East City Art, DC’s visual arts publication of record, will release its second annual anthology of critical writing titled CONFLUENCE: Two Rivers One City in early March 2019. The 30 essays of the anthology present some of East City Art’s most compelling writing and document the DC region’s most prominent influences on regional visual arts culture.
Publisher Phil Hutinet will present an overview of the reviews in CONFLUENCE 2019 while highlighting examples of work by local artists published in the anthology. During and after the presentation, audience members will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion and ask questions. Copies of the anthology will be available for purchase at the event.
The title of the anthology alludes to the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers which flow through the region affectionately known as the “DMV” (DC, Maryland, and Virginia).
CONFLUENCE 2019 offers insight into DC’s art world with in-depth critical writing and full-color photographs of work by local, national and international artists displayed at regional galleries, museums, and art spaces.
“The dedication of the East City Art writing staff to publish serious art criticism has never been stronger. Articles with ample discussion make ECA an alternative to the condensed and often superficial reviews offered elsewhere of gallery exhibits,” explains Editor-at-Large and Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D.