“Go-Go, a subgenre of regional contemporary music that originated in Washington, D.C. during the mid 1960’s, is celebrated in this memorial for Chuck Brown, the legendary “Godfather of Go-Go.” When Chuck Brown passed away, the D.C. community yearned for a civic space where we could honor his musical legacy. This design, second in a series Marshall Moya Design has proposed for the D.C. government, incorporates photo mosaics of Chuck Brown from performances throughout the history of his career in a memorial park setting. MMD’s landscape design establishes an environment that captures the essence of this iconic musician with quintessential Washington, D.C. plantings of the region by using cherry blossoms and magnolia trees throughout the site.”
I rent a studio at Off The Beaten Tracks Warehouse, a new art space in Langdon Park, just down by the railroad. The former train depot, post office, and warehouse has been renovated into an amazing space with painters, photographers, fashion, letter press, florists, metal workers, furniture makers, jewelers, a kosher wine distributor, and an enormous SLAMMIN’ antique store, the likes of which hasn’t been seen in DC in decades. They’ve even built an incredible roof deck and they (we) are hosting an open house on May 10, from noon-4pm.”
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Thanks to a reader for sending this survey from Commission on the Arts and Humanities. [Though they are a bit surprised that you have to email back your input instead of an automated set up.] The sculpture will go into Chuck Brown/Langdon Park located at 2901 20th Street, NE. You can see all the renderings and fill out the survey below:
Photo of 2414 Douglas Avenue, NE courtesy of District Clay
From a press release:
“District Clay, a new 2,000 square foot ceramic studio, has opened in the District and is offering a wide range of ceramic and pottery classes, including classes for adults and kids. This is the first new ceramic studio that offers classes to open in the District in 20 years.
Classes at District Clay include basic to advanced wheel throwing, ceramic sculpture and ceramic tile and will be held during the day, on week nights and weekends. A full schedule of classes can be found at www.districtclay.com.
In celebration of its grand opening, students can get a 20 percent discount for classes during February.
The owner of the studio, Cass Johnson, said, “District Clay is designed to be a new creative cauldron for clay and ceramic enthusiasts in the Washington DC area. The studio significantly expands the ceramic offerings for residents in the District and outlying areas. “
Johnson noted that “Class sizes will be no more than 13 students at a time in order to keep instructions levels high. Students will be encouraged to branch out into new directions while learning the fundamentals of ceramic craft.”
Johnson said District Clay was also launching an Artist in Residence program for advanced ceramic artists which would give them full time access to the studio. The studio also includes a Work/Study program for students who wish to work in the studio in exchange for class time. Finally, the studio will offer Master Classes by visiting potters and ceramic artists.
The studio is located in a quiet residential neighborhood near Brookland in a renovated warehouse for artisans calledOff the Beaten Track and offers on-site parking. With the studio on the second floor, students will work in a sun-drenched space with large windows on three sides. The warehouse, at 2414 Douglas Ave NE, also includes metal workers, wood workers, photographers, a florist, fine art painters, a coffee roaster and a large vintage furniture store (not yet open).
The studio includes gas and electric kilns, 14 wheels, a pugmill, slab roller, glaze spray booth and an extruder as well a gallery for students to sell their works.”
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