“Dec. 10, 2013 – Georgetown’s historic district will celebrate the holiday season with four international artists creating five interactive public art displays, with light as their medium, for a week-long festival inspired by the world-renowned Fete des Lumieres or Festival of Lights in Lyon, France.
WHAT: Fete des Lumieres Georgetown, a week-long arts and light festival
WHO: Georgetown Business Improvement District in partnership with Alliance Francaise D.C.
WHERE: Thomas Jefferson Street, Georgetown Waterfront at Washington Harbour and Grace Church Courtyard
WHEN: December 13-20, 2013; Nightly from 6 to 10 pm
” What: Art Yards, a month-long public arts project at The Yards, will culminate this weekend with a group exhibition by the renowned video projection mapping artist consortium 3_Search. Curated by NYC-based John Ensor Parker and Leo Kuelbs, the exhibition, titled “Illuminated Ops,” will feature works by Glowing Bulbs featuring John Ensor Parker, Integrated Visions, and United VJs. Illuminated Ops will turn the SE face of the former NGIA building into an 8,260 s.f. (five-story) canvas for stunning projected images. See examples of prior exhibitions here and here, and expect a teaser clip of the show on Thursday December 12th.
Like Art Yards itself, the fleeting nature of this final installation is perhaps its biggest draw. Since mid-November, Art Yards, which is co-sponsored by The Yards and the Capitol Riverfront BID, has transformed the monolithic government building into a large-scale public arts spectacle, receiving widespread praise and raising DC’s profile as a city for the arts. The installations will disappear when the building is demolished this winter.
To keep up-to-date, visit www.ArtYardsDC.com and follow #ArtYardsDC and The Yards on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about The Yards, visit www.dcyards.com.
Though you might not recognize his name you will surely recognize his work. Robert Cole’s studio was located in Logan Circle and you could often spot his pieces when walking up 15th Street. An obituary notice says he passed Oct. 15th. You can read about his work here. Rest in Peace.
More photos of his sculptures after the jump.(more…)
Opening Reception: Friday October 4th 7-10 PM
1402 Meridian Place NW
A portion of sales will go toward Thrive DC.
Sean Hennessey’s “The Luxury of Dreams” was born out of a personal experience with a neighborhood homeless man who, with help, was able to turn his life around.
From the crisis of homelessness in our city came a desire to create an exhibition based on blankets, beds, and shelter. From that point, Sean wrote: “I then wondered if the level of security of having a place to sleep affected how we dream. I was thinking about how we all enter the world of dreams, regardless of where we sleep. I thought that I would create a series of works based on the dreams of others. Through conversations … about art and social issues, my idea for The Luxury of Dreams series was born. I started soliciting dreams from friends, colleagues, collectors, other artists, and social media connections.” (more…)
“Wouldn’t it be great if you share my affection for Washington DC by taking part in I LOVE DC together with 250 car owners. In return you will get a free coffee or tea, a sandwhich and a digital 5 mb photo by email for your help to realise I LOVE DC. It will take you approximately three hours to set up all cars in the desired setting and to make the I Love DC photo from a helicopter.”
If you have a red car or black car (but red cars are especially needed) you can volunteer to have it included in the project here.
On Monday we looked at one step at the entrance of Tropicalia at 14th and U St, NW. Thanks to Brian for sending the update:
“completed tile mosaic installation on step risers by brian liu and jarrett ferrier for the entrance of Tropicalia. Many of the hand painted tiles were selected and hand carried back from Mexico City for the installation.”