The Lily Pond. Artist: Arthur Lismer (1885 – 1969)

From the Embassy of Canada:

“The Embassy of Canada art gallery is located next to the Newseum, at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Open to the public: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Manulife art collection

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to host a selection of works from the Manulife art collection. Exploring Canada includes pieces from various regions, genres and artistic talents from Canada. The exhibit provides a unique view into the dynamic artistic pieces that were produced in Canada over the last 165 years. Manulife and the Embassy of Canada invite you to join us in celebrating the diverse artistic and creative talents of these Canadian artists.

Manulife is a Canadian based international financial services company with operations in the United States, Asia and Canada. In the United States, Manulife operates as John Hancock, which has been serving Americans for more than 150 years.

Manulife’s collection, Exploring Canada, will be displayed in the Embassy’s gallery from March to May, 2016.”


“Dear PoPville,

Thanks so much for your coverage of the freedge so far. We’ve made a few additions and finally plugged it in last night (someone took an onion already!).

We’re currently on the lookout for a local artist who would be interested in painting one of the sides of the freedge box– think mini-mural style. Maybe one of your readers can point us in the right direction?

Eric ([email protected])”



From a press release:

“We are thrilled to announce that Raise/Raze by Hou de Sousa has won Re-Ball!, the international design competition for a site-specific installation that will be the Dupont Underground’s debut event. Hou de Sousa is a dynamic, award-winning architecture and design studio based in New York City.

Raise/Raze transforms the 650,000 translucent plastic balls from the National Building Museum’s Beach exhibit into an assembly block system that is fully reconfigurable. While the installation will open with pre-assembled “zones,” visitors will be free to alter the installation to create their own objects and spaces. (more…)


Treasury Boutique opened above Som Records back in 2009. White Cloud Gallery:

“is a contemporary fine art gallery located on the 2nd floor of 1843 14 Street NW in the center of Washington D.C. art district. The gallery is dedicated to the promotion of national and international latin artists and to connecting artists with collectors while providing a venue of high quality original fine art.”

1843 14th Street, NW

via Gallery OonH

From an email:

“Gallery OonH H Street Photo Exhibition May 7-13 to Celebrate H Street History

H Street NE has been a destination and commercial corridor in D.C. for decades. However, it is just now experiencing an economic revitalization and cultural shift away from its historical roots. To celebrate everything that makes up this vibrant corridor, we are calling on photographers who want to share photographs old and new.

H Street’s rich history and culture make it a unique and energetic street that continues to attract development, sometimes at the expense of preservation. We are currently experiencing a collision of art and culture in this fast-changing neighborhood and want to document this fleeting moment in time through a collection of photographs.

We are calling on professional photographers, amateur photographers and iphoneographers who want to share photographs old and new. We particularly welcome submissions highlighting the history of H Street and encourage anyone with older and historical photographs to partake in this exhibit. We also welcome creativity in your submissions! Show us what H Street looks like from your perspective and how this mile-long stretch of road connects so many diverse communities.

Submission details: (more…)

staghorn sumac
‘Rhus typhina – Staghorn Sumac’ – painting by Kellie Cox

From an email:

“Unique art exhibit starting on February 18th to October 2nd at U.S. Botanic Gardens. Featuring local and national artists.

United States Botanic Garden (USBG) and National Park Service (NPS) launch art show Flora of the National Parks at USBG, part of NPS Centennial celebration

United States Botanic Garden
100 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, this art exhibit will showcase some of the plant species and communities found throughout the more than 400 national parks. From giant redwoods and aspen forests to endangered Virginia spiraea and water lilies, the national parks contain a diverse representation of the North American flora. Illustrations, paintings, and photography will take you on a tour of the beauty and importance of the American flora.”