January 18, 2017: Live It Learn It Presents: DC Voices
An evening of storytelling from three local Washingtonians: a teacher, a skater, and an activist. All proceeds from this event will fund experiential programming for underserved DC youth.
Kelly Jones - Special Education Teacher at Orr Elementary School
Jamal Gray - Leader of The Nag Champa Arts Ensemble and Uptown Art Space
Tailor Coble - Food Justice Advocate and Fresh Farms Teacher at Langley Elementary
Musical Guest: Dove Lady (https://dovelady.bandcamp.com/)
Live It Learn It is an organization dedicated to using experiential educational to boost student academic achievement & motivation in DC's Title I schools. Through engaging field trips and interactive hands-on lessons in the classrooms, we work to expose our students the world.
"Operation Consent is back in DC this Valentines day! Come out as we support No DAPL protests at Standing Rock. Because consent is in everything, from valentines to Indigenous land."
Operation Consent is a recurring, interactive exhibition "with the mission of transforming a society of rape culture to a culture of consent."
The exhibition has occured in DC in 2016 at Union Arts and in LA in 2017. This installment of Operation Consent DC will include a variety of artists from the DMV whose work will range from illustration to interactive installation. All proceeds from show will go to Standing Rock/NoDAPL.
"AUNTY'S TEA PARTY is an all girl art event aimed at creating a space for young female artists to share their work, grow, and connect with one another. Featuring visual artists, photographers, merch, live painting, and live performances from female artists in the DMV area. Aunty's Tea Party kicks off at 8pm on August 20th, at Open Studio DC. Come one, come all, bring your friends, and enjoy a night of great art, good vibes, and girl power ♥"
True Laurels is a print magazine dedicated to highlighting the most captivating and untapped artists within Baltimore City’s visual arts and music scenes while still surveying the international playing field to feature rising global stars alongside Baltimore's brightest.
Started as a blog in late 2011 and becoming a physical publication in 2013, True Laurels was created by Baltimore City native and journalist Lawrence Burney (published in Complex Magazine, XXL, The Fader, Pitchfork, VICE) to highlight the widely untapped creative scene in Baltimore. Whether it be talking to street rappers like YGG Tay, featuring photographers like Geneviève Mame Kodou Dieng, covering events by all-female arts collective Balti Gurls or featuring international artists like South Africa's Petite Noir, True Laurels has aimed to create a one-stop destination for those interested in what Baltimore has to offer in context of the global vantage point through feature stories, candid artist diaries, photography and interviews.
On December 11th from 6 - 11 pm, Open Studio DC presents "SHOW POSTERS," an exhibition of poster art made for concerts and other shows in DC, as well as Baltimore, Philly, and New York.
Lots of posters, both digital and hand-made prints, will be on view and for sale, as well as other work by the artists.
The event will also include food, drinks, and live music!
All proceeds from poster sales will go to the artists.
Suggested $3 - $5 donation at the door