time. For more details, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

Friday, August 14

The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities will exhibit works by recipients of the Fiscal Year 2016 Artist Fellowship Grant.  200 I Street gallery photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art
The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities will exhibit works by recipients of the Fiscal Year 2016 Artist Fellowship Grant. 200 I Street gallery photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art

I Street Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ Fiscal Year 2016 Artist Fellowship Program exhibition will presents a broad scope of dynamic works from the grantees. Many of the works are available to purchase. For more information, click here. I Street Galleries is located at 200 I St. SE.

Saturday, August 15

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Figure as Metaphor is an exhibition featuring sculptors Adam Bradley and Sarah Wegner. The work presented highlights both individual and collaborative pieces from the artists. For details, click here. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington, MD.

Capitol Skyline Hotel Pool – 5 p.m.

Join WPA for SynchroSwim 2015, a synchronized swimming performance art competition. Participants are not the typical synchronized swimmers, however, they bring creativity and enthusiasm! For more information, click here. Capitol Skyline Hotel Pool, 10 I (eye) Street SW.

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: Preponderance of Local Artists 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: Preponderance of Local Artists Edition

Thursday, August 6

Transformer – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

E12: Social Practice will feature the work of Kunj in this month’s installment. The artwork in this mentorship program explores topics of femininity, critical pedagogy, urban planning and visibility.  For more information, click here. Transformer is located at 1404 P Street NW. 

Friday, August 7

See 38 regional emerging artists at Touchstone Gallery this weekend. Pictured above: Nubian Spin by Fletcher Chuck. Courtesy of Touchstone Gallery
See 38 regional emerging artists at Touchstone Gallery this weekend. Pictured above: Nubian Spin by Fletcher Chuck. Courtesy of Touchstone Gallery

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

Join Touchstone for the opening of the annual MiniSolos. 38 mostly regional and emerging artists will exhibit a wide breadth of work in various media. For details, click here. Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW.

Saturday, August 8

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

The museum shuttle will take visitors to local artists’ homes and studios to get an inside view of their process. This month guests will visit Greta Chapin-McGill and Gallery Serengeti. For more details and to register, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

Art Enables – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Dog Days of Summer is the annual inventory sale hosted by Art Enables. The artwork created by Art Enables’ artist will be marked down 50% for visitors to purchase. Guests can also participate in a portrait workshop. For more information, click here. Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

Hamiltonian – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hamiltonian welcomes artists Adam Ryder and Dan Perkins to the gallery this August. Ryder uses found objects and photographs of landscapes to expose a conspiracy theory while Perkins’ landscapes remove humans and depict solitary scenes. For details, click here. Hamiltonian is located at 1353 U St. NW.

Art Whino Gallery – 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Unnatural Habitat features the works of Aaron Martin and Jesse R Yu. Both artists explore the creatures from the animal kingdom, while applying their individual and unique styles to their interpretations. For more information, click here. Art Whino Gallery is located at 171 American Way, National Harbor, 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: 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.