Adventures of Hoogrrl!

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

Browsing Posts published in November, 2009

A round up of art writing around town about some of my favorite artists: Nick and Sheila Pye, Victoria Gaitán, and Byron Kim. Read it all HERE.

The Howard County Arts Council is currently accepting slides and CD submissions from visual artists for consideration for a 2011 group exhibit examining environmental interference and related issues. All original artwork in any media within the exhibit theme will be considered for review. Work previously shown at the Howard County Arts Council will not be accepted, nor will work previously submitted to the gallery program in the past year. All work must fit through a doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in the HCAC gallery.

Artists should download a general exhibit application here or call (410)313-2787 to have one mailed. Return to Attention: Interference.

Deadline: January 4th, 2010.

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Join us in remixing new definitions of art, using the words and images of artists in the Phillips Collection, as well as your conversations and experiences.

Set in the THIS IS NOT THAT cafe at the Phillips Collection, this interactive experience will last from 5-8:30pm THIS THURSDAY, December 3rd. Come when you like, as you are, or as you want to be.

Soundscapes by Yoko K.

Lots of pictures from past Pink Line Project events HERE.

We made a video of the Pink Panel @ Flashpoint with artist Kenny George for those of you who couldn’t make it. Watch it HERE.

Georgetown Cupcake and Pediatric Care team up for World AIDS Day, December 1st.

Help Raise Money and awareness of the impact of HIV on the district’s children

Tuesday, December 1st is World’s AIDS Day and you can purchase the Pediatric Care inspired cupcake with 100% of the proceeds going to assist children living with HIV for that day only

Pre-order dozens of cupcakes and have a party with a purpose! Have cupcakes for lunch or happy hour with your co-workers, friends and family, send us a picture of you with the Pediatric Care Cupcakes and enter to win a stay at the Mandarin Oriental!

For more information on cupcake parties, please contact Andrea Rigoli at or 202-347-5366. We are going to have prizes, and we can come to your party and talk about Pediatric Care and HIV/AIDS in DC

Some more details:
Each dozen cupcakes are $29.00 and $31.90 after tax. Georgetown Cupcakes only needs 24 hours notice for pre-orders.
Georgetown Cupcake will deliver anywhere inside the I-495 Area (DC Metro Area) for a flat $10 fee. Minimum order for delivery: One dozen cupcakes.
When you are filling out an order, make sure you specify you want the Pediatric Care cupcakes.

The Yinka Shonibare exhibit at the National Museum of African Art is awesome! More about it HERE.

The Pink Line Project attended the opening of the “Falnama: The Book of Omens” exhibit at the Freer & Sackler Galleries on Saturday night. More about the exhibit HERE.

On Sunday afternoon, we hosted a Pink Panel at The Fridge to talk with artists Hadieh Shafie and Eric Esmailzadeh Parnes about their exhibit called “I Ran Home (In America),” curated by Isabella Hughes and Barbara Petro. Pictures from the talk HERE.

The 31st Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour launches at 1pm on Sunday, December 6, 2009.

The Logan Circle homes were chosen because they represent a mix of historical tradition and a modern style of living. More than a dozen unique properties ranging from ultra-modern penthouse condos to a fully restored 1887 Victorian home are on the tour this year. Several properties also feature mixed-use development spaces that incorporate retail, offices, arts spaces, and residences in a single building. The self-guided tour concludes with a Wassail reception at the Studio Theatre at 14th and P Streets, NW from 3:30 until 5:30pm the day of the event.

Fill out the contact information on your ticket stub to enter the raffle for great prizes, including cool merchandise and gift certificates from local retailers and restaurants. And check out our festive Logan Circle merchandise, including a commemorative house tour ornament, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and beverage mugŃall great for holiday giving!

Advance tickets may be ordered online for $20 at and purchased at the following retail locations:

Azi’s Cafe, 1336 9th Street, NW
Barrel House Liquors, 1341 14th Street, NW
Home Rule, 1807 14th Street, NW
Lambda Rising, 1625 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Logan Hardware, 1416 P Street, NW
Ace Hardware, 1055 5th Street, NW

Tickets purchased online will be held at the Studio Theatre for pickup beginning at 12:30pm on tour day. Same day tickets will also be available for $25 at Studio Theatre.

Logan Circle’s 50 square blocks are rich in history, architecture, and a vibrant mixture of residents, galleries, and businesses. The Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) has sponsored the self-guided house tour since 1978 and counts on the proceeds from it to continue the association’s philanthropic and community development efforts throughout the neighborhood. Questions?

Call Tim Christensen at 202-641-6934 or e-mail To find out more about LCCA, go to