around my way: Summer Jamboree: Live Music and Art in Anacostia

Summer Jamboree: Live Music and Art in Anacostia

Vivid Solutions DC and Honfleur Gallery will host concurrent arts events this Friday night at 7pm. The closing receptions kick off at 7pm for Chandi Kelley’s solo exhibition Timelines and for Reincorporation Jamboree, a group show featuring emerging artists looking at societal rites of passage. Vivid Solutions DC and Honfleur Gallery are located in the historic district of Anacostia, just a four block walk from each other.

Reincorporation Jamboree at Honfleur Gallery: 7-9pm

Artists Seeking a Secular Coming of Age

Artists like Joseph Beuys have built catalogs of work looking at rites of passage. Reincorpartion Jamboree draws

from the work of five young artists who have emerged from what could be considered contemporary American rites of passage like: middle school dances, under employment, financing higher education and urban survival. Curator and DC artist Steven Frost examines this emergence with a group of young artists from several regions of the US. The work of Kristina Bilonick (Washington, DC), Ben Fino-Radin (Providence, RI), Hatnim Lee (Brooklyn, NY), Sean M. Johnson (Boston, MA), and Theo Knox (San Francisco, CA) premiers at Honfleur Gallery in this incisive body of contemporary study of reincorporation.

Timelines at Vivid Solutions DC: 7-9pm

Solo Exhibition of works by Chandi Kelley

Exhibition dates: June 22nd – September 8th

Timelines, a collection of photographs inspired by the theme of memory and mystery, are constructed images of bookends, antique books and wallpaper. Methodically photographed, the spines of the books function as a timeline reading from left to right. The text and image combine in a striking, evocative collection. Ms. Kelley was awarded the Young Artist Program Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for this body of work, and Timelines is the artist’s first solo show.

The Bellevederes at Honfleur Gallery: 9pm-?

Baltimore-based soul music collective breathes “fresh air into vintage tracks.” Self described as “Baltimore boogaloo”, the 9-piece band is dedicated to the old-school soul and funk, and to playing it right. Drawing members from other popular regional bands (Caleb Stine and the Brakemen, The Red Vines etc), the Bellevederes have a fun, fresh sound not to be missed. Honfleur’s 2009 Concert Series is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts & The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.

Vivid Solutions and Honfleur Gallery are projects of ARCH Development Corporation, a community based not for profit in Historic Anacostia. ARCH has been a member of the Anacostia Community for over 20 years and believes that arts and culture play an important role in community revitalization & development.

Honfleur Gallery is a contemporary art space in Historic Anacostia, located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE.

Vivid Solutions is a fine art digital print lab and exhibition space, is located at 2208 MLK Jr. Ave SE.

Their close proximity to 395, Capitol Hill and to the Anacostia Green Line Metro make them easily accessible from downtown DC. For further inquiries, please contact Amy Cavanaugh, Honfleur Gallery Director, at 202-580-5972. The Summer Jamboree events are free and open to the public. High-resolution images available upon request.


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