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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Activism through Art Edition

Installation view of Monica Jahan Bose's Climate Action: Story Telling with Saris at the Anacostia Arts Center.  Image courtesy of the artist.

Installation view of Monica Jahan Bose’s Climate Action: Story Telling with Saris at the Anacostia Arts Center. Image courtesy of the artist.

Saturday, May 30 

Anacostia Art Center – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This series of workshops hosted by artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose asks participants to consider and address climate change. During the workshop visitors are encouraged to share their personal stories on saris. For more details, click here.

Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE.

 

Project Create – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Project Create for the Annual Student Showcase and Street Art Festival. The festival will include multimedia work from local students. This family event is a fun and creative way to kick off the summer. For more information, click here.

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

 

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

At War with Ourselves is a year-long series of programs exploring the Civil War and its effect on race in America. The work featured in this exhibition is a visual response to a poem by Nikky Finney. For more information, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, 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: 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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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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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Art is Risen Edition

"Work by Sondra Arkin at Long View Gallery's Network which opens this Thursday.  Image courtesy of the gallery. "

“Work by Sondra Arkin at Long View Gallery’s Network which opens this Thursday. Image courtesy of the gallery. “

Thursday, April 2

All We Art – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Join All We Art for a discussion featuring Luisa Elena Vidaurre, Andrea Pollan and Lisa Brown. Visitors to the Through Her Eyes discussion will hear about lessons learned and tips from their experience as gallery owners. For more details, click here. 

All We Art is located at 1666 33rd Street NW.  

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

Eve Stockton and Sondra N. Arkin both explore the interconnectivity of the world around them. In Networks, Stockton and Arkin attempt to understand this networking at the technological level through their art. For more information, click here.

Long View Gallery is located at 1234 Ninth Street NW.

Friday, April 3

ReCreative Spaces – 7 p.m. to midnight

ReCreative Spaces presents Black Life/White Light. This exhibition featured featuring white artists responding to the Black Lives Matter movement. For more information, click here.

ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Avenue NE.

Saturday, April 4

Wild Hand Workspace – 1 p.m.

Morgan Hungerford West with Starchild Studios DC presents a workshop on how to build one’s creative career. West will provide information on networking, branding, marketing your craft, and so much more. For details, click here.

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

The Fridge – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Women in Color features all new works from DC-based artist Rose Jaffe. Through her work, Jaffe seeks to celebrate the emotions and dynamism of young women. For more information, click here.

The Fridge is located across the street from Matchbox Pizza on 8th Street SE.

 

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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IntellectuCOOL Presents: THE GREY AREA – Get 20% OFF Your Tickets

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Saturday, March 14th, 6pm.

There is no better showcasing of the arts than the wonderful series of events that IntellectuCOOL has blessed DC with. On March 14th they bring you “The Grey Area” – where they will be exploring life’s undefined spaces through visual art, conversation, monologues, poetry and dance. There will even be an after party kicking off at 10pm.

Get tickets here. Type in our special DC Style Is Real promo code COOLSTYLE and get 20% off your tickets.

Mousai House
411 New York Ave NE – Studio 3A
Washington, DC 20002

What you can expect: The best social experience you’ve ever had of course. IntellectuCOOL focuses on bringing people from all walks of life together in the same room to discuss real and relevant topics, with the hope of making cool connections. This event is designed to explore life’s grey areas. You can expect poetry, theatrical and dance performances; as well as a visual art presentation. All this will happen in one of the most unique spaces in DC– The Mousai House…And did we mention the after party doe?

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