Weekend [East City] Event Round Up: Steppin’ Out Edition

Michael Platt In and Out Red Jail Cell: Maitland pigment print on canvas 50″x150″ 2012. Photo courtesy Honfleur Gallery.

Friday November 2


Honfleur Gallery (7pm to 9pm)

Both Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions will be hosting exhibitions in historic Anacostia that are part of DC Fotoweek 2012.  Steppin’ Out, at Honfleur Gallery by DC-based artist Michael Platt, defies conventional notions of photography.  Referring to himself as an “imagemaker”, Platt uses both imagery and the written word to create work that centers on marginalized members of society.  For more information, click here.  Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope RD SE


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

Carolina Mayorga, also a DC-based artist, has realized a series of works influenced by her upbringing as a “cultural Catholic” in her native Columbia.  Divine Revelations: Passages from the Life of Our Lady is a site-specific photography installation created by the artist using iconic images of the Virgin Mary derived from both by classical works and images from her childhood in Columbia.  A performance piece will take place at around 6:15pm. For more information, click here.  To read an in-depth interview with Carolina Mayorga by East City Art’s Eric Hope click here.

 NOTE: The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is temporarily relocated to 1922 Martin Luther King Avenue SE while the main space is being renovated.


Saturday November 3


The Fridge (7pm to 11pm)

Decoy, aka Alicia Cosnahan, is among DC’s most cherished street artists known for her innovative portraiture and large scale mural projects.  This Saturday, Decoy will transform the Fridge on Capitol Hill into a full-fledged nail salon.  Yes, you can get a manicure but make sure you schedule an appointment in advance!  For more information and to schedule an appointment, click here.  The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street rear alley, SE


Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook , follow them on Twitter or sign up for their newsletter here


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