Weekend Round Up

Weekend East City Event Round Up

Mason Saltarrelli.  Notes from the Neon Bible. Photo courtesy RSP.

Mason Saltarrelli. Notes from the Neon Bible. Photo courtesy RSP.

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Brookland Bridge

DC Style is Real

East of the River Magazine (online)

Free In DC

Frozen Tropics

H Street Great Street 

The Hill is Home

The Hill Rag (online)


Saturday March 1

CHAW– 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop will offer a series of four Sumi-e ink workshops in March starting this Saturday.  Ink-wash painting traces its origins as far back as the Tang Dynasty in China (618-907 AD).  Take all four workshops or pick the dates that suit you best.  Each Saturday will focus on a different plant as follows: bamboo, orchid, plum blossom and chrysanthemum. For registration information, click here.

CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE

Brookland Art Space Lofts 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Attend a street art workshop with Brookland artist Rajan Sedalia.  After a live demonstration by the artist, try your hand at creating your own mural using aerosol techniques.  Sessions run every Saturday in March. For detailed registration information, click here

Brookland Art Space Lofts are located at 3305 8th Street NE

39th Street Gallery – 2 p.m.

Who’s Packing?  In this free workshop attendees will learn the best practices for packing, storing, transporting and shipping your artwork.  Expert speakers include John Paridiso (curator), Mark Wamaling (fine art services) and Martin Kotler (Smithsonian conservator).  Details here.

The 39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD (second floor)

RandallScottProjects– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In Pages from the Neon Bible, Mason Saltarrelli draws inspiration from religious iconography and focuses on the concept of martyrdom.  His reflections result in the creation of sculptures constructed by chance and derived by rapid drawn images which will also be on display.  This is the artist’s second exhibition with RSP.  For more information on Saltarrelli, click here.

RandallScottProjects 1326 H Street NE (Second Floor)





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.