Tagged: Happening Now

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“Copyright for Artists – Presented by Stephen Slusher” Workshop at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in the #GatewayArts Center

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I’m very appreciative to attend this workshop at the Brentwood Arts Exchange, which is one of several workshops in this series. Hope to share some findings later on today!

For more information, visit arts.pgparks.com.

Copyright for Artists – Presented by Stephen Slusher

Your art is unique and creative and your own. Learn how to ensure that it stays that way by attending a workshop on artists’ copyright issues.

The Brentwood Arts Exchange in partnership with the Gateway CDC presents a series of 5 professional development workshops for visual artists. Topics include tips on marketing art work, navigating copyright issues, pricing, and improving your portfolio presentations. All workshops are free and open to the public.

Presented in partnership with the Gateway CDC and the Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council.

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“Converging Cultural Tapestries” Closing Reception at Zimstone Gallery #gatewayarts

This article is part of MyGatewayArts.org‘s “Gateway on Foot” series, for more information, see below.

 

I love visiting Zimstone Gallery and need to make the time more often! Today is the Closing Reception for Converging Cultural Tapestries at Zimstone Gallery, featuring the work of Eileen Cave and Pierre-Antoine Goho. Their works are vibrant and energetic, and the color palettes complement one another in a subtle yet festive fashion.

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To add to this great display, Gallery Owner Jeff Brown sells and displays gorgeous stone sculpture from Zimbabwean artists. The sculptures on exhibit add to Cave and Goho’s works, almost each sculpture and each painting dancing in its own way, capturing movement and appreciation of happiness in its very form.

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To contrast, sprinkled across such seemingly-pleasant sculptures are works that are sad, stern, contained, or strong-angled. These darker themes make me think of the artists’ inspirations–their peoples and livelihood. As I stare at 3 Generations of Proud Shona Women, and comment on the contained, honest, painfully proud expressions, Cave comments, ” There’s weight in that. It has grace and elegance. ”

Minutes later, Brown speaks with Cave and Goho about the dwindling numbers of sculptors as artists age. ” The whole point of having this particular space is to have sculpture available while exhibiting visiting artists. ” As Brown shows me several photographs from visits with Sylvester Mubayi, amongst other Zimbabwean artists, I am thankful to have this resource in my neighborhood.

Zimstone Gallery is located at 4814 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood MD, 20722. For more information, go to www.zimstonegallery.com, or call 301.699.1499. View more of Eileen Cave’s artwork at HCAAonline.org, and Pierre-Antoine Goho’s artwork at GohoArt.net.

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This article was written for Soulstrong Arts Blog, as part of MyGatewayArts.org‘s “Gateway on Foot” series, a user-submitted portal that allows community members an opportunity to share experiences with one another of happenings in the Gateway Arts District. The series offers an online blog-review component, as well as prospective walking tours, coming Spring 2012 to MyGatewayArts.org.

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“Hand Picked” Opening Reception @artdc Gallery, 7-10 #gatewayarts

Camden Place's "Frank and Michael Met Online"

Talk about a packed house! This exhibition’s opening reception is crowded, with live music and a great spread. If you can make it down to artdc Gallery before the night ends, this exhibition features various media that was made to excite. Hand Picked at artdc Gallery located in the Lustine Center features graphic prints, etchings, paintings, wood carvings, mixed-media sculpture, and more. My eyes immediately gravitate towards Ryan McKibbin’s Snap Model, Camden Place’s Frank and Michael Met Online, and Sarah Martin’s Summer of 61 series.

Hand Picked

Who: The artdc Gallery
What: Reception for Hand Picked
Where: 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
When: 7-10pm Saturday March, 3rd 2012
Details: www.artdc.com

Hand picked is a selection of Washington, DC area artists who work in a range of mediums from works on paper to wet plate photographs and beyond. The Washington, DC area art scene is active, and it takes someone in that scene to find connections. Our creative manager, Grayson Heck a previous guest curator for the artdc Gallery is an active artist, and he sees connections and activity developing in his peers. We invited Grayson to select artists that he things are important with developing careers in our art scene. This show is representative of the relationships he’s developed through the University of Maryland, and artdc.org.

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“Thirst” Opening Reception at 39th St Gallery alongside “Polymorphism: Mutations in ART” by UM Art Hnrs at #GatewayArts Ctr

“Thirst” Opening Reception at 39th St Gallery alongside “Polymorphism: Mutations in ART” by UM Art Hnrs at #GatewayArts Ctr

I just had to leave but must come back to see J.J. McCracken’s Thirst Installation OPEN NOW at the 39th St Gallery at Gateway Arts Center. I know I blogged to introduce it, and ironically have to leave, but the power behind her work is astronomical and also ironically, very earth-powered. Her work reflects the ironies of feeding our homeless easy-to-produce fatty foods, and the vast amount of ill-nutritious food on the market to America’s masses. Her work is individual driven and speaks to your relationship to earth–to dirt and the thirst for water. For more info on J.J. McCracken, see her website.

Also, last but not least, the University of Maryland Department of Art Honors Program is exhibiting Polymorphism: Mutations in ART . The students’ work reflects the engenuity of each student and the honors program as a whole. Makes me proud!

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Interior Design is Art Holiday Party & Closing Reception at Riggio Design #gatewayarts

GORGEOUS exhibition. So proud of you Erica!

Tweeting now
@soulstrongarts #gatewayarts. Follow my travels this weekend online on twitter, my itinerary from my earlier post, This Weekend in the Gateway Arts District!

 

SUN DEC 11 6-10, HYATTSVILLE: Interior Design is Art Holiday Party & Closing Reception at Riggio Design, located within the artdc@lustine gallery space. Ever been to an interior design exhibition? Riggio has added new vintage pieces, refinished antiques, newly redesigned spaces to this festive collection. This exhibition literally transforms space. Please join this great crowd for their special holiday celebration. Good food, good drink, and good cheer! www.riggiodesign.com

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Holiday Wrap & Go Show at c.d. Edwards Studio #gatewayarts

Cheryl’s Studio is a buzz with great finds and great folks for the holiday season!

Tweeting now
@soulstrongarts #gatewayarts. Follow my travels this weekend online on twitter, my itinerary from my earlier post, This Weekend in the Gateway Arts District!

 

SUN DEC 11 12-4PM, BRENTWOOD:  Holiday Wrap & Go Show at c.d. Edwards. Cheryl Edwards Studio is located at 4303 Rhode Island Ave. N. Brentwood, studio 215. Cheryl has opened her studio space for members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance–10 HCAA members will be vending this Sunday!  Come support artists and get some unique gifts for the holidays!

 

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Shape Shifters Artist Talk at 39th St Gallery #gatewayarts

Such an intimate space, the 39th Street Gallery. Great people, groovy food, gorgeous artwork!

Tweeting now
@soulstrongarts #gatewayarts. Follow my travels this weekend online on twitter, my itinerary from my earlier post, This Weekend in the Gateway Arts District!
SAT DEC 10 2-4PM, BRENTWOOD: Shape Shifters Artist Talk at 39th St Gallery, Gateway Arts Center. Join curator Stewart Watson and artists Jan Razauskas and Karl Connolly as they discuss their pleasantly unexpected complementing body of work. “Connolly and Razauskas morph between realistic and abstract images, photography and painting, drawing and installation, but the content of their sublime works remains constant in their scripting of how we view what they see.”

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Courtney Miller Bellairs at A/Work Gallery #gatewayartsdistrict

I’m enjoying listening to Courtney Miller Bellairs at the A/Work Gallery in Hyattsville. Her work is a matter of process, idiosyncratic objects, and the stretching statement. I hadn’t known about A/Work Gallery at MS&R Architects in Hyattsville, but am glad to be in such a beautiful office/gallery space.

Tweeting now
 @soulstrong #gatewayartsdistrict. Follow my travels this weekend online on twitter, my itinerary from my earlier post, This Weekend in the Gateway Arts District!

SAT DEC 10 4PM, HYATTSVILLE: Intellectual Property Artist Talk at AWork Gallery. Join artist Courtney Miller Bellairs and curator Garth Rockcastle for an in-depth conversation of her work. “My paintings investigate the ways people organize, design and color their individual environments. The paintings may focus on a particular way of looking at something, a spatial idea. They may be about inspiring the viewer to appreciate an ordinary situation in a new way. My newest work, is about seeing potential, finding beauty in the ordinary, and making art out of the experiences in life.”  www.aworkgallery.net

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“Sacred Reflections” Exhibition by PGAC and the David C Driskell Center Reception & Symposium #davidcdriskell

This exhibit TRANSFORMS. Created by the Prince George’s Arts Council and the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Art and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, Sacred Reflections: Creative Visions of Faith in Prince George’s County merges the personal with the collective and yet honors the difference between the one and the many.

I’ve been tweeting tonight at #davidcdriskell and am mesmerized by the people and the artwork here (When not drawn to write something down). There’s pride, joy, thankfulness, and yes…high expectations in this gallery: The people are used to the arts yet know how much we must cultivate them or they’ll disappear. The people here also live here in Prince George’s County: Lives, like the thread on a quilt, are part of the dialogues happening tonight. At some galleries, people have SUCH heads; here, people have SUCH hearts.

There’s a certain gold that can’t be expressed in quick writing–only in experience: So, I won’t try. I’ll just say, come to this exhibit!!! I’ve taken some photos and will post them below. I hope to come back after tonight so I can spend some time with some of my favorite works.

Please see the upcoming post I had made: “Sacred Reflections” at the David C. Driskell Center, July-August 2011 -Symposium/Reception 7/13 4-8pm (more…)

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“Walking Off the Artistic Cliff” at Brentwood Arts Exchange #gatewayarts #artisticcliff

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After grabbing some grub, time to pay a bit more attention! I’m at this amazing panel discussion called “Walking Off the Artistic Cliff” at Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center. The panel features Welmoed Laanstra, Jack Rasmussen, Claudia Rousseau, and is moderated by Ellyn Weiss. Part of the “Big Ideas” exhibit, which closes June 11th!

Tweeting now at #artisticcliff, and gonna stop tweeting with #gatewayarts for the night, hehe.