The region is bursting with fresh talent and new artists from Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. We’re partnering with The HRCHY for a lively night of music and art. Target Gallery honors the 2018 Post-Grad Residents and announces the 2019 artists. Enjoy gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, hands-on artmaking, and three floors of open artists’ studios.
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TARGET GALLERY: 2018 POST GRAD RESIDENTS SHOW
Target Gallery presents the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s 2018 Post-Graduation Residents: Alexis Gomez, Kelly Johnston, Lyric Prince, and Sara Roberts. These four artists have each had three months in our Residency studio, developing new work and interacting with the public. For this culminating exhibition, each artist displays some of their best work they made during their time here.
Artist Talk: 8pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: CONNECT THE DOTS – “DOT’S BEAUTY SALON”
CONNECT THE DOTS is an ongoing exhibition dedicated to highlighting urban artists from unique backgrounds living in the DC, MD, and VA metropolitan area presented by The HRCHY, an all-women DC event group,
- The current exhibition in the New Project Studio (Studio 8) is called “Dot’s Beauty Salon,” a show inspired by Gentrification, “The Culture of Black Beauty,” and how the first affects the second in regards to the dynamics of unity, confidence, and pride in its communities. Developed by the HRCHY and curated by artist Jamilla Okubo.
- The purpose of this year’s exhibition is to encourage and promote a strong sense of culture, pride, and confidence to young girls of color as well as promoting entrepreneurship, business, ownership, and financial well-being at a young age.
The Exhibiting Artists
- Jamilla Okubo
- Dani Smith
- Cita “Miss Chelove” Sadeli
- Jermaine “Jet” Carter
- Darius Moreno
- Gabriel “Filthy Felloff”
- Kayla “Gold Lemons” Myers
- Haleigh Nickerson
- Asha Hannah
- Sam Lindenfeld
- Asha Hannah
- Nia Keturah
- Jordan Ross
- Lionel White
- Lloyd Foster
- Conrado Muluc
- Jamon Jackson
- Ania Siniuk
- Kiery Benitez
- Julie Sheah
About the HRCHY
THE HRCHY C.I.A is a start-up creative intelligence agency that specializes in branding and campaigning. They offer many creative solutions and services that enable clients to promote their brand and/or product in new and innovative ways. These services include, but are not limited to, conceptions, event planning, web and graphics design, commercial filming, & product seeding.
About Jamilla Okubo
Jamilla Okubo is a mixed-media artist. Washington, D.C. raised, Okubo earned her BFA in Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design. Her work has a consistent theme of exploring the intricacy of belonging to an American, Kenyan, and Trinidadian identity and aims to use her interdisciplinary concentration as a medium to address topics within her culture. Rotating between collage, painting, fashion design, and printmaking her work is heavily inspired by the art of storytelling through textiles and fashion.
Her work has been exhibited at Milk Gallery, Calabar Gallery, Weeksville Heritage Center, and the Dray Walk Gallery.
- COPPER WORKSHOP WITH THE ART LEAGUE GALLERY
The Art League Gallery (21) will host a mini-workshop on creating art on copper. Instead of using paintbrushes and canvases, a candle will be used to infuse colorful patinas into a small sheet of copper. Texture is then engraved into to the surface to create a petite masterpiece.
About the Art League Gallery
The Art League gallery is a non-profit membership organization that provides exhibiting artist members with the opportunity to have their work judged by esteemed local arts professionals, and to compete to exhibit their work in one of Washington’s largest art galleries. The gallery hosts monthly juried shows, solo artist exhibits, student/faculty shows, and special exhibitions and fundraisers. Exhibiting artist membership is open to all.
- WATERCOLOR MONOTYPE WORKSHOP WITH ELIZABETH PEAK AND DISCOVER GRAPHICS ATELIERJoin artist Elizabeth Peak inside Discover Graphics Atelier (Studio 202) on the second floor for a free hands-on workshop on watercolor monotypes. This is a preview of a full two-day workshop that she will host on January 5 and 6, 2019.
About Elizabeth Peak
Elizabeth Peak is primarily a print maker working on copper plates making etchings much like they were made in the 17th Century. She frequently make studies in monotype or in watercolor.
“I’m not looking for things that are inherently beautiful. Gas stations, city streets, rural or forested places are all equally compelling. I’m not looking for a specific place like a hometown or famous monument. First, I’m looking for an interesting composition and how that places the viewer in a particular relationship to the subject. This is the essence of Formalism: to care for all the abstract variables that make up the picture. Secondarily, I look at the literal subject and what may be taking place in terms of light or atmosphere. Finally, I work with realism to resonate with the viewer’s experience of landscape.”
About Discover Graphics Atelier
Discover Graphics Atelier, located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, offers printmaking courses and workshops in collaboration with the Art League. It also provides facilities in which advanced students and proven printmakers can pursue their art in a supportive environment. Incorporated as a 501(C) 3 non-profit educational institution, Discover Graphics is the brainchild of two experienced printmakers and teachers, Penny Barringer and Allen Kaneshiro. Drawing on their experience at the National Museum of American Art and on the generosity of friends, they opened the printshop in the Torpedo Factory in 1983. Since then numerous printmakers in various media have used it as their choice of studio.
- HANDS-ON WORKSHOP WITH SHARMILA KARAMCHANDANI AND THE MOBILE ART LAB
About Sharmila Karamchandani
Sharmila Karamchandani, a graphic designer, art educator, and an entrepreneur coach has a passion for design and working in arts education and community non-profits. Sharmila acquired her MFA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and has been teaching graphic design for more than a decade in several local colleges and universities. Sharmila teaches Graphic Design at George Mason University and is a Lead Entrepreneur Coach at Empowered Women International (EWI).
“THE STUDIO” BY KELLY R JOHNSTON
As her Winter 2018 Studio residency comes to a close, Kelly R Johnston transforms the Post Grad Studio (319) into a replica of the inner workings of her creative mind. Experience the artistic process from the inside out.
SECRET WINTER WONDERLAND
Art Center Studio Artists Lisa Schumaier (16) and Marcel Deolazo (332) have created a Winter Wonderland installation in the Art League Classroom (213) in partnership with the Art League. Stop by and revel in the magic with penguins and unicorns.
WINTER SEASONAL ART INSTALLATIONS
The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Edgar Endress and Marly McFly for our Winter Seasonal Art Installations on view throughout the Art Center from December 9, 2018 – February 25, 2019. The Winter Seasonal Art Installations exhibition was curated by Jaynelle C. Hazard, who is the Director of Exhibitions at the Workhouse Art Center. Check them out in the Grand Hall and on the smokestack on the 3rd floor.
TORPEDO ROW –CELEBRATING PROJECTS & IDEAS FROM THE GREATER D/M/V ARTS COMMUNITY
December Edition Curated by the HRCHY
- White Durag: Barbershop Pop Up and Performance Piece
- Nappy Head Club: Meet & Greet + “Make DC Nappy Again” Vendor Table
- Chanae Badu (w/the HRCHY): #SeeArtStyled Photo Booth Installation
- Merima Repesa: Color & Cool It w/Merima Repesa – Coloring Workshop
- Hilltop High: Chromotherapy w/Hilltop High – Painting with Crayons
- Autumn Labella Experience and the Omi Collective: The Therapy Theatre – Aromatherapy, Music and Sound Therapy, Sound Baths
LATE SHIFT MUSIC
- Joy Club Radio: DJ Marauder + GVIJIN: 7 – 10 pm
SPECIAL AFTER HOURS DJ SET (10 pm – Midnight)
Stay past 10pm for a special addition to our December Late Shift. The Art Center transitions into a free flow party produced by the HRCHY, featuring the music of Manesqueeze + Mista Selecta (Jungle Fever). Celebrate the end of the groundbreaking “Dots Beauty Salon” exhibition with the artists and creatives that made it all happen.
About Mane Squeeze + Mista Selecta
(from On Tap Magazine)
Avanti Fernandez and Tommy Smolka’s epic warehouse parties were just the beginning of a much bigger project. When a mutual friend introduced the likeminded DJs in 2013, the pair had instant chemistry. Fernandez (Mane Squeeze) and Smolka (Mista Selecta) quickly discovered that they shared numerous traits, including a penchant for drawing inspiration from musical genres heard around the world and an affinity for dancehall and trap music. Even their DJ monikers share the same initials. Not to mention, they’re both Geminis.
The pair joined forces as Jungle Fever, curating and hosting DJ parties around the city and performing together at a range of local venues including U Street Music Hall. They’ve picked up momentum in the past five years, making waves in the DC scene that have rippled toward New York and Philadelphia where they’re now building a base.