May 7 & 8, 2011, 52 O St Studios will host their annual Open Studios event. The doors will be open from 11 AM – 5 PM both days. The weekend offers a rare peek into the process and environment of artists engaged in many different disciplines. Artists are available for informal conversations. Work will be for sale directly by the creators.
To kick off the weekend, a panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth Ward of the Pinkline Project called “Affordable, Effective Working Space for Artists in DC” is scheduled for Thursday, May 5 at 7 PM. Further information about confirmed panelists can be found at http://52ostreet.blogspot.com
This year will be the second year that the buildings open studios event also plays host to performances, workshops, and demonstrations from building residents scheduled throughout the weekend. For updated schedule information, please see
The 52 O St. studios building has a rich history both in DC and in the DC arts scene.
Originally the warehouse for People’s Drug and Decca Records, in 1978 Eric Rudd converted the then old raw space to affordable working space for area artists. Since 1979 the building has been studio space for painters, sculptors, woodworkers, performance artists, non-profits, graphic designers, draftspeople, ceramicists, seamstresses, printmakers and more.
Participating artists include:
Monier Barakat (mixed media), Sera Baghdadi (textiles/2-dimensional work),
Bittersweet publishing (community activism/zine/design), Jesse Cooper (woodworker),
Stephen Crouch (painting), Leigh Davis (photo/video/installation), District Furnishings
(furniture builders), peter e harper (painter), Matt Hollis (textile installation/photo), Andy
Holtin (interactive sculpture), Emma Jaster (performance/theater), Micheline Klagsbrun
(painting), Sally Kauffman (painting), Raye Leith (painting), James Martin (printmaking),
Kendall Nordin (multidisciplinary), Matt Pearson (music/sound), Malte Renz (painting),
Lisa K. Rosenstein (painting), Maeve Sheridan (2-dimensional work), Threepenny Bikes
(bamboo bicycles), The Tuesday Night Group (2-dimensional work)
52 O St NW, Washington D.C. 20001 (Ward 5)
May 7 & 8, 2011
11 AM- 5 PM
Contact: Kendall Nordin