Adventures of Hoogrrl!

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

Browsing Posts published in January, 2009

The AU Arts Management students invite you to
a Silent Auction

Saturday, January 31
6:00- 9:00 pm
@ Katzen Arts Center at American University

This year’s silent auction will take place in conjunction with the American University Museum’s reception for the following exhibitions: Carrie Moyer: Painting Propaganda; Evri Kwong: Just Pretend Everything Is OK; Paul Daniel: Kinetic Sculpture; and Kugach, Kugach, Kugach:Three Generations of Russian Artists.

All proceeds from the auction will support the second annual Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium, hosted by American University. This student-run event presents information on topics of leadership and career development for young arts professionals and provides them valuable networking opportunities as well as a free public forum.

Auction items include, but are not limited to:

Artworks by:
Brandon Hill,
Peter Chang,
Cory Obendorfer,
Susannah Parnin,
Jeff Pastorek (New Orleans)
Jenny Walton

Tickets to performances and events by:
CityDance Ensemble
FilmFest DC
Folger Shakespeare Theatre
Imagination Stage
Joy of Motion
Washington Bach Consort
Washington Concert Opera
And more…

And groovy t-shirts from The Pink Line Project!

Best of the DC Shorts!

Watch 14 films from across the country and from around the globe in a special 3-hour screening of the best films from the 2008 DC Shorts Film Festival competition. Meet the festival organizers and filmmakers during the intermission or after the screening, and get a sneak-peak into DC Shorts 2009 — and the Our City Film Festival which plays on Sunday, February 8.

Friday, February 6, 7:00pm and Saturday, February 7, 7:00pm
US Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
(Metro: Archives/Penn Quarter/USNM — Green and Yellow lines)

Post-screening party after Saturday Screening at Bar Louie, 10pm to closing. Your tickets admits you to the event: nibbles and soda provided, cash bar.

$10 for the screening. (That’s only 71ยข a film — very economical!)

Buy tickets here.

From muohace_dc.

Valentines Day is a cockamamie, fake “holiday” that makes so many people feel inadequate regardless of whether or not you have a sweetie in your life. It’s a huge joke! So instead of buying into the Hallmark propaganda, why don’t all you jokesters come on out to an art and music experience sometime that weekend and avoid the insanity. More info later but please keep it in mind when planning your “romantic” weekend.

An Art & Music Experience
In the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood
@ Navy Yard metro

Friday, February 13
6 to 9 pm

Saturday, February 14
6 to 9 pm

Sunday, February 15
2 to 6 pm

Lots of great restaurants to enjoy nearby after you get your art on at Barracks Row.

A collaboration between The Pink Line Project, Artomatic, and Capitol Riverfront BID.

Portrait of a Girl by Ekaterina Kugach

An Evening of Russian Culture at the Embassy of the Russian Federation

Friday, January 30
RSVP required (703) 351-5708

@ Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave NW

Gayle Friedman, Susie Ganch, Jimin Park, Anya Pinchuk, and Natalya Pinchuk
January 30 – February 8

Opening reception:
Friday, January 30
6 – 9pm

@ Studio 4903
4903 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Ben Kinsley and Robin Hewlett, Street With a View

January 30 – April 4

Opening reception:
Friday, January 30
6 – 9pm

@ Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington

Sherill Anne Gross, Beauty Ritual #4

Carl Gombert, Lisa Kellner, Sherill Anne Gross,
Susan Palmisano and Mary Robinson
Fluid Identity
January 16 – February 27

Opening reception:
Friday, January 30
6 – 8pm

@ Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD

Anthony Pontius
Why on Earth?
January 31 – March 7

Opening reception:
Saturday, January 31
6 – 8:30pm

@ Project 4
1353 U Street NW

Bob Johnson Presents Selections From the Barnett-Aden Collection:
A Homecoming Celebration
January 31 – March 7

Opening reception:
Saturday, January 31
6:30 – 8:30

@ Hemphill Fine Arts
1515 14th Street NW
John Kirchner, Untitled

John Kirchner: Unknowns & Brandon Morse: This Shape We’re In
January 31 – March 21

Opening reception:
Saturday, January 31
6 – 8pm

@ Conner Contemporary Art
1358-60 Florida Avenue NE
Gary Fisher

Opening reception:
Saturday, January 31
6:30 – 8:30pm
@ Vander Zee Gallery
105 South Lee Street, Alexandria

Mark Cameron Boyd, Christian Benefiel and Leah Frankel
New Works
January 31 – March 14
Opening reception:
Saturday, January 31
7 – 9pm

@ Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW

Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States has never created such a position. We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts–now more than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues.

Sign the petition here.

Lisa Marie and DECOY worked together on a painting of Amanda Novcic during the Lifeguard opening. The finished product was raffled off to raise money for Sitar Arts Center. Congratulations Mark Seibel for winning this great painting!

Over 500 people came through to experience Lifeguard! Though the show space is a real estate office, it was designed with displaying art in mind. Great lighting and wall space, and most definitely doesn’t feel like any humdrum real estate office I’ve ever visited before.

Yoko K and DJ Natty Boom rocked the house with awesome sound.

One of DECOY’s paintings. This image also appears on the side of Marvin alongside pieces by Shepard Fairey and Ron English. It got photographed a lot during the inauguration. Could be good for whoever ends up with it in his or her collection.

The show will be on display until April 10. Please stop by and take a look!

See more images from the opening event on my Facebook page. I’ll try to get them on Flickr soon.

Lifeguard: Lisa Marie + DECOY
@ Hounshell Real Estate Office

1506 14th Street, NW
Monday through Friday
9 – 5
Or email me and I can let you in anytime.

Thank you Marvin and Stewart Title Group for providing all the beer and wine for the event!

Thank you Richard for hanging the show. Looks awesome!

ARTnews reviewed Vanitas, Nick & Sheila Pye’s recent show at Curator’s Office. Such a beautiful body of work.

Sick mural!

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When I left the Hounshell space late last night, DECOY and friend were painting this sick mural for the Lifeguard opening tonight.