First Friday Dupont: Art Walk

Friday, June 7, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

It is Pride Week in Dupont Circle and the neighborhood is ready for the parade Saturday!  Gallery spaces will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a self-guided art walk around greater Dupont Circle during First Friday.  Happy Pride! New – the list en Espanol Flier June 7 2019 espanol

Celebrate the LGBQT community during our Pride First Friday Graffiti Party June 7th 6:00 – 11:00PM at ArtJamz. Socialize with DC locals and paint your own unique image or phrase on our walls. Graffiti Parties are $20 and include 1.5HR of studio time to paint the wall. ArtJamz is located at 1728 Connecticut Ave, NW.

Darlington House invites you to sip Champagne, view the summer paintings of Robin Sutliff and chat with our resident artist. Robin’s modern abstract elements have positioned her as an influencer for her acrylic and mixed media art.  Join Darlington House from 6:00-9:00 pm at 1610 20th Street, NW.

Dupont Underground joins the celebration of PRIDE with a visual riot of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.  On display will be archives of news, photojournalism, the progression of activism in the media, and LGBTQA life in DC community from the ‘70s until present.  The Dupont Underground entrance is red and on the north side of Dupont Circle, beside Starbucks.

The Embassy of Argentina presents the work of seven Argentine artists.  Each of them explores different subjects and expresses a particular vision of their own world with a common language based on the idea and concept of non-objective art.  The permanent collection, on the third floor of the embassy, will be open too.  Visit the embassy of the Argentine Republic at 1600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. To learn more, visit https://eeeuu.cancilleria.gob.ar/en.

In celebration of our neighborhood’s history during Pride Month, the Rainbow History Project is coming the Heurich House during First Friday to chat with you about the gay history of Dupont Circle. The main floor of the house will be open for self-guided tours, and there will be coloring sheets, beverages and snacks for sale, and a Castle Garden (weather permitting) for you to chill in.  The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit www.heurichhouse.org.

IA&A at Hillyer presenting two solo exhibitions featuring artists Pietro Ruffo and Tyra Mitchell, plus a group exhibition Artists in Exile: Art as Fabric for Healing. First Friday at Hillyer is sponsored by Cabot Creamery Cooperative.  IA&A at Hillyer is located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW. Visit www.hillyerartspace.org.

MIKO ART and the Mediterranean Way will be featuring art from Bolivian, Mexican, and American artists.  Miko Art invites you to join them for another special evening of diversity, art, wine tasting and more!  Mediterranean Way is located at 1717 Connecticut Avenue, NW.

 

National League of American Pen Women invite you to an enjoyable evening of new, colorful paintings by Pen Women members, on display and for purchase.  The Pen Arts Gallery is located at 1701 N Street NW (enter on N Street – lower level). www.nlapw.org.

 

Q Street Fine Art will show the most recent, colorful paintings by international artist Rafael Gallardo. The artist will be available for discussion and comments about his work.  Also showing are the sculptures by Central American artist Guillermo Perdomo.  Q Street Fine Art is located at 2015 Q Street, NW.  Visit www.qstreetfineart.com.

Shop Made in DC will feature local painter Reggie Black, international multimedia artist, designer, and native Washingtonian. Shop Made in DC features makers, such as apparel, ceramics, jewelry, candles, and a letter press – made right here in the District of Columbia.  Shop Made in DC is located at 1330 19th Street NW; visit www.shopmadeindc.com.

Studio Gallery exhibits Joyce McCarten’s solo show My Pirate Days, remembering her husband, Walter Smith. Downstairs, Suzanne Goldberg presents painted galaxies and Lois Kampinsky offers her views of Spain. Studio Gallery is an arts cooperative with 40 working artists located at 2108 R Street, NW or www.studiogallerydc.com for more information.

 

On the eve of Pride, in the balmy wake of New Moon in Gemini, held in the possibility of the week’s end, we gather to invite rainbow harmonics. Join Naomi (visual artist), Sanam (artist) and Kara (harper) at Take Five Meditation, for a Yoga Nidra, sound alchemy, and imaginative visualization guiding us through a deep state of communal meditation. Meditation Visual and Sound Journey led by Sanam, Kara and Naomi from 7:15-8:15. Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 2nd floor.  To learn more, visit www.takefivemeditation.com.

 

Washington Studio School WSS faculty, staff, and community members explore the medium at the core of everything we teach at WSS in Drawn. See how these artists – who work in a variety of media – remember, interpret, feel and imagine what is seen through drawing. The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.

The Woodrow Wilson House is exhibiting artist Helen Zughaib. Inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s 1941 seminal Migration Series, Zughaib’s Syrian Migration Series allows for an exploration of the contemporary consequences of the post WWI peace through the lens of the current Syrian conflict and the mass migration it has triggered. This exhibition is presented to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.  At 7:00 p.m., there will be a curator talk by Asantewa Boakyewa.  The Woodrow Wilson House is located at 2340 S Street, NW.  Visit www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org.