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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.

Blackness Counts: An Exploration In Unapologetic Africanity At Art Enables

art enablesArt Enables is a local artistic outlet with a fantastic mission. The non-profit organization represents over thirty artists with developmental disabilities and provides them with the resources they need to become visual artists, and 60% of revenue from sales. However, Art Enables also has interesting and engaging art shows as part of its “Off Rhode Studio” shows. One of their upcoming Off Rhode exhibits caught our eye. From the flyer:

DC Artist Jay Coleman, a reknowned portrait painter exhibits art that captures the sensitivity of the human spirit.

February 14- March 6th, 2015.

Opening Reception: Saturday February 14th, 1:00-4:00 PM.

Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE.

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.