Honfleur Concert Series

Honfleur 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 9, 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 9, 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

Honfleur Gallery is delighted to announce the launch of its new Artist-in-Residence program.
This annual program will be a vital realization of the vision of the late Sharon Hughes Gautier to provide artists with the necessities of time and funding to create their work.
This program is a melding of Honfleur’s ongoing commitment to artists that live and work east of the Anacostia River in Washington DC and it brings Sharon’s passion for art and her appreciation of a community that is so incredibly rich with history and creative talent. This residence comes with both specific project funding and a monthly stipend. Funding for this residency is provided by Sharon’s family.
The first recipient will be JaySun, a multi-talented artist who grew up and currently lives in Anacostia and uses theater, music, comedy, storytelling and film to communicate with his audiences. He seeks to better the world by sharing thoughts, ideas and theories through various art forms.
Project funding will go towards the production of a film “Life: On The Rocks” written by Jay Sun. This film depicts how life-long residents of the District of Columbia are feeling the brunt of police brutality and gentrification and how “adjustments” have to be made to survive in a city that is pushing the local residents out of their own communities.

Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”

Amanda Gorman is a beautiful reminder of how we can use language to create art.

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

Saturday’s program includes “KETAMYTH,” a tripped out tale of ketamine and the near-death experience; a musical setting of “Goblin Market,” the Christina Rossetti poem about two sisters seduced by goblins; “Numbers/Dates” (sadness, despair, disgust, contempt), an exploration of emotions and the voice.
“KETAMYTH” composed by Ruby Fulton with words by Baynard Woods. “KETAMYTH” directed by Britt Olsen-Ecker, performed by RWO (Elisabeth Halliday and Bonnie Lander, sopranos; Robert Maril, baritone; George Lam, conductor and violin; Ruby Fulton, accordion and laptop).
“Goblin Market” composed by Douglas Buchanan and “Numbers/Dates” by Thomas Limbert.
Preview the band at: www.rhymeswithopera.org
Press/Questions: Amy, 202-580-5972
Concert is funded in by the NEA.

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/