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 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.
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 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!
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
This Thursday is Third Thursday at Monroe Street Market’s Arts Walk, which means open arts studios, live performances, and beer! This time around, a portion of proceeds will go to a great cause. Check out more from the Tweet below.
Yesterday, the Washington Post ran this story on Brookland, calling our neighborhood “the place to go right now”. The feature, which is accompanied by a handful of cool photos, is the most comprehensive write up I think I have ever seen on Brookland. The story covers local eateries Smith Public Trust, Brookland Pint, Brookland’s Finest, Brookland Cafe, Hälsa, and Menomale. The story also explores local stores Bartered Threads and Scrap DC, and Arts Walk studiosAnalog, Wild Hand Workspace, and Stitch and Rivet as well as Dance Place. This is a good article to bookmark for the next time a friend or family member asks about where you live!
An ambitious city-wide temporary art project, The 5×5 Project is getting underway. According to the website it is a:
District-wide program of contemporary, temporary public art dedicated to exploring new perspectives on our city through the lens of five curators. In fact, it is the largest, temporary public art project in the District. The project will begin in early September and end by December of 2014.
While there will be a lot of cool events and many works by 25 artists all over the city, we thought readers would like to know about one right here in our backyard.
The show will highlight the works of Michael Platt. The show will be installed on Saturday September 6th and run until December 30th and is described as a “large banner of photography and poetry with an augmented reality layer”.
Here is Mr. Platt’s impressive Bio:
Michael B. Platt is a 2007 recipient of the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant. Long known as a printmaker, his artwork in the last decade has explored digital imagery and book art that combines images and poetry. Platt has exhibited in international and national galleries and museums in Paris, France; Australia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and San Francisco, CA, just to mention a few. Important group shows include the 2011-12, Multiplicity, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. Also in 2011: Corridor: 6 DC Artists + 6 Baltimore Artists, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, The Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT; and in 2010, The Washington Project for the Arts 35th Anniversary exhibition at the American University’s Katzen Center at Washington, DC.
Platt is represented in numerous private collections, including the Corcoran Museum; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection and Rare Books and Special Collections; the Schomburg Research Center in Black Culture of the New York Public Library; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Harris Poetry Collection of the John Hay Library of Brown University; the David C. Driskell Center Collection of the University of Maryland; and the Hampton University Art Museum. Tim Davis of International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC, represents Michael Platt.
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 August 21st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Every month most of the studios are open and hosting workshops, exhibits, crafts for sale and more. This time around you can also enjoy live music from the band Aspen Grove. For more information check out the Third Thursday page from Cultural DChere. The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.
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