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Arts Walk To Welcome Collaborative Artist HiJAC

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

We recently learned that the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market will welcome HiJAC, a unique architecture, art, and technology collaboration to Studio 17. From a press release:

HiJAC is a trans-disciplinary collaborative working between architecture, art, and technology. The team creates artistic spaces, objects, and moments that are driven by an interest in experimenting with how humans interact with both physical and virtual environments.

HiJAC will use the studio at the Arts Walk as an incubation space to generate and test ideas for new artistic interventions, with a focus on how people interact with space and how this interaction can be more playful and more human.  In addition to open-studio activities, HiJAC will work in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects DC Technology Committee to offer community workshops in interactive digital technologies and computational modeling.

HiJAC was founded by Hiroshi Jacobs, AIA, an artist and architect living and working in Washington, DC. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at The Catholic University of America School of Architecture & Planning, and an architect with STUDIOS Architecture. His designs and artwork have appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions, including Surface Magazine, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, DC Modern Luxury, DesCours New Orleans, La Biennale di Venezia, (e)Merge Art Festival, and the Harvard Arts First Festival.

Welcome to the neighborhood, HiJAC!

Arts Walk Third Thursday – Shop Local For The Holidays

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

Third Thursday at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk is a great time to get out into the neighborhood and support local artists. This month’s event will take place on Thursday December 17th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. From the Facebook event page:

December is here, bring on the cheer! Visit the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market for a Holiday terrific, Third Thursday! On December 17th, the Arts Walk will be the perfect place to find all of your last minute gift needs for family, friends, and party hosts alike.

The Happenings:
Marcella Kriebel Art + Illustration: Marcella Studio (Studio 14): Grand Opening and Holiday Market from 5-10 PM; drinks and appetizers will be served

• Tamora Ilasat & Karen Van Allen (Studio 22): Celebrate their second year on the Arts Walk. Enjoy seasonal refreshments, a $50 and under Art Box and new paintings and works on paper from 5-8 PM.

Rachel Pfeffer Designs (Studio 13): Last minute shopping extravaganza! Save 15% off the entire store during Third Thursday, 12/17.

• Marcelle’s Coop (Studio 15): Stop by and check out the many new vintage pennant pillows and quilts, as well as amazing new items from all local women artists.

Latela DC (Studio 27): Make a hommeade gift for your special someone during Latela’s soap making class at 7pm (RSVP: http://www.lateladc.com/events/soap-dec17)

Maroulla Sculpture (Studio 12): View and shop a unique line of miniature sculptures in bronze and marble as well as one of a kind artistic jewelry creations perfect for a special gift.

Only Make Believe (Studio 1): Shop a special Abby Joy Jewelry Pop-Up Shop in OMB’s Studio! 20% of all jewelry sales will be donated to OMB. Check out Abby Joy Jewelry here: www.abbyjoy.com

Black Lab (Studio 16): View the new book release of As In Queen (the abecedarium of a typophiliac) and meet the award winning artist, Leda Black, herself! Sales from Black Lab’s “Peace Dove” shawl will be donated to the International Rescue Committee, an organization committed to responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

Small Business Saturday Event At The Arts Walk

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

This Saturday, the artists at Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk will be hosting a Small Business Saturday event from 9:00 am -9:00 pm. From the event page on Facebook:

*Stitch & Rivet will be open 10-6 promoting a variety of local handmade items great for unique gifts!
*Maroulla Sculpture will be open 9-7 promoting a line of miniature sculptures in bronze & marble + a line of one of a kind artistic jewelery creations as special gift items!
*Rachel Pfeffer Designs will be open 10-5 promoting handmade jewelery for your special someone!
*Black Lab will be open 9-5 promoting discounts on photo-based digital prints and books!
*Center for Byzantine Material Arts will be open 10-4
*Latela DC will be open 10-9 promoting 20% off on select artworks including paintings and photography prints, local handmade soaps, and art books + hosting a pop-up of select artists who will be creating throughout the day on #SmallBusinessSaturday along with bins of vinyl records $1-$3 each!

The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe St NE.

Arts Walk Welcomes Three New Artists This November

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

We recently learned from a press release that three new artists, Kuzeh Pottery, LATELA Studio, and Marcella Kriebel will be moving into the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market this fall. Welcome to the neighborhood! From the press release:

All three new artists will be in their studios by early November.

Kuzeh Pottery (Studio #18)

Pegah Shahghasemi opened Kuzeh Pottery in March 2013 in New York City with the goal to create functional pottery that is simple, elegant, and comforting. Her pottery is inspired by Persian art, presented in a modern fashion. Pegah’s degree in Graphic Design from University of Minnesota, 14 years of design experience, living and traveling to different countries, and being a mother to two young daughters have greatly influenced her ceramic work. Kuzeh (Farsi for a curvy vase) has been featured in New York Magazine and other publications. Kuzeh Pottery products can be purchased at Union Kitchen in NE D.C., at Kuzeh.us, and at her work space on the Arts Walk.

LATELA Studio (Studio #27)

The LATELA studio is an art gallery and creative work space featuring selected fine and local D.C. area artists whose work will be displayed in rotating exhibits and events curated by Marta Staudinger. Marta is a D.C. native who pursued art history and curatorial studies in Italy and Spain, earning a Master’s degree in New Media Art Curatorship in Barcelona. The studio is a component of the LATELA brand, founded by Marta, which collaborates with local venues to host exhibitions and offers art management, consultation, and related services to artists. The LATELA studio space serves as a home base for member artists to exhibit and sell their work, host creative workshops, and work in the studio. Visitors to the studio may purchase works of art in a variety of media, as well as prints and creativity-inspiring books.

Marcella Kriebel (Studio #14)

Marcella Kriebel is devoted to creating watercolor art that is both informative and beautiful, and enjoys illustrating pieces for her food-related art collection. Marcella is the author and illustrator of Mi Comida Latina, a cookbook currently in its fourth edition and comprised of 140 pages of hand lettered, illustrated recipes based on her travels throughout Latin America. Marcella’s art prints, cookbook, and cards can be found at many of the District’s farmers markets, on her website (www.marcellakriebel.com), in select gift stores and at her workspace on the Arts Walk, Marcella Studio.  She currently teaches watercolor classes while maintaining her art commissions, commercial design, original gallery work, and paper goods collection.

On November 5, when LATELA moves into its studio, all 27 artist studios will be occupied.   Just two months ago, Monroe Street Market welcomed three additional artists, including Rachel Pfeffer (Studio #13), Brian Dailey (Studio #10), and Byzantine Center for Material Arts (Studio #7).

The Arts Walk studios are located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.

Stitch And Rivet Hosts ‘Meet The Maker’ Pop-Up Events At The Arts Walk

Brookland Sign Monroe Street MarketStitch and Rivet, one of the studios at Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk will be hosting  a “Meet The Maker” series of one-day pop-up-shops featuring craft businesses from all over the DC area.  The series will run from this Saturday through Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (during the Farmer’s Market hours).  The pop-ups offer guests a chance to meet the makers of their favorite locally crafted products, many of which are sold at Stitch & Rivet year-round.

For more information about the events, go here.  Stitch & Rivet”s website is here.  Here is the rundown of events:

  • October 10: Annie Howe Papercuts, paper cuts and prints

    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
      *Demonstration and teaching workshop by Annie Howe of Annie Howie Papercuts. Space limited to four students. Cost is $65 per ticket, inclusive of all supplies and tools needed. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • October 17: Hooked & Loopy, crocheted figures

  • October 24: Tigerflight, reclaimed sweater pillows and toys

  • November 7: Yummy & Company, postage stamp sized landscapes and etched jewelry

  • November 14: Tasha McKelvey, ceramic pots and jewelry

  • November 21: TBD

The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE. Stitch & Rivet is located at Studio #3.

Outdoor Movie Night At The Arts Walk Friday, Showing Rio

This Friday the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market invites neighbors to enjoy their “Dinner and a Movie” event. Participating restaurants Halsa, Brookland Pint and Potbelly will feature special promotions and a free outdoor movie, Rio, will be shown beginning at dusk. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair. All guests will receive a free bag of popcorn provided by Monroe Street Market. Check out the Tweet below for more info.

Third Thursday At The Arts Walk – Open Studios, Live Music, Beer Garden

Third Thursday at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk is a great time to get out into the neighborhood and enjoy the outdoors. This month’s event will take place on Thursday September 17th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and will feature live music, open studios and a beer garden.

Outdoor Movie Nights At The Arts Walk Begin Friday

We recently found out the Art’s Walk at Monroe Street Market will be hosting three free movie nights starting Friday with Planet of the Apes. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and check out the tweet below for more information.

Third Thursday At The Arts Walk – Open Studios, Live Music, Beer Garden

Third Thursday at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk is a great time to get out into the neighborhood and enjoy summer. This month’s event will take place on Thursday August 20th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and will feature live music, open studios and a beer garden. Sounds like fun!

The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.

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.