Category: gallery

Upcoming Exhibition: Trash Cat Collective @ PPW!

Join us for a month of vintage fashion appreciation! We are thrilled to have the DC collective, Trash Cat take over our shop for the month of February – transforming it into a wonderland of vintage & preloved threads (for men and women), accesories, housewares, and other treasures! We’ll also be hosting a series of events including panel discussions, a fashion show, and closing day swap-o-rama blowout sale!

January 28 – February 25, 2012
Trash Cat Collective @ Pleasant Plains Workshop

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28
Closing Day Swap-o-rama!!: Saturday, February 25
Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 2-7pm, Saturdays 1-6pm and Sundays noon-5pm
more info here>>

A few of our favorite things…

There are SO many awesome items in our current Present Day exhibition..this might be the first of a few posts, but here, in no particular order, are a few of our favorite things!

'Excelsior' messenger bag by Highway to Hill $40

original painting by John Grunwell $85

postcard 'grab bags' by photographer, Cynthia Connolly $15 (for 15 postcards)

original paintings by Becca Kallem $55

wheat paste zine including recipe and poster by Keli Anaya $5

'Duckyfin' plushie by Megan Blafas $40

assorted screen printed totes by Elizabeth Graeber $10

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)