Weekend East City Event Round Up: Women’s History Month Edition

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Mia Feuer. “Stress Cone” – studio image. Photo Courtesy of Conner Contemporary Art.

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Women take center stage this weekend with discussion panels that shed light on the challenges faced by women artists.  Three concurrent exhibitions, all by female artists, open at Conner Contemporary.  Finally, a new art space dedicated to silk screening will host an open house Saturday evening.


Saturday, March 19

The Brentwood Arts Exchange will host an afternoon of dialogue entitled “Message in a Bottle” with artist Martha Jackson-Jarvis and artist/curator/writer A.M. Weaver from 2pm to 4pm.  The Gateway Arts Center is located just over Eastern Avenue at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue in Brentwood, MD


Conner Contemporary Art will show three concurrent exhibitions– “Paladins and Tourists,” featuring new drawings and video by Zoë Charlton; “Stress Cone,” a new sculptural installation by Mia Feuer; and the premier of “Ascension/Immersion,” a collaborative video project by Mary Coble and Blithe Riley.  The opening begins at 6pm and ends at 8pm.  Conner is located at 1358 Florida Avenue, NE.

NOTE: Industry Gallery, which is located above Conner Contemporary, will ­NOT be hosting a joint opening with Conner as they are accustomed to doing.  Instead, the gallery is on the West Coast showing the work of Atelier Remy and Veenhuizen at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA Tuesday March 22 from 5pm to 8:30pm


Open Studio DC, a new art space at 1348 Florida Ave NE located right next door to Conner Contemporary and G Fine Art, will host an open house from 6pm to 10pm.  Open Studio DC  will serve primarily as a silk screening studio for artists.   The open house will be an opportunity to view silk screening demonstrations.  Light refreshments will be served.


Sunday, March 20

Can you name five or more woman artists?  Did you know that 80 percent of art school students are women yet 70 percent of all artists shown in the US are men?  “Who does she think she is?” directed Pamela Tanner Boll seeks to shed light on the challenges faced by women artists.  A panel discussion moderated by Fox News 5 News anchor Shawn Yancey will follow.  The event will be held at the Center for Green Urbanism at 3938 Benning RD, NE from 2pm to 5pm.