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Upcoming Exhibits & Events

Olympia, WA, Sunday October 9, 2016

Banned in DC Book Signing/Talk/Slideshow at OBSIDIAN

5:30-7PM. Bring $25 cash for the new edition of the book with the 8 page afterword.

The OBSIDIAN, 414 4th Ave E, Olympia Washington, 98501. Free.

Portland, OR, Saturday October 8, 2016

Banned in DC Book Signing/Talk/Slideshow at THE PRACTICE SPACE

7:30PM. Bring $25 cash for the new edition of the book with the 8 page afterword.

THE PRACTICE SPACE, 3636 N Mississippi Ave, Portland.Free.

Washington, DC, September 10 - October 15, 2016

Infrastructure at Addison Ripley

Andrew Fish, Trevor Young, Frank Hallam Day, Valeri Larko, Cynthia Connolly, Magnolia Laurie, Richard Vosseller, Olivia Rodriguez, Stephen Magsig, William Christenberry

opening reception: September 10, 5-7pm

Addison Ripley Fine Art: 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007 202.338.5180

Arlington, VA, Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1-5:30pm

Jazz Art Jam at The Rosslyn Jazz Festival

In the spirit of jazz, Arlington Arts presents a visual art jam session during the Rosslyn Jazz Festival where drawings, paintings and poems are created spontaneously by two artists, three poets – and you! Poets Zein El-Amine, Terraya Lewis, and Henry Mills, and visual artists Estee Fox and Bess Taylor (dc space calendar artist!) will create a range of work interpreting the music, the scene, and the energy of the Festival. As soon as the ink is dry their work will go on exhibit at the Arlington Arts tent. Watch it unfold: #JazzArtJam #RosslynJazz #ArlingtonArts

Curated by Cynthia Connolly. Made possible by Arlington Arts and the Rosslyn BID. Thanks to Arlington County Library and the Poet Laureate program of Arlington County.

Located at Gateway Park, just over Key Bridge from Georgetown in Arlington, Virginia, two blocks from Rosslyn Metro

Arlington, VA Friday, September 16, 2016, 12-7pm

Park(ing) Day with Kate Stewart

Sitting in a pop-up lounge centered on her new ground mural covering three spaces in the Courthouse surface parking lot, Arlington Arts Center exhibiting artist Kate Stewart will be creating new artwork that she’ll give you… in exchange for a wish! Maybe someone can make your wish come true…?

Located at the Surface parking lot just adjacent to 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. One block from Court House Metro. Then you can take Arlington’s Art on the ART Bus featuring original artwork by Stewart that connects to her exhibit at the Arlington Arts Center (ACC), which is where you’ll end up today when you hop the 41 bus (fare: $1.75)! Experience her work en route and also at ACC in her exhibition Strange Landscapes. AAC is open Noon-5:00 pm on Friday. Bus schedule will be posted on-site at PARK(ing) Day.

Curated by Cynthia Connolly. Part of the Courthouse 2.0 initiative. Made possible by Arlington Transit, Arlington Arts and the Urban Design Team of Arlington County.

Baltimore, MD, Friday, September 9 - October 29, 2016

Good and Plenty at School 33 Arts Center

Featuring: Darcie Book, Amy Hughes Braden, Estee Fox, Matt Hollis and Stefanie Williams. Curated by Cynthia Connolly

Most of us grew up with color televisions, monitors, and mobile phones, whose screens emanate a myriad of colors seemingly not replicable in the natural world. Using them daily, how much do these devices influence us? Are these exhibiting artists in GOOD AND PLENTY trying to recreate the luminosity and hue from these glowing beacons? Through the medium of pigments, paints, and manufactured objects used by these exhibiting artists, take the time to consider and witness the slow shift of our perceived color palette.

Opening reception: Friday, September 9

School 33 Arts Center, 1427 Light Street, 21230, 443-263-4352

Los Angeles, CA, Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7PM

Banned in DC Book Signing/Talk/Slideshow at Subliminal Projects

Subliminal Projects presents a celebration of the 7th edition of punk photo book "Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes of the DC Punk Underground, 79 - 85" with Cynthia Connolly, the book's publisher and one of its authors. There will be a talk and signing of the new edition of the book (with a new 8-page afterword). For the talk, Connolly will take you on a fast paced ride through her story of how and why she made Banned in DC, illustrated by even more images of ephemera and photos that could not fit in the new afterword. Book signing and Q & A will follow with Roger Gastman. Bring cash for your copy of Banned in DC! ($25)

Subliminal Projects, 1331 West Sunset Blvd, 90026

Fairfax City, Fairfax, Virginia Saturday, July 23 - August 20, 2016

Making Space at Olly Olly Gallery

Olly Olly, an alternative art space in Fairfax, VA, is pleased to present Making Space, co-curated by Anne Smith. Making Space is an exhibition of artists whose work investigates an awareness of built space, especially the unexpected peculiarities found in rigid structures of architecture and infrastructure. Built structures able to be measured and marked on a map or blueprint become more complex and open-ended in the work of these artists. A wall, a window, a road, or a curb are shown as more than a nameable quantity, but contain tension, uncertainty, humor, and wonder. The artists in Making Space call attention to these flexibilities of built space, inserting ambiguity into structure. On Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 7pm to 10pm, spend an evening with the artists: Cynthia Connolly, Margo Elsayd, Anne Smith, Diane Szczepaniak, Elena Volkova

Opening reception: Saturday, July 23 7-10pm

Olly Olly Gallery, 10417 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Fairfax, VA 22030

Alexandria, VA, Thursday, June 9, 2016

Please Touch! at Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Arts Center.

Target Gallery challenges conventional modes of art engagement with its latest exhibition, Please Touch! This all-media group exhibition invites viewers to touch, feel, dine upon, and even lick the artwork! Activate your senses with interactive work by 16 local, national, and international artists. Our juror for this exhibition was Cynthia Connolly, special projects curator for Arlington County.

6-8pm opening reception

Torpedo factory Arts Center, 105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Dover, NH, Friday, May 13, 2016

Banned in DC Talk and Slideshow at WRONG BRAIN

Concluding will be a book signing and copies of the new edition of Banned in DC will be for sale. ($25)

6:30 doors, 7-8pm at Studio #103, Picker Building, 2 Washington Street, Dover NH. $3-6 DOOR - NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.

Somerville, MA, Saturday, May 7, 2016

Banned in DC Talk and Slideshow at The ONCE Lounge

7-8PM at 156 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143, 617-285-0167. No Cover. Come and have dinner during the talk! (not required to have dinner, but would be nice!) Bring $25 cash if you want to buy a signed edition of the book. (payment for book cannot be charged to dinner check)

Oakland, CA, Friday, April 29, 2016

Banned in DC Talk, Slideshow and Panel Discussion at Land and Sea

After the slideshow, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Rich Jacobs (artist, musician and curator from the West Coast) with five participants in the early 80’s DC punk scene: Cynthia Connolly, Lydia Ely (bureaucrat, transcriber for Banned in DC, activist), Chris Stover (Void), Nicole Thomas (Fire Party) and Kim Thompson (Cupid Car Club, Delta 72 and Skull Kontrol). Concluding will be a book signing and copies of the new edition of Banned in DC will be for sale. ($25)

7-10pm (doors 7pm, slideshow starts at 7:50) at 5428 San Pablo, Oakland, California,94608.

$5-10 DOOR - NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS

Denver CO, Sunday, April 10, 2016

Banned in DC Talk and Slideshow at Mutiny Information Cafe

6-7PM at 2 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209. No Cover.

Philadelphia, PA, Saturday, March 5, 2016 7-8:30pm

Banned in DC Book Signing/Talk/Slideshow at Cindergarden

LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! presents Cynthia Connolly with a live slide show and talk on the Banned in DC book. Celebrate the 7th edition of legendary punk photo book with Cynthia Connolly, the book's publisher and one of its authors. There will be a talk and signing of the new edition of the book (with a new 8-page afterword). For the talk, Connolly will take you on a fast paced ride through her story of how and why she made "Banned in DC," illustrated by even more images of ephemera and photos that couldnot fit in the new afterword. Book signing will follow. Bring cash for your copy of "Banned in DC"! ($25)

Cindergarden, 4823 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, 19143, Suggested donation: $3

Los Angeles, CA, February 12-14, 2016

LA Art Book Fair at Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

My various books are being sold at the LA Art Book Fair: BIG LOTS at table x17 with Deadbeat Club and Banned in DC at table x67 with MOVE and Sergej Vutuc. Ask them if they have any signed copies! They might! Banned in DC is a special price of $20 this weekend.

2015

Ventura, CA, Saturday December 26, 2015

Banned in DC Book Signing/Talk/Slideshow at EP Forster Library

Special for this location there will be an intro slideshow of contemporary photographs by Cynthia Connolly with musical accompaniment by California artist, musician and curator, Rich Jacobs.

For the talk, Connolly will take you on a fast paced ride through her story of how and why she made the book, illustrated by more even images of ephemera and photos that could not fit in the new Afterword.

Rich Jacobs, California artist, musician and curator will play guitar alongside an opening slideshow of artwork that Connolly composed specifically for this talk. Both are now contemporary artists heavily influenced from the DIY punk scene.

Books & Zines will be available.

4-6pm at EP Forster Library, 651 East Main Street, 93001, Free

Baltimore, MD, Saturday November 14, 2015 7–9pm

Banned in DC Book Signing and Slideshow at Atomic Books

Cynthia Connolly, the publisher and one of the authors of Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes of the DC Punk Underground, 79–85 will be at Atomic Books for a talk and signing for the new edition of the book (with a new 8-page Afterword).

Connolly will take you on a fast paced ride through her story of how and why she made the book, and will present even more images and ephemera that could not fit in the new Afterword.

New Orleans, LA, Wednesday October 28, 2015

Banned in DC Book Signing and Slideshow at Nola Community Print Shop

Celebrate the 7th edition of legendary punk photo book Banned in DC!

Cynthia Connolly, the publisher and one of the authors of Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes of the DC Punk Underground, 79–85, will have a talk and book signing of the new edition of the book (with a new 8-page afterword). For the talk, Connolly will take you on a fast paced ride through her story of how and why she made Banned in DC, illustrated by even more images of ephemera and photos that could not fit in the new afterword. Book signing will follow.

Also, slideshow from local photographer, Cris Berntsen, Tunes by DJ Heavy Cream & DJ Dieout, and a Pop-up bar! Bring cash for your copy of Banned in DC! ($25). The Event will be held in the backyard at 7PM, unless it rains! Nola Community Print Shop, 1201 Mazant St, 70117.

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Arlington, VA 22203

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