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DC Metro Patterns: To and Fro, Night and Day

From friend-of-the-blog Allan Fong, we bring you a look at DC’s Metro ridership patterns.

Note the difference between where DC goes for work and where DC goes for play.  Weekday_AM_geo graph Metro DC wmata

For example, you can clearly see that Farragut North, Farragut West, Metro Center, and L’Enfant Plaza are the work destination of many DC commuters. 

graph courtesy of Allan Fong

graph courtesy of Allan Fong

You can also see that Gallery Place Chinatown, Dupont Circle, U Street, and Clarendon are the central night life locations. 

See more discoveries a chin-scratchers from Allan at his blog.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Super February Edition

"Detail of work by Ecuadorian outsider artist Luis Millingalli.  Photo courtesy Art Enables."

“Detail of work by Ecuadorian outsider artist Luis Millingalli. Photo courtesy Art Enables.”

Friday February 7

Ward 8 Arts and Culture Council.

The Ward 8 Arts and Culture council will host a meet and greet to discuss the upcoming calendar year.  For more information, click here.

The G8way Pavilion is located at 2700 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue SE

 

Saturday February 8

Gallery Openings

Art Enables– 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Enables celebrates its twelfth anniversary with a presentation of work by its resident artists, a card making workshop for Valentine’s Day and an exhibition at their lower-level Off Rhode Gallery by outsider Ecuadorian artist Luis Millingalli. More information here.

Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE

Catalyst Projects – 6 p.m to 9 p.m.

It’s sexy time at Catalyst Projects! Internationally renowned artist Bryan Lewis Saunders collaborates with Nicole Bailey to produce Sensations, an exploration of intimate interactions between people expressed through drawing. Information about the exhibition here.

Catalyst Projects is located in Studio 13, Monroe Market Artswalk (800 block of Monroe Street NE)

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

The February WPA Hothouse Video Series features the works of rising star Jacolby Satterwhite whose prints and works at the Capitol Skyline Hotel will culminate in a video titled “Reifying Desire 6” which will be presented at the 2014 Whitney Biennale.  Details found here.

The Hothouse Video project is located at 10 I (Eye) Street SW in the Capitol Skyline Hotel

 

Valentine’s Day Workshops

National Postal Museum– 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Card Making Workshop – Free. More info here.

Art Enables – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Card Making Workshop – Free.  More info here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange– 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“Shrinky Dink” Workshop Free.  More info here.

 

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Intersections Festival at the Atlas

pic courtesy of The Atlas Performing Arts Center

pic courtesy of The Atlas Performing Arts Center

For its fifth year, the Intersections Festival at the Atlas Theater is bringing together all kinds of exciting performances you can’t find anywhere else…and certainly not all under one roof.  Over three weekends from February 21 to March 8, singers, dancers, actors, puppeteers, and more will not only perform but interact with the audience.

The Atlas has brought together the performers and offers a platform for audience interaction.  By pairing free artist conversations with the paid performances, the audience gets a chance to not only see, but learn about the show they’re seeing.  “Music Geeks Meet Up” follows the Acoustic Disturbance reed quintet.  “Circus for Life–A Workshop of Discovery”, wherein audience members discover their inner clown, pairs with Zip Zap Circus’s Above and Beyond.

The festival tracks along four “roadmaps”: sound, movement, story, and family.  In Wednesday’s festival preview, three vastly different performances were put on display–Acoustic Disturbance, a reed quintet, played wind instruments with a flair for Queen; Furia Flamenca Dance Company stomped a snippet of Recordando la Alhambra; and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington performed a poignant ballad.

Shows can run about $10-30, with ample room for discounts by purchasing more than one performance.  The theater wants repeat customers, wants people to become excited about what they’re seeing and learning.  So come out and take a chance on something unexpected…you may be back for more.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: New Year’s Openings

Jessika Dene Tarr's Melancholy Bliss I, 2013, gouache and ink. Courtesy of Catalyst Projects.

Jessika Dene Tarr’s Melancholy Bliss I, 2013, gouache and ink. Courtesy of Catalyst Projects.

Friday January 10

 

Honfleur Gallery (6pm to 9pm)

Common Ground explores the collaborative works of Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Michael B. Platt. The artists work together to combine their disparate visual languages and create a common space. The opening reception on Friday will be in conjuncture with The Gallery at Vivid Solutions. For details, click here.

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope RD (Downstairs)

 

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions (6pm to 9pm)

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions opens an exhibit that utilize layered imagery to explore themes surrounding shared experience and identity. Adrift at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions showcases multiple in-camera exposure landscapes by Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah. For detail, click here.

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is located at 1241 Good Hope RD (Upstairs)

Saturday January 11

Art Enables’ Off-Rhode Gallery (1pm to 4pm)

If you were unable to see the exhibit at Touchstone Gallery, now is your chance to see the works of Charles Meissner. There will be a reception for his solo show The 28th Century this Saturday. For details, click here.

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

 

39th Street Gallery (5:30pm to 8pm)

After viewing the exhibit at Off-Rhode Gallery, stop by 39th Street Gallery and see the works of sculptor Kyle Bauer. Bauer exhibits his carefully constructed pieces at the opening of LATITUTDE this Saturday. For details, click here.

39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Upstairs)

 

Washington Glass School (6pm to 8pm)

While you’re out viewing the opening at 39th Street Gallery, be sure to stop by Washington Glass School and see the new collection of works by Audrey Wilson at her first solo show. The show will feature her mixed media sculptures that are a blend of created and altered elements. For details, click here.

Washington Glass School is located at 3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD.

 

Catalyst Projects (6pm to 9pm)

Wrap up the evening by checking out the new exhibition: Identimorph – Identity Portraits, which features the works of two artists, who transcend the visible and hint at the underlying psychology of the subjects. See the works of Sharon Shapiro and Jessika Dene Tarr this weekend at the opening reception. For details, click here.

Catalyst Projects is located Monroe Street Market in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC.

 

East City Art is now in Print! 

Get your free copy of the East City Art Quarterly Guide to the Visual Arts in the Winter editions of the Hill Rag or East of the River Monthlies.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitteror click here to sign up for their newsletter.

 

 

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NSO In Your Neighborhood: At Congressional Cemetery

pic courtesy Prince of Petworth

pic courtesy Prince of Petworth

Join us in the Chapel at Congressional Cemetery for a NSO Chamber Music Concert on Sunday, January 12th from 12 – 1 pm. NSO musicians Natash Bogachek and Zino Bogachk, violins; and Eric deWaardt, viola, will play classical works.

The National Symphony Orchestra will make Capitol Hill and H Street, NE, the focus of its free community engagement activities between January 7 and 13, 2014. Working directly with community partners, NSO In Your Neighborhood will provide more than 30 free performances and educational activities in schools, community centers, churches, businesses, and performing arts venues throughout the area.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Last Call for 2013 Edition

"Jason Rohlf "Emerging"  Photo Courtesy Catalyst Projects."

“Jason Rohlf “Emerging” Photo Courtesy Catalyst Projects.”

Friday December 13

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (6:30pm to 8:30pm)

Make the most of your Friday Happy Hour- why not Sip ‘n Paint?  Taught by working artists Ellen Cornett and Shepard Bear, this activity offers a great opportunity to socialize, enjoy libations while creating your own masterpiece.  For more information and to register, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th ST SE. 

 

Cheryl Edwards Studios (5pm to 8pm)

Join artist Cheryl Edwards at her new studio in the Brookland Art Walk for an artist talk, tour and description of her process.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend. For more information, click here.

Cheryl Edwards’s studio is located in the Brookland Art Walk at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #9

 

 

Saturday December 14

Catalyst Projects (6pm to 9pm)

The newly opened Brookland Gallery opens The Straight- Contemporary Geometric Abstraction introducing the “pictorial language of geometric abstraction” to DC audiences.  The group exhibition features five local artists and a sixth from New York.  For more information, click here.

Catalyst Projects is located in the Brookland Art Walk at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio 13

Sunday December 15

39th Street Gallery (2pm to 4pm)

This Sunday, join Pat Goslee for a discussion about her process and four month residency with the Gateway CDC.  For more information, click here.

39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (upstairs)

 

Holiday Art Markets

Don’t forget to Buy Local, Buy Art this Weekend

  • Art Enables (Saturday 1-4pm)
    Annual Holiday Sale and Card Workshop
    Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE. More info here.
  • Flux Studios (Saturday 1-4pm)
    First Annual Cups Show
    Flux Studios is located at 3708 Wells Avenue, Mount Rainier, MD.  More info here.
  • Washington Glass School (Saturday noon-5pm)
    Holiday Market
    The WGS is located at 3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD. More info here.

 

The East City Art Quarterly Guide to the Visual Arts Winter 2013 Edition is out in the Hill Rag, East of the River and at select locations.  The Round-Ups will resume January 16, 2014.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitteror click here to sign up for their newsletter.

 

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: We’ve Forgotten All about Miami Edition

"Chanel Compton and her portraits.  Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art."

“Chanel Compton and her portraits. Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.”

Saturday December 7

US Postal Museum (1pm to 5:30pm)

Make your own holiday card at the US Postal Museum.  All supplies and tools are included but not the postage!  For more information, click here.

The US Postal Museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE

 

Brentwood Arts Exchange (2pm)

Join artists Cianne Fragione and Ellyn Weiss for a discussion on their work, process and current exhibitions at the BAE.  For more information, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Downstairs)

 

The Anacostia Arts Center (6pm to 8pm)

In Preface: A Glimpse into New Media Storytelling, graduating Corcoran College of Art + Design New Media Photojournalism students present their thesis work to the public. For more information, click here.

The Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE.

 

The Fridge (7pm to 11pm)

Albus Cavus collective member Chanel Compton debuts a series of portraits at the Fridge.  Created with bold brush strokes and contracting colors, Pieces of You captures the essence of subjects known by the artist whom she finds fascinating.  For more information, click here

The Fridge is located in the alley at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE

 

 

Holiday Art Markets

Don’t forget to Buy Local, Buy Art this Weekend

  • Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (Saturday 12-8pm)
    Annual WRAP IT UP Sale and Holiday Fête
    CHAW is located at 545 7th ST SE.  More info here.
  • DC Glassworks (Saturday 1-6pm)
    Holiday Sale and Glass Ornament Workshop (make your own!)
    DC Glassworks is located at 5346 46th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD. More info here.
  • Joe’s Movement Emporium (Saturday 10am to 5pm)
    19th Annual Mount Rainier Holiday Craft Sale
    Joes’ is located at 3309 Bunker Hill RD, Mount Rainier, MD.  More info here.
  • SCRAP DC (Sunday 12-5pm)
    Environmentally Friendly Holiday Market
    SCRAP DC is located at 3101 12th St NE.  More info here.

The East City Art Quarterly Guide to the Visual Arts Winter 2013 Edition comes out December 7 in the Hill Rag and December 14 in East of the River.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitteror click here to sign up for their newsletter.

 

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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Fete: Give Gifts, Get Cheer

pic courtesy chaw.org

pic courtesy chaw.org

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop hosts the CHAW Holiday Fete, an Arts Showcase and Sale, on Saturday, December 7, with activities beginning at 12:00 pm and running throughout the day at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St, SE.

Events include:

  • Capitol Hill Art League’s (CHAL) annual Give Art and Wrap It Up Holiday Party and Sale from 12:00-8:00 pm – Shop from a selection of “must have” chic, beautiful, bold original art and handcrafted gifts by Capitol Hill Art League artists. This holiday season, give art. The artists will even wrap it up for you.
  • CHAW Teaching Artist Sale from 12:30 – 8:00 pm – Do your holiday shopping with a collection of visual arts and ceramics by CHAW teaching artists.
  • Student Art Show from 6:30-8:30 pm – An exhibit featuring artwork by adult students in CHAW’s visual arts classes.

Admission to all events is free and open to the public. Items not sold remain in the gallery for purchase until December 20, 2013.

For more information on all of CHAW s events and classes, please visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

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Holiday Arts Markets Have Arrived!

pic courtesy dccityblog.com

pic courtesy dccityblog.com

Do not waste your time or money at the malls this weekend or this holiday season. Save the following dates and Buy Local, Buy Art!

  • Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
    www.chaw.org
    Annual WRAP IT UP Sale
    Sat., Dec. 7 | 12-8 pm
  • The Fridge
    www.thefridgedc.com
    Alley Cat Holiday Artist Market
    Sat. & Sun., Dec. 14-15 | 12-4 pm
  • Joe’s Movement Emporium
    www.joesmovement.org
    19th Annual Mount Rainier Holiday Craft Sale
    Sat. Dec. 7 | 10-5 pm

The East City Art Quarterly Guide to the Visual Arts Winter 2013 Edition comes out December 7 in the Hill Rag and December 14 in East of the River.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitteror click here to sign up for their newsletter.

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The Official Fridge Halloween Arty Party with Fantom Comics

pic courtesy of The Fridge

pic courtesy of The Fridge

Comic and street art nerds unite! The Fridge is hosting its first ever official Halloween Arty Party with the help of Fantom Comics in Union Station. Come for the cosplay and stay for the party… Deejay Oso Fresh will be rocking the turntables all night and the Costume Contest takes place at 10pm (with $100 Fantom Comics shopping spree as a prize). We will have cool prizes, a raffle and giveaways all night long. No cover charge! Lets make this a Halloween party that people will whisper the name of in awe and fear: “The Official Fridge Halloween Arty Party with Fantom Comics” …shhhhh.

From The Fridge.  More here.

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