Month: October 2010

Night of the Living Art Opening Reception tonight, Oct 31 from 5pm to 10pm!

Hope to see you tonight at our Opening Reception!


Halloween Opening Reception- “Night of the Living Art”

Sunday, October 31

5 p.m.-10p.m.


Dress in costume to receive treats and view paranormal pieces taking their inspiration from classic horror films, historical representations of drama and pop cultural phenomena. Bring the family and your friends! Appreciation of the art will be greatly enhanced by the creativity you put into your costuming. Cross over the supernatural border with Design Studio Art Gallery. Where Candy Meets Craftsmanship

Center for Green Urbanism Grand Opening Tonight! Fri. 10/15

Tonight is the Center for Green Urbanism’s Opening Reception at 3938 Benning Road NE, DC from 2pm to 8pm! The Principal of Center for Green Urbanism is a close friend, Sherry Burton Ways! Find out more at http://www.centerforgreenurbanism.org/. Visit the Opening Reception page on Facebook!

Also, the Tubman Mahan Gallery is having its grand opening at the Center tonight too! See “RECREATE: The Art of THE RECYCLED” on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162638953762630&index=1

(Washington, DC) — On Friday, October 15, Washington, DC’s new Center for Green Urbanism welcomes you to an opening celebration for the first green-inspired business and art center east of the Anacostia River. The Center is an art-infused business incubator providing office space to small and mid-size companies, an environmentally-themed art gallery and demonstration model for homes and businesses in the heart of downtown Ward 7. The Grand Opening will begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

The Center for Green Urbanism borders the National Fort Mahan Park. Its environmental ties has attracted the attention of the national organization Groundwork USA. The Center for Green Urbanism is the brainchild of environmentalist Zandra Chestnut and Dennis Chestnut, Washington community leader and Director of Groundwork Anacostia River, DC, the center’s first tenant. Join us for this monumental occasion!

Read more at…http://thinkbrownink.com/?p=1013

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=15802021&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0The Center For Green Urbanism from Garland McLaurin on Vimeo.
Watch their Company Video at http://vimeo.com/15802021

Night of the Living Art – Opening Reception Oct 31 from 5pm to 10pm!

Our new exhibit Night of the Living Art, will explore “dark” art. Artists will offer interpretations and explore the “dark” creativity associated with this Halloween. Art will be inspired by various genres and art movements such as gothic, horror, sci-fi, expressionism, metaphysical and folkloric to a name a few.

 

Design Studio Art Gallery will hold an artists’ opening reception on HALLOWEEN night on Sunday, October 31st from 5-10pm. We encourage young little art lovers and their parents to stop by the gallery in costume, of course, and celebrate this mysterious evening with us! We will have candy available and hope that Design Studio Art Gallery will be the most interesting destination for trick or treating in the Gateway Arts District! This exhibit runs from Friday, October 22, 2010 to Wednesday, November 17, 2010.

 

HYATTSVILLE, MD (9-01-10) – During this time of the year, the days grow shorter and the nights darker, longer and cooler. There’s an eerie, dark energy associated with Halloween. When we think of Halloween, we often envision darkness, supernatural and mythical monsters, and even death. National customs, works of gothic and horror fiction, such as Frankenstein and Dracula, as well as classic horror films, pop culture and current TV series (most notably Vampire concepts — Go Trueblood), lend to the imagery associated with this holiday even if they are not directly related. Another custom is of course the costumes! During this time of year, it was believed that the border between this world and the underworld became thin, which allowed spirits both good and bad to pass. Harmful spirits were warded off with costumes and masks in belief that they would act as a disguise and protect against harmful spirits. We encourage visitors and artists to come dressed in costume on Halloween for our opening reception to celebrate the “darker half” of the year with Design Studio Art Gallery.

Call for Artists for Night of the Living Art – A week and a half away!

Address:

Design Studio Art Gallery
5702 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD, 20781
301-779-4907 o/f
202-446-7373 m
www.designstudioartgallery.com

Selection Process:
A jury of 3 individuals will select entries.

Submission Fee:
$15 per entry

Commission:
1/3

During this time of the year, the days grow shorter and the nights darker, longer and cooler. There’s an eerie, dark energy associated with Halloween. When we think of Halloween, we often envision darkness, supernatural and mythical monsters, and even death. National customs, works of gothic and horror fiction, such as Frankenstein and Dracula, as well as classic horror films, pop culture and current TV series (most notably Vampire concepts -Go Trueblood), lend to the imagery associated with this holiday even if they are not directly related. Another custom is of course the costumes! During this time of year, it was believed that the border between this world and the underworld became thin, which allowed spirits both good and bad to pass. Harmful spirits were warded off with costumes and masks in belief that they would act as a disguise and protect against harmful spirits.

We ask artists to give their interpretations and explore the “dark” creativity associated with this holiday. Art can be inspired by various genres and art movements such as gothic, horror, sci-fi, expressionism, metaphysical and folkloric to a name a few.

We encourage you to come dressed in costume on Halloween for our opening reception to celebrate the “darker half” of the year with Design Studio Art Gallery. We will host trick or treating at the gallery during the opening reception and all staff will be in costume!

Submission Requirements:
We ask that artists submit images of 2D or 3D works. Image of art should follow this format: width @ 480 pixels, height @ 378 pixels. If the work does not conform to those sizes, please adjust size closest to that measurement. We want images size-ready so we can easily upload them to our website. Any ideas specifically regarding a special, planned installation must be explained in a minimum of 2 paragraphs along with images of work.

Submit all images to:
info@designstudioartgallery.com

"Something Old, Something New, Something Blue" at Zimstone Gallery

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As I sit at an intriguing lecture at Zimstone Gallery for their newest exhibit, “Something Old, Something New, Something Blue,” the space is buzzing with interesting people, interesting ideas, and interesting art. The show features the inspiring work of sculptors from Zimbabye such as Sylvester Mubayi and Edward Chiwawa; gorgeous photography by Henry J. Ferrand; and mesmerizing paintings by Cheryl Edwards. The exhibit is a one of a kind, as it gives visitors a unique opportunity to see three forms of artwork: sculpture, photography, and paintings all in one gallery.

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Another unique and rare opportunity Zimstone Gallery provides, are these weekend talks. Today features a discussion on Ferrand’s photography, next week a fantastic discussion on Edwards’s paintings. Listening to Ferrand is a comforting and engaging experience: he speaks about how his photography has grown, how the field has grown from film to digital production, and how from where he finds his shots. Right now, he’s giving some fun background on street markets around the world; earlier he explained the inspiration for another photograph, off a highway somewhere in Maryland; and sprinkled throughout, he features shots from citylife in Lower Manhattan, New York City and even in our neck of the woods, from Connecticut & R and the National Cathedral in DC. Ferrand speaks with such warmth, his only desire to share his experiences, his artwork, and to invite thoughts and discussion during his life’s studies.

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Sitting here, amongst a packed room of art enthusiasts all of whom are munching on fantastic wine, fruit, and munchies, I am very aware of how active and inviting the Gateway Arts District is, especially in Brentwood; just down the street from Hyattsville. I’m here with friend and artist, George Pelham, an event planner from Tanta Productions East in College Park; and thankful to be invited to come on down by Miss Cheryl Edwards.

Zimstone Gallery is exhibiting “Something Old, Something New, Something Blue” up to October 31st, where they will be having a closing reception. For more information, call 301.699.1499. Zimstone Gallery is located at 4814 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781.

Please note that our upcoming exhibit, “Night of the Living Art,” at Design Studio Art Gallery, opens then too! Sunday, October 31st from 5pm to 10pm!

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Article by Justin Fair. Justin is Head Intern and Business Manager at Design Studio Art Gallery in Hyattsville, MD. He is a graphic designer and painter at Soulstrong Designs, and a senior at the University of Maryland College Park. Justin can be reached at jorlandofair@gmail.com.

This blog is also online at Soulstrong Arts Blog and JustinFair.com.