Oct 19 2010

Portrait Workshop & Gallery Talk

Saturday October 2311:00-12:30 pm — Tom Wolff will talk about his ongoing portrait project, “CENSUS, a Photographic Survey of the Gateway Arts District,” at the 39th Street Gallery.

He will show earlier work as well and talk about his approach to portraits. Included in the demonstration will be some simple light enhancing techniques: fill cards, bounce flash, remote triggering off camera flash, mixing light source.  Feel free to bring your cameras.

After the talk all are invited to come support a local restaurant by having lunch with Tom Wolff and Gateway staff.

Artist Tom Hill, 2010 by Tom Wolff

Artist Tom Hill, 2010 by Tom Wolff

The 39th Street Gallery will remain open until 4:00 pm for viewing of Tom Wolff’s photographs.  Also, Gallery 110 (1st floor) will be open until 6:00 pm for viewing of the ongoing show “Vintage Visions: African American Cinema Posters.”

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

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

Oct 8 2010

Opening Tonight at the GAC@B – 6:00pm

Friday, October 8 — 6:00-9:00 pm

Gallery 110 @ the Gateway Arts Center

Vintage Visions: African American Cinema Posters 1915-1975 explores the films and film images of movies featuring African-Americans through promotional posters.  Beginning with early race films in 1915, continuing to post-studio films of the 1950s, to the blaxploitation films of the 1970’s, these posters exemplify the struggles that Black Americans have had with a rapidly expanding image, un-reconciled with reality.  As each generation struggles with identity, the images presented in these films open a larger discussion towards the development of a balanced and realistic black identity.  Whether presented as aggressive urbanites, gentile southerners, or righteous caretakers, the black image is celebrated and critiqued through these films and posters.

The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, along with Separate Cinema, present Vintage Visions as a visual testament of the long history of African American film and film images.  Prince George’s County residents have enjoyed movies featuring African Americans for years, since the early race film theatres in the 1930s.  Even today, contemporary black filmmakers and actors reside and work in Prince George’s County, continuing the tradition of support for African-American filmmaking.  The goal of this exhibit is for you to learn, discuss, reminisce, and laugh, but most of all, enjoy.

Jon West-Bey, Curator

Vintage Visions - African American Cinema Posters

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

Oct 3 2010

Movie Night at the 39th Street Gallery

Thursday, October 7 — 7:00 pm

A new film every First Thursday of the Month
A free event.  Refreshments provided.

Herb and DorothyHERB & DOROTHY tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.  In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists.  Devoting all of Herb’s salary to purchase art they liked, and living on Dorothy’s paycheck alone, they continued collecting artworks guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment.  Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists.  Their circle includes: Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi, and Lawrence WeinerHerb & Dorothy is directed by Megumi Sasaki.

WINNER “Audience Award” — 2008 SilverDocs Film Festival
WINNER “Audience Award” — 2009 Philadelphia Cinefest
BEST OF FEST — 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival


(87 minutes, not rated)

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

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