“The 2012 H Street Festival street performance. Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.”
Friday September 20
DC Murals (3pm to 5pm)
DC Mural and Art4All present a lecture by artists on the significance of their public pieces at various locations around DC. In addition, Caitlin Carroll will present her recently completed documentary film on DC’s murals. For more information click here.
The Anacostia Library is located at 1800 Good Hope Road SE.
Mandarin Miracle (Begins at 8pm)
Part of the “Art Lives Here” project in the Gateway Arts District, Tim McLorain’s Mandarin Miracle is a projected animation interpretation of Bela Bartok’s orchestral masterpiece at the Jewel Box, formerly the Fisher jewelry store. The runtime for the film is 30 minutes. For more information, click here.
The Jewel Box is located at 108 Queens Chapel Road in Hyattsville, MD
Honfleur Gallery (6pm to 9pm)
Artists Garth Fry, Dan Gray and Peter Krsko collaborate for the first time on a site specific installation whereupon each sculptor examines a single medium- metal, paper and wood respectively. For more information, click here.
Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope RD (Downstairs)
The Gallery at Vivid Solutions (6pm to 9pm)
After having benign tumors removed from her body, photographer Lauren Henkin turned her camera towards capturing images of plants species that manage to grow amongst the cracks and crevices of parking lots, buildings and other man-made structures. However, unlike her tumors, she sees the unwanted urban flora as both “invasive and reclaiming.” For more information, click here.
The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is located at 1241 Good Hope RD (Upstairs)
Saturday September 21
H Street Festival (Noon to 7pm)
Ten blocks, eight stages, 250 vendors, 150 food stalls- and that’s just the beginning. This 2013 H Street Festival promises to be “Epic” with over 100,000 people expected to attend. This year’s visual arts line-up curated by Gallery O on H on the 1300 includes eight art cars (all local this year), ten local artists and the gallery’s very own stage on 14th Street. For more information, click here.
The H Street Festival starts at 4th Street and ends at 14th Street NE
CONNERSMITH (6pm to 8pm)
CONNERSMITH presents two concurrent exhibitions- Festoon by Zoë Charlton and Faust in the City by Wilmer Wilson IV. Both exhibitions confront racial stereotypes by superimposing the human body against a backdrop of socially accepted mores, the commodification of “the ideal lifestyle” and by juxtaposing wealthy DC neighborhoods with its poorest. For more information, click here.
CONNERSMITH is located at 1358 Florida Avenue NE.
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