Adventures of Hoogrrl!

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

Browsing Posts published in June, 2009


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(Thanks for sharing this with me Amy!)

Phillips After 5

Poet Night
5 – 8pm

Summer Films at the Phillips:
FRANKENSTEIN
6:30pm

Gallery Talks
Paint Made Flesh:
Nip/Tuck- Perfection & Distortion of the Modern Body
6pm, 7pm

Film screening and gallery talks included in admissiong to special exhibition.
$12, $10 for students, visitors 62 & over, Free to Members

@The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW

Fringe Festival Preview
Wednesday, July 1
7 – 10pm

Free and Open to All
*Must be 21 to enter

@RFD – Back Room
810 7th Street, NW

Last week to experience Artomatic!!

Now – July 5

Fri-Sat: Noon – 1am
Sun, Wed, Thurs: Noon – 10pm

@55 M Street SE

Six in the Mix: Selections by Renee Stout
July 3 – August 26

First Friday Reception
Friday, July 3
6 – 9pm

Food and refreshments will be served.
$5 suggested donation.

@Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
Art Salon

Wednesday, July 1
7 – 9pm

@Merdian International Center
1624 Crescent Place, NW

Barbara Bell, Entrance

Double Artists
by Foundry Members and Guest Artists
July 1 – August 1

Opening Reception
Friday, July 3
6 – 8pm

@Foundry Gallery
1314 18th Street, NW

Washington Printmakers Gallery presents
An exhibition of printed matter from
40 printmaking studios from around the world
June 29 – July 26

Opening Reception
Friday, July 3
5:30 – 8:30pm

@Washington Printmakers Gallery
1732 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Landscapes for Lucy by Brian Williams
and
New Member Show: All in Color
June 24 – July 18

First Friday Reception
Friday, July 3
6 – 8pm

@Studio Gallery
2108 R Street, NW

WASHINGTON PROJECT FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS:
The Mapplethorpe Demonstration – Twenty Years Later

Tuesday, June 30
6:30pm
(doors open at 6:00pm)

@Warehouse Gallery & Theater
1021 7th Street, NW


As a recovering lawyer, I often conveniently forget that there are a lot of lawyers out there who are extremely supportive of the arts and of creatives. Especially the lawyers who volunteer for Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA!) and provide support for “artists in their creative endeavors through education, advocacy and pro bono legal assistance.” They’re throwing themselves a 25th anniversary party “to celebrate WALA’s work helping the arts community to grow and thrive.” An excellent mission!

July 14, 2009
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar

Capital Fringe Headquarters

607 New York Avenue, NW

$100 includes 2 tickets to Capital Fringe performances

More info here.


Even though I’m a DC arts commissioner now, I can’t take credit for some great programming that’s coming out of the Commission these days. Like Art Unplugged, a series of summertime acoustic performances throughout the city that showcase DC talent. See performance schedule here.

And the Art Salon on Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm at the White-Meyer house of the Meridian International Center @ 1624 Crescent Place, NW, just off 16th Street. Mix and mingle with creative folks in DC.

Photo: Sarah Chadha

This is the best call for artists I have seen in a long time! The WPA will hold a synchronized swimming competition at the newly-hip Capitol Skyline Hotel on July 19. You must register your team by July 3. There will be prizes and I will be judging so feel free to try to buy my vote. Call 202-234-7103 for more info!

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
Art Salon

Wednesday, July 1
7 to 9 PM
@ Meridian International Center
1624 Crescent Place, NW

Remarks by Regie Cabico, Poet/DCCAH Grantee
Dr. Curtis Sandberg, Curator, White-Meyer House
Yosi Sergant, NEA, Director of Communications

Soundscapes by Brian Liu

Ken Ashton, “The Ontario Theater” (1993)

ArtInfo asked DC’s own awesome gallerist and arts activist Jayme McLellan what art she suggested for the White House and here are her ideas:

“The Obamas would most definitely benefit from having the work of Sam Gilliam in the White House. Gilliam is internationally recognized as the foremost contemporary African-American Color Field painter and lyrical abstractionist. Further, he has called Washington, D.C., his home since 1962. Adding his work to the collection would contribute to the breadth of the White House collection and support D.C. as a place for historical, living artists.

“Ken Ashton resides in Washington, D.C., and has spent the past decade photographing neighborhoods throughout the world. He has undertaken an encyclopedic project of photographing communities in the Northeastern corridor of the U.S., from D.C. to Boston, entitled ‘Megalopolis.’

“Iona Rozeal Brown’s most recent paintings are an unprecedented mixture of anonymous courtesans, geisha, and other Japanese subjects. She explores the theme of Afro-Asiatic allegory, addressing the global influence of African-American culture as fetish. Brown’s work signals the energy, critical direction, and complexity of contemporary practice that is engaged in a tenuous marriage of commerce and resistance. Brown brings a subversion to her art and manipulates hyper-self-conscious imagery to articulate contemporary concerns regarding race, gender, and class.”

Love Thy Neighbor
Policy Brand Trunk Show and Happy Hour
Featuring new DC-inspired clothing

Friday, June 26
6 – 10 pm

@1240 9th Street, NW
(enter through Blagden Alley…next to Fight Club)

Yummy food by Chix
Killer beats by DJ Obeyah and DJ Small Axe

Art Chat
The Passionate Collector: Look at this art. It’ll change your life.

Saturday June 27
8 PM
@ Artomatic

55 M Street, NE
(Navy Yard metro station on the green line)
In the Education Room on the 4th Floor

Panelists:
Philippa Hughes
Veronica Jackson



THE NAKED TRUTH from ABOVE on Vimeo.

Awesome installation art piece in Copenhagen.

Thanks Nik!