Adventures of Hoogrrl!

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

Browsing Posts published in June, 2009

“Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia” Webinar
Tuesday, June 23

Webinar Address:

RSVP: Lyz Bridgforth or 202.633.0521 by June 20, 2009
 For more information:

Lu Zhang, Hairpiece, 2008

Elizabeth Crisman, Laura Hughes and Lu Zhang
June 25 – July 24

Opening Reception
Tuesday, June 25
6 – 8pm

@ Stamp Gallery
University of Maryland, College Park 

Flashpoint Business Center presents:
New Space Roundtable: GALLERIES IN FLUX
Navigating the real estate challengers around visual arts space

Wednesday, June 24
9:30 – 11am
RSVP: by Monday, June 22

@ Conner Contemporary Art
1358 Florida Ave, NE

A Preview of Paintings by Danish Artist
Lars H.U.G.

Wednesday, June 24
6 – 8pm

@ Royal Danish Embassy
3200 Whitehaven Street, NW

Paper Jam: The Art and Grime of the East Coast Rock Poster
Q&A Session with Artists
Thursday, June 25
The reception: 6:30pm
Talking: 7pm
Free with refreshments provided.
@ Civilian Arts Projects
406 7th Street NW, Third Floor

Lecture with Painter: 
John Currin
Thursday, June 25
6:30 pm
@ The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW

Faraway Nearby:
Artists’ Roundtable
Thursday, June 25
@ Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street, Suite 103, Reston
Artist Victor Ekpuk
at National Museum of African Art 
Friday, June 26
12 – 1pm
@ National Museum of African Art, Lecture Hall
950 Independence Avenue, SW 

May 29 – July 3
in partnership with the World Bank Art Program
Take a public tour of the exhibit
Friday, June 26th
12pm and 4pm
To sign up for a tour, contact by Wednesday, June 24. Note which tour you would like (noon or 4pm).
The works can also be viewed from the glass exterior of the building on H Street between 18th and 19th Streets, NW
@ The World Bank, Main Complex, Front Lobby Gallery
1818 H Street, NW

Landscape Biology
Natalie Cheung, Melissa Dickenson, Kim Manfredi, Katherine Mann
June 26 – August 28
Opening Reception
Friday, June 26
6 – 8pm
@ Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street, NW
The Pink Line Project and Policy Brand present
Love Thy Neighbor
Trunk Show/Happy Hour
with a preview of new D.C. inspired clothing by Policy Brand Clothing. Co.
Music by
DJ’s Obeyah and Small Axe
Chop-Chop Food Bar by Chix
Friday, June 26th
6 – 10pm
@ Vacant Warehouse
(enter through the rear of the building on Blagden Alley)
1240 9th Street, NW
Mixed Media Multiplied
Del Ray Artisans Opening Party
Opening Party
Friday, June 26
7 – 10pm
@ Del Ray Artisans Gallery Nicholas A Colasanto Center
2704 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria

Sam Gilliam: New Paintings
May 22 – June 27
Exhibit closing
Saturday, June 27

@ Marsha Mateyka Gallery
2012 R St., NW

 iona rozeal brown, all falls down, 2008, Mixed media on panel, 62.25” x 50.125” x 1.5”

Figurative Art Today: Between East and West
a Symposium at The Phillips Collection
Saturday, June 27th
1 – 5pm
@ the Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW

 Landscapes For Lucy by Brian Williams
New Member Show: All In Color
June 24 – July 18
Meet the Artists Reception
Saturday, June 27
3 – 6pm
@ Studio Gallery
2108 R Street
Burning Desires: 
Exhibition, Music, and Artist Graduation
Support international women artists as they begin their journeys as leaders, art educators and entrepreneurs.
 Saturday, June 27
3-6 pm
@ Convergence Gallery
1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria 
The Sickness 3 Closing Party
Artist-in-Residence Aniekan
Saturday, June 27
6 – 9pm
@ Dissident Display Gallery
416 H Street, NE

Aurora Robson
Opening Reception
Saturday, June 27
6 – 9pm
@ Project 4 Gallery
1353 U Street, NW, 3rd floor

Margaret Boozer
Dirt  Drawings
June 27- August 16
Opening Reception
Saturday, June 27
@ American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave  NW

Leslie Holt, Hello Picasso (dancers), oil on canvas, 6″ x 4″, 2009
Leslie Holt   |   Hello Masterpiece
June 27 – August 1
Opening Reception
Saturday, June 27
6:30 – 8pm
in conjunction with the opening reception at Adamson Gallery next door
and in celebration of Hello Kitty’s 35th Birthday!
@ curator’s office
1515 14th Street nw
suite 201

This District Moment: 
Report from the Streets
Closing Reception
Saturday, June 27
7 – 11pm
@ Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring
The Passionate Collector: 
Look at this Art. It’ll Change Your Life
Saturday, June 27
@ Artomatic
55 M Street, SE
James Renwick Alliance
Education Room (4th Floor)

New York Night Train Happening
Saturday, June 27
$10 at the door/21+
@ Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW

Workshop and Chalk Art Event for Children and Families 
(all are invited to attend)
Sunday, June 28
12p- 1ish 
@ Artomatic 
8th floor, Children’s Workshop Room
For more information:

Summer Open House
Sunday, June 28
2 – 6pm
@ Gold Leaf Studios
443 I Street NW

Cover of Artforum, September 1989. Photo © Frank Herrera
Washington Project for the Arts Presents:
The Mapplethorpe Demonstration – Twenty Years Later
Tuesday, June 30
(doors open at 6:00pm)
@ Warehouse Gallery and Theater
1021 7th St NW 

Sleeping Tree 
Catalog Signing and Film Screening
Tuesday, June 30
@ Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street, Suite 103, Reston

Created by Scott Burgess, Allyson Currin and Kate McGraw
Tuesday, June 30 – Sunday, July 5
Source Festival date
Tuesday, June 30
@ Source
1835 14th Street, NW

Chanan Delivuk’s work pictured above.

Fun pictures from Saturday night’s opening of Not From Concentrate. Some really fantastic art and it’s all for sale. Let me know if you’re interested and I can take you by the Hounshell space to take a closer look without hundreds of people jostling you. You can also see Josh Yospyn’s work here.

Many many thanks to Eat Well DC for providing the wine for the event! They are great neighborhood supporters so please support them at Logan Tavern and Commissary, both on P Street.

Ginormous thanks to DJ Anish and his partner in musical crime Chris for spinning the best vinyl I’ve heard in a long long while!

And yummy cupcakes for all you Pink Line Project fans provided by Yours Truly cupcakes.

Two revelers wearing delicious fruity colors that work quite well with Josh Yospyn’s photographs.

Check this girl’s pink skateboard! Awesome! Pictures of Go Skate Day by maxedaperture.

I was practically in bed last night when I got the call to get over to the alley behind Irvine Contemporary right away to check out new street art being installed for tonight’s opening and block party for Street/Studio. This work is so sweet! Two of my absolute favorite artists, Gaia and Oliver Vernon, are shown above pasting up Gaia’s magnificent piece. Below is Oliver’s rockin’ piece. Can’t wait to go back and see the finished products tonight. But only after the opening for Not From Concentrate at the Hounshell office at 1506 14th Street, NW, from 6 to 8 pm. :)

More pictures here from last night.

Not From Concentrate:
A Juicy Art Exhibit

Chanan Delivuk + Joshua Yospyn

Vegan creatures and freshly squeezed fruit. Delicious!

Saturday, June 20
6 – 8 pm

Tunes + Sips + Vegan Eats

Featuring DJ Anish!

@ Hounshell
1506 14th Street, NW

Thank you Logan Tavern for providing the wine!

Join the Pink Line Project Facebook Fan Page and receive an extra special treat from Yours Truly. Join here.

Brought to you by The Pink Line Project.

Nice Washington Post review of a show at DCAC that I liked called The Twelfth Man featuring two faboo artists Patrick McDonough and Kenny George. Wait til you see what we’ve got in store for these two later this year!

This is a teaser version of the Workbook video, which documents the making of the installation by the same name at Flashpoint a few months ago. I love the sound of them making art! Prints from the show are still available at

Awesome friend Kristina Bilonick is featured in today’s Daily Candy. Soooo awesome! And she’s got a show coming up at Honfleur too, curated by another awesome friend Steve Frost! So much awesomeness!

See Daily Candy piece here: Sure as Shirt

The Bristol Museum invited Bansky to install wry multi-media objets d’arts throughout the museum. Totally fun!

Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery is proud to present a unique collaboration between the city’s foremost cultural institution and one of the region’s most infamous artists.

Throughout the summer, visitors will find some unusual specimens amongst the museum’s permanent collection – a stonehenge made from portable toilets greets visitors on arrival, a burnt out ice cream van now replaces the enquiries desk and the life size historic biplane suspended from the ceiling now provides refuge for a Guantanamo bay escapee. Banksy has filled the museum with his own wry take on classical art.

More about the installation on Coolhunter.

A few weeks ago, I reported on a Floating Lab Collective art project that allowed you to scream at the crummy economy. Here are some pictures of screamers.