What do you have planned the next two weekends? Need help? Ten Miles Square has you covered, fear not.
We are gearing up hard for our big runway event on June 6 for Flaunt at Honfleur Gallery. Project Beltway is heading up this event, collecting models, stylists, runway photographers and more to make this a huge, not-to-be-missed event. Our four designers plan on showing between 8-15 designs each, and with tickets at an easy $10 a piece, we expect a packed house. Contact 202-536-8994 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets; get more info and contact details at the gallery's web site. (Note: tickets will not be sold at the door; limited VIP tickets available)
June 6 is also the last day of the exhibit, so get down there!
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What about this weekend? Artomatic, of course! TMS has a wall set up on the 9th floor, west side (near the elevators, by the window). Check out some work by artists TMS has featured over the last year, sign up for our mailing list, tell us how awesome we are in our guestbook, and buy a print!
Artomatic opens Friday at noon! Regular hours: Friday-Saturday, 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Located at 55 M Street, SE, literally 20 feet from the Navy Yard Metro.
Work by: Katy Ray, Joshua Yospyn, Angela Kleis, Max Cook, John Ulaszek, Paivi Salonen, Brian Knight, Marie Kwak, Tracy Clayton, Pat Padua, Meaghan Gay, and Jack Whitsitt.
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Finally, I want to thank everyone who came out to Critical Mass! We had a great time checking out everyone's art in our impromptu show, rocking out to the DJ, and enjoying some tasty vodka and grapefruit juice cocktails. Check out Joshua's temporary tattooed tribute to my 30th year:
Photo by Andrew McDermott
Onward and upward!
The party has been rescheduled for Friday, May 15! We hope you'll join us!
It's my 30th birthday this month, so I'm teaming up with Jayme from Civilian Art Projects to celebrate it on May 15th with all the art we can stuff into one gallery. Hope to see you there!
Ten Miles Square and Civilian Art Projects Invite You to Celebrate Critical Mass on Friday, 15th
Join us on May 15th for an art and dance night to celebrate a couple of arty gals' birthdays. Heather Goss from Ten Miles Square and Jayme McLellan from Civilian Art Projects flip over another year this May and want you to come party at Critical Mass, a one-night only art show featuring 20+ talented D.C. artists, followed by a straight-up dance party with DJ KC from Fatback and DJ Nite Krawler from Moneytown.
In addition to Civilian Art Project's ongoing solo exhibitions featuring Erick Jackson and Ken D. Ashton in the gallery, Ten Miles Square will host a salon show in the office space gallery, including well-known artists like Michael Janis, Tim Tate, Cory Oberndorfer and Billy Colbert, along with TMS regulars (and soon-to-be well-known names!) John Ulaszek, Cesar Lujan, Kyle Gustafson, and many more. Every piece in the office will be available for under $150 that night - a downright steal that is our artists' gift to us and all our guests. And much of the work in the Jackson & Ashton exhibitions is priced at below $300 to boot!
Arrive between 9 and 10 p.m. for some mingling and art viewing. At 10 p.m. our arty birthday party will reach Critical Mass as DJs KC and Nite Krawler take over for a gallery dance party.
We can't imagine celebrating our birthdays without celebrating the fantastic art we get to immerse ourselves in all year round. We hope you'll take the opportunity to enjoy a little art yourself and maybe even take some home with you, after shaking your tail thoroughly all night.
Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
$5 at the door, refreshments available
TMS has gotten some decent press lately. Last week The Examiner featured me, talking about Kyle Gustafson's awesome R.E.M. photo, in their weekly The Eye feature, see the online pdf version here.
During the Dahlak exhibit opening, I got to meet Betsy from DC Shot List, who interviewed me about Ten Miles Square for her site. It was posted yesterday with a nice shout-out for our upcoming Flaunt show at Honfleur, my thoughts on buying art, and how to get more involved with your own photography.
Lastly, the Express ran Nestor Diaz's photo Stars in their Weekend Pass section yesterday, as you can see above. See it in person at Dahlak until May 3!
Go pick up a copy of the Sunday Washington Post and flip to the Style section, where you'll see one of Joshua Yospyn's fashion photography shots on the front page, followed by a huge spread on E-6 and E-7. This is part of a new monthly feature on street style he's working on. Great work, Josh!
See more of his work in person at Honfleur Gallery this Saturday, April 25, for the opening of Flaunt!
What's next, you ask? We've been working hard putting together Flaunt: Photography & Fashion Collaboration with the fine folks at Honfleur Gallery and Rachel Cothran from the fashion blog Project Beltway. Ten Miles Square found four outstanding fashion photographers to pair with four local fashion designers to create the exhibit, opening April 25, and a runway event, held on June 6. Check out our official release below for all the details.
This spring, the Honfleur Gallery will premiere Flaunt: Photography & Fashion Collaboration, a special exhibition showcasing emerging local talent in photography and fashion design. To highlight the synergy between the two mediums, the show will feature two events: an opening launch on Saturday, April 25, 2009, and a runway show on June 6, 2009.
Flaunt, produced in association with Ten Miles Square and Project Beltway, LLC, will feature new fashion portrait work by photographers Joshua Yospyn, John Ulaszek, Meaghan Gay, and Steve Goldenberg. The work is the result of collaborations with local fashion designers Dana Greaves, Taimur Baig, Lara Akinsaya, and Will Sharp, who will showoff their talent as their clothes grace the runway.
An artistic experiment of sorts, Flaunt aims to challenge and explore the notions of what constitutes fashion photography. "This unique visual event revolves around the concept that the beauty of art is its lack of fixed rules and definitions," says Heather Goss, founder of Ten Miles Square. "Each photographer captured the essence of high fashion in their own terms, as did each designer." The show is meant not only to ignite discussion about fashion photography as a genre, but also to remind DC residents and artists of the ongoing need for a strong artistic- and affordable- voice in the community. "Creativity is something we cannot afford to lose in this economy, but unfortunately so many designers are limited by what sells," says Rachel Cothran, founder of Project Beltway, LLC. "This show in many ways is about the artists and their explosive creative vision; visions that should not be hindered by a desire to sell, but rather embraced for their desire to create works that define their style."
The opening exhibition and runway show promise an outstanding soundtrack further promoting local artists including DJ TEN.
The opening is free and open to the public.
About the sponsors:
The Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE within Historic Anacostia, between the 11th Street Bridge and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE. Free and Open to the Public~Don't miss out on this first-time collaboration. The Honfleur Gallery exhibits & represents both fine contemporary arts & artists, while also incorporating non-salable, socially-minded exhibitions & installations. Honfleur aims to provide better access to The Arts for residents "East of the Anacostia River," D.C., Affordable Artist Workspace and a diverse range of Artistic Opportunities for Washington D.C.
Ten Miles Square is a venture to promote local photographers through independent, art supporting businesses, while also nurturing a new generation of collectors by offering real art at affordable prices.
Project Beltway started as a local street-style blog and has evolved into an insider resource for all things fashion in D.C.
Image of Malinda 31 by Joshua Yospyn, courtesy Ten Miles Square.
Photo by Brian Knight
I hope you were able to join us for the opening of I'm With the Band last night. As you can see, we happily greeted a packed house for most of the night. DJ Chris Nitti did a fantastic job keeping us grooving along and giving the perfect atmosphere to enjoy some concert photography. Kyle Gustafson, Martin Locraft and Nestor Diaz showed off some great work -- all of which is now up online in our Artist section above (and for sale! contact heather[at]tenmilessquare.com for details).
It's always great to meet so many new people at these events. Some (understandably) get so excited about seeing the art, and some take advantage of the opportunity to meet fellow photographers, artists and art lovers. (Of course, some of us just do it for the beer.) Keep an eye out for some TMS press soon, too. I got the chance to meet Betsy from DC Shot List last night, who took some photographs of the event for DC Magazine. This Sunday, find a copy of The Examiner for a short feature in The Eye, where I wax poetic on Kyle Gustafson's R.E.M. photo from the show.
I'm With the Band will be up at Dahlak until May 3 so you have plenty of chances to see them in person. Stop in for a $3 Stella or a delicious Eritrean dinner; they're open seven days a week, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Get ready, TMS fans, we've got a slew of shows coming up for you in the next couple of months, starting off with an awesome set of concert photography by Kyle Gustafson, Nestor Diaz, and Martin Locraft at Dahlak in Adams Morgan. Details below -- hope to see you April 9!
Check out the opening of Ten Miles Square’s newest exhibit, I’m with the Band, at Dahlak on Thursday, April 9th.
View the work of three talented, DC photographers who combine their passions for music and photography to capture the spirit and energy of local artists and headliners alike:
1771 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(On the corner between Florida Ave and 17th Street)
Thursday, April 9th from 6 – 8p.m.,
Featuring DJ Chris Nitti
Suggested $5 donation
Kyle Gustafson has been used in several major publications including the Washington Post, Toronto Star, the Sun (UK), Heat Magazine, Twist Magazine, as well as DCist.com, NME.com, Rollingstone.com, Pitchforkmedia.com, and Huffingtonpost.com
Martin Locraft has been featured in DC Magazine, and his work has been seen on DCist.com, OnTap, the Onion, the GW Hatchet, and Arlington Connection
Nestor Diaz has had images in SPIN.com, Rollingstone.com, RVA magazine, Pitchfork.com and DCist.com
“Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead.” - Benjamin Disraeli
Not a Ten Miles Square production, of course, but since DCist Exposed is pretty much the mother of TMS and the origin of the photographers we often showcase, we're going to promote it loudly.
Friday, February 20
5 to 9 p.m.
Gallery at Flashpoint
916 G Street NW
The opening reception is free and will get crowded, so come early. See the work of over 40 amazing photographers and bring your checkbooks, because everything is affordably priced.
We'll see you there!
Photo by Brian Knight
I had a great time greeting all the folks that visited us at the Axiom building last night. (And Josh Yospyn's turtles are a big hit!) Come see the show again tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Axiom building. We're in apartment #408, right between a fantastic show curated by Sondra Arkin and Ellen Weiss (with work by Tim Tate and Pat Goslee, among other talents), and on the other side, the make-out room!
We got a sweet mention in the Washington Post print edition today, check it out here. Remember the entire show is free and includes a DJ and bands in the Half Street tent, and it's all just a couple blocks from the Navy Yard Metro. See the post below for the full schedule.
Here's all the updated info about the big event -- see you tonight!!
Luck of the Draw: An Art & Music Experience
In the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood
Friday, February 13
6 to 10 pm
Saturday, February 14
6 to 10 pm
Sunday, February 15
2 to 6 pm
The fun begins at the tent on Half Street, between L and K Streets SouthEAST.
@ Navy Yard metro (on the green line).
Take the Half Street exit and follow instructions from the friendly Clean & Safe folks.
Performance schedule in the Half Street tent:
Friday, February 13
6:00 pm rifle recoil
7:00 pm Layne Harrett
8:00 pm Extremities
9:00 pm Sejayno
Saturday, February 14
Dance: Katrina Toews
6:00 pm BanjerDan
7:00 pm Violet
8:00 pm Blue Sausage Infant
9:00 pm Nkeng
Sunday, February 15
Dance: Contradiction Dance
2:00 pm Shadow Farm
3:00 pm Doug Stailey and Dan Barbiero
4:00 pm Pilesar
5:00 pm Janel & Anthony
Albus Cavus, David Barr, Andrea Collins, Sherill Anne Gross, Rebecca Katz, Carolina Mayorga, danny phantOM, Tariq Rafiq, Andrew Wodzianski, Alexandra Zealand.
"RED: St. Valentine bled for us"
Curated by Sondra Arkin and Ellyn Weiss:
Sondra Arkin, Chuck Baxter, Joan Belmar, Kristina Bilonick, Scott Brooks, Tory Cowles, Betsy Damos, Richard Dana, Don Daniels,Tom Drymon, Susan Finsen, Pat Goslee, Leila Holtsman, Judy Jashinsky, Tracy Lee, Anne Marchand, Lynn Putney, Veronica Szalus, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Anita Walsh, Ellyn Weiss, Brian Williams.
Photography exhibit curated by Ten Miles Square:
Erin Antognoli, Amber Baum, James Calder, Chris Chen, Jason Colston, Max Cook, Brett Davis, Angela Kleis, Brian Knight, Marie Kwak, Amber Wiley, Pat Padua, Barry Schmetter, Alexandra Silverthorne, Matt Smith, Paivi Salonen, Steve Strawn, Sanjay Suchak, John Ulaszek, Brandon Wu, Josh Yospyn.
Velocity Condos, Axiom at Capital Yards, Onyx on First