Friday, February 13, 2015

Weekend East City Event Round Up

The Sojourner: The Awakened Dream
The Sojourner: The Awakened Dream by Grant Jarvis. Courtesy of Art Impact USA. Jarvis is one of 68 artists showing at Light of our Ancestors on Friday

Weekend East City Event Round Up:

Friday, February 13
Pepco Edison Place Gallery – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Light of the Ancestors, curated by Carolyn Goodridge, encourages viewers to see how the past continues to inspire us today. Sixty-eight artists come together in this exhibition to celebrate the people of the African Diaspora. For details about artists and the exhibition, click here.

 Pepco Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 Eighth Street NW.

Saturday, February 14
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Women Photojournalists of Washington host the Fourth Annual Photo Seminar and Portfolio Review. Make sure to register for this event in advance. For more details about how to register, click here.

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is located at 500 17th Street NW.

Off-Rhode Gallery – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join Off-Rhode Gallery for Blackness Counts: an exploration in unapologetic Africanity a survey of Jay Coleman’s recent works. Coleman’s portraits focus on the form of the subjects to create an expressive and colorful image. For more information, click here.

Off Rhode Gallery at Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE.

Sunday, February 15
 Art Matters Gallery – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Join Art Works Now at Art Matters Gallery for the opening reception of A Year of Color. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist, Asha Colquit McCollum. McCollum’s work explores the use of color and the creation of art as therapy. For details about the opening, click here.

art matters gallery is located at 3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD

Pleasant Pains Workshop – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

From the Permanent Collection exhibits collections of prints owned by resident print-makers. Each artist will add a new print to Pleasant Plains Workshop’s inventory and these will be available in multiples at the shop. For more information, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.


Anonymous said...

isn't East City Art supposed to cover stuff only east of the Capitol?

Tom said...

went to the Pepco arts gallery on friday to support a friend. Everyone was black except 3 or 4 people. That's cool and all, but was this like a black thing? It just seemed like a normal art thing. I know black folks complain a lot that there "too many white people/things" in DC, so I just thought I partake in a similar complaint.

Anonymous said...

trollin tom

Annoyingmous said...

Yep. I'm not sure what's encouraging Tom to troll here, but yep.