| PUBLIC ART – OPENINGS |
DCCAH has been working closely with Commissioner Tony Richardson, ANC 6C05, throughout the process of this project. DC8 Totem Poles will consist of 8 abstract totem poles symbolic of the 8 wards in DC. Each pole recounts crucial historical and cultural elements within the wards and include actual testimonies from DC residents.
Due to timing constraints, only four of the eight totem poles will be on display during the H Street Festival. A shaman is scheduled to make an appearance and will bless the totem poles. The DCCAH is also planning on co-ordinating the Pole Raising Ceremony with a local bar and to coincide the ceremony’s closing at 6pm with Studio H’s opening of Camille Schefter’s “Insoluble” which will take place next door at 408a H ST NE from 6pm to 9pm.
More details about this event will be added to this post as information becomes available.