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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Artist Collectives and Fever Edition

Liz Lescault Decollette, ceramic sculpture, white stoneware, 9"x11". Photo courtesy of the artist.

Liz Lescault Decollette, ceramic sculpture, white stoneware, 9″x11″. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Friday, October 24 

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Pleasant Plains Workshop for a group exhibition featuring the members of DDAY Collective. Members David Ibata, Danielle Scruggs, Alice Wonder, and Yodith Dammlash, explore the idea of art as a reflective process offering insight into the individuals who create the works. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW

Saturday, October 25

Fontana Forge – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of Fontana Forge in Brookland-Woodridge. The new studio space is designed for artisans focusing on blacksmithing of furniture, furnishings, and giftware. The morning events are for metalworkers, sculptors, and jewelers and the afternoon events are for friends, neighbors, and colleagues; visitors are encouraged to choose which timeframe is most convenient. For more information, click here.

The opening is located at Off the Beaten Track Warehouse, 2414 Douglas Street NE.

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Five Make Art celebrates the works of five women at the height of their careers. Pam Rogers, Liz Lescault, Ellen Cornett, Gloria Chapa, and Claudia Vess express their individual visions and passions in ways unique to themselves in this group exhibition. The variety of works span from watercolor to pastel to installations. For details about the artists and the exhibition, click here.

Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD

Project 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann presents recent work in her solo exhibit titled Feverland. Her paintings explore the patterns that emerge from the chaos and organic environment established through her process. As her works develop, these patterns dissolve creating diverse pieces, which strain on the verge of disunity. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

Project 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U Street NW, Suite 302.

 

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: Mercury Retrograde Edition

Take One, oil on linen, 42” x 56”, Joey Mánlapaz.  Image courtesy and copyright gallery plan b.

Take One, oil on linen, 42” x 56”, Joey Mánlapaz. Image courtesy and copyright gallery plan b.

Thursday, October 16

Critical Exposure – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Over 100 members of the Critical Exposure community come together to support this fundraiser. Help them kick off their 10-Year Anniversary at this celebration of their student and professional photographers. There will be an auction for participants to buy their favorite pieces. For more information about the auction and fundraiser, click here.

This event will be at DLA Piper Atrium located at 500 8th Street, NW.

Honfleur Gallery - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Join the artists who participated in this summer’s seventh annual East of the River exhibit as they discuss their work and inspiration. The panel discussion will be moderated by photographer Susan Raab. For details about the panel, click here.

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road, SE.

Joan Hisokoa Gallery – 6:30 p.m.

Curator Martha Jackson Jarvis and the artists of Divergence will be present for a curator and artists’ talk. Join Shaunté Gates and Njena Surae Jarvis as they discuss their influences and how they use the body as a way to explore and to redefine space. To read more about the exhibit and talk, click here.

The Joan Hisaoka Gallery is located at 1632 U Street, NW.

Washington Drawing Center Brookland – 7 p.m.

Join members of the Washington Sculptors Group as they present images of their work and speak about their process. After the presentations, artists will stay for conversation and drinks. For details about the event, click here.

Washington Drawing Center Brookland is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio No. 7.

Friday, October 17

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

The artists of Strange Bedfellows invite viewers to join them as they explore the meaning of intimacy in complex and unexpected ways through their work. Visitors can see how “proximity to others…shapes our individual identities.” For more information about the artists, click here.

Saturday, October 18

Gallery plan b - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Man-made explores the urban and industrial surroundings in which we often find ourselves. This exhibition celebrates the various media of the artists showing their work; from printmaking to sculpture. For more details about the exhibit, click here.

Gallery plan b is located 1530 14th Street, NW.

Art Works Now – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Maryland State Delegate, Heather Mizeur, guest hosts the Fall Fundraiser for Art Works Now. Join them for live and silent auctions to benefit Art Works Now programs. Make sure to purchase tickets in advance. For information about purchasing tickets, click here.

The event is located at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville.  

Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19

Mid City Studio Tour - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This free event offers both self-guided and guided tours to the public as local artists invite visitors into their studios. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and learn about the process of creation throughout the weekend. Guided tours are on a first come first serve basis; visitors can reserve tours in advance. For details about the weekend and on reserving a tour, click here.

Mid City Studios run from Dupont Circle, to U Street and Logan Circle.

 

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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Support Guitars Not Guns at the Howard Theater October 11

pic courtesy of DC Music Download

pic courtesy of DC Music Download

Want to see some local DC acts perform while supporting a worthy organization?  Mark your calendar for next Saturday, October 11!

D.C. Music Download is proud to support Guitars Not Guns this fall.  Guitars Not Guns is a local non-profit that provides free guitar instruction and instruments to local youth. GNG partners students with a local mentor, who inspire beyond music and creativity.

Four talented local bands (Teen Mom, The Sea Life, Lowercase Letters, and Typefigher) will be taking the stage at the famed Howard Theatre on October 11, to help raise money for this noble cause. They’ll be aided by a gifted local comic, Andrew Bucket, as MC. The celebration of local creative ventures will also feature giveaways from &pizza, live screen-printing and art.

D.C. Music Download is excited to end 2014 with another large charitable showcase — “we started the year by selling out the 9:30 Club with another local showcase, for Girls Rock! DC. We are again partnering with our friends, Raise Your City.”

More info on Facebook; tickets are on pre-sale at $16.

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Southwest Arts Fest Surrounds (e)merge Art Fair

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If you’re headed to the Southwest Waterfront for the (e)merge art fair this weekend, make sure to also check out these free events.

  • Arena Stage: National Hand Dance Association (Sunday, 12-5pm)  1101 6th St. SW

Join the National Hand Dance Association from noon to 5 PM for Hand Dance demonstrations, lessons in basic hand dance and audience dancing.  Free and open to the public.

  • Art Whino: G40 Art Summit (Exhibit Open Thursday – Sunday)  700 Delaware Ave. SW

An Art Whino Production hosted at Blind Whino Art Whino comes back for it’s 5th annual G40 Art Summit! Join artists as they showcase stunning three dimensional and installation art as this year’s G40 theme.  Following the mission of G40s past, we will once again bring exposure to low brow’s many faces and, as always, present what new facets emerge within this ever growing movement.

  • Blind Whino: Outdoor Arts Festival

An Art Whino Production hosted at Blind Whino  ​​​(Saturday 11am-4pm)  700 Delaware Ave. SW

Explore unique and amazing goods made by local artisans and painters in a casual atmosphere. Find new favorites and reconnect with your favorite artists.  A sampling of the communities treasures such as Westminster Jazz, and much more.

  • Lance Fung’s “Nonuments” as part of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 5×5 Project

1000 4th St. SW (open lot by Southwest CVS) (September 6 – October 6, 2014, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week​Free Exhibition)
Washington DC, our nation’s capital, is renowned for its grand monuments honoring the history and achievements of great Americans. But behind the federal face of official Washington, there is a real city with distinctive neighborhoods filled with passionate citizens living their lives. For this 5 x 5 project, Fung Collaboratives has curated Nonuments, a temporary sculpture park featuring “monuments” devoted not to the great but to ordinary people, to the ideals of democracy, and to the common struggles of humanity.  Artists:  Jonathan Fung, Cameron Hockenson, Peter Hutchinson, Naranjo-Morse, Jennifer Wen Ma.  Local partners are Washington Project for the Arts and the Phillips Collection.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Art All Night Edition

"Shaw Library at prior Art All Night festival. Photo Credit: Dakota Fine."

“Shaw Library at prior Art All Night festival. Photo Credit: Dakota Fine.”

Saturday, September 27

Red Dirt Studio – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Join Red Dirt Studio as they celebrate their new space at the old Mount Rainier firehouse. Events will consist of activities for children followed by a new composition by InnerLoop and a reserved keg of Franklin’s limited edition special brew for adults. To learn more about the fundraiser, click here.

The Old Mt. Rainier firehouse is located at 4051 34th Street, Mt. Rainier, MD.

Art All Night DC - 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC has expanded across the city this year. The festival gives residents the chance to meet local artist through live painting, performances, poetry readings, and exterior lighting displays. For more information about the festival, click here.

The event takes place at Dupont Circle, North Capitol Street, H Street NE, Congress Heights, and Shaw.

Saturday and Sunday, September 27-28

FIGMENT DC - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This free event will transform Anacostia Park into “artist playground.” Make sure to come with fun outfits or costumes and food for a picnic. FIGMENT DC 2014 will have a variety of interactive games and projects for children of all ages to enjoy. For details about the event, click here.

FIGMENT will be at Anacostia Park – Section E on the eastern bank of the river

 

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: 2014 H Street Festival Edition

Art Cars at the 2013 H Street Festival.  Photo credit: Phil Hutinet.

Art Cars at the 2013 H Street Festival. Photo credit: Phil Hutinet.

Thursday, September 18

Pleasant Plans Workshop – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Essentially Qualified by Paull Shortt exhibits the phenomenon many new graduates go through – having the qualifications for a position but not the required experience necessary to get the job. This exhibit will have both sculpture and performance pieces related to post-graduate life. For more details, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue, NW.

Independent Pictures – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The photography exhibit by Michael O. Snyder explores the connection between human and non-human forms. Snyder uses a “double exposure technique to blend the human body with natural forms.” For more information and to RSVP, click here.

The event is at Josephine Butler Parks Center located at 2437 15th Street, NW.

Saturday, September 20

H Street Festival Noon to 7 p.m.

Gallery OonH hosts the annual art cars and artist tents on the 1300 block of H Street NE.  The gallery, located at 1354 H Street NE, presents a photography retrospective by the Washington Informer in celebration of their 50 year anniversary.  For a full list of art programming at the festival, click here.

The ten block Festival begins on 4th Street NE and ends at 14th street NE.

This Place has a Voice – 2 p.m. to midnight

Join local artists for This Place Has a Voice a free public art project. The day will be chalked full of photographs, videos, sculptures, installations, and performances from local artists. For a schedule of events, click here.

Arthur Capper Senior Center is located at 900 5th Street, SE.

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m.

Harmony Hall hosts an artist talk with Alan Binstock on his current exhibition, Retro/Spective. The exhibition features his sculptures of stone, glass, and steel. For more details, click here.

Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD.

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

New York-based artist Saya Woolfalk is the newest Hothouse Video Artist, who will be showing a retrospective of her video works. The video projects are grounded in science fiction and fantasy from the last ten years. For more information, click here.

The exhibition will be held at Capitol Skyline Lobby located at 10 I Street, SW.

Transformer – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Transformer hosts a multimedia exhibit of artist Tamar Ettun’s works, which explores the connection between sculpture and performance. Influenced by turmoil in Israel, My Hands are the Shape of My Height, focuses on PTSD and features the use of human forms. For details on the exhibit, click here.

Transformer is located at 1404 P Street, NW.

Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21

DC GlassWorks - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join DC GlassWorks for a welding and metal fabrication class. Learn fundamental working skills for making sculptures. The course does not require any previous experience. To sign up for classes, click here.

DC Glassworks is located at 5366 46th Avenue, Hyattsville, 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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Marie Antoinette Opens at Woolly Mammoth

pic courtesy of Woolly Mammoth Theater

pic courtesy of Woolly Mammoth Theater

Marie Antoinette opens Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s 35th season with a burst of high fashion and shaky morals.  In a world of empty celebrity and economic crisis, how’s a teen queen to keep her head?

Cake enthusiast and infamous one-percenter Marie Antoinette opens Woolly’s 35th season with a burst of high fashion and shaky morals. Through David Adjmi’s incisive contemporary lens, history’s most notorious teenager becomes a full-blooded, complex, and tragic heroine who realizes too late that there’s an unstoppable revolution brewing outside her window.
Kimberly Gilbert returns to the Woolly stage as Marie, reuniting with visionary director Yury Urnov (You For Me For You) for a play about a society – not unlike our own – that might just be consuming itself to death.

“Marvelous, disturbing, revisionist” – New York Magazine

Woolly Mammoth, 641 D Street, NW
Shows start at 8pm, with tickets from $35-$45.  Or if you’re 30 or under, you can get tickets for $20 at the box office.

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