“Tell Me Something” Opening Reception at Epicure Café Saturday April 5

The opening reception for the art exhibition, Tell Me Something, is this Saturday, April 5, at Epicure Café in Fairfax, VA. The show includes more than 10 of my newest collages, as well as gorgeous new paintings by artists Jason Davis and Javier Padilla. Together the three of us have formed a new artist collective inspired by the local urban legend of the Bunnyman: The Bunnyman Bridge Collective. The opening reception will include a live unveiling of The Bunnyman Bridge Collective’s most recent exquisite corpse collaborations and free art drops throughout the evening. The incredible Kid Claws will provide a full night of their lush and ethereal, dreamy noisy pop music. See you at Epicure Café from 7pm to midnight for a must see night of art, music, surprises, and play! You want to be part of this night!


Tell Me Something: The Bunnyman Bridge Collective


#WeTweetArt V2.0 Reception/TweetUp at artdc Gallery this Saturday, March 22, at 7pm

How would you describe your experience of social media’s influence in the ever-evolving art world of the 21st century? Has social media helped you meet or discover new artists? Has it helped you establish relationships and foster communities of artists in new ways? How can artists work to engage the art community and nurture one another via social media?

In the past week and a half I have made 50 new connections with artists in my local area via twitter thanks to an incredible art exhibition at the artdc Gallery. I am grateful for each and every connection I’ve made with these dedicated DC area artists. I am so impressed by each and every artist and art lover participating in this show. Artists were invited via twitter to participate in a massive group show that includes over 40 local artists and over 70 works of art in a wide variety of mediums. #WeTweetArt V2.0 marks the second social media art show for artdc Gallery. I’m excited to share that two of my new mixed media pieces will be in the #WeTweetArt V2.0 group show. I will tweet images and details about my pieces at the March 22 reception, so keep a look out for them.

Check out the facebook event page for the reception/TweetUp Saturday, March 22 at 7pm! Go ahead, click on the Going tab. You know you want to be part of this fabulous show. I hope to see you there. Another element that I love about the #WeTweetArt exhibition is that even if you are in Tampa, or London, or St. Louis, or New York, or Chicago, or Paris, or anywhere, you can still participate in this exhibition and connect with the art and the artists via twitter by following and using the hashtag #WeTweetArt. This event builds community on a local level in the DMV and expands the potential for relationships between artists and art lovers worldwide. Anyone with a twitter account can become a dynamic participant in this art event. So join in, TweetUp, see exceptional art, meet brilliant artists on twitter or IRL. I’m hoping to make a connection with you Saturday night!

#WeTweetArt V 2.0 runs from March 9-April 6. Live music for the March 22 reception/TweetUp will be provided by the Improvisational DJ group Sassoon. The artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD.


Live Painting at Javier Padilla’s SANTA VIDA with The Bunnyman Bridge Collective

There are so many phenomenal art events happening locally right now and in the coming weeks. I am still ecstatic after this past weekend’s incredible opening of Javier Padilla’s Santa Vida! Check out Javier Padilla Fine Art to learn more about this amazing artist! Plus, here’s an awesome write up about the opening night excitement, including an inside look at the live painting collaboration with artists Jason Davis, Javier Padilla, and me…AKA The Bunnyman Bridge Collective! The energy in the room Saturday night was absolutely infectious. I know there will be more experimentation and surprises at the opening of The Bunnyman Bridge Collective’s April 5 show, Tell Me Something! Come out and see us and join in the art filled play at Epicure Café, 11104 Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA, Saturday, April 5 from 7pm to midnight!

Get Ready for #WeTweetArt V2.0 Opening March 22

How has social media influenced or enriched your experience of the arts? I’ve met so many incredible artists through social media since starting this blog two years ago. Hanging out on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook has made it easier than ever to learn about art, artists, and art events, both locally and globally. This afternoon I was happy to finally meet a few of the artists I’ve met via social media IRL at the installation of an upcoming art show at the artdc Gallery in Hyattsville, Maryland. #WeTweetArt V2.0 is a group show that celebrates the connections we make via twitter with artists and art lovers alike. Building and engaging community through the arts is my constant everyday mantra and mission, so I am super excited to be part of this show. The artwork being featured in the show is being kept as a bit of a secret for now. I hope to post photos as soon as I can. For now here are a few photos from this gorgeous sun drenched day in Arts District Hyattsville. Plus, follow me on Twitter @dearsuburbia  and follow the hashtag #WeTweetArt to keep up with all of the news and progress about the show, the art, and all of the artists involved. Then join us on March 22, 7pm-10pm, for the opening reception of #WeTweetArt V2.0 at the artdc Gallery located at 5710 Baltimore Ave. in Hyattsville, Maryland. Meet the artists face to face and tweet about all the awesome art. Can’t wait to see you there IRL! xoxo