Adventures of Hoogrrl!

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

This past week, Mayor Fenty announced the release of the Creative DC Action Agenda, a study that seeks to understand DC’s creative infrastructure and offers strategies to empower the District’s creative economy. The results of the study are exciting, finding that the District’s creative sector is a significant driver of the city’s economy and a key asset across neighborhoods.

Find out more from Elizabeth Ward, HERE.

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Meet Arty, the Artisphere’s newest fan! Learn more about Artisphere with Arty’s help, HERE!

This weeks’s Salon Contra with Logan Circle Films featured a reading of the screenplay for their next short film called “The Anniversary.” I got so hooked into the story that when I was talking to M.C. Wolfe, one of the actors, after the reading, it took me a few seconds to remember that she was acting and not really the sick, demented character she had played in the film.

Watch the video HERE.

Each month the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) hosts Art Salon, a monthly convergence of the creative community in the District. This month, join DCCAH for June’s Art Salon, 32 under 32 this Saturday, June 26, from 5-8pm. This evening gives rise to the 32 recipients of their 2010 Young Artist Grant Program.

Find out more HERE.

Call to Artists : Deadline EXTENDED to Monday June 28th

Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions presents its Fourth Annual East of the River exhibition, highlighting the creative minds of Wards 7 and 8. Artists living, working or personally invested in the areas East of the Anacostia River may submit up to 10 images for review by the panel of judges (Mark Silva, Tendani Mpulubusi, Lance Wiggs Sherry Ways and Darren Smith). Emerging, Mid Career and Established Artists all are encouraged to apply. EOR will be shown at both Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions. Visual artists working in any media may apply.

The East of the River Group Exhibition is made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2010 @ 5pm

Exhibition Dates: July 30 – September 10, 2010
Exhibition Opening Reception: July 30, 2010 @ 6:30pm

$10 Application fee with check or money order
· One Page Art Resume or CV
· Artists Statement
· Application Page with Image Info
CD with up to 10 JPEGs (300 dpi) of work available for this exhibition.

To Apply:
Please send the following to (please no email submissions)
Honfleur Gallery/The Gallery at Vivid Solutions/EOR Exhibit
1227 Good Hope Rd. SE
Washington D.C. 20020

Each year, TEN to FOURTEEN ARTISTS from across the Mid-Atlantic region are selected for solo exhibitions to take place in one of AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces, or outside on the grounds. Proposals that specifically take into account AAC’s space, layout, and surrounding environs are encouraged. Floor plans are available on our website.
Artists who produce cutting edge contemporary art in any/all media, and who live or work in Virginia; Washington, DC; Maryland; West Virginia; Delaware; or Pennsylvania may submit exhibition proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered.
For more information, go HERE.

Pink Line’s creative partner Solas Nua has 20 tickets to give away to its newest production, Johnny Meister and the Stitch by Rosemary Jenkins. The show is a young, touch, physical theatre piece that features the talents of Belfast director, Des Kennedy, star of the Helen Hayes nominated Disco Pigs, Rex Daughtery, and D.C. stage favorite Chris Dinolfo.

More info about free tix, HERE.

Digital Capital Week keeps going full force around D.C., and there is no exception in its closing weekend festivities. This Saturday, June 19th at 8pm, The Fridge gallery will host a slightly unusual concert revolving around the idea of audience participation via mobile phone.

Interested? Find out more, HERE.

Isabel Manalo makes a visit out to University of Maryland in College Park.  More from her, HERE.