Friday, September 24, 2010

17th Street Festival


17th Street, NW from Riggs Place to P Street, NW and R Street, NW between 17th Street, NW and New Hampshire
Washington, DC, 20009/20036
Dupont Circle (Red Line)

8pm FREE movie at Stead Park

17th Street Festival will be a free community event that will celebrate the newly renovated 17th Street Corridor from Riggs Place to P Street. This event will include musical performances throughout the afternoon, artist vendors, a pet zone, a kids zone, auction tent, and exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the unveiling of the new street-scape.

Additionally, individual artists and musicians will be invited to share their talents on stage and in booths along the 17th corridor. Dupont’s only DC Public School (Ross Elementary) will also open its doors to families and have activities for families in the area who are looking to maintain residency in Dupont.

* All proceeds and donations from this event will help to further revitalize the beauty of the street-scape, including flowers in tree boxes and light post banners highlighting local groups and organizations. Additional funds will go towards Ross Elementary and future events on 17th Street. Donations are considered tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Devotion in the District

Photographic Explorations of Places of Worship
by Maria Bryk

The Gallery at Social
1400 Meridian Place, NW, DC
Friday, September 10th
6pm to 9pm

DJ Soundscapes
Designer Cocktails, $7
Light Refreshments, Free

About the Show
Our nation’s capital is a mosaic of ethnicities and beliefs, with rich cultural traditions running strong. Over the past year, DC-based photographer Maria Bryk has visited some of the District’s most vibrant places of worship to capture the diverse religious and spiritual practices in and around the city. This exhibit will feature a display of powerful imagery, which will provoke discussion and thought about the expression of devotion, faith and spirtuality.

About the Photographer
Maria Bryk is a 2010 Young Artist Grant recipient from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She has created photojournalistic essays on a multitude of themes, including campesinos in Paraguay, Parisian street culture, Eastern Shore watermen and diverse religious practices here in DC. Apart from her travels and independent work, Maria is a graphic designer/photographer for the Newseum in Washington, DC. She covers events, live tapings and designs publications for the museum. She was featured in Art202 Journal’s “Thirty-two under 32” as a local young artist.

About The Gallery at Social
The Gallery at Social is a new multi-media creative space in Columbia Heights, DC curated by the Dunes LLC. The Gallery regularly will showcase DC-area creatives exploring the intersection of art with all media: music, fashion, cuisine and mixology.
Media and other queries should be directed to Ora Nwabueze at or 202.834.6576

Maria Bryk Photographer: Events & Photojournalism
734/904-8430 | |

Monday, September 6, 2010


an Exhibition benefitting PINK JAMS!

Vernissage~ Saturday OCTOBER 2nd 6:00-9:00 pm.

6:00 - 9:00 PM
Live Music by Mike Bowers!
Good Wine, Good People, & Great Art for a killer cause.

I am stunned by the quality submissions which have resulted in an incredibly gorgeous national exhibition of paintings, photography, digital collage, fiber art, and sculpture, all designed to raise awareness about the multitudinous issues surrounding breast cancer.

Did you know over 1,000 men get breast cancer in the U.S. every year? These details and more are addressed at ALIEN INSIDE, the PINK JAMS benefit during breast cancer awareness month that will raise funds for the AVON Walk for Breast Cancer. The artists are kindly donating 20% of the total sale of their pieces to PINK JAMS!

Don't miss this amazing collection, opening Saturday, October 2nd and closing Saturday, November 6th.

Curated by Me.

More info on PINK JAMS!
Hear Mike Bowers

The artdc Gallery can be found here:
The Lustine Center
5710 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

In Arts District Hyattsville
Next door to Design Studio Art Gallery AND Violetta Markelou!
Within walking distance of Franklin's restaurant and Bar (0.3mi.)Yum.