Monday, February 13, 2012

PAST: ART: "Robert Gilbert: Manhattan Overwhelms the Night" at the Fisher Gallery at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, VA

Evening - Art Opening Reception - NoVa Comm. College 
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Opening Reception for Robert Gilbert's show "Manhattan Overwhelms the Night" on view at the Fisher Art Gallery in Schlesinger Hall, Northern Virginia Community College campus.
at NoVa Community College
3001 North Beauregard St - Alexandria, VA
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access from metro

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

PAST: Japanese Reading Salon and Happy Hour at Kaz Sushi Bistro near 19th & I St, NW every MON night this month, starting on Feb 11th, from 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Free

Japanese Reading Salon and Happy Hour at Kaz Sushi Bistro
Monday nights starting on Monday, February 11th
5:30pm - 6:30pm
drinks available for purchase for those 21+ 

From the invite: "It take a village to delve into the surreal world of Haruki Murakami. Every Monday starting on February 11, join us at KAZ Sushi Bistro as we take on various Japanese literary works, starting with Murakami's recent mind-bender, 1Q84. Japanese Reading Salon meetings will take place during our new Happiest Hour, with food and drink specials of only $4.  Note: Lisa Markuson, who will be hosting the salon, does not have any special knowledge of Japanese literature, though she does know a fair amount about sake. #LetsBeFrank" 

KAZ Sushi Bistro
1915 I  St, NW
Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West 

PAST: PHOTOGRAPHY: "Suwarna" at The Jerusalem Fund Gallery FRI, Feb 3rd - FRI, March 2nd, Free

Suwarna Photography Show on view at The Jerusalem Fund
Friday, February 3rd - Friday, March 2nd

"Suwarna, meaning “our pictures” in Arabic, is an exhibition of photography taken by the participants in “Triple Exposure,” a public art project at Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) in Nablus in the Northern West Bank, in which Palestinian boys and girls, ages 10 to 16, use their cameras to capture their homes, neighborhoods, schools, friends, hobbies, and daily moments of beauty."

TYO is an American, non-governmental organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members.

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery
2425 Virginia Ave, NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom, outside Potomac Plaza building - the gallery is located on the first floor of what looks like an apt building (it's kind of a confusing spot, you may want to look at the map first)

PAST: ART: Guest Post from East City Art features works on view at The Fridge, CHAL, and Off-Rhode Studio Gallery, MON, Feb 6th - FRI, March 2nd, Free

East City Event Round Up: Quilted Edition

Free Arts Events on Saturday, February 11th

Monday, February 6th - Friday, February 24th

Off-Rhode Studio Gallery, a project of Art Enables, presents an exhibition of locally produced quilts inspired by a recent exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. There are 30 quilt artists in this exhibit from UHURU quilting guild, Daughters of Dorcas quilting guild, and WEE BEE quilting Bee.

Off-Rhode Studio Gallery  
2204 Rhode Island Ave, NE
Metro: See metro for best bus access from metro

Far Away on view at Capitol Hill Art League
Saturday, February 11th - Friday, March 2nd

The Capitol Hill Art League hosts an opening reception for an all-media exhibit entitled Far Away. The League’s exhibition will be juried by Marsha Staiger a Torpedo Factory Artist and faculty member of the Alexandria-based Art League School.

CHAL exhibits at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop 
545 7th St, SE
Metro: Eastern Market

Posse II and Catherine Koch on view at The Fridge 
Saturday, February 11th - Thursday, February 23rd

The Fridge presents new work by Posse II and Catherine Koch.  Posse II, AKA Daniel Hopkins, is a graffiti “writer” born in the Bronx and raised in Yonkers, NY.  Koch, a photographer, has spent the last three year following Posse II and documenting his work around the globe.  Her photographs should provide a spurious curatorial statement in the form of visual documentation of Posse II’s larger murals.

The Fridge 
516 8th St, SE, Rear Alley
Metro: Eastern Market
Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East HaCity Art on Facebook  or follow them on Twitter

PAST: ART: Harmon Art Lab on 14th St features works by Rachel England & Amy Boone-McCreesh FRI, Feb 3rd - SAT, March 3rd, Free

Works by Rachel England and Amy Boone - McCreesh on view at Harmon Art  Lab 14th St
Friday, February 3rd - Saturday, March 3rd

Two featured artists on view now at Harmon art Lab -  paintings and collage by Rachel England in the solo space and an installation by Amy Boone-McCreesh in the project space.

Harmon Art Lab
1716 14th St, NW (map)
2nd floor (between S and R St)
Metro: U St or take any bus along 14th St or the Circulator bus to 14th and U St and walk back.

PAST: ART: The "2nd Annual Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition" at the Washington Printmakers Gallery WED, Feb 1st - SUN, Feb 26th, Free

The 2nd Annual Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition 
on view at the Washington Printmakers Gallery
Wednesday, February 1st - Sunday, February 26th

Since 2004, The Washington Print Club has joined with the Washington Printmakers Gallery and its nonprofit arm, The Washington Print Foundation, to award an annual Excellence in Printmaking student prize. The aim of this award is to encourage printmaking and the use of traditional, non-digital techniques. This year's juror is Joann Moser, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum. 

Washington Printmakers Gallery
8230 Georgia Avenue, 2nd Floor
Silver Spring, MD
Metro: Silver Spring, the Pyramid Atlantic building is on the southbound, west, side of Georgia Avenue at Ripley Street, 2 blocks south of Wayne Avenue.