39th Street Gallery Artist Reception
Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Photographer and Author, Krista Schyler will host an artist talk.  Schyler is currently exhibiting Ecology: Home and the Anacostia

Saturday, April 26, 2014
from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

New York Based, mixed media artist Eric Rhein will host an artist talk on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Rhein is currently exhibiting Natural World, in the 39th Street Gallery.

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Please visit http://www.gatewayopenstudios.org/ for information about our upcoming Open Studio Tour 2014 on Saturday, May 10th
from 11:30a to 5pm, with an afterparty going on from 5pm to 8pm.

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In the 39th Street Gallery: Natural World by Eric Rhein
Saturday, March 22, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Artist Reception March 22, 2014: 5:30-8:00PM

"The two exhibits, Natural World and ECOLOGY: Home and the Anacostia share an intimacy between mankind and nature, with a personal exploration of life, death, loss and renewal." - John Paradiso, curator.

Natural World - Eric Rhein

The artist Eric Rhein, is a native of New York's Hudson Valley, spent his childhood summers in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. This experience instilled in him a love of nature and mountain lore, both ongoing influences on his work. As an adult, Rhein's appreciation of nature extended to New York's Fire Island, where the water's edge merges with grass-blanketed dunes and mystical pine forests. Inspired by the human form within this environment, Rhein began his series of refined and passionate wire drawings that blend male nudes with animal and plant life, creating hybrid figures of provocative power. Also showing in the 39th Street Corridor:

ECOLOGY: Home and the Anacostia - Krista Schlyer

Krista Schyler is a photographer, writer and media specialist focusing on conversation, biodiversity, and public lands. Shyler's exhibit will feature the Anacostia River. Her images and photo collages are designed to help viewers see and know this river that runs through the very heart of our communities. The Anacostia, a long neglected ecological feature of our world, lives or dies by how we perceive it. Is it of value to our community? Do we think of it at all? Do we understand, love the thousands of creatures who depend on it? Does it have relevance in our lives? And if so, how much are we willing to do to help it heal?

Help Us Plan Better Block!

The Gateway CDC is planting the seeds for a Better Block project in conjunction with Art Lives Here. A goal of Art Lives Here and the Better Block project is to activate underutilized and vacant space. What better way than with a local open-air market in the Gateway Arts District! Local farmers, crafters and artists will all be involved in the coordination of this market.

We are asking you, as part of our planning and research, to complete this brief 14 question survey to get the best feedback on this project as we move forward. Please complete the survey by Friday, March 14.

Access the link here.

Gateway Open Studio Tour

The Open Studio Tour brings hundreds of visitors to the Gateway Arts District and provides them the opportunity to see the best of what our unique community has to offer.

17 Venues. 70 Studios. More than 100 Artists.

On May 10th, Gateway Arts District artists, studios and galleries will open their doors to the
public. Visitors are invited to interact one on one with the artists, see their work, and explore their studios. The event is free and open to the public. More than 100 individual artists will participate to make an exceptional event. Visitors to the Gateway Open Studio Tour will have unfettered access to Red Dirt Studios, The Washington Glass Studio, Ani Kasten Ceramics, The 39th Street Studios, Flux Studios, DC Glassworks, ezStorage Studios, as well as many other independent studios. Galleries and cultural institutions participating in the tour include The Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood Arts Exchange, 39th Street Gallery, Mon Cheri Gallery, Joe’s Movement Emporium, artDC, Art Works Now, and the Artist Lofts at Mount Rainier.

Are you an artist or arts organization that is new to the Gateway Arts District or the Gateway Open Studio Tour and would like to participate in this year’s event?  Please print, complete the application and email it to Tim McLoraine at events@gatewaycdc.org by Monday, February 17th. 

Please download the application here.

Please note that to participate in the Gateway Open Studio Tour, studios and galleries must be located in the towns of Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood, and within the city limits of Hyattsville, east of Queens Chapel Road.


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