Adventures of Hoogrrl!

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

Browsing Posts published in January, 2010


Last year more than 6,000 Visitors attended an exciting art exhibition of more than 3,000 artworks by nearly 1,200 artists from 17 countries, 36 states (and 4 species)! More than 1,400 artworks sold. It was a huge success! We asked every visitor to 6x6x2009 if we should have another 6×6 exhibition. Resoundingly, you answered YES!
SUBMISSIONS DUE: May 2, 2010 at 5pm.
Artworks may be mailed or delivered directly to RoCo, 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604. Wed. – Sun. 1-5 pm, January 24 – May 2. Each submission must be accompanied by the submission form, available on the RoCo website. Artworks must be signed only on the back (to be exhibited and sold anonymously) and accompanied by the submission form. Please read: Frequently Asked Questions on the website
ABOUT 6x6x2010:
6x6x2010 is the third exhibition of thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international and local artists, designers, college students, youths and YOU. Each artwork will be 6×6 inches square and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All artworks will be for sale to the public for $20 each, to benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer only upon purchase and all artworks will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Don’t miss Rochester’s largest exhibition and don’t miss the chance to show your artwork in great company and support of Rochester’s downtown contemporary art venue. All submissions are due by May 2 at 5 pm and should be delivered or mailed directly to Rochester Contemporary Art Center. A full list of artists and an online gallery of all contributed artworks will be made available online.
For more information, see: http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/6x6x2010.html

How do you conserve art made of soap or chocolate, or even cow dung? Read more about it HERE.


The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities invites you to submit nominations for the 25th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, organizations and patrons of the arts. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category. Join Mayor Adrian M. Fenty as he presents the awards!

Mayor’s Arts Awards Categories
Excellence in an Artistic Discipline
Outstanding Emerging Artist
Excellence in Service to the Arts
Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education
Innovation in the Arts

Mayor’s Award for Arts Teaching Categories
Excellence in Teaching Performing Arts
Excellence in Teaching Visual Arts
Excellence in Teaching Language Arts

Submission Deadline Friday, February 5, 2010, 7:00 pm

Click here for a nomination form
or for more information, contact
Victoria Joy Murray
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
202.724.5613 (VOICE) or 202.727.3148 (TDD)
email: events@dc.gov
log on dcarts.dc.gov

Please note nominees must be residents of the District of Columbia.


One of the great things about art collecting is that you collect experiences that enrich your life and increase your knowledge about art. Tim Cone documents some of his experiences in wonderful videos. This one is about the Venice Biennale, an exposition of the world’s best contemporay art.

Go HERE for the video.

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Arts community Haiti fundraiser. Art auction & music. $5 cover w/ donation. 1314 9th St., NW, 9pm. http://ping.fm/YC0q8

Image: “Old Entrance” by M.V. Jantzen

It would be so cool to have an avant garde art space underneath Dupont Circle, in the old trolley tunnels. There was a failed food court down there years ago, and after years of legal wrangling, the city is finally ready to consider some proposals to bring it back to life. Pink Line Project has joined the Arts Coalition for Dupont Underground to submit a proposal that would activate the space in a way that would put DC in a prominent position on the cultural landscape. A bunch of us took a little tour of the space yesterday morning and came away spooked and inspired. More about Dupont Underground HERE.

Video for Creatura.

This is what I am going to try to hit this weekend:

Friday:

“Trance Tunnel,” an MFA art installation at GWU. Info HERE.

“Lifelines” at Honfleur Gallery in Anacostia. Info HERE.

“Creatura” at SOVA, on H Street NE. Info HERE.

Saturday:

“Paperworks” at Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring. Info HERE.

“Tattoos of Ships,” Maggie Michael show at GMU. Info HERE.

“Hexagon” by Edmond van der Bijl in Georgetown. Info HERE.

“Christenberry, Rose, and Baechler” at Hemphill (14th Street, NW). Info HERE.

“Call and Response” at Hamiltonian (14th and U). Info HERE.

Tara Heuser writes about Adam DeBoer’s narrative paintings show that just opened at DCAC HERE.


BLACK: One World for Haiti

DC arts community comes together for Haitian earthquake relief

Washington, DC – As the dust settles on the nation of Haiti the DC art community joins together to provide relief for a people that have seen their homes destroyed and thousands of lives lost. On Saturday January 23, 2009, the new Northwest gallery, Cre8 Studio Gallery will host Black: One World for Haiti, concert and art auction. Black features artwork by some of the area’s top young visual artists. There will also be performances by Matthew Hamerlein, Laughing Man along with DJs Adrian Loving, Keenan Orr and others.
“We wanted to use art as a way to help the people of Haiti – metaphorically painting color for a nation currently in the dark,” says Marquis Perkins, one of the event organizers.
Donations will be taken to the Haitian Embassy to ship to victims in need. Requested items for donation are clothes, underwear, baby clothes, diapers, baby wipes, toiletries, batteries, flashlights, canned vegetables, canned fruit and most importantly medical supplies and water.
The art auction will feature the works of local artists Gabriel Scindian, MOE, Chanel Compton, Alison Spain, Peter Chang, Brandon Hill, Francisco Esteban, Drew Storm Graham and Diana Cruz. The proceeds from their works will go toward the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and Habitat for Humanity.

Where
: Cre8 – 1314 9th Street, NW Washington, DC

When: Saturday January 23, 2009, 9 PM

Admission: $5 plus a donated item or non-perishable canned goods or $10