Weekend Round Up

Weekend Round-Up: In Like a Lion Edition


By Phil Hutinet

Julia Bloom, Monolith I, charcoal on paper.  Courtesy Catalyst Projects.

Julia Bloom, Monolith I, charcoal on paper. Courtesy Catalyst Projects.

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


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)

Friday March 7

Honfleur Gallery– 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Artists Brad Fesmire, Vanessa Irzyk, and Sarah Boyts Yoder create in unison to produce a body of work expressing the exigency of their chosen materials.  Separate yet collective, Primary Urges engages the viewer in a conversation about the trio’s artistic process.  Details here.

Honfleur Gallery  is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE

Vivid Solutions Gallery– 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Do you remember when MTV still showed videos?  Then you remember the apogee of the music video genre!  In Fade 2 Grey, artist Adrian Loving explores the power of androgyny through 80s music video icons such as David Bowie, Grace Jones and Boy George.  For a detailed description of the exhibition, click here.

Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE, second floor

Saturday March 8

Off Rhode Gallery– 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This opening is for those of you who love the circus- side shows, freak shows and carnivals.  Amazing Marvels showcases the talent of over 25 artists who will exhibit everything from mixed media work to peep show booths.  Bring your own cotton candy and funnel cake!  For more information, go here.

Off Rhode Gallery is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE

Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL)– 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Shape of Things is one of CHAL’s signature group juried shows.  With over 27 regional artists selected, gallerist and juror Cat Frasier has her work cut out for her.  She will announce the winners on Saturday after opening remarks.  For a full list of exhibiting artists, click here.

CHAL exhibits at 545 7th Street SE at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Gallery

Catalyst Projects– 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sculptors Amber Robles-Gordon and Julia Bloom go two-dimensional in Sculptors Draw.    While sculptors often produce work using technical drawings to plan their creative course, in this exhibition, the artists examine drawing as a medium for expressing their creative vision.  The end result- the artists have, in effect, created portraiture derived from their three-dimensional work.  Full descriptions here.

Catalyst Projects is located in Studio 13, Monroe Market Artswalk (700 block of Monroe Street NE)

Saturday Workshops

CHAW– 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sumi-e Ink: Orchid painting– Details and registration here.

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

Street Art Experience with Brookland Artist Rajan Sedalia – Details and registration here.



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.