November First Friday

Friday, November, 6-9pm
$8 suggested donation

Join IA&A at Hillyer on Friday, November 3rd for First Friday Dupont Gallery Walk as we present the opening reception for two solo exhibitions featuring Katherine Akey and Lloyd Kofi Foster and the group exhibition “Immigration in Ibero-America,” presented by the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA). Guests can meet the artists at the reception sponsored by Bier Baron Tavern.

Street Sense Media Pop-Up Event: “Just Perspectives: Visions of Our World” 

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-8:30pm
$8 suggested donation
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As a program of FotoWeek DC, Street Sense Media’s Pop-Up event will feature the opening reception for “Just Perspectives: Visions of Our World,” as well as artist talks from Street Sense Media’s photographers. The exhibition will then be on display at IA&A at Hillyer through the duration of FotoWeek DC, from November 14-19.

CultureBlast: Artist Talks with Katherine Akey and Lloyd Kofi Foster + DIY Photo-Based Activity

Thursday, November 16, 6:30-8:30pm
$8 suggested donation

Join us for November CultureBlast with artist talks by Katherine Akey and Lloyd Kofi Foster followed by a DIY photo-based activity to celebrate FotoWeekDC!

Starting at 6:30pm, guests can join us for a reception sponsored by Shafa Blends and participate in a DIY Polaroid activity. Guests can have their photo taken on a Polaroid camera among our current exhibitions and then design a handmade frame from an easy-to-use template. All materials will be provided.

At 7pm, our exhibiting artists will each give a short artist talk followed by an audience Q+A. Following the artist talks, guests can sip tea, talk with the artists and create their very own piece to take home!


Every Monday 
6-9 p.m.
Drop-in (based on availability): Member $10/ Non-Member $15

The Life Drawing series is an independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums. While skill level is varied, there is no immediate instruction allowing each student to practice their drawing skills at their own pace. The Life Drawing series at IA&A at Hillyer is the perfect opportunity to practice your skills and independently work with access to a live model.

While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins are welcome to join if there are seats available.

Interested in modeling? Contact Paul Pietsch at . We are grateful to Paul for his volunteer support of our life drawing series.

2017 Sessions

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Cyanotype + Handmade Stencil 
Workshop with Katherine Akey

Saturday, November 18, 9am-12pm
Tickets: $22 for Members/ $30 for Non-Members

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Celebrate FotoWeekDC and learn about the cyanotype process with DC-based artist Katherine Akey. Join us for bagels and coffee while Akey discusses her influences, her trip to the Arctic Circle, and how these have come together to inform her practice. Following her talk, Akey will lead a workshop on cyanotype prints using handmade stencils.

Cyanotype is a method of photographic printing developed in the mid-1800s that produces a cyan-blue print. Originally used to reproduce notes or blueprints, the process was quickly adapted to print silhouettes of objects and stencils. Akey will discuss her interest and adaption of cyanotypes, and instruct participants on how to cut and make handmade stencils and use these to create cyanotype prints. All materials will be provided.