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Friday, April 13, 2007

Weekend Shoutouts

This weekend Shaw really shows that it’s a haven for the arts!

1. Mickelson's Attic Sale Saturday and Sunday - From 10am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, Mickelson's Fine Art Framing is hosting a special sale. Find bargains on rare and old fine arts and frames as we open dusty old box after box. Steel engravings from the 19th century, asian wall hangings, illustrations from 19th c Harper's Magazines, 100-year-old sketches, etchings, old maps, original oils, interesting letters written in the 1800's, fun posters from the 50's and 60's. Hundreds of used and unused old frames -- ovals, gold plated, silver, velvet easel backs and more. First peek tells us these boxes have both serious collectible pieces and plenty of fun old novelty pieces for decorating.

Mickelson's Fine Art Framing
629 New York Ave NW

2. WPAC’s Newest 9x10 Show Opening Reception Tonight at the Parker Gallery – This show will feature the works of Kristina Bilonick, James Calder, R.L. Croft, Jenny Freestone, Pat Goslee, David F. Hartwell, Francine Livaditis, Nathan Manuel, Michele Montalbano, and Joseph Virgilio. For more info on this neat series, click here.

William W. Parker Gallery
629 New York Ave NW, 3rd Floor

3. The Long View Gallery’s Judith Thompson Opening Reception Saturday Night – Held from 6 to 8 pm, this reception celebrates the newest exhibition at The Long View Gallery. More info on this intriguing body of work here.

The Long View Gallery
1302 9th Street, NW

4. Open Studio at 52 O Street Studios Saturday & Sunday – from 11 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, 52 O Street Studios will be hosting its annual "Open Studios.” This event will showcase O Street Studio’s sixteen artists, who work in one building in a wide range of media and styles. The open their studio event offers a rare glimpse into the process behind their art. This free event provides the visitor the opportunity to purchase artwork and meet the artists in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. Occupying 28,000 square feet, over four floors, 52 O Street Studios is one of the largest and oldest buildings dedicated to the practice of Fine Arts in Washington, DC.

52 O Street Studios
52 O Street, NW

5. Press Play on Saturday Night – Shaw's very own Project 4 and The Pink Line Project present PRESS PLAY, a multi-media art party showcasing video and performance artists working in New York, Washington, and Baltimore. The event will feature 20 dynamic works by 11 visionary artists. Cocktails and Live Music by Aphrodizia.

Press Play
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
1520 14 Street, NW

6. Shaw Is Always Fun - Check out Shaw’s Liberation Dance Party at DC9, the shows at 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Arena Stage, and Studio Theater, the cultural offerings of the Warehouse Arts Complex, Project 4 Gallery, the Ninth Street Gallery, and the Long View Gallery, and the chance to get your freak on and knock back some drinks at places like Avenue, Be Bar, and Old Dominion Brewhouse.

I'm definitely leaving a lot off--let others know what I'm missing in the comments.

Have a Weekend Shoutout suggestion? Email me at!


Drew said...

I know it isn't in Shaw... but if you have a chance go check out ArtoMatic... it opens tonight(Friday, April 13)!

Carmen said...

Well, I owe my fun weekend to you Shawrez - 54 O St Studios on Saturday and Longview Gallery followed by dinner at Queen of Sheba Saturday night.

Thanks for the weekend shoutouts!

By the way, the food at Queen of Sheba was great!

Shaw Rez said...

Carmen--so glad to know the weekend shoutouts helped forge a fun weekend.

What'd you get at Queen of Sheba?

carmen said...

More knowledegable neighbors ordered for us! This was only my second time having Ethiopian.