Thursday, February 10, 2011

Art Openings DC

Resonant Forms
Alonzo Davis, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Frank Smith
Opening Reception
February 11, 2011 5pm-8pm

Resonant Forms is A Collaborative Exhibition in Two Galleries at:
The Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722

Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center, Inc.Gallery 110

Brentwood Arts Exchange - exchanging ideas through art.

FRESH PRODUCE: First Annual Festival of Live Art
Wednesday, February 16
7:30 to 9:30 PM
@ The Fridge
516 8th Street, SE, Rear Alley

Melissa Fisher, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Georgetown University
B Stanley, Director of DC Arts Center and performer
David London, Performance Magician and Gallery Manager of The Fridge
Philippa Hughes, Moderator

Fresh Produce Festival of Live Art kicks off with a bang!
Friday night: Variety show performed to a live Bluebrain concert! Join magicians, mimes, stilt-walkers, dancers, and more and welcome in a month of performance!
Saturday night:  Poet Sonya Renee Taylor along with Beltway Poetry Slam Poets Sarah Lawson, Jonathan Tucker and Chris August.
Sunday: "Threshold to Supper Table," and have the opportunity to play with your food in a participatory performance that consists of a shared meal that functions as a score for action and sound. The menu includes Elongated Baguettes, Herbed Bean Pate, Sweet Goat Spread,Gerry's Meat Balls and Lemon Blueberry Petit Fours.
Sunday night: Local Diva's of Delight, The Sweater Set, will be offering a Sunday Night Ukulele Lessons to teach you some basic songs to play in their Valentines Day Concert!
More information and advance tickets can be found at

Sculpture and Paintings by Joel D’Orazio 
February 7 – May 13, 2011 

Meet the Artist: Wednesday, March 2, 5:30-8:00 PM 
at The Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Art chairs, sculpture and abstract painting by architect turned painter/sculptor Joel D’Orazio.  New as a Zenith Gallery artist, D’Orazio will be featured in a solo show, Listen to Me, at the Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, curated by Zenith Gallery.

 Black History Month
The DC Connection

Washingtonian Carter Godwin Woodson founded Negro History Week in 1926. Dr. Woodson was an educator in public schools and at Howard University, and he saw a conspicuous absence of black history at all levels. Woodson believed that the revelations coming out of a dedicated study of Black History would gradually become part of the mainstream narrative of American History; that the false reality of a past without African agency would eventually be dispelled. In 1972, Woodson's Negro History Week became Black History Month, a celebration that is widely observed in the United States and Canada.

The Humanities Council of Washington, DC will celebrate this year's Black History Month by featuring relevant items from their DC Digital Museum Collection on the blog, Human Ties.

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