bloomsday

From an email:

“For the second year running, Upshur Street Books and Petworth Citizen are proud to pair up for BLOOMSDAY, a celebration of the author James Joyce. We’ll be doing a marathon reading of ULYSSES starting at 5pm Wednesday June 15th and finishing up around 12am Thursday June 16th. This year we’re also excited to partner with Third Floor, where some of the readings will take place (see below for location schedule).

Food by Chef Jerry Zawacki and drinks (including Irish whiskey of course) will be available in both locations.

We’ll have many many special guests reading passages – look for NPR personalities, professional storytellers, local actors and performers (Pointless Theatre Co. Rorschach Theatre and We Happy Few Productions), and many more!

LOCATION SCHEDULE: (all times approximate)
5pm-11pm Weds: THIRD FLOOR. 4200 9th St NW
11pm Weds – 12pm Thurs: PETWORTH CITIZEN
12pm-12am Thurs: THIRD FLOOR”


Becky Borlan Bricks Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial. Photo by Kate Warren

From a press release:

“Arts in Foggy Bottom, Washington’s award-winning public art program, will present Turf and Terrain, the 2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, from Saturday, May 14 through Saturday, October 22. The exhibition, selected by Washington-based curator Danielle O’Steen, will feature 13 contemporary sculptures, new media installations, and performances by 14 local, regional, and international artists. All works will be displayed in front of private homes throughout the Foggy Bottom Historic District between 24th and 26th Streets NW, and H and K Streets NW (located near the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro stop). The five-month exhibition is free and open to the public. (more…)

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52 O Street, NW

From an email:

“This annual event invites the public into the creative spaces of the artists and designers who work and live in the artist studios at 52 O Street. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet artists, learn about their creative process and purchase artworks directly from the site of creation.

The building will be open for visitors to explore and meet the artists from 11am to 6pm the weekend of Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd.

Conveniently located a short walk from the NOMA Metro Station on the Red Line, in the Washington DC Truxton Circle neighborhood, the 52 O Street Artist Studios is between North Capitol Street and First Street NW (north of New York Ave).

Facebook event page.”

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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.”

freedge

“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?

Cheers,
Eric ([email protected])”

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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…)