Art on the ART Bus with Artist Negar Ahkami

By Editorial Team on April 3, 2017
Photo courtesy of Arlington Arts Center.
Photo courtesy of Arlington Arts Center.


Event: Thursday, April 6 from 5:45pm to 7:13pm


Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 5:45 p.m. for the 6:13 bus (duration of entire event: one hour)
Location: Route 41 Bus Stop at 2100 Clarendon Blvd (Courthouse Metro)
Fee: Bus fare $1.75

Come take a ride on the Art on the ART Bus catching it in front 2100 Clarendon Blvd (Court House Metro) in Arlington and taking a quick ride to the artist’s studio. The artist, Negar Ahkami, and curator, Cynthia Connolly, will have a brief discussion about the process of creating this site specific installation before boarding the bus. We will get off the bus near the Virginia Square Metro to visit the artist’s studio at AAC (Arlington Arts Center). This is a special arrangement so don’t miss it.

Please note: The bus will be circulating in the County until about November, so if you cannot meet us on this special day, keep an eye out for it and catch it if you can.

About the Artist:
Negar Ahkami makes expressive paintings inspired by the rich patterns and textures of Iran’s ceramic traditions. In this new work, Ahkami finds inspiration in the shared humanity and democracy of the dance floor. As you ride and sway on this bus, Ahkami invites you to get lost in rhythmic flow and shed your troubles, like the dancers. Making this work was also a form of escape for the artist: it is a joyful departure from her previous politically charged and angst-filled work. This work was made at Arlington Arts Center, where Ahkami is a resident artist.

About Art on the ART bus:
The Art on the ART Bus program is an example of how Arlington Arts is building community through artistic outreach in Arlington. The mobile gallery shows original art on an Arlington Transit —or ART—public bus, cultivating a vibrant arts experience for transit riders in the area. The Art on the ART Bus program is supported in part by Arlington Transit.