Adventures of Hoogrrl!

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

Browsing Posts published in July, 2008

Brightest Young Things sent Sexy Fitsum to cover the Barrelhouse roller derby issue launch party at Hillyer last Friday. See his pictures here and here.

My skates. It is a wonder I made it through the evening without hurting myself or anyone else for that matter.

Policy Trunk Show
6 – 9 pm
@ Union Row
2125 14th Street, NW

Policy Brand
Trunk Show and Launch Party

Thursday July 31
6 – 9 pm
@ Union Row
2125 14th Street, NW


UnBeige reports that big time art collectors auctioned themselves off to newbie art collectors last week at the Scope Hampton art fair. It’s a fun way to raise money for charity, but I also think that more experienced art collectors ought to be more proactive in general about mentoring less experienced collectors beyond donating their time to a charitable auction.

Art Collectors to Auction Themselves

Concerned about the fate of the art market? What about the art collectors market? We’ll be better able to assess the latter after tomorrow evening, when the SCOPE Hamptons art fair kicks off with an auction not of paintings or prints but of art collectors themselves. The first ever “Collector Mentorship Auction” will put up for bid an hour of art mentorship from seasoned collectors, including Beth Rudin DeWoody, Melva Bucksbaum, Adam Lindemann, and Bob Colacello. All of the collectors are donating their time to mentor less experienced art enthusiasts, and the proceeds will benefit the two projects currently backed by the SCOPE Foundation: The Girl Project and The Arctic Circle Project.

I finally found the perfect surfboard for me…

Policy Brand Trunk Show
Urban Pop wear for men and women
Created by Billy Colbert
Thursday, July 31
6 – 8 pm
@ Union Row
2125 14th Street, NW

Randall Scott Gallery presents an informal discussion on photojournalism

in association with the Corcoran College of Art + Design

with Peter Van Agtmael and Jessica Dimmock
two time Pulitzer Prize winning Photojournlaist Lucian Perkins

Thursday, July 31
7:30 pm
@ Corcoran College/Museum of Art + Design
Armand Hammer Auditorium

Lecture is free to the public

Interpretive Realms
July 30 – August 31

Opening reception:
Friday, August 1
6 – 8 pm
@ Foundry Gallery
1314 18th Street, NW

Rachel Grad
Friday, August 1
6 – 9 pm
@ Caramel
1603 U Street, NW

August 2 – September 6

Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 2
6 – 8 PM
@ Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street, NW

Inked Souls

“Art Whino joins forces with Tagür Footwear to present Inked Souls, an exhibition featuring customized sneakers and fine art by 35 local, national and international leaders in the Pop Surrealism/Urban Contemporary art movement.”

Saturday August 2
6 pm – Midnight
@ Art Whino
National Harbor

Dramatic reading of roller derby inspired poems and stories at last Friday’s Barrelhouse roller derby issue launch party at the Hillyer. See more pictures of the event from Vincent Gallegos here.


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“The impact zone can be a wonderful place to find yourself. Surf realization moment, wedge heaven, Brazil.” (Photo by Ben DeCamp)

I had an epiphany this weekend while sitting on my surfboard: I need to be sitting on my surfboard a lot more. Expect frequent interruptions in postings here through the hurricane season.

Come by Hillyer tonight for your chance to arm wrestle a roller derby girl! Heck, maybe you’ll even get a chance to arm wrestle me! Don’t get too excited about the prospect of taking me down because I’ve been working out extra hard and I’m ready to take you on. Take a look at those guns!