Darlington House is showing original Rock photography by Gered Mankowitz, David Ghar, Ted Russell and other photographers of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and Elvis in the ground level. On The first Floor, view “WaterFall,” a show by Robin Sutliff, an abstract collection of minimal to multi-layered works on canvas, watercolor, photographs, acrylic and ink. Darlington House is located at 1610 20th Street, NW.
The Embassy of Argentina is hosting three exhibitions: “Sinapsis,”photographs by Cotty Oxenford; “From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary-Panoramic Photography,” featuring the work of José Andrés Basbus; and the Permanent Collection on the third floor of this grand mansion. The Embassy of Argentina is located at 1600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW.
Join IA&A at Hillyer for a solo exhibition by Jana Brike, “Sea of Change,” plus group exhibitions by LabBodies, “Reverb,” and Women Photojournalists of Washington. At 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. listen to LabBodies discuss their curated exhibition, Reverb. IA&A at Hillyer is located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW. Visit www.hillyerartspace.org.
The Middle East Institute’s Art Gallery is opening “Speaking Across Mountains: Kurdish Artists in Dialogue.” The show features 10 contemporary artists from Iraq, Syria, and Turkey whose work offers audiences a rare opportunity to connect with Kurdish voices and experiences beyond the headlines. The MEI is located at 1763 N Street NW; www.mei.edu/art-gallery.
National League of American Pen Women is hosting works by Pen Women members and painter Timoteo Murphy and his “Like Water” series of canvases. National League of American Pen Women is located at 1701 N Street, NW. Visit www.nlapw.org.
Join Shop: Made in DC for five artists and makers selling their goods. And stop by to make holiday cards with washi tape, water colors and wine — stamps, stickers and paper. All you need are address; they have stamps! Join Shop: Made in DC for a Holiday Card Making Party in our gallery room during First Friday. Shop: Made in DC is now located at 1710 Connecticut Avenue, NW.
Studio Gallery presents a new art exhibition titled “Tales of Yesterday, Tales of Tomorrow.” This group exhibition features artwork by many of the 45 artists in our cooperative. Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R Street, NW. Visit www.studiogallerydc.com for more information.
Take Five Meditation will be showing art by Jenny Wilson this First Friday from 6:00-8:00 pm. Come at 6:00 to take our Insight Meditation Class with guide Whitney Hosein (class is $10 for new students, and art walkers) and then stay a complimentary Yin Yoga class with Natalie starting at 7:15pm. Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW on the Second floor. www.TakeFiveMeditation.com
Washington Studio School is pleased to present Patchwork, an exhibition of collages and paintings selected from several distinct bodies of work by WSS student Leslie Blackmon. This exhibition celebrates Blackmon’s graduation from the Master Certificate Program. The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.