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East City Art’s Mid-City Gallery Exhibitions and News

Annie Bissett, “Class Picture.” Image: Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art


In March and April Touchstone Gallery artists including Maureen Squires, David Beers, Shelley Lowenstein, and Mary D. Ott worked with youth and adults at New Community ArtSpace in Shaw to create works in a variety of media through a program called Touchstone@ArtSpace. A vibrant selection of the work produced during those workshops will be on display at the Touchstone Gallery through the end of June. Now in its second year, Touchstone@ArtSpace is supported by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.      

Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art

“Past/Present/Now” exhibits a retrospective of Annie Bissett’s woodblock prints from several series she created over the past decade. Taken as a whole, the exhibition highlights many of the issues the artist examined over the years, from LGBT rights to immigration, focusing on political hypocrisy and highlighting the underlying racial prejudice and intolerance surrounding these issues. The strong graphical quality of these prints likens them to seemingly reverse-propaganda campaigns. Yet each piece possesses a clever narrative including subtexts discovered only after viewing the same work more than once.

gallery neptune & brown

Group exhibition “Ladies First” brings together the work of Carol Barsha, Raya Bodnarchuk, Cianne Fragione, Emily Francisco, Janis Goodman, Tazuko Ichikawa, Linn Meyers, and Beverly Ress in a variety of styles, expressions and media. These artists studied at the following institutions: Rhode Island School of Design, Boston University, Maryland Institute College of Art, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Queens College, Keio University (Tokyo), Cooper Union, and DC’s Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Long View Gallery

In “Pin and Paper” British-born Rebecca Coles draws inspiration from the entomological cataloguing of lepidopteran specimens.  The self-described “paper artist” painstakingly creates hundreds of butterfly outlines which she arranges in larger patterns. Every shape requires the use of thousands of images, each of which Coles calls a “profile.” Coles creates the profiles from recycled materials.


Foundry Gallery’s annual “Bare the Walls” exhibition offers both the seasoned and budding collector the opportunity to acquire art in a most unusual way. A $165 ticket entitles the bearer to take home an original work of art, valued at $250-$2,000, by a Foundry artist or a guest artist. Each ticket admits two people and allows one to pick a single work of art. Selections are made in the order tickets are drawn from a rotating drum. Foundry limits this opportunity to 50 total tickets. 

Exhibitions on View
Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art
1300 13th St. NW, Suite 105, Washington, DC 20005
202-638-3612 |
Hours: Sat.-Sun., 1-6 p.m.
Through June 18
Annie Bissett, “Past/Present/Now”
gallery neptune & brown
1530 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
202-986-1200 |
Hours: Wed.-Sat., noon to 7 p.m.
Through June 30
“Ladies First,” group exhibition with Carol Barsha, Raya Bodnarchuk, Cianne Fragione, Emily Francisco, Janis Goodman, Tazuko Ichikawa, Linn Meyers, and Beverly Ress
Foundry Gallery
2118 Eighth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
202-232-0203 |
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 1-7 p.m.
June 1-26
Ticketed event: Sun., June 26, 2-5 p.m.
“Bare the Walls” event
Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
202-332-1116 |
Hours: Tues.-Sat., noon to 6 p.m.
Through June 18
Dan Perkins and Alejandro Pintado
Hemphill Fine Arts
1515 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
202-234-5601 |
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Through June 30
“Language of Birds” by Julie Wolfe
Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth St. NW, Washington DC 20001
202-232-4788 |
Hours: Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Through July 10
Gian Garafalo
Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
202-347-2787 |
Hours: Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m.
Through June 26
Group show “Landscape: Any Way You Look at It”
“Home ...Where the Art Is” by Linda Bankerd
“I Belong Here,” art of the Shaw community juried show of student work from the Touchstone@ArtSpace project
Washington Project for the Arts
2124 Eighth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
202-234-7103 |
Hours: Mon.-Sat., noon to 6 p.m.
Through July 9
“Enter State: Sensing the Natural World,” group exhibition curated by Raquel de Anda
Annie Bissett, “US-Mexico.” Image: Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art
Rebecca Coles, “Comics 31,” 40 by 40 inches, paper and entomology pins. Image: Long View Gallery

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