2016 Trawick Prize Finalists Announced

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and the Bethesda Urban...

CulturalDC Sells Flashpoint Location

On June 22, 2016, CulturalDC announced that it sold its...

Torpedo Factory Art Center partners with...

For the month of June, the Torpedo Factory Art Center...

39 New Large-scale Installations by Mont...

On June 16, 2016, partners Strathmore, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit...

Opportunity to Fund DC Mural Book

Perry Frank began documenting DC’s murals in 1996 with the...

Montgomery County Officials Approve Hist...

Montgomery County’s investment in the region’s nonprofit arts and humanities...

Lisa Marie Thalhammer Unveils “Wom...

On Thursday, June 16th, from 5-8pm, Lisa Marie Thalhammer will...

CulturalDC Selected to Produce Creative ...

CulturalDC announces its selection by the District of Columbia Office...

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities...

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has launched...

The Prince George’s African American M...

The Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center (PGAAMCC)...

Manus x Machina at the Met
By Anne Shields Watercolor and pastel artist When many of you were creating greeting cards at Iona, I was at the Met enjoying a show called Manus x Machina, sponsored by the Costume Institute.  The show included 170 fantastic dresses/gowns, some from the 19th century featuring lace, pleats, fabric flowers, embroidery, and beads, and some from the 21st century featuring computer-generated “fabrics.” One of my favorites from the modern group was a dress made totally out of black plastic drinking straws.  I spent some time trying to decide which of  the Wednesday Studio… ... Read More
Published on Saturday, June 18, 2016By ennashields
Fun with Watercolor at a DC Gallery
Here are several of us displaying the greeting cards we created. Several of us from the Wednesday Studio participated in a lunch-and-learn opportunity at Iona Senior Services this week. Watercolorist Valerie Watson is one of two artists currently in residence, and after lunch she led all attendees in painting our own watercolor greeting card cover. After we finished our greeting cards, Valerie took us on a tour of her work currently on exhibit. We also saw numerous beautiful works of art by the other artist in residence, Norma Brooks, a folk… ... Read More
Published on Thursday, June 16, 2016By wisemarian
Joe’s Movement Emporium Receives $28,000 Job Readiness Grant to Fund Theater Tech Program (TTP)
Joe’s Movement Emporium of Mount Rainier, MD has received a $28,000 Job Readiness Grant from Many Hands Foundation to fund the expansion of our Theater Tech Program (TTP) to serve additional students during the school year and pilot a summer institute that incorporates robotics training into the existing curriculum of technical theater and digital media. Photo by Slingshot Video Formed in 2007, TTP provides critical support to under-resourced teens and young adults ages 17-21 in Prince George’s County by helping them secure employment and prepare for higher education with the… ... Read More
Published on Thursday, June 16, 2016By neenajoe
Mind of the Artist, Part X: Naomi Taitz Duffy
Some Mind of the Artist stories begin late in life, with a big change or sudden discovery.  Others, like Naomi’s, begin in childhood, evolving into the processes and materials that have come to define the artist’s practice.  Naomi’s story comes back to the art at the center of her life, although, like many of us, her journey has not necessarily been linear.  Naomi’s story, in her own words: My mother tells me that when I was very young she thought I wouldn’t be very interested in art, because while the other… ... Read More
Published on Thursday, June 16, 2016By chawstaff
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