Adventures of Hoogrrl!

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

Browsing Posts published in December, 2009

The Pink Line Project conducted an experiment at The Phillips Collection with WE ARE SCIENCE! and it worked! See more HERE.

Art writing around town, including a list of one person’s favorite art in 2009 HERE.

Mera Rubell tells the DC art scene to stop acting like children. Read about it HERE.

What the heck is bubbling out of the Hirshhorn? Find out HERE.

Pink Line Project fans receive free tickets to two Irish Film Festival films this week.

Email us HERE with your choice of movies you want to see.

thursday, december 17
7:30 pm
goethe institut
812 7th street nw

directed by lance daly
starring kelly ‘neill and shane curry

run time: 72 minutes

two kids, dylan and kylie, run away from home at christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city dublin.

saturday, december 19
7:30 pm
goethe institut
812 7th street nw

a film with me in it
directed by ian fitzgibbon
written by and starring mark doherty (author of trad)

run time: 83 minutes

a black comedy which tells the story of a down-on-his-luck actor who, through no fault of his own, ends up with a dead dog, a dead brother, a dead girlfriend and a dead landlord in his apartment. shocked and unable to process what has occurred, he enlists the help of a hapless but hilarious friend. together they hatch a genius plan to treat their predicament as a film scenario and try to rewrite the day.

The DC Collaborative brings 1,500 students to see Septime Weber’s unique rendition of the “Nutcracker.” Read about it HERE.

Opportunities at Flashpoint’s Gallery and Mead Theatre Lab programs and Source Festival projects for 2010 – 2011 are currently open. This now includes a grantmaking program, the Creative Communities Fund, made possible through a partnership with The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. More information on all of these opportunities can be found online, details are below.

2010 Source Festival

· Artistic Blind Dates: Up to 12 diverse artists will be teamed up on a five-month creative process that will culminate with performances at the 2010 Source Festival. Open to artists of all disciplines.
Directors and Designers | Full Length Plays: A team of five designers and three directors will collaborate on an intense five-month production process that will bring to life three new full-length plays for the 2010 Source Festival.
· Questions? Ask Producer Jenny McConnell Frederick

Flashpoint Gallery

· Proposals for 2010-2011 season: Seeking inventive, original proposals in any media, and open to all artists, independent curators and arts organizations presenting contemporary work.
· Questions? Ask Visual Arts Program Manager Karyn Miller

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint

· Proposals for 2010-2011 season: Seeking artists who wish to present original plays, classic material with an innovative vision or work that combines multiple performance disciplines.
· Questions? Ask Producer Jenny McConnell Frederick

A special offer for fans of The Pink Line Project: you can still purchase the “Workbook” print by Kate McGraw and Ann Tarantino at the original $50 price! (Sold in the gallery for $100.) By buying these beautiful, unique prints, you support a great art project (we’re about 90% of the way to completing the project). PLUS, they make great holiday gifts! Order by the end of the week and you’ll receive your print in time for Christmas.

**For the special purchase price, go HERE.**

About the project:

Workbook is an exhibition and video project created at the Gallery at Flashpoint in Washington, DC in March and April 2009. The artists spent ten days creating the wall drawing, and the video records their physical and creative work, as they engaged in a mark-making exchange running the entire length of the gallery walls. The final, mammoth artwork stretched across the gallery like a book waiting to be read and experienced by the audience. During the exhibition, the documentary film was projected on the wall near the exhibition entrance, serving as an intimate record of the artistic process. Workbook gives viewers insight into the process of creation, making public the most intimate of moments between collaborators—hidden gestures, unscripted moments, silent contemplation, discussion, agreement, disagreement, defeat and celebration. Now that the exhibition has closed–the gallery walls painted over, transformed again into blank surfaces– the video remains the only evidence of Workbook as an installation.

Funding for the production of the video continues to be provided through the sale of unique prints created by the artists. Each 7 ½ x 7 ½ inch print is hand-marked and embellished by Ann and Kate and hand-stamped with a signature seal created by the artists. Each unique piece is printed on 300 gsm, 100% cotton Crane Museo Portfolio Rag paper.

For more information about the project, go HERE.

**For the special purchase price, go HERE.**

Pink Line Project contributor Rafael Valero writes about Intersections at The Phillips Collection and explores the “aura” of fine art HERE.

Street art takes on a decidedly feminine approach as urban knitters hit the streets! See more HERE.