Weekend East City Event Round Up: The Black Love Experience Edition

Work by Jamilla Okubo. Courtesy of Nubian Hueman.
Work by Jamilla Okubo. Courtesy of Nubian Hueman.

Thursday, February 5


WPA – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join WPA for the opening of Diamond Landscape the latest installment in the Lobby Project series. Artist Erin Elizabeth Curtis’s inspiration of antique Soumak rugs is reflected in the shape, pattern, and color of her work. For more information, click here.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st St. NE.


Friday, February 6

Carroll Square Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Linear Function features the works of Alex Mayer, Nick Primo, and Douglas Witmer. Each use line, volume, and color to create works that draw in the viewer. For more information about the opening, click here.

Carroll Square Gallery is located at 975 F St. NW.


Touchstone Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Unspoken Messages: the Art of Janathel Shaw explores race and identity not only through her large drawing but also through sculpture. This exhibit challenges viewers to look at how we as society view Black men and brings attention to the national discussion about race. For details, click here.

Painting and Sculpture by Harmon Biddle focuses on nature and they many ways to express it through art. Biddle’s work spans from watercolor paintings to glass sculptures. For more information, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue NW.


ReCreative Spaces – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join local artists Rose Jaffe and Graham Patrick for their show Duologue: Patterns, Prints. Portraits. Viewers will see the collaborative works of these two artists as they venture into combining passions and media. For more details, click here.

ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Ave. NE.


Saturday, February 7


Brentwood Arts Exchange – 1 p.m.

Brentwood Arts Exchange presents the All-Screened Video Fest. This one day festival screening shows short films and videos by regional producers. The event ends when all of the videos are finished. For details about the screening, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD.


Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery – 3:30 p.m.

The featured artists of Bought and Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking will be discussing the importance of this exhibit to continue the conversation about the fight against human trafficking. For more information about the artist talk, click here.

The Joan Hisaoka Gallery is located at 1632 U St. NW. 


Sunday, February 8


Anacostia Arts Center – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Nubian Hueman presents The Black Love Experience at Anacostia Arts Center. The space will be transformed into a community of expression of self-love. Spotlight artist, Markus Prime, will be auctioning off selected works. For more details, click here

Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Rd. 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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