Gallery Openings and Events

Celebrate Art East of the River With Three Openings

Citizen's Arrest by James Terrell, 2015. Courtesy of ARCH.

Citizen’s Arrest by James Terrell, 2015. Courtesy of ARCH.

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Openings: Friday, July 10 from 6pm to 9pm

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ARCH Development Corporation announces a night of art and culture coming to Historic Anacostia on Friday, July 10. Anacostia Arts Center, Honfleur Gallery, and Vivid Solutions Gallery will all host receptions for the openings of respective gallery exhibitions. Anacostia Arts Center will feature a Metro Mambo Artist Talk moderated by Jim Byers and live music by Latin Jazz artist Eddie Drennon and his group Charanga Soul. The festivities run 6-9 pm at all locations and are free and open to the public.

Apotheosis of One Humankind by Cuban-born artist Gustavo Díaz Sosa
Apotheosis of One Humankind by Gustavo Díaz Sosa presents 13 original works by the Cuban-born artist. These paintings convey his perception of The State, The Power, and anything that involves human submission. More than serve as a social or explicit protest manifesto, Díaz Sosa’s paintings are an existential projection of our looming future, in light of modern history. Díaz Sosa graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, San Alejandro in Cuba. He lives and works in Madrid, Spain.

The 8th Annual East of the River Exhibit with work by seven Ward 7 & 8 Artists
The 8th Annual East of the River Exhibition will include a variety of artworks by artists who live, work, or have roots in Wards 7 and 8. Participating artists include:

  • BK ADAMS * I AM ART
  • Electra Bolotas
  • Chanel Compton
  • David Ibata
  • Luis Peralta Del Valle
  • Susana Raab
  • James Terrell

Artworks in the show range from painting, to photography, to collage and touch on themes ranging from life in East of the River communities, to dreamscapes, to the contemporary Black experience.

Innocent Eyes of Tierra Bomba curated by Jonathan French
Innocent Eyes of Tierra Bomba is a group exhibit born out of a photography teaching trip coordinated by Jonathan French, the 2014 East of the River Distinguished Artist Award winner. Last year. French lead a group of photographers on a trip to the Colombian island of Tierra Bomba to photograph the local culture and to teach its young inhabitants photography. This exhibit is the result of that project, featuring work by French, Mansa Mussa, Muata Langley, Nicole Mason, and Edward Keith III, as well as the 15 children they taught.

Apotheosis of One Humankind runs from July 10 – August 16 at Anacostia Arts Center located at 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE.

The 8th Annual East of the River Exhibition at Honfleur Gallery and Innocent Eyes of Tierra Bomba at Vivid Solutions Gallery both run from July 10 – August 28. Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE and Vivid Solutions Gallery is located within the Anacostia Arts Center.

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