Another piece of the F Street streetscape puzzle will snap into place on September 5 when the artists displaced by the Carroll Square redevelopment officially return to studio space at 923 F St, NW, in the same block they occupied before most of that half of the block was knocked down and rebuilt. PQ Living last reported on the returning artists in March of 2008 – we circled the entrance in the photo above.
According to the press release, the artists group will be called F St | Arts and they’ll occupy the 2nd and 3rd floor studios in the preserved and rehabbed rowhouse portion of Carroll Square. These rowhouses date back to the 1880s and represent the historic preservation portion of Carroll Square. Paintings, photographs, sculpture, crafted jewelry, and wood furniture are some of the artwork that will be featured in the space with artists producing as well as displaying work.
F St | Arts will hold quarterly open studio events, in conjunction with the gallery located in the Carroll Square lobby, as well as other functions. Studios are open by appointment only in August with an announcement of public hours of operation coming in September.
Diversity breeds strength they say and we’re glad to have this artistic component of a mixed use block alive and back in place downtown. Check after the break for the complete rundown of who’s moving back in…
Unit #201 – Gediyon Kifle
Gediyon Kifle Photography and AYN Communications – Kifle is an award-winning photographer who specializes in photography, video, and multi-media. His current assignments include photographing the Martin Luther King Memorial Project.
Unit #202 – Stuart Gosswein
Painting and sculpture – Gosswein’s subject repertoire includes figurative images, still life, landscape and memorial designs.
Unit #203 – CAOS on F
Exhibition space for a coalition of artists to display and sell their work. Co-founded by painter Michael Berman, and furniture designer Matthew Falls. Berman is a mixed-media painter of abstract figurative images and cityscapes. Falls handcrafts furniture for the home and office using the finest materials available. Collaborations with fine artists add unique presentations to Falls’ functional forms. CAOS on F will present, as its inaugural show, work by Michael Berman, Matthew Falls, painter Quint Marshall, and ceramicist Joe Hicks.
Unit #301 – Mimi Masse/Beatrice Valdes Paz
Masse – jewelry and sculpture – Masse is a multi media artist who works with iron, silver, woods, leather and other natural objects.
Paz – photographer and illustrator – Valdes Paz is represented by Bonni Benrubi Gallery, NY.
Jashinsky – painter – Jashinsky’s “history paintings” include subjects from the prehistoric Iceman to the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the grand opening Judy will feature a video from previous exhibitions, 1989 – 2002.
Reyes + Davis – independent exhibitions – Exhibiting new work by sculptor Barbara Liotta thru October 10th. Also representing the artwork of Pepa Leon, Janis Goodman, Judy Jashinsky, and Johanna Mueller.
Unit #303 – Richard Dana
Painting, mixed media and drawings – Dana is also a DC based independent curator and arts administrator.
Thanks go out to a few PQ tipsters for the early notice on this one.