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Weekly Events List: January 22–26

Weekly Events List: January 22–26

Receptions at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, Gallery 102, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, VisArts, Fisher Gallery, Forum Gallery, Passage Gallery, gallery neptune & brown, American University Museum, The Center for Contemporary Political Art, Printmakers Inc, and Harmony Hall Arts Center + Artist Talks at HOMME, Arlington Arts Center, National Academy of Sciences, The National Gallery of Art. Read More
ECA News Briefs
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Eastern Market Main Street announce the return of the Capitol Hill Alphabet Animal Art Project with ten Additional Sculptures

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Eastern Market Main Street announce the return of the Capitol Hill Alphabet Animal Art Project with ten Additional Sculptures

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), in partnership with Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS), is excited to announce the next phase of the Capitol Hill Alphabet Animal Art Project, a community-based public art project featuring installed sculptures on selected street signs in the Southeast quadrant of DC. In 2014, 10 sculptures were successfully installed through a pilot partnership with the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT).  Funded by a recent grant from the DC Community of the Arts and Humanities, the Alphabet Animal Art Project will work with DDOT to install ten additional sculptures throughout Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B to intentionally broaden the span of the Alphabet Animal “path.” The new animal sculptures will be unveiled on Thursday, April 16, 2020 during Eastern Market Main Street’s Third Thursday celebration.

“The Alphabet Animal Art Project is so special,” says Hannah Jacobson, Project Manager, “and all of the sculptures both already completed and in production tell a story: individually in conversation with their street corners, their artists, and their materials, and together as a collective pathway encouraging new ways of engaging with spaces that may feel familiar. We are thrilled to be able to add another 10 animals to our community.”

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ECA News Briefs
The Kreeger Museum Announces New Staff Appointments

The Kreeger Museum Announces New Staff Appointments

Kreeger Museum announces two new staff appointments: Danielle O’Steen joins the Museum as Curator; and Joanna Baker has been promoted to Registrar and Collection Manager. These positions, newly created by director Helen Chason, support the Museum’s mission to share art, reflect an increased focus on research, exploration, and stewardship of the permanent collection, and bring new opportunities to collaborate with other Washington, DC arts organizations.

“We are delighted to welcome Danielle to our staff and to announce Joanna’s newly expanded role,” said Chason. “These new positions are important steps forward for the Museum as we increase our engagement with the arts communities across the city and country; we are thrilled to have Danielle and Joanna with us.”

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ECA News Briefs
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Nominates Dr. Heran Sereke-Brhan for Executive Director

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Nominates Dr. Heran Sereke-Brhan for Executive Director

At the regular monthly meeting of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), members voted to nominate Dr. Heran Sereke-Brhan to be the next executive director for CAH.

“This is a historic moment for the Commission as we select our first executive director as an independent agency within the District of Columbia government,” said Kay Kendall, Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. “The Commission appreciates the great work that Heran has done during her time as interim executive director. She understands the agency and the challenges of the position from an on the ground perspective, but more importantly, she sees the opportunities for success. Heran is positive in her forward-thinking and is always focused on working as a team to develop the artistic and cultural community, and serving the residents of the District of Columbia.”

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