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The 5pm Post – Public Art Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Nekisha Durrett

by Prince Of Petworth May 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm 12 Comments

From a press release:

Join us for an opening reception and artist talk with Nekisha Durrett to celebrate the installation of Durrett’s iconic public artwork, Sweet, on Saturday, May 14th in the Petworth neighborhood.

Nekisha, a Petworth-based artist, designed the large scale, two-dimensional piece installed on the exterior façade of the 3Tree Flats building. She describes the piece: “Her hovering head one story tall, a young woman looks coolly over her Georgia Avenue with one bold, yellow bubbly adjective in a thought cloud over her flowing locks — Sweet. She looks toward the street observing traces of the past, the vitality of the present and future, and the prideful spirit of her evolving community.”

WHO: Cultural Development Corporation, JAIR LYNCH Development Partners and AHD, Inc.
WHAT: Opening reception and artist talk with Nekisha Durrett.
WHERE: 3Tree Flats lobby (3910 Georgia Avenue, NW)
WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2-4pm

  • victoria

    “Two dimensional piece?” Are there three dimensional murals around now?

    • Anonymous

      yes. there are.

    • anon

      Yeah, that threw me for a loop. Wouldn’t people assume it was two-dimensional (flat) unless stated otherwise?

      • Anonymous

        if they have the benefit of also seeing the photo. but that is not always the case, so a press release is written to make it clear.

        • victoria

          Wouldn’t it be more “clear” to just say “big mural” instead of “the large scale, two-dimensional piece installed on the exterior façade?”

          • Anonymous

            it’s not a mural, so no.

          • Would it matter?

  • Ace in DC

    SWEET.

  • Pennyworth

    i was just in there. apartments are small but very nice. glad to see dc doing something right with the whole targeting of working class people. the artwork only makes it better.

  • Andy(2)

    Clip art – SWEET!

  • Anonymous

    What is “iconic” about this installation?

  • Anonymous

    That “mural” is awful.

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