Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Art Openings Saturday, July 16

This Saturday, July 16 the Gateway Arts District will feature two terrific art openings - conveniently scheduled at 4pm and 7pm so you can attend both!  (If you haven't yet been to an art opening in the Gateway Arts District, I highly recommend it as a great way to see the amazing work being done in our community by our neighbors.  I haven't been to an opening yet that was stuffy or snobby, and generally there is free food and drinks!)

First, Mount Rainier residents Krista Schlyer  and Shahin Shikhaliyev are featured in a new group show in Gateway CDC's 39th Street Gallery at the Gateway Arts CenterMigrations: Perspectives on an elemental impulse features artistic perspectives on the theme Migrations, featuring photographer Krista Schlyer, painter Shahin Shikhaliyev, photographer Sonia Keiner, and digital artist Favianna Rodriguez.  Krista's contribution builds on the amazing work she started as the leader of ILCP's Borderlands project.  Gateway CDC showed some of the stunning Borderlands imagery at the EZ Storage studios during their first annual Art of Dessert fundraiser.  [Huffington Post story on the Borderlands project]
Possibly my favorite Borderlands image, though the nature & wildlife shots are stunning.

Emerging from Hyattsville is happening up at the other end of the Gateway Arts District, sponsored by artdc.  From the show's website:
Since 2009, artdc has had the pleasure of bringing Washington, DC-area artists to the public’s view at the artdc Gallery.  They have had great success, and have built a loyal following.  However, they haven’t yet created the opportunity to showcase Hyattsville, MD, artists as a group in the gallery. 
Now they are making up for lost time, and representing six Hyattsville artists: Ed Burck,  Jim Landry,  Stevie O' Grady, Joe Rodgers, Ruth Horlick, and yours truley, Chris Suspect. 
The show is titled, “Emerging from Hyattsville,” and will include a wide variety of works and materials from the six Hyattsville-area artists.  The selections were made by Denise Brown of Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance and Jesse Cohen of
Migrations: Perspectives on an elemental impulse
Reception: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 4-7pm
39th Street Gallery
Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood
Show runs July 14 - August 27
Artist Talk: August 13, 7pm

Emerging from Hyattsville
Reception: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 7-11pm
De-install: Sunday, August 7th 2011
Gallery is open by appointment.  
Gallery Website:

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