Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Anacostia Arts Center is celebrating the blossoming of Spring with the third annual Flower Power Party on April 9, 2017. The 1200 block of Good Hope Road in the heart of Historic Anacostia will be buzzing with family-friendly flowering fun, as part of the Anacostia River Festival and the closing celebration of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Activities include live music from Aztec Sun and DJ Laura Lopez, art exhibitions, classes and workshops, face painting, free giveaways and side show entertainment.
Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Event time is 1-5PM Events will take place at the Anacostia Arts Center and Honfleur Gallery. Event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP here: Flowerdc2017.eventbrite.com
Our guests will party to the sounds of Aztec Sun, a retro blend of 70's funk and soul with heavy undertones of jazz, blues and afro-funk. In 2016, the Washington City Paper named AZTEC SUN the "Best Local Original Band". The day wouldn't be complete without DJ Laura Lopez. She returns for the third year with her throwback jams of retro beats that keep the crowd moving.
Returning for the third year; Japanese Ikebana inspired floral designwill be hosted by Keith Stanley. The class will explore floral designs, through the use minimal materials, and students can create dramatic effects. Stanley holds a Teacher's Diploma 3rd Grade (Sankyu Shihan) from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Toyko, Japan.
Visual artist Ric Cunningham will host a workshop to the backdrop of his first solo exhibit Reclamation at Vivid Solutions Gallery, located inside the Anacostia Arts Center. Drawn to the idea of capturing the past in the present, his work is characterized by the use of reclaimed materials and imagery that conveys longing, passion and hope amid deterioration.
The outstanding exhibit: Pathfinder by Michael B. Platt will be on display in the Honfleur Gallery. Platt is widely recognized for his fusion of digital and conventional photography, drawing and printmaking as a means to explore/expose the human condition, particularly the history and experiences of African American Diasporic culture.
About Anacostia Arts Center:
Anacostia Arts Center is a project of the ARCH Development Corporation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a home for small businesses, artists, arts and cultural organizations to fulfill its commitment to the revitalization and sustainable economic development of Historic Anacostia. The Arts Center is 9,300 square feet and includes a 1,000-square-foot Black Box Theater, six galleries/boutiques, and Art-Drenaline Cafe. The center opened in June of 2013.