Otis Street Arts Project

Otis Street Arts Project

Saturday, January 7, 2017


The Migration of Pestilence
January 14th- February18th
Opening reception Saturday January 14th 5-8 PM

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A collaborative art project including Ellyn Weiss, Sondra Arkin and Veronica Szalus
Vector-borne diseases, including malaria, dengue and zika, among others, are transmitted by small organisms (vectors) such as mosquitoes, eas or ticks that carry pathogens from animals to humans, person to person and place to place. As the earth warms and climate changes, the environment conducive to the spread of these diseases expands, exposing vulnerable new populations that lack any protection to these pathogens. In these circumstances, vector-borne diseases can spread rapidly and in unexpected ways, posing severe challenges
to national governments, international health systems and the world’s population. We see this today with the outbreak of zika. The amount of greenhouse gases already in the environment ensures that the phenomenon will only increase for at least the medium-term future regardless of the success of efforts to curtail emissions of CO2.

Artists
Ellyn Weiss, Sondra Arkin and Veronica Szalus have been exhibiting their work locally and nationally for over 20 years; all have signi cant experience creating installation art, as well as more traditional wall-hung work. Weiss and Arkin, for example, collaborated on a gallery- lling installation at the Gateway Arts Center entitled “Big Ideas”, concerned with the evolution of the area now known as the Gateway Arts District. Weiss collabo- rated on a climate change-related installation created at the American Association for the Advancement of Sci- ence and at the McLean Project for the Arts, called “Voyage of Discovery”, which evoked a trip to the melting polar regions. Szalus has created numerous installations, often using fragile and ethereal materials to address the impact of the environment upon them and allow the viewer to become a witness to temporary conditions that frame our lives.
Sound art created for the exhibition by Barry Schmetter

Hours:
Saturdays Noon-5:00 By Appointment M-F

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
202.550.4634
otisstreetartsproject@gmail.com 
otisstreearts.org 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Otis Street Arts Project at Studio Gallery

Otis Street Arts Project at Studio Gallery

January 4th- January 28th
Opening Reception Friday January 6th
6-8 PM
Studio Gallery
2108 R St NW
Washington, DC

Please join us for an exhibition of the works of our resident artists at Studio Gallery in Dupont Circle, in NW Washington, DC.

This exhibit showcases the work of artists who create in the same studio center. Using a multitude of techniques, disciplines and approaches to the content of their art, they are connected and influenced by their daily interactions and conversations. 

Situated within the Gateway Arts District in the “Artists by the Tracks” section of Mount Rainier, Otis Street Arts Project serves as artist studios, exhibition space, and a creative incubator for those interested in a dynamic, supportive, and community oriented work environment of professional artists.

Artists:
Sean Hennessey / David Mordini / Hebron Chism / Gloria Chapa / Shelley Lowenstein / Liz Lescault / Chris Bohner / Alma Selimovic / Art Drauglis


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Studio Gallery
2108 R Street NW
Washington , DC



Saturday, December 10, 2016

Studio Available in the Gateway Arts District


Otis Street Arts Project will have a studio space available January 1st.
Rent $420/month
Security Deposit $420
Space:
Studio is 11"x11'
Walls are drywall with plywood backing
24 hour access.
Fluorescent lights
Electrical Outlets.
Concrete Floor
9'6" ceilings.
Shared space includes: loading dock, utility sink, bathroom, modest flex space for daily projects, parking, heat, AC, kitchenette.
We are a group studio of 10 artists, in a larger compound of other independents group studios in the Gateway Arts District of Prince George's County.
More about us:
Otis Street Arts Project is an artist run space in Mount Rainier, Maryland, founded by David Mordini and Sean Hennessey.
Otis Street Arts Project serves as artist studios, exhibition space, and a creative incubator for those interested in a dynamic, supportive, and community oriented work environment of professional artists. We aim to create great art and provide great art experiences.
To Apply:
Send us your website, and a few words about what you would like to work on at Otis Street Arts Project. The ideal studio mate will be interested in a community oriented studio, participation in select group exhibitions, attend our events, and be comfortable with interaction of fellow artists and visitors. We require a 1 year lease.
email to otisstreetartsproject@gmail.com
Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
http://otisstreetarts.wixsite.com/

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Open Studios Saturday December 10




Otis Street Arts Project 

Open Studios!
Saturday December 10
Noon-5:00
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD

Otis Street Arts Project Artists

Sean Hennessey
David Mordini

Art Drauglis
Alma Selimovic 
Svetlana Durkovic
Liz Lescault
Heborn Chism
Jenna North
M.L. Duffy
Gloria Chapa
Chris Bohner
with Special Musical Guest 
Plastic Sky



Other Open Studios and Art Spaces:
Otis Street Arts Project - 3706 Otis Street
ReCreative Spaces - 3501 Perry Street
Veronica Szalus, Peter McClintock - 3613 Oak Lane
Washington Glass School - 3700 Otis Street
Robinson, Theberge, Shikhaliyev - 3706 Rear Otis Street
White Point Studio - 3708 Wells Avenue
Orange Door Studio - 3706 Wells Avenue
Janis Goodman 3702 Otis street rear
Brentwood Arts Exchange - 3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Gateway Arts Center 3901 Rhode Island Avenue
EZ Storage - 4301 Rhode Island Avenue
Blue Fire Studio - 3700 Wells Avenue
Jackson Jarvis Studio #2 3600-3602 Oak Lane
Arlette Jassel 3700 Wells Ave
PLAKOOKEE - 3702 Otis (rear)
Blue Door Studios 3704 Otis Street Rear

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Critique with Eric Hope November 16th

The Critique

Please join us for the November installment of our ongoing series The Critique. An invited special guest critic will lead us in a discussion of the work of 2 artists. We'll see slides, see actual work, and talk about the ideas the artists are conveying and attempting to convey. 

Guest Critic: Eric Hope
Eric Hope is a curator and writer based in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC. He moved to the District in 1997 and a twist of fate found him a volunteer marketing job at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. In 2009, after ten years of marketing work at large museums in DC he moved to the realm of curating, staging a variety of solo, duo and small-group shows for the Evolve Urban Arts Project. He is currently a Senior Contributor at East City Art where he regularly profiles artists and critiques local exhibitions. Originally from Missouri, Hope holds degrees in International Relations and Public Service Administration from DePaul University in Chicago.

Gues Artists:
Eve Hennessa
http://www.evehennessa.com/

Kate Kretz
http://www.katekretz.com/

Food and Drink provided by the Gateway CDC's 39th Street Gallery. All programming of the 39th Street Gallery are generously supported by the MNCPPC's Department of Parks and Recreation, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division, Prince George's County.


Wednesday November 16th
6:30-7:00 Meet and Greet
7:00-9:00 The Critique

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Exhibit at Otis Street Arts Project :: Home is where one starts from


Home is where one starts from

Otis Street Arts Project will host an opening reception for their new exhibit 
Home is where one starts from 
curated by Zofie Lang.


This exhibition examines interior spaces, both literally and guratively. Four artists explore the idea of home as a space of memory and identity, something that leaves a lasting impression even after they no longer inhabit it.







Maggie Gourlay investigates ideas of home and domesticity through installation and screen prints, using construction materials and blueprints along with household materials. e screen prints in particular recall a childhood home, using sewing thread to create meticulous architectural plans.






Khánh H. Lê’s polymer photogravure etchings combine family photos with iconic images as well as clippings from fashion magazines to create new per- sonal historical narratives. As a Vietnamese-born American, home is an ambiguous concept, and his photo collages contain clues in a search for his own identity.











Michele Montalbano’s oil paintings start with a viewpoint of a familiar room, which is gradually erased and painted over, leaving only ghostly traces of the original.










Lisa Noble’s symbolic paintings and drawings of room scenes represent self-portraits, little narratives that give a glimpse into her personal world, imbued with memories.





Please come and celebrate with Otis Street Arts Project and the talented Artists in this exciting invitational exhibit.



Opening Reception 
Saturday October 22nd 
5:00-8:00 
Exhibit runs through November 19th, 2016

Hours:
Saturdays Noon-5:00 By Appointment M-F


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

202.550.4634
otisstreetartsproject@gmail.com 
otisstreearts.org
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