Weekend Round Up

Weekend East City Event Round Up: The Sublime and the Imagined Edition

Michael Matason.  Digital image using a special microscope lens. Courtesy of the artist.

Michael Matason. Digital image using a special microscope lens. Courtesy of the artist.

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East of the River Magazine (online)

Free In DC

Frozen Tropics

H Street Great Street

The Hill is Home

The Hill Rag (online)


Saturday April 20

39th Street Gallery (3pm to 5pm)

The 39th Street Gallery is presenting an artist talk for the closing reception of Real and Remembrance.  The talk will address English Physicist Michael Faraday’s belief that human perception comes from one’s imagination and not from one’s understanding of reality.  For more information, click here.

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


Alley Cat Studios (3pm to 6pm)

In The Sublime/Subliminal artists   Mariah Anne Johnson (who runs Porch Projects), Michael Matason, Kendall Nordin and Peter Gordon explore the tension between the emotional sensation of the sublime- an emotional feeling with the subliminal- that which is unseen yet registers deeply in one’s subconscious.  For more information, click here.

 The Alley Cat Studio is located at 29 Kings Court #6 SE


RandallScottProjects (6pm to 8pm)

RandallScottProjects will show James Busby’s Smoke and Mirrors.  Busby painstakingly builds up his canvases with gesso, graphite and paint then etches out his final compositions by scratching away at the layers.  For more information, click here.

 RandallScottProjects is located at 1326 H Street NE, Second Floor.


The Fridge (7pm to 8pm)

Join the gallery for an evening of performance art by Emily Francisco.  Her work confronts limitation and loss in reaction to the confines of the environment.  While not destructive for its own sake, Francisco’s work pushes objects to the limits of their ability to withstand force in order to understand their subsequent transformation. For more information, click here.

 The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street SE (behind Barracks Row)





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.