by Prince Of Petworth February 11, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

There’s long been a picture of a chicken in a green chair on the front lawn of a house on Blair Rd. NW near the Maryland border. Every time I pass it I wonder why its there since it’s very strange; there aren’t any obvious reasons for it. Why is the house is displaying it?”

Ed. Note: I believe this is what my cousins across the pond call zeitgenossische Kunst. You know, contemporary art! Although maybe it’s a subtle nod to the plight of those who wish to keep chickens in their backyard? Either way, it is fun to say zeitgenossische Kunst.

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0

200 block of Massachusetts Ave, NW

An answer to “Crouching tiger hidden future retail plans”!!

From David Happ, Senior Vice President for Leasing and Operations for Property Group Partners (PGP), the developer for Capitol Crossing:

“PGP believes that public art can bring value to a community, inspire imagination and spark conversation. We hope that these fun sculptures at Capitol Crossing will bring a smile to someone’s face today or bring people together.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

Whoa, thanks to Emily for sending from Meow Wolf:

Meow Wolf D.C. will be the next permanent installation from the growing arts and entertainment start-up, the result of a partnership with the Cafritz Foundation that’s set to open in 2022.

eow Wolf rocketed into 2018 with back-to-back January announcements of huge, new, permanent installations in Denver and Las Vegas. Now, the booming arts start-up bookends a phenomenal orbit around the sun with news of a major permanent installation coming to the nation’s capital: Washington, D.C.

The project is the result of a partnership with the Cafritz Foundation and will be a three-level, 75,000-square-foot structure located in the Fort Totten community. The exhibition will feature a new immersive narrative with uniquely interactive art experiences. Meow Wolf will reveal more details about plans for D.C. in 2019. Grand opening will be in 2022. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 21, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

It was quite a long, but very enjoyable process and the finished product looks great! Thanks to brother Daniel and his artistic skills for creating this special work for my wife and I! And thanks to PoPville for helping me track him down!

For others interested in employing Daniel’s services, he always says his phone number, 202-705-9412, is open for business 25 hours a day 8 days a week.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

courtesy Theodore Carter

“Dear PoPville,

I’m launching a large-scale street art project called Night of 1,000 Fridas. Together, I hope we can place 1,000 depictions of Frida Kahlo in public spaces. Participants who place art in Washington, D.C. are eligible for $600 in prize money.

To qualify, artists must create original artworks inspired by Frida Kahlo and place them in public view in Washington, D.C. on January 25, 2019. Works of art must include the “1KFridas” hashtag. This is a worldwide event, but only artwork displayed in D.C. is eligible for the cash prize.

Full details are here.

by Prince Of Petworth October 25, 2018 at 2:35 pm 0

Rain rendering via NoMa BID

From an email:

“Today the NoMa Parks Foundation officially opens the Rain light installation in the M Street NE underpass. The illumination event takes place this evening at the corner of M Street and Delaware Avenue NE at 6:30 p.m.

From a press release:

“The NoMa Parks Foundation turned on the power today for Rain, a dynamic light installation in the M Street NE railway underpass. Comprising 4,000 LED-powered polycarbonate rods suspended above the underpass sidewalks, the artwork will illuminate the space 24 hours a day and pulse like gentle waves of rainfall in response to the flow of vehicular traffic beneath the elevated tracks. Rain is the first of the NoMa Parks Foundation’s four planned underpass “art parks” to open and was designed by Thurlow Small Architecture of Oakland, California, working in conjunction with Dutch firm NIO architecten in response to an international competition held by the Foundation. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

Photos by Sam Kittner

From the City of Takoma Park:

“Takoma Park is more than 100 miles away from the Atlantic Ocean, but a 17-foot-long octopus somehow found its way here and wrapped its giant tentacles around the downtown clock tower.
In a public art project commissioned by the City of Takoma Park, fiber artist Stacy Cantrell crocheted the huge octopus in the City’s colors of orange, yellow, green, and blue. With help from her husband and a friend, she installed the creature recently on the clock tower in Ward Sinclair Plaza at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and Carroll Avenue. Then she watched the smiles and dropped jaws from surprised people walking by. (more…)


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