by Borderstan.com April 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

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Veracruz Gallery, 2108 Vermont Avenue NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

VeraCruz Gallery (2108 Vermont Avenue NW) will host the ART BUZZ Jewelry Trunk Show on April 17. The event will feature hundreds of vintage and newly designed jewelry pieces, priced from $15 to $100.

The event is hosted by DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative board members Cher Castillo Freeman and Jade Floyd, along with Ora Nwabueze, owner of VeraCruz Gallery.

The trunk show offers a preview of the newest exhibition coming to the Vera Cruz Gallery, featuring the jewelry of New York based artist Haruto Imamura, and also features the following designers:

  • Prissy Treasures
  • Gail Murdock
  • Deidree Bennett
  • Elizabeth Rothschild

The showcase will raise funds for the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative’s Arts for Every Student Program.

The event takes place from 6 to 8:30 pm; there is a $10 donation at the door, which includes a drink ticket and light appetizers.

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by Borderstan.com December 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm 1,648 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

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826DC will hold its annual benefit on December 12. (Courtesy of 826DC)

826DC, a local nonprofit that helps kids develop their reading and writing skills, is throwing its annual holiday benefit, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” on Wednesday, December 12, at Veracruz Gallery (2108 Vermont Avenue NW).

The evening will include food, a select open bar, dancing and music by R E V E R B E R A T I O N. There will also be a raffle with an abundance of prizes, including a week in South America and a case of wine from Grape Crate.

Tickets to the event are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. All tickets purchased are tax deductible donations.

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” will begin at 8 pm and will end at 2 am. Every body at the party means more books, materials, programs and opportunity for the kids 826DC serves.

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by Borderstan.com July 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm 1,021 0

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Tonight Sketch Lounge at Veracruz Gallery, 2108 Vermont Ave. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

VeraCruz Gallery, 2108 Vermont Ave NW (Above Duffy’s) has created “Sketch Lounge,” a monthly event to “unite and inspire the creative community.” Tonight, July 18, between 6 pm to 8 pm featured artists will be creating art on a small scale.

Tables will be set up for the featured artists. Once the piece is finished, the artist will price it between $5 and $30. If you like it, you pay the artist and you take it home, according to Justin Young.

Tonight’s featured artists are:

Lucy Papaya will be spinning funky vibes and there will be a cash bar (tacos to boot).

According to the gallery, “Sketch Lounge” is inspired by an event that Nate Lewis (founder of Somaphony) came across while visiting San Francisco’s 111 Minna Gallery. He believed that this event format could be brought to the East Coast and that this type of regular gathering of artists could be something valuable for the DC art community: “It provides a venue for their work to be seen, inspiration, sharing and networking to local artists and to those within the creative community in an informal atmosphere.”

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by Borderstan.com July 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm 1,251 0

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

“Tough Guys & Dames” by Brandon Hill at VeraCruz Gallery. (Luis Gomez Photos)

VeraCruz Gallery is a new addition to the art gallery scene in Borderstan at 2108 Vermont Avenue NW. The gallery has an ample exhibit space with small high tables around the edges of the gallery, which allow you to enjoy the art while chatting. You can also sit at the bar and listen to music.

Tonight’s opening reception from 5 pm to 2 am features artist Brandon Hill at VeraCruz. Also known as “The Babychicken,” Hill is showcasing a  collection of work that exudes a 1950’s/60’s, called “Tough Guys & Dames.” Tonight’s opening will have Jay Simon as DJ, a selection of Latin American beers, rums and tequilas and great tacos by Mama Chuy. The gallery is above Duffy’s Irish Pub on Vermont Avenue, just above V Street NW.

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