First Friday: Dupont Art Walk

Friday, October 4 from 6:00-8:00

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.

Alex Galleries presents “The Lost Worlds of Berlin”, a solo show of new paintings by Michael Kroetch. The series honors the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The artwork depicts Soviet military structures and other East-German buildings left behind when the iron curtain fell. Some were constructed in the 1890s or earlier. Alex Gallery and Gallery A are located at 2106 R St NW. Visit www.alexgalleries.com.

 

Church of the Pilgrims presents “Just So You Know: I Saw You,” an exhibition of images and seven-word stories capturing the lessons and experiences of youth from around the country practicing radical hospitality and love with our neighbors experiencing poverty and homelessness here in DC. Students volunteer with agencies throughout the District and spend time learning through first-hand storytelling. The exhibit will be held in the Bird Room of the Church of the Pilgrims, located at 2201 P Street NW. Visit www.thepilgrimage.org.

 

The Cursive Curator presents the concept of Fashion as Art, blazing the trail as the first gallery solely dedicated to exhibiting fashion as art through thought-provoking interviews with designers and artists, creatively curated installations, and our insightful online home. Join us for the award winning artist and innovator of wearable sculptures, Natalie Abrams. The Cursive Curator is located at 1367 Connecticut Ave NW on the second floor.  To learn more, visit www.TheCursiveCurator.com.

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 Heurich House Museum will host City Brew Tours, WABA, Anacostia River Keepers as well as an art activity inspired by exploration.  The museum’s doors will be open for guests to explore the family home of DC’s most successful brewer, Christian Heurich, and learn more about his historic brewery in the exhibit HOME/BREWED. Local beer will be on tap and snacks will be available for purchase. The Museum is located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Visit www.heurichhouse.org.

IA&A at Hillyer is featuring Bundith Phunsombatlert: “History in Blue,” Jubee Lee: “After the big wind stops, I see gentle waves,” and Clay Dunklin: “Song of the Wild.”  IA&A at Hillyer is the largest nonprofit art gallery in the Dupont Circle area.   IA&A at Hillyer is located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW. Visit www.hillyerartspace.org.

The Korean Cultural Center is opening “Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk,” paintings that depicted people’s tangible hopes and dreams through unconventional yet artistic expressions. There will be a presentation by minhwa artist Stephanie S. Lee entitled “An Introduction to Minhwa,” and a free drop-in art workshop.  The Korean Cultural Center is located at 2370 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Visit www.koreaculturedc.org.

The Middle East Institute’s Art Gallery is exhibiting “Arabicity | Ourouba” featuring 17 leading artists from the Arab world who reflect on the region’s socio-political challenges with compassion and humor. Curated by Rose Issa, longtime champion of Middle Eastern art. The MEI Art Gallery, housed in the Middle East Institute, is located at 1763 N. Street NW. To learn more, visit www.https://www.mei.edu/art-gallery.

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

 

National League of American Pen Women will host a special live performance and fresh work from Yacine Fall, Cynthia Ray (cynthiarayfineart.com), Karen Kirshner (karenkirshner.com) and Chris Mills (chrismillsphotography.com). Fine Art for purchase at the National League of American Pen Women, 1701 N Street, NW.   Visit www.nlapw.org.

 

Studio Gallery presents artwork by Langley Spurlock, titled “Secrets of the Elements 5: At Infinity’s Edge,” drawings by Gordon Binder, titled “Nature On My Mind: Landscapes, Seascapes,” and woodcut prints by Carolee Jakes titled, “Invoking Melpomene.” Studio Gallery is an artist cooperative with 45 working artists located at 2108 R Street, NW or www.studiogallerydc.com for more information.

 

Washington Studio School presents the recent work of their faculty, all of whom are working artists. The exhibition features work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, and sculpture.  And you are able to sign up for classes.  The Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S Street, NW. Visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.