artomatic

From an email:

“It’s Time for Artomatic

Friday, March 24, 2017
Doors open to the public at 12 pm
Opening night party 7 pm to midnight

1800 S. Bell Street
Arlington, VA 22202
METRO: Blue and Yellow lines to Crystal City
Parking: Free parking on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays

Artomatic runs Friday March 24 – Saturday May 6 and will be open: (more…)

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Poolesville High School represent!! “Carol painted along with an actual episode of “The Joy of Painting.” I know I said local but who doesn’t love Bob Ross?!?! My stress level drops just saying his name.

As heir to the Washington Post Peeps contest, I take this competition very seriously!  All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by the end of April. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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“From left: Nadjah Cherubet, Anna Mayer, and Carol Lee.” Photo by Shannon Heaton

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Barbara Martin sends “RIP WaPo Peeps”.

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest and sent by the end of April. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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Pictured from left to right: Mark Herron, Paige Solans, and Avery Whitney-Blum. Photo cred: Shannon Heaton

Well this is amazing. SO, it’s officially on! Yesterday we posted about the end of the Washington Post’s Peeps Contest. And The PoP Peep Project was born. Well it’s born now thanks to teacher Shannon Heaton and the incredibly talented AP Art History students from Poolesville High School who have an annual “Art-historical Peep Show”. Right off the bat I was blown away by the entry above from Mark Herron, Paige Solans, and Avery Whitney-Blum. Their take on Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors is genius.

So I suppose I need to make up some rules. All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest and sent by the end of April. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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“A student from Johnson Middle School captures a classmate departing a public bus while taking photographs representing her experience of daily life in Washington, D.C. Image by a a visual arts student from Johnson Middle School. Washington, D.C., 2017.”

From the Pulitzer Center:

“Wednesday, March 01, 2017 (All day) to Friday, March 31, 2017 (All day)
Southwest Arts Club
700 Delaware Avenue, Southwest
Washington, DC 20024

What images come to mind when you think of Washington, D.C.? How does media representation of the District compare with the everyday experiences of youth in the District?

“Everyday DC,” a photography exhibition on view at the Southwest Arts Club in Washington D.C., from March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017, explores these questions by visualizing daily life in Washington, D.C., through the eyes of over 100 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from eight DC public middle schools that represent all four quadrants of the city. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the Southwest Arts Club on the evening of Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:30-8:00PM. Click here to RSVP. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From an event, Seeing Deeper, at the National Cathedral on Monday night:

“This exclusive after-hours experience allows photographers to stay for an hour after the building has closed and witness the Cathedral illuminated floor to ceiling with a series of rotating colors and patterns that bring the building’s architecture to life.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

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Photo by Matt

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Just saw that this local artist — Robin Bell — is behind a lot of the visual displays featured on PoPville.”

Bell Visuals website says:

“Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, is an award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in Washington DC. Robin works on a range of political and public interest projects. (more…)

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1822 North Capitol Street, NW

Ed. Note: This is the old Seaton Market.

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January, 2014

From a press release:

“Husband and wife duo, Asmara Sium and Kenn Blagburn announced the opening of Creative Grounds DC. The couple’s new venture goes beyond the traditional coffee bar model to include a unique and fulfilling arts education program for kids, studio rental and exhibition space for artists. Located in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, Creative Grounds DC is a 2,000 sq ft facility that will host artists, art related events, rental space and a coffee bar. (more…)