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Art Enables To Display Ward 5 Artists In “Off Rhode Studio” Show – Opening Saturday July 13th

Art Enables FacadeThose of us who follow the Ward 5 arts scene know that Art Enables is a local powerhouse of positive vibes 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. Their upcoming Off Rhode exhibit will showcase artists from Ward 5. Here is an excerpt from a recent Art Enables press release:

The Art of Ward 5 at Off-Rhode Studio, Washington, DC, July 13, 2013 – August 2, 2013

Opening Reception Saturday July 13 1-4 pm
Reception is open to the public and free of charge.

From Dance Place, to the Monroe Street Studios, to the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Ward 5 is home to some of the most diverse talents in the city.  Artists Off-Rhode is your chance to experience some of the visual artists currently living and working in Ward 5.

With the support of Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, and events such as the upcoming opening of the Brookland Studios, Ward 5 is the up and coming destination for artists of all stripes.  To quote McDuffie: “Our community is not only inspired by the arts, our community is employed in the arts, and educated by the arts.”

Join Art Enables in celebrating community and the creative forces fueling our area’s development and see new work from a sampling of the diverse artists found in Ward 5: Quilted wall hangings by Sandra Hassan, large colorful oils by Peter Harper, delicate plaster surface works by Lisa Rosenstein, the lyrical figures of TH Gomillion and much more!

Events include:
Opening:Saturday July 13, 1-4 pm:  Meet the artists reception and opening celebration
Free Community Arts workshop: Saturday, July 13, 1 -4 pm: Create a mosaic mirror with artist Elle Brande from Red Dirt Studio

Artist Talk with Ward 5 Panel Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6 -8 pm:
A panel open to all artists from across the ward to discuss new opportunities and news from Lavinia Wolfarth, our Ward 5 commissioner and the force behind Wolfarth Galleries in Brookland. The discussion will focus on creating an engaged, creative community-focused talk with an eye toward the future.

All events are open to the public and free of charge.

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 Artists!

Art Enables Call To Ward 5 Artists – Submission Deadline Is June 12th

Art Enables FacadeThose of us who follow the Ward 5 arts scene know that Art Enables is a local powerhouse of positive vibes 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. 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 Wednesday June 12th.  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!

This Saturday – Woodridge Library Book Sale And Off-Rhode Art Show

Image: Deputy. Photograph by Nancy Joseph. Courtesy of Art Enables
Image: Deputy. Photograph by Nancy Joseph. Courtesy of Art Enables.

Here are a few things you could get into this Saturday around the area:

  • The Friends of the Woodridge Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A  wide selection in almost every subject and genre will be available for purchase.  All proceeds benefit the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. Woodridge Library is located at 1801 Hamlin Street NE.
  • Art Enables is hosting OFF-RHODE STUDIO, which is described as  “an auxiliary arts space dedicated to local, emerging, and self-taught artists. Exhibits, panels, discussions, and more happen in this small-scale and intimate environment.”  This Saturday the OFF-RHODE STUDIO will have an opening reception for their latest show Glitterbomb, from 1:00 -4:00 pm.  The show will feature over 50 pieces curated from the personal collection of one of Art Enables board members. Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
  • Chocolate City Beer will be having their usual weekly growler hours this Saturday from 12:30 – 4:30. If you haven’t checked them out, give it a try, plus get a tour of the brewery and sample some of their brews. This week they will have the BBQ Bus DC food truck out there as well, should be good food and good times. Chocolate City Beer is located at 2801 8th St, NE.

Art Enables Celebrates 11 Years Of Art With A Cause, Reception This Saturday

Art Enables 11th Anniversary FlyerArt Enables is marking their 11th anniversary with an exhibit of new artwork, gifts for purchase, and more. The opening reception for the celebration will be this Saturday, February 23rd, from 1:00 -4:00. Come check out some great local art, enjoy some cake and meet these inspiring artists! Art Enables is a non-profit organization that represents over thirty artists with developmental disabilities. The organization provides the artists the resources they need to become visual artists and 60% of revenue from sales. 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.

FoRIA’s Holiday Reception – Good Times, Good Cause, Great Neighbors!

On Friday night December 7th, the Friends of Rhode Island Avenue (FoRIA) hosted an exciting evening of art, music and festivities called “Come Home on the Avenue”. The purpose of the holiday reception was to fund-raise and bring neighbors together under the common goal of improving Rhode Island Avenue. The event was well attended and live music was provided by the Greater U Street Jazz Collective. There was also a silent auction, with all kinds of cool items, the proceeds of which will go towards next years FoRIA Fall Festival. I happen to think that I purchased the best item – a tour of the NBC 4 News Storm Center with NBC 4’s Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer! How awesome is that? It was great to mix and mingle with neighbors and meet people working to make Rhode Island a better place for all. Thanks to Art Enables for hosting the event and kudos to the FoRIA Board of Directors and others who pulled off a successful evening.

Fun Stuff To Do Right Now – Art Enables, Chocolate City Beer, Good Grubbin’ Food Truck!

Looking for something fun to do on this lovely day? How about stopping by Art Enables. This great organization is “a studio and gallery for emerging artists with developmental disabilities”. Take advantage that they are open today from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and check out some great artwork with a cause. Today they are offering a workshop on wire -art. They will provide basic materials, instruction, and guidance  – so why not give it a try? Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue, NE.

Next, head on over to Chocolate City Beer, sample some of their delicious beers, and pick up a growler. Today CCB is hosting the Good Grubbin’ food truck. We picked up some de-lish pulled pork sandwiches and arroz con pollo from the truck, all pictured below. Growler Hours are Saturdays from 12:30 – 4:30 pm and CCB is located at 2801 8th St. NE.

Art Enables Annual Inventory Show – Original Artwork At Great Discounts

 Art Enables, a non-profit art gallery on the edge of Brookland kicked off their annual inventory show yesterday. I picked up this beautiful piece, a color pencil on paper drawing entitled Forest Walk by Michael Schaff for a mere $47.50. It came very nicely matted and framed to boot! It instantly found a home on one of our paprika-colored accent walls. I just love how the wall color brings out the depth of layers and colors in this piece. The cashier I spoke with indicated that inventory older than 1 year is 50%, and the sale should extend through the end of August.

 Art Enables represents over thirty artists with developmental disabilities. The organization provides the artists the resources they need to become visual artists and 60% of revenue from sales. Check it out! Art Enables is located at  2204 Rhode Island Avenue, NE 20018 and they are open from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.