“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.
We are opening a Mediterranean Gourmet Market in the former Aaron Gallery space in Dupont Circle in middle of September. We plan to sell gourmet Mediterranean products from small artisan producers from Mediterranean countries including: Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Tunisia. We also want to help promote local artists and want to offer the opportunity for local artists to feature and sell their artwork in our space.
We have a mezzanine area (442 square feet) of the store which we hope to turn into a mini gallery featuring and selling paintings and photography, as well as offer the space for rent for exhibitions and events. We also have retail space of appx. 1,500 square feet which we will have some availability to feature some artwork additionally on the main floor.
Construction of the space should be complete end of this week and will be available to view prior to artists deciding which pieces they believe will work best in our space.
We are open for all offers from local artists who wish to cooperate with us and can receive any proposal at themediway(at)gmail(dot)com.”
“I thought you guys might be interested in posting something about the “Blind Whino” art club project happening at the old painted church in SW. This seems like one of the coolest projects happening in the city.”
[GOAL #1] To raise funds for continued improvements to the 138 year old building nestled in Southwest Washington DC in our Nations Capitol. Although we have cleaned up the building and commissioned two amazing artists to paint the Exterior (HENSE – ATL) and Interior (MEGGS – AUS) of the building there is still quite a bit to do. We need to further improve the building with items such as painting on resin floors, bringing in 20 additional artists to paint the exhibit halls and project spaces, changing of light fixtures, repairing of the roof and items of the like.
[GOAL #2] Once our goal is met to solidify all cosmetics within the space we can initiate the second phase which is to raise funds for additional programing at our annual G40 Art Summit held in September 2013. We are planning to do a full lineup of programming throughout the month to bring residents from DC, Maryland and Virginia down to the Southwest Waterfront. Programming will consist of Art Related Events, Musical Performances and Art Workshops. We are also planning a Private Fundraising Concert with special celebrity guests hosts and musical entertainment to help fund our project.
Introducing the all-new Long View Gallery, expansion to be complete in October 2013. Featuring nearly 9,000 square feet of superior interior with flexible floor plans, adjustable lighting and 2500 square feet of gated, outdoor patio space. Long View Gallery has all the smart tech to raise your next event to an art form, for corporate occasions, life celebrations and all sorts of hip happenings.
Be Civilized – Be Urban Installation and Exhibit at Filter Coffeehouse, Washington DC, through September 2013 Architect: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture Design Team: John Burke, Jon Grinham, Todd Ray, Sophia Zelov Location: Filter Coffeehouse, 1916 I Street, NW, Washington DC.
Taking Dr. Spiro Kostof’s dictum “To be civilized is to be urban” as inspiration, Studio Twenty Seven Architecture has launched the first in a series of installations and exhibits with which it hopes to challenge urban norms and encourage non-standard thinking and discourse on our city and beyond. Be Civilized – Be Urban is on display at Filter Coffeehouse at 1916 I Street, NW through the end of September, 2013.
This installation focuses on Studio Twenty Seven’s research concerning Washington DC’s most urbanistically fraught administrative quadrant, Southwest. A neighborhood in its own right, Southwest is markedly different from the rest of Washington DC, a difference that can be attributed almost completely to the rise of the District’s commuter culture.
Southwest is bound by federal and civic infrastructure and the Eisenhower era highways that were built to provide easy access to the core for the 20th Century’s newly suburbanized workers. Isolated in this way, the quadrant was further marked by one of the nation’s most concerted federal efforts at urban renewal. National policies that encouraged suburbanization also spurred urban divestment, and the built result of this cycle, along with decades of attempted remediation, are writ large in Southwest. (more…)