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Tehreema Mitha Shows Latest Work at White Room in Shaw

image courtesy of the artist

image courtesy of the artist

On Friday, November 13, White Room (1240 9th St NW #200) will begin a new series of sharing their creative space with local artists. Tehreema Mitha will open her solo show with a reception on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Mitha will share the full body of her work that deals with culture, time and transition. The exhibition will be on display for three weeks, by appointment only, until December 7, 2015 and open with a reception this SaturdayNovember 14, from 4:00-6:00 PM.

 

Tehreema Mitha was born in Pakistan and grew up in a home full of paintings, books, music and lively debate. Despite growing up in the Muslim tradition, she studied many religions, read widely, trained in the Classical South Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam from the age of seven under the tutelage of her mother (a Christian Bengali) and learnt classical North Indian vocals.

In college Mitha was able to explore her interest in drawing and painting. Society was becoming increasingly conservative and more fundamental view of Islam became the norm, Mitha gained entry to The National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1982. While studying there, she obtained her BA in Philosophy and English Literature from Kinnaird College, and after the four-year course, left NCA in 1986 with her MA in Fine Arts.

In her work, Mitha is not afraid of bold colors and their varied combinations. It is part of her heritage. While she loves and respects color, she does not wish to cover every surface with it when a negative space can speak volumes. The illusions in her work come from a culture that is ancient in its roots but still forges ahead, reinventing itself in all parts of the known globe. Her work addresses the confusion often found in our transient world, by taking on a soothing abstraction into which any spectator can find their own meaning and can pretend to make their own. Mitha celebrates the mingling of pasts and present, while leaving the future open

The White Room is a private-use creative studio in downtown Washington, DC. The space is used for photography, video production and intimate events. Tucked between 9th Street and Blagden Alley in Shaw, the White Room has become part of a thriving community in Washington, D.C. The White Room hopes to share their space with local artists and connect with the creative community of D.C. on a regular basis.

 

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Troublemakers Edition 

Award winning artist Luis Peralta Del Valle opens Troublemakers at Gallery OonH Friday, November 6. Pictured above: Martin Luther King, Jr. Image courtesy of the artist.

Award winning artist Luis Peralta Del Valle opens Troublemakers at Gallery OonH Friday, November 6. Pictured above: Martin Luther King, Jr. Image courtesy of the artist.

Saturday, November 7

Fontana Forge – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fontana Forge will host their second annual fall open house. Guests will also have the opportunity to register for a basic blacksmithing class. For more information, click here.

Fontana Forge is located at 2414 Douglas St. NE.

CHAL – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Visitors are invited to participate in CHAL’s Annual Small Works Art Sale. Shoppers can experience three-blocks of unique gifts for the holiday season. For details, click here.

The sale is located at 545 7th St. NE.

Sunday, November 8

Montpelier Arts Center – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This November Montpelier Arts Center welcomes artists Caroline Thorington and Sushama Parikh in two concurrent exhibitions. Along with these solo shows they present a gratitude themed exhibition featuring the works of local artists. For more information, click here.

Montpelier Arts Center is located at 9652 Nuirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD.

Gallery NK – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Gallery NK hosts the closing reception and artist talk for Inspiration, the exhibition featuring the works of Claudia Cappelle and Richard Claraval. For more details, click here.

Gallery NK is located at 321 K St. NE.

Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8

Mid City – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Mid City Artists for the annual Open Studios Tour. Visitors can create their own self-guided tour or partake in a guided tour as local artists invite the public to interact with and explore their creative spaces. For more information, click here.

 

Jess Oros is the Editor 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: Artomatic & Pottery on the Hill Edition

Hill Center presents the fourth annual Pottery on the Hill expo with programming scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Image by Terricka Johnson. Courtesy Hill Center.

Hill Center presents the fourth annual Pottery on the Hill expo with programming scheduled Thursday through Sunday. Image by Terricka Johnson. Courtesy Hill Center.

 

Saturday and Sunday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pottery on the Hill 
The free exhibition and sale will open to the public. Guests are invited to engage with the artists and discuss the clay throwing process. (Free and Open to the Public)

For more information about all events, click here.

Hill Center located at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

Saturday, October 31

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m. to 5p.m.

N/ever the Same features artists who work or study in Prince George’s County. The exhibition focuses on innovative processes and transformation of materials. For more details, click here.

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

 

Jess Oros is the Editor 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: Art in the Alley Edition

 

"Trinidad's Art in the Alley returns this Friday.  The semi-annual community arts event includes works by neighborhood artists, libations and music. Pictured above Art in the Alley 2011. Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art"

“Trinidad’s Art in the Alley returns this Friday. The semi-annual community arts event includes works by neighborhood artists, libations and music. Pictured above Art in the Alley 2011. Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art”

Friday, October 16

Art in the Alley – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Head to Trinidad this weekend and enjoy the seventh installment of Art in the Alley. This community arts festival provides guests with an opportunity to see local art and enjoy enjoy music and refreshments. For more details, click here.

The event will take place in the alley between the 1200 blocks of Florida Ave. and Morse St. NE.

Saturday, October 17

Green Owl Design – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Green Owl Design presents their first solo exhibition by Joseph Rogers during their grand opening event. Rogers’ uses symbolism, motifs, and surrealist style to create his unique artistic identity. For more information, click here.

Green Owl Design is located at 4327-C Gallatin St., Hyattsville, MD.

 

Jess Oros is the Editor 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: Dolls, Bikes and Dynamic Duos Edition

Kurtis Ceppetelli and Matthew Malone form the dynamic artistic duo known as the Duly Noted Painters.  See their most recent body of work Saturday at the Brookland Artspace Gallery. Image courtesy of the artists.

Kurtis Ceppetelli and Matthew Malone form the dynamic artistic duo known as the Duly Noted Painters. See their most recent body of work Saturday at the Brookland Artspace Gallery. Image courtesy of the artists.

Thursday, October 1

 

Pepco Edison Place Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Courage on Canvas features the works of Life Pieces to Masterpieces’ young artists. For more details, click here.

Pepco Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 8th St. NW.

 

Friday, October 2

 

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

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening reception of the month member group show, The Quality of Light by Pete McCutchen, and HUSK by Anthony Dortch. For more details, click here.

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

 

Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Black Doll Show features handmade works by renowned doll artists Betty Baines, Gwendolyn Aqui Brooks, Francine Haskins, Jeri Hubbard and Paula Whaley. The artists will be in attendance. For more information, click here.

CHACC is located at 3200 MLK Jr. Ave. SE.

 

Saturday, October 3

 

Brookland Artspace Gallery – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Duly Noted Painters presents the opening of NOW & THEN, an exhibition featuring the collaborative paintings of Kurtis Ceppetelli and Matthew Malone. For more information, click here.

Brookland Artspace Gallery is located at 3305 8th St. NE.

 

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Capitol Hill Art League Kicks off their 2015-2016 season with the opening of their October Juried Show at CHAW. Twenty-five artists will present in a wide range of media. For more details, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 Seventh St. SE.

 

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 2 p.m.

Guests are invited to discuss the growing role the arts can play in the future of neighborhood revitalization. For more information, click here.

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

 

Studio SoHy – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The SoHy CyClo Show features the works of over twenty local DC metro artists whose works focus on their interpretations of cycling. Artwork will be on sale during the opening reception. For more details, click here.

SoHy is located at 4327 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, MD.

 

Sunday, October 4

 

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 11 a.m.

Sign up for docent-led tours of the exhibition How the Civil War Changed Washington. This tour has components for guests of all ages. For more details, click here.

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

 

Monday, October 5

 

Hill Center Galleries – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Hill Center Galleries for the opening of three new exhibitions: Shades of PastelFaces & Places, and Faces of Spirits. For more information, click here.

Hill Center Galleries is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

 

Jess Oros is the Editor 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: Art All Night Edition

Image courtesy Art All Night

Image courtesy Art All Night

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Gallery OonH – 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Gallery OonH celebrates Art All Night with site-specific installations, live music, video projections and more! For more information, click here.

Gallery OonH is located at 1346-1356 H St. NE.

Friday, September 25

Anacostia Community Museum – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join  the Anacostia Community Museum for Prom Night in Mississippi, a film about the 2008 decision to integrate the Charleston, Mississippi senior prom. For more information, click here.

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

University of Maryland – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Stamp Gallery presents New Arrivals 2015: Collecting Contemporary Art at the University of Maryland, which features the works of emerging and mid-career artists. For more information, click here.

The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland is located at 122oB Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Saturday, September 26

Craig Kraft Studio – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Artist and light sculptor, Craig Kraft, celebrates the grand opening of his newly renovated studio space in Anacostia. For more details, click here.

Craig Kraft Studio is located at 1239 Good Hope Rd. SE.

Wohlfarth Galleries – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Ellyn Weiss, Ellen Sinel, Lisa Farrell, Cheryl Edwards are among the artists exhibiting their work in The Drawing Room at Wohlfarth Galleries. For more information, click here.

Wohlfarth Galleries is located at 3418 9th St. NE. 

HEMPHILL – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Renée Stout exhibits in her fifth solo exhibition at HEMPHILL. Wild World encourages viewers to believe in spiritual energy and to strive to act with compassion. For more information, click here.

HEMPHILL is located at 1515 14 St. NW.

Saturday-Sunday September 26-27 

Art All Night – 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Join the communities of H Street NE, Shaw, Dupont Circle, North Capitol, and Congress Heights for this year’s Art All Night. Art All Night presents a variety of visual, music, and performing artists in a festival format. For more details and event locations, click here.

Sunday, September 27

Anacostia Community Museum – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Anacostia Community Museum shows the film Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War, a documentary of the life of a Cuban-born rebel who served in the Civil War disguised as a man. For more details, click here.

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

 

Jess Oros is the Editor 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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ArtSee Show at cove South Dupont

pic courtesy of ArtSeeDC

pic courtesy of ArtSeeDC

Celebrate the arrival of the weekend over happy hour this Thursday (6:00pm-8:00pm) with artist Rosabel Goodman Everard. She’ll discuss her exploration of color, shape and texture while focusing her series on a singular subject—a tree. Wine and beer will be served.

 cove South Dupont, 1624 14th St NW

click to rsvp (by day-of to ensure space)

And now, in the spirit of the Pope being in town and the beautiful trees represented by the artist, a poem:

Trees

BY JOYCE KILMER

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

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