Weekend [East City] Roundup: Portraits, Lights and Dreams Edition

Frederic Nauczyciel. "Serge".  Photo Courtesy Honfleur Gallery

Friday May 4

Honfleur Gallery (7pm to 9pm)

Honfleur Gallery Presents Le Temps Devant (our time ahead) by Parisian photographer Frederic Nauczyciel. Nauczyciel masterfully captures the inhabitants of the Gers countryside in lifesize, Rembrant-like portraits. Each subject’s gaze and body language tells his/her story of life in rural southwestern France. For more information click here.  Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope RD SE

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions (6pm to 8pm)

The East of the River photography gallery presents the work of local artist Benjamin K. Nguyen birdsdecay. The photographer captures beauty’s temporality and anguishes over its ephemeral nature. For more information click here.  The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is located at 2208 Martin Luther King Ave SE

LUMEN8Anacostia Temporiums (6pm to 9pm)

The LUMEN8Anacostia Temporiums which are normally open from noon to 5pm on Saturdays will be open Friday night along with the two Anacostia galleries Honfleur and Vivid. Participating venues include site specific installations, artwork and crafts all made by area artists and artisans. For more info go to http://www.lumen8anacostia.com/temporiums-2  The LUMEN8 Anacostia Temporiums are located between 2208 MLK AVE SE and 2208 Good Hope RD.

The Fridge (7pm to 11pm)

The Fridge will present a group show featuring the DC Latino Art Collective whose artists draw their inspiration from Kahlo, Rivera, Dali and Picasso. The event will feature live music by Machetres. For more information click here.  The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street rear alley, SE

Saturday May 5

The Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Art Center (3pm to 5pm)

Tosha Grantham, Philippa Hughes, Christina Marsh and John Yeh discuss what makes a portfolio great and not-so-great. Hear what makes them look twice or not at all, what they’ve seen that works, and where trends are going. Discussion to be moderated by Alonzo Davis.

 This workshop is free but Advance Registration Required to http://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink to register and use code SMARTlink #883815  Brentwood Arts Exchange @ Gateway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood, MD 20722

Sunday May 6

The Corner Store (5pm to 8pm)

The Corner Store presents beloved CHAW art instructor and figurative artist Ellen Cornett. Cornett’s latest pastel series Fact from Fiction interpret dreams, fairytales and myth through archtypes as a means of explaining contemporary life. For more information click here.  The Corner Store is located at 900 South Carolina Avenue, SE

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook or follow them on Twitter


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