Otis Street Arts Project

Otis Street Arts Project

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

YOGA!

SPECIAL EVENT!!!

Otis Street Arts Project and Bluebird Sky Yoga are teaming up to bring you a yoga class on Thursday, July 28. Come join us for a 60-minute all-levels flow, set to the sounds of a live DJ. Flow amidst art from Otis Street Art Projects resident artists, and spend time exploring their creative works after class.

$15
LIMITED SPACE.

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

About Bluebird Sky Yoga:
Bluebird Sky Yoga was founded in order to bring yoga, music, art, and more to Brookland. We are located in one of DC's most creative neighborhoods in a former craft store, and honor the creativity of the city through our murals and art-focused events.

Get tickets HERE

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

2 Events in July.

Tuesday July 19

The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies




What Can Tarot Cards Teach Us About Climate Change?

Contemporary art piece asks participants to contemplate nature and the future of the planet

It can be hard to face a future we fear. Divination has been used by cultures throughout the world to help people navigate dif cult futures. Artist James Leonard has adapted Tarot cards to help others process what he calls “overwhelming climate anxiety.” This summer he’s traveling the country, making one-day stops to give climate change divinatory readings inside a special, hand- sewn tent.

On Tuesday July 19th, Leonard will be inside his tent at Otis Street Arts Project, offering free, private climate change readings. Everyone is invited. Readings last approximately 15 minutes each and are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Leonard calls his artwork The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies.

From the outside, the tent looks like a cross
between a post-apocalyptic wigwam and a children’s blanket fort. The rainbow interior is made out of brightly colored recycled clothing. It required over 500 hours of hand sewing to complete. Detailed tea-colored ink paintings of different plant and animal species—each reportedly affected by climate change are pinned to the outside.

Leonard explains, “A lot of thought has gone into The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies. I wanted to create a space for contemplation, where participants can slow down, articulate questions and find clarity. Climate change is a universal concern. Art is the perfect place for expressing and evaluating concern.”

James Leonard is an internationally exhibited artist. He recently nished a 2016 artist residency at MASS MoCA. In 2015, he was artist-in-residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. When not on the road, he lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies
Tuesday July 19
4:00-9:30
Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD



Thursday July 28
Artful Flow :: Bluebird Sky Yoga at Otis Street Arts Project


Otis Street Arts Project and Bluebird Sky Yoga are teaming up to bring you a yoga class on Thursday, July 28. Come join us for a 60-minute all-levels flow, set to the sounds of a live DJ. Flow amidst art from Otis Street Art Projects resident artists, and spend time exploring their creative works after class.

$15
LIMITED SPACE.
Get tickets HERE
Yoga and DJ and ArtThursday July 28
7:30-9:30
Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

About Bluebird Sky Yoga:
Bluebird Sky Yoga was founded in order to bring yoga, music, art, and more to Brookland. We are located in one of DC's most creative neighborhoods in a former craft store, and honor the creativity of the city through our murals and art-focused events.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Critique with Mark Jenkins June 8th


The Critique with Mark Jenkins
Wednesday June 8th
6:30 - 7:00 Meet and Greet
7:00 - 9:00ish The Critique

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD

Come on out to The Critique with special guest critic Mark Jenkins.

We'll show the work of 3 great DC/Baltimore area artists and have a conversation led by Mark Jenkins.




Artists:
Alessandra Torres
Wayson Jones
Brandon Morse

If you've been, you know it's been fun, and always different.
if you've not been, this is a great chance to make it and experience it for yourself!

We look forward to seeing you on Otis Street.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Critique with Mark Jenkins

The Critique with Mark Jenkins
Wednesday June 8th
6:30 - 7:00 Meet and Greet
7:00 - 9:00ish The Critique

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD

Come on out to The Critique with special guest critic Mark Jenkins.

We'll show the work of 3 great DC/Baltimore area artists and have a conversation led by Mark Jenkins.

If you've been, you know it's been fun, and always different.
if you've not been, this is a great chance to make it and experience it for yourself!

We look forward to seeing you on Otis Street.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Open Studio Tour in the Gateway Arts District! Saturday May 14th Noon-5:00


Come out to Otis Street on Saturday!

Its been one whole year since we've opened to the public!
One fantastic year!


Gateway Community Development Corporation welcomes you to the 12th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour in the Prince George's County Gateway Arts District, home to one of the DC metro area's most innovative and creative artist communities.

On Saturday, May 14th, 2016, from 12-5 p.m., Gateway Arts District artists, studios and galleries will open their doors to the public.  


Two of our Artists will be demonstrating aspects of their studio process

1:00 Jenna North will be doing a demo of painting on water.
2:00 Hebron Chism will be showing his carving techniques.


In addition to being able to see the work of our resident artists, we'll have the fantastic Plastic Sky playing her lyrical ambient dreamscape music for you.

From 5-8pm, the Gateway Arts Center will host an After Party and an Opening Reception at the 39th Street Gallery.
Come spend the day exploring our creative spaces!

3706 & 3708 Otis Street 

We'll have maps and information for all the surrounding studios.

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Critique with Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams May 11th

The Critique with
Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams

Wednesday May 11th
6:30-9:00ish


Another installment of The Critique!
We've been having such a great time with this monthly event. I hope you've been, but if not, please come!

We will show the work of 3 artists and have an invited arts professional guide us through talking about the work. There will be actual and projected jpgs of the work. Our aim is to intelligently discuss the work, pointing out strengths and flaws in the pieces, and providing a suggested guidance for the future.

We would like to invite everyone that is interested in hearing this conversation about specific works of art to sit in on The Critique. The conversation is meant to be critical, and constructive. We aim to discuss what works, what doesn’t work, and to lead the artist towards possible resolutions and developments.

Our Guest Critic this month is Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, a Curator and Independent Consultant for Temporary Public Art and the Public Art Project Manager for Arlington County. Deirdre was the producer of 5x5 in 2012 and 2014, the curator of Georgetown GLOW and of the Foggy Bottom Sculpture Biennial in 2012.

Our Guest Artists will be
Kathryn McDonnell
Jeff Huntington
Alan Binstock

Please join us
Wednesday May 11th
3708 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD
6:30-7:00 Meet and Great with the Artists and Critic.
7:00-9:00ish The Critique

Friday, May 6, 2016

Tonight! Rockville! Come seen The Otis Street Arts Project Resident Artist exhibit.

The resident artists at Otis Street Arts Project were invited to put on an exhibition of their world at Artists and Makers Studios in Rockville, MD. Come on out tonight for a fabulous opening reception!

The Otis Street Arts Project
&  

Elements of Nature 

 at
Artists and Makers Studios



Otis Street Arts Project was invited to exhibit the works of our resident artists at Artists and Makers in Rockville, MD

Exhibiting Artists
Sean Hennessey
David Mordini
Art Drauglis
Alma Selimovic
Liz Lescault
Jenna North
ML Duffy
Gloria Chapa


The Otis Street Arts Project  &  

Elements of Nature
Opening Reception
6-9 on Friday, May 6, 2016

Hours:
M-F 9-4
Sat 10-4
Sundays by appointment.
Exhibit runs through May 26th
Artists & Makers Studios
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852


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