Friday, February 03, 2012

East City Arts Event Round Up

All Events Take Place Saturday February 4, 2012
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The Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center (4pm to 7pm)
The Brentwood Arts Exchange presents Rivers and Memories- the art of E. J. Montgomery and Lilian Thomas Burwell.  Timed to coincide with Black History Month, this visually engaging exhibition plays on a careful balance between fluid and static motion.  Also on display at the center are the works of ceramicist Susan O’Brien, an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. 

Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood, MD

Conner Contemporary Art (6pm to 8pm)
Conner Contemporary starts off 2012 with Bodies and Soul by Patrcia Cronin.  Inspired by 19th century American neo-classical sculpture, Cronin has created large bronze tombs to protest the Federal Government’s stance on gay marriage.  Cronin’s words explain it best “if I can’t have it in life, I’m going to have it in death.”

Conner Contemporary Art is located at 1358 Florida Avenue NE

G Fine Art (6pm to 8pm)
G Fine Art presents Ian Whitmore’s The Devil, a Shadow, the Notice of a Small Falling Leaf.  In this exhibition, three years in the making, Whitmore grapples with iconoclast Andreas Karlstadt’s anguish of believing paradoxically that religious iconography is blasphemous and should be destroyed while simultaneously fearing divine retribution for their destruction.

G Fine Art is located at 1350 Florida Avenue NE.

Open Studio dc (6-9pm)
Open Studio dc will present recent prints by Carolyn Hartmann and Pepa Leon.  Hartmann created Open Studio dc as a place both to showcase work and as a local center for printmaking and instruction.  For more information about the Open Studio dc including the exhibition and a class schedule, click here.

Open Studio DC is located at 1348 Florida Avenue NE
Tilted Torch Sweet Things at the Red Palace (Performance Starts at 10pm)
The fun never stops in the H Street corridor.  More naughty than nice, this pre-Valentines day show promises to tease, titillate and entertain! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  For additional details and to purchase tickets click here.

The Red Palace is located at 1212 H ST NE

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  or follow them on Twitter

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