Otis Street Arts Project

Otis Street Arts Project

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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Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Critique with Jayme McLellan September 14th

The Critique
with
Jayme McLellan
Here at Otis Street Arts Project, we’re interested in elevating our conversations about art. We feel that group studios and areas of artist density provide fertile ground for growth and development. While this is an important part of our daily interaction as artists, we also feel that Curators, Critics, Art Writers, and other Arts Professionals bring an amazing amount of insight for an Artist. With this in mind, we host an ongoing series we call The Critique.

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. 



Our Guest Critic will be Jayme McLellan
Jayme McLellan is a curator, gallery director, educator, and artist. McLellan has a twenty-year history of curating exhibitions and working with artists and art spaces including curating over one hundred exhibitions at the gallery she created and directs, Civilian Art Projects. McLellan has curated and managed independent projects and exhibitions at galleries, museums, and non-profit art spaces in the U.S. and Europe and has led classes on curatorial practice and professional practice for visual artists for eight years. She is presently adjunct faculty at Georgetown University in the Art & Art History Department. She has published essays and articles about artists, and is a practicing visual artist working in photography and video.  An essay about her career will be included in “Living & Sustaining a Creative Life: Artist as Culture Producer,” edited by Sharon Louden, published in March 2017. Prior to creating Civilian Art Projects, McLellan co-founded Transformer, a non-profit arts organization in Washington, DC, and she "cut her teeth" at DC Arts Center as a fundraiser. It is at DCAC where she realized her first independent curatorial projects.

Our Guest Artists are
Jessica Burnam
and
Eric Celarier

Please join us
Wednesday September 14th
6:30-7:00 Meet and Greet
7:00-9:00 The Critique

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Artful Flow II at Otis Street Arts Project

ARTFUL FLOW II

We had so much fun flowing this July, we are back at it again.

Otis Street Arts Project and Bluebird Sky Yoga are teaming up to bring you a yoga class on Thursday, September 8. 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.

WHEN
Thursday September 8th, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) -
WHERE
Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD

HOW MUCH
$15
Get tickets HERE, or pay at the door.

 

Bluebird Sky Yoga
Organizer of Artful Flow II

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. 

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