Otis Street Arts Project

Otis Street Arts Project

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 
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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

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.