Category Archives: Art

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.

(Up)Rising Arts Festival 2015 Comes To Rhode Island Ave This Weekend

Back in April we wrote about (Up)Rising Festival 2015, a cool new arts festival coming to Woodridge, right around the corner from Brookland on Rhode Island Ave, NE. The festival is primarily brough to you by ReCreative Spaces, a non-profit that transformed a vacant commercial space on Rhode Island Ave NE into an artist studio and artistic exhibition space. The FREE festival will run from Sunday, May 24, Monday, May 25, 2015 at 1:00 AM, and 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. You can check our more details at the event page here and be sure to check out this cool video about the festival.

Art Enables Call To Ward 5 Artists For Off Rhode Studio Show In July

Art Enables Iterior
Art Enables Iterior

Are you a Ward 5 artist or do you know one? If so, check out Art Enables Call To Ward 5 Artists. The submission deadline is Friday May 29th for those who want to display their artwork at an Off Rhode Studio show in July. Those of us who follow the Ward 5 arts scene know that Art Enables has 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.

Art Enables is located in nearby Woodridge at  2204 Rhode Island Avenue, NE 20018 and they are open from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, and open on weekends for special events. Go Ward 5!

Weekend East City Event Round Up: 2015 Gateway Open Studio Tour 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: 2015 Gateway Open Studio Tour Edition

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The 2015 Gateway Open Studio Tour is Saturday, May 9 from 12-5 p.m. with an after-party from 5-8 p.m. at the 39th Street Gallery. Details Here

Thursday, May 7

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

Join Washington Project for the Arts as they open two new Hothouse projects. Hothouse Video: Amy Finkelstein and Hothouse: ImPRINT are featured this May. For details, click here. Both openings will be at Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (Eye) St. SW.

Cove – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join the Cove community for the opening of Hester Ohbi’s solo exhibition in Capitol Hill. Ohbi’s colorful works are reminiscent of her childhood summers in Pennsylvania. For more information, click here. cove Capitol Hill is located at 611 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 

The Galleries at Takoma Park – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

STEAM…when science intersects art features works by Leda Black, Martin Levin, Cleve Overton, and the Bridges Organization. For more information about the exhibition, click here. The Galleries at Takoma Park are located at 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park.

Friday, May 8

Honfleur and Vivid Solutions Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Cave, acrylic & ceramic tile adhesive on canvas, 2014 by Rush Baker.  See Baker's Under Pressure at Honfleur Gallery Friday Night.
The Cave, acrylic & ceramic tile adhesive on canvas, 2014 by Rush Baker. See Baker’s Under Pressure at Honfleur Gallery Friday Night.

Honfleur Gallery presents Under Pressure, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Rush Baker. Vivid Solutions Gallery presents 3 Millimeters, the work of Greg Kahn. For more details about Rush Baker, click here. For more details about Greg Kahn, click here. Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE. Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE.

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

Jason Wright’s solo exhibition V E R S U S strives to bring life to sometimes overlooked and forgotten places. Wright is inspired by the everyday and encourages views to really examine the areas surrounding them. For details, click here. Long View Gallery is located at 1234 Ninth St. NW.

Saturday, May 9

The 2015 Gateway Open Studio Tour Noon to 5 p.m.

The 11th annual Gateway Open Studio Tour is the largest visual arts event of the DC region.  See well over 100 artists in their native habitat—the studio—and seven art exhibitions.  Then join the 39th Street Gallery for an opening reception of Kyujin Lee’s Dreaming Impossible Dreams and after-party featuring Korean food.  Full listings and downloadable map here.

Open Studio dc – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Open Studio dc and the Corcoran College of Art + Design for the opening of Deceptively Obvious. This exhibition features a unique collaboration between screenprinters and poets. For more information, click here. Open Studio dc is located at 1135 Okie St., NE.

Transformer – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Interspatial is a group show curated by Quota opening at Transformer. The exhibition challenges viewers to examine multiple interpretations of space through the question “Do we try to fit in or redefine what these spaces are?” For details, click here. Transformer is located at 1404 P St. NW.

The Fridge – 6 p.m. 10 p.m.

Join The Fridge for the opening of Apoptosis a sculptural exhibit by Peter Krsko. Krsko’s large-scale sculptures are created through repurposed lumber collected throughout the metro area. For more information, click here. The Fridge is located in the alley off of 8th St. SE, Barracks Row

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.

Art On 8th Returns With Music, Arts, Dance Events On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Great news neighbors, Art on 8th returns with free music, dance, and arts events every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through October at Monroe St. Market’s Arts Walk. Check out this video about Arts on 8th:

Thursdays: Live Music at 6:30pm

Hear great music like African and Afro-Latin music from Sahel, smooth latin grooves from the Duende Quartet, live jazz from Freddie Dunn Quartet and many others.

Fridays: Dance Events at 6:30pm

Watch inspiring performances and be ready to get up on your feet. For example, dance with Coyaba Dance Theater (African dance), the DC Casineros (Cuban Salsa and Rueda da Casino) and learn line dancing with Denise Bryant.

Saturdays: BE CREATIVE at 12:30pm

Enjoy arts and crafts workshops at Studio 21 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm, led by Carla Perlo and Andrea Petty-Brown.

For more information, check out the Dance Place calendar.