After asking over 300 people to describe Washington in one word, Wike knit their answers in Morse code to give the words a tangible presence. The knitted responses create a web-like maze of thread visitors navigate upon entering the Mobile Art Gallery, forcing them to confront and physically acknowledge preconceived notions about the space and city they are currently inhabiting.
Block Watch is a participatory community art project meant to weave together imagery culled from archival photographs as well as the present physical landscape of Anacostia to create a playful, abstracted representation of the community, its history, and its future. The public is invited to embed their own words and images related to their personal experiences of the community into the work's three dimensional, collaged layers of drawings to create a tapestry of voices in vignettes throughout the bold, broad structural lines of the piece.”
Amanda Burnham has transformed the Mobile Art Gallery for Anacostia Community Museum! Composed of gestural acrylic paintings, “Block Watch" weaves together imagery culled from archival photographs as well as the present physical landscape of Anacostia to create a playful, abstracted representation of the community, its history, and its future. Visitors will be invited to embed their own words and images related to their personal experiences of the community into the work's three dimensional, collaged layers of drawings, creating a tapestry of voices in vignettes throughout the bold, broad structural lines of the piece.
Join CulturalDC and District Bridges for the Ward 1 Mobile Art Gallery Kick-Off to celebrate Noa Heyne's exhibit: Posthumous Adaptations (an interactive whale-oid sculpture!)
Communty Performers include:
EL Haynes Dance Company, 1 Identity, Model City Steppers, MaryJo Mattea, Veronneau
Free to attend. Crafts and food!
Join local artist JD Deardourff for a fun workshop about the art of screen printing!
JD will be teaching about the basics, then demonstrating the process. Participants will get to help make their own screen print to take home.
JD’s work can be seen now through February 23rd in CulturalDC’s SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery at Union Market.
Join CulturalDC and the Smithsonian's National Zoo for the community kick-off of SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery's newest exhibit! Set amidst ZooLights, powered by Pepco, artist Maggie Gourlay's installation, Adaptation/Migration in the Anthropocene, explores the impact of invasive insect species on the environment as a reminder of our relationship with nature.
By Maggie Gourlay
In Migration/Adaptation in the Anthropocene, Maggie Gourlay will transform CulturalDC’s SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery into an immersive environment where visitors can learn about threats to our climate and engage in small actions that can make a big difference. Their “bug portraits” will crawl along the walls, leading viewers through the exhibit. You can even take a bug home - Maggie has made some cool stamps!
Join CulturalDC and artist Salvatore Pirrone for a FREE community workshop outside the SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery in Yards Park.
This is your chance to take part in a large community drawing! Using colorful yarn like the pieces found in String Room, you are invited to make a line drawing in the lawn around the gallery. You can draw as an individual or work together with other community members. What shapes or objects will you create with yarn?
All supplies will be provided - you just bring the creative energy!
By Salvatore Pirrone
WASHINGTON, DC – CulturalDC is pleased to present String Room by Salvatore Pirrone, opening on October 21 at the Yards Park in Capitol Riverfront. In String Room, the first exhibition to take place in the SPACE4: Visual Arts mobile art gallery constructed from a shipping container, Pirrone creates an immersive experience where visitors can explore the themes of inclusion, fragility, and play. Using yarn donated by residents of Ward 6, Pirrone builds an intimate environment where people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to dismantle the room one piece at a time.