Apr 21 2010

Studio Work Table

The work table project has begun.  I had in mind that I needed a large horizontal work surface under the windows of my studio.  The plan is to make it 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep and about 39 inches high, which is a bit taller than a standard kitchen counter.  I wanted something that would be comfortable for standing and working.  If that turns out to be too high I can cut the legs down a little.  Adding wheels later is a possibility but at this point I don’t expect to be moving it around much.

After trying to lay out the table in my head and having my head repeatedly lose track of things I decided to do some basic drawings:
Table Plans
Front Corner Detail
Rear Corner Detail

I ordered some Craftsman cordless tools and accessories to add to my collection, got some lumber and hardware, and tried my hand at a little basic carpentry.

Studs with hardware:
Studs with Hardware

Studs cut down to size:
Studs Cut Down to Size

“Some assembly required…”
"Some Assembly Required..."

Table structure, mostly done:
Table Structure, Mostly Done

I still need to get plywood/Masonite/whatever for the top and shelf.  The shelf, using the remainder of a 4×8 sheet after cutting a piece for the top, will be about 1′ x 8′.  I’ll probably paint the structure white and maybe use polyurethane or some such substance on the top.

More photos on Flickr.

Apr 17 2010

Reception April 23

We decided to have a closing reception for our Resident Artists show.  Here’s the announcement:

Closing Reception – Resident Artists of the Gateway Arts Center

An exhibition of Gateway Arts Center resident artists, juried by Claire Huschle.

Friday, April 23, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Free.  Open to the Public.  Refreshments will be served.

The 39th Street Gallery and Project Space welcomes the Resident Artists of the Gateway Arts Center in this exhibition juried by Claire Huschle, Executive Director of the Arlington Arts Center.  The show offers an impressive glimpse into the art and artists who call the Gateway Arts Center home.

The exhibition features the work of artists:

  • Laurie Breen
  • Tom Cardarella
  • Alison Duvall
  • Pete Duvall
  • Joe Hicks
  • Ani Kasten
  • Katie Dell Kaufman
  • David Korte
  • Liz Saint Rain
  • Charles Reiher
  • Ron Riley
  • Charles Sessoms
  • Linda Lee Uphoff

39th Street Gallery and Project Space
at the Gateway Arts Center

3901 Rhode Island Ave.
Brentwood, MD 20722
(Second Floor, 39th Street Entrance)


Hosted by Gateway Community Development Corporation
Sponsored by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

The Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood (GAC@B) is a multi-faceted facility dedicated to the production, exhibition and programming of visual art. The GAC@B serves as a dynamic resource for artists and a vibrant, creative social experience reflecting and engaging a diverse community.

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Apr 13 2010

Freedom Family Day

On behalf of the Prince George’s African American Museum:

Freedom Family Day

Saturday, April 17, 2010
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Gallery 110 @ The Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood MD 20722

The Celebration includes…

Freedom:  Contemporary African American Quilt Art
An exhibition featuring the work of the Uhuru Quilters Guild

11:00 am – 1:00 pm : Hand Quilting Demo & Hands on Activity with Cynthia York

1:30 pm : Courageously Free! A performance about the Underground Railroad by Storyteller Diane Macklin

Electric Quilt Demos

Kids Create Quilts project

Meet members of the Uhuru Quilters Guild!

This event is free and open to the public.  For more info contact us at 301-209-0592.


FAMILY DAY Announcement Flier [4.3 MB PDF]


The 39th Street Gallery will be open 12:00-4:00 as usual with the Resident Artists show, and the Art Exchange Gallery will be open 10:00-6:00 with its new exhibit which is currently being installed.