Oct 28, 2009


One of my closest friends, Beth Ferraro, is hard at work in the DC photo and art scene where she works at Honfleur Gallery. If you're in the DC area, check out these events:

FOTOWEEK ANACOSTIA : special event November 6th : all other events November 7-14th

SPECIAL EVENT : November 6th @ 7:30pm
Silent Auction + Reception hosted by Senator Al and Franni Franken
For tickets 202-365-8392, includes light fare and drinks, only $25
Address: 2204 MLK Jr Ave SE
The fundrasier takes place next to the gallery at a converted warehouse space, 2204 Martin Luther King Jr Ave in Southeast Washington DC. Join us as the event kicks off at 7:30pm with light fare and drinks. It will be a great opportunity to purchase affordable photography during the Silent Auction with works generously donated by Owen Franken, Joshua Yospyn, Renee Woodward, Antoine Sanfuentes, Jared Ragland, Chandi Kelly and many other photographers. The proceeds from the event will help reinforce ARCH Development Cor The poration’s commitment to Anacostia, bringing fine arts and cultural programming to Anacostia through its two art spaces, The Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions. Senator will be drawing his famous free-hand map of the US to be auctioned off during the event. Owen Franken will also be presenting a slide show during the evening, discussing his life’s work and images displayed. Tickets are only $25 and are available in advance by calling 202-365-8392 or email bferraro@archdc.org. (Preview of Owen Franken's A Photography Retrospective at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is free and will open at 6:30pm.)

Five different exhibitions throughout the Historic Sector of Anacostia, East of the River. All the exhibits open Saturday November 7th @ 7pm and are in walking distance of each other. We are accessible by metro (green to Anacostia) and metro bus (90 to Anacostia). Please check the web sites for gallery hours and more directions. Honfleur Gallery 1241 Good Hope Road SE WDC 20020 Women Photojournalists of Washington : Launch WPOW’s mission is to connect and educate the public of the work of women photographers. The photographers featured in the juried exhibit are Astrid Riecken, Allison Shelley, Abby Greenawalt, Ashely Twiggs, Algerina Perna, Amanda Lucidon, Andrea Bruce, Carol Guzy, Gabriela Bulisova, Jamie Rose, Katie Falkenberg, Laura Elizabeth Pohl, Melina Mara, Sarah L. Voisin and Yanina Manolova. Launch is generously sponsored by Camera Bits.

A Contact Sheet : Honfleur's represented artists + local favorites Photographers include Darren Smith, Renee Woodward, John K. Lawson, Antoine Sanfuentes, Joshua Yospyn, Jean-Francois Bauret, Jean Francois Rauzier, Jean Noel L'Harmeroult, Cyril Anguelidis, Andrea Hope, Jared Ragland, Sherry Ways and Deborah Terry.

Alternative Arts Space 2200 2200 MLK Ave SE WDC 20020 BK Adams + Steven M. Cummings : I AM ART Steven Cummings, DC based photographer, collaborates with BK Adams, Anacostia based sculptor and painter presenting an experimental installation with interactive components.

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions 2208 MLK Ave SE WDC 20020 Owen Franken : A Photography Retrospective
The French have a word that aptly sums up Owen Franken's career: Imprévisible (unforeseeable). To many, unforeseeable might be a source of anxiety. To Franken, it's freedom. It is not surprising then that Franken enjoys an unusual profession for an MIT grad: Photojournalism. Franken's career has taken him to 103 countries, allowing him to taste the best (and sometimes the worst) of what the world has to offer and get paid for it. "I've always relished freedom and never worried about financial security," Franken says from his home in Paris, where he juggles his roles as a food and travel photographer, a father of two, a gourmet chef, and the older brother of Senator Al Franken. His photos have appeared on the covers and pages of Time, Newsweek, Forbes, BusinessWeek, the New York Times, and National Geographic, as well as Saveur, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine,and Travel and Leisure. He has photographed presidents from Nixon to Clinton, covered wars and Woodstock, illustrated Chinese economic reform and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

ARCH Training Center 1231 Good Hope Road SE WDC 20020 Student Photography Exhibit : Eco-Action-Reaction Student photography show focusing on the importance of renewable energy resources, such as solar power, and exploring the environmental juxtaposition between man and nature. This exhibition is funded in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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