After the Opening

We’re 2 days past the opening of the ZIP Code show in Arlington.   The art is top notch by many notable artists including Michael Winger.  He’s a fine artist located in Silver Spring who shows in NY, and DC.  Winger is a master stone carver who now builds “altars to nature” from found objects along the Anacostia river.  Read more about his amazing story at the City Paper.  Winger assembled one of his altars in our South Arlington space.

Michael Winger 'Altar to Nature' Installation in the Halstead
Winger, next to Altar

Michael Winger, 'Altar of Nature' close up
Altar to Nature, Michael Winger

There was a lot riding on this exhibition, and we are so pleased with the out come.  We’ve had several collaborations in the past with Art Outlet and this is another positive expereince to add to the books.  The energy was reminicent of the  ’07 opening for the first itteration of the FLUX art show.  Our two rooms, over 2,600 square feet were packed  with artists, art lovers, creatives of all types, and Arlington residents who wanted to expereince the joy and fascination of a true art happening.  We can’t say enough about the art work it self, and the plesaure associated with assembling a thematic show in a transitional space.   The opening included performances which gelled with the art.  There were Dancers, Drummers, Vocalists, and more.  We were pleased to see the public view the exhibition and spend time with the Visual art and performances equally.  There’s a great future for art in South Arlington.

ZIP Code Preview

Here’s another preview image of a great work of art by Steven Dobbin.  He’s a phenominal local artist who shows primarily in New York.  We’re pleased to have his installation in this show.  This image depects the zipcode where he found all of these abandoned cans, and the work it self deals with his struggle with the increasing cost of materials required to produce art.  No fears, I hear any remaining paint was disposed of properly.

Steven Dobbin
Artist:  Steven Dobbin
Materials:  Paint Cans

The ZIP Code exhibition is located at Halstead Arlington at 1028 South Walter Reed Drive in Arlington, VA 22204.

Opening Reception: August 29 from 5:30 pm – 12 am
Closing Reception: September 5 from 5 – 10 pm

On-site parking garage available ($1 per hour), NO COVER, Cash Bar

Install Sneak Peek

The ZIP Code show is a very special one time art exhibition created in collaboration between Artoutlet and Fine Art Ventures (a.k.a. artdc.org) in partnership with the Halstead, a luxury appartment building in Arlington.  The show is about artists and their relationships with their surroundings.  The work is strong, and we’re pleased to bring this opportunity to area artists to show in a Transitional space.  While the installation is not complete, here are a few sneak peek shoots of the space.

To learn more about this exhibition, please check out these links:

ZIP Code call for entry
Art Outlet Information
DC Art News Article

Performance Room Panorama
Here’s a semi panoramic view of the performance room which is located to the right of the Halstead entrance.   We’ve managed to develop a fairly clean gallery style lighting system in a very non-traditional space.  The lighting design comes from a pervious exhibition on U st in 2007.  It was BarryS’ idea, who now has a lot to do with artomatic’s lighting systems.  It’s a small world!

Joe Corcoran
Here’s a close up of Joe Corcoran’s work.

Henrik and Kevin Installing a Mural
Henrik and Kevin are installing a mural.  This is a sneak peek of the show.  We can’t give everything away!  Come back, we’ll post more images later.

Low End String Quartet.

The Low End String Quartet, and A Light Sleeper played at the gallery.  They were simply amazing.  We will be playing their CD’s at the next gallery opening.  You must check these groups out.  It’s just a shame that A Light Sleeper is Chicago based, so we won’t get to see them as often as we should.  This will be the beginning of a great thing.  It’s our intent to bring more music with a creative spirit and energy to the art space.    For a long time, it has been our intent to use artdc.org as an outlet for all sorts of creativity; from visual art to music and more.  Events like this will be an outlet for joining creative forces.  More details about the show to come.  For now, you can find some images and reactions here.

The Express Published an article about the Concert on Saturday.  Find it here.  Stop by, see the art, and stay for some amazing music.

Concert at the gallery

Jonathan of The Low End String Quartet is planning an event at the artdc Gallery. The bands will include A Light Sleeper, The Low End String Quartet, and Pure Horsehair. These groups are creative and they take music to the next level.


Who:
artdc Gallery, A Light Sleeper, The Low End String Quartet, Pure Horsehair
What:
Concert @ the artdc gallery
When:
7:00pm August 22nd 2009.
Where:
artdc Gallery
The Lustine Center
5710 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Arts District Hyattsville by EYA

Read more about this event and the bands involved here.

Packed Opening

The Common Element opening on the 15th was packed.  Tons of visitors happy to see the wide range of creativity in sculpture.  It’s personally exciting to say that this is our third sculpture show this year, and the response is quite positive.

Here’s a shot of the gallery, see the mass of people through the glare of the windows:

Mass in the gallery

Find more images here on artdc.org .

The Common Element Preview

We installed the Common Element show this past Sunday and it is simply amazing.  The work is alive.  The glass glows in the sun during the day and sparkles at night!  You must see this exhibit.  Here are a few snap shots from the install.


MemoryofStrawbale2
Memory of Straw bale by Steven Jones

The Path of the Boatman by Sean Hennessey
The Path of the Boatman by Sean Hennessey

Give or Take by Joe Corcoran
Give or Take by Joe Corcoran

Anne Plant
Anne Plant