Posts Tagged ‘amy hughes braden’

Ballston’s Public-Art Docket: Disruption! Innovation! Apps Galore!

In today’s post-modern tech world, there are no new ideas. Start-ups are judged by the standards of what came before: It’s like Uber, but for gluten-intolerant babies! It’s like AirBnB mated with NextBus! It’s a Snapchat-Spotify swirlie!
While Ballston may be a few hoodies and several trillion dollars short of Silicon Valley, the brotastic Virginia outpost [...]

Crash Through a Ball Pit of Empty Cans in “Bottomless Mimosas”

Ball pits were fun to play in as a kid, but now that I'm old enough to worry about things like staph infections and hidden pools of vomit, the thought of diving into one makes me want to zip myself into a hazmat suit and never come out.
"Bottomless Mimosas," then, is a welcome substitute—the installation, at [...]

Gallery Owners Trade Traditional Spaces for Pop-Ups and Shares

When Andrea Pollan announced that she was leaving her gallery space, Curator’s Office, at 1515 14th Street NW, she was emphatic that she wasn’t closing it down for good. She’d run the microgallery for nine years before her lease expired in June 2013, but with rising rents putting storefront or smaller spaces on the District’s commercial [...]

Civilian Art Projects Closing Its Space in Mount Vernon Square

On Dec. 19, Mount Vernon Square gallery Civilian Art Projects held a holiday party for all its artists, friends, and supporters. It was the last event the art venture will host in the space; Civilian closes its doors tomorrow on New Year's Eve.
Jayme McLellan, who founded Civilian eight years ago and has operated it at [...]

In Topps Form: Artist Trading Cards From Project Dispatch

Back in my grade-school days, the black-market baseball card trade flourished. Remember that 1990 Score card, the one of Bo Jackson holding a baseball bat over his football-padded shoulders? Of course you do. It was a piece of art worth more to me than every Orel Hershiser and Nolan Ryan card put together. So I’m [...]