Weekend East City Event Round Up: The Changing City Edition

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Henry Bagato comments on DC’s rapid gentrification in Idle Time. Image courtesy of the Fridge.

EMULSION 2016—MONDAY DEADLINE!  

East City Art’s annual production EMULSION 2016 returns to Gallery O on H this spring. Submit your work for consideration by February 15.  Details about EMULSION found here.

 

Thursday, February 11

 

National Postal Museum – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The National Postal Museum celebrates Black History Month with exhibition Freedom Just Around the Corner on view. For more details, click here.

The National Postal Museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

 

Saturday, February 13

 

Project Create – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Project Create hosts the first in a series of Family Art Days which will take place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. Participants of all ages will be able to create art projects and enjoy refreshments. For more information, click here.

Project Create is located at 2028 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE.

 

Art Enables – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Enables presents the opening of two new exhibitions Images of Washington and Words Worth/Worth Words. For more details, click here.

Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

 

Hamiltonian – 1:30 p.m.

Engage with Hamiltonian fellow Nara Park at an artist talk.  The sculptor will discuss her recent projects. For more information, click here.

Hamiltonian is located at 1353 U St. NW.

 

The Fridge – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Fridge presents Idle Times by Henry Bagato. His exhibition makes a social commentary on the changing state of Washington DC. For more details, click here.

The Fridge is located at 516 ½ 8th 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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Cupid’s Undie Run – February 13

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pic courtesy of Carol VanDyke Photography

This February, help put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of crazed runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

You’ll be a part of something great. Last year Cupid’s raised over $3.5 Million to #EndNF and we’re relying on YOU to join and make this year’s fundraising (and party) the biggest and best yet.

Cupid’s is a party + 1 mile fun run at your own pace + more party. We encourage undies, but we get that it’s not for everyone – so just come out and have fun and raise some money for NF research!  NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, causing blindness, deafness, learning disabilities and severe chronic pain.

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is the world’s largest non-government organization dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research. Currently, there is no cure for NF and there are frighteningly few treatment options. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a Charity Navigator 4-Star charity that prides itself on efficiency, spending 82.4% of its revenue on program expenses and less than 8% on administrative costs.

You can start a team for your friends, join a team, or run solo. For each friend you sign up, we give you $25 towards incentives and they’ll get 25% off their registration fee.

Plus, readers of this blog can get 25% off by using the code DCBLOG.  Go ahead and register here!

  • Noon – Doors open & the party starts!
  • 1:15 PM – Awards ceremony
  • 2:00 PM – UNDIE RUN
  • 3:30 PM – Earned open bar closes
  • 4:00 PM – Bag check closes, Cupid’s officially ends

But if runs just aren’t your thing, please give online by clicking through here.  Donations to Cupid Charities benefit The Children’s Tumor Foundation and are tax-deductible. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 4-Star Charity Navigator rating.

 

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Winter Carnaval Edition

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Are You Being Served by Stephen Towns. Courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.

EMULSION  2016

East City Art’s annual production EMULSION 2016 returns to Gallery O on H this spring. Submit your work for consideration by February 15.  Details about EMULSION found here.

 

Friday, February 5

 

Pepco Edison Place Gallery – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Carnaval: Celebrations of the African Diaspora is an exhibition that focuses on the diversity of culture within the African Diaspora. Curated by Carol R. Dyson and Carolyn Goodridge, the exhibition showcases the work of over eighty artists. For more information, click here.

Pepco Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 Eighth St. NW.

 

HEMPHILL – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

PLAKOOKEE is a collaboration between artists Rachel Debuque and Justin Plakas which explores the aesthetic history of science fiction films through an installation titled Cosmic Modules. For more details, click here.

The gallery is located at 1700 L St. NW.

 

Touchstone – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Touchstone Gallery presents: At the Heart of the Matter in Gallery A and artwork by guest artist Dee Levinson and John Blee in Galleries B and C. For more information, click here.

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

 

CHACC – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center opens Deborah Browder’s exhibition Squaring the Circle: An Artful Meditation on the Alchemy of Love. For more information, click here.

CHACC is located at 3200 MLK Jr. Ave. SE.

 

Saturday, February 6

 

Brentwood Arts Exchange – 1 p.m.

The All-Screened Video Fest hosted by the Brentwood Arts Exchange invites visitors to an afternoon of independent shorts by local artists. For more information, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD.

 

Montpelier Arts Center – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Montpelier Arts Center features two new exhibitions this February: Re-Invention by Winston Harris and Narratives in Black Identity by Antonio McAfee, Stephen Towns, and Tiffany Jones. For more details, click here.

Montpelier Arts Center is located at 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD.

 

Gallery NK – 6 p.m.

Gallery NK exhibits the works of award winning photographers, Thomas Dodd and Steffen Faisst. For more information, click here.

Gallery NK is located at 321 K St. NE.

 

39th Street Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The University of Maryland Art Honors Program presents seven of their students at the 39th Street Gallery. For more details, click here.

39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD.

 

Sunday, February 7

 

Anacostia Community Museum – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Anacostia Community Museum hosts docent-led tours of the exhibition Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington. For more information, click here.

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.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Time to Rewind Edition

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What Reverend Beach Said, by Renée Stout, printed 2007 archival pigment print 24”x 18¾”x 1¾”. Courtesy of American University Museum.

EMULSION  2016

East City Art’s annual production EMULSION 2016 returns to Gallery O on H this spring. Submit your work for consideration by February 15.  Details about EMULSION found here.

 

Friday, January 29

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

Vivid Solutions Gallery opens Signal from Noise by Sol Hill while Lillian Hoover’s Edges and Allowances opens Honfleur Gallery. For more details, click here.

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

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE.

 

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join resident artist Chris Haughery in the opening reception of his exhibition Making Gains. Haughery explores the gradient process of screen printing through this series. For more information, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 703 Edgewood St. NE #2.

 

Saturday, January 30

American University Museum – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American University Museum opens winter shows Tales of the Conjure Woman by Renée Stout, Impact! presented by the Legacy of the Women’s Caucus for Art, and A Phrase Hung in Midair as if Frozen by Maggie Michael. For more details, click here.

American University Museum is located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

 

Hillyer Art Space – 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Brookland-based Duly Noted Painters invite visitors to a closing reception and artist talk of their exhibition CUBA, featuring works from the artists’ travel to the Caribbean nation. For more information, click here.

Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Ct. NW.

 

CHAW – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Critters, juried by Ellen Cornett, features work by eight artists in a variety of media. Three artists will be awarded the Equal Merit Award during the opening. For more details, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th St. SE.

 

Brentwood Arts Exchange – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016 is a literacy and cultural festival presenting over 100 prints and books commemorating the 2007 bombing of Baghdad’s historic bookselling street. The BAE will present a series of films during the festival. For more information, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD.

 

34zero9 Art studios – 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

*NEW GALLERY*

All at Once is a solo exhibition that features the work of resident artist John M. Adams. Resident artists will also open their studios to the public. For more information, click here.

34zero9 Art studios is located at 3409 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.

 

Sunday, January 31

DC Arts Center – 5 p.m.

DCAC invites guests to meet artist Jenny Walton as she discusses the inspiration behind her current exhibition Singles Faire: Intimate Gestures. For more information, click here.

DCAC is located at 2438 18th St. NW.

 

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: Blizzard of 2016 Edition

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Storage Pod, 2015 by Lillian Hoover. Courtesy of Honfleur Gallery.

With the winter storm on its way, make sure to check for updates about postponements of openings and events for this weekend.

 

Confirmed cancellation (rescheduled to next week):

CHAW’s group exhibition

Arlington Arts Center all exhibitions

Brentwood Arts Exchange Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

American University Katzen Center openings and artist talks

 

EMULSION 2016

East City Art’s annual production EMULSION 2016 returns to Gallery O on H this spring. Submit your work for consideration by February 15.  Details about EMULSION found here.

 

Friday, January 22

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

Vivid Solutions Gallery presents Signal from Noise by Sol Hill and Lillian Hoover’s Edges and Allowances at Honfleur Gallery. For more details, click here.

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

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE.

 

Saturday, January 23

Joe’s Movement Emporium – 6 p.m.

Join Joe’s Movement Emporium for a launch party of Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks and Nonsense by nature photographer Krista Schlyer. For more information, click here.

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

 

Saturday, January 23 Highlighted Regional Openings

 

34zero9 Art studios – 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

*NEW GALLERY*

All at Once is a solo exhibition that features the work of resident artist John M. Adams. Resident artists will also open their studios to the public. For more information, click here. (NOTE: Gallery will be open, Blizzard or not!)

34zero9 Art studios is located at 3409 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

 

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: The Afterlife Edition

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Colby Caldwell, how to survive your own death (222), 2015, archival pigment print mounted to Dibond and waxed, 36″ x 120″, Ed. 5. Courtesy of HEMPHILL.

Thursday, January 14

 

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

Long View Gallery presents the work of Mike Weber in The Nature Connection. Weber’s works juxtapose painting and nature photographs. For more information, click here.

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

 

Saturday, January 16

 

HEMPHILL – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

how to survive your own death features features 200 works by Colby Caldwell raising questions about death, rebirth and the possibility of an afterlife. For more information, click here.

HEMPHILL is located at 1515 14th St. NW.

 

EMULSION  2016

East City Art’s annual production EMULSION 2016 returns to Gallery O on H this spring. Submit your work for consideration by February 15.  Details about EMULSION found 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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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Twelfth Night Edition

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Take a trip to outer space at the WPA Saturday night at Other Worlds, Other Stories. Image courtesy Washington Project for the Arts.

Friday, January 8

 

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

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening of Before They Are Gone by Leslie Johnston. The mixed media installation features over 2,500 ceramic pieces representing the average number of elephants killed in Africa monthly. For more details, click here.

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

 

Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center — 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The CHACC presents Malia Kai’s This Pulse of Life: In Four Movements, which explores her internal struggles through the use of color, texture, and form. For more information, click here.

CHACC is located at 3200 MLK Jr. Ave. SE.

 

ReCreative Spaces — 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

ReCreative Spaces presents Prometheus featuring paintings by Arthur Kwon Lee focusing on the masculine animus. For more details, click here.

ReCreative Spaces is located at 3501 Perry St., Mt. Rainier, MD.

 

Saturday, January 9

 

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum — 10 a.m.

Take a tour of local artists’ studios. Artists participating in this studio tour are Michael Platt and Cedric Baker. For more information, click here.

Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

 

WPA — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Other Worlds, Other Stories features ten contemporary artists who use space exploration to reflect dreams of escape, conquest, and adventure. For more information, click here.

The exhibition is located at 2124 8th St. NW.

 

Adah Rose Gallery at 1469 Harvard St. NW — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

J.T. Kirkland’s You Stumble Over the New Language But Even it is Becoming Beautiful. J.T.’s paintings embrace geometry and invoke a sense of movement. For more details, click here.

Adah Rose Gallery is exhibiting this work at 1469 Harvard St. NW.

 

Hamiltonian – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hamiltonian presents two new exhibitions as follows: Mode(s) by Rob Hackett and Asleep in the Factory by Kyle Tata. Both exhibitions run concurrently at Hamiltonian. For more information, click here.

Hamiltonian is located at 1353 U St. NW.

 

Gallery OonH – 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Celebrate Twelfth Night H Street Style with an art exhibition, king cake, live music, fortune tellers, and other entertainment. For more details, click here.

Gallery OonH is located at 1354 H 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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