Artist talk July 20, 6-8 PM at Covered - 3500 12th Street NE. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Curated by Rosina Teri Memolo

Covered is a mashup of Thomas Sayers Ellis’ photographs of DC relating to Chuck Brown and Rosina Teri Memolo’s photography inspired fine art, which gives you a “backstage pass” glimpse of legendary artists that will take you back to those moments when you first fell in love with HipHop. as well as MuralsDC artists Pose 2, Vice Versa, DECOY, Aniekan Udofia, Cita Sadeli ‘Chelove’, Juan Pineda and Coby ‘DEMON’ Kennedy.

Check us out this weekend! The Gallery will be open Fridays & Saturdays from 5-8pm & Sunday from 3-6pm. 

Contact me if you want to schedule a viewing for another time.


This Friday, July 13, 5-8 PM in association with MuralsDC and Words, Beats and Life, I present Covered. 3500 12th ST NE

Covered is a mashup of MuralsDC artists, striking photographs and fine art pieces curated by local artist Rosina Teri Memolo.

Covered features captivating images of Chuck Brown, honoring the passing of DC’s undisputed Godfather of Gogo by Thomas Sayers Ellis. Rosina Teri Memolo’s photography inspired fine art gives you a “backstage pass” glimpse of legendary artists that will take you back to those moments when you first fell in love with HipHop.

In the last seven years, MuralsDC has worked to turn graffiti riddled spaces into momentous murals though a partnership between DC Department of Public Works and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Covered will show you gallery work from these beloved muralists: Pose 2, Cita Sadeli “Chelove”, Aniekan Udofia, Vice Versa, Juan CRI Pineda, DECOY and Coby DEMON Kennedy.

Round that all off with good folks, DJ RBI as our in-house music director and some beverages and Covered is sounding like a party…! See you Friday.

This Friday, July 13, 5-8 PM in association with MuralsDC and Words, Beats and Life, I present Covered. 3500 12th ST NE


Covered is a mashup of MuralsDC artists, striking photographs and fine art pieces curated by local artist Rosina Teri Memolo.


Covered features captivating images of Chuck Brown, honoring the passing of DC’s undisputed Godfather of Gogo by Thomas Sayers Ellis. Rosina Teri Memolo’s photography inspired fine art gives you a “backstage pass” glimpse of legendary artists that will take you back to those moments when you first fell in love with HipHop.


In the last seven years, MuralsDC has worked to turn graffiti riddled spaces into momentous murals though a partnership between DC Department of Public Works and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Covered will show you gallery work from these beloved muralists: Pose 2, Cita Sadeli “Chelove”, Aniekan Udofia, Vice Versa, Juan CRI Pineda, DECOY and Coby DEMON Kennedy.


Round that all off with good folks, DJ RBI as our in-house music director and some beverages and Covered is sounding like a party…! See you Friday.

Blended Opening: Friday, June 8, 7pm-midnight, 8 & V NW, DC
A great group of Street/Graffiti artists got together and put a whole lot of spray paint in the air… Something to see for sure and only open for a few days. So catch the opening and the workshops after.

Info

Blended Opening: Friday, June 8, 7pm-midnight, 8 & V NW, DC

A great group of Street/Graffiti artists got together and put a whole lot of spray paint in the air… Something to see for sure and only open for a few days. So catch the opening and the workshops after.

Info

We are fixin’ up another cool spot! I’m installing tonight or tomorrow.  
2030 8th Street NW - Opening: June 8th from 7pm to midnight.

We are fixin’ up another cool spot! I’m installing tonight or tomorrow.  

2030 8th Street NW - Opening: June 8th from 7pm to midnight.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Art Fundraiser is on Friday, May 18, 2012, 6 to 8pm in the lobby of CNN Building located at 820 First Street NE, Washington, DC. 
Help support Albus Cavus’ art program at Perry Center. We serve young artists from Sursum Corda neighborhood. The center is threatened to close due to lack of funding and drastic redevelopment of the neighborhood that results in relocation of its residents, leaving our students without appropriate social and educational support.
If you have followed this program, you know how much the students benefit and how much they learn from Ms. Alicia. Please allow her and the entire team to continue improving lives of these young people. You can support the program by placing bids for students’ art during Night at the Museum event on May 18, 2012 or online donation form. 

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Art Fundraiser is on Friday, May 18, 2012, 6 to 8pm in the lobby of CNN Building located at 820 First Street NE, Washington, DC. 

Help support Albus Cavus’ art program at Perry Center. We serve young artists from Sursum Corda neighborhood. The center is threatened to close due to lack of funding and drastic redevelopment of the neighborhood that results in relocation of its residents, leaving our students without appropriate social and educational support.

If you have followed this program, you know how much the students benefit and how much they learn from Ms. Alicia. Please allow her and the entire team to continue improving lives of these young people. You can support the program by placing bids for students’ art during Night at the Museum event on May 18, 2012 or online donation form


Women’s HerStory Mural . Photo by Daniel Lobo . 
Panel discussion Saturday, March 24 . 5:00 PM .  
Busboys & Poets . 5th and K Streets NW

Women’s HerStory Mural . Photo by Daniel Lobo . 

Panel discussion Saturday, March 24 . 5:00 PM .  

Busboys & Poets . 5th and K Streets NW

Last Sunday I did something I have NEVER done. Actually it started a few weeks before last Sunday because I had to plan it out and even ask for help. 
I participated in my first Mural as one of the artists not a photographer. 
I have painted plenty of walls and even helped plenty of muralists. Yes, I have stenciled and wheat pasted randomly on walls. Even covered a house in wheat pastes of my students. But for the first time ever I had my own work in a Women’s History Mural.
It began with planning. My first thoughts when I heard about the project were to think back over all the Women’s History I had absorbed and take a quick refresher course through what our foremothers went through. I thought about the women’s suffrage movement and how the word “suffrage” means nothing to young women today who may take their right to vote for granted.
I decided to recreate vintage women’s movement buttons with stencils. Buttons from the suffrage and equal rights movement are physical evidence of women’s struggle to equality. During the struggle, buttons communicate and unify by reaching out to kindred souls. They also lend an overt message to our mural and give it a voice. I hope they also remind and educate us to remember history and not take the little rights that we are allowed for granted.

*Thanks to Juan Lopez for patience and help, I owe you. And thanks to Alicia and Peter for believing and building.*

We are looking forward to a discussion panel about our Women’s History Mural at Busboys and Poets (5/K) this Saturday, March 24 at 5pm. 

Last Sunday I did something I have NEVER done. Actually it started a few weeks before last Sunday because I had to plan it out and even ask for help.

I participated in my first Mural as one of the artists not a photographer. 

I have painted plenty of walls and even helped plenty of muralists. Yes, I have stenciled and wheat pasted randomly on walls. Even covered a house in wheat pastes of my students. But for the first time ever I had my own work in a Women’s History Mural.

It began with planning. My first thoughts when I heard about the project were to think back over all the Women’s History I had absorbed and take a quick refresher course through what our foremothers went through. I thought about the women’s suffrage movement and how the word “suffrage” means nothing to young women today who may take their right to vote for granted.

I decided to recreate vintage women’s movement buttons with stencils. Buttons from the suffrage and equal rights movement are physical evidence of women’s struggle to equality. During the struggle, buttons communicate and unify by reaching out to kindred souls. They also lend an overt message to our mural and give it a voice. I hope they also remind and educate us to remember history and not take the little rights that we are allowed for granted.


*Thanks to Juan Lopez for patience and help, I owe you. And thanks to Alicia and Peter for believing and building.*


We are looking forward to a discussion panel about our Women’s History Mural at Busboys and Poets (5/K) this Saturday, March 24 at 5pm. 

This Saturday @ the Fridge 5-9 PM A very special show.
Saturday, February 25, 5-9pm @the_fridge_dc
In the last few years, I met an artist that everyday astounds me with her strength and humanity. She LOVES her students and is a huge champion of seeing them through to success. I’m talking about DECOY, of course, Alicia Cosnahan. 
Come help me and the rest of the community celebrate and support this art program at the Perry Center at the Fridge this Saturday. There will be pieces for sale and you can always make a contribution. 

This Saturday @ the Fridge 5-9 PM A very special show.

Saturday, February 25, 5-9pm @the_fridge_dc

In the last few years, I met an artist that everyday astounds me with her strength and humanity. She LOVES her students and is a huge champion of seeing them through to success. I’m talking about DECOY, of course, Alicia Cosnahan. 

Come help me and the rest of the community celebrate and support this art program at the Perry Center at the Fridge this Saturday. There will be pieces for sale and you can always make a contribution. 

This Saturday and Sunday our home is on the 54th Annual Capitol Hill Restoration Society House and Garden Tour. My mother and I go on the tour every year and this year we are one of the featured homes. We are still working hard to get everything ready. If you’d like to read about our house and the others click here.
Besides my work, art includes: Contemporary Nova Scotia folk artists Barry Colpitts, Murray Gallant, Reed Timmons and William Roach; Florida Highwaymen painter Harold Newton; Eastern Market’s David Kessler and Agnes Ainilian; street artists and muralists Stephen “ESPO” Powers, James “Dalek” Marshall, Asad “UlTRA” Walker, DECOY and Spencer LeBouef.
I hope you get to see this, if not, we’re having a party/opening the following weekend… Can someone bring me a massage chair?

This Saturday and Sunday our home is on the 54th Annual Capitol Hill Restoration Society House and Garden Tour. My mother and I go on the tour every year and this year we are one of the featured homes. We are still working hard to get everything ready. If you’d like to read about our house and the others click here.

Besides my work, art includes: Contemporary Nova Scotia folk artists Barry Colpitts, Murray Gallant, Reed Timmons and William Roach; Florida Highwaymen painter Harold Newton; Eastern Market’s David Kessler and Agnes Ainilian; street artists and muralists Stephen “ESPO” Powers, James “Dalek” Marshall, Asad “UlTRA” Walker, DECOY and Spencer LeBouef.

I hope you get to see this, if not, we’re having a party/opening the following weekend… Can someone bring me a massage chair?

Thursday, April 14 from 6-9pm Outside of Torpedo Factory

Why would a photographer build a nest? Maybe I was a bird in a past life. Our nest contribution was a way to recycle and reuse clippings from my apple tree, a beloved pair of ripped jeans, and random flora from the florist Volanni’s bins behind my house. I made a nest last year with Kevin Hunt and unfortunately it was stolen - most likely by the trash collectors. This year, Kevin Hunt, DECOY, Tim Rogers were kind enough to help with the initial construction and Sydney Cain pitched in with the final install and beauty portion of the build. People seemed to like our nest, they featured it in the email.
The opening is Thursday at 8 PM, hope you can make it, anyone wishing to see new work, let me know, I will have some on hand.

Join us Thursday, April 14 from 6-9pm for Second Thursday Art Night 

The Nest Project: What Does Home Mean to You? 
Albus Cavus Nest created by Rosina Teri Memelo - one of 15 nest installations along the waterfront. Albus Cavus Nest created by Rosina Teri Memolo - one of 15 nest installations along the waterfront. 

What Is The Nest Project? 
The Torpedo Factory’s exhibition space, Target Gallery, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, is excited to share with you,The Nest Project. The Nest Project is in conjunction with the Target Gallery’s juried exhibition Nest.

This is a four-part collaborative project that includes:
*A Juried Exhibition in the Target Gallery with a special reception, April 14, 6-9pm
*15 Outdoor Installations along the waterfront built by DC area art groups
*Community built nest in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory benefiting Habitat for Humanity
*54 In-Studio nests created by Torpedo Factory Artists

TFAA artist Alison Sigethy weaving the Torpedo Factory Art Center Nest located on the docks right outside of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. TFAA artist Alison Sigethy weaving the Torpedo Factory Art Center Nest located on the docks right outside of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. 

April 14, 6-9pm Schedule of Activities:

6-9pm: Target Gallery Nest Exhibition reception; meet the artists and the juror, Gretchen Schermerhorn.Explore 54 In-Studio Nests on all three floors of the Torpedo Factory Art Center and help build the Habitat for Humanity Community Nest located on the main floor in front of the Target Gallery

7pm: Gallery talk by juror Gretchen Schermerhorn as part of the NestExhibit in Target Gallery

7:30pm: Gallery talk in the Art League Gallery; "Remains" with juror J.W. Mahoney and meet artist Cindy Packard Richmond for her solo exhibit “Food, Glorious Food

8pm: Artist guided tours of the Outdoor Nest Installations

Target Gallery Nest ExhibitTarget Gallery Nest Exhibit
Nest Exhibit - April 2 -May 15, 2011 - Reception: April 14, 6-9pm with gallery talk at 7pm
Nest is a juried exhibition which examines the nest as a symbol for home and refuge, both literally and conceptually. The juror for this exhibition is Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artistic Director for the Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. A reception on Second Thursday, April 14th from 6-9pm includes a gallery talk with juror Gretchen Schermerhorn at 7pm, a nest scavenger hunt, community nest building with Habitat for Humanity and more. Nest Installation Artist Michael Winger for Art DCNest Installation Artist Michael Winger for Art DC

Outdoor Nest Installations - April 10 - May 15, 2011
These nests will be installed along the waterfront of the Potomac River near the Torpedo Factory. Nest sites will include docks, decks, tree stumps, outcroppings of rock, and selected trees. Our goal is to inspire people to look more closely at their own habitat. Free maps will guide visitors on a nest spotting walking tour, along the waterfront, through a park, into the Torpedo Factory and ending at Target Gallery, where the exhibition Nest can be seen.

Participating Art Groups:
*Torpedo Factory Art Center
*The Art League
*ArtDC featuring the work of Michael Winger
*Art Whino featuring the work of James Walker
*Flux Studios featuring the work of Novie Trump, Jessica Beels, and Laurel Lukaszewski
*Hamiltonian Artists
*microWave project featuring the work of Pam Rogers
*Convergence
*Pyramid Atlantic Art Center featuring the work of Sabeth Jackson &Gretchen Schermerhorn
*Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC) featuring Virginia Tech’s Master of Landscape Architecture Graduate Students led by Laurel McSherry, program director
*Art Outlet featuring the work of Roy Utley & Heather Schmaedeke
*Albus Cavus featuring the work of Rosina Teri Memelo with help from Decoy, Tim Rogers, Kevin Hunt, and Sydney Cain


In- Studio Nest built by Printmakers Inc. - Studio 325In- Studio Nest built by Printmakers Inc. - Studio 325
Indoor Community Nest - April 2 - May 15, 2011
The public will be invited to participate in the building of a large community nest installed on the main floor of the Torpedo Factory. Long strips of paper will be available for $1 for the public to answer the question “What does home mean to you?” They will then be invited to weave their paper into the nest structure. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia.


In-Studio Nests - April 2nd - May 15, 2011

Torpedo Factory artists have been asked to participate by making their version of the “nest” in their studios - to be on display during the length of the Nest exhibition. Maps will be available to lead visitors around the building to find all of these Nests.

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Founded in 1990, they are headquartered in Arlington, VA. They build homes in Arlington and Fairfax Counties as well as the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax. 

Habitat for Humanity International has built over 400,000 homes around the globe, working alongside communities to provide over 2 million people worldwide with safe, affordable, decent shelter. Habitat for Humanity does this through community-based offices called affiliates, which operate in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. 

Gallery Information
The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery promotes high standards of art by continuously exploring new ideas through the visual media in a schedule of national and international exhibitions. Located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA, the gallery is open daily from 10-6 pm and until 9pm on Thursdays.