Art for Activism: This workshop teaches participants about the history of arts-based advocacy; introduces core concepts and frameworks; and then equips participants with best practices and new techniques in arts activism through a collaborative artmaking project. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Ben Lasso, a hip hop artist, and Aliana Grace Bailey, a mixed media visual artist, both from Washington, DC.
PERFORMANCE AND Q&A SESSION
Celebrate Black History Month with Distinctly Creative, and the opening reception of Black Renaissance -- our rotating gallery of portraits featuring 28 local black creatives + entrepreneurs at our Brentwood studio.
We will have a very limited number of our early bird RSVP tickets available, after that it's $10 general admission. All tickets include wine + light refreshments.
There will be no tickets sold at the door.
A coffee table book/"magazine" that will not only showcase everyone's portraits, but also be accompanied by an interview style editorial for each person/businesses.
The pop-up will run from Sept. 8-17 and will offer an expanded selection of general adult and children titles by authors/illustrators of color. A Creative DC: Brookland is located just off the Brookland/CUA Metro stop at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #8, across from the Arts Walk tower sign.
Also featured will be the first Duende Artist Residents, Lory Ivey Alexander and Aliana Grace Bailey.
“_______hood” (“Blankhood”) is a multimedia exhibition focused on rites of passage. Five artists share their unique stories of coming into their identities. Some question, others challenge, and some simply re-define the boundaries, process, and standards of “What is it to be… [Man, Woman, Adult, Child, Rebel, Authority…]
Curated by Jordan T Robinson
Free, open to the public. Donations welcomed.
More details coming soon, save the date!
For the past 7 months, I've been a part of something truly beautiful. Eight artists of diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds were selected to form the 2016-2017 Collective. Seven months later, I can honestly say that there's no words to grasp the love I have for these individuals nor the personal growth I've experienced.
The Collective is a program that mobilizes the next generation of soulful activist artists—focusing on spirituality, art, and social justice.
We invite everyone to join us for our finale with an open heart and an open mind. We'll be bringing our art forms together, celebrating our journey, and presenting to you, Sacred Arts Activism: Stories that Transform. This showcase will feature collaborations between racially and religiously diverse artists responding to themes of transformation. Enjoy live music, poetry, painting, storytelling and more!
Join me and DC Arts Studios for our annual Spring Open Studios! Participating artists will open their doors to the public. Come visit me and my fellow creatives.
*Spring Open Studios is presented in partnership with Art Hop, a neighborhood-wide arts festival. Learn more at Art Hop Takoma
Join Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilmember Brandon Todd, and Ward 4 community members in the celebration of the history and future of the Walter Reed Army Medical Site. The block party is the first public celebration to be held at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, now known as The Parks at Walter Reed. Four exciting artist activations will debut at the block party along with a full program of music, food, games, and children’s activities to celebrate the spirit of the neighborhood and its future possibilities.
Building upon the use of ribbons as a symbol of honor and support throughout the branches of the Military, I collaborated with good friend and curator, Deirdre Darden to collect and document the reflections and memories of local staffers, veterans, and neighbors who hold special connections with Walter Reed. Their words were then screenprinted onto handmade ribbons that will flank the main gate. These ribbons will serve as an emblem of WRAMC's past and the community's hope for its future. Attendees of the block party are encouraged to explore the installation, as well as contribute their own reflections, as facilitated by us.