Category Archives: Art

Weekend East City Event Round Up: January Super Saturday 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.

Saturday, January 24

artdc Gallery6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join artdc for #WeTweetArt V3.0 the third version of their social media connected show. Viewers are welcome to visit the gallery or go online to connect with artists. The DC area artists involved in this show are working to connect with the whole world via social media so spread the word. For more information, click here.

artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

Transformer at the Katzen Arts Center – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Locally Sourced highlights over 200 works in a variety of media from six regionally focused Community Supported Art programs. The programs featured in this exhibit are Artist Curated Projects (Los Angeles, CA), Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design (Brooklyn, NY), Cannonball (Miami, FL), Pelican Bomb (New Orleans), Threewalls (Chicago), and Transformer (DC). For details, click here.

The Katzen Arts Center is located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

American University at the Katzen Arts Center 

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Plattner: Chronicles of War/Saints and Martyrs (the one with the Goya Third of May) 2007. Oil and Gold Leaf on Linen on Panel 40”x50” Courtesy of American University.

Join the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center for the openings of Identidad, Locally Sourced, Gods of War!, Photoworks: Presence of Place, and Building Without Shadows. The winter exhibits run through March 15. 

The Katzen Arts Center located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Jess Oros is East City Art’s Events Editor. 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: 2015 Keeps Getting Better 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.

Friday, January 16

Detail of a piece by Wayson Jones on view at the Glen Echo Park Stone Tower Gallery.  Image courtesy of the artist.
Detail of a piece by Wayson Jones on view at the Glen Echo Park Stone Tower Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist.

Washington Project for the Arts – on view 24 hours

 Hothouse Video: Marina Zurkow featured six video animations, which form a narrative commenting on man’s interactions in the environment. The 144-hour video cycles continuously so viewers never see the same hand-drawn images twice. For details, click here.

 The show will be at Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (Eye) Street SW.

 Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 Lulled Land is the second solo exhibition of Tai Hwa Goh at Flashpoint Gallery. Her art mixes hand-waxing and traditional printmaking techniques to create layered pieces that represent the layers of memories we all have. For more information, click here.

 Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW.

 Upshur Street Books – 7 p.m.

 Pleasant Plains Workshop starts off the New Year with an exhibition focused on prints at Upshur Street Books. Resident artists will display their hand-pulled prints with multiples available for sale. For more information about the sale and exhibition, click here.

 Upshur Street Books is located at 827 Upshur Street NW. 

 

Saturday, January 17

 DC GlassWorks – 10 a.m.

 Sally Resnik Rockriver visits DC GlassWorks to demonstrate her unique style of glassblowing. Rockriver’s conceptual approach stems from her self-taught techniques. For more information about the demonstration, click here.

 DC Glassworks is located at 5366 46th Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

 Glen Echo Park Partnership – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 Wayson Jones explores the properties of acrylic paints and gel media in his solo exhibition Jewels at the Stone Tower Gallery. Jones plays with perspective in his collages to encourage viewers to question the world around them. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

 The Stone Tower Gallery is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD.

 doris-mae Studio Gallery – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 Portraits of Self as Others features the works of Luke Alexander Atkinson, Kanchan Balse, Laura Elkins, Amanda Kates, Joren A. Lindholm and Paul Pietsc. Thomas Drymon’s goal in curating this exhibit was to find artists who showed “individual viewpoints within the context of the work.” For details, click here.

 Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R Street NW.

 CHAW – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 Personally Speaking…is a small-works exhibit featuring the works of thirteen CHAL artists being displayed at CHAW. Juror Ellen Cornett will give a brief talk about the exhibit during the opening reception. For more information, click here.

 CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE.

 Brentwood Arts Exchange – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 Ellyn Weiss, Pat Goslee, and Sally Resnick Rockriver display their works in Unmapped. The collective works examine the spaces between the common and known aspects of the world. For more details, click here.

 Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD.

 HEMPHILL – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 The new exhibition at HEMPHILL celebrates the works of artist William de Looper and showcases his works from 1964-1970. Visitors can see how de Looper infused his canvases with color to create each piece. For more information, click here.

 HEMPHILL is located at 1515 14th Street NW.

 Adah Rose Gallery – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 Jim Condron and Kristen Liu display their works at Adah Rose Gallery – for the first time – in Your Memories, Your Sentiments, Your Wishes, Your Secrets. Both artists explore the strange and unusual through their own styles. For more information about the artists, click here.

 Adah Rose Gallery is located at 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, MD.

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: Artists Have the Best Holiday Parties 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 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: Artists Have the Best Holiday Parties Edition

Thursday, December 11

Atmospheric Study by Tamora Ilasat. Image courtesy of the artist
Atmospheric Study by Tamora Ilasat. Image courtesy of the artist

Washington Project for the Arts – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The latest installment of the Lobby Project brings artist JD Deardourff’s B and E to DC. Deardourff’s collages and screen prints mimic the comic book influences of his work. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st Street NE

Friday, December 12

Carroll Square Gallery – 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Hemphill Fine Arts announces a showing of artwork by Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program. This program engages young cancer patients, their sibling, and parents in the creative process to reflect on and express their feelings about their treatment experiences. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Carroll Square Gallery is located at 975 F Street NW

Studio 22 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the newest studio space on the Brookland Arts Walk, Studio 22. Artists Tamora Ilasat and Karen Van Allen will display their works for visitors to view while enjoying food and refreshments. For more information, click here.

Studio 22 is on the ARTS WALK at 716 Monroe Street NE

Gateway CDC  – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Gateway CDC for a meeting to discuss changes to the organization as former Executive Director Carole Benard has resigned. For details about the meeting and agenda, click here.

The meeting will be held at Washington Glass Studios located at 3700 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier

Saturday, December 13

HEMPHILL – 10 a.m.

HEMPHILL hosts a panel and talk exploring the significance of Alma Thomas contributions in the field of fine art. The panel includes contemporary artists and scholars who have been influenced by Thomas. For more information, click here.

HEMPHILL is located at 1515 14th Street NW

CHAW – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CHAW hosts the Annual Winter Performance & Arts Showcase. This event has something for everyone including performances, art to purchase, and a gingerbread house-making fundraiser. For more information, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE

Mount Rainier – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Washington Glass School, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Red Dirt Studios, Ellyn Weiss, and Artbar open their doors to the public for the holidays. For details and locations, click here.

Transformer – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oil, Then Acrylic by Jameson Magrogan examines the perceived hierarchy of mediums. Magrogan plays with the idea of the point when a painting becomes a sculpture in his first solo exhibition. For more information, click here.

Transformer is located at 1404 P Street NW

artdc Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Density at artdc Gallery presents the works of twelve Washington-area photographers. The works in this exhibition span a variety of techniques from gelatin prints to large-scale digital prints. For details about the artists and exhibition, click here.

artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville

Open Studio dc – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Join Open Studio dc to celebrate the opening of their new location in Ivy City. Visitors can enjoy food, drink, and live music as they view printing demonstrations and artwork for sale. For details, click here.

The new space is located at 1135 Okie Street NE in Ivy City

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: Who Needs Miami 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 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: Who Needs Miami Edition

David Molesky explores the future of humanity's evolution in RIOT. Image courtesy The Fridge.
David Molesky explores the future of humanity’s evolution in RIOT. Image courtesy The Fridge.

Friday, December 5

Touchstone Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening of three new exhibitions as follows: Plane Watchers, a series of photographs depicting the demise of Soviet dacha culture in Tallinn by Estonian photographer Annika Haas; Observations by Paula Lantz; and an all-media holiday exhibit featuring the works of 45 Touchstone members. For more information, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue NW

CHAW – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Artist Clay Hollenkamp will teach participants how to stencil and paint on clay tiles using the frisket technique. All materials and refreshments will be provided. For more information about the workshop, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE

ReCreate Spaces – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
ReCreate Spaces celebrates the opening of their second location. Guests will preview the gallery show and enjoy performances by DC Youth Slam Team. For details about how to get a ticket, click here.

The new space is located at 1613 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

Saturday, December 6

DC GlassWorks – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors are invited to the DC GlassWorks Studio Artist Holiday Sale. View glassblowing demonstrations, buy locally crafted gifts, or make your own glass ornament. For more information about the Holiday Sale, click here.

DC Glassworks is located at 5366 46th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD

National Postal Museum – 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Make your own holiday cards this year at the National Postal Museum’s Holiday Card Workshop. Use holiday stamps from all over the world to inspire this season’s handmade cards. For more information, click here.

Smithsonian National Postal Museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE

Alley Cat Studios – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The exhibit Body Politic examines the theme of how people’s perceptions of themselves are rooted in the physical. Alley Cat Studio exhibits the works of Becca Kallem, David Mordini, Karen Joan Topping, Jenny Walton and Jack Warner as they explore their perspective of self. For details, click here.

The Alley Cat Studio is located at 29 Kings Court, SE

The Fridge – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Fridge presents the works of Brooklyn-based artist David Molesky in his solo exhibit RIOT. The exhibit featured six of Molesky’s newest paintings in his Riot series and several of his smaller wilderness and nature paintings. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE, Rear alley

Sunday, December 7
Montpelier Arts Center – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join Montpelier Arts Center for their annual Holiday Open House. Visitors will be able to shop, visit studios, and participate in caroling sessions. From 2 p.m. on, the gallery will host an opening for resident artists and the Patuxtent Art league. More information here..

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art onFacebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Fantastic Voyage 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 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: Fantastic Voyage Edition

Thursday, November 20

Wild Hand Workshop – 7 p.m.

Tim Conlon Blank Canvas #57 – JELDWEN 2014; spray paint, paint marker, acrylic on canvas; 48”x36”. Courtesy Transformer.
Tim Conlon Blank Canvas #57 – JELDWEN 2014; spray paint, paint marker, acrylic on canvas; 48”x36”. Courtesy Transformer.

Join Wild Hand Workspace for a screening of Erica R. Harding’s film On Our Land: Being Garifuna in Honduras. The film explores the history, culture, and social issues in Honduras since the early 1800s. For details about the film and screening, click here.

Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #8.

Washington Project for the Arts – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

First Event — Hothouse Video: Fantastic Voyage features the animated films of six artists. This exhibition is the first time Washington Project for the Arts has partnered with another organization for their Hothouse series. For more information, click here.

Second Event — DC-based artist Amber Robles-Gordon is the second artist to exhibit an installation in Washington Project for the Arts’ South Capitol Skyscape series. Robles-Gordon uses found objects to represent her personal altar and celebrate cultural traditions. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

The Capitol Skyline Hotel is located at 10 I (Eye) Street SW.

Saturday, November 22

Wohlfarth Galleries – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wohlfarth Galleries presents the opening reception of Zoe Isaac’s fine handmade jewelry. Visitors are welcome to see Isaac’s creations in this exhibit through December 14. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

Wohlfarth Galleries is located at 3418 9th Street NE.

Transformer – 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join Transformer at American University’s Katzen Arts Center for the Eleventh Annual Silent Auction and Benefit Party. The auction supports Transformer’s mission to connect and promote emerging artists, most of whom are local. For details about purchasing tickets, click here.

American University’s Katzen Arts Center located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art onFacebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Artjamz Now Open At Monroe Street Market Arts Walk- Awaiting Liquor License

Artjamz is a really cool concept- combining an open art studio where anyone can drop in and create art with a bar-lounge. Readers may be familiar with the studio from their super popular Dupont Circle location. On Saturday November 8th, their new location at Monroe Street Market had its soft launch. They have applied for their liquor license, so for now, they will be serving non-alcoholic beverages such as sodas and iced coffees, and will  be open Sundays from 12:00PM-4:00PM. Click here to check out the class schedule. We imagine that Artjamz will add even more foot traffic and lively atmosphere to the Arts Walk when they are fully up and running, For more info on the Artjamz concept, check out the pretty cool video below.

ArtJamz DC from Imran Khan on Vimeo.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Pottery on the Hill 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 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: Pottery on the Hill Edition

Friday, October 31

 CHAW – 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

 Celebrate Halloween on the Hill with CHAW, Eastern Market, and the DC Public Library. Events include arts activities, music, trick-or-treating for art, and much more for kids of all ages. For more information about HILLoween, click here.

 All events will be taking place at Eastern Market located at 225 7th Street SE

 Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 31, November 1-2

Pottery on the Hill

 The Third Annual Pottery on the Hill begins with a preview reception to celebrate the sixteen nationally recognized ceramic artists participating this year. Purchase tickets in advance to receive the first chance to purchase artworks and meet the artists on Friday. The expo is open to the general public Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 2 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more details about the event, click here.   To read Phil Hutinet’s profile on Mark Shapiro, click here.

The event will take place at Hill Center 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

 Saturday, November 1

 39th Street Gallery – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 The gallery presents mixed media artist Elizabeth Jacobsen in A Matter of Faith. Her art blends the sacred with the secular as she reflects on her Roman Catholic upbringing. She uses found objects to explore the connection between religion and spirituality and its relationship to feminism and gay identities. For details about the exhibition, click here.

The 39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, second floor, Brentwood, MD. 

NK Gallery – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 Sculptor Goksin Carey exhibits equine themed work at NK Gallery. Through sculpture, Carey invokes the spirit, movement, and balance of her subjects. For more information, click here.

Gallery NK is located at 321 K Street NE in the alley between “H” and “K” Streets NE.

Gallery O on H – 7:30 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.

 Join Gallery O on H for Snake Oil, Saints and Spirits, an art exhibit and variety show. This event celebrates a time “when the veil between the living and the dead…is thin.” Guests are encouraged to wear a costume for this event. For more information about the show and purchasing tickets, click here.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H 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: Artist Collectives and Fever Edition

Liz Lescault Decollette, ceramic sculpture, white stoneware, 9"x11". Photo courtesy of the artist.
Liz Lescault Decollette, ceramic sculpture, white stoneware, 9″x11″. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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: Artist Collectives and Fever Edition

Friday, October 24

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Pleasant Plains Workshop for a group exhibition featuring the members of DDAY Collective. Members David Ibata, Danielle Scruggs, Alice Wonder, and Yodith Dammlash, explore the idea of art as a reflective process offering insight into the individuals who create the works. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW

Saturday, October 25

Fontana Forge – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of Fontana Forge in Brookland-Woodridge. The new studio space is designed for artisans focusing on blacksmithing of furniture, furnishings, and giftware. The morning events are for metalworkers, sculptors, and jewelers and the afternoon events are for friends, neighbors, and colleagues; visitors are encouraged to choose which timeframe is most convenient. For more information, click here.

The opening is located at Off the Beaten Track Warehouse, 2414 Douglas Street NE.

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Five Make Art celebrates the works of five women at the height of their careers. Pam Rogers, Liz Lescault, Ellen Cornett, Gloria Chapa, and Claudia Vess express their individual visions and passions in ways unique to themselves in this group exhibition. The variety of works span from watercolor to pastel to installations. For details about the artists and the exhibition, click here.

Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD

Project 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann presents recent work in her solo exhibit titled Feverland. Her paintings explore the patterns that emerge from the chaos and organic environment established through her process. As her works develop, these patterns dissolve creating diverse pieces, which strain on the verge of disunity. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

Project 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U Street NW, Suite 302.

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 In Photos: Street Art Edition 15, Metro Laminates

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It has been a looooong time since we posted cool street art from around the neighborhood. If you are near the Brookland/CUA Metro anytime soon, check out these gems at the corner of Monroe and 9th, NE, where the Col. Brooks’ Mansion property meets the bus loop. I am not exactly sure what they are supposed to mean. One has an inset photo of the Monroe Street Market “Brookland” sign over a map of the Brookland area with some kind of strange creature. The other is a take on Vincent Van Gogh’s painting Bedroom in Arles with other images, like a Metro train, imposed over it. The artist really meant business with these, as they are heavily coated in plastic and screwed to their poles.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Mercury Retrograde 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 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: Mercury Retrograde Edition

Friday, October 17

Washington Project for the Arts – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The artists of Strange Bedfellows invite viewers to join them as they explore the meaning of intimacy in complex and unexpected ways through their work. Visitors can see how “proximity to others…shapes our individual identities.” For more information about the artists, click here.

Saturday, October 18

Take One, oil on linen, 42” x 56”, Joey Mánlapaz.  Image courtesy and copyright gallery plan b.
Take One, oil on linen, 42” x 56”, Joey Mánlapaz. Image courtesy and copyright gallery plan b.

Gallery plan b - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Man-made explores the urban and industrial surroundings in which we often find ourselves. This exhibition celebrates the various media of the artists showing their work; from printmaking to sculpture. For more details about the exhibit, click here.

Gallery plan b is located 1530 14th Street, NW.

Art Works Now – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Maryland State Delegate, Heather Mizeur, guest hosts the Fall Fundraiser for Art Works Now. Join them for live and silent auctions to benefit Art Works Now programs. Make sure to purchase tickets in advance. For information about purchasing tickets, click here.

The event is located at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville.  

Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19

Mid City Studio Tour - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This free event offers both self-guided and guided tours to the public as local artists invite visitors into their studios. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and learn about the process of creation throughout the weekend. Guided tours are on a first come first serve basis; visitors can reserve tours in advance. For details about the weekend and on reserving a tour, click here.

Mid City Studios run from Dupont Circle, to U Street and Logan Circle.

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.