Otis Street Arts Project

Otis Street Arts Project

Friday, September 28, 2018


Does This Make Me Look Fat?

 A discussion led by Dafna Steinberg

Sunday September 30
3-5 PM


 Dafna Steinberg will lead a discussion about the larger female body in self-portraiture and selfies based off a paper she is presenting at SECAC in Birmingham, AL in October. 


Dafna Steinberg is a native of Washington, DC. A graduate of Hampshire College, the International Center of Photography, and Goldsmiths, University of London, she has exhibited in and curated challenging thematic shows in America and abroad. From 2010 till 2012, she was a member of the art collective Sparkplug, supported by DC Arts Center. In 2012, Ms. Steinberg was commissioned by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to create three pieces for the debut of the comedy/drama Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play. Ms. Steinberg has been an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Sou’wester (Seaview, WA) and Starry Night Artist Retreat (Truth or Consequences, NM). She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows at Ford Gallery (Portland), Arc Gallery and Studios (San Francisco), Flashpoint Gallery (DC), the Katzen Arts Center (DC), Lunchbox Gallery (Miami), SOHO20Gallery (NYC), Woolly Mammoth Theater (DC) and the International Center of Photography School (NYC). In 2018, she debuted her series And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt in a solo exhibition at Vivid Solutions DC Gallery in Washington, DC. She is an adjunct faculty member at Northern Virginia Community College.

Ms. Steinberg’s work has spanned a variety of mediums, including photography, video, collage, installation and performance. She works with themes that relate to the experiences of women and the fragmentation of the female body. She also makes work about interactions between men and women and how these interactions play out in building relationships and understanding. Most of the time, her work is pretty funny. She has also made work in response to the current political and cultural climate regarding objectification of the female body, reproductive rights, sexual assault and continuous attacks on a woman's right to be autonomous. She explores how, as much as things change, they still stay very much the same.

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Bodies Open on Saturday

BODIES

Curated by Amy Lokoff

September 15th- October 13th

Open Reception 

Saturday September 15th 

5-8 PM

Featuring the works of 

Jasjyot Singh Hans, Hard Stitched, Dafna Steinberg, and Matt Storm.








Using photography, drawing, embroidery, and performance this exhibition centers and celebrates bodies that have traditionally been hidden or marginalized within mainstream media and pop culture. It aims to broaden our collective vision of who can be the protagonist in the stories we tell.

Can we learn to separate morality and worthiness from appearance?

About the Artists:

Ashley Ja’nae uses pen and ink to draw portraits that explore the humanity and experiences of Black American women. Her work focuses on visual texture, rhythm, contrast, space, and the idea of what one can create with limitations. Her collective work functions as a visual safe space while it explores self-acceptance, intersectionality, and the deconstruction of beauty standards.

Dafna Steinberg works with themes that relate to the experiences of women and the fragmentation of the female body. She also makes work about interactions between men and women and how these interactions play out in building relationships and understanding. Most of the time, her work is pretty funny. She has also made work in response to the current political and cultural climate regarding objectification of the female body, reproductive rights, sexual assault and continuous attacks on a woman's right to be autonomous. She explores how, as much as things change, they still stay very much the same.

Matt Storm.  From the artist “As a transgender person, there are not many places I can find nuanced and complex images of people like me.”
“There may never be a comprehensive way to look at a body “like mine”, unless it is a way to look at mine, specifically. And the same for all of us. This series of images of my body in the studio creates a new lexicon of ways to see a body, inclusive of ways to see mine. Sometimes, we can only see what we already know how to see. What ways of looking, enabled by a ten-second self-timer, a tripod, a digital camera, and blessedly rich natural light, see me?”

Hard Stitched is an alias for the artist. His series was created following years of therapy sessions as a way to cope with traumas and real-life experiences that come with the label as a "black, gay, male" in Post-Colonial America. Masculinity, social media meets pornography, the historical fetishization of ethnic bodies, and creating individual power through socially taboo forms of self-identity and expression. Using traditional techniques such as hand embroidery, illustration, and fabric dyeing, the artist uses his unique style to translate an often suppressed truth.
 Amy Loko is a creative economy catalyst based in Washington, DC. Over the past 10 years she has worked with over 200 visual artists  and coordinated exhibitions and arts programming in a variety of venues in the DMV including Anacostia Arts Center and Honfleur Gallery. She is passionate about finding ways to make art accessible to people who don’t think that art is for them and to support and empower artists who are underrepresented and/or under resourced.

Events:

September 15, 2018
 Opening reception 5-8pm

September 30
 Does This Make Me Look Fat?: Self-Portraiture, Selfies and the Bigger Female Body - lecture by Dafna Sternberg 3-5pm

October 7, 2018
 BODIES Artist Talk moderated by Amy Loko 7-9pm

October 13
 Poetic Vibes: The Body Edition 8-10pm

See the DCist article here

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Manifold at Otis Street Arts Project


manifold
May 12 - June 16

Opening Reception
Saturday
May12th
Noon-5:00

Artists
Liz Lescault
Gloria Chapa
Art Drauglis
Shelley Lowenstein
Chris Bohner
Melissa Allen and Michael Corigliano
Kirsty Little
Eric Gordon
Nick Alberti
Ceci Cole McInturff
Elizabeth Curren


Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis St
Mount Rainier, MD

Hours
Saturday
Noon-5:00
Monday-Friday
by appointment



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Gateway Arts District Open Studio Saturday May 12th

Gateway Arts District Open Studios
Saturday May 12th
Noon-5:00



The artists of Maryland’s Gateway Arts District present the 14th iteration of the Spring Open Studios on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12-5 p.m. The self-guided tour takes place in the Gateway Arts District along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD in the towns of Mount Rainier, North Brentwood, Brentwood and Hyattsville. The inaugural opening celebration of the new Lab Gallery at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Art Centerlocated at 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722will take place after the open studios from 5-8 p.m.
The Gateway Arts District is the DC metro area’s largest arts district and houses internationally renowned galleries, studios, workshops and art spaces. Visitors have the opportunity to directly interact with artists in their studios and to connect with their artistic process.

20 Venues. 70 Studios. Over 100 Artists!

On Saturday, May 12, studios, art organizations, and galleries throughout the Gateway Arts District will open their doors to the public. The event is free and open to people of all ages. Over 100 individual artists participate in the event making the 2018 Spring Open Studios the region’s most prominent visual arts event. Audiences can attend art openings, glass-blowing demonstrations or select artwork in an artist’s studio. This artist-led event presents a once-a-year opportunity to connect with the region’s most important and economically vital centers of art production.
A free shuttle bus will make stops from Artists by the Tracks in Mount Rainier to Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville.
Between studios and gallery stops, the Gateway Arts Districts offers several new food and drink options along Route 1 including the recently opened Pizzeria Paradiso in Hyattsville, known for its outstanding pizza and wide selection of craft beers. Pizzeria Paradiso will host a beer festival on May 12 from 12-5 p.m.

More information, including a self-guided map of the open studios, visit the eventsFacebook page at www.facebook.com/2018springopenstudios in advance of the tour.

Sponsors
The 2018 Spring Open Studios is sponsored by the artists of the Gateway Arts District, Prince Georges Arts & Humanities Council, Portico Gallery and Studios, Studio 3807 Apartments, City of Hyattsville and media partner East City Art. 


More Information HERE

Friday, April 27, 2018

Closing Reception for Scott Pennington at Otis Street Arts Project

Please join us for the closing reception of this beautiful exhibit.


Scott Pennington
Otis Street Arts Project
Saturday April 28th
5-8 PM


Read the Washington Post Review 

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street 
Mount Rainier, MD

Friday, April 20, 2018

Scott Pennington at Otis Street Arts Project through April 28th


Saturdays
Noon-5:00

M-F, by Appointment

Closing Reception
Saturday April 28th
5-8PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1901539206583278/

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spring 2018 Artist Run Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour



Artists of The Gateway Arts District 
Spring 2018
Open Studio Tour

Saturday May 12
Noon-5:00

In the towns of Mount Rainier, Brentwood, and Hyattsville, MD


Participating Studios:


Otis Street Arts Project

3706 Otis Street MOUNT RAINIER
- Sean Hennessey
- David Mordini
- Gloria Vasquez Chapa
- Ceci Cole Mcinturff
- Beth Curren
- Chris Bohner
- Kirsty Little
- Liz Lescault
- Eric Gordon
- Nick Alberti
- A. Drauglis | Furnituremaker and Woodworker
- Shelley Lowenstein
-Melissa Allen

Red Dirt Studio
4051 34th St, Mt Rainier
- Margaret Boozer-Strother
- Tim McLoraine
- Carolyn Cardinet
- JJ McCracken
-Leslie Holt
-Amy Hughes Braden
-Jessica Burnam
-Lorenzo Cardim
-Mike Corigliano
-Big D  
-Rex Delafkaran
-Nehemiah Dixon, III
-Jeremy Flick
-Gayle Friedman
-Claire Huschle
-Mariko Iwata
-Liz Lessner
-Emily Liddle
-Raina Martens
-Scot McKenzie 
-Philip Mecham  
-Diana N'Diaye
-Lara Payne
-Andre Pellerin
- Siobhan Rigg
-Rafael Rodriguez
-Marita Roos
-Robin Schaefer
-Peter Sprung 
-Juliana Vallejo
-Julia Walther

Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street Mount Rainier
- Tim Tate
- Michael Janis
- Erwin Timmers
- Laura Beth Konopinski
- John Henderson
- Patricia Kent
- Patricia De Poel Wilberg
-Laurie Brown
-Debbie LoCicero
-Max DeMulder
-Nancy Kronstadt
-April Shelford

White Point Studios
3708 Wells Avenue Mt Rainier
- Laurel Lukaszewski
- Kate Kretz
- Jo Ellen Walker
- Tamara Laird

Orange Door Studios
3706 Wells Avenue Mount Rainier
- Ellyn Weiss
- Ellen Sinel
- Jassie Rios

Tanglewood Works
5132 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville


Blue Door Studios
3704 Otis St, Mt Rainier
- Alonzo Davis
- Alec Simpson

Art Works Now
4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville

Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
-Laurie Breen
-Leila Holtsman
-Ann Stoddard 

Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood


EZ Storage Studios
4301-4303 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
- Wayson R. Jones
- Wamalingo Studio
- Suzanne Koch and Colin O'Brien
-Susan Crane

Studio 3807 & Portico Gallery and Studios
3807 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood 

Art Enables
2204 Rhode Island Ave DC

3613 Oak Lane
-Peter Bain McClintock
-Veronica Szalus
- Tanglewood Studios

Blue Fire Ceramics Studio
3700 Wells Ave, Mount Rainier
-Margaret Flaherty
-Robert Devers

3706 Otis Street REAR Mount Rainier
- Valerie Theberge
- Shahin Shikhaliyev
- Sharon Robinson

Pyramid Atlantic
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville
- Jenny Walton

DC Glassworks
5346 46th Ave Hyattsville 
-David D'Orio

3702 Otis St Mt Rainier
- Janis Goodman 
- Anne Smith

3804 38th St Brentwood
- J. Coleman

Robinson Forged Metals
5530 Tuxedo Rd, Hyattsville

3403 Windom Road Mt Rainier
- Megan Van Wagoner
- Steven R Jones
- Alma Selimovic
- RozArt

Fleishers of Maryland Hosting HCAA
5200 Baltimore Avenue Hyattsville
-Denise Brown
-Nancy V. Sims


4021 35th St. Mount Rainier
-Steve Wanna

3700 Wells Ave Mount Rainier
-Arlette Jassel

Brewers Arcade
4015 35th St Mt Rainier


There will be a beer festival going on at Pizzeria Paradiso Hyattsville

The Brentwood Arts Exchange will be hosting the
“Inaugural Reception for the new Lab Gallery.” from 5-8PM

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD
More Information to come