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.”
“Newly installed tile mosaic piece, designed by DC artists Brian Liu and Jarrett Ferrier for Tropicalia global dance hall at 14th/U Streets, NW DC. All of the step riser faces will also be completed in upcoming weeks. Many of the hand painted tiles were selected and hand carried back from Mexico City for the installation.”
“Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road, SE August 23, 2013 5:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center is excited to welcome “Art Romp Anacostia,” curated by renowned curator Molly Ruppert! The show features over 50 artists from all sides of the river. The event is FREE and open to the public! Opening Night is Friday, August 23 from 5-9pm. The show begins the following day, August 24th, and runs until September 15th. During this time the center will be open Tuesday-Friday from 11am-5pm and on Saturdays from 12pm-6pm.
Notorious for its lively, eclectic and tremendous shows featuring all forms of artistic expression, back for the first time since 2007, renowned curator Molly Ruppert and Anacostia Arts Center are bringing Art Romp east! In just a few weeks, Anacostia Arts Center will buzz with the work of more than 50 local artists from every side of the river. And no medium will be spared. Art Romp Anacostia will exhibit the work of numerous photographers, painters, sculptors, performers, among countless more. The opening will include live music, performances, and a cash bar.”
Ed. Note: You can see all events here and you can schedule your own event listing here.