Sep 8 2011

Saturday in the Gateway Arts District

Another Triple Opening at the GAC@B

Saturday, September 10, 5:00-8:00 pm

Free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Also, during the receptions some of the Arts Center
resident artists will be in their studios.
A mini Open Studio Tour!


In the 39th Street Gallery:

TRADE: An Art Exhibition Based on Exchange Portfolios

Featuring Joan Belmar, Serena Perrone, Debra Ruzinsky, Justin Strom, Jon Swindler, Laura G. Thorne, Novie Trump, and Tom Wolff.

TRADE is exchange; it means “commerce” and “profession.” The exhibition TRADE at the 39th Street Gallery intends to be all of those things. Based on the concept of an exchange portfolio and curated by Phil Davis, TRADE brings together eight artists who each created a new edition of 12 artworks. Each artist will receive one work from each of the other artists, thus becoming one another’s collectors and inevitably also one another’s promoters. The remaining four works in each edition are available for sale – all at the same price of $250.

It’s a rare opportunity to collect work by established artists at such an affordable level. Proceeds go directly to the artists and also benefit the Gateway CDC, which in turn supports arts programming in the 39th Street Gallery works toward developing the Gateway Arts District.

In the Corridor Exhibition Space:

HELLO: Mosaics by Liza Linder

“I’ve never really gotten over the fact that my husband and I put our bodies together and made two people. INCREDIBLE.” – Liza Linder

This installation tells the story of that process for the artist. From the beginning of their relationship she left branches of forsythia on her now husband’s windshield as a way of calling attention to herself and a way of saying “Hello.”

This is the artists way of giving thanks to Cilia, Progesterone and Chromosomes.

And though the artists story continues to change and move through time, the act of mosaic-making sets her experiences in stone, well in glass, anyway. In this way, the story becomes concrete. It stops moving and becomes a place of stillness … a place of contemplation.

"TRADE" and "HELLO" image

Exhibitions run through October 31, 2011

39th Street Gallery and Project Space
entrance on 39th Street

at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722


In the Brentwood Arts Exchange:

The Sky’s the Limit

The 2011 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition.

Presenting artworks in all media incorporating photographic techniques.

Featuring John James Anderson, Patricia Autenrieth, Juliana Barnet, Camellia A. Blackwell, Graham Boyle, Robin Childers, Larry W. Cook, Michael Corigliano, Ellen Cort, Alison Duvall, Pete Duvall, Mara Duvra, Cheryl Edwards, Victor Ehikhamenor, Shamus Ian Fatzinger, Ric Garcia, Karen Hampton, Winston Harris, Tom Hill, Belle J. Hinnefeld, Matthew Kerkhof, Syreetta McArthur, Manuel R. Paucar, John Reef · Charles Reiher, Michelle C. Roberts, Marsha Salzberg, Heather M. Schmaedeke, Charles A. Sessoms, Nora Simon, Matthew Smith, Ronnie Spiewak, Laura G. Thorne, Diane Tuckman, Debra E. Tyler, Dwight E. Tyler, Linda Lee Uphoff, Richard Paul Weiblinger

Juror Michael B. Platt

The Sky's The Limit

Exhibition runs through October 31, 2011

Brentwood Arts Exchange

at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722


In Gallery 110:

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Last Chance to View Coming Home!

“Coming Home: How the African American experience in World War II shaped the culture of Prince George’s County” will close Saturday, September 10th. Do not miss the opportunity to view this great exhibition before it is gone!

Coming Home

Gallery 110 (Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center)

at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722


And just down the Avenue at the artDC Gallery:

Saturday, September 10, 8:00 pm …


Hyattsville rocks (maybe not “rock”): DCIC, AO4ST at artDC.

DC Improvisers Collective (DCIC) and Anomic Order of Four String Transcendentalism (AO4ST) play live music at the small (and super cool) artDC gallery. Music will be unusual. Click links for more information.

Currently on display is the “12×12” show – all artworks are less than 12 inches square. The “12×12” reception will be on Saturday, September 24, 11:00 am-5:00 pm, during the Hyattsville Arts Festival.

[Note: I have photographs in this show.]

artDC Gallery

artDC Gallery (@ the Lustine Center)
5710 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville MD 20781


May 6 2011

Studio Tour 2011

See actual art on display!

Witness the arcane process of creation!!

Interact with live artists in their natural habitat!!!

at the 7th Annual
Gateway Arts District
Open Studio Tour

Next Saturday, May 14 – 12:00-5:00 pm

Then, as the studios close down at the end of the afternoon, come back to the 39th Street Gallery (in the Gateway Arts Center) for the After Party & Gallery Reception for the new exhibits BODY and FOUR FROM NEW YORK5:30-8:00 pm – refreshments provided.

And it’s all free!  Unless, of course, you decide to buy something!

For more in formation about exhibits, events, participating artists, etc., go to:

2011 Gateway Open Studio Tour
"Stacks 1" - 2011 - Photograph


As for me, several of my photographs will be on display in the Patron’s Exhibit at the artdc Gallery.  I also expect to have some artwork on display in the HCAA Exhibit at the ezStorage pop-up gallery. [EDIT: I won’t have work in the HCAA Exhibit after all, but stop by to see all the other HCAA members who are there.]

And I’ll be amidst lots of art in my studio all day, and then I’ll be just down the hall at the After Party & Reception in the evening.

Oct 11 2010

“Art of Dessert” Fundraiser — GAC@B

Saturday, October 16 — 7:00-10:00 pm — enjoy an evening of art, dessert and music at the Gateway Community Development Corporation’s 2nd annual Art of Dessert fundraiser.  Your support helps bring vibrant arts programming to the Gateway Arts District.

The Art of Dessert event will feature:

  • Open Bar
  • Delectable Desserts
  • Open Artist Studios
  • 39th Street Gallery Show — Census, a Photographic Survey: portraits of Gateway Arts District business owners, staff and artists by Tom Wolff.
  • Music by Jodi Beder, Alex Martin, and Organize
  • Raffle — 2 winners will receive portrait sessions with photographer Tom Wolff and an 11″ x 14″ framed print.  (Raffle tickets are $10, 3 tickets for $25.)

Tickets for The Art of Dessert are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

To purchase tickets, please call the Gateway Community Development Corporation at 301-864-3860 ext. 3 .  You can also purchase tickets online through Network for Good.

Art of Dessert banner

Art Of Dessert Flyer (PDF)

2nd Floor
Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722

Gateway Arts Center

39th Street Gallery

39th Street Studios

Sep 21 2010

Gallery Sitting Friday & Saturday

If you missed the Tom Wolff reception at the 39th Street Gallery (or didn’t, but would like to have another, perhaps more leisurely, look at the show) I’ll have the Gallery open on Friday the 24th, 7:00-9:00 pm, and Saturday the 25th, 12:00-4:00 pm.

You can see CENSUS: A Photographic Survey, Tom Wolff‘s portraits of business owners, staff and artists of the Gateway Arts District:

And you’ll be able to see the artworks of 10 area artists in the Corridor Exhibition Space:

The Brentwood Arts Exchange, where you can see the show Cultural Crossroads: Voices from Latin America and The Caribbean, will also be open during most of those hours (until 8:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 pm on Saturday):

And, of course, I’m always happy to show my own studio to visitors.

(The 39th Street Gallery will be open from 7:00-9:00 pm on Thursday, too, but with another “sitter.”)

Sep 18 2010

Maryland Arts Council at the GAC@B

The Maryland Arts Council had a gathering at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood on Friday, beginning with a meet-and-greet in the Brentwood Arts Exchange.  In attendance were Arts Council members from all over the state of Maryland as well as county and state politicians.  The board and staff of the Gateway CDC were represented, a number of local artists (including several of us residents) attended and, of course, the Brentwood Arts Exchange managers and staff were there.

The meet-and-greet took place amidst the newly installed show “Cultural Crossroads: Voices from Latin America and The Caribbean.”

Then the group went up to the second floor to see the Tom Wolff photography show in the 39th Street Gallery and many of the studios.

The Arts Exchange and the 39th Street Gallery have opening receptions on Saturday, October 17, from 5:00-8:00 pm.  [See previous post for more details.]  These are two outstanding shows.  If you miss the opening receptions check the right column of this blog for the galleries’ hours.

More Maryland Arts council photos on Flickr:

Jul 20 2010

Gateway After Hours

New event at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood on August 12.  Here’s the announcement:

The Gateway Arts Center presents: Gateway After Hours, an evening mixer of art and entertainment.  Gateway After Hours is co-sponsored by the Prince George’s African American Museum, the M-NCPPC’s Brentwood Arts Exchange, and the Gateway Community Development Corporation.

August 12, 2010 — 5:00-9:00 pm

Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD  20722

On View:

  • EVERYWHERE with Roy Lewis — Gallery 110’s history-rich exhibition of one of the area’s foremost, and nationally significant photographers.
  • Spectrum: Memories of Natural Forms and Light — Brentwood Arts Exchange’s demanding and vibrant exhibition of Ellen Baer’s post-minimalist and new-generation colorfield paintings.
  • Video art pop-up installation — 39th Street Gallery.
  • Open 39th Street Studios — ceramicists, painters, photographers, mixed-media…

Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments and drinks also free and open to the of-age public.

For info, contact the Prince George’s African American Museum Gallery 110:  301-209-0592