ARCH Development Corporation, UnitingUS and East City Art: From Conflict to Creativity: Transitions

From Conflict to Creativity: Transitions
ARCH Development Corporation, UnitingUS and East City Art collaborate to showcase, honor and celebrate veteran artists November-December 2021 at Honfleur Gallery with an exhibition titled From Conflict to Creativity: Transitions.

Who : ARCH Development Corporation (Honfleur Gallery and Anacostia Arts Center), UnitingUS (Veteran Arts Organization) and East City Art (Media Partner)

Where: Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC, 20020 and  Anacostia Art Center, 1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC, 20020

What: Exhibition of Veteran Artists and related programing (see below for dates and times)

When: Exhibition on view November 11, 2021 through January 2, 2022 | Veterans Day Open House (awards, talks, performances):  Thursday, November 11 from 3:30-8:30 p.m.

UnitingUS, ARCH Development and East City Art will present the works of ten veteran artists at Honfleur Gallery in Washington DC.

A curated group exhibition of outstanding veteran art will be open to the public at Honfleur Gallery on November 11, 2021.  Programming on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2021, both at Honfleur Gallery and the adjacent Anacostia Arts Center will include an opening reception, art demonstrations, award presentations, performances and artist talks.

Titled From Conflict to Creativity: Transitions, the group exhibition at Honfleur Gallery embodies continuity of service by veterans as leaders in the art world.  The differences between veterans and civilians fades as visual forms of expression connect the two. From Conflict to Creativity: Transitions examines sometimes difficult and personal subject matter in two- and three-dimensional forms.  While often taken for granted, artistic exploration of controversial topics is possible through freedom of expression, guaranteed to all Americans by constitutional right, a right which all veterans have sworn to uphold and defend.

Exhibiting artists include:

  • Steve Alpert (Special Guest)
  • Ted Berkowitz
  • Al Burts
  • Owen Danoff (Special Guest)
  • Mary Lopez De Miller
  • Edith Disler
  • Rik Freeman
  • AnneMarie Haltermann
  • Benjamin “Pins” Leese
  • Nora Maccoby
  • Mark Tobin Moore
  • Cyrus Quadland

All events are free and open to the public.

About ARCH Development Corporation
ARCH is a small, nonprofit neighborhood-based organization with its entire focus on the economic regeneration of Washington DC’s Historic Community of Anacostia, using arts, culture, and the creative economy.

About UnitingUS
UnitingUS provides engaging events to share ideas and experiences from one individual to another as a means to celebrate healing, wellness, and uniting communities. UnitingUS founding members, a collective group of volunteer veterans and family members, are dedicated to: inspiring participation in therapeutic art, empowering and supporting engaging activities, uniting service members and communities in which they live, and are committed to helping others experience the healing and uniting power of the arts.

About East City Art
East City Art is DC’s visual arts publication of record. East City Art publishes reviews, features and is an important source for Art News in the greater DC metro area. East City Art provides public resources in a Bulletin Board format such as event listings, artist calls, classes and artist talks.