Category Archives: Press Releases

ARCH Announces the 2017 East of the River Distinguished Artist Award Recipient

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Honfleur Gallery is proud to present James Terrell with the 2017 East of the River Distinguished Artist Award. Honfleur Gallery exemplifies high standards of art and culture from across the city and nation. In 2012, the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award was created, to celebrate the exemplary caliber of artists from Ward 7 and 8.

Over its six-year history, the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award celebrates the achievements and contributions of East of the River artists who, individually and collectively, have made a positive impact on the state of the arts in Washington DC. The judging panel is composed of individuals who were past recipients of the award. Representing a variety of artistic disciplines, well versed in the history of the arts and with specific knowledge of the neighborhoods. James Terrell was selected by this panel of his peers to receive this auspicious award based on the aforementioned criteria. Read the full press release here

GHOST TECH Special Event

3-piece-install-shot-1Artist Philip McGaughy has put together an evening of performances that celebrates the communities surrounding the Anacostia River as an extension of his exhibition GHOST TECH. In the Anacostia Arts Center’s Black Box Theater, folk and blues singer Oma Pearl will create a mash-up performance with Go-Go percussionists Heartbeat and Brandon Finley. Plus DJ Harry Lurker will be spinning Disco, Hip-Hop and Afro-beat. At the same time, artist collective 181 will interact with Phil McGaughy’s video screen sculptures in Honfleur Gallery. Read the full press release here.

Anacostia Arts Center Welcomes Internationally Recognized Performer Jen Shyu November 4-5

Photo by Steven Schreiber

Photo by Steven Schreiber

(Washington, DC) Anacostia Arts Center is thrilled to bring experimental vocalist-composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and producer Jen Shyu to Washington, DC for a performance of Solo Rites: Seven Breaths and her intermedia improvisation workshop You Are Everything. These events are offered FREE and open to the public and made possible in through the DC Special Presenters Initiative program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Read More.

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Cheap Thrills: 50+ DMV Artists, 90+ Pieces, Everything $500 Or LESS

Inside by Lyric Prince

Inside by Lyric Prince

Anacostia Arts Center and Molly Ruppert present the return of Cheap Thrills, a group show of over 50 artists from the DC Metropolitan Area that will exhibit varied works all priced at $500 or less. The exhibition will include established artists and first-time exhibitors as well as a diverse range of media including sculpture, photography, painting, installation, and collage.

Cheap Thrills will be on display at Anacostia Arts Center September 16 – October 29. The opening reception will be on September 16 from 6 – 9 pm including a DJ and light refreshments. 

Read full press release here.