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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Clash of Civilizations Edition

Greta Chapin-McGill Dream of 300. Image courtesy Gallery NK

Greta Chapin-McGill Dream of 300. Image courtesy Gallery NK

Friday, February 27

 

Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cultural DC presents the work of Ben Tolman in Civilized at Flashpoint Gallery. Through drawing and sculpture, Tolman attempts to reveal the relationship between the individual and the larger culture in which we reside. For details, click here.

Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW.

 

Saturday, February 28

 

artdc Gallery – 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Big 10 x 5 exhibit features ten works of art by five artists. All of which are large-scale paintings over six feet. Artists featured in the exhibit are Grayson Heck, Alain Villardo, Sarah Elizabeth Martin, Gabriel Thy, and Christine Walters. For details about the exhibit, click here.

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

 

Gallery NK – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To celebrate Black History Month, Gallery NK is presenting the works of Washington artist Greta Chapin-McGill. Chapin-McGill’s work focuses on the stories of people who have been moved and forced out of their indigenous lands. For more information, click here.

Gallery NK is located at 321 K Street 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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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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This is no ordinary pop up, this is a Trader’s Market

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Treat Yo’ Self! A pre-Valentine’s holiday market offering locally made distinctive gifts for you or your boo from a hand selected group of local artisans.

Join us on February 8th 2015, the weekend before Valentine’s Day for a Trader’s Market at the best bars on 7th street: Eat the Rich, Southern Efficiency & Mockingbird Hill.

A Trader’s Market is a collection of hand picked artisans chosen because they are all consistent in quality, appearance and sustainability. It’s not about supporting small business, it’s about having access to really cool stuff that’s made right here in DC. Some of these traders have been perfecting their craft for years and we believe this is a perfect way to get something special and different for yourself or your boo this Valentine’s Day.

Let’s not give our money to Hallmark this year, we are so much better than that. From 3:30-8:30pm, Trader’s Market will present to you unique wares from a variety of sources so that you will find a little bit of a lot of things and no duplicates.

Each space will offer wares that match the space. For example, Eat the Rich will feature Grindstone Universal and One Love Massive’s new line of #DCASFUCK shirts and hoodies.

Each space will be unique and will also feature a music soundtrack curated by Derek Brown, the owner of these great bars, and One Love Massive. If anyone knows good music, it’s those two.

Each bar will also feature food and drink specials for the day so feel free to hang out, settle in, have some drinks, eat some amazing food and have a local experience that you can feel good about.

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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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Cherokee Opens at Woolly Mammoth February 9

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CHEROKEE: Pay What You Can performances: Feb 9 & 10, 8PM

Lisa D’Amour’s latest work a companion piece to last season’s hit, Detroit takes a disparate group of Americans to the brink… and even beyond. What does it mean to lead an authentic life? What are we willing to give up to have our lives transformed?

by Lisa D Amour
Directed by John Vreeke
February 9 March 8, 2015

Two couples: one black, one white flee their suburban pressures and try to connect with nature by going camping in Cherokee, North Carolina. But their vacation is upended when one member of the group vanishes and the others are then visited by a mysterious local… who unearths buried desires that might change all their lives forever.

HOWARD’S TAKE
“Playwright Lisa D’Amour and director John Vreeke proved to be a potent combination in last season’s Detroit. If that earlier play in which two couples struggled to maintain a suburban foothold was a diagnosis of the American problem, then Cherokee, where the characters leave civilization and start over, is an exploration of a possible solution. But none of the answers comes easily in this mysterious work, where nature has the upper hand and even our identity as human individuals is questioned. We see that transformation is a gift that comes not to those who seek it, but to those who are ready to accept it.”

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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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