Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District
We all know what’s taking place this Saturday from 12:00pm-5:00pm (In case you don’t know go here: www.gatewayopenstudios.org)
A great way to end your tour is at the Gateway Arts Center for the After-Party from 5-8 .
After visiting the artist studios throughout the Gateway Arts District, everyone is invited to the Gateway Arts Center to mingle with friends, neighbors and artists. Enjoy some food and drink together at the artist receptions for three great exhibits: At the 39th Street Gallery Martha Jackson Jarvis unveils her latest exhibit Mind + Body + Metaphor, in the 39th Street corridor Americana will be unveiled and the Brentwood Arts Exchange will be hosting their elimination style exhibit, Project America’s Next Top Artist.
Gateway Arts Center, Second Floor
39th Street Gallery: Tour After-Party & Opening reception:
Mind + Body + Metaphor
Featuring artists: Shaunte’ Gates and Njena Surae
Guest Curator: Martha Jackson Jarvis
Martha Jackson Jarvis’ sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Studio Museum of Harlem, N.Y. Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, N.Y.; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Anacostia Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Tretyakov Gallery Moscow, U.S.S.R. Her numerous awards include a Creative Capital Grant, Virginia Groot Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, The Penny McCall Foundation Grant , and Lila Wallace Arts International Travel Grant.
39th Street Corridor: Opening Exhibition following the tour, 5:00–8:00p.m.
Guest Curator Neal Flynn, 39th Street Gallery Intern
Neal is a senior in the BFA Art Honors Program at the University of Maryland College Park.
Brentwood Arts Exchange: Opening reception Gateway Arts Center, First Floor:
Project America’s Next Top Master Artist
Participating Artists: Eloy Areu, Frank E. Ballato III, Melissa Burley, Ellen Cornett, Pamela S. Deane, Annie Farrar, Cianne Fragione, Ric Garcia, Pat Goslee, Winston Harris, Grayson Heck, Arthur Lugauskas, Sonja Meltonramejar, Masha Stul, Gilbert Trent, Suzanne Vigil, Acquaetta Williams, Leigh Ann Williams
The Brentwood Arts Exchange is bringing “reality” to the gallery. Project America’s Next Top Master Artist is an elimination-style exhibition presented in three rounds modeled on shows like American Idol, Project Runway, and Dancing with the Stars. Artists working in all media who live within 150 miles of Brentwood, MD applied to participate in hopes of winning a solo exhibition and a $500 cash prize. The judges (Jose Dominguez, Executive Director, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center; Tuliza Fleming, Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture; and Gerald Ross, Director of Exhibitions, Maryland Institute College of Art) have selected the group of artists who will kick of Round 1 and compete for the title of America’s Top Master Artist.
The May 10 opening reception caps off events for the Spring 2014 Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour. That night and during the exhibition periods, visitors to the gallery will vote to determine which artists will stay and which will go home, eliminating half of the artists between each round. Like they say, “one day you’re in, the next day you’re out.” Artists who remain will bring new artworks to display and face audience voting once again.
If we don’t see you on the tour, we’ll catch you at the after-party!
Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD