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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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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Hyattsville Arts Festival Edition

"At the 2013 Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival.  Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art."

“At the 2013 Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival. Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.”

Thursday, September 11

Gallery NK – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

New H Street Gallery opens! For more information about the opening, click hereGallery NK is located at 321 K Street NE in the alley between “H” and “K” Streets NE. 

cove – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artist Sarˈdär Aziz will be at cove for an artist talk and reception. For details, click hereThis event is located at 910 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Art17 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Art17 hosts Art Enables for a third time this Thursday. For details about the artists featured, click hereArt17 is located at 1606 17th St. NW.

5×5 PROJECT – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrate Enkutatash ንቁጣጣሽእ during Ethiopian New Year at the Gateway Pavilion.  Part of the DCCAH’s 5×5 Project.  For details, click here. The Gateway Pavilion at Saint Elizabeth’s is located at 1100 Alabama Ave. SE.

Friday, September 12

Honfleur and Vivid Solutions Galleries – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Selin Balci exhibits at Honfleur Gallery and Jared Soares exhibits at Vivid Solutions Gallery. For more information about both exhibits, click here. Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE. Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE.

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

Shaunté Gates and Njena Surae Jarvis exhibit together at Joan Hisaoka Gallery. For details about the artists, click hereThe Joan Hisaoka Gallery is located at 1632 U Street NW.

Saturday, September 13

Hyattsville Art Festival – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be over 70 exhibiting artists during the 7th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival. Guests can visit the corridor’s retailers, suppliers and non-profits throughout the event. See what other artists told Christina Sturdivant about the festival here. For more information about the festival, click hereThe festival is located at Baltimore Ave. (Route 1) and Jefferson St.

artdc – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Curators and artists work together in Tag You’re It: Curate the Curator at artdc across from the Hyattsville Art Festival. For details about the exhibit, click hereartdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD. 

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The hallowed neighborhood institution celebrates its 47th Anniversary with a community festival. For details on participating groups, click here. Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place, SE.

Art Enables’ Off-Rhode Gallery – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Steve Loya exhibits his “splotch monsters” and Cheryl Edwards leads a Second Saturday Workshop. For details, click hereArt Enables at Off-Rhode Gallery is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

Banished? ARTillery - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sign up for the Woodworking 102 class with Lex Davis. For more information, click hereBanished? ARTillery is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio 27.

G Fine Art – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Vesna Pavlović exhibits images of the Museum of Yugoslav History. For more information about the exhibit, click hereG Fine Art Gallery is located at 4718 14th Street NW.

Project 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Artist Matthew Mann presents Associative Fugue. For details about the exhibit, click hereProject 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U Street NW, Suite 302.

Hamiltonian - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The opening is the debut of the six new Hamiltonian Fellows for 2014. For more information about the fellows, click hereHamiltonian Gallery is located at 1353 U Street NW.

Art Whino – 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The G40 Art Summit hosted by Art Whino returns to DC with street and mulitdimensional art. For details, click hereThe G40 Summit will be held at 700 Delaware Ave SW.

 

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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Got Kids? Family Day at President Lincoln’s Cottage

pic courtesy of Popville

pic courtesy of Popville

Enjoy the Soldiers’ Home as the Lincoln family once did!  Activities are open to the public and free this Saturday, September 13th, from 10:00am til 3:00pm.  

Family members of all ages will enjoy the live entertainment and activities inspired by the Lincoln family and their life at the Soldiers Home. Activities include: DIY top hats, pony rides and a petting zoo featuring Tad Lincoln’s favorite animals (peacocks, goats, geese, and more), a Civil War encampment with military reenactors, Civil War-era games, live musical performances of Civil War-era tunes, and public picnicking grounds.

President Lincoln’s CottageUpshur St NW & Rock Creek Church Rd NW.  Advance registration requested.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Calm before the Festivals Edition

Chevrolet 3 by Pete McCutchen. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Chevrolet 3 by Pete McCutchen. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Thursday, September 4

Studio 21– 6 p.m.

The Brookland Art Walk gallery operated by Dance Place opens Starting Over, new paintings by Tina Silverman which examine how populations from regions around the globe affect the artist on an intimate level.  For more information, click here.

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

Friday, September 5

Touchstone– 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Three concurrent exhibitions will showcase figurative works by ceramicist Bill Mould,  photographs of decaying cars by Pete McCutchen and a group show by the gallery’s member artists with an avian theme. For more information on all three exhibitions, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue, NW.

Montpelier Art Center– 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The art center will host opening receptions in its three gallery spaces for the watercolors of former botanist David Daniels (Main gallery), painter Stephen Boocks’ Play (Library Gallery) and recent work by resident artist Steven Williams (Resident Gallery).   For more information on all three gallery openings, click here.

The Montpelier Art Center’s galleries are located at 9652 Muirkirk Road Laurel, MD

Saturday, September 6

39th Street Gallery– 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The gallery opens The Charmers by sculptor Christopher Romer along with new paintings by Capitol Hill artist Kathryn McDonnell and Academy 2013 participant Jay Hendrick.  For more information on the three concurrent exhibitions, click here.

The 39th Street gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, second floor, Brentwood, MD

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

Thirteen fellows from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts will participate in a group exhibition titled Axis.  The group multi-media and inter-disciplinary exhibition seeks to overcome individual variance through collective interpretation of the term “axis.” For more information on this exhibition, click here.

The 39th Street gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD.

gallery plan b– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Audiences attending Sheep Jones’ fourth solo exhibition at gallery plan b will revel in the artist’s ever-evolving style of whimsical fairy-tale like subjects.  For more information, click here.

gallery plan b is located at 153014th Street NW

Gallery OonH– 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The gallery’s popular Circus on the O returns this month with revelry and burlesque at their famous H street courtyard.  A general admission period for viewing the gallery’s exhibition precedes the ticketed circus event.  For more information and to purchase ticket, click here.

Gallery OonH is located at 1354 H Street, NE.

Monday, September 8

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Mayoral Forum on Arts Education– 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Where do you stand on arts education?  How do you want to see it funded?  Find out where the mayoral candidates stand on this issue.  All candidates have been invited to attend and discuss their vision for educating young DC citizens in the arts.  Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions following a moderated debate format.

CHAW is located at 545 Seventh Street SE

Coming Events (Save the Dates!)

Hyattsville Arts Festival– September 13

H Street Festival– September 20

Figment DC– September 27

Art All Night– September 27

Emerge Art Fair– October 2-5

Phil Hutinet is the Publisher 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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