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Weekend East City Event Round Up: The Black Love Experience Edition

Work by Jamilla Okubo. Courtesy of Nubian Hueman.

Work by Jamilla Okubo. Courtesy of Nubian Hueman.

Thursday, February 5

 

WPA – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join WPA for the opening of Diamond Landscape the latest installment in the Lobby Project series. Artist Erin Elizabeth Curtis’s inspiration of antique Soumak rugs is reflected in the shape, pattern, and color of her work. For more information, click here.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st St. NE.

 

Friday, February 6

Carroll Square Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Linear Function features the works of Alex Mayer, Nick Primo, and Douglas Witmer. Each use line, volume, and color to create works that draw in the viewer. For more information about the opening, click here.

Carroll Square Gallery is located at 975 F St. NW.

 

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

Unspoken Messages: the Art of Janathel Shaw explores race and identity not only through her large drawing but also through sculpture. This exhibit challenges viewers to look at how we as society view Black men and brings attention to the national discussion about race. For details, click here.

Painting and Sculpture by Harmon Biddle focuses on nature and they many ways to express it through art. Biddle’s work spans from watercolor paintings to glass sculptures. For more information, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue NW.

 

ReCreative Spaces – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join local artists Rose Jaffe and Graham Patrick for their show Duologue: Patterns, Prints. Portraits. Viewers will see the collaborative works of these two artists as they venture into combining passions and media. For more details, click here.

ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

 

Saturday, February 7

 

Brentwood Arts Exchange – 1 p.m.

Brentwood Arts Exchange presents the All-Screened Video Fest. This one day festival screening shows short films and videos by regional producers. The event ends when all of the videos are finished. For details about the screening, click here.

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

 

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

The featured artists of Bought and Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking will be discussing the importance of this exhibit to continue the conversation about the fight against human trafficking. For more information about the artist talk, click here.

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

 

Sunday, February 8

 

Anacostia Arts Center – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Nubian Hueman presents The Black Love Experience at Anacostia Arts Center. The space will be transformed into a community of expression of self-love. Spotlight artist, Markus Prime, will be auctioning off selected works. For more details, click here

Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Rd. 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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Call for Artists: Emulsion 2015 Draws Near!

EMULSIONThe Second Annual East City Art Regional Juried Show

PRIZES
$1,250 First Place Prize
$750 Second Place Prize
$500 Third Place Prize
Two People’s Choice Awards

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ENTRY FEE
An entry fee of $38.50 paid to East City Art Media LLC

QUALIFICATIONS
This call for entry is open to all residents 18 years of age or over who reside or create art within 50 miles of East City Art’s headquarters located at 922 G Street SE, Washington, DC.

LOCATION
Gallery O on H located at 1354 H Street NE in the heart of the Atlas Entertainment District

EXHIBITION DATES
Opening Reception Sat. March 21 | Closing Reception: Sat. March 28
Exhibition on view March 21-28, 2015 with weeklong programing

JUROR
Gallery Owner Adah Rose Bitterbaum. Read her interview HERE

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2015 AT 11:59:59 P.M. EST

For additional information, click here.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: January Super Saturday Edition

Plattner: Chronicles of War/Saints and Martyrs (the one with the Goya Third of May) 2007. Oil and Gold Leaf on Linen on Panel 40”x50” Courtesy of American University.

Plattner: Chronicles of War/Saints and Martyrs (the one with the Goya Third of May) 2007. Oil and Gold Leaf on Linen on Panel 40”x50” Courtesy of American University.

Saturday, January 24

artdc Gallery – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join artdc for #WeTweetArt V3.0 the third version of their social media connected show. Viewers are welcome to visit the gallery or go online to connect with artists. The DC area artists involved in this show are working to connect with the whole world via social media so spread the word. For more information, click here.

artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

 

Transformer at the Katzen Arts Center – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Locally Sourced highlights over 200 works in a variety of media from six regionally focused Community Supported Art programs. The programs featured in this exhibit are Artist Curated Projects (Los Angeles, CA), Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design (Brooklyn, NY), Cannonball (Miami, FL), Pelican Bomb (New Orleans), Threewalls (Chicago), and Transformer (DC). For details, click here.

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

 

American University at the Katzen Arts Center 

Join the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center for the openings of Identidad, Locally Sourced, Gods of War!, Photoworks: Presence of Place, and Building Without Shadows. The winter exhibits run through March 15. For more information about the exhibits, click here.

The Katzen Arts Center located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

 

Jess Oros is East City Art’s Events Editor. 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:  2015 Keeps Getting Better Edition

"Detail of a piece by Wayson Jones on view at the Glen Echo Park Stone Tower Gallery.  Image courtesy of the artist."

“Detail of a piece by Wayson Jones on view at the Glen Echo Park Stone Tower Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist.”

Friday, January 16

Washington Project for the Arts – on view 24 hours

 

Hothouse Video: Marina Zurkow featured six video animations, which form a narrative commenting on man’s interactions in the environment. The 144-hour video cycles continuously so viewers never see the same hand-drawn images twice. For details, click here.

The show will be at Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (Eye) Street SW.

 

Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Lulled Land is the second solo exhibition of Tai Hwa Goh at Flashpoint Gallery. Her art mixes hand-waxing and traditional printmaking techniques to create layered pieces that represent the layers of memories we all have. For more information, click here.

Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW.

 

Upshur Street Books – 7 p.m.

 

Pleasant Plains Workshop starts off the New Year with an exhibition focused on prints at Upshur Street Books. Resident artists will display their hand-pulled prints with multiples available for sale. For more information about the sale and exhibition, click here.

Upshur Street Books is located at 827 Upshur Street NW. 

 

 

Saturday, January 17

DC GlassWorks – 10 a.m.

 

Sally Resnik Rockriver visits DC GlassWorks to demonstrate her unique style of glassblowing. Rockriver’s conceptual approach stems from her self-taught techniques. For more information about the demonstration, click here.

DC Glassworks is located at 5366 46th Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

 

Glen Echo Park Partnership – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Wayson Jones explores the properties of acrylic paints and gel media in his solo exhibition Jewels at the Stone Tower Gallery. Jones plays with perspective in his collages to encourage viewers to question the world around them. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

The Stone Tower Gallery is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD.

 

doris-mae Studio Gallery – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Portraits of Self as Others features the works of Luke Alexander Atkinson, Kanchan Balse, Laura Elkins, Amanda Kates, Joren A. Lindholm and Paul Pietsc. Thomas Drymon’s goal in curating this exhibit was to find artists who showed “individual viewpoints within the context of the work.” For details, click here.

Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R Street NW.

 

CHAW – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Personally Speaking…is a small-works exhibit featuring the works of thirteen CHAL artists being displayed at CHAW. Juror Ellen Cornett will give a brief talk about the exhibit during the opening reception. For more information, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE.

 

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

 

Ellyn Weiss, Pat Goslee, and Sally Resnick Rockriver display their works in Unmapped. The collective works examine the spaces between the common and known aspects of the world. For more details, click here.

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

 

HEMPHILL – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

The new exhibition at HEMPHILL celebrates the works of artist William de Looper and showcases his works from 1964-1970. Visitors can see how de Looper infused his canvases with color to create each piece. For more information, click here.

HEMPHILL is located at 1515 14th Street NW.

 

Adah Rose Gallery – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Jim Condron and Kristen Liu display their works at Adah Rose Gallery – for the first time – in Your Memories, Your Sentiments, Your Wishes, Your Secrets. Both artists explore the strange and unusual through their own styles. For more information about the artists, click here.

Adah Rose Gallery is located at 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, 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: Welcome to 2015 Edition

Thursday, January 8

"Pieces of You by Chanel Compton at Harmony Hall. Exhibition still courtesy of the artist. The exhibition opens to the public Saturday Jan. 10 at Harmony Hall."

“Pieces of You by Chanel Compton at Harmony Hall. Exhibition still courtesy of the artist. The exhibition opens to the public Saturday Jan. 10 at Harmony Hall.”

Studio 21 – 6 p.m.

 

Dance Place and maDCap exhibit the works of Reza Ghajar in Painting Pain. Ghajar explores aspects that remain common throughout different cultures and societies in his works. For more details, click here.

Studio 21 is located at 716 Monroe St., NE.

 

Friday, January 9

Studio Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Join Open Studio DC’s artists as they show their work at Studio Gallery’s emerging DC area artists exhibition. For more information about the opening, click here.

Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R St., NW.

 

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

 

The galleries at Touchstone present their January exhibits for all three galleries. Relax, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments. For details about the openings, click here.

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

 

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

 

In Access/Index, photographer Katherine Sifers explores the cost of accessibility to food in Washington, DC through her still life works. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

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

 

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

 

Together Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery and ArtWorks for Freedom feature the work of Kay Chernush in this new exhibit, which examines the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. For details, click here.

Joan Hisaoka Gallery is located at 1632 U St., NW.

 

District of Columbia Arts Center – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Duly Noted Painters presents the works of Matthew Malone and Kurtis Ceppetelli in Composite Allusions. The artists combine their two voices and invite viewers into the world they observe everyday. For more information, click here.

The District of Columbia Arts Center is located at 2438 18th St., NW.

 

 

Saturday, January 10

Off-Rhode Gallery at Art Enables – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Figuratively Speaking highlights the works of sculptor Hebron Chism and painter Collin Lacey. Both artists bring the familiar of everyday life and objects into a unique an unexpected view. For more information, click here.

Off Rhode Gallery at Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave., NE.

 

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Chanel Compton’s newest body of work Pieces of You features a series of mixed media portraits of people with a personal connection to the artist. Compton’s goal with this series is to use her art as a means to connect people to one another. For details, click here.

Harmony Hall is located at 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington, MD.

 

CHAW – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Join CHAW as they celebrate their teaching artists in the Faculty Art Show and gallery talks. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the teacher-artists on a personal level. For more information, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th St., SE.

 

Hamiltonian – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Hamiltonian starts the New Year with two birthday-themed performance-based art projects that invite community collaboration into the gallery. For more information about the two projects, click here.

Hamiltonian Gallery is located at 1353 U St., NW.

 

Gallery O on H – 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Celebrate the Epiphany with a night full of fun festivities at this year’s 12th Night Mardi Gras Party. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. All proceeds go to Santa’s Cause DC. To RSVP, click here.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H St., 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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Hanukkah Lights Reading with NPR’s Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz

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Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz bring their immensely popular NPR holiday broadcast to life with readings of specially commissioned stories.

Nationally renowned and beloved, Susan Stamberg is an NPR “founding mother,” having been on the staff since the network was founded in 1971. She currently serves as a Special Correspondent. For many years, Murray Horwitz was NPR’s Vice President of Cultural Programming. Prior to that, he was NPR’s Director of Jazz, Classical Music and Entertainment Programming.

Visit the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, from 7:00pm til 9:00pm, Thursday December 18.
The program is free.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Artists Have the Best Holiday Parties Edition

"Atmospheric Study by Tamora Ilasat. Image courtesy of the artist."

“Atmospheric Study by Tamora Ilasat. Image courtesy of the artist.”

Thursday, December 11

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

The latest installment of the Lobby Project brings artist JD Deardourff’s B and E to DC. Deardourff’s collages and screen prints mimic the comic book influences of his work. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st Street NE

 

Friday, December 12

Carroll Square Gallery – 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Hemphill Fine Arts announces a showing of artwork by Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program. This program engages young cancer patients, their sibling, and parents in the creative process to reflect on and express their feelings about their treatment experiences. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Carroll Square Gallery is located at 975 F Street NW

 

Studio 22 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the newest studio space on the Brookland Arts Walk, Studio 22. Artists Tamora Ilasat and Karen Van Allen will display their works for visitors to view while enjoying food and refreshments. For more information, click here.

Studio 22 is on the ARTS WALK at 716 Monroe Street NE

 

Gateway CDC  – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Gateway CDC for a meeting to discuss changes to the organization as former Executive Director Carole Benard has resigned. For details about the meeting and agenda, click here.

The meeting will be held at Washington Glass Studios located at 3700 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier

 

Saturday, December 13

HEMPHILL – 10 a.m.

HEMPHILL hosts a panel and talk exploring the significance of Alma Thomas contributions in the field of fine art. The panel includes contemporary artists and scholars who have been influenced by Thomas. For more information, click here.

HEMPHILL is located at 1515 14th Street NW

 

CHAW – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CHAW hosts the Annual Winter Performance & Arts Showcase. This event has something for everyone including performances, art to purchase, and a gingerbread house-making fundraiser. For more information, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE

 

Mount Rainier – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Washington Glass School, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Red Dirt Studios, Ellyn Weiss, and Artbar open their doors to the public for the holidays. For details and locations, click here.

 

Transformer – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oil, Then Acrylic by Jameson Magrogan examines the perceived hierarchy of mediums. Magrogan plays with the idea of the point when a painting becomes a sculpture in his first solo exhibition. For more information, click here.

Transformer is located at 1404 P Street NW

 

artdc Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Density at artdc Gallery presents the works of twelve Washington-area photographers. The works in this exhibition span a variety of techniques from gelatin prints to large-scale digital prints. For details about the artists and exhibition, click here.

artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville

 

Open Studio dc – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Join Open Studio dc to celebrate the opening of their new location in Ivy City. Visitors can enjoy food, drink, and live music as they view printing demonstrations and artwork for sale. For details, click here.

The new space is located at 1135 Okie Street NE in Ivy City

 

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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