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Friday, April 04, 2014

Weekend East City Event Round Up: H Street Voodoo Edition

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Voodoo queen Marie Laveau (1794–1881) by Frank Schneider (detail). 
Source: Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans.

Thursday, April 3
Wild Hand Workspace– 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Illustrator Elizabeth Graeber’s work has been featured in numerous national publications.  Her whimsical, vibrantly colored work will be on display at the Wild Hand Workspace in Brookland .  To read more about Graeber’s work, click here.
Wild Hand Workspace is located in Studio 8, Monroe Market Artwalk (716 Monroe Street NE)


Washington Project for the Arts– 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Initiated in 2009, the WPA hosts a series of annual curator residencies known as InfoEX.  This week, international curator, critic and writer John Barrett-Lennard will discuss recent projects and developments in the art world.  For more information including the portfolio review sessions, click here.
The WPA Curator Talk is in the Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (eye) Street SW.

Saturday, April 5
Riversdale House Museum– 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Brentwood Arts Exchange invites the public to draw inspiration from the Riversdale House Museum gardens and to create art.  The event is free and registration is not required.  For more information, click here.
The Riversdale House Museum is located at 4811 Rivtersdale Road, Riverdale, MD

Brentwood Arts Exchange – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Student shows are one of the best parts of the spring exhibition schedule.  This Saturday, students from George Mason and James Madison Universities will display recent work which “embraces process and explores new boundaries.” Details, click here.
The Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD

RandallScottProjects– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At first glance, Baltimore-based artist Bobby Coleman’s work appears random and non-sequential. However, in The Things I Think I Can Make, Coleman’s work speaks a deliberate visual language that discusses the re-creation of urban objects derived from his memory.  This is the artist’s first solo show   For more information about Coleman’s work, click here.
RandallScottProjects is located at 1326 H Street NE, 2nd Floor (above Atlas Vet)

Gallery O on H– 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.—  The gallery invites the public to view the art exhibition (non-ticketed).
From 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.— Prepare yourself for a night of  New Orleans style voodoo!  The ticketed event is produced by Cirque du Rouge, Gallery O and Palace Productions.  In Snake Oil, Holy Water & Sweet Tea the audience should prepare itself for a night of revelry and burlesque to include juxtapositions between “Shadowmen”- preachers, politicians and charlatans!  More information and required advanced ticket purchase here.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitter or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

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