DC:ART:Around My Way: More June Happenings in Anacostia

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DOCUMENTS alternative guide through dc underground

by Ayodamola Okunseinde & Yulia Graham

Opening: June 10, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates: June 10 – July 22, 2011

DOCUMENTS: alternative guide to dc underground is a collaborative project between Ayodamola Okunseinde and Yulia Graham investigating subjects of identity through photographic and physically interactive portraits. Based on the likenesses of artists from the DC metro area, the objective of this project is to chronicle connections between artists, their environment, personalities and work through portraiture. The pieces in DOCUMENT range from black & white digital prints to installations where the audience in directed to play a part in the presentation of the portraits. The collective works of the project also serves as a selected educational archive of the dc underground art scene in the recent years.

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Wavelengths

Curated by microWave project

Jessica Braiterman (PA)

Gretchen Schermerhorn (DC)

Yasmin Spiro (NYC)

Alexandra Radocchio Zealand (DC)

Opening: June 10, 7-9pm

Exhibition Dates: June 10 – July 22, 2011

Honfleur Gallery presents Wavelengths, an exhibition of four installation artists, curated by microWave project. These four artists have been invited to create installations throughout the gallery’s two-story space, based on their interpretation of the word "wavelength." In addition to this exhibition, we will have a hands-on community installation project to help raise awareness and funds for those affected by Japan’s recent Tsunami and Earthquake disaster.

Arch’s Art Residency Program

Welcome to our summer residents! Look for these artists in Anacostia throughout the summer as they undertake new projects in the Historic District. ARCH’s Residency Program is funded by the NEA.

Mei-Mei Chang

Thomas Sayers Ellis

Khadijah Queen

Honfleur’s Fifth Annual East of the River Exhibition

The exhibition will run from August 5- September 9th 2011, with an opening reception, free and open to the public August 5th at 7pm. Many thanks to our panel of judges: Stephen Bennett Phillips, Renee Stout and Susana Raab. EOR exhibit is funded by the NEA and DCCAH.

Announcing the selected artists:

Jon Malis

Deborah Terry

Marlon Normon

Jonathan Edwards

Lark Catoe-Emerson

Danielle Scruggs

June 2-30 : Knowledge Commons DC: taught anywhere for everyone by anyone

A free school for thinkers, doers, tinkerers and those passionate about something, anything and everything. During June 2011, cross-disciplinary, all-ages classes will be taught by and for DC’s residents throughout the entire city. Galleries, houses, cafes, grocery stores, museums, parks, and kitchens will serve as school houses for a month of classes. Honfleur Gallery will be welcoming several of the classes throughout the month. See http://knowledgecommonsdc.org/ for the schedule, and keep checking back!

June 3-5 : Arts on the Avenue at Blank Space SE, 1922 MLK JR Ave SE

Blank Space SE will host Arts on the Avenue during the weekend of June 3rd- 5th. The free event will feature five local visual artists – Melanie Douglass, J’Nell Jordan, Johnnie Bess, Art by Liz and Greg Slade. The exhibit will open Friday afternoon and run until Sunday afternoon. The Friday evening opening reception will be co-hosted by the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. Saturday’s schedule will include an afternoon discussion on art collecting, including a framing workshop as well as musical presentation curated by WPFW Midday Jazz host and Blank Space SE neighbor, Keanna Faircloth. The evening will culminate with a poetry extravaganza hosted by Gowri K. Sunday afternoon guests are encouraged to join the "Meet the Artists" panel discussion and learn about their practice and process. Learn more and please RSVP for the reception at www.maceopiques.com

Darren Smith’s exhibit at Alliance Française of Washington

While Paris Burns is handmade photomosaics by Darren Smith is exhibiting at the Alliance Française of Washington until June 29th.

Chris Lawson’s exhibit at the Wind Up Space

Leviticus Lockjaw ~ analog collages by Chris Lawson presented at the Wind Up Space in Baltimore, last day to view is July 1st.

New Deadline for ART BEHIND THE ART : Call to Photographers

In collaboration with Silent Code Features, The ARCH Social Arts Project (ASAP,) a project of the ARCH Development Corporation, is pleased to announce a call to photographers to be part of an exciting exhibition capturing the spirit of the film industry in Washington, D.C. and surrounding the metro area. ASAP is seeking photographic film stills and behind the scenes photography for exhibition on September 2011. This exhibition will coincide with the 1st Annual East of the River Film Festival at the ARC throughout Labor Day weekend. More details: http://bit.ly/kIqa6K

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