Friday, June 21, 2013

Lumen8 in Anacostia This Weekend



Getting here has never been easier
(click on map for a printable PDF)

location: 1241 Good Hope Road SE Washington DC 20020
Figures in Jazz by John K. Lawson
Unsung Jazz  by Antoine Sanfuentes
1-6pm Live poster screen printing by Sediment Press:  FREE! event posters (upstairs @ The Gallery at Vivid 
1:30–2:30 Francis Richards, steel drums
2:30–4 DJ WonderMike
4–5:30 SouthEast Trinity presents Renaaz Peoplez, keyboardist
Food & Drinks
    Growl Coffee
    Cash Bar
    Food Trucks!
Location: 1231 Good Hope Road SE Washington DC 20020
Artist Vendors
    Dwayne Lawson-Brown: Crochet Kingpin (crochet accessories)
    Rachel Kerwin: original paintings
    Jennifer Bryant: Wax Candle Co. (scented soy candles with accompanying original mixtapes)
    Violet King: African Violet Designs (handmade accessories and jewelry)
    Rajan Sedalia: custom drawings on balloons (executed onsite)
    Minda Merinsky: upcycled home furnishings and jewelry
    Shaymar Higgs: handmade textiles and accessories
    Sediment Press: original silk screened art prints
Gallery Operator Contest- vote for your favorite gallerist!
    Familiar Deborah & Denrique Shedrick, curated by Camille Mosley-Pasley of Anacostia Fine Art
    film.still: ward 8 students abroad organized by Bailey Skiles, with BRAY Creative and Nomenclature, and in association with Ballou International
    Turn Me Loose Jeremy Flick, presented by ArtSee
Public Studio Project
Elsabé Dixon
Wings, Weavings and Worms
Evolving interactive sculptural installation with silkworms
Blank Space SE
Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique, African Diaspora Exhibition
Albus Cavus: 1-6pm children’s programs (FREE!)
    “I am a Muralist” children’s visual arts activity playroom
    Community Tree temporary public art program
    Paint like Jackson Pollock
Daytime Performance Schedule
1–1:30 Francis Richards, steel drums
1:30–2 James Terrell
2–3 DJ 2 Tone Jones
2–2:45 Compania Del Bouffon
3–3:30 James Terrell
3:15–4 Compania Del Bouffon
3:30–5:30 DJ 2 Tone Jones
5:30-6:30 Brass Connection (walk to The Music Box with the band!)
Food & Drinks
    DC DOSA *Indian food * Winner of Start Up Kitchen*
    Food trucks!
    Cash bar with NURISH
American Islamic Museum
America’s Islamic Heritage Museum, 10am–6pm
location: 2315 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue SE
Museum Open House: 10am–6pm
Drumming Circle: 12–1pm; 4–5pm
Mural Painting (exterior wall): 12–4pm
DJ Saleem: 2–6pm
Health Care Careers Program, presented by Project Reach: 2–4pm
Vendors: 11am–6pm
EVENING SCHEDULE 6pm to Midnight
A spectacular light display transforms the former Metropolitan Police Department evidence warehouse into The 
location: 2235 Shannon Place SE Washington DC 20020
The evening’s music lineup is as follows:
•    The VibeLive Show with Dev Duff & Tamika Love Jones
•    Eme & Heteru
•    Thaylobleu
•    Black Masala
•    Nayas
•    The Funk Ark
SuiteLife Radio’s Dez the Prez will MC the event all night!
Stage management and production line-up by Joe’s Movement Emporium in partnership with Listen Local First
The warehouse space will host live wet plate and digital portrait sessions by STRATA photo collective. FREE! 
(Sign up when you arrive at The Music Box.)
Food & Drinks
    A Busboys & Poets pop-up restaurant
    Cash bar run by Orange Cow will offer alcohol and non-alcoholic drink options

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Openings at the Katzen Art Center Tonight!

There are two exciting shows opening tonight at the Katzen Arts Center of the American University.


The opening of a collaborative show of video, photo and glass by Tim Tate,Pete Duvall & Richard A. Schellenberg at American University's Katzen Arts Center - June 15th to Aug 15th featuring collaborations with Pete Duvall and Richard Richard A. Schellenberg. Opening is June 15th from 6 to 9pm.

"For years, Tim Tate has established himself as a skilled glass artist, and one whose work seems to draw more from tattoo art and the science lab than from the history of blown and cast objects. His latest work is a curious hybrid, an unexpected combination of craft and technology, what he calls “self-contained video installations.”

Over the last three years, this Washington D.C.-based artist has attracted critical attention for his group of sculptures that look at the past through the lens of new media. These objects are intimate glass reliquaries that each contain a tiny video screen with a short looped film, along with ambient soundtrack.

For the Katzen project, Tate is working with collaborators Pete Duvall and Richard Schellenberg (both of whom he met through Artomatic), to create a video experience, drawing the viewer deeply into the world of the Sleepwalker. The center piece of the show is the room size installation entitled “The Waking Dreams Of Magdelena Moliere”.

This large scale installation is surrounded by numerous new videos involving the viewer in the dream world that exists in these artists minds.
These videos will include works referencing early film noir, continuing Tate’s, Duvall's and Schellenberg's interest in dreamers, film and the subconscious."

Tim Tate: Sleepwalker
June 15 – August 11, 2013


Washington Art Matters 1940s–1980s

This exhibition tells the history of Washington art from the 1940s through the 1980s. Some 80 artists were selected to represent what was best of Washington art over five decades. This documentation is based upon the book 'Washington Art Matters, Art Life in the Capital: 1940-1990', written by Jean Lawler Cohen, Elizabeth Tebow, Sidney Lawrence, and Benjamin Forgey.

Robert NewmannFor Pierre L'Enfant
Subtractive mural, 1328 New York Ave and 13th St, NW

I'll be there!
6-9 PM
4400 Massachusetts Ave,  NW

Washington, DC 20016 

Friday, June 14, 2013

DC Glassworks at Montpelier Arts Center

I'm not in this exhibit, but i wanted to recommend it to everyone.

32nd Annual Sculpture Exhibition: DC GlassWorks
June 13-August 18
Main Gallery, Montpelier Arts Center

We're excited to have more than a dozen DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios artists participating in this show at Montpelier Arts Center highlighting contemporary work that uses processes such as blown and cast class.

Join us at Montpelier Arts Center for the Opening Reception Friday, June 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and the Artist Talk/Luncheon Sunday, June 16 at 12:00 pm.