Archive for the ‘Art’ category

Ward 1 Holiday Concert Scheduled for Wednesday, December 14th

December 13, 2016

Yesterday, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau’s office sent out an announcement that they will be hosting a Holiday Concert tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre on U Street. The event is free, and while it was created for Ward 1 seniors, it is also open to anyone who is able to attend.

See the flyer below for details:
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See/Change Video Installation Closes

November 22, 2016

The See/Change video installation along Georgia Avenue came to a close along with the end of FotoWeekDC. Yet, in the week residents and visitors of Georgia Avenue were able to enjoy it, it brightened our lives and highlighted the diversity, faces, and stories of the community. It also received some notable press taking our community to a much broader audience than just the stretch of road between Florida Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue — such as the article Encouraging Neighbors to See Eye to Eye written by Jessica Leigh Hester in CityLab.

Below is a short video that gives an idea of what viewing the installation was like. The full video is much longer than this clip. It is my hope that we can find a permanent location for the installation within the community.

New Temporary Video Art Now on Georgia Avenue

November 14, 2016

img_1832-2Saturday kicked off a week-long video installation on Georgia Avenue by local artist Philippa Hughes. The project is called SEE/CHANGE which is composed of video portraits of residents and business owners who live and work along Lower Georgia Avenue. The video will be projected from within vacant and other spaces and on the sides of buildings along the corridor each night. According to Philippa Hughes, “commuters and pedestrians will see that they are passing through a thriving and diverse community. Video stories told by residents about their neighborhood will be posted online at seechangedc.com.”

In addition to the video, there will be A community discussion: “What are the changes you see?” tonight from 6:30 to 8 pm at Walls of Books (3325 Georgia); an art workshop called “Welcome to Washington” on Satruday, November 19th; and a Closing party also on the 19th at Midlands (3333 Georgia) beginning at 5:30 pm.

This project is part of a creative placemaking project supported by the DC Office of Planning.

img_1831(Philippa Hughes at the SEE/CHANGE kickoff at Tchoup (3301 Georgia Avenue))

The map below shows the locations of where the videos will be located.

Local Artists Shown at Bloombars

November 3, 2016

I know we have a lot of art lovers in the community, so I wanted to make sure people now about a show opening at Bloombars on Saturday, Nov. 5th. The flyer is below, and several of the artists are local to the community. It should be a nice way to spend an evening.

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Street Art Sighting — Columbia Heights

October 20, 2016

I noticed the following pasted on a power transformer at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza — “Uptown Story: Summer 2016”.

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New Mural at Rock Creek Church Rd and Georgia Ave

October 13, 2016

The new mural at 829 Rock Creek Church Road, by Waone of Interesni Kazki, was finished late last week (completed mural below). It was begun at the end of September. Like the new mural at 649 Kenyon Street, this mural is also part of Art Whino’s District Walls project.

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Below are a few photos of the mural in progress.

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New Mural at 649 Kenyon Street Finished

October 10, 2016
Muralist Remi Rough painting mural at 649 Kenyon Street, NW

Muralist Remi Rough painting mural at 649 Kenyon Street, NW

I posted earlier about two new murals that were in progress in the Park View area. One is near the Georgia Avenue Metro station (post forthcoming) and the other is at 649 Kenyon Street, located just east of Georgia Avenue. Both murals were part of Art Whino’s District Walls project, which curated 10 world renowned abstract muralists who painted murals throughout Washington, DC.

The artist chosen for 649 Kenyon Street was London-based artist Remi Rough. In very quick order, he painted the new mural on the side of the property. Thanks to the homeowner who had the foresight to plan ahead, we have the great time-lapse video below documenting the creation of the new mural.

Enjoy watching the video!


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