Weekend East City Event Round Up: Fantastic Voyage Edition

Tim Conlon Blank Canvas #57 – JELDWEN 2014; spray paint, paint marker, acrylic on canvas; 48”x36”. Courtesy Transformer.

Tim Conlon Blank Canvas #57 – JELDWEN 2014; spray paint, paint marker, acrylic on canvas; 48”x36”. Courtesy Transformer.

Thursday, November 20

 

Wild Hand Workshop – 7 p.m.

 

Join Wild Hand Workspace for a screening of Erica R. Harding’s film On Our Land: Being Garifuna in Honduras. The film explores the history, culture, and social issues in Honduras since the early 1800s. For details about the film and screening, click here.

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

 

Washington Project for the Arts – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

First Event — Hothouse Video: Fantastic Voyage features the animated films of six artists. This exhibition is the first time Washington Project for the Arts has partnered with another organization for their Hothouse series. For more information, click here.

 

Second Event — DC-based artist Amber Robles-Gordon is the second artist to exhibit an installation in Washington Project for the Arts’ South Capitol Skyscape series. Robles-Gordon uses found objects to represent her personal altar and celebrate cultural traditions. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

The Capitol Skyline Hotel is located at 10 I (Eye) Street SW.

 

Saturday, November 22

 

Wohlfarth Galleries – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Wohlfarth Galleries presents the opening reception of Zoe Isaac’s fine handmade jewelry. Visitors are welcome to see Isaac’s creations in this exhibit through December 14. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

Wohlfarth Galleries is located at 3418 9th Street NE.

 

Transformer – 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Join Transformer at American University’s Katzen Arts Center for the Eleventh Annual Silent Auction and Benefit Party. The auction supports Transformer’s mission to connect and promote emerging artists, most of whom are local. For details about purchasing tickets, click here.

American University’s Katzen Arts Center located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

 

Jess Oros is the Production Manager 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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Bacon & Bourbon Festival November 19

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Pardon the puns and come out to support a great cause, the fight against Alzheimer’s, to the tune of bluegrass, bacon and bourbon.

Join Washington City Paper for an evening of bacon, bourbon, beer and bluegrass. (Now that’s a mouthful. A delicious mouthful.)

Your ticket provides you the opportunity to taste over 30 top whiskies from around the world and sample bacon dishes from local restaurants, while playing all of the best games Penn Social has to offer (did we mention that they will be free!). Add in the sounds of live bluegrass music, well, we’ll call it what it is–hog heaven. Be a part of an event that’s sure to drive you hog wild!

Whiskies & restaurants to be announced soon!

A portion of proceeds with go towards Blondes vs Brunettes fight against Alzheimer’s.  Tickets start at $45.
801 E St, NW

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Anything and Everything Edition

Mimesis: Leaf & Keyhole by Brookland-based artist Leda Black who will participate in this year's Fotobazaar. Image courtesy of the artist.

Mimesis: Leaf & Keyhole by Brookland-based artist Leda Black who will participate in this year’s Fotobazaar. Image courtesy of the artist.

Thursday, November 13

 

Olive on Main – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Laurel Arts District Committee (LADC) presents a meet the artist with Racquel Keller. Keller is the fifth artist in this series of rotating showcases featuring original works by local artists. For more information, click here.

Olive on Main is located at 504 Main Street, Laurel, MD.

 

Gateway Arts Center – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Artist in Residence, Jack Warner, gives an artist talk and will explain to guests his process and where his work stems from. Over the past four months Warner has worked at the Gateway Arts Center making art and participating in exhibitions. Wish him well as he moves on and continues to prosper in his career. For details, click here.

The Gateway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD.

 

Friday, November 14

 

CHAW – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Join CHAW for their Sip and Paint event. Receive step-by-step instructions from Sheppard Bear and Ellen Cornett while enjoying a glass of wine. $30 includes all materials and light refreshments. For more information about how to register, click here.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is located at 545 7th Street, SE.

 

Saturday, November 15

 

Open Studio dc – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Join Open Studio dc for an informal open house to visit the new space. Visitors can see printing demonstrations and artwork for sale at the new Ivy City location. For more information about the open house, click here.

Open Studio dc is located at 1135 Okie Street, NE.

 

Gallery NK – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Join NK Gallery for the closing reception of Goskin Carey’s exhibition. Carey, a self-taught artist, found an outlet for her love of animals – especially horses – in the form of sculpture. Stop in to talk with the artist and discover more about her passion. For details about the exhibition, click here.

Gallery NK is located at 321 K Street, NE.

 

Friday, November 14

Join CHAW for their Sip and Paint event. Receive step-by-step instructions from Sheppard Bear and Ellen Cornett while enjoying a glass of wine. $30 includes all materials and light refreshments. For more information about how to register, click here.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is located at 545 7th Street, SE.

 

Saturday and Sunday November 15-16

 

Fotobazaar– 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

One of Fotoweek DC’s largest events, Fotobazaar, takes place in NoMa Saturday and Sunday; entry on those days is free.  Think of Fotobazaar as the Artomatic of the photography world with just about everything you can imagine on display.

Fotobazaar is located at 51 N Street, NE

 

Sunday, November 15

 

Union Arts – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join Union Arts for an open house featuring the works of over 20 artists. Visitors are welcome to explore the building, chat with artists, and partake in light refreshments. For more information about the open house, click here.

The open studios are located at 441 New York Ave., NE.

 

Joe’s Movement Emporium – 5 p.m.

 

This year’s Art & Experiences Auction is fiesta themes to celebrate the organizations tradition of Piñata Day. Not only will guests participate in an auction but there will also be a live mariachi band and salsa dancing lessons. Tickets for the event are $25 and all proceeds benefit Joe’s Arts Education program. For details on how to purchase tickets, click here.

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

Jess Oros is the Production Manager 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: Resolution 71 Passed Edition

"Dalya Luttwak Cannabis Sativa Root: Top View, painted steel, 23 x 21 x 1 feet, 2014. Image Courtesy of the artist. Part of the 30th Annual Washington Sculptors Group exhibition at American University"

“Dalya Luttwak Cannabis Sativa Root: Top View, painted steel, 23 x 21 x 1 feet, 2014. Image Courtesy of the artist. Part of the 30th Annual Washington Sculptors Group exhibition at American University”

FotoweekDC runs Saturday November 8 through Sunday November 16.  Get highlights and exhibitions details here.

Friday, November 7

Honfleur and Vivid Solution Galleries – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sheila Crider exhibits work in Volume at Honfleur Gallery and Vivid Solutions Gallery showcases the works of seven artists in the exhibit PHOTOBOOK. For details on both exhibits, click here.

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE and Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE

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

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening of three new exhibitions which focus on both photography and collage. The gallery will also display festive ornaments that visitors can purchase to support the Potomac Conservancy. For more information about November events, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue, NW

Publick Playhouse – 6:45 p.m.

Painter Luis Peralta exhibits new work in Freedom Series. The exhibition seeks to remind viewers that freedom is a dynamic and continuous process that exists within all of us. For more details about Peralta’s exhibit, click here.

The Publick Playhouse is located at 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, MD.

Joan Hisaoka Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Curator Jennifer Lindsay seeks to challenge assumptions about the space and the functionality of the dwellings in which we live. Titled Urban Bungalow, the exhibition has transformed the gallery with handmade furniture and “common” home objects created by fourteen artists. For more information, click here.

The Joan Hisaoka Gallery is located at 1632 U Street NW.

Saturday, November 8

Gateway Arts District – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Brentwood Arts Exchange, 39th Street Gallery, Gateway Arts Center, and ez Storage Studios for open studio tours. Visit the artists of the Gateway Arts District and see them at work. For more information about how to RSVP for tours, click here.

Tours take place throughout the Gateway Arts District along US Route 1.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Washington Sculptors Group presents the works of fifteen artists in Sculpture NOW 2014. Join them as they celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the WSG. For more information about artists and the exhibit, click here.

The Katzen Arts Center is located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Sunday, November 9

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Pleasant Plains Workshop for the third installment of the Georgia Avenue Window Walk. This public art project engages community members, local businesses, and visitors as they “connect to the history and current culture of Georgia Avenue.” For more information about the event, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue, NW

 

Jess Oros is the Production Manager 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: Pottery on the Hill Edition

"Stacey Snyder's tumblers. Image by Terricka Johnson. Courtesy Pottery on the Hill."

“Stacey Snyder’s tumblers. Image by Terricka Johnson. Courtesy Pottery on the Hill.”

Friday, October 31

 

CHAW – 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween on the Hill with CHAW, Eastern Market, and the DC Public Library. Events include arts activities, music, trick-or-treating for art, and much more for kids of all ages. For more information about HILLoween, click here.

All events will be taking place at Eastern Market located at 225 7th Street SE

 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 31, November 1-2

Pottery on the Hill

The Third Annual Pottery on the Hill begins with a preview reception to celebrate the sixteen nationally recognized ceramic artists participating this year. Purchase tickets in advance to receive the first chance to purchase artworks and meet the artists on Friday. The expo is open to the general public Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 2 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more details about the event, click here.   To read Phil Hutinet’s profile on Mark Shapiro, click here.

The event will take place at Hill Center 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

 

Saturday, November 1

39th Street Gallery – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The gallery presents mixed media artist Elizabeth Jacobsen in A Matter of Faith. Her art blends the sacred with the secular as she reflects on her Roman Catholic upbringing. She uses found objects to explore the connection between religion and spirituality and its relationship to feminism and gay identities. For details about the exhibition, click here.

The 39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, second floor, Brentwood, MD. 

NK Gallery – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sculptor Goksin Carey exhibits equine themed work at NK Gallery. Through sculpture, Carey invokes the spirit, movement, and balance of her subjects. For more information, click here.

Gallery NK is located at 321 K Street NE in the alley between “H” and “K” Streets NE.

Gallery O on H – 7:30 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.

Join Gallery O on H for Snake Oil, Saints and Spirits, an art exhibit and variety show. This event celebrates a time “when the veil between the living and the dead…is thin.” Guests are encouraged to wear a costume for this event. For more information about the show and purchasing tickets, click here.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street, NE.

 

Jess Oros is the Production Manager 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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Pottery on the Hill’s Preview Reception, October 31

multiartist_collage pottery on the hillPottery on the Hill’s Preview Reception allows special access to sixteen of the nation’s top ceramic artists and the opportunity to make the first purchases.

Join us for a lovely preview reception with sixteen of the nation’s top ceramic artists. Guarantee yourself the first chance to purchase pieces and see the incredible displays of their work in an intimate, relaxed environment. Speak with them directly and learn more about the inspiration behind their work. This reception includes a cocktail party with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments served.

Meet the Potters: Bob Briscoe (Harris, MN), Kevin Crowe (Amherst, VA), Naomi Dalglish (Bakersville, NC), Dan Finnegan (Fredericksburg, VA), Warren Frederick (Warrenton, VA), Ryan Greenheck (Philadelphia, PA), Michael Hunt (Bakersville, NC), Michael Kline (Bakersville, NC), Jenny Mendes (Chesterland, OH), Matthew Metz (Alfred Station, NY), Donna Polseno (Floyd, VA), Ken Sedberry (Bakersville, NC), Mark Shapiro (Worthington, MA), Stacy Snyder (Arlington, VA), Sam Taylor (Westhampton, MA) and Julie Wiggins (Charlotte, NC).

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Artist Collectives and Fever Edition

Liz Lescault Decollette, ceramic sculpture, white stoneware, 9"x11". Photo courtesy of the artist.

Liz Lescault Decollette, ceramic sculpture, white stoneware, 9″x11″. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Friday, October 24 

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Pleasant Plains Workshop for a group exhibition featuring the members of DDAY Collective. Members David Ibata, Danielle Scruggs, Alice Wonder, and Yodith Dammlash, explore the idea of art as a reflective process offering insight into the individuals who create the works. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW

Saturday, October 25

Fontana Forge – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of Fontana Forge in Brookland-Woodridge. The new studio space is designed for artisans focusing on blacksmithing of furniture, furnishings, and giftware. The morning events are for metalworkers, sculptors, and jewelers and the afternoon events are for friends, neighbors, and colleagues; visitors are encouraged to choose which timeframe is most convenient. For more information, click here.

The opening is located at Off the Beaten Track Warehouse, 2414 Douglas Street NE.

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Five Make Art celebrates the works of five women at the height of their careers. Pam Rogers, Liz Lescault, Ellen Cornett, Gloria Chapa, and Claudia Vess express their individual visions and passions in ways unique to themselves in this group exhibition. The variety of works span from watercolor to pastel to installations. For details about the artists and the exhibition, click here.

Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD

Project 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann presents recent work in her solo exhibit titled Feverland. Her paintings explore the patterns that emerge from the chaos and organic environment established through her process. As her works develop, these patterns dissolve creating diverse pieces, which strain on the verge of disunity. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

Project 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U Street NW, Suite 302.

 

Jess Oros is the Production Manager 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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