Otis Street Arts Project

Otis Street Arts Project

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spring 2018 Artist Run Gateway Aerts District Open Studio Tour

Artists of The Gateway Arts District 
Spring 2018
Open Studio Tour

Saturday May 12

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

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Saturday Night at Otis Street Arts Project

Scott Pennington
at Otis Street Arts Project
March 24- April 21st
Opening Reception
Saturday March 24th
5-8 PM


Scott Pennington is a Baltimore-based artist specializing in large-scale participatory installation and sculptural assemblage works. Drawing upon his background as a furniture and cabinet-maker, Pennington utilizes woodworking and construction techniques to create colorful, detailed works of art that engage varied audiences and invigorate public spaces. Pennington’s work suggests a tangible, yet illusory reality that examines labor, consumer culture, and the pursuit of simple pleasures, and the construction of nostalgic human connections both genuine and fictitious.

Artist Statement

My work is about creating social spaces with a significant architectural presence. I am primarily a sculptor and installation artist focusing heavily on social interaction and engaging the public through participatory, interactive work often with a performance component. As a builder and fabricator my skills lie in construction of large objects and structures. This often translates into public environments which viewers enter and become an active participant.

I am drawn to the social and evocative nature of public spaces that naturally create opportunities for interaction on different levels not only between the viewer and the art but between the viewers themselves as well. This experience is commonly found in situations like traveling carnivals, amusement parks, playgrounds and public festivals. These are spaces designed to excite and stimulate the senses and also provide visitors with relief and release from their daily life.

My work is also informed by folk art or visionary environments. I see visionary and folk environments as an artist or creative person's pure expression of creativity free from the political or marketing aspects of our world.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Available Studio

Otis Street Arts Project :: Studio Available

We are seeking applications for a Resident Artist at Otis Street Arts Project
Otis Street Arts Project serves as artist studios and a creative incubator for those interested in a dynamic, supportive, and community oriented work environment of professional artists. Situated among other group studios in a light industrial space, including a glass studio, ceramics studios, painters and public artists. We aim to create an active space open to visitors, guest artists, collaborations, critiques, interactions, and other events.
The space consists of subdivided unfurnished studio areas roughly 11' x 11' with 9.5' ceilings and concrete floors. There is a bathroom, community area, flex space, kitchenette, utility sink, and exhibition space to showcase rotating exhibitions. The studio has a loading dock and parking. 
It is located in Mount Rainier, MD, just over the DC line.
Studios are $425/month each 
Utilities, WiFi, and Access to select events and workshops included.

The studio will be available January 1, 2018.

To apply please email otisstreetartsproject@gmail.com 
-Contact and social media info
-Please write up something to give us a sense of what kind of work you want to do in the space.

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Electronic Sound Art Concert

Electronic Sound Art Concert
November 18th

As part of our current exhibition, ARTgineering
Otis Street Arts Project is honored to present these electronic music and sound artists
Audio Mace (Chris Wikman and Al Baldwin)
TL0741 (Patrick Gillis)
Dave Vosh
 Tom Davis
Geoff Wilt

November 18th
6-9 PM
Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD
Facebook Event Page

The Critique Returns!

Our blockbuster smash hit series The Critique is returning with a fantastic lineup!

The Critic!
George Hemphill
( Owner of Hemphill Gallery)

The Artists!
Lorenzo Cardim
Michael West

We will show the work of these 2 artists and have Mr Hemphill guide us through talking about 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 toward possible resolutions or developments. 

November 16th
3708 Otis Street 
Mount Rainier, MD
6:30-7:00 Meet and Greet
7:00-9:00ish The Critique

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dracula at Otis Street Arts Project.

Come see a place in our studio!

Experience this nightmarish achievement of storytelling as it drags you through the memorandum, newspaper clippings, and diary pages of a frantic vampire hunt. With faithful adherence to Stoker’s text, immersive staging, and chilling, terrifying (and of course silly) performances, we bring the audience into the heart of Dracula’s conflict: the intersection of predator and prey.

Bring Your Own Garlic.

Robert Pike

Grant Cloyd, Meg Lowey, Kerry McGee, & Jon Reynolds

Details about the production can be found at http://www.wehappyfewdc.com/dracula

The show runs about an hour, and is spooky, silly, and family-friendly.

We Happy Few was founded by Hannah Todd and Raven Bonniwell at the beginning of 2012. Our mission is to present stripped down, small cast, ensemble productions with a group of talented artists, providing unique perspectives on classic texts.

Named by the DCist as one of The Best Small Theatre Companies of 2015

"We Happy Few Productions makes a great case for revisiting the golden oldies. This theater troupe . . . makes the words from bygone eras feel fresh and urgent." - DCist

"A new approach to Shakespeare you will not want to miss." - DC Metro Theatre Arts

"We Happy Few has made its mark with pared down but impactful productions." - DC Theatre Scene

Broadway World DC credits WHF with "Enlivening classic theatre through bare-bones, ensemble storytelling."