Saturday, March 31, 2012

PAST: ART: Spring 2012 Exhibitions at AU's Katzen Center TUES, April 3rd - SUN, May 20th, Free

Spring 2012 Exhibitions at the Katzen Center
On view Tuesday, April 3rd - Sunday, May 20th

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center opens four new exhibitions: First Year MFA Student Exhibition, Floating World: Japanese wood block prints from the Sakai Collection of the UKIYOE Museum of Matsumoto city, Nagano Prefecture, Tomokazu Matsuyama, and MFA Thesis Exhibition.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Metro: Tenleytown and take the free AU Shuttle bus to the stop closest to the Katzen 

PAST: ART: Midpoint: Second Year MFA Exhibition at the Stamp Gallery at UMD, WED, March 14th - SAT, April 21st, Free

Midpoint: Second Year MFA Exhibition at the Stamp Gallery at UMD
On view Wednesday, March 14th - Saturday, April 21st

The Midpoint Exhibition features new and recent work of second year MFA candidates at the University of Maryland, College Park. Three artists will be featured in this exhibition -- Bahar Jalemahmoudi, Mark Earnhart, and Patrick McGowan.

The gallery is open to the public Mondays-Thursdays 10:00am-8:00pm; Fridays 10:00am-6:00pm; and Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm. 
Stamp Gallery
in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union
at the University of Maryland, College Park
Metro: College Park and take the shuttle bus - view transit options

PAST: ART: "Micro-organismic: New Monoprints by Ellyn Weiss" in Dupont Circle, THURS, March 8th - THURS, May 31st, , Free

"Micro-organismic: New Monoprints by Ellyn Weiss" 
On view Thursday, March 8th - Thursday, May 31st

View works by local artist Ellyn Weiss at the historic Woman's National Democratic Club in Dupont Circle. 

Woman's National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW
just behind Connecticut Ave, near Q St, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle

PAST: ART: Iva Gueorguieva for the exhibit "Reinvigorating Prints" at GWU from WED, March 27th - FRI, May 3rd, Open TUES - FRI from 10:00am - 5:00pm, Free

Iva Gueorguieva's "Reinvigorating Prints" at GWU
On view Wednesday, March 27th - Friday, May 3rd

Iva Gueorguieva's "Reinvigorating Prints" will feature several large multi-media prints that adapt the complicated and spontaneous nature of the artist’s paintings. Employing an “encyclopedic” array of processes including direct gravure, spitbite aquatint, drypoint, woodcut, lithography and silkscreen, the prints will be shown along with small collages that employ the unused material from the printing process. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Luther Brady Art Gallery
805 21st St, NW - 2nd Floor
Metro: Foggy Bottom, the gallery is on the second floor of the School and Media and Public Affairs Building, GWU Campus

PAST: ART: Matt Sesow's "Paintings from Home" at Art17 - Coldwell Banker on 17th St in Dupont, FRI, March 9th - TUES, May 31st, Free

Coldwell Banker on 17th St hosts Matt Sesow's
"Paintings from Home" at Art17 in Dupont
Friday, March 9th - Tuesday, May 31st

Stop by Coldwell Banker during their business hours to check out Matt's work, he's awesome. Oh, and super talented too!

Call the office to find out their hours or to set an appointment. (202) 387-6180.

Art 17 - at Coldwell Banker Dupont
1606 17th St, NW (near Q)
Metro: Dupont Circle or take the S1, S2, S4 or S9 bus that runs along 16th St to Q St

PAST: ART: "With Every Fiber of My Being" by Amber Robles-Gordon at Honfleur Gallery in Historic Anacostia FRI, March 9th - FRI, April 27th, Free

"With Every Fiber of My Being" at Honfleur Gallery
works by Amber Robles-Gordon
incorporating re-purposed second-hand materials
On view Friday, March 9th - Friday, April 27th

"The new works included in With Every Fiber of My Being will highlight the intrinsically personal themes Robles-Gordon explores in her art through its incorporation of re-purposed second-hand materials such as clothing and accessories. The artist draws connections between her use of personal found items; the idea that varied elements come together to make one individual in work that is marked by her bold use of color and rhythmic melding of disparate objects."

Honfleur Gallery
1241 Good Hope Rd, SE
Metro: Anacostia, or take the new Circulator bus route to Anacostia from Eastern Market

PAST: "World War II at Home: The American Red Cross at Dumbarton House, 1942-1945" at the Dumbarton House, Open TUES - SUN from 11:00am - 3:00pm, last entry 2:45pm, On View THURS, March 29th - SAT, June 30th, Free for students with ID, kids and youth, $5 general admission

World War II at Home: The American Red Cross at Dumbarton House, 1942-1945
Tuesday - Sunday
11:00am - 3:00pm
last entry 2:45pm
$5, Free for kids and students with ID
On view Thursday, March 29th - Saturday, June 30th

"A special case exhibition to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Dumbarton House being turned over for use as headquarters of the DC Chapter of the American Red Cross during World War II!  On exhibition, for example, will be circa 1940s photos, a World War II Red Cross uniform, and documents explaining the work of the DC Chapter of the American Red Cross. In cooperation with Women In Military Service For America (WIMSA)."

"The mission of the Dumbarton House museum, a Federal Period historic house, ca. 1800, is to preserve the historic structure and its collections and to educate the public about life in Washington, D.C., during the early years of the Republic. Emphasis is placed on Joseph Nourse, first Register of the Treasury, and his family, and their occupation of the property from 1804 through 1813."

Dumbarton House is open Tuesday - Sunday. You can also stay connected to the Dumbarton House on facebook here, that's where I found the picture above.

Dumbarton House
2715 Q Street, NW
Metro: Dupont Cirlce and walk about 6 blocks over to 27th & Q, or you can take the D2 or D6 bus closer.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

PAST: ART: "Art Crimes - Holzer & Hyatt" at The Dunes, Opens this WED, March 13th, Free

Opening Reception for “Art Crimes – Holzer & Hyatt” New works by Anson Holzer and Magida Hyatt at The Dunes in Columbia Heights
Opens Wednesday, March 13th

The Dunes presents an exhibit of large scale paintings by two local artists with international influences.
10% of all art sales will be donated to Syria Relief Fund Development.

Magida Hyatt was born in Damascus, Syria, to a Palestinian family from Nazareth. She grew up in Tunisia until the age of 13 when her family moved to the United States. After graduating college, she taught French before moving with her husband, a foreign correspondent, to Bangkok, Thailand, and then to Britain where she attended the London School of Design. She later opened her own interior design business in the Washington, DC area. “My art is inspired by the natural, political and social worlds, their paradoxes and contrasts and conflicts. Both the strength and vulnerabilities of nature and humans are important to me. I look to my emotional responses to the natural world and the human condition for ideas of what to paint. My compositions are driven by form, color and texture, and are affected by my travels and exposure to many cultures.”

Composed primarily of charcoal and inks, Anson Holzer's works are designed to encourage an ambient environment. His work is often associated with the Color Field movement, Minimalist art and geometric abstraction. His palette is tightly controlled and exhibits a very precise use of color, contrasting monochromatic textural backgrounds against precise and often explosive foreground elements, which are strongly symbolic of themes that lie within mankind’s common search for spiritual knowledge and truth. Anson Holzer began his study of ink-work with calligraphy in Taipei at Wen Hwa University in 1997, completed his BA degree in the Arts at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and his MA in Buddhist Studies in 2012 from the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka. His large works have been shown and sold throughout the United States and abroad.

About The Dunes: The Dunes presents a series of monthly exhibitions, typically under the Art Crimes label, which is currently presented in their modern multi-use gallery space in N.W. DC. Featured artists, who are predominantly local, are chosen by curator Deidree Bennett for their extraordinary talent and investment value. Genres range from painting and photography to sculpture and mixed media.

The Dunes
1402 Meridian Place, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th St just past Park, turn left on Meridian, go upstairs, The Dunes in above the Getaway

Thursday, March 1, 2012

PAST: ART: "You Are What You Eat" a multi-media exhibit, at Strathmore Mansion, SAT, Feb 11th - SAT, March 17th, Free

 Matthew Lawrence, My God-Given Right to Consume  
On view at Starthmore Mansion "You Are What You Eat"
Saturday, February 11th - Saturday, March 17th

Art about food triggers memories and desires as we connect food with beauty, pleasure, taste, perception, excitement and regret. This multi-media exhibition explores how the food that we eat creates the armature of our physical form and our perceived body image, and how figure representations in art allow the viewer a personal freedom to disregard cultural norms. 

Artists include: Peter Anton; Rhonda Harris Baines; Donna McCullough; Matt Freedman; Matthew Lawrence; Davette Leonard; Pamela Michelle Johnson; Joey Manlapaz; Daniel Rozin

Exhibition hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm
Closed on Sundays 

Strathmore Mansion
across from Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane - North Bethesda 
Metro: Grosvenor

PAST: ART: Works by 8 Artists at the Hill Center Galleries near Eastern Market in SE from SAT, Feb 4th - WED, March 28th, Free

On view at Hill Center Galleries - Works by 8 Artists
Saturday, February 4th - Wednesday, March 28th

"Located in the renovated civil-war-era Old Naval Hospital at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Hill Center Galleries consists of six distinct exhibition spaces. Hill Center presents a year-round schedule of rotating exhibits highlighting contemporary works by emerging and established regional artists. All artwork is available for purchase."

Gallery is open:
- Monday - Thursday  10:00am - 7:00pm
- Friday  10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday  9:00am - 5:00pm

Hill Center
921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Metro: Eastern Market

PAST: POETRY: Monthly: Pure Poetry, Open Mic for Poets, Musicians and Vocalists, every first WED of the month at Pure Lounge on U St, 8:00pm show, doors 6:00pm, $5, 21+

Pure Poetry is back at Pure Lounge on U St
every first Wednesday of the month
8:00pm show, 6:00pm doors
Hosted by Orville the Poet
$5 cover, 21+

Monthly open mic -for poets, musicians and vocalists at Pure on U St.

1326 U St, NW
Metro: U St

OF NOTE: For more Free events happening this month, please see's INSIDE-OUT page custom designed for Free in DC readers!

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Free in DC has teamed up with CultureCapital to provide you with CultureCapital INSIDE-OUT a quick guide to Metro DC's vibrant Arts & Culture scene. Like Free in DC, this INSIDE-OUT will feature cool, free, and super cheap things to do in Metro DC... proving that you needn't spend a lot of money to live a rich life in this town!

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PAST: ART: At the Corcoran Lens Culture, Installation, and Time-Based Media Wed, March 7 through Sun, March 25

Lens Culture, Installation, and Time-Based Media
Wed, March 7 through Sun, March 25

An exhibition of immersive multimedia installations by Corcoran students, highlighting many of the critical directions of contemporary art experience including site-specificity and viewer interaction.

Artists include: Nicholas Abriola, Amber Carter, Brianna Caster, Jordan Gouchenaur, Traci Lee, LaShea Marshall, Joan Oh, Christopher Poole, Thomas Pullin, Dominic Russo, Jason Tucker, Sara Wright, Amy Breesman, Thomas Lau, Sohee Lim, Andrew Nieczyperowicz, Eric Reis, Pratrik Shah.

PAST: ART: Arlington Arts Center features three new shows! "She Got Game" Gillian Schroeder's "herd" and "Students Select Students" from FRI, Jan 13th - SUN, March 18th, Free

Three new exhibitions on view at the Arlington Arts Center
She Got Game, Gillian Schroeder's herd  and Students Select Students
Friday, January, 13th - Sunday, March 18th

AAC celebrates the opening of two new exhibitions. For She Got Game, curator Jeffry Cudlin has brought together 11 artists—female, male, and transgendered—who explore shifting contemporary perceptions of women’s bodies, gender roles, and identities through the lens of sports spectacle. In the Wyatt Gallery, AAC Resident Artist Gillian Schroder presents new work in her solo exhibition herd.

Pictured: work by Cory Oberndorfer.

Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd -  Arlington, VA
Metro: Virginia Square, just across the street from the metro on Wilson

PAST: ART: "Emerging from the Curious: Common Place Anomalies" at the DCAC from FRI, Feb 10th - SUN. March 18th, Free

Friday, February 10th - Sunday, March 18th 

The DC Arts Center presents the first solo show of  DC artist Stephanie Williams, and "playfully invites us into bizarre and enticing organic systems." In her exploratory artistic method, she "uses strangeness to make space for creative questioning. Her works, ripe with texture and oozing sensuality, invite us into bizarre yet enticing organic systems."

You can read an interview with the artist on the Huffington Post here!

Stephanie Williams is a DC based interdisciplinary artists who uses drawing, sculpture, painting and animation to create an aesthetic based in the peculiarities of the human body and the larger environment. Her work documents the gaps in her understandinig of these environments, and myths she has created to fill these voids. 

2438 18th St, NW 
Metro: Dupont Circle or Conn Ave from downtown, take the 42 or 43 bus toward Mt Pleasant to 18th & Columbia or you can walk or take the Circulator bus from Woodley Park. You can also walk or take the Circulator from Columbia Heights to 18th & Adams Mill.

PAST: MUSIC: Funk/ Soul DJ John Jazz Spins at Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan SAT, March 17th - and every SAT night - from 10:00pm - close, Free, 21+

DJ John Jazz Spins at Mellow Mushroom
Saturday, March 17th
and every Saturday night
10:00pm - close
Free,  21+

DJ spinning funk/soul. Drink Combo Special, $10 gets you the Beer of Week and a shot of Jameson or Absolut.

2436 18th St, NW
Metro: Woodley Park or Columbia Heights and walk, closer from Woodley, or take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill/ 18th St. You can also take the 42 bus from Dupont Circle, toward Mt Pleasant, and get off at 18th & Columbia. Mellow Mushrom is across from Tryst and near the DCAC

PAST: MUSIC + POETRY: "Starving Artist Series" features poets and musicians at Sankofa Cafe near Howard University every fourth SUN of the month from 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Free

"Starving Artist Series" features poets and musicians
and every fourth Sunday
7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Starving Artist Series. Started in the DC by five Howard University students and alumni, the "SAS" seeks to empower artists by offering a venue to perform, create, and expose. With a mission of allowing poets and musicians the opportunity to be “the starving artist you’re afraid to be," SAS is the prime event for D.C.’s rawest talent.

Sankofa Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave. NW
between Fairmont and Girard
Metro: Columbia Heights and walk or Shaw/Howard and take the 70 bus up the hill on Georgia

PAST: ART: "Tracks" by Pete McCutchen at Touchstone Gallery WED, Feb 29th - THURS, April 1st, Free

"Tracks" by Pete McCutchen at Touchstone Gallery
On view Wednesday, February 29th - Thursday, April 1st

"Pete McCutchen’s show, Tracks, marries elegant and vibrant colors, and then gives it a Pop-Art inspired twist. “I decontextualize,” says McCutchen, describing his approach to photography. In this case, he has isolated the lines of roller coaster track against a clear sky, playing with line, form, composition, and -- in particular -- color. Bold, bright, and original, McCutchen’s Tracks is not to be missed."

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Ave, NW
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown or Metro Center

PAST: DJ Night: Weekly: Midnight at The Meeting Place every SAT night - spinning Goth, Industrial, New Wave, Post Punk...9:00pm - 3:00am, Free for first 12 people, $5 general, 18+

Midnight - Gothic, Industrial, New Wave...
every Saturday night
9:00pm - 3:00am
Free for the first 12 people
$5 general admission, 18 to get in 21+ to drink

Now in their 10th year of operation, you can find Midnight every Saturday night at The Meeting Place. 

The Meeting Place 
1707 L St, NW
Metro: Farragut North or take the S2 or S4 bus down 16th St to L St

PAST: ART: "The Journey of Hope" at International Visions Gallery in Woodley Park, FRI, Feb 17th - SUN, March 17th, All ages, Free

The Journey of Hope by Ulysses Marshall on view at the
International Visions Gallery - see pics on facebook
Friday, February 17th - Saturday, March 17th 
All ages, Free

International Visions Gallery is please to present the Opening Reception for Ulysses Marshall: The Journey of Hope. Ulysses Marshall creates paintings using mixed media, paper doll, and collage to express the spirit of the African American journey through slavery and freedom.

Marshall has exhibited widely across the United Sates. His work can be found in the public collections of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture (Baltimore, MD), The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum (Chicago, IL).

International Visions Gallery
2629 Connecticut Ave, NW
Metro: Woodley Park - Adams Morgan, the gallery is across the street from the metro

PAST: ART: "Tight Fit" - featuring 8 of DC's best Artists - at The Dunes this FRI, March 2nd - WED, March 28th, Free

Closing Reception for "Tight Fit" at The Dunes
Tuesday, March 27th
7:30pm - 10:30pm
On view Friday, March 2nd - Wednesday, March 28th 

Eight of  DC's best artists (some of whom are friends of mine) squeeze their small works into The Dunes (one of my favorite spots) for an intriguing exhibition!

Featuring works by: Chris Bishop,  Scott BrooksJared DavisAnna U. Davis,  Dana EllynEmily Greene LiddleMatt Sesow and Andrew Wodzianski.

1402 Meridian Pl, NW
Metro: Columnbia Heights, walk north on 14th St about four blocks, past Park Rd, til you get to Meridian Place, make a left. The Dunes is upstairs, above The Getaway.

PAST: ART: Photography: "Second Look: Selections from a Print Lab's Archives" at Vivid Solutions in SE from FRI, Jan 13th - FRI, March 30th, Free

"Second Look: selections from a print lab's archives" at Vivid Solutions
Friday, January 13th - Friday, March 30th

This group photography show, specifically geared towards exhibiting works, highlights the range of specialized skills and creative visions of VS Print Lab’s customer base. The images printed at Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab include work from photographers: Adam Davies, Ben Droz, Bobby Bruderle, Bobby Washington, Bruce McNeil, Danny Harris from The People's District, David Rehor, Ed Mays, Eric Gottesman, Jonathan French, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah, Marlon Norman, Michael Platt, Nicholas Huynh, Pat Padua, Otis P. Motley and Deborah Terry. This show was collectively curated by Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab staff and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions. Read more on Vivid's website here.

While there, you should also swing by the Honfleur, their sister gallery.

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions 
2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Metro: Anacostia or you can take the new Circulator bus to Anacostia from Eastern Market Metro.

PAST: ART: "2:46 and thereafter" at Pepco's Edison Gallery in Chinatown THURS, Feb 16th - SUN, March 25th, Free

On view now 2:46 and thereafter
Thursday, February 16th - Sunday, March 25th

Developed in collaboration with Tokyo based artist collective DANDANS, Transformer is honored to present 2:46 and thereafter - an exhibition highlighting 18 emerging Japanese artists' responses to the March 2011 earthquake & tsunamis that struck the northeast coast of Japan, and the resulting aftermath.

The title of the exhibition, 2:46 and thereafter, marks the time the earthquake hit, referenced throughout Japan in the same vein Americans now reference the date 9/11.

Transformer will also present a closing reception for 2:46 and thereafter on March 24, 2012 from 6-8pm, with a special performance by On Megumi Akiyoshi, as part of the official opening weekend activities of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Pepco's Edison Place Gallery
702 Eighth Street, NW
between G and H streets, across from SAAM/NPG
Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown

PAST: ART: In Dupont Circle - Photography "A Person and a Story" at Studio Gallery and Sculpture by Rachel Rotenberg at Hillyer, WED, Feb 29th - SAT, March 31st, Free

Now on view at the Galleries in Dupont Circle
Studio Gallery presents "A Person and a Story"
Photography Exhibition featuring DC Photographers
On view Wednesday, February 29th - Tuesday, March 24th

“A Person and a Story” is an exhibition featuring local DC photographers and some of their favorite portraits. Each portrait is paired with the story behind the portrait, written by the photographer-- creating a storytelling experience in a visual and textual way. The portraits are from around the world -- featuring subjects that vary from President Obama to the homeless."  (image credit: Joshua Yospyn)

Studio Gallery
2108 R St, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle, on R St, right around the corner from the Phillips Collection

"New Work" Sculpture by Rachel Rotenberg, pictured below
On view Saturday, March 3rd - Saturday, March 31st

Rotenberg "deftly fuses wood lumber with raw tree limbs. The work, derived from modernist concerns, is biomorphic and psychosexual. It fuses emotions with formal concerns."

Gallery Hours:

Monday and Saturday
12:00pm - 5:00pm

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW
in the alley between the Phillips Collection Buildings, off of 21st St, near R St
Metro: Duopont Circle, Q St exit

PAST: Weekly & Monthly: Here's a List of Regular Classes and Events at BloomBars!

Regular Weekly Events at BloomBars

Capoeira: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drumming Classes: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Seed the Sound: 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Poetry in the Morning 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Belly Dance – Danza del Vientre: 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
The Garden: Open Mic: 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
BloomScreen Indie Film Night: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Samba Class: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Improv Comedy Night: Every Other Thursday at 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Capoeira: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bachata Classes: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Monthly Events at BloomBars

3222 11th St, NW (at Kenyon)
Metro: Columbia Heights

PAST: ART: Installations by Susana Almuiña at Harmon Art Lab on 14th St, Now - FRI, March 30th, Free

Installations by Susana Almuiña
on view now at Harmon Art Lab
Now - Friday, March 30th

I was at the opening for this show and took these pictures. It's great to see the works up close and in person. The mixture of yarn with nails and tree branches made the pieces feel more alive, more human to me and I liked examining each piece from different angels. Interesting stories behind each piece as well, which you can read about if you grab a print out when you walk in. The final day to view the show is Friday, March 30th. 
From the invite: "Susana Almuiña's ambitious installations are a conceptual narrative. Her work resonates with the depth, sincerity, and gravitas that only an artist with her experience can bring. Social and domestic issues inspire Susana Almuiña’s work, in particular the rules and mores, and even a country’s laws, that guide family behavior and determine their destiny."

"In her harmon art lab exhibition, Susana focuses on the interesting history of her father’s family and their farm, on which seven siblings remained together to the end of their lives. Rather than disclose their secrets, Susana examines the personalities and characteristics of the aunts and uncles who stayed behind, looking at family furniture and objects in and around the house that shed, metaphorically, secrets and stories that are part of the family tradition. The result is a site-specific installation using tree roots, soil, farm implements and other items related to her exploration, as well as her own place in this fascinating timeline."

1716 14th St, NW
Second Floor
Metro: U St

PAST: ART: "Art*Sparks" at Washington Printmakers Gallery SUN, Feb 26th - SUN, March 25th, Free

Washington Printmakers Gallery presents "Art*Sparks"
Sunday February 26th - Sunday, March 25th

Over fifty new prints that push past the flat plane of the paper into mixed media, multi-dimensional monotypes on painted canvas. Marian Osher shares explorations and insights that helped her to break through an episode of created block to rekindle her art
Washington Printmakers Gallery
8230 Georgia Avenue, 2nd Floor (map)
Metro: Silver Spring

PAST: ART: "Elemental" Encaustic Paintings by Georgia Nassikas at The Art League in The Torpedo Factory in Old Town THURS, March 8th - MON, April 2nd, Free

"Elemental" Encaustic Paintings by Georgia Nassikas

On view Thursday, March 8th - Monday, April 2nd

"Using beeswax from her own hives, artist Georgia Nassikas creates intriguing textures and layered surfaces in her encaustic paintings. Her intricate, abstracted landscapes acutely capture the ephemeral quality of light flickering across the land. "Elemental," a solo exhibition of her work, will be held in The Art League Gallery. Nassikas uses a combination of beeswax, mineral pigments, and oil sticks to create her encaustic paintings. Encaustic, a method reaching back to ancient times, is by definition a technique consisting of layers of wax fused together with heat."

The Art League Gallery
105 N Union Street  - in Alexandria, VA
Metro: King St and take the free trolley or any bus that runs down King St and gets you close to the Waterfront

PAST: ART: "King Me: Studies in the Uncivilized World" at The Fridge, SAT, March 3rd - THURS, March 29th, Free

KING ME: Studies in the Uncivilized World
Curated by Adam Dwight
On view Saturday, March 3rd - Thursday, March 29th

KING ME: Studies in the Uncivilized World, is a multimedia exhibition examining symbols of power through artworks ranging in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and video.

Featuring works by artists in the DC area, KING ME addresses the subject of cultural encounter through the lens of power aggrandizement and cultural exchange, highlighting abstract, representational, and adversarial artistic expressions concerning the subject of domination.

Featuring the work of: Matias Cuevas, Lisa Parker Hyatt, Laura Elkins, Seleshi Feseha, Rebecca Katz, Hannah Naomi Kim, Sean Monahan & Gregory Fong, Hermonie Only, Adrian Parsons, Stan Squirewell, Norman Strike

Save the date!

Closing Party
Thursday, March 29th
7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Fridge
516 1/2 8th St, SE
in the alley, across the street from matchbox
Metro: Eastern Market

PAST: YOGA: Weekly: Gentle Evening Yoga at the Smith Center on U St every WED night from 5:30pm - 6:45pm, $10 per session or $25 for the month

Gentle Evening Yoga at the Smith Center
with Kymberly Sevilla
every Wednesday evening
5:30pm - 6:45pm
$10 for one session or $25 for the month

Note: This class is currently full. Please email or call 202-483-8600 if you would like to be added to the wait list. 

Evening Therapeutic Yoga classes are open to anyone interested in attending. They are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness. Participants will learn various techniques to help reduce stress and balance mind, body and spirit. Each class is formatted to include gentle postures (asanas), progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and an introduction to meditation. Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy. All levels welcome.

Please note that space is limited to 12 participants to ensure the best possible program quality. If the program has filled to capacity, we can place you on the waiting list and let you know if/when a space becomes available. Please email to register.

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U St, NW
Metro: U St and walk approximately 4 long blocks, or you can take any of the S line buses that run along 16th St to U St

PAST: MEDITATION: Relax... Learn to Meditate

Learn to Meditate! Here are some locations where you can meditate for Free in DC. If you know of any others, feel free to send the info my way in a comment, email or over facebook.

Sunday nights in Columbia Heights, All Souls
Wednesday nights at River Road, MD

Science of Spirituality
Takoma Park

The Shambhala Center
Cleveland Park

Art of Living
15th St, Columbia Heights

PAST: ART: Works by Jacqueline Levine at The Affinity Lab on U St, Opens on FRI, Feb 24th, Free

Art works by Jacqueline Levine
Opens on Friday, February 24th

Jacqueline Levine's show at the Affinity Lab explores fear and creativity. Please contact The Affinity Lab, which is also a shared work space, for  hours and access. 

920 U St, NW
Metro: U St - African American War Memorial exit