Gallery Openings and Events

Honfleur Gallery Presents Jenna North Triplets: The Enigmatic Egos, Vivid Gallery Presents Jo Ann Block The Few…The Proud…, and Anacostia Arts Center Presents Meghan Walsh Athbheochan: Untranslatable Wisdom

Photo courtesy of Honfleur Gallery.

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Opening Reception: Friday, January 26 from 6pm to 9pm
Friday, January 26 from 5pm to 8pm
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Triplets: The Enigmatic Egos
Jenna North
Honfleur Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, January 26 from 6pm to 9pm

Jenna North will host a film screening and discussion on February 17, 2018 from 2-4PM.

Triplets: The Enigmatic Egos is a multimedia installation by Jenna North conceptualizing her experience of working with two alter egos which include the post-apocalyptic interior decorator, Wendy Well and the social climbing, whitewashed Senator’s wife from rural Kansas, Joan Dare. Using video, painting and photography, North embraces the latent aspects of her personality, including hidden desires or repulsions. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, North recently relocated to Washington, DC; Triplets will be North’s first solo show in the DMV area and her first to explore her three artistic personas.

Jenna North is a Washington, DC-based interdisciplinary artist, professor and curator who considers the vast majority of her work to function as social aesthetics. Her work is driven by a deep concern for environmental issues, and she often collaborates with a wide range of scientists and artists for public projects and her own work.

The award-winning North received a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Recent awards include a residency at the National Art Gallery in Male, Maldives where she is designing an ambitious rooftop mural/garden/city park to create the illusion of the ocean rising and washing over a building. Her recent shows include: The Smithy Art Gallery, Art Now, and Bridge Fairs in Miami Beach, and New York, NY; Micaela Gallery, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, the Lab, We Artspace. Her solo shows were housed at the Mohawk Valley Community College, View, Red Poppy Arthouse, the TransAmerica Pyramid in San Francisco, Penn State University, San Mateo City Hall, Micaela Gallery and 50 Fremont in San Francisco. In addition to creating and exhibiting her own work, North continues to curate exhibitions of both professional and student artists.

About Honfleur Gallery:
Established in 2007, Honfleur Gallery is a contemporary fine art exhibition space located in the heart of Anacostia’s Historic District. Honfleur Gallery is a project of ARCH, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Historic Anacostia.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 7pm
  • and by appointment

Honfleur Gallery is contemporary fine art gallery that opened in 2007, located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE. For more information, visit http://www.honfleurgallery.com/.

Photo courtesy of Vivid Gallery.

The Few…The Proud…
Jo Ann Block
Vivid Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, January 26 from 6pm to 9pm

Block will host an Artist Talk on February 10 from 2pm to 4pm.

In what is sure to be a very current and conversation starting exhibition, mixed media artist Jo Ann Block brings The Few…The Proud… to the new Vivid Gallery. Block is known for investigating queer history, sexuality and identity, as they are inscribed within historical and contemporary culture.

Her work has been exhibited at American University Museum (DC), Transformer Gallery (DC) Williamsburg Art and Historical Center (NY) Metrospace (MI), Baum Gallery of Fine Art (AK), Thompson Gallery (MA) and Ventura College Art Gallery (CA). Block currently resides in Washington, DC. She moved to the area over five years ago from California. She received her B.F.A. from UCLA, and M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts and holds a fellowship with Touchstone Gallery (DC), as well as two summer residencies at SVA in NY.

About Vivid  Gallery: 
Vivid Gallery is an exhibition space that opened in 2010. Previously located inside the Anacostia Arts Center, Vivid Gallery relocated to 2208 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. and remains a project of ARCH, a nonprofit organization dedication to the revitalization of Historic Anacostia.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 7pm
  • and by appointment

Vivid Solutions Gallery is located at 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. For more information, visit vividgallerydc.com.

Photo courtesy of Anacostia Arts Center.

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Athbheachan: Untranslatable Wisdom
Meghan Walsh
Anacostia Arts Center
Opening Reception: Friday, January 26 from 5pm to 8pm

Meghan Walsh will host an artist talk on February 7 from 2pm to 4pm.

Embracing her Irish roots, Meghan Walsh presents Athbheochan: Untranslatable Wisdom; an Irish Gaelic work which means “revival.” Each of the pieces in the series contain hidden, untranslatable words from all over the world embedded in a flowing and undulating series of three-dimensional relief mosaics of stone glass and other materials including tire scrap and a horseshoe crab carcass. Embedded in mortar and built to handmade substrates of mesh and mortar, each piece is a moment in the vastness of oceans – the vastness of wisdom that evolves with structured intuition.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, Walsh also earned a Master of Agriculture degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University. She is also a multilingual, owner/principal Architect of MW Architecture, her firm since 2001. As well as Founder and President of AXIS-MUNDI a 501c3 organization, focusing on sustainable design in the US and Brazil. Walsh’s work has been exhibited across the world from San Diego to Ireland; and has appeared in publications such as the Washington Post, Washingtonian and Institute of Architecture Journal, to name a few. With over twenty years’ experience, Walsh has helped to cultivate the skills of other students, as an Adjunct Professor at The Catholic University of America and Howard University.

About Blank Space:
Blank Space is located in the lounge area of the Anacostia Arts Center. The center is a project of ARCH, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a home for artists, arts, small businesses and cultural organizations, to fulfill its commitment to the revitalization and sustainable economic development of Historic Anacostia. The 9,300-square ft. arts center opened in June of 2013 and includes a café, black box theatre, two boutiques, a physical therapy studio, an artist exchange and book store.

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 10am to 7pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 5pm

Blank Space inside the Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. For general information, visit anacostiaartscenter.com/.