Weekend Round Up

Weekend East City Event Round Up: 2014 Gateway Open Studio Tour Edition

Work by ceramicist Joe Hicks on display at the 2013 Gateway Open Studio Tour.  Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

Work by ceramicist Joe Hicks on display at the 2013 Gateway Open Studio Tour. Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

This article is cross-posted in the following DC Publications:

ArtSee

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)

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Friday, May 9

Honfleur & Vivid Solutions Galleries 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Anacostia galleries are showing their feminine side this Friday with two concurrent exhibitions by women artists. In Parallels: Sculptures and Installations, Nara Park uses water as an artistic medium. Be prepared to see cascades, aquariums and other water features. Upstairs at Vivid Solutions, in If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There? artist collective MAMBU BADU explores African identity and “Afro-futurism.” Exhibition descriptions here.

Honfleur and Vivid Solutions Galleries are located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE

Saturday, May 10

Volunteer Capitol Hill 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why not volunteer for an arts organization? This a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, to make new friends and to have a say in what goes on in your community. Event takes place at Hill Center located 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Details here.

Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

17 venues, 70 studios and over 100 artists— it’s an East City Art reader’s dream! Officially this is the 10th anniversary of the event. Eric Hope has interviewed stakeholders here. You can’t possibly see it all in one tour which is why we’re thankful it’s an annual event! All the times, details and listings here.

The OST takes place along the Route One Corridor. Download detailed map here.

Additional Artist Open Studios 12 p.m.

There are three other open houses you should know about. First, the 52 O Street studios will be open to the public all weekend. Next, on Saturday, DC Glassworks will be open for the Gateway Open Studio Tour (above). Lastly, a new artist studio space called “Off the Beaten Track Warehouse” officially opens to the public. It is the home of District Clay which we have profiled on East City Art. Addresses, times and listings here.

Off Rhode Gallery– 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In a wonderfully refreshing trend, Off Rhode Gallery surprises again with yet another unexpected exhibition this year. In Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays and Other Endangered Sea Creatures, the gallery will exhibit artwork by artist Matt Dembicki who created these works for a graphic novel about the world’s oceans. Details and images here.

Off Rhode Gallery is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE

39th Street Gallery – 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The best part of the Gateway Open Studio Tour is that the art never stops. Join the 39th Street Gallery for Mind + Body + Metaphor curated by Martha Jackson Jarvis. The exhibition by artists Shaunte’ Gates and Nijena Surae Jarvis explores the human body as a metaphor. Details and images here.

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

Brentwood Arts Exchange – 5 p.m.

After you’ve seen art all day, you may have formed an opinion or two about what you’ve seen! In America’s Next Top Master Artist, you’ll have the opportunity to exercise your opinion and select which artists get to move ahead to the next round for awards and cash prizes. Artist list and details here.

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD

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

Wait there’s an art opening on H Street NE? YES! Don’t miss it; it’s open until 8 p.m.! RSP will show Amy Myers’ Natural Curve. In this science meets art exhibition, Myers, the daughter of physicists who grew up hearing the language of theoretical physics, creates work that explores the contractions between form, chaos and chance. Details and images here.

RandallScottProjects is located at 1326 H Street NE, 2nd Floor (above Atlas Vet)

Spring Studio Tours (One more left! Save the date!)

May 17-18— Mid-City Artists Open Studios

What about Mid-City and 52 O Street NW? Please read our open letter about East City Art’s expansion here.

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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.