See Eleven Openings By ARTBUS This Weekend

by HUNTER GORINSON · September 10, 2010

Saturday, September 11th will, coincidentally, see almost a dozen new art exhibitions open simultaneously at galleries citywide.   To spur interest in the season's newest offerings, the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities is providing the chance to take them in all at once via a concept they're calling the ART BUS.

Sure, it ain't exactly a stretch Town Car -- or to be more D.C. savvy, an environmentally friendly Smart Car -- but visitors can hitch a free ride to all 11 participating galleries on the art-centric shuttle bus from three locations in Logan Circle, U Street and the Atlas District.  That's more than 15 emerging artists, six some miles, and innumerable glasses of free wine -- all on the District's dime.

Check out a complete breakdown of the shuttle's routes and the works up for display below, or head over check the ART BUS on Facebook for all the details.

Adamson Gallery 1515 14th Street NW Work by Renate Aller: "One View-Ten Years" Opening reception from 6:30-8:30 PM

Curator’s Office 1515 14th Street NW Work by Eric Hibit: "Picture Cohesion" Opening reception from 6-8 PM

Hemphill Fine Arts 1515 14th Street NW Work by Renée Stout: "The House of Chance and Mischief" Opening reception from 6:30-8:30 PM

Gallery Plan b 1530 14th Street, NW Work by Chad Andrews and Gail Vollrath: "Relative: Recent Paintings and Drawings" Opening reception from 6-8 PM

Irvine Contemporary 1412 14th Street NW Work by Phil Nesmith: “Flow” Work by Bruno Perillo: "Uniform" Opening reception from 6-8 PM

Shuttle Stop: 1353 U Street NW

Morton Fine Art 1781 Florida Avenue NW Rotating Artists: "A Pop-Up Project" Opening reception from 6-8:30 PM

Project 4 Gallery 1353 U Street NW Work by Beau Chamberlain: "Landmarks" Opening reception from 6:30-8:30 PM

Shuttle Stop: 358 Florida Avenue NE

City Gallery 804 H Street NE, 2nd Fl. Work by Ellen Cornett: "Night Goat and Other Flights of Fancy" Opening reception from 6-9 PM

Conner Contemporary 1358 Florida Avenue NE Work by John Kirchner: "Infinity" Work by John Stark: "Mercurius Duplex" Work by Susan MacWilliam: "Recent video" Opening reception from 6-8 PM

Industry Gallery 1358 Florida Avenue NE, 2nd Fl. Work by Antonio Pio Saracino: "Nature/Data" Opening reception from 6-8 PM

G Fine Art 1350 Florida Avenue NE Work by Julia Oldham: "Strange Readings" Opening reception from 6:30 - 8:30 PM