Weekend East City Event Round Up: Calm before the Festivals Edition


Chevrolet 3 by Pete McCutchen.  Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.
Chevrolet 3 by Pete McCutchen. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Thursday, September 4

Studio 21– 6 p.m.

The Brookland Art Walk gallery operated by Dance Place opens Starting Over, new paintings by Tina Silverman which examine how populations from regions around the globe affect the artist on an intimate level. For more information, click here.

Friday, September 5

Touchstone– 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Three concurrent exhibitions will showcase figurative works by ceramicist Bill Mould, photographs of decaying cars by Pete McCutchen and a group show by the gallery’s member artists with an avian theme. For more information on all three exhibitions, click here.

Montpelier Art Center7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The art center will host opening receptions in its three gallery spaces for the watercolors of former botanist David Daniels (Main gallery), painter Stephen Boocks’ Play (Library Gallery) and recent work by resident artist Steven Williams (Resident Gallery).  For more information on all three gallery openings, click here.

Saturday, September 6

39th Street Gallery5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The gallery opens The Charmers by sculptor Christopher Romer along with new paintings by Capitol Hill artist Kathryn McDonnell and Academy 2013 participant Jay Hendrick. For more information on the three concurrent exhibitions, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thirteen fellows from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts will participate in a group exhibition titled Axis. The group multi-media and inter-disciplinary exhibition seeks to overcome individual variance through collective interpretation of the term “axis.” For more information on this exhibition, click here.

gallery plan b– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Audiences attending Sheep Jones’ fourth solo exhibition at gallery plan b will revel in the artist’s ever-evolving style of whimsical fairy-tale like subjects. For more information, click here.

Gallery OonH6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The gallery’s popular Circus on the O returns this month with revelry and burlesque at their famous H street courtyard. A general admission period for viewing the gallery’s exhibition precedes the ticketed circus event. For more information and to purchase ticket, click here.

Monday, September 8

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Mayoral Forum on Arts Education– 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where do you stand on arts education? How do you want to see it funded? Find out where the mayoral candidates stand on this issue. All candidates have been invited to attend and discuss their vision educating young DC citizens in the arts. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions following a moderated debate format with the candidates.

Coming Events (Save the Dates!)

  • Hyattsville Arts Festival–September 13
  • H Street Festival– September 20
  • Figment DC– September 27
  • Art All Night– September 27
  • Emerge Art Fair– October 2-5