Honfleur Concert SeriesHonfleur Gallery hold annually a small concert series. This series offers a diverse range of musical programming presenting everything from contemporary classical ensembles to alternative rock bands: Specifically, past performers include; The Analog Arts Ensemble, Christylez Bacon, The Cornell West Theory, Butch Warren, Cephas & Wiggins, Nate Bell and many more.
Sara Dittrich’s “Keeping Pace”, Now open through Saturday October 2, 2021
Keeping Pace encompasses a collection of recent works by multimedia artist Sara Dittrich that meditate on the interconnectivity of the body and the land it inhabits. Through sound sculpture, photography and paper collage Dittrich enables the viewer to look internally and externally simultaneously. Her newest series of works in the exhibition were created through a cyanotype photographic printing process where tree leaves and other foliage are exposed to the sun on chemically coated paper to create cyan-blue prints. Playing with multiple exposures as well as collaged laser cut paper, Dittrich builds imagery resembling nervous and respiratory systems. By observing the cyclical nature of politics, land and body, Keeping Pace uses time as a through line for how we continually relate and adapt to the land and vice versa.
Sara Dittrich is an interdisciplinary sculpture artist who builds introspective experiences that shift perspective from passive seeing to active looking, from passive hearing to active listening. Dittrich uses musical thinking to illuminate the dynamic and unconscious rhythms of the body and environments with diverse mediums that often include sculptural objects, musical performance, video, and interactive electronic technologies. From placing a cellist in a 9ft. tall chair, sculpting hundreds of tiny ears from clay, or performing with bio sensors that match breath to tidal movement, the work can be described as both absurd and meditative. Dittrich’s studio practice is located in Baltimore, Maryland where she has lived and worked since receiving her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Dittrich’s work has been exhibited and performed in numerous venues including the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; Washington Project for the Arts, DC; and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.
Keeping Pace runs from August 13 2021 – October 2, 2021 in the Honfleur Gallery at 1241 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC 20020.
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon – 5pm. No appointment needed. Please wear a mask.
See the full price list here: https://files.cargocollective.com/90490/SaraDittrich_HonfleurGallery_Info.pdf
Stephanie Garon’s Breaking Ground
Breaking Ground explores humanity’s connection to nature. Using a gallery-wide immersive installation of loblolly pine needles, Garon’s environmental artworks emphasize the fragility of nature through ecologically motivated interventions. Whether the viewer navigates their movements through the installation or reflects on the sculptural decomposition of natural materials, the contemplative space explores how we, as people, engage the natural world around us. Her environmental artwork has been exhibited internationally in London, Columbia, and South Korea, as well as across the United States. Breaking Ground opens on April 9th 2021 and closes on May 22, 2021.
RSVP for a socially distanced visit here: https://signup.com/go/rZjVkit
Honfleur Gallery’s New Artist-in-Residence Program
Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”
Down In My Soul: Ancestors, Rituals, and Contemporary Practice
Down In My Soul: Ancestors, Rituals, and Contemporary Practice, a group show from the Washington DC-based duo Asha Elana Casey and Lionel Frazier White, explores the multilayered history of Black spirituality. Both expand notions of kinship by referencing personal experiences and research of diasporic religious and family traditions. In conversation with writer and curator Maleke Glee, the two discuss this body of work as part of the evolution of their artistic practice.
Sharon Hughes Gautier
It is with a heavy heart that the ARCH Family announces the death of one of its founders. Sharon Hughes Gautier who died on January 7th after a short, but devastating illness. Sharon was not only one of the original staff but also the one who inspired the development of ARCH Training Center and ARCH Family Services which over 25 years provided more than 11,000 DC individuals and families with job training, education and social services.
Sharon was also the originator and funder of the Honfleur Gallery “East of the River Distinguished Artist Award” which annually recognizes a living East of the Anacostia River artist for creative excellence as well as for having significant impact on the cultural landscape of Washington, DC.
Honfleur is Closed
Due to COVID-19 concerns, Honfleur is Closed
Rhymes With Opera perform @ Honfleur
Free Concert at Honfleur Gallery:
Saturday, December 3rd @ 1pm
Free Concert: Janel and Anthony
Friday, November 18th at Honfleur Gallery
Music duo JANEL & ANTHONY with Baltimore band, Yeveto
Doors at 8pm, performances start at 8:30pm. Free!
JANEL AND ANTHONY are a Washington D.C. based duo whose elegant experimental music has been featured on NPR and the BBC, and have gained the attention of some of the worlds most important improvisers and musicians. Established in 2005 in Vienna, Virginia, they recorded their debut album “Janel and Anthony” in 2006 and have sold thousands of copies at the countless shows they’ve played since. After exhilarating and exhausting years on the move—touring, collaborating and recording—the pair has finished their second album “Where is Home,” an ethereal effort soaked in the apprehension and excitement of wanderlust.
@ Honfleur Gallery 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE Washington DC, 20020
Questions/press contact: 202.580.5972
This concert is funded by the NEA.
From DCist: “Extraordinary”- “Janel & Anthony are a cello and guitar duo that have added fantastic touches to anyone with whom they’ve collaborated but are a special brand of mesmerizing when they play their own songs. Too off-center to be either classical, folk or jazz compositions, Janel & Anthony’s experimentalism is a must-see event.”
More details: janelandanthony.com and yeveto.bandcamp.com/