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Weekend East City Event Round Up: First Shows of 2012 Edition

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Close-up of a performance piece by J. J. McCracken. Photo courtesy of the artist.

 

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Saturday January 7

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The Capitol Hill Art Workshop (5pm to 7pm)

 The Capitol Hill Art Workshop (CHAW) hosts its Sixth Annual Photography Juried Competition.  The winner will be the recipient of a purchase prize made possible by the late Lou Stancari, a Capitol Hill resident and long-time supporter of the arts in DC.  The presiding juror is Bruce McKaig, a local arts educator and photographer.  For additional details, click here.

CHAL shows at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop located at 545 7th Street SE

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39th Street Gallery (5:30pm to 8pm)

The Brentwood Gallery presents Thirst an installation by artist J. J. McCracken and curated by Claire Huschle.  The exhibition explores the themes of abundance and scarcity both locally and globally.  McCracken’s signature use of clay weaves both finished forms such as bowls and dried clay in its rawest form to produce thought provoking pieces that reflect the current state of global resource inequality.  For additional details, click here.

The 39th Street gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD

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Saturday January 7

 

 

The Capitol Hill Art Workshop (5pm to 7pm)

The Capitol Hill Art Workshop (CHAW) hosts its Sixth Annual Photography Juried Competition.  The winner will be the recipient of a purchase prize made possible by the late Lou Stancari, a Capitol Hill resident and long-time supporter of the arts in DC.  The presiding juror is Bruce McKaig, a local arts educator and photographer.  For additional details, click here.

 

CHAL shows at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop located at 545 7th Street SE

 

39th Street Gallery (5:30pm to 8pm)

The Brentwood Gallery presents Thirst an installation by artist J. J. McCracken and curated by Claire Huschle.  The exhibition explores the themes of abundance and scarcity both locally and globally.  McCracken’s signature use of clay weaves both finished forms such as bowls and dried clay in its rawest form to produce thought provoking pieces that reflect the current state of global resource inequality.  For additional details, click here.

The 39th Street gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD

Phil Hutinet
Authored by: Phil Hutinet

Phil Hutinet, a third generation Capitol Hill resident, is the publisher of East City Art which he began in 2010 to document and promote the growing contemporary art movement in the eastern communities of Washington, DC. In 2012-2013, his consultancy work east of the river yielded the Anacostia Playhouse, Craig Kraft Studios, the Anacostia Arts Center and the 2012-2013 LUMEN8ANACOSTIA festivals. He currently produces EMULSION, East City Art's annual regional juried show. In 2015, he coordinated the Gateway Open Studio Tour and continues to consult on numerous regional art projects. Hutinet has been interviewed by or has made appearances on the BBC, Capital Community News, Washingtonian, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post, WOL Radio, WJLA ABC News Channel 7/Channel 8, WTOP and other local and national media.