Arts [East City] Roundup: East of the River Super Weekend Edition

Panels from the CITIFIED exhibition. Artists: Isaias Crow, Leon Rainbow. Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 4 feet. Photo Courtesy Albus Cavus.

Friday July 13 


Honfleur Gallery (7pm to 9pm)

The Annual East of the River Exhibition never disappoints.  In its sixth year, the group show features the work of artists who either work or live East of the River.  The multimedia exhibition features sculpture, digital media, photography and painting.  A steel drum band will also add to the festive occasion.  For more information, click here.  Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope RD SE


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

More than just an exhibition, Gabriela Bulisova’s Inside Outside forces the viewer to experience the human toll of incarceration.  Bulisova’s photographs transcend statistics and policies to present a qualitative narrative of returned citizens’ struggle for redemption.  For more information about the exhibition, click here.  The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is located at 2208 Martin Luther King Ave SE

To read an in-depth interview with Gabriela Bulisova by East City Art’s Eric Hope, click here.


Albus Cavus- CITIFIED

The artist collective recently completed a series of panels for the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival that challenged the notion that folk art is primarily a product of rural life and can be found in urban areas like Anacostia.  The panels will be on display in Historic Anacostia and accessible to the public through September 30.  For more information and to preview the work click here.  The CITIFIED public art piece is located on the northwest corner of 13th and W Streets SE


Saturday July 14


Washington Project for the Arts (3pm)

The Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) collaborated with Patrick McDonough to complete a series of awning studies. McDonough created a similar project in 2011 in Trinidad along Florida Avenue NE commissioned by Conner Contemporary Art.  The sculptures will be on view at Marvin Gaye Park in NE DC through September 30.  The WPA and McDonough will host an artist talk at 3pm.  For more information and to preview the work, click here.  Marvin Gaye Park is located at 6201 Banks Place NE

DeanwoodxDesign Temporium (all day)

The temporiums continue East of the River in Deanwood.  A series of festive events will take place on Saturday all day as follows:

IDEA Public Charter High School Field & Wellness Center
1027 45th Street NE

  •     10:30 a.m. – Welcome and Opening performance by The East of the River Steel Pan Band / DxD Distinguished Community Leader Awards Ceremony
  •     10:30 a.m. – 3p.m. – Temporium Interactive Gallery and DxD Outdoor Market
  •     3 p.m. – Free concert featuring performances by  DJ Jahsonic of Main Ingredient, teen soul artist Keymace, and Grammy-nominated artist Kokayi

The Fishing School
4737 Meade Street Northeast    10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Temporium Gallery featuring  family-friendly and interactive art

  •     11 a.m. – 1p.m.  – myDeanwood Storytelling project
  •     12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – POP-OUT Performances

Tubman-Mahan Gallery/Center for Green Urbanism
3938 Benning Road NE

  • 10:30 a.m. – 3p.m. – Temporium Gallery featuring photographer Maria Bryk’s photo essay “Chesapeake Bay Watermen: The Art of the Catch” and interactive art
  •     12 p.m. and 1 p.m. –  POP-OUT Performances

For more information about DeanwoodxDesign and these events, click here.


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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