Weekend East City Event Round Up: Memorial Day Edition

Peter Krsko will discuss Apoptosis at the Fridge this Sunday, May 24 at 3pm. Image courtesy Peter Krsko and the Fridge.

Peter Krsko will discuss Apoptosis at the Fridge this Sunday, May 24 at 3pm. Image courtesy Peter Krsko and the Fridge.

Thursday, May 21 

Hamiltonian – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Stockholm Syndrome, a new body of work by artist Larry Cook, challenges visitors to look into the past and consider the evolution of racism. The exhibition questions the “post-racial” society in which we currently live. For more information, click here.

Hamiltonian is located at 1353 U St. NW. 

Saturday, May 23

Brookland – 1 p.m.

Curious about street art? Artist Rajan Sedalia will teach a class about graffiti art, painting, airbrushing, cartoons, comics, color and abstract forms. All skill levels are welcome. To read more about classes, click here.

Sunday, May 24

The Fridge – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join The Fridge for an artist talk featuring Apoptosis artist, Peter Krsko. Krsko will share with visitors his inspiration behind his work. For details about the talk, click here.

The Fridge in the alley behind 8th Street SE, Barracks Row, between E & G Streets SE .

ReCreative Spaces – 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Join ReCreative Spaces to kick off the (Up)Rising Festival. This event encourages visitors to choose their own art adventure as they explore the businesses and engage with artists along Rhode Island Avenue NE. For more information, click here.

ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Ave. 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: The “Other” Edition

Spectator becomes the spectacle this Saturday at Pleasant Plains Workshop as photographer Ann-Marie VanTassell explores NASCAR's fan base.  Image courtesy Pleasant Plains Workshop.

Spectator becomes the spectacle this Saturday at Pleasant Plains Workshop as photographer Ann-Marie VanTassell explores NASCAR’s fan base. Image courtesy Pleasant Plains Workshop.

Thursday, May 14 

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

Join the artists at Wild Hand Workspace for an open studio event at the Brookland Arts Walk. Artwork from APT50 will be on display.

Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe St. NE.

Friday, May 15 

Leica Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Matt Stuart’s exhibition Look Both Ways challenges viewers to look deeply into the hopes they hold inside. For more details, click here.

Leica Store Gallery DC is located at 977 F St. NW.

Saturday, May 16 

Gallery O on H – 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Gallery O on H and Palace Productions present Pink Up Events to show their support for survivors of breast cancer. Proceeds benefit Breast Care for Washington, DC For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H St. NE.

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Artist, Ann-Marie VanTassell explores the world of NASCAR from the fan’s perspective. For more information, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Ave. NW.

H Street Café – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Compiling Dimensions features the work of Alissa Taylor, Justin Pyles, Lorina Harris, and Haley Fults. This multi-media exhibition is the fifth “volume” in a series of exhibitions. For details, click here.

Sunday, May 17

Passageway Artists Studios – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Passageway artists will host open studios. For more information, click here.

Passageways Artists Studios are located at 6001 66th Ave., Riverdale, MD.

Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17

Diane Tuckman – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn how to silk paint from artist Diane Tuckman. No skills required to try your hand at this unique art form. For more information and to register, click here.

 

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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Hot 5 @ Hill Center: Jazz on a Summer Eve

pic courtesy of DC Music Download

pic courtesy of DC Music Download

In Corner Store, bassist and composer Kris Funn mingles blues and jazz with hip-hop and gospel, creating a rollicking sound that extends the lineage of American music into a funkier future.

Funn grew up in Baltimore before attending Howard University and settling in the D.C. area; since then he’s toured and recorded with jazz stars like Christian Scott, Tunde Adjuah and Kenny Garrett. His bluesy, big-boned bass playing is Corner Store’s foundation, and its lighter fluid. From there, the quartet’s sound twists upward like smoke, kindled by crackling drums and snaky electric guitar.

Read more and listen to Funn recent show at Twin’s Jazz here.

The free show runs from 5:00pm til 7:00pm, Sunday, May 17
Hill Center, 
921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: 2015 Gateway Open Studio Tour Edition

The Cave, acrylic & ceramic tile adhesive on canvas, 2014 by Rush Baker.  See Baker's Under Pressure at Honfleur Gallery Friday Night.

The Cave, acrylic & ceramic tile adhesive on canvas, 2014 by Rush Baker. See Baker’s Under Pressure at Honfleur Gallery Friday Night.

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The 2015 Gateway Open Studio Tour is Saturday, May 9 from 12-5 p.m. with an after-party from 5-8 p.m. at the 39th Street Gallery. Details Here

Thursday, May 7

Washington Project for the Arts – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Washington Project for the Arts as they open two new Hothouse projects. Hothouse Video: Amy Finkelstein and Hothouse: ImPRINT are featured this May. For details, click here.

Both openings will be at Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (Eye) St. SW.

Cove – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join the Cove community for the opening of Hester Ohbi’s solo exhibition in Capitol Hill. Ohbi’s colorful works are reminiscent of her childhood summers in Pennsylvania. For more information, click here.

cove Capitol Hill is located at 611 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 

The Galleries at Takoma Park – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

STEAM…when science intersects art features works by Leda Black, Martin Levin, Cleve Overton, and the Bridges Organization. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

The Galleries at Takoma Park are located at 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park. 

Friday, May 8 

Honfleur and Vivid Solutions Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Honfleur Gallery presents Under Pressure, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Rush Baker. Vivid Solutions Gallery presents 3 Millimeters, the work of Greg Kahn. For more details about Rush Baker, click here. For more details about Greg Kahn, click here.

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE. Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE.

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

Jason Wright’s solo exhibition V E R S U S strives to bring life to sometimes overlooked and forgotten places. Wright is inspired by the everyday and encourages views to really examine the areas surrounding them. For details, click here.

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

Saturday, May 9

The 2015 Gateway Open Studio Tour Noon to 5 p.m. 

The 11th annual Gateway Open Studio Tour is the largest visual arts event of the DC region.  See well over 100 artists in their native habitat—the studio—and seven art exhibitions.  Then join the 39th Street Gallery for an opening reception of Kyujin Lee’s Dreaming Impossible Dreams and after-party featuring Korean food.  Full listings and downloadable map here.

Open Studio dc – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Open Studio dc and the Corcoran College of Art + Design for the opening of Deceptively Obvious. This exhibition features a unique collaboration between screenprinters and poets. For more information, click here.

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

Transformer – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Interspatial is a group show curated by Quota opening at Transformer. The exhibition challenges viewers to examine multiple interpretations of space through the question “Do we try to fit in or redefine what these spaces are?” For details, click here.

Transformer is located at 1404 P St. NW.

The Fridge – 6 p.m. 10 p.m.

Join The Fridge for the opening of Apoptosis a sculptural exhibit by Peter Krsko. Krsko’s large-scale sculptures are created through repurposed lumber collected throughout the metro area. For more information, click here.

The Fridge is located in the alley off of 8th St. SE, Barracks Row 

 

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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Vinofest DC Comes to NoMa May 9

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This Saturday, hope for sun as Vinofest takes over NoMa 3pm and continues on til 10pm.  Presented by Vinolovers, VinoFest is a curated wine and music festival that celebrates memorable wine experiences, flavorful music, passion for food, diverse communities, and charitable giving. This unique intersection of passion and purpose makes VinoFest more than a wine event and even more than a concert – it’s a full sensory experience.

Musical guests include DJ Neekola, Alison Carney, DJ Hazzard, Black Masala, DJ Adrian Loving, White Ford Bronco, DJ Adrian Loving, Trouble Funk and Questlove as the headliner.

Complimentary tastings and a commemorative glass are included in the ticket price.  Foodtrucks will be on hand, including Dirty South Deli, Gouter, Red Hook Lobster, Pound DC, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen, Snocream Company, Swizzler, and Puddin’.

STOREY PARK NOMA, 1005 FIRST ST NE
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015

VIP ACCESS: 3-5PM
GENERAL: 5-10PM
Click for tickets.

Proceeds benefit Make A Wish Foundation Mid-Atlantic, DC Central Kitchen, and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

 

ABOUT VINOLOVERS

Vinolovers is an e-commerce and festival experience company. Our online wine subscription service delivers monthly curated and personalized wine sourced from boutique wineries. It’s a wine club that refuses to be simply a wine club. Our VinoFest Wine and Music Festival brings people together in celebration of love of wine and love of life.

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Mid City Artists Open Studios Partners with First Friday Dupont

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On the spring evening of May 1st and afternoons of May 2nd and 3rd, tour 20+ working art studios, in and around Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street and Shaw, better known as Mid City.  Visitors can hop from one studio to another within vibrant Mid City and witness an expansive offering of art and culture by the city s most talented and creative artists. This bi-annual event offers visitors a rare portal into the artists’ creative habitat and an opportunity for the public to participate in the District’s dynamic and diverse arts community.

For the first time, MCA will open its studio doors on Friday, May 1st from 6PM-8PM to coincide with First Friday Dupont! A longstanding Dupont Circle tradition, First Friday Dupont offers the ability to connect with modern and contemporary art by national and international artists with a special emphasis on local and up-and-coming artists. This new partnership deepens the connection MCA has with neighboring galleries and local businesses.
Open Studios is free and offers self-guided and guided tours. The self-guided tour is an open format that has proven to be an ideal way to encourage dialogue between artists and enthusiasts allowing visitors to gain firsthand knowledge about the creative process. Additionally a number of local curators and artists will lead guided tours to select studios during the Open Studios weekend. The guided tours are on a first-come, first-serve basis and will help familiarize participants with the works in a conversational setting.

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These free guided tours must be reserved in advance. To reserve a tour and to download our map, visit the MCA website.

Tours start at 1843 14th St NW

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cove Hosts Art Reception  Featuring Art Activist and Painter Barbara Januszkiewicz

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La Vie En Rose, courtesy of the artist

On April 30, 2015 cove and partner ArtSee celebrate their relationship with Washington, DC based artist Barbara Januszkiewicz. Cove will open the doors of their newest location in Rosslyn (1735 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA) for an opportunity to meet and dialogue with the artist about her work featured in the cove space. For this exhibition, Barbara Januszkiewicz hopes the works on display will spark a dialogue about the use of color and her fascination with conceptual link to music. In an effort to show support for the Arlington art scene, Januszkiewicz hopes to use social media to share her work and support for alternative art spaces. Cove’s wall space has been turned in to an alternative art gallery through September 9, 2015, showcasing Januszkiewicz’s fine artwork. The public, press and art supporters are welcome to tour the space to see the artwork and interact with the artist on April 30, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Barbara Januszkiewicz is influenced directly by music and strives to capture sound in her paintings. She finds it intriguing that there is a vocabulary of words that apply to both music and visual art, from movement, patterns, perspectives and layering.  Januszkiewicz’s expression in visual art is based on reacting directly to music. Januszkiewicz has been working in watercolor, a medium that makes it difficult to capture the complexity and color of a song. For cove, however, she will display her latest work of acrylic on canvas, a new medium for Januszkiewicz. Exploring the effects of every genre from jazz to thumping garage rock and vintage blues has helped express that moment when sound becomes visual.

Cove features different local artists in each of their eight spaces. Januszkiewicz admires that cove is creating an intimidation free atmosphere where art speaks for itself. Cove is providing an alternative art experience to that provided by a gallery; it is reaching new audiences and exposing visual art to a new crowd. Members of the cove community come from different backgrounds and work environments. Cove was created with a simple objective: building places you want to be. They boast fast Wi-Fi, color printers, conference rooms, and now, local art for their members.

ArtSee works to bring local art and artists into each cove space with a six-month rotation of their work. With the recent rise of non-traditional gallery spaces, cove will become the first space of its kind to welcome artists into their community. Each artist will not only have their work displayed but will be introduced to the cove community through a series of receptions, talks and workshops, coordinated by ArtSee.

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In This World, courtesy of the artist

 

 

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