9th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour

By Editorial Team on May 3, 2013
A Place To Meditate by Charles Reiher. Photo courtesy of Gateway Arts District.
A Place To Meditate by Charles Reiher. Photo courtesy of Gateway Arts District.


9th Annual Open Studio Tour
Premiere Arts Event in the Gateway Arts District Showcases Close to 140 Artists
Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 12pm to 5pm

Gateway Community Development Corporation (CDC) presents the 9th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 12pm to 5pm, in Prince George’s County’s Gateway Arts District. Home to one of the D.C. metro area’s most innovative and exciting arts scenes, the Gateway Arts District brings together professional artists representing almost every visual arts medium. The day will end at the 39th Street Gallery Opening and Tour After-Party at 5:30pm, hosted by Gateway CDC.

17 Venues. 70 Studios. Close to 140 Artists.
On May 11th, Gateway Arts District artists, studios and galleries will open their doors to the public. Visitors are invited to interact one on one with the artists, see their work, and explore their studios. The event is free and open to the public. Close to 140 individual artists will participate to make an exceptional event.

This year’s tour features:

  • A guided shuttle bus tour of select studios
  • Live performances at Joe’s Movement Emporium
  • Exhibition opening at the 39th Street Gallery

“This long-standing event has become a world-class tradition in the Gateway Arts District,” said Gateway CDC Executive Director Carole Bernard. “For nine years, Gateway CDC has provided local residents and individuals from the Washington, D.C. metro area an opportunity to celebrate and support our artists. We look forward to greeting our neighbors and welcoming new people to the Gateway Arts District—a vibrant cultural scene spanning Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville.”

Maps and more information are available at www.gatewayopenstudios.org in advance of the tour, or at the Gateway Arts Center on the day of the tour.

Day’s Activities
Gateway CDC will kick off the Open Studio Tour at 11 a.m. with an unveiling of the Quixote Sculptures, which are located in front of the Gateway CDC–owned and managed Gateway Arts Center at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue. Invited guests include elected officials, sculptor Dan Walsh, a Silver Spring-based sculptor at his Fire Knife Studio and the Quixote Center’s Dolly Pomerleau. There will be a short speaking program.

The Great Big Nothing by A.N. Sherman. Photo courtesy of Gateway Arts District.
The Great Big Nothing by A.N. Sherman. Photo courtesy of Gateway Arts District.

Several sites on the tour will be holding exhibits or events, including:
39th Street Gallery: Tour After-Party & Opening reception, 5:30pm – 8pm
Gateway Arts Center, Second Floor
3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (enter on 39th Street)
Opening Exhibition in the Gallery
“Material Dialog”
May 11, 2013 to June 22, 2013
Guest Curator John Shea

Featured Artists
Robert Adam Farcus, Phil Galluzzo, and Guevara and Jerica Root

John Shea is a mixed-media sculptor from Baltimore, Maryland. After receiving his MFA from the School For American Crafts, John has participated in group shows in and around Baltimore. His current work is based in social engagement and has led him to participate in the construction of the Station North Tool Library, a non-profit tool lending service for the city of Baltimore. “The four artists in Material Dialog have been assembled for their ability to make poetry with ordinary objects and materials,” said John Shea.

More info on John Shea:

Tool Library

39th Street Corridor: Opening Exhibition following the tour, 5:30pm – 8pm
“Waxy Buildup”
Washington Wax Works, a DC Collective of encaustic artists
May 11, 2013 to June 22, 2013

Featured Artists
Nancy Hacskaylo, Kevin Milstead, David Evans, Katie Dell Kaufman, Marty Ittner, and Kathy Anderson

“Waxy Buildup” is the Collective’s debut exhibition.

Violet Circus Bowl by Leo Lex. Photo courtesy of Gateway Arts District.
Violet Circus Bowl by Leo Lex. Photo courtesy of Gateway Arts District.

Brentwood Arts Exchange: Opening Reception, 5pm – 8pm
Gateway Arts Center, First Floor
On Exhibition in the Gallery:
Allen Linder, Benedict Oddi, Christina Osheim
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 5pm – 8pm

Ceramic sculptor Christina Osheim, painter Benedict Oddi, and sculptor/draftsman Allen Linder exhibit together for the first time, in this exhibition curated by Brentwood Arts Exchange staff.  Although working in different forms and media, each artist explores the human imagination through contemporary forms that trace their roots back to early-mid 20th century surrealism.  Allen Linder, widely known as a sculptor and represented by galleries across the U.S., will show recent drawings and two-dimensional work.  Benedict Oddi, the head of the Painting Department at Tennessee Technological University, will be exhibiting his rich monochromatic paintings of fantasy landscapes in the Metro area for only the second time. Christina Osheim, currently a studio artist at the regional visual arts powerhouse Red Dirt Studios, will exhibit her quirky yet compelling biomorphic sculptures.

Featured Artists in the Craft Store:
Karen Arrington, Michael Brehl, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Nancy Donnelly, Mary Giammatteo, Beth Hess, Belle Hinnefeld, Arnold Hurley, Gary Irby, Sharon Keyser-Jackson, Robert Kincheloe, Leo Lex, Matt MacIntire, Falani Spivey, Chris Stevers, Diane Tuckman.

Photo courtesy of Gateway Arts District.
Photo courtesy of Gateway Arts District.

Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center
Exhibit: “Paper Dolls”
Through June 2013

“Paper Dolls – Poetic Responses to the Artwork of Ulysses S. Marshall” is a free, interactive exhibit that is empowering and enlightening. It offers audiences new insights into the “language” of renowned visual artist and Prince George’s County resident, Ulysses S. Marshall, who embraces collage as the vehicle to convey the celebrations and struggles of a people.

The exhibit, a multi-genre experience, partners Mr. Marshall’s visual art with the poetry of area poets: Joy “Sistah Joy” Matthews Alford, Angela Abadir, Hoke Glover, Patrick Washington, and Derrick Weston Brown. Visitors are encouraged to create their own poetry in response to the artwork. Programs associated with the exhibition include poetry readings, lectures, events for kids, and more. The exhibition is in partnership with the American Poetry Museum and is curated by Fred Joiner, Curator of the American Poetry Museum and Jon West-Bey, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center Curator.

Art Works Studio School
Art Works Studio School
3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
Exhibit: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 12:00pm – 5pm

Call to artists! Looking for a space to exhibit your work during the 2013 Gateway CDC Open Studio Tour on Saturday May 11? Look no further than art matters, the exhibition project of Art Works Studio School.

art matters will be accepting entries for our annual Local Art Matters exhibit Monday through Friday April 22 – 26 from 9:30am to 3pm and on Saturday, April 27 from 10am to 1pm or by appointment.

There is a fee of $25 for 3 linear feet (floor to ceiling) of wall space with additional space available at $5 per linear foot. Floor space is also available for three-dimensional pieces. All entries will be exhibited. For additional information e-mail info@artworksnow.org or contact art matters at (301) 454-0808.

Joe’s Movement Emporium
May 10, 2013, at 8pm: Emma’s Revolution, home-grown folk rock with a global reach, tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

May 11, 2013, 12pm – 5pm: Open House, with demonstrations by Taratibu Youth Association, open rehearsals by Smooth and EZ Hand Dance and DC Aerial Collective, and exhibit by painter Clara Majors, with a reception, 3pm – 5pm.

The Gateway Open Studio Tour is generously supported by: The Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Councilmember Will Campos, Landex Companies, the Anacostia Trails Heritage Association, ezStorage, Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, and Gateway CDC’s media partners, including Behind the Mind, East City Art, Art Lives Here, and MyGatewayArts.org.

About Gateway CDC:
Gateway Community Development Corporation drives economic revitalization along the U.S. Route 1 Corridor through business and neighborhood development initiatives, including promotion of the arts as a community-building strategy. Gateway CDC works within the communities of Brentwood, North Brentwood, and Mount Rainier, Maryland, and in collaboration with multiple partners to ensure the success of the entire Gateway Arts District. Gateway CDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in North Brentwood, Prince George’s County, Maryland.

For more information about Gateway CDC, visit www.gatewaycdc.org.