"Truth Among Liars" culture & art house pops up on Upshur for 12 days only

What is true, what is exaggeration, and where does art intersect? 

Tom Pipkin, the creator of the local favorite Petworth Jazz Project, and the force behind the Celebrate Petworth Festival and the Petworth mural, is doing more than just asking those questions.

Starting May 30th and going until June 9th, he's opening "Truth Among Liars," an art and cultural pop up on Upshur Street that will address the apparent absurdity of the answers. Every night is a different theme, and each night is going to be a cool experience.

Truth Among Liars kicks off on May 30th at 810 Upshur Street (formerly Bentley's Antiques) featuring artwork from Frankie Abralind, Matt Corrado, Cita Sadeli CHELOVE, E$ (Eric Dolgas), Andrew Funk, Jeff Huntington, Mas Paz, and Juan Pineda (who painted the Petworth mural), as well as special programming all week.

A good portion of the artwork on display has been created just for the Truth Among Liars events, and most of the art will be for sale. 

Matt Corrado in front of his artwork

You'll find music and a bar when you visit, thanks to a temporary alcohol license, along with some really creative drinks (and drinking "puzzles"). The events are free to attend and enjoy the art and music, and two are ticketed: the political paint nights and a three-show fundraiser -- tickets are very limited, so get them quick.

The last day on June 9th is the fundraiser for the Petworth Jazz Project, and you should definitely come out to support that crown jewel of our neighborhood!
  
Open every night 6pm-midnight, with a different theme each night. 

"The fleeting nature of the 'pop up' gallery and event space lends itself to a certain freedom not found in more traditional venues," said Tom Pipkin. "We're presenting a fresh creative place for our community to enjoy, question, dance, critique, and generally enjoy themselves in, all while supporting local arts culture." 
 

12 Days of Art, Music and Drinks: Truth Among Liars

Wednesday May 30th, 6pm: OPENING NIGHT

  • Rich “DJ Unown” Patterson spins rarities, B Sides and soul favs.
     

Thursday May 31st, 6pm: TV Themes' Night

  • DJ Unown runs the gauntlet of TV Themes from the 40’s until now. Doors at 6pm, Themes at 8pm.

Art by Eric $ 

Friday June 1st, 6pm: Paint It Politics

  • POLITICAL PAINT NIGHT with E$ (Eric Dolgas), 7-9pm. Not your usual pastoral scene paint night, come create your very own piece of political dissent.
    Tickets on EventBrite > 

Friday June 1st, 9pm-midnight: Gallery & Bar

  • Gallery and bar open, special guest DJs and musicians

Saturday June 2nd 12pm-6pm: All Vinyl & Plants

  • The space will become Gumbo Records Lounge with all vinyl music and beautiful plants for sale from Lovers Plant Studio. Issa vibe: all vinyl and all green plants all day. Bar will be open.

Saturday June 2nd 9pm-11pm: Live Video

  • Live Video VJ featuring O’s Cool. Projecting classic videos and the tracks to match.

Jeff Huntington

Sunday, June 3rd, 12-6pm: All Vinyl & Plants

  • The space will again become Gumbo Records Lounge with all vinyl music and beautiful plants for sale from Lovers Plant Studio. Issa vibe: all vinyl and all green plants all day. Bar will be open.

Sunday June 3rd, 6pm-midnight: DJ & Drinks

  • DJ Unown

Monday June 4th, 6pm-midnight: Gallery & Bar

  • Gallery and bar open

Tuesday June 5th, 6pm-midnight: Gallery & Bar

  • Gallery and bar open

Art by Juan Pineda

Wednesday June 6th, 6:30-7:30pm:  Is it Real? 

  • “Is It Real?”
    A panel discussion on realness with esteemed experts from various fields. Live DJ accompaniment from DJ Unown.

Wednesday June 6th, 9pm-midnight: Jazz

  • JAZZ NIGHT with Crudup/Settles/Stewart
    Luke Stewart - Bass
    Brian Settles - Saxophone
    Warren Crudup III - Drums

Thursday June 7th, 6pm-midnight: Gallery & Bar

  • Gallery and bar open, special guest DJs and musicians

Friday June 8th, 7-9pm: Paint it Politics 

  • POLITICAL PAINT NIGHT with E$ (Eric Dolgas) 7-9pm. Not your usual pastoral scene paint night, come create your very own piece of political dissent. 
    Tickets on EventBrite > 

Saturday June 9th: 1pm, 3pm and 5pm - Jazz Project Fundraiser

Saturday June 9th, 9-midnight: Gallery & Bar

  • Gallery and bar open, DJ Unown spins us out on our last night...

Tom Pipkin sketching out art placement for the Truth Among Liars events.