Adventures of Hoogrrl!

A person who appears to be ambling aimlessly, but is secretly in search of adventure.

Browsing Posts published in March, 2008

Kriston Capps wrote a review of Collectors Select for the City Paper last week. I think he missed the mark by a wide swath but I didn’t want to be whiny and complain so held back on commenting. Thanks much to Jeffry Cudlin who writes Hatchets and Skewers for setting things straight. And thanks also to Richard Gould for his insightful comments. Hope everyone will come out to the Arlington Art Center Friday night for Wreckfest@Tiffany’s to see what all the fuss is about!

Lenny has jumped into the fray here!

Jeff Koons collects old masters! See here. Even if or especially because an artist produces kitshy pop art like this, he still looks to the past for inspiration. Or maybe he is just playing a big joke on all of us.

Many of you who came to the opening of Wreckfest@Tiffany’s last month expressed interest in these little box cars that a couple of the guys painted for the show. A savvy collector snapped them up right away! Knowing that there were a lot of disappointed folks out there, the artists painted more trains and they’ll be on display and available this Friday at the Wreckfest closing party.

The Washington Post covered Saturday night’s roller derby double-header at the DC Armory. If I were to join a team, I would definitely pick this pink team, the Cherry Blossom Bombshells. They look tough.

Tour of City Hall Permanent Art Collection
Led by the curator: Sondra Arkin

Wednesday, March 26
@ Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Conversations with artists:
Andrea Robbins and Max Becher

Wednesday, March 26

5:30 pm
@ Phillips Collection

In the Carriage House

Art Buzz
Thursday, March 27
6:30 to 9:30 pm
@ SenateRealty Offices

909 U Street, NW

Artist Talk: Don Kimes
Thursday, March 27
6 – 8 pm

@ Hillyer Art Space

9 Hillyer Court, NW

New American Paintings:
New Work by Robert Sparrow Hones and Jamie Pocklington

March 28 – April 26
Opening reception:
Friday, March 28
5 – 8 pm
@ Long View in the City
1302 9th Street, NW

Into the Light:
Mark Planisek, Marie Cobb, Lynn Silverman, Craig Kraft, Emily Erb, Phil Stein, Joan Belmar, Cathlyn Newell and Kendall Nordin
March 29 – May 3
Saturday, March 29
6 – 8 pm
@ The Honfleur Gallery
1227 Good Hope Road, SE

RSVP to:

Suzanne Goldberg: Visual Rhythms

March 26 – April 19
Artists Receptions:
Saturday, March 29
5 – 7 pm
@ Studio Gallery
2108 R Street, NW

Daniel Pink Lecture
Author of A Whole New Mind
Arts Advocacy Day – Americans For the Arts
Monday, March 31
7:30 pm
@ The Kennedy Center
Free registration.

invites you to the presentation of


Contemporary California Farm Workers
Photographs and text by Rick Nahmias



Monday, March 31

5:00 PM
Roundtable discussion with:
Demetrios G Papademetriou, President, Migration Policy Institute
Bruce Goldstein, Executive Director, Farmworker Justice
Irasema Garza, former Farm worker and Director for Community Outreach,
Working America, AFL-CIO
Rick Nahmias, Photographer, The Migrant Project

6:00 PM
Presentation of the exhibit by the photographer
Reception and book signing to follow

Furniture Meets Fashion!

You may know Bill Johnson Studio for designing and making great furniture. Bill’s now offering fabulous and exquisite vintage leather apparel from the 1950′s thru 80′s. Check out his work here!

If you are a creative who is looking for shared work space in Silver Spring, check out Space88. Lots of amenities in a cool, funky building, working alongside some excellent people. For more information, email

I hope you will be able to attend this fundraiser to benefit Pediatric AIDS-HIV Care, which serves DC children living with the disease. I got interested in helping this organization a few years ago when I learned that they use art as a form of therapy. It’s the kind of charity where your donations make a huge and direct impact on a truly under-served community.

Children and Cherry Blossoms
Wednesday, April 2
6 – 8:30 pm
@ The National Arboretum
Buy tickets.

If you’re going to NYC next week for the art fairs, check out my friend Chris Tousimis’ new art at Elmo (156 7th Avenue @ 19th Street). And come to a party there on Saturday night (March 29) from 9 to 11 pm!

Thanks once again to Authentic Art Visions for referencing another great arty article, this time about people who make fake facebook pages using the profiles of famous artists. I am disappointed to learn that I am not REALLY friends with Jeff Koons! Some of you may have become facebook friends with DC artist Dan Steinhilber recently. Sorry to burst your bubbles too, but that’s not really him either.