Weekend Round-Up 2011 H Street Festival Edition

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Katherine Tzu-lan Mann. Prelude. Mixed Media on Mylar. 2011. Photo courtesy Studio H.

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All Events Take Place Saturday September 17, 2011

The 2011 H Street Festival Visual Arts Line Up (12pm to 7pm)

Art cars, art cars and art cars!  Gallery O on H will curate the annual Art Cars exhibition at the festival in addition to hosting over a dozen artists and local gallery Art Enables.  Studio H (see below) will hold an opening during and an hour after the festival.  Later that evening, a gallery in Trinidad (see below) will keep the festivities going well into the night!  For the full visual arts line-up at the festival, click here.

The H Street Festival takes place between 8th and 14 streets NE on H Street NE.  Use Union Station Metro or catch a shuttle from Eastern Market Metro to get to there.

A Gallery Somewhere in Trinidad (9pm to 11pm)

The nameless gallery in Trinidad inaugurated their pop-up gallery in July with an Avant-garde photography exhibition that explored various themes in ‘80s TV sitcoms.  On Saturday, the space will show two concurrent exhibitions that explore adolescence, pop-culture and the desire to become “famous”.  Read more here.  Not to be missed, the owner/curator has requested we withhold the date until opening day.  Check back on East City Art for the exact address.

“A gallery somewhere in Trinidad” is located at 1501 Neal Street NE, 2nd Floor

Corner Store Arts (6pm to 8pm)

The Corner Store Arts, the hidden jewel of Capitol Hill, presents a group exhibition of three Capitol Hill Artists Astri Kleivdal,  Laurie Siegel and Mary Curtin.  For more information including photos of the artists’ work, click here.

Corners Store Arts is located at 900 South Carolina Avenue SE

Porch Projects (4pm to 7pm)

Also on Capitol Hill, Porch Projects, one of the newest art spaces to open in East City, will be showing two concurrent solo exhibitions by Annie Albagli and Megan Mueller entitled All in All.  In All in All, the two artists plumb the depths of the divide between two and three dimensions through the use of spare materials combined with imagery borrowed from the natural world. Their works hint at the secret, creeping force of Nature that at times seems counter to, yet always encompasses and includes, our own human activities.  Please be mindful that this event is held at someone’s home.  For more information including how to obtain the event location, click here.

Porch Projects is located at a private residence on Capitol Hill.  Please email the organizers at porchprojects@gmail.com to obtain the exact address

STUDIO H (4pm to 8pm)

Studio H will open two concurrent solo exhibitions by DC based artists Katherine Mann and Pam Rogers.  Read more about the exhibition and the artists here. Mann, who will be showing at the (e)merge festival next weekend, creates mixed-media painting in which both the real and the imagined collide into a whirlwind of color and form.  Her first solo show since ending her fellowship at Hamiltonian Gallery, Slurry promises the viewer Mann’s large works as well as some smaller pieces, including woodblock prints.  Rogers’ Autumnal Equinox explores man’s manipulation of nature.  Her mixed media paintings use inks she has created using plant pigments from around the country and hand-made paper made from local invasive plant species.  Not to be missed, Rogers has created site specific installations of bound and tortured plant materials.

STUDIO H is located at 408 H Street NE, second floor

Tubman-Mahan Gallery (11am to 1pm)

SCRAP-DC is hosting a reuse workshop at the Tubman-Mahan Gallery.  Grab your old receipts and create your own work of art.  The session will be led by Nicole Salimbene.  You must register to attend.  The workshop is only three dollars and includes the materials fee!  For more information and to register, click here.

The center for Green Urbanism is located at 3938 Benning Road, NE