Weekend Round Up

Weekend East City Event Round Up: The Virtual and the Concrete Edition

Splotch Monsters!  Photo courtesy Steve Loya.

Splotch Monsters! Photo courtesy Steve Loya.

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

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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Saturday February 9

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Art Enables (1pm to 4pm)

Art Enables exhibition space Off Rhode Gallery will presents Splotch/Asterisk by Steve Loya.  Loya creates “Spotch Monsters” out of blotted ink and paint.  The public is invited to create their own from 2-3pm.  For more information about this event, click here.

 

Art Enables’ Off-Rhode Studio Gallery is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE

 

DC Glassworks (3pm to 4pm)

You know you’ve always wanted to blow glass!  OK, maybe not but you’ve always wanted to see how glass objects are made.  Well, now is your chance.  DC Glassworks is hosting their first open house of 2013.  Enjoy food, music and the warmth of the glass furnaces while watching master craftsmen create beautiful work.  For more information about this event, click here.

 

DC Glassworks is located at 5346 46th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD

 

RandallScottProjects (5pm to 8pm)

Randall Scott presents his first exhibition Golden Cacti at his new permanent space on H Street NE.  To read Gail Vollrath’s interview with Randall Scott click here.  In Golden Cacti Mason Saltarelli uses religious, tribal and even personal symbols in his work conversing with nature in an interactive manner.  For more information about this exhibition, click here.

 

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

 

CONNERSMITH (6pm to 8pm)

CONNERSMITH presents three concurrent exhibitions by Lincoln Schatz The Network, New Sculpture by Benjamin Kelley and Coble/Riley Projects Watermarks.  Schatz’s portraits of power caused a bit of a stir at the National Portrait Gallery in the fall of 2012 due to its controversial interpretation of power and politics.  For more information about all three exhibitions, click here.

 

CONNERSMITH is located at 1358 Florida Avenue, NE.

 

Industry Gallery (6pm to 9pm)

UK designer Tobias Klein presents The Invisible Human, a series of data imprints of the human body or “digitally sections” created by MRI scans and Virtual Sunset, a globally connected  “live” installation capturing the ephemerality of a paradoxically quotidian yet perpetual global event- the sunset.  For an in-depth interview with Klein, read Eric Hope’s interview hereFor more information about the exhibition, click here.

 

Industry Gallery is located at 1358 Florida Avenue NE

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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.