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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Punk not Dead Edition

Red by Mary D. Ott. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Red by Mary D. Ott. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Friday, March 6

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

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening of two new exhibitions Sprout by Touchstone member artists and COLOR: Paintings by Mary D. Ott. These two exhibitions explore color and pattern through a variety of media. For details about the openings, click here.

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

 

Leica Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Suspect Device, Chris Suspect exhibits 20 black and white prints which, upon first glance, appear to be yet another DC Hardcore retrospective. However, Suspect has captured scenes from the last four years— 2011‐2015. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

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

 

ReCreative Spaces – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

(Re)creation ­ An Artist’s Exploration is a group show built on the idea of recreation. Artists were invited to interpret the theme in any way they saw fit. Visitors are encouraged to explore this theme as they view the pieces. For details, click here.

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

 

Saturday, March 7

CHAL – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join CHAL for the opening of Food for Thought juried by Bonny Wolf. Twenty­nine artists contributed work to this group exhibition with subjects ranging from vegetables to the artists’ concepts of the topic of food. For more information, click here.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is located at 545 Seventh St., 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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Meet DC’s Meat Man

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Most children relish the thought of sweet treats, like rugelach or those festive chocolate-covered rainbow cookies. Not Douglas Singer, meat extraordinaire and owner of Singer’s Significant Meats. As a child growing up in Cleveland and Detroit, Singer made no bones about his favorite indulgences when visiting his grandparents. He wanted to go to the deli, not the bakery section. With corned beef as the target, young Doug developed his “lifelong, total love for all things meat.”

While cooking as the head chef at the US consulate in Florence, he met DC celebrity-chef Jose Andres, who invited Singer to work for him here in Washington. Upon arrival in the District, Singer had two questions: where to live and where to find a good sandwich. Even with the hot real estate market, the latter question proved much trickier.

Never fully satisfied, Singer happened upon a unique way to cure his meat using a completely natural alternative. Most meat purveyors, he says, utilize a synthetic curative. Singer, however, makes use of celery juice powder, which contains naturally produced nitrites, the critical curing ingredient. Six hundred pounds of brisket later, a new and all-natural recipe was born.

Ever protective of his proprietary blend, Singer shares the ingredients, but not the proportions, of his masterpiece solution: they include salt, sugar, honey, pepper, coriander, garlic, chili flakes, allspice and bay leaf.

As a next step, Singer tried to find producers who would help make his meat, but he realized that he could prepare it better than anyone. Like Debbi Minkoff Miller of Banana Love Muffins, Singer now rents space at Union Kitchen, the full-service, fully licensed food incubator in Northeast Washington. Comfortable in his own corned-beef corner, Singer continues to perfect his recipe as a small-batch operation. He uses only local providers and suppliers for spices and meat and cures everything by hand.

What’s so significant about this meat maker? Besides the talented men behind the operation (Doug and his business partner, Peter Smith) and the ingredients, Doug truly produces traditional meat with a twist. His deli favorites, corned beef and pastrami, were known as the poor man’s meat, traditionally sourced from less sought-after cuts. But from these humble origins, each piece of Singer’s meat receives ten loving days of production.

“Time is the critical ingredient” in this old-school-style process, Singer says, noting that most commercial production is done in three swift days, without detail-oriented care. Singer’s Significant Meats doesn’t cut corners—except, perhaps, a little slice on the side for you to sample.

 

Doug Singer, pic courtesy of Evan Caplan

Doug Singer, pic courtesy of Evan Caplan

How do you get your hands on Singer’s meats? Singer’s Significant Meats just concluded a pop-up run at Newton’s Table in Bethesda, but a full menu of delights, from half-smokes to matzah balls to veggie options, is available online. Several area retailers also sell the corned beef and pastrami. These include:
Bread Furst, 202-765-1200, 4434 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, Monday–Friday 7 am–6 pm, Saturday 8 am–6 pm, Sunday 8 am–3 pm
Smucker Farms, 202-986-7332, 2118 14th St NW, Washington, DC, Monday–Friday 8 am–9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am–8 pm
Urban Pantry, 571-335-4983, 2121 North Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA, Monday–Sunday 7 am–7 pm
Seasonal Pantry, 202-713-9866, 1314½ 9th St NW, Washington, DC, Thursday–Saturday 12 pm–7 pm (Singer’s Significant Meats coming soon)

Read Evan Caplan‘s original article at Jewish Food Experience, here.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: #BlackLivesMatter Edition

"Detail from work on view at Transforming Anew: Perspectives of Black Men at the Prince George's County African American Museum and Cultural Center ."

“Detail from work on view at Transforming Anew: Perspectives of Black Men at the Prince George’s County African American Museum and Cultural Center .”

Thursday, February 19

WPA at Artisphere – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Washington Project for the Arts hosts Asantewa Boakyewa, Kristi-Anne Caisse, Sarah Hanley, and Phyllis Rosenzweig for a curators talk. Join them as they discuss the artists and works featured in SELECT 2015. For more information, click here.

Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.

Friday, February 20

DCCAH Eye Street Gallery– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This collection of artwork exhibits the works of the artists awarded an FY15 Artist Fellowship Program grant from DCCAH. Come and see works of the twenty-four artists celebrated in the opening reception. For details about the exhibition, click here.

DCCAH’s 200 Eye Street Gallery is located at 200 I (Eye) St. SE.

District Clay – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join District Clay as they host British potter and author, Penny Simpson. She will be signing copies of her groundbreaking book The Japanese Pottery Handbook on its 35th anniversary. For more information and to reserve your spot, click here.

District Clay is located at 2414 Douglas Ave. NE.

Saturday, February 21

Gallery plan b – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the gallery’s ten year anniversary! A select group of artists, who have previously exhibited works, will be presenting new pieces in a 10”x10” size format for this anniversary exhibition. For details, click here.

Gallery plan b is located 1530 14th St. NW.

DC GlassWorks – 5:30 p.m.

Sculptors Robin and Julia Rogers return to DC GlassWorks for a live demonstration of their creative process. Viewers will see the visiting artists sculpt a cowboy riding a rabbit from 2,000 degree glass! For details about how to get your free ticket, click here.

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

PGCAAMCC – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Transforming Anew: Perspectives of Black Men features the work of Chanel Compton, Nehemiah Dixon, and David Ibata. Viewers will see a wide-range of artworks that mirror the experiences and stories of the men in the works. For more information, click here.

PGAAMCC is located at 4519 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Ancestral Edition

Thursday, February 12

WPA at Artisphere – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Washington Project for the Arts presents Jennifer Farrell, Ryan Holladay, Sarah Kennel, and Brian Young for a curators talk. Join them as they discuss the artists and works featured in SELECT 2015. For more information, click here.

Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.

 

Friday, February 13

Pepco Edison Place Gallery – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Light of the Ancestors, curated by Carolyn Goodridge, encourages viewers to see how the past continues to inspire us today. Sixty-eight artists come together in this exhibition to celebrate the people of the African Diaspora. For details about artists and the exhibition, click here.

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

 

Saturday, February 14

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Women Photojournalists of Washington host the Fourth Annual Photo Seminar and Portfolio Review. Make sure to register for this event in advance. For more details about how to register, click here.

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is located at 500 17th Street NW.

 

Off-Rhode Gallery – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Off-Rhode Gallery for Blackness Counts: an exploration in unapologetic Africanity a survey of Jay Coleman’s recent works. Coleman’s portraits focus on the form of the subjects to create an expressive and colorful image. For more information, click here.

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

 

Sunday, February 15

 

Art Matters Gallery – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Art Works Now at Art Matters Gallery for the opening reception of A Year of Color. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist, Asha Colquit McCollum. McCollum’s work explores the use of color and the creation of art as therapy. For details about the opening, click here.

art matters gallery is located at 3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD

 

Pleasant Pains Workshop – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

From the Permanent Collection exhibits collections of prints owned by resident print-makers. Each artist will add a new print to Pleasant Plains Workshop’s inventory and these will be available in multiples at the shop. For more information, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW.

 

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: 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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