Feb 15 – Mar 22, 2015
From the Permanent Collection
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 15 3-5pm (invite>>)
Gallery Hours: Friday 2-7pm, Sat 1-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
This exhibition features a collection of prints owned by our resident print-makers. Alongside each print will be a story of where the print came from, how it inspires the artist, and any other fun facts about the work. The works on view are not for sale, but each artist will be adding a new print to our inventory which will be available in multiples at the shop.
Jan 16 – Mar 29, 2015
Print Exchange at Upshur Street Books
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16th 7pm-close
827 Upshur Street NW DC (Green Line Metro: Petworth Station)
Exhibition hours concurrent with shop hours Tuesdays-Sundays
Pleasant Plains Workshop is pleased to help kick-off a series of print-focused art exhibitions at Upshur Street Books! Print Exchange will feature prints and other 2-D works in partnership with area arts organizations. For this first iteration, Pleasant Plains Workshop will be displaying hand-pulled prints by PPW resident artists. Multiples will be available for purchase in the shop through the end of March. Join us for a reception with the artists on Friday, January 16th at 7pm and enjoy refreshments and in-store specials. (Facebook Invite>>
GAWW_id_8.29.11November 9 – March 30, 2014: Georgia Avenue Window Walk
a temporary public art project along the lower Georgia Avenue Corridor (various locations
Washington, DC – Pleasant Plains Workshop is pleased to announce the third installation of its public art project, the Georgia Avenue Window Walk.The Georgia Avenue Window Walk is a temporary public art project that engages residents, businesses and visitors to the community by placing art installations in storefront spaces along the lower Georgia Avenue Corridor.
The project is a collaboration between Pleasant Plains Workshop, the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force, and a group of Pleasant Plains resident-volunteers. This year’s exhibition features five artist installations that connect to the history and current culture of Georgia Avenue.
2014 PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES & ARTISTS:
Mama Chuy DC
2610 Georgia Ave NW
Artist: Tsedaye Makonnen
From The Core Studios & ElectiCity DC
3111 Georgia Ave NW
Artist: Luke Atkinson
Georgia Ave & Kenyon St NW
Artist: Jane Claire Remick
3506 Georgia Ave NW
Artist: Zsudayka Nzinga
3607 Georgia Ave NW
Artist: Elizabeth Graeber
MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND BUSINESSES:
Tsedaye Makonnen is an Ethiopian-American self-taught visual and performance artist who grew up on Georgia Avenue and was born at Howard University Hospital. One theme that weaves through her work is exploring the harmony and cacophony between her two cultures and identities. Mama Chuy DC which opened in 2011 is a Mexican eatery serving authentic fare from te Jalisco region of Mexico, including sopes, tortas, and tacos.
Luke Atkinson was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. He studied painting and drawing at Winthrop University, the Washington Studio School, the Torpedo Factory, and the New York Academy of Art. From The Core Studios is a new Boutique fitness studio offering a variety of fitness classes, a dedicated pilates equipment room, and personal training. ElectriCity DC is an electrical contracting business that specializes in electrical contracting, fire alarm systems, generators, and closed circuit television (CCTV) for commercial, government, and residential clients.
Jane Claire Remick‘s artistic mediums shift from project to project and are often collaborative, spanning, and combine video, new media, performance, and scenography/installation. Morgan’s Seafood is a neighborhood staple and the longest running business on ‘the avenue’. Open for over 80 years, it is currently operated by Romeo Morgan who is also the president of the Georgia Avenue Business Association
Zsudayka Nzinga is a visual and performance artist from Denver, Colorado. She paints women and political surrealist messages. Nzinga also leads fashion and cooking workshops around the city encouraging self love. Yoga Heights –is a recently-opened studio that offersyoga, pilates and nutrition to create balanced wellness for every body, at every level and every budget.
Elizabeth Graeber is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and an illustrator living and working in DC. Her illustrations have been featured in The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, and her book, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails was recently published by Penguin Press. Eats Place is a neighborhood restaurant and bar that’s a food incubator featuring a commercial kitchen and marketplace with dining space to host pop-up restaurants and guest chef residencies.
Join us for the launch celebration and art walk on Sunday, November 9, starting at Pleasant Plains Workshop at 2pm. At 3pm, we will walk by each installation and hear from the artists and site owners. There will be a chance to mingle and chat at our final stop, Eats Place. (Facebook invite>>)
This event is free and open to the public.
The Georgia Avenue Window Walk is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant Program.