Weekend List

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Steppin’ Out Edition

Michael B. Platt 'In and Out Red Jail Cell: Maitland' pigment print on canvas 50"x150" 2012. Photo courtesy Honfleur Gallery.


Friday November 2


Honfleur Gallery (7pm to 9pm)

Both Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions will be hosting exhibitions in historic Anacostia that are part of DC Fotoweek 2012.  Steppin’ Out, at Honfleur Gallery by DC-based artist Michael Platt, defies conventional notions of photography.  Referring to himself as an “imagemaker”, Platt uses both imagery and the written word to create work that centers on marginalized members of society.  For more information, click here.


Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope RD SE


The Gallery at Vivid Solutions (6pm to 8pm)

Carolina Mayorga, also a DC-based artist, has realized a series of works influenced by her upbringing as a “cultural Catholic” in her native Columbia.  Divine Revelations: Passages from the Life of Our Lady is a site-specific photography installation created by the artist using iconic images of the Virgin Mary derived from both by classical works and images from her childhood in Columbia.  A performance piece will take place at around 6:15pm. For more information, click here.


To read an in-depth interview with Carolina Mayorga by East City Art’s Eric Hope click here.


NOTE: The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is temporarily relocated to 1922 Martin Luther King Avenue SE while the main space is being renovated.


Saturday November 3


The Fridge (7pm to 11pm)

Decoy, aka Alicia Cosnahan, is among DC’s most cherished street artists known for her innovative portraiture and large scale mural projects.  This Saturday, Decoy will transform the Fridge on Capitol Hill into a full-fledged nail salon.  Yes, you can get a manicure but make sure you schedule an appointment in advance!  For more information and to schedule an appointment, click here.


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