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Friday, May 16, 2014

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Activism in Art Edition

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Glenn Fry demonstrates his printing method at a recent open studio. Photo credit: Luis Gomez.

Friday, May 16
Art Works Now - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Art Works Now is hosting a Drink and Draw Hullabaloo Fundraiser. Join artists and educators Rushern Baker IV and Annie Rachel Wells for a night of fun and art. All proceeds will support Art Work’s Toddler Time Program. For a full description of this must go to event, click here.
The festivities will take place at 4800 Rhode Island Ave. in Hyattsville.



Saturday, May 17
Transformer - 6 p.m. to  8 p.m.
Transformer presents Float, an exhibition of sculpture and mixed media work of four emerging Jamaican artists. Join Transformer for the opening reception of this exhibition, which showcases works that redefine the physical and social boundaries assigned to them. To read more about this must see event, click here.
The exhibit will be shown at Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS Gallery 5 on the 2nd floor. The gallery is located at 201 18th Street, NW.

Project 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
You’ll need to take a minute to wait after visiting Float so why not stop by Project 4 and see their exhibit Wait. The new media exhibition presents video, sound, installation and performance works by four talented artists and conceived and curated by E. Jane.  For details on the artist and the exhibit, click here.
Project 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U St. NW, Suite 302.

Saturday and Sunday Open Studio Tours
Mid City Artists - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The artists of Mid City are holding an Open Studio Tour. On Saturday and Sunday join fellow art enthusiasts for a two-hour guided walking tour of 4 to 6 studios in Mid City. The tours are free and space is limited so sign up now! For more information about tours, click here.
The tours location will be based on reservation.

Passageways Artist Studios - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Passageways Artist Studios are having open studios this weekend. Stop by after your walking tour of Mid City and visit more local artists at work. For a list of participating artists, click here.
Passageways Artists Studio is located at 6001 66th Street, Riverdale, MD.


Sunday, May 18
SCRAP DC - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join SCRAP DC in welcoming author Betsy Greer to celebrate her new anthology, Craftivism. This book launch and darning mini-workshop support the worldwide movement that functions at the intersection of craft and activism. So bring a piece of clothing to mend and join the movement! Details here.
Scrap DC is located at 3101 12th Street NE.


Jess Oros is the Production Manager 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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