Category: events

PPW artists post up at Crafty Bastards Art/Craft Fair tomorrow (10/1)

Hi! Just a reminder that our shop will be CLOSED tomorrow 10/1 while both Kristina Bilonick and Anthony Dihle (PPW resident artists) participate in the annual arts extravaganza that is:

Now in its 8th season, this arts and crafts fair hosted by the Washington Citypaper is bigger and better than ever!! click through the image above to see all 170 vendors, food stands, activities, music and dance performances that make up the day.

The event is held in Adams Morgan at the Marie Reed School at 18th and Kalorama (you will not be able to miss it) from 10am-5pm.. Come by and See Anthony / Fire Studio in booth #14, and me and my buddy Sarah Cecelia Jewelry in booth #106.

Hope to see you there tomorrow!

Opening October 7th: ‘Human Mansprings’ by Steven Frost!

October 7 – November 12, 2011 in the Gallery
Human Mansprings – a solo project by artist, Steven Frost
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 6-9pm

We are thrilled to have Steven Frost as our next gallery artist. Frost is a a formerly DC-based artist who lived on Georgia Avenue and worked at the Corcoran College of Art + Design during his time here. Frost left DC in 2008 to pursue a Masters in Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Having just received his MFA from the Fiber Department, Steve is currently living and working in Chicago, and showing at a variety of galleries and alternative spaces across the country. Read more about his upcoming exhibition here>>

What’s Your Idea of Paradise? Artist Annie Albagli- Paradise Interviews

Last week at our artist talk for ‘Greetings from Paradise’, guests had the chance to contribute a video interview to Annie Albagli’s ongoing Paradise Project. For the interviews, Annie created a modular backdrop with a variety of imagery that could could be arranged with velcro to suit the interviewees taste… then they were asked, ‘What’s your idea of paradise?’…

Here are some of the results! You can contribute your own interview to the project if you visit the gallery this Friday or Saturday! (Fri 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm)



Interview with Mariah Johnson of Porch Projects



Interview with Cynthia Connolly, artist & visual art curator at Artisphere



Interview with local artist, Maurice L.

This Thursday: Artist Talk with Annie Albagli

Join us this Thursday at 7pm, August 18th for a lively discussion with current exhibition artist, Annie Albagli!

Annie will talk about the works in ‘Greetings From Paradise’. Come hear her talk about the recurring ‘paradise’ theme in her work, and also her recent experience as Resident Teaching Artist at Pyramid Atlantic (where she created most of the prints in the show).

After the talk, you are invited to mingle and speak to the artist more. You can also contribute an interview to her ongoing ‘Paradise’ project. Interviews will be held in the secret VIP room of PPW and interviewees will be to customize their ‘paradise’ backdrop for the shoot.

Refreshments will be served.

dress code: shipwreck / paradise / dog days / swimwear

hope to see you there!!

(see the facebook invite here)

Opening Friday, July 29th!

Greetings From Paradise
July 29 – August 27, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, July 29, 6-9pm
Window Unveiling Ceremony at 6:30pm


Pleasant Plains Workshop is pleased to present an exhibition by Annie Albagli, Greetings From Paradise.
Annie Albagli is currently the Teaching Artist in Residence at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, where she has been working on a series of multi-layered, unique screen prints combining images from nature and symbols, and employing a multitude of techniques and materials.

With Greetings From Paradise, Albagli explores ideas of personal ‘paradise’ with a site-specific window installation and an array of large and small-scale screen prints. Viewers will also be invited to contribute to the series by participating in interviews on what ‘paradise’ is to them. For more information on the artist visit: www.anniealbagli.com

Read a recent interview of Annie on the Screenprint Society blog:
http://pyramidscreenprint.blogspot.com/2011/07/greetings-from-annie-albagli.html

Updates: Artist Talk, extended hours, and opening pics

Hello! A couple of updates to our current exhibition, WIRED by Amber Robles-Gordon:

We’ve extended the show a week so it will now run until July 23rd. We’ll also be open on Thursdays from 2-7pm in addition to our regular Friday & Saturday hours through the end of the exhibition so you have more chances to come by and see it!

Also, please join us for a gallery talk with the artist on Friday, July 15th at 6:30pm (free, open to the public)

For those of you who may have missed the opening reception, here are some photos:
(you can also check out the entire album on our facebook page)


Hope to see you at the artist’s talk on the 15th!

Upcoming Exhibition: Amber Robles-Gordon ‘WIRED’

JUNE EXHIBITION:
Amber Robles-Gordon, WIRED
curated by Kristina Bilonick
June 18 – July 16, 2011 EXTENDED TO JULY 23rd!
Opening Reception: Sat. June 18, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Fri. July 15, 6:30pm
Gallery Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 2-7pm, Saturdays, 1-6pm

Pleasant Plains Workshop is pleased to present a solo project, Wired, by artist, Amber Robles-Gordon. Robles-Gordon recently received her MFA from Howard University and works in mixed media, textile, photography, and painting.

For this exhibition, Robles-Gordon has transformed found objects with ribbons, gimp, fabric, wire and other materials to create exciting wall works that explore patterns, color and material. The works also speak to her cultural identity which is influenced by Caribbean, Latin-American, and African-American cultures.

Please join us for the opening on June 18th, from 6-9 PM. For more informatiion on the artist visit: www.amberroblesgordon.com

click here to read the curator’s statement>>

Upcoming Events at Pleasant Plains

We just published our newsletter with upcoming events for June and July.
Read it here>>

Don’t miss these upcoming events:
6/18 6-9pm, opening reception, Amber Robles-Gordon, ‘WIRED’
6/21- ‘Sticky Fingers’ a wheatpasting primer (class) led by PPW res’ artist Anthony Dihle (see newsletter for info on registering)
7/13- Art Critique forum co-presented with ‘The Studio Visit’ and moderated by Randall Scott
7/25- Carribean Day Festival, Amber Robles-Gordon will be here to talk to visitors about her work
….

and more!

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Hope to see you soon! -PPW