First Friday Dupont: Art Walk

Friday, March 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

March comes in like a lion, and we are ready 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.

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 Avenue, NW.

 

The Embassy of Peru will be featuring Caral: The earliest civilization in the Americas – a photographic exhibit by Christoper Kleihege.  The Caral Civilization is considered one of the six “cradles of civilization”, joining Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India and Mesoamerica.  The Embassy of Peru is located at 1700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  Visit www.embassyofperu.org.

 

Gallery 2112 will be exhibiting paintings of Washington DC artists from the 1960s-1980s.  The post-modern gallery is open by appointment only, so this will be a treat for First Friday.  Gallery 2112 is located at 2112 R ST NW.  Visit www.gallery2112.com or call 202-213-9768 to make an appointment.

 

The Heurich House Museum is highlighting the beginning of Women’s History Month on March 1st.  Stop by the Heurich House Museum to celebrate women with coloring pages featuring historic American women, a bar with local beers, self-guided tours of the first floor (including the exhibit “HOME/BREWED: How the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. Witnessed DC History”), and if the weather is nice, our Castle Garden will be open for you to enjoy.  The Heurich House Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit www.heurichhouse.org.

IA&A at Hillyer is featuring Michal Gavish’s Crystal Architecture, which maps urban buildings of central avenues in the US capital. Spencer Dormitzer’s PONDERer…ING is a collection of approximately 30 drawings, obsessively executed, depicting the same simple form – the orb.  Juried by Antonius Tin Bui, Transcendence is an all-media exhibition free from the burden of gender constructs.  IA&A at Hillyer is located in a carriage house at 9 Hillyer Court, NW – behind the Phillips Collection – suggested $8 contribution at the door. 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 a night of fine art and the Washington Women in Jazz.   Matt Dievendorf will perform a short set of his music followed by a meet and greet celebration.  The Pen Women Arts Gallery is located at 1701 N Street NW (entrance on N Street, NW). www.nlapw.org.

 

Pop-up!  Welcome Ravi Raman for a pop-up show at 1627 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  Raman is a self-taught artist born in India.  After years of pursuing music as his primary artistic outlet, Raman returned to his childhood passion of drawing and painting. Inspiration comes from disparate sources ranging from music to literature to places he traveled to people he met.  To learn more about Mr. Raman, visit www.rtunes68.com.  Visit 1627 Connecticut Avenue, NW.

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 painter Lanie Mann, inspired daily by the beauty in nature and color arrangements that are clean, fresh and balanced. Shop Made in DC features artists and makers from the nation’s Capital; located at 1330 19th Street NW; visit www.shopmadeindc.com.

Studio Gallery presents Jean Jinho Kim: Green Gestures; Tender Vessels: The 2019 Fellowship Exhibition Featuring Nicole Ida Fossi & J.S. Herbert; and Pam Frederick: Hot & Cool on the lower level.  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 offers Journey with Sound Class at 6:00 p.m. ($5 to newcomers), and enjoy the colorful and rich art that celebrates women, by the Shakti collection. Followed by Dr. Glassman’s talk about Anxiety 101 from 7:00-8:00 pm. – free during the Art Walk festivities. There will be nibbles, and sips, and time for questions and answers for all Type A’s and everything in between. Take Five Meditation is located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 2nd floor.  To learn more, visit www.takefivemeditation.com.

Washington Studio School is showing Aide Memoire, by Phyllis N. Ruffer. In this exhibition, which features drawings, paintings and mixed media works, Ruffer uses painting to explore remnants of the lost Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.