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Announcing the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards Honorees and Finalists

Announcing the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards Honorees and Finalists

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) are proud to announce the special honorees and finalists of the 32nd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the District on individual artists, teachers and nonprofit organizations. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the 32nd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards at the Historic Lincoln Theatre on September 14, 2017.

At the public awards ceremony in September, three individuals will be recognized as special honorees. Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, co-founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, will receive the Mayor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. Ari Roth, artistic director of Mosaic Theatre Company, will receive the Mayor’s Arts Award for Visionary Leadership. (more…)

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2017 Lotus and Water Lily Festival Recap

2017 Lotus and Water Lily Festival Recap

The 2017 Lotus and Water Lily Festival began with “beautiful blooms” on Saturday, July 15th.  This year’s festival featured performances from around the world, which included Asian, African, and Latin American traditional dances and music. Among the activities transporting guests around the globe, 8 Arts & Culture offered guided painting. (more…)

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Hamiltonian Artists Announces the 2017-2019 Hamiltonian Fellows

Hamiltonian Artists Announces the 2017-2019 Hamiltonian Fellows

Hamiltonian Artists is proud to announce five new, distinguished 2017 Hamiltonian Fellows to join our existing group of artists.  They are pleased to introduce:

  • Heather Theresa Clark (MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Patrick Harkin (MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Antonio McAfee (MFA, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Helina Metaferia (MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University)
  • Ellen (Jing) Xu (MFA, University of Washington)

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Joe’s Movement Emporium Receives $43,400 in Grants

Joe’s Movement Emporium Receives $43,400 in Grants

CreativeWorks, Joe’s vocational training program received a combined $39,000 from the Prince George’s County Executive’s Community Partnership Grant and a first-time grant from the Baltimore-based Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. District 1 Council Member Mary Lehmanand the City of Mount Rainier contributed a combined $4,400 to support Joe’s arts education programs, including Club Joe’s after school program and Camp Joe’s summer arts program.

Now in its ninth year, CreativeWorks (more…)

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New Mount Vernon Triangle Apartments Underscore History with Focus on Artists

New Mount Vernon Triangle Apartments Underscore History with Focus on Artists

By Rachel L. Davis

Walking into the newest apartment building in Mount Vernon Triangle, 455 Eye Street NW, the average observer may not realize that many of the surfaces feature the work of an artist.

455 Eye Street welcomed its first residents on June 1, featuring three historic buildings topped with sleek towers around a light-filled courtyard. Entering the building, whitewashed brick walls from a 1916 autoworks shop stretch past a custom concierge desk and walls with carefully curated artwork. Custom mailroom millwork, metal barn doors, (more…)

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The Washington Studio School Board of Directors Welcome Three New Board Members

The Washington Studio School Board of Directors Welcome Three New Board Members

The Washington Studio School Board of Directors welcome three new board members Heather Paul, Lee Butler and Joanne Kaufman.

Heather Paul recently stepped down as VP of Philanthropy and Communications for the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation in New York. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland and is a co-owner, with her daughter, of a catering company in Brooklyn. Heather is a regular student of WSS classes and workshops.

Lee Butler brings (more…)

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2017 East of the River Distinguished Artist Award Recipient James Terrell

2017 East of the River Distinguished Artist Award Recipient James Terrell

Honfleur Gallery presented James Terrell with the 2017 East of the River Distinguished Artist Award. Honfleur Gallery exemplifies high standards of art and culture from across the city and nation. In 2012, the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award was created, to celebrate the exemplary caliber of artists from Wards 7 and 8.

Over its six-year history, the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award celebrates the achievements and contributions of East of the River artists who, individually and collectively, have made a positive impact on the state of the arts in Washington DC. The judging panel is composed of individuals who were past recipients of the award. Representing a variety of artistic disciplines, (more…)

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Fairfax County’s Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates Over $271 Million

Fairfax County’s Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates Over $271 Million

The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates over $271 million in annual economic activity in Fairfax County, supporting 6,220 full-time equivalent jobs according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s (more…)

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The Pizza Artistically Considered: Art Works Now ‘Master-Pizzas’ Project

The Pizza Artistically Considered: Art Works Now ‘Master-Pizzas’ Project

As the organization Art Works Now prepared for their new landmark home in Hyattsville, they teamed up with the building’s restaurant, Pizzeria Paradiso and Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council to embellish the new restaurant space with “Master Pizzas” created by invited artists and arts organizations from the surrounding community. Each artist worked from a 9” wood panel base and were encouraged to create their “signature pizza”. These artists created pizzas using an array of different mediums that reflect their visions, their community, and the world around them.  (more…)

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Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann Awarded Bethesda Painting Award “Best in Show”

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann Awarded Bethesda Painting Award “Best in Show”

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announced the top three Bethesda Painting Awards prize winners on Wednesday evening during the exhibition’s opening at Gallery B. Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann of Washington, DC.was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Carolyn Case of Cockeysville, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Kenneth Schiano of Chestertown, MD received (more…)

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Dewberry to Receive the Jinx Hazel Arts Award

Dewberry to Receive the Jinx Hazel Arts Award

Dewberry will receive the Jinx Hazel Arts Award at the Arts Council of Fairfax County’s sixth annual Arts Awards on October 20, 2017. Dewberry will be honored for its ongoing support of the arts, education, and contributions to engineering, planning and design in Fairfax County.

Dewberry is recognized as one of the top engineering and design firms in the Greater Washington, DC, region and nationally. In addition to (more…)

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Nine New Acquisitions Celebrate National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 30th Anniversary Year

Nine New Acquisitions Celebrate National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 30th Anniversary Year

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) announces recent major collection acquisitions in celebration of the beginning of the museum’s 30th-anniversary year. Newly acquired works by Yael Bartana, Berthe Morisot and Faith Ringgold are currently on view in the museum’s collection galleries, and works by Louise Bourgeois and Lalla Essaydi will be on view in REVIVAL, an exhibition of (more…)

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Project Create Announces Vaughan Bradley-Willemann as Program Manager for Community Programs & Partnerships

Project Create Announces Vaughan Bradley-Willemann as Program Manager for Community Programs & Partnerships

Interview by Beatriz Lorencatto, Project Create Intern

Vaughan, when did you get started as an artist, and what is your personal artistic practice?
I started expressing myself musically at a very young age. I was raised by two opera singer parents, and was told that my mom performed multiple times while she was pregnant with me. I started playing the violin when I was three, wanting to follow in my older sister’s footsteps who also played. Growing up I was always more interested in extracurricular than academics, so I (more…)

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Strauss Artist Grants Honor Three Remarkable Artists Working in Public Art, Painting, and Theater Design

Strauss Artist Grants Honor Three Remarkable Artists Working in Public Art, Painting, and Theater Design

The Arts Council of Fairfax County announces three $5,000 Strauss Artist Grants awards to Mount Vernon-based visual artist Linda Hesh, Mason-based painter Scott Hutchison, and Mason-based theatre designer Margaret (Margie) Jervis.

“The Arts Council is honored to recognize and champion these three superlative individual artists,” said Linda S. Sullivan, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Fairfax County. “The Strauss Artist Grant is open to artists of all disciplines residing in Fairfax County, and this year’s recipients were selected from a group of nearly 30 highly qualified artists.”

Linda Hesh’s art explores human connections, concentrating on (more…)

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