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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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Hanukkah Lights Reading with NPR’s Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz

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Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz bring their immensely popular NPR holiday broadcast to life with readings of specially commissioned stories.

Nationally renowned and beloved, Susan Stamberg is an NPR “founding mother,” having been on the staff since the network was founded in 1971. She currently serves as a Special Correspondent. For many years, Murray Horwitz was NPR’s Vice President of Cultural Programming. Prior to that, he was NPR’s Director of Jazz, Classical Music and Entertainment Programming.

Visit the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, from 7:00pm til 9:00pm, Thursday December 18.
The program is free.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Artists Have the Best Holiday Parties Edition

"Atmospheric Study by Tamora Ilasat. Image courtesy of the artist."

“Atmospheric Study by Tamora Ilasat. Image courtesy of the artist.”

Thursday, December 11

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

The latest installment of the Lobby Project brings artist JD Deardourff’s B and E to DC. Deardourff’s collages and screen prints mimic the comic book influences of his work. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st Street NE

 

Friday, December 12

Carroll Square Gallery – 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Hemphill Fine Arts announces a showing of artwork by Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program. This program engages young cancer patients, their sibling, and parents in the creative process to reflect on and express their feelings about their treatment experiences. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Carroll Square Gallery is located at 975 F Street NW

 

Studio 22 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the newest studio space on the Brookland Arts Walk, Studio 22. Artists Tamora Ilasat and Karen Van Allen will display their works for visitors to view while enjoying food and refreshments. For more information, click here.

Studio 22 is on the ARTS WALK at 716 Monroe Street NE

 

Gateway CDC  – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Gateway CDC for a meeting to discuss changes to the organization as former Executive Director Carole Benard has resigned. For details about the meeting and agenda, click here.

The meeting will be held at Washington Glass Studios located at 3700 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier

 

Saturday, December 13

HEMPHILL – 10 a.m.

HEMPHILL hosts a panel and talk exploring the significance of Alma Thomas contributions in the field of fine art. The panel includes contemporary artists and scholars who have been influenced by Thomas. For more information, click here.

HEMPHILL is located at 1515 14th Street NW

 

CHAW – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CHAW hosts the Annual Winter Performance & Arts Showcase. This event has something for everyone including performances, art to purchase, and a gingerbread house-making fundraiser. For more information, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE

 

Mount Rainier – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Washington Glass School, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Red Dirt Studios, Ellyn Weiss, and Artbar open their doors to the public for the holidays. For details and locations, click here.

 

Transformer – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oil, Then Acrylic by Jameson Magrogan examines the perceived hierarchy of mediums. Magrogan plays with the idea of the point when a painting becomes a sculpture in his first solo exhibition. For more information, click here.

Transformer is located at 1404 P Street NW

 

artdc Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Density at artdc Gallery presents the works of twelve Washington-area photographers. The works in this exhibition span a variety of techniques from gelatin prints to large-scale digital prints. For details about the artists and exhibition, click here.

artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville

 

Open Studio dc – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Join Open Studio dc to celebrate the opening of their new location in Ivy City. Visitors can enjoy food, drink, and live music as they view printing demonstrations and artwork for sale. For details, click here.

The new space is located at 1135 Okie Street NE in Ivy City

 

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: Who Need Miami Edition

"David Molesky explores the future of humanity's evolution in RIOT. Image courtesy The Fridge."

“David Molesky explores the future of humanity’s evolution in RIOT. Image courtesy The Fridge.”

 

Thursday, December 4

Studio 21 – 6 p.m.

Domeworks 2014 displays the art of Ryan Martinez and Jeremiah Tittle. The exhibit portrays Martinez’s works as they shift between abstract and representational while discussing Tittle’s commentary on the effects of technology in our society. For details, click here.

Studio 21 is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe St. Market, 716 Monroe Street NE.

 

Long View Gallery – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artist Michelle Peterson-Albandoz uses the influences from her childhood growing up in the Connecticut forests and the Puerto Rican rainforests to create a narrative about the connection between humans and nature. For more information, click here.

Long View Gallery is located at 1234 Ninth Street NW

 

Friday, December 5

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

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening of three new exhibitions as follows: Plane Watchers, a series of photographs depicting the demise of Soviet dacha culture in Tallinn by Estonian photographer Annika Haas; Observations by Paula Lantz; and an all-media holiday exhibit featuring the works of 45 Touchstone members. For more information, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue NW

 

CHAW – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Artist Clay Hollenkamp will teach participants how to stencil and paint on clay tiles using the frisket technique. All materials and refreshments will be provided. For more information about the workshop, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE

 

ReCreate Spaces – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ReCreate Spaces celebrates the opening of their second location. Guests will preview the gallery show and enjoy performances by DC Youth Slam Team. For details about how to get a ticket, click here.

The new space is located at 1613 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

 

Saturday, December 6

DC GlassWorks – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors are invited to the DC GlassWorks Studio Artist Holiday Sale. View glassblowing demonstrations, buy locally crafted gifts, or make your own glass ornament. For more information about the Holiday Sale, click here.

DC Glassworks is located at 5366 46th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD

 

National Postal Museum – 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Make your own holiday cards this year at the National Postal Museum’s Holiday Card Workshop. Use holiday stamps from all over the world to inspire this season’s handmade cards. For more information, click here.

Smithsonian National Postal Museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE

 

Alley Cat Studios – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The exhibit Body Politic examines the theme of how people’s perceptions of themselves are rooted in the physical. Alley Cat Studio exhibits the works of Becca Kallem, David Mordini, Karen Joan Topping, Jenny Walton and Jack Warner as they explore their perspective of self. For details, click here.

The Alley Cat Studio is located at 29 Kings Court, SE

 

The Fridge – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Fridge presents the works of Brooklyn-based artist David Molesky in his solo exhibit RIOT. The exhibit featured six of Molesky’s newest paintings in his Riot series and several of his smaller wilderness and nature paintings. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

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

 

Sunday, December 7

Montpelier Arts Center – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Montpelier Arts Center for their annual Holiday Open House. Visitors will be able to shop, visit studios, and participate in caroling sessions. From 2 p.m. on, the gallery will host an opening for resident artists and the Patuxtent Art league. More information here...

 

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: Fantastic Voyage Edition

Tim Conlon Blank Canvas #57 – JELDWEN 2014; spray paint, paint marker, acrylic on canvas; 48”x36”. Courtesy Transformer.

Tim Conlon Blank Canvas #57 – JELDWEN 2014; spray paint, paint marker, acrylic on canvas; 48”x36”. Courtesy Transformer.

Thursday, November 20

 

Wild Hand Workshop – 7 p.m.

 

Join Wild Hand Workspace for a screening of Erica R. Harding’s film On Our Land: Being Garifuna in Honduras. The film explores the history, culture, and social issues in Honduras since the early 1800s. For details about the film and screening, click here.

Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #8. 

 

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

First Event — Hothouse Video: Fantastic Voyage features the animated films of six artists. This exhibition is the first time Washington Project for the Arts has partnered with another organization for their Hothouse series. For more information, click here.

 

Second Event — DC-based artist Amber Robles-Gordon is the second artist to exhibit an installation in Washington Project for the Arts’ South Capitol Skyscape series. Robles-Gordon uses found objects to represent her personal altar and celebrate cultural traditions. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

The Capitol Skyline Hotel is located at 10 I (Eye) Street SW.

 

Saturday, November 22

 

Wohlfarth Galleries – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Wohlfarth Galleries presents the opening reception of Zoe Isaac’s fine handmade jewelry. Visitors are welcome to see Isaac’s creations in this exhibit through December 14. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

Wohlfarth Galleries is located at 3418 9th Street NE.

 

Transformer – 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Join Transformer at American University’s Katzen Arts Center for the Eleventh Annual Silent Auction and Benefit Party. The auction supports Transformer’s mission to connect and promote emerging artists, most of whom are local. For details about purchasing tickets, click here.

American University’s Katzen Arts Center located at 4400 Massachusetts 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: Resolution 71 Passed Edition

"Dalya Luttwak Cannabis Sativa Root: Top View, painted steel, 23 x 21 x 1 feet, 2014. Image Courtesy of the artist. Part of the 30th Annual Washington Sculptors Group exhibition at American University"

“Dalya Luttwak Cannabis Sativa Root: Top View, painted steel, 23 x 21 x 1 feet, 2014. Image Courtesy of the artist. Part of the 30th Annual Washington Sculptors Group exhibition at American University”

FotoweekDC runs Saturday November 8 through Sunday November 16.  Get highlights and exhibitions details here.

Friday, November 7

Honfleur and Vivid Solution Galleries – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sheila Crider exhibits work in Volume at Honfleur Gallery and Vivid Solutions Gallery showcases the works of seven artists in the exhibit PHOTOBOOK. For details on both exhibits, click here.

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE and Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE

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

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening of three new exhibitions which focus on both photography and collage. The gallery will also display festive ornaments that visitors can purchase to support the Potomac Conservancy. For more information about November events, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue, NW

Publick Playhouse – 6:45 p.m.

Painter Luis Peralta exhibits new work in Freedom Series. The exhibition seeks to remind viewers that freedom is a dynamic and continuous process that exists within all of us. For more details about Peralta’s exhibit, click here.

The Publick Playhouse is located at 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, MD.

Joan Hisaoka Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Curator Jennifer Lindsay seeks to challenge assumptions about the space and the functionality of the dwellings in which we live. Titled Urban Bungalow, the exhibition has transformed the gallery with handmade furniture and “common” home objects created by fourteen artists. For more information, click here.

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

Saturday, November 8

Gateway Arts District – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Brentwood Arts Exchange, 39th Street Gallery, Gateway Arts Center, and ez Storage Studios for open studio tours. Visit the artists of the Gateway Arts District and see them at work. For more information about how to RSVP for tours, click here.

Tours take place throughout the Gateway Arts District along US Route 1.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Washington Sculptors Group presents the works of fifteen artists in Sculpture NOW 2014. Join them as they celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the WSG. For more information about artists and the exhibit, click here.

The Katzen Arts Center is located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Sunday, November 9

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Pleasant Plains Workshop for the third installment of the Georgia Avenue Window Walk. This public art project engages community members, local businesses, and visitors as they “connect to the history and current culture of Georgia Avenue.” For more information about the event, 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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