The city has finally decided taken a pragmatic approach to “combating” graffiti in the city by creating the Murals DC program. Council member Jim Graham spearheaded the program in 2007. The program pairs students with artists who learn aerosol painting techniques and the execution of a large scale work. The program has led to the creation of 20 breathtaking murals city-wide including the following five East City murals:
Modern Luxury Magazine has published an article about the burgeoning H street art gallery scene. Aside from what many ECA blog readers who frequent the H street NE art scene already know, they might not know that G Fine art will soon be joining our midst. Also worth noting is that my last name was misspelled in the article. It should read Phil Hutinet and not Phil Sutinet.
The list of galleries continues to grow in the H Street Corridor. Industry Gallery will be hosting their grand opening this Saturday, January 16th, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. The inaugural opening will feature unique metal and aluminum sculpture designs by Jerusalem-born artist Shlomo Harush.