Weekend East City Event Round Up: Virtual Exhibiting Edition

Tanglewood Works celebrates their labors this weekend with a grand opening of their new maker space in Mount Rainier, MD.  Image courtesy Tanglewood Works.

Tanglewood Works celebrates their labors this weekend with a grand opening of their new maker space in Mount Rainier, MD. Image courtesy Tanglewood Works.

Through September 9—Virtual Online Exhibition

Academy 2015

CONNERSMITH hosts the fifteenth iteration of the annual exhibition showcasing up-and-coming artistic talent from the region’s graduating BFA and MFA classes. For more information about the virtual exhibition, click here.

 

Friday, September 4

The Fridge – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For the Love of Brick features twenty-five local and national artists whose works incorporate and are inspired by LEGO® bricks. Artists featured in the exhibition work in a variety of mediums including sculpture, paint, and graffiti. For more information, click here.

 

The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th St. SE in the rear alley.

 

Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7

Tanglewood Works – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Tanglewood Works first Anniversary and the opening of their new Maker Space in Mount Rainier, MD. The open house and “Birth-A-Versary” event take place throughout the holiday weekend with free upcycling demos, refreshments and more. For details and to RSVP, click here.

 

Tangled Works is located at 4641 Tanglewood Drive, Hyattsville, MD.

The Maker Space is located at 3613 Oak Lame, Mt. Rainer, MD. 

 

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.

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Wine and Design, Take Me Away

postal museum

 

Taking a step away from the dusty yet somehow still humid DC summer and into the cool and calm recesses of a museum is one of the pleasures of living in this city of ours.  Getting to spend time decompressing with a glass of wine and a project you don’t necessarily need to do perfectly is another.

At Wine and Design, the affordable monthly event sponsored by the Postal Museum, attendees can (for the price of a drink or two out at a crowded bar) help themselves to drinks and snacks while creating a featured craft with the guidance of the kind and generous staff on hand to give advice.  Instead of wrestling for space at a popular bar, sit yourself down with a glass of wine at a table covered in brown butcher paper…look around at the almost unlimited amount of craft supplies, and make friends with the people on either side of you, eager to take a break from their phones…listen to the sound of friends laughing about their inability to get paper beads to stick to each other.  The stress of your workday starts to fade away in the spirit of creativity found at these events!

 

Wine and Design takes a note from Handi Hour and other museum-sponsored events, which host live music by local bands as well as offering different crafts directed by various experts.  Previous crafts have been making paper beads with stamps at the Postal Museum and making collages with comic books provided by a local comics shop.  And if you’re afraid that you won’t be “good,” having a glass of wine or two on an empty stomach will remedy your worries.

 

The next Wine and Design from the Postal Museum on September 10th will focus on calligraphy.  Do yourself a favor, take a break, and go back to arts and crafts.
pic courtesy of Wine and Design at the Postal Museum

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Summer Swimming Edition

"The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities will exhibit works by recipients of the Fiscal Year 2016 Artist Fellowship Grant.  200 I Street gallery photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art."

“The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities will exhibit works by recipients of the Fiscal Year 2016 Artist Fellowship Grant. 200 I Street gallery photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.”

Thursday, August 13

 

Anacostia Community Museum – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

ACM’s award winning photographer, Susana Raab, discusses her research documenting east of the river communities and how those communities have changed over time. For more details, click here.

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

 

Friday, August 14

 

I Street Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ Fiscal Year 2016 Artist Fellowship Program exhibition will presents a broad scope of dynamic works from the grantees. Many of the works are available to purchase. For more information, click here.

I Street Galleries is located at 200 I St. SE.

 

Saturday, August 15

 

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Figure as Metaphor is an exhibition featuring sculptors Adam Bradley and Sarah Wegner. The work presented highlights both individual and collaborative pieces from the artists. For details, click here.

Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington, MD.

 

Capitol Skyline Hotel Pool – 5 p.m.

Join WPA for SynchroSwim 2015, a synchronized swimming performance art competition. Participants are not the typical synchronized swimmers, however, they bring creativity and enthusiasm! For more information, click here.

Capitol Skyline Hotel Pool, 10 I (eye) Street SW.

 

 

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.  Editor’s Note: This is the last Round Up until September 3. 

 

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Taste Your Music Benefit Concert at the Hamilton

imageThursday, September 3, 2015
The Hamilton Live

Gourmet Symphony and Capital City Symphony co-host a celebratory evening of curated cocktails, cuisine, and music benefiting Taste Your Music, the community outreach project that feeds and inspires DC’s residents in need. A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit Bread for the City, Miriam’s Kitchen, and So Others Might Eat.

Following Gourmet Symphony’s celebrated approach to reimagining the symphonic music experience, the Benefit Concert will showcase a menu of curated cocktails, cuisine, and classical music that highlights the cultural and historical connections between food and music. The nontraditional atmosphere encourages guests to explore the venue, meet the musicians, and engage with the orchestra and each other through conversation and social media.

The evening’s program features a four-course dinner and paired beverage menu masterfully designed by Taste Your Music culinary partners, Executive Chef Anthony Lombardo of The Hamilton and Andrew Markert of Beuchert’s Saloon, in collaboration with Gourmet Symphony’s artistic and culinary curators. Each pairing draws inspiration from the composers’ cultural heritage, the lyrics sung, and Taste Your Music’s custom-designed meals, which were served to and enjoyed by hundreds of DC residents in need over the summer.

6:30 pm VIP reception (for sponsors only)/7:30 pm GA doors & cocktails/8 pm dinner & live orchestra

Tickets start at $99 and are currently on sale here. For more information, go to www.gourmetsymphony.org/tymbenefitconcert.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Canicule 2015 Edition

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1103, 2003 (image from ArtsManager, LLC). Courtesy of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1103, 2003 (image from ArtsManager, LLC). Courtesy of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Thursday, July 30

 

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

Long View Gallery presents New Year/New Artists featuring the works of Rebecca Coles, Joelle Dietrick, Georgia Nassikas, Robert Ochs, Sarah Stockstill and Casey Vogt. For more information, click here.

Long View Gallery is located at 1234 Ninth St. NW.

 

Friday, July 31

 

Plaza Artist Materials – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Artist Tony Zatzick will lead a demonstration of techniques using a new line of Liquitex spray paints and paint markers. For more details, click here.

Plaza Artist Materials is located at 1990 K St. NW.

 

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – 6:30 p.m.

Visitors are invited to schedule free tours of the museum led by managing curator Joan Oshinsky but are asked to RSVP ahead of time. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center houses the largest public art collection in DC outside of a museum. For more information, click here.

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located at 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW.

 

Saturday, August 1

 

NoMa – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join CHAW for a family-oriented event at Wunder Garten, a pop-up beer garden in NoMa. Art activities will be available for children while those 21 and can enjoy a wide selection of beer. For more information, click here.

Wunder Garten is located at 150 M St. NE.

 

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.

 

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: New Beginnings Edition

"A new beginning--Art Works Now breaks ground on their new home at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in the Gateway Arts District.  Rendering courtesy McInturff Architects and Art Works Now. "

“A new beginning–Art Works Now breaks ground on their new home at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in the Gateway Arts District. Rendering courtesy McInturff Architects and Art Works Now. “

Gallery OnH FREE Music in the Courtyard Series:

  • Hot, Cajun Hot and Cajun Red Hot | Friday, July 17: Li’l Red & the Renegades 9-11pm
  • Reggae so good you’ll think you’re in the Islands! | Saturday, July 18: LUCKY Dub 9-11pm

Gallery OonH is located at 1354 H Street NE | Details here

 

Friday, July 17

 

CHAW – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join CHAW for Friday ARTnights. CHAW will host Drop-In Figure Drawing facilitated by artist Will Fleishell and Clay and Cabernet with teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp. For details, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th St. SE.

 

Saturday, July 17

 

Art Works Now – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join Art Works Now for the groundbreaking ceremony of their new home. Together with Pizzeria Paradiso, Art Works Now will breathe new life into a long neglected corner in the Gateway Arts District. Following the groundbreaking with state and county officials in attendance, the public is encouraged to participate in art activities. For details and to RSVP, click here.

The event is located at 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

 

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery – 3:30 p.m.

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery invites guests to meet the curator and artists of Sanctuary. Visitors will be able to attend a casual reception following the artists’ talk and have the opportunity to mingle with the artists. For more information, click here.

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is located at 1632 U St. NW.

 

Otis Street Arts Project – 5 p.m. to 7p.m.

CONVERGENCE is an exhibition featuring wood sculpture and mixed media furniture by Andrew Christenberry. For more information, click here.

Otis Street Arts Project is located at 3706 Otis St., Mount Rainier, MD.

 

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.

 

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Iconic Synthesis Edition

Iconic synthesis--Megan Van Wagoner's sculptures (left) become the blank canvas for Erik Thor Sandberg's (right) paintings in Saturated with the Subconscious.  Image courtesy Flashpoint Gallery.

Iconic synthesis–Megan Van Wagoner’s sculptures (left) become the blank canvas for Erik Thor Sandberg’s (right) paintings in Saturated with the Subconscious. Image courtesy Flashpoint Gallery.

Thursday, July 9

 

Wild Hand Workspace – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Wild Hand Workspace for the opening of A Hand Drawn Feast by Marcella Kriebel. Kriebel’s prints can be found in many DC farmers markets and select gift stores. This is her first exhibition in Washington, DC. For more information, click here.

Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe St. NE Studio #8. 

 

Joe’s Movement Emporium – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Textiles and Photography: A Juxtaposition of Silk Art and Photography features artist Diane Tuckman. Her work seeks to explore and encourage creativity from the audience. Guests will be invited to try their hands at silk painting during the opening. For details, click here.

Joe’s is located at 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier, MD.

 

Friday, July 10

 

Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artists Erik Thor Sandberg and Megan Van Wagoner work together in Saturated with the Subconscious. This exhibition merges Sandberg’s paintings and drawings with Van Wagoner’s narratives in porcelain and glass. For more information, click here.

Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G St. NW.

 

Touchstone Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening reception of three exhibitions. Some Like it Hot features the works of Touchstone member artists, Memoryscapes – Blurry Lines II is a new series by Steve Alderton, and Olympic Peninsula: From Coast to Ancient Forests shows a photographic journey by Harvey Kupferberg. For details, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW.

 

CHAW – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This Friday CHAW will host Paint and Sip with teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear and a Friday Night Fever Disco Dance Workshop designed for all levels of experience. For details, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th St. SE.

 

Saturday, July 11

 

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join the Anacostia Community Museum for their monthly studio tour to DC artists’ workspaces. This month’s tour will take visitors to the studios of Elva Anderson, Sharon Robinson, and DC Scraps. For more details or to register, click here.

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

 

Off-Rhode Gallery – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Fourth Annual Artists Off-Rhode group exhibition showcases the talent of Ward 5 at Art Enables.. For more information, click here.

Off-Rhode Gallery is located 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

 

CHAW – 5 p.m. to 7p.m.

A Journey Down the Potomac features the photographs of Jonathan Weiner. In his solo show, Weiner explores the length of the Potomac through color photographs printed from traditional slide film. For more details, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th St. 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.

 

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