Category Archives: Art

Brookland Area Writers And Artists Pay Tribute To Sterling Brown Wednesday

The 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, May 6th BAWA will host a tribute Brooklander Sterling Brown. Check out this tweet from BAWA:

Back in 2012 we wrote about the Sterling Brown house at 1222 Kearney St. NE where he lived in from 1935 till his death in 1989. Some of his notable students include Toni Morrison, Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), Kwame Nkrumah, Thomas Sowell, Ossie Davis, Amiri Baraka (aka LeRoi Jones) and Ralph Bunche – a fellow Brookland resident.

Check out BAWA’s ongoing calendar of event shere. 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.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Harmonicas 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: Harmonicas Edition

Cheryl D Edwards’ Studio 

PRISM features the works of Cheryl Edwards, Lisa Farrell, Lisa Rosenstein, and Lynn Slyvester. The artists’ works are reminiscent of a dispersive prism’s reflection and splitting of light into components. For more information, click here. Cheryl D Edwards’ Studio is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.

Friday, April 17

Gallery O on H – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

See harmonicas in a completely new light at Gallery OonH this Friday. Artist Bob "Hof" Hoffman, the Harmonica Man will give a presentation at 8pm. Image credit: Amanda HoffmanBob Hoffman, designer and collector of the world’s largest collection of handcrafted Harmonica Cases, showcases his works at Gallery O on H. Hoffman has commissioned artists from around the world to create his 500 designs. For more information, click here. Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE.

Saturday, April 18

CHAW – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What’s Poppin is CHAW’s spring exhibition juried by Mary Ellen Vehlow. The exhibition features fifteen artists representing a wide range of media. For more information, click here. CHAW is located at 7th & G Streets SE.

Jess Oros is the Events 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.

ReCreative Spaces Presents: (Up)Rising Festival 2015

Photo courtesy of ReCreative Spaces
Photo courtesy of ReCreative Spaces

Back in March we wrote about how ReCreative Spaces  transformed a vacant commercial space on Rhode Island Ave NE into an artist studio and artistic exhibition space. Now the organization is preparing to present a free arts festival, (Up)Rising that will include curated visual and performing arts programming along the 1600-2400 blocks of Rhode Island Ave NE.  Some of the venues will be vacant spaces, some will be businesses. The arts festival will take place Sunday May 24th and Monday May 25.  You can check our more details at the event page here and check out this cool video about the festival.

Putting on such an ambitious and free  festival is not cheap or easy, so the folks at ReCreative Spaces have set up a crowdfunding site in hopes of raising the funds necessary to pull off the festival, perhaps you will consider donating today.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Art is Risen Edition

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Art is Risen Edition

Friday, April 3

Photo courtesy of ReCreative Spaces
Photo courtesy of ReCreative Spaces

ReCreative Spaces – 7 p.m. to midnight  ReCreative Spaces presents Black Life/White Light. This exhibition featured featuring white artists responding to the Black Lives Matter movement. For more information, click here. ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Avenue NE.

Saturday, April 4

Wild Hand Workspace – 1 p.m.  Morgan Hungerford West with Starchild Studios DC presents a workshop on how to build one’s creative career. West will provide information on networking, branding, marketing your craft, and so much more. For details, click here. Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe St. NE Studio #8.

The Fridge – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Women in Color features all new works from DC-based artist Rose Jaffe. Through her work, Jaffe seeks to celebrate the emotions and dynamism of young women. For more information, click here. The Fridge is located across the street from Matchbox Pizza on 8th Street SE.

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.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: EMULSION 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: EMULSION 2015 Edition

EMULSION 2015 image courtesy East City Art
EMULSION 2015 image courtesy East City Art

EMULSION 2015  Sat., Mar. 21 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This Saturday March 21, 2015 beginning at 7pm, experience EMULSION 2015, a showcase of the Washington-Baltimore Region’s hottest artists competing for a series of prizes.  Preview the artist and get more information here.

EMULSION is located at Gallery OonH, 1354 H Street NE

Friday, March 20

Honfleur – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Painter Larry Lairson presents his first solo exhibition, User Error, at Honfleur. Lairson uses a variety of media to create textural pieces that explore the painterly process. For more details about the exhibition, click here. Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE.

Vivid Solutions Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Confluence: Considering the Anacostia is a group exhibition of photography from local Anacostia artists. Artists featured in the exhibition are Becky Harlan, David Allen Harris, Krista Schlyer, and co-curator Bruce McNeil. For more information, click here. Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 1231 Good Hope Road, SE.

Saturday, March 21

Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Street Musicians: Faceless Melodies by Acquaetta Williams attempts to reach viewers through assembled pieces. She strives to build a form of intimacy between herself and the viewer. For more information, click here. Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD. 

39th Street Gallery – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join the 39th Street Gallery and the Gateway Arts Center to celebrate their five-year anniversary. There will also be a photography exhibition opening of work by Stephen Honicki. For more details, click here. The 39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD. 

Brentwood Arts Exchange – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Celebrate the five-year anniversary with the works of eighteen artists who have all previously shown art at Brentwood Arts Exchange over the past five years. For more information, click here. Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD.

Studio SoHy – 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Visit the newest studio pace in Hyattsville for the opening of Urban Canopy. This exhibition focuses on the interaction of nature and the urban environment. For more details, click here. The event is located at Vigilante Coffee 4327 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville.

Green Owl Design – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Modern View…what do you see? challenges viewers to find personal meaning in the works on exhibit. The artists want viewers to take a more in-depth look into the techniques behind the works and find the messages themselves. For more information, click here. Green Owl Design is located at 4327-C Gallatin Street Hyattsville, MD.

Weekend East City Event Round Up

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

Friday, March 13

The Corner Store – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Photographer Thom Goertel exhibits his works in a solo show at Corner Store Arts. His works feature street photography from around the world. For more information, click here.  Corner Store Arts is located at 900 South Carolina Avenue SE.

Rise and Fall by Tilden Luna. Courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.
Rise and Fall by Tilden Luna. Courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.

Hill Center Galleries – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In Hill Center Galleries’ new multi-artist exhibition the works of six artists will be featured. Kay Fuller, Tilden Luna, Alan Braley, Saya Behnam, Anne Bouie, and Peggy Fox cover a variety of media for visitors to view. For more details, click here. Hill Center Galleries are located at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

Saturday, March 14

Anacostia Smithsonian Community Museum – 10 a.m. Luis Peralta, Jay Coleman, and Anne Marie Boulet open their studios to visitors. Guests should meet at the museum lobby to start the tour. For details on registering, click here. Anacostia Smithsonian Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

Off-Rhode Gallery – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join Art Enables and Off-Rhode Gallery for the opening of LOST & FOUND. This exhibition featured local artists who create works from found materials and objects. For more information about the exhibition, click here. Off-Rhode Gallery is located 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE.

Adah Rose Gallery – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The works of Randall Lear combine painting, sculpture, and installation to create whimsical architectural pieces of art. Visitors are encouraged to see the playful through the exhibition. For details, click here. Adah Rose Gallery is located at 3766 Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD.

Sunday, March 15

Studio 21 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lisa K. Rosenstein’s solo exhibition Silent Language features her multi-media work. Through her pieces Rosenstein seeks to challenge viewers to find messages and decipher their own language. For more information, click here. Studio 21 is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe St. Market 716 Monroe Street NE.

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.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Punk Not Dead 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: Punk not Dead Edition

Friday, March 6

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Red by Mary D. Ott. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery

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

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening of two new exhibitions Sprout by Touchstone member artists and COLOR: Paintings by Mary D. Ott. These two exhibitions explore color and pattern through a variety of media. For details about the openings, click here. Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave., NW.

Leica Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Suspect Device, Chris Suspect exhibits 20 black and white prints which, upon first glance, appear to be yet another DC Hardcore retrospective.  However, Suspect has captured scenes from the last four years— 2011-2015. For more information about the exhibition, click here. Leica Store Gallery DC is located at 977 F St., NW.

ReCreative Spaces – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

(Re)creation – An Artist’s Exploration is a group show built on the idea of recreation. Artists were invited to interpret the theme in any way they saw fit. Visitors are encouraged to explore this theme as they view the pieces. For details, click here. ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Ave., NE.

Saturday, March 7

CHAL – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join CHAL for the opening of Food for Thought juried by Bonny Wolf. Twenty-nine artists contributed work to this group exhibition with subjects ranging from vegetables to the artists’ concepts of the topic of food. For more information, click here. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is located at 545 Seventh St., SE.

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.

Brookland Area Writers And Artists (BAWA) Hosts Women’s History Month Poetry Reading Wednesday

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

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, March 4th BAWA will explore poetry written by women poets from around the world.

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.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Clash of Civilizations 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: Clash of Civilizations Edition

Friday, February 27

Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Cultural DC presents the work of Ben Tolman in Civilized at Flashpoint Gallery. Through drawing and sculpture, Tolman attempts to reveal the relationship between the individual and the larger culture in which we reside. For details, click here. Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW.

Saturday, February 28

artdc Gallery – 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The Big 10 x 5 exhibit features ten works of art by five artists. All of which are large-scale paintings over six feet. Artists featured in the exhibit are Grayson Heck, Alain Villardo, Sarah Elizabeth Martin, Gabriel Thy, and Christine Walters. For details about the exhibit, click here. artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD.

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Greta Chapin-McGill Dream of 300. Image courtesy Gallery NK

Gallery NK – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  To celebrate Black History Month, Gallery NK is presenting the works of Washington artist Greta Chapin-McGill. Chapin-McGill’s work focuses on the stories of people who have been moved and forced out of their indigenous lands. For more information, click here. Gallery NK is located at 321 K Street NE.

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.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: #BlackLivesMatter 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: #BlackLivesMatter Edition

 

Detail from work on view at Transforming Anew: Perspectives of Black Men at the Prince George's County African American Museum and Cultural Center
Detail from work on view at Transforming Anew: Perspectives of Black Men at the Prince George’s County African American Museum and Cultural Center

Thursday, February 19

 WPA at Artisphere – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Washington Project for the Arts hosts Asantewa Boakyewa, Kristi-Anne Caisse, Sarah Hanley, and Phyllis Rosenzweig for a curators talk. Join them as they discuss the artists and works featured in SELECT 2015. For more information, click here. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.

 Friday, February 20

 DCCAH Eye Street Gallery– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This collection of artwork exhibits the works of the artists awarded an FY15 Artist Fellowship Program grant from DCCAH. Come and see works of the twenty-four artists celebrated in the opening reception. For details about the exhibition, click here. DCCAH’s 200 Eye Street Gallery is located at 200 I (Eye) St. SE.

 District Clay – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join District Clay as they host British potter and author, Penny Simpson. She will be signing copies of her groundbreaking book The Japanese Pottery Handbook on its 35th anniversary. For more information and to reserve your spot, click here. District Clay is located at 2414 Douglas Ave. NE.

 Saturday, February 21

 Gallery plan b – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Celebrate the gallery’s ten year anniversary! A select group of artists, who have previously exhibited works, will be presenting new pieces in a 10”x10” size format for this anniversary exhibition. For details, click here.   Gallery plan b is located 1530 14th St. NW.

 DC GlassWorks – 5:30 p.m. Sculptors Robin and Julia Rogers return to DC GlassWorks for a live demonstration of their creative process. Viewers will see the visiting artists sculpt a cowboy riding a rabbit from 2,000 degree glass! For details about how to get your free ticket, click here. DC Glassworks is located at 5366 46th Ave., Hyattsville, MD. 

 PGCAAMCC – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Transforming Anew: Perspectives of Black Men features the work of Chanel Compton, Nehemiah Dixon, and David Ibata. Viewers will see a wide-range of artworks that mirror the experiences and stories of the men in the works. For more information, click here. PGAAMCC is located at 4519 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD.