Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cult Photography Show @ Social

Friday Oct 29th at Gallery at Social!
Brought to us by The Dunes

Reposted From Brightest Young Things:

"Members of local underground photography group, The Cult of Frank Van Riper, kick off Halloween weekend with the opening of their photography show, Cult, at the Gallery @ Social ( Hosted by creative collaborative, The Dunes, Cult is a full-fledged art event offering art, music, and food. For $10, attendees can let their creative spirits out on the dance floor with music from DJ Adrian Loving (and a special guest), enjoy restaurant quality appetizers and finger foods, walk away with an original masterpiece on their face painted by Seema Khanna, or support their local arts scene with the purchase an original photograph from The Cult. Mark your calendars- it all begins at 6:30p October 29, 2010 at Social.

Cult History- Frank Van Riper served for two decades in the New York Daily News Washington Bureau, as an award-winning White House correspondent, national political correspondent and Washington Bureau news editor. Since 1992 he has been the photography columnist of the Washington Post. He teaches at Photoworks in Glen Echo Park and conducts workshops around the world with his wife, Judy Goodman. The Cult began in 2007, after a couple of classmates of Van Riper's Glen Echo class bonded over beer and bromides, otherwise known as "Suds and Silver" (in reference to the light-sensitive chemical composition of black-and-white photographic paper). The Cult now has over 65 members who range from part-time amateurs to full-time professionals and whose work includes fines art, fashion, landscape, weddings, photojournalism, and street and documentary photography. The underground group not only shares a love for cameras, and quality brew, but their listserv hosts a daily exchange of gig referrals, work reviews, technical questions and all things photography. The group meets regularly to socialize and shoot various events like the fire hose baptisms in Shaw, art show openings, and a member's wedding in Scotland. Membership to the Cult is not restricted to alumni of Van Riper classes; although, you must be knighted by him or his wife Judy in order to join. Once a member, you are privy to a wealth of photographic knowledge that should be protected, practiced, and preached to all those who will listen.

There is no other group like it! The Cult has a reputation across Washington, DC for outstanding work that reflects high-ethical standards and a willingness to challenge convention. Their show provides a sample of their ingenuity, creativity, and a bevy of diverse perspectives.

Cult Participants:
Chris Chen, Daniel Taylor, Erica Wissolik, Frank Van Riper, Frank Turner, Graeme King, John Ulaszek, Jonathan Zuck, Jordan Edwards, Joshua Yospyn, Mark Parascandola, Mark Silva, Matt Dunn, Meaghan Gay, Michael W. Hicks, Paul Sharratt, Shannon Holloway, and Steve Goldenberg."

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Dunes Presents: Get Trunk with Mishi Jewelry and Thembe Fashions

Sunday, October 24 · 2:00pm - 6:00pm


The Gallery at Social
1400 Meridian Place NW (Columbia Heights Metro)
Washington, DC


Join the Dunes and Social as we present the next installment in our "Get Trunk" Series.

The sample sale style trunk show will feature jewelry by Mishi and clothing designs by Thembe Fashions.

While you peruse and shop, enjoy $15 bottomless mimosas and blood marys ($7 individual drinks) and complimentary food bites.
Music: Smiths vs. Morrissey soundscape curated by The Dunes

-- The Designers --

Philissa Williams of Thembe Fashions is a self-taught clothing designer, personal shopper and stylist who has been designing for over 10 years. She started out by reconstructing her own clothing until other people began asking for her pieces. Inspired by patterns, shapes, colors, people, art and travel, she uses unexpected textures and patterns to accentuate the silhouette. Her designs are high casual everyday couture pieces that are versatile and work with many different styles.

Deidree Bennett of Mishi is a self-taught artist, curator, and jewelry designer. She was recently a featured jewelry artist at The Temporium pop up boutique sponsored by the DCCAH, and juried into the Columbia Festival of the Arts for the second year in a row. Unique artisan jewelry designs utilizing sterling silver and gemstones are her specialty. Her recycled vinyl record and recycled sterling silver jewelry designs are currently available in the retail shop at Vis Arts in Rockville, MD. She is consistently inspired by the beauty found in natural forms.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Streets of Light

1708 Gallery invites you to the Third Annual InLight Richmond on Friday, October 22 in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip. From 7:30 p.m. to midnight, streets, walls, facades and interiors along Cary Street between 12th and 14th Streets and along 13th Street between Main Street and Canal will be transformed by 37 light-inspired art installations.

The evening will kick off with a Community Lantern Parade at 7:30 p.m. beginning at the James Center Atrium. At 9:00 p.m. models will present selected designs for the Wearable Art Fashion Show at the Martin Agency Patio. Wearable Art judges will announce their awards at the conclusion of the fashion show. The night will culminate with an awards ceremony at 11:00 p.m. where artists will receive recognition for Best in Show, Best in Green and People’s Choice.

While experiencing InLight Richmond 2010, you can take advantage of some of Richmond finest restaurants, many of which will feature InLight specials. Visitors are encouraged to wear cobble-stone friendly shoes. Paid parking is available in several garages within a block of the InLight Richmond site including Shockoe Garage at 12th Street and Canal, James Center Garage and 14th Street and Cary Street Garage.

For more information about InLight Richmond and to see a detailed map of the location, please visit:

Photo: "InLight Walk" by Scott Kyle, InLight Richmond 2008 legacy piece

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Alien Inside at artdc!

Friday, Nov.5th
6:00-9:00 PM.
with Artist Talk

Alien Inside artdc Gallery video walkthrough from on Vimeo.

Affordable Original Art for a great cause!

This benefit exhibit focuses on breast cancer and the gamut of emotions experienced by those who have it, both during and after treatment. 20 Surviors and professional artists are showing works from a variety of genres, including: Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Jewelry and Sculpture. Topics include sickness, insecurity, loss, and suffering, as well as fortitude, strength, support and hope. A wise investment, the pieces are intense, beautiful, and moving.

Email to schedule a private viewing- Now until Nov 6th!

Raising awareness and funds for PINK JAMS is the impetus behind this show. PINK JAMS is a local organization dedicated to debunking current myths about breast cancer, and raising funds for the AVON walk.

Ferama Wobken, Torso, bronze.

Artists showing:
Antoine Josse
Claudia Olivos
Dana Ellyn
Dominique Fierro
Fabian Rios Rubino
Ferama Wöbken
Joe Hale
Kay Layne
Kevin Mellema
Lisa Pantoja
Margaret Rose Caro
Marie Bergstedt
Miriam Rylands
Paige Coffey
Renee Woodward
Rochelle Rudo
Samara Kaufman
Soline Krug
Tatiana Von Tauber
Terry Peterson
Turner G. Davis
Curator: Deidree Bennett

Consider: a gallery all to yourself, for you and your friends! Email for a private viewing. Show runs until November 6th.

More info on PINK JAMS! here

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

In Arts District Hyattsville
Next to Design Studio Art Gallery & Violetta Markelou
Within walking distance of Franklin's restaurant, brewery, and general store (0.3mi.)
Sponsored by: