The 12th Street Gallery Presents "Church Porch"

By Editorial Team on August 8, 2012
Photo courtesy Tom Rooney.


Opening Reception: Friday August 10 at 6pm


Church Porch exhibits work by Brookland artists, drawing its inspiration from the location of the 12th Street gallery, its character, and the occasion for the exhibit.

The traditional Church Porch was a room at the main entrance to the Church, separate from the sanctuary, which provided a cultural and commercial focal point for community and engagement. The 12th Street Gallery’s corner storefront at the intersection of 12th and Monroe Streets and St. Anthony’s Church on the opposite corner come together to recreate this imagined location.

The theme Church Porch and the work selected offer a contemporary expression of this time and place through sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking. Church Porch is curated by Lisa Farrell.

Featured Artists:

  • Tom Rooney
  • Ray Allard
  • Bonita Bing
  • Lisa Farrell
  • Daniel Hutch
  • Lisa Mundy
  • Dan Neidhardt
  • Russell Simmons
  • Daniel Wolkoff

Additional events at the gallery include:

  • August 17: Brookland Developers Discussion (6.30pm)
  • The exhibition runs Fridays-Sundays, August 10 – 26

12th Street Gallery is located at 3500 12th Street NE in Brookland.  For more information vist

About the Venue:
12th Street Gallery is a temporary art space (Temporium) housed in a vacant storefront, which has been brought to life as an exhibition space for visual arts. As well as providing a showcase for local artists and craftsmen to display and sell their work, the 12th Street Gallery also hosts spoken word and poetry performances.

About Artland:
Artland is a 12 week public art celebration offering free cultural events and promoting creative expression. The events are housed in temporary art spaces (Temporiums), animating public areas and revitalizing two vacant storefronts in the Monroe Street NE area.  Presented by Dance Place with guest curators from the DC creative community, Artland events will take place every weekend between June 1 and August 26, 2012 and are free to the public.

The Artland/Brookland Art and Cultural Temporium project is made possible by support from the DC Office of Planning and ArtPlace.

About Dance Place:
Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of dance artists, audiences, and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational program. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving arts campus serves as an anchor in the development of our Brookland neighborhood in Washington, DC.