First Friday Dupont: Art Walk

Friday, April 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

April is here and the cherry blossoms are peaking for First Friday.  Gallery spaces will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a self-guided art walk around greater Dupont Circle.

Alex Gallery will be open showcasing a Japanese artist: Yoichi Tamaki.  And downstairs, Gallery A will be featuring international painters from Belgium, Finland, France, Lithuania, Peru, Poland, and the U.S.  Alex Gallery and Gallery A are located at 2106 R St NW. Visit www.alexgalleries.com.

Join ArtJamz for their Party like Banksy at our $15 Graffiti Night and get 1 hour of studio time to paint the wall plus 1 complimentary wine or beer. The lounge will be open for liquid inspiration and jamming tunes. Afterwards, purchase additional studio time and canvas and let your vision come to life off the wall. Link: https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/a1hs4sic.  ArtJamz is located at 1728 Connecticut Ave, NW.

Darlington House is hosting artist Robin Sutliff with hosts Fabio and Patricia Beggiato for an opening reception of “Spring Dream” featuring Robin’s art in the main dining room of the Darlington House restaurant.  Darlington House is located at 1610 20th Street, NW; www.DarlingtonHouseDC.com.

The Heurich House Museum will feature a DIY origami station.  Guests are welcome to try their hand at traditional origami folding, enjoy the first level of the Heurich House as well as our Castle Garden, and view our exhibits “HOME/BREWED: How the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. Witnessed DC History” and “Scenes of Dupont Festival.” There will be drinks and snacks available for purchase.  The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit www.heurichhouse.org.

IA&A at Hillyer presents three new exhibitions, including group exhibition Parallelism: Halcyon Arts Lab Fellows 2019, and two solo presentations by Heidi Zenisek and Bryanna Millis. IA&A at Hillyer is the largest gallery in Dupont Circle, located in a carriage house at 9 Hillyer Court, NW – behind the Phillips Collection – suggested $8 donation at the door. Visit www.hillyerartspace.org.

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. will present Breaking Boundaries, a new group exhibition featuring abstract installations, paintings, and sculptures by four contemporary Korean artists whose work transcends the traditional boundaries – mental, physical, spatial – that define human life and how we experience it. The artists talk will start at 6:00 p.m. with complementary Korean refreshments.  The Korean Cultural Center is located at 2370 Massachusetts Avenue. NW.  Visit www.koreaculturedc.org.

The Mansion on O will be featuring Faces of Hope – a photographic exhibit of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Darfur by award winning photographer Chip Duncan.  The show captures the wisdom, joy, and sorrow of the people.  Drinks available for purchase.  The Mansion on O is located at 2020 O Street, NW. Visit www.omuseum.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 a night of fine art and jazz.  Amy K Bormet and Biggi Vinkeloe celebrate their new release on Strange Women Records, “Open Secrets.”  The Pen Women Arts Gallery is located at 1701 N Street NW (entrance on N Street, NW). 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 artist Julia Christianson for a show of cut paper collage, paint, glass, beads, and encaustic.  This work specifically deals with themes about climate change, extreme weather and humans’ role in this process.  Shop Made in DC is located at 1330 19th Street NW; visit www.shopmadeindc.com.

 

Studio Gallery is showing Micheline Klagsbrun upstairs and her latest body of mixed media works on paper, inspired by a found object.  Downstairs, Suzanne Yurdin’s climate change-based abstract landscapes are reminiscences of recently traveled places. Studio Gallery is an artist cooperative with 40 working artists located at 2108 R Street, NW or www.studiogallerydc.com for more information.

 

Take 5 Meditation is hosting a night of mermaid art by Naomi.  Her artwork is a visual exploration of feminine expression and the mystical aspects of love.  We will have an Insight Meditation class with guest Guide Jessica Sandhu from 6:00-7:00, $15 to art walkers. Then stick around for some meditative movement with our Qigong class taught by guide Andrei, $15 to art walkers. Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 2nd floor.  To learn more, visit www.takefivemeditation.com.

 

Washington Studio School is presenting “Somewhere near the Inside,” a group exhibition featuring DC-based figurative painters: David Ibata, Nicole Ida Fossi and Martin Swift.  The show focuses on the meaning of masculinity, the impact of socio-economic conditions, and the tension inherent in relationships. The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.