Weekend East City Event Round Up: Ancestral Edition

Thursday, February 12

WPA at Artisphere – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Washington Project for the Arts presents Jennifer Farrell, Ryan Holladay, Sarah Kennel, and Brian Young for a curators talk. Join them as they discuss the artists and works featured in SELECT 2015. For more information, click here.

Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.


Friday, February 13

Pepco Edison Place Gallery – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Light of the Ancestors, curated by Carolyn Goodridge, encourages viewers to see how the past continues to inspire us today. Sixty-eight artists come together in this exhibition to celebrate the people of the African Diaspora. For details about artists and the exhibition, click here.

Pepco Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 Eighth Street NW.


Saturday, February 14

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Women Photojournalists of Washington host the Fourth Annual Photo Seminar and Portfolio Review. Make sure to register for this event in advance. For more details about how to register, click here.

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is located at 500 17th Street NW.


Off-Rhode Gallery – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Off-Rhode Gallery for Blackness Counts: an exploration in unapologetic Africanity a survey of Jay Coleman’s recent works. Coleman’s portraits focus on the form of the subjects to create an expressive and colorful image. For more information, click here.

 Off Rhode Gallery at Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE.


Sunday, February 15


Art Matters Gallery – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Art Works Now at Art Matters Gallery for the opening reception of A Year of Color. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist, Asha Colquit McCollum. McCollum’s work explores the use of color and the creation of art as therapy. For details about the opening, click here.

art matters gallery is located at 3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD


Pleasant Pains Workshop – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


From the Permanent Collection exhibits collections of prints owned by resident print-makers. Each artist will add a new print to Pleasant Plains Workshop’s inventory and these will be available in multiples at the shop. For more information, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW.


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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