Weekend List

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Portraits, Lights and Dreams Edition

Frederic Nauczyciel. "Serge". Photo Courtesy Honfleur Gallery


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Friday May 4


Honfleur Gallery (7pm to 9pm)

Honfleur Gallery Presents Le Temps Devant (our time ahead) by Parisian photographer Frederic Nauczyciel.  Nauczyciel masterfully captures the inhabitants of the Gers countryside in lifesize, Rembrant-like portraits.  Each subject’s gaze and body language tells his/her story of life in rural southwestern France.  For more information click here.


Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope RD SE


The Gallery at Vivid Solutions (5:30pm to 8pm)

The East of the River photography gallery presents the work of local artist Benjamin K. Nguyen birdsdecay.  The photographer captures beauty’s temporality and anguishes over its ephemeral nature.   For more information click here.


The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is located at 2208 Martin Luther King Ave SE


LUMEN8Anacostia Temporiums (6pm to 9pm)

The LUMEN8Anacostia Temporiums which are normally open from noon to 5pm on Saturdays will be open Friday night along with the two Anacostia galleries Honfleur and Vivid.  Participating venues include site specific installations, artwork and crafts all made by area artists and artisans. For more info go to www.lumen8anacostia.com/temporiums-2


The LUMEN8 Anacostia Temporiums are located between 2208 MLK AVE SE and 2208 Good Hope RD. 


The Fridge (7pm to 11pm)

The Fridge will present a group show featuring the DC Latino Art Collective whose artists draw their inspiration from Kahlo, Rivera, Dali and Picasso.  The event will feature live music by Machetres. For more information click here.


The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street rear alley, SE



Saturday May 5


The Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Art Center (3pm to 5pm)

Tosha Grantham, Philippa Hughes, Christina Marsh and John Yeh discuss what makes a portfolio great and not-so-great. Hear what makes them look twice or not at all, what they’ve seen that works, and where trends are going. Discussion to be moderated by Alonzo Davis.


This workshop is free but Advance Registration Required to http://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink to register and use code SMARTlink #883815


Brentwood Arts Exchange @ Gateway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood, MD 20722



Sunday May 6


The Corner Store

The Corner Store presents beloved CHAW art instructor and figurative artist Ellen Cornett.  Cornett’s latest pastel series Fact from Fiction interpret dreams, fairytales and myth through archtypes as a means of explaining contemporary life. For more information click here.


The Corner Store is located at 900 South Carolina Avenue, SE





Phil Hutinet
Authored by: Phil Hutinet

Phil Hutinet, a third generation Capitol Hill resident, is the publisher of East City Art, DC's Visual Arts publication, which he began in 2010. 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. In 2015, he coordinated the Gateway Open Studio Tour. He currently produces EMULSION, East City Art's biennial regional juried show and oversees the ECA Foundation's Critical Arts Writing and Research Program. 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.