Reception and Art Walk: Sunday, November 9 from 2pm to 5pm
- 2pm: Reception at Pleasant Plains Workshop -2608 Georgia Ave NW DC
- 3pm: Walking tour with Artists and Business Owners starts at Pleasant Plains Workshop
Pleasant Plains Workshop announces the third installation of its public art project, the Georgia Avenue Window Walk.
The Georgia Avenue Window Walk is a temporary public art project that engages residents, businesses and visitors to the community by placing art installations in storefront spaces along the lower Georgia Avenue Corridor.
The project is a collaboration between Pleasant Plains Workshop, the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force, and a group of Pleasant Plains resident-volunteers. This year’s exhibition features five artist installations that connect to the history and current culture of Georgia Avenue.
2014 Participating Businesses & Artists:
Mama Chuy DC
2610 Georgia Ave NW
Artist: Tsedaye Makonnen
From The Core Studios & ElectiCity DC
3111 Georgia Ave NW
Artist: Luke Atkinson
Georgia Ave & Kenyon St NW
Artist: Jane Claire Remick
3506 Georgia Ave NW
Artist: Zsudayka Nzinga
3607 Georgia Ave NW
Artist: Elizabeth Graeber
More About the Artists and Businesses:
Tsedaye Makonnen is an Ethiopian-American self-taught visual and performance artist who grew up on Georgia Avenue and was born at Howard University Hospital. One theme that weaves through her work is exploring the harmony and cacophony between her two cultures and identities. Mama Chuy DC which opened in 2011 is a Mexican eatery serving authentic fare from the Jalisco region of Mexico, including sopes, tortas, and tacos.
Luke Atkinson was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. He studied painting and drawing at Winthrop University, the Washington Studio School, the Torpedo Factory, and the New York Academy of Art. From The Core Studios is a new Boutique fitness studio offering a variety of fitness classes, a dedicated pilates equipment room, and personal training. ElectriCity DC is an electrical contracting business that specializes in electrical contracting, fire alarm systems, generators, and closed circuit television (CCTV) for commercial, government, and residential clients.
Jane Claire Remick’s artistic mediums shift from project to project and are often collaborative, spanning, and combine video, new media, performance, and scenography/installation. Morgan’s Seafood is a neighborhood staple and the longest running business on ‘the avenue’. Open for over 80 years, it is currently operated by Romeo Morgan who is also the president of the Georgia Avenue Business Association.
Zsudayka Nzinga is a visual and performance artist from Denver, Colorado. She paints women and political surrealist messages. Nzinga also leads fashion and cooking workshops around the city encouraging self love. Yoga Heights –is a recently-opened studio that offersyoga, pilates and nutrition to create balanced wellness for every body, at every level and every budget.
Elizabeth Graeber is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and an illustrator living and working in DC. Her illustrations have been featured in The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, and her book, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails was recently published by Penguin Press. Eats Place is a neighborhood restaurant and bar that’s a food incubator featuring a commercial kitchen and marketplace with dining space to host pop-up restaurants and guest chef residencies.
Join them for the launch celebration and art walk on Sunday, November 9, starting at Pleasant Plains Workshop at 2pm. At 3pm, participants will walk by each installation and hear from the artists and site owners. There will be a chance to mingle and chat at the final stop, Eats Place.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Georgia Avenue Window Walk is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant Program.
Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue, NW. For more information visit pleasantplainsworkshop.com.
For Additional Information and to request high resolution images contact: Beth Ferraro, Program Manager: GeorgiaAvenueWindowWalk@gmail.com.