Thursday, July 26, 2007
the Honfleur Gallery is one of the crown jewels of historic anacostia. Located at 1241 Good Hope Rd SE, the gallery is situated across the street from the under-construction Anacostia Gateway project. It doesn't announce itself in any loud way from the street, but instead invites the casual walker-by in with clean lines and whitewashed walls.
NPR recently aired a story featuring the Honfleur that includes interviews and a commentary on the changing neighborhood. Listen Here
I had the pleasure of attending the opening of "Anacostia Exposed" last month. The show is composed of black and white photographs of the neighborhood and its residents by a Northern Irish artist, accompanied by inspired poetry by local poets and students. The evening was closed with about an hours worth of poetry readings in the gallery's second floor.
let's just say it was brilliant, and renewed my faith in the DC arts community. Definitely check out the Honfleur.
photo portion of graphic courtesy of flickr user photo_obscura