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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Activism through Art Edition

Installation view of Monica Jahan Bose's Climate Action: Story Telling with Saris at the Anacostia Arts Center.  Image courtesy of the artist.

Installation view of Monica Jahan Bose’s Climate Action: Story Telling with Saris at the Anacostia Arts Center. Image courtesy of the artist.

Saturday, May 30 

Anacostia Art Center – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This series of workshops hosted by artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose asks participants to consider and address climate change. During the workshop visitors are encouraged to share their personal stories on saris. For more details, click here.

Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE.

 

Project Create – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Project Create for the Annual Student Showcase and Street Art Festival. The festival will include multimedia work from local students. This family event is a fun and creative way to kick off the summer. For more information, click here.

Project Create Studio is located at 2028 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE.

 

Brentwood Arts Exchange – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

At War with Ourselves is a year-long series of programs exploring the Civil War and its effect on race in America. The work featured in this exhibition is a visual response to a poem by Nikky Finney. For more information, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, 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: The “Other” Edition

Spectator becomes the spectacle this Saturday at Pleasant Plains Workshop as photographer Ann-Marie VanTassell explores NASCAR's fan base.  Image courtesy Pleasant Plains Workshop.

Spectator becomes the spectacle this Saturday at Pleasant Plains Workshop as photographer Ann-Marie VanTassell explores NASCAR’s fan base. Image courtesy Pleasant Plains Workshop.

Thursday, May 14 

Wild Hand Workspace – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join the artists at Wild Hand Workspace for an open studio event at the Brookland Arts Walk. Artwork from APT50 will be on display.

Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe St. NE.

Friday, May 15 

Leica Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Matt Stuart’s exhibition Look Both Ways challenges viewers to look deeply into the hopes they hold inside. For more details, click here.

Leica Store Gallery DC is located at 977 F St. NW.

Saturday, May 16 

Gallery O on H – 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Gallery O on H and Palace Productions present Pink Up Events to show their support for survivors of breast cancer. Proceeds benefit Breast Care for Washington, DC For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H St. NE.

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Artist, Ann-Marie VanTassell explores the world of NASCAR from the fan’s perspective. For more information, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Ave. NW.

H Street Café – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Compiling Dimensions features the work of Alissa Taylor, Justin Pyles, Lorina Harris, and Haley Fults. This multi-media exhibition is the fifth “volume” in a series of exhibitions. For details, click here.

Sunday, May 17

Passageway Artists Studios – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Passageway artists will host open studios. For more information, click here.

Passageways Artists Studios are located at 6001 66th Ave., Riverdale, MD.

Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17

Diane Tuckman – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn how to silk paint from artist Diane Tuckman. No skills required to try your hand at this unique art form. For more information and to register, 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: 2015 Gateway Open Studio Tour Edition

The Cave, acrylic & ceramic tile adhesive on canvas, 2014 by Rush Baker.  See Baker's Under Pressure at Honfleur Gallery Friday Night.

The Cave, acrylic & ceramic tile adhesive on canvas, 2014 by Rush Baker. See Baker’s Under Pressure at Honfleur Gallery Friday Night.

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The 2015 Gateway Open Studio Tour is Saturday, May 9 from 12-5 p.m. with an after-party from 5-8 p.m. at the 39th Street Gallery. Details Here

Thursday, May 7

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

Join Washington Project for the Arts as they open two new Hothouse projects. Hothouse Video: Amy Finkelstein and Hothouse: ImPRINT are featured this May. For details, click here.

Both openings will be at Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (Eye) St. SW.

Cove – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join the Cove community for the opening of Hester Ohbi’s solo exhibition in Capitol Hill. Ohbi’s colorful works are reminiscent of her childhood summers in Pennsylvania. For more information, click here.

cove Capitol Hill is located at 611 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 

The Galleries at Takoma Park – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

STEAM…when science intersects art features works by Leda Black, Martin Levin, Cleve Overton, and the Bridges Organization. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

The Galleries at Takoma Park are located at 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park. 

Friday, May 8 

Honfleur and Vivid Solutions Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Honfleur Gallery presents Under Pressure, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Rush Baker. Vivid Solutions Gallery presents 3 Millimeters, the work of Greg Kahn. For more details about Rush Baker, click here. For more details about Greg Kahn, click here.

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE. Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE.

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

Jason Wright’s solo exhibition V E R S U S strives to bring life to sometimes overlooked and forgotten places. Wright is inspired by the everyday and encourages views to really examine the areas surrounding them. For details, click here.

Long View Gallery is located at 1234 Ninth St. NW.

Saturday, May 9

The 2015 Gateway Open Studio Tour Noon to 5 p.m. 

The 11th annual Gateway Open Studio Tour is the largest visual arts event of the DC region.  See well over 100 artists in their native habitat—the studio—and seven art exhibitions.  Then join the 39th Street Gallery for an opening reception of Kyujin Lee’s Dreaming Impossible Dreams and after-party featuring Korean food.  Full listings and downloadable map here.

Open Studio dc – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Open Studio dc and the Corcoran College of Art + Design for the opening of Deceptively Obvious. This exhibition features a unique collaboration between screenprinters and poets. For more information, click here.

Open Studio dc is located at 1135 Okie St., NE. 

Transformer – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Interspatial is a group show curated by Quota opening at Transformer. The exhibition challenges viewers to examine multiple interpretations of space through the question “Do we try to fit in or redefine what these spaces are?” For details, click here.

Transformer is located at 1404 P St. NW.

The Fridge – 6 p.m. 10 p.m.

Join The Fridge for the opening of Apoptosis a sculptural exhibit by Peter Krsko. Krsko’s large-scale sculptures are created through repurposed lumber collected throughout the metro area. For more information, click here.

The Fridge is located in the alley off of 8th St. SE, Barracks Row 

 

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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Mid City Artists Open Studios Partners with First Friday Dupont

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On the spring evening of May 1st and afternoons of May 2nd and 3rd, tour 20+ working art studios, in and around Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street and Shaw, better known as Mid City.  Visitors can hop from one studio to another within vibrant Mid City and witness an expansive offering of art and culture by the city s most talented and creative artists. This bi-annual event offers visitors a rare portal into the artists’ creative habitat and an opportunity for the public to participate in the District’s dynamic and diverse arts community.

For the first time, MCA will open its studio doors on Friday, May 1st from 6PM-8PM to coincide with First Friday Dupont! A longstanding Dupont Circle tradition, First Friday Dupont offers the ability to connect with modern and contemporary art by national and international artists with a special emphasis on local and up-and-coming artists. This new partnership deepens the connection MCA has with neighboring galleries and local businesses.
Open Studios is free and offers self-guided and guided tours. The self-guided tour is an open format that has proven to be an ideal way to encourage dialogue between artists and enthusiasts allowing visitors to gain firsthand knowledge about the creative process. Additionally a number of local curators and artists will lead guided tours to select studios during the Open Studios weekend. The guided tours are on a first-come, first-serve basis and will help familiarize participants with the works in a conversational setting.

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These free guided tours must be reserved in advance. To reserve a tour and to download our map, visit the MCA website.

Tours start at 1843 14th St NW

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cove Hosts Art Reception  Featuring Art Activist and Painter Barbara Januszkiewicz

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La Vie En Rose, courtesy of the artist

On April 30, 2015 cove and partner ArtSee celebrate their relationship with Washington, DC based artist Barbara Januszkiewicz. Cove will open the doors of their newest location in Rosslyn (1735 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA) for an opportunity to meet and dialogue with the artist about her work featured in the cove space. For this exhibition, Barbara Januszkiewicz hopes the works on display will spark a dialogue about the use of color and her fascination with conceptual link to music. In an effort to show support for the Arlington art scene, Januszkiewicz hopes to use social media to share her work and support for alternative art spaces. Cove’s wall space has been turned in to an alternative art gallery through September 9, 2015, showcasing Januszkiewicz’s fine artwork. The public, press and art supporters are welcome to tour the space to see the artwork and interact with the artist on April 30, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Barbara Januszkiewicz is influenced directly by music and strives to capture sound in her paintings. She finds it intriguing that there is a vocabulary of words that apply to both music and visual art, from movement, patterns, perspectives and layering.  Januszkiewicz’s expression in visual art is based on reacting directly to music. Januszkiewicz has been working in watercolor, a medium that makes it difficult to capture the complexity and color of a song. For cove, however, she will display her latest work of acrylic on canvas, a new medium for Januszkiewicz. Exploring the effects of every genre from jazz to thumping garage rock and vintage blues has helped express that moment when sound becomes visual.

Cove features different local artists in each of their eight spaces. Januszkiewicz admires that cove is creating an intimidation free atmosphere where art speaks for itself. Cove is providing an alternative art experience to that provided by a gallery; it is reaching new audiences and exposing visual art to a new crowd. Members of the cove community come from different backgrounds and work environments. Cove was created with a simple objective: building places you want to be. They boast fast Wi-Fi, color printers, conference rooms, and now, local art for their members.

ArtSee works to bring local art and artists into each cove space with a six-month rotation of their work. With the recent rise of non-traditional gallery spaces, cove will become the first space of its kind to welcome artists into their community. Each artist will not only have their work displayed but will be introduced to the cove community through a series of receptions, talks and workshops, coordinated by ArtSee.

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In This World, courtesy of the artist

 

 

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Art is Risen Edition

"Work by Sondra Arkin at Long View Gallery's Network which opens this Thursday.  Image courtesy of the gallery. "

“Work by Sondra Arkin at Long View Gallery’s Network which opens this Thursday. Image courtesy of the gallery. “

Thursday, April 2

All We Art – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Join All We Art for a discussion featuring Luisa Elena Vidaurre, Andrea Pollan and Lisa Brown. Visitors to the Through Her Eyes discussion will hear about lessons learned and tips from their experience as gallery owners. For more details, click here. 

All We Art is located at 1666 33rd Street NW.  

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

Eve Stockton and Sondra N. Arkin both explore the interconnectivity of the world around them. In Networks, Stockton and Arkin attempt to understand this networking at the technological level through their art. For more information, click here.

Long View Gallery is located at 1234 Ninth Street NW.

Friday, April 3

ReCreative Spaces – 7 p.m. to midnight

ReCreative Spaces presents Black Life/White Light. This exhibition featured featuring white artists responding to the Black Lives Matter movement. For more information, click here.

ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Avenue NE.

Saturday, April 4

Wild Hand Workspace – 1 p.m.

Morgan Hungerford West with Starchild Studios DC presents a workshop on how to build one’s creative career. West will provide information on networking, branding, marketing your craft, and so much more. For details, click here.

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

The Fridge – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Women in Color features all new works from DC-based artist Rose Jaffe. Through her work, Jaffe seeks to celebrate the emotions and dynamism of young women. For more information, click here.

The Fridge is located across the street from Matchbox Pizza on 8th Street SE.

 

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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IntellectuCOOL Presents: THE GREY AREA – Get 20% OFF Your Tickets

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Saturday, March 14th, 6pm.

There is no better showcasing of the arts than the wonderful series of events that IntellectuCOOL has blessed DC with. On March 14th they bring you “The Grey Area” – where they will be exploring life’s undefined spaces through visual art, conversation, monologues, poetry and dance. There will even be an after party kicking off at 10pm.

Get tickets here. Type in our special DC Style Is Real promo code COOLSTYLE and get 20% off your tickets.

Mousai House
411 New York Ave NE – Studio 3A
Washington, DC 20002

What you can expect: The best social experience you’ve ever had of course. IntellectuCOOL focuses on bringing people from all walks of life together in the same room to discuss real and relevant topics, with the hope of making cool connections. This event is designed to explore life’s grey areas. You can expect poetry, theatrical and dance performances; as well as a visual art presentation. All this will happen in one of the most unique spaces in DC– The Mousai House…And did we mention the after party doe?

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