Posts Tagged ‘Anacostia’

Arts Roundup: Veep Edition

Veep will film at the University of Maryland for the next two weeks. [Washingtonian]
Artist Craig Kraft buys a building in Anacostia; plans to turn it into work/live/gallery space. [Housing Complex]
D.C. Council honors the 9:30 Club. [DCist]
The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts honors Rita Moreno amid shutdown. [Post]
Inside Eastern Market's Capitol Hill Books [WTOP]
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What to Expect at LUMEN8 2013

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Anacostia's Arts Scene Is Growing

Last year’s LUMEN8Anacostia, the partially city-sponsored arts festival aimed at inspiring future economic development in Anacostia, was all about being big, splashy, and temporary. This year, both the festival and the neighborhood’s growing [...]

Anacostia’s Arts Scene Is Growing. Who Should It Be For?

How to Build an Arts District
If You Build It, Who Will Come?
Stage of Development
What to Expect at LUMEN8 2013
Anacostia's Arts Scene Is Growing

The art of Amber Robles-Gordon is the art of Anacostia, quite literally.
Robles-Gordon cobbles together sculptures and canvas collages from scraps of paper and fabric she finds in the neighborhood’s trash cans and storefront [...]

Don’t Call That Anacostia Public Art Project a Totem Pole

This spring, Anacostia will get its first totem pole. But whatever you do, don’t call it a totem pole.
At the end of May, residents of Anacostia will finally greet a public art project two years in the making: “Journey Anacostia,” a steel, copper, and stained-glass sculpture commissioned by the District to fill a city-owned lot [...]

Arts Roundup: Artisphere’s Sustainability Edition

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan says she's "forcing" Artisphere "to reevaluate how they operate." [ArlNow]
Classical music critic Anne Midgette on music education in schools: It might be great for kids, but it doesn't necessarily turn them into future symphony subscribers. [Post]
The Anacostia totem pole serves as an odd tribute to Native American culture in a [...]

H Street Playhouse Reveals New Anacostia Home: 2020 Shannon Place SE

H Street Playhouse, which Mayor Vince Gray announced last week would be moving to Anacostia, revealed its exact location at a press conference today: 2020 Shannon Place SE.
The warehouse—which is located directly behind The Hive, a communal work space—was used during the Lumen8Anacostia temporium event earlier this year. H Street Playhouse presented three short readings [...]

The Anacostia Arts Bridge? Four Thoughts About Reusing the 11th Street Bridge

The 11th Street Bridge is in the process of being replaced, but if the District's Office of Planning has its way, it may be in for an arty future. In a call for design proposals, the agency suggests the overpass could see new life as a "Community Connector, Adventure Recreation, Environmental Education, Arts Bridge, or [...]

What LUMEN8Anacostia Will Occupy

A walking tour this past Saturday, Feb. 4, introduced interested parties (mostly prospective artists and performers) to the spaces they might be granted access to for the LUMEN8Anacostia temporium project.
ARCH Director of Economic Development and Marketing Nikki Peele says that all artists will preferably be set up in their spaces by April 6, but have [...]

Anacostia’s LUMEN8 is Temporium-Crazy—In a Good Way

Anacostia is going pretty damn big on the temporium front.
The neighborhood is getting a chunk of a $250,000 grant to the city from ArtPlace, a heavily backed (think the Rockefeller Foundation and the Nonprofit Finance Fund) nonprofit that seeks to encourage arts-based placemaking, via the Office of Planning. (Other neighborhoods slated for funding from ArtPlace include [...]

Arts Roundup: Belly Ablaze Edition

Seek and You Shall Find: "Hide/Seek," the exhibition of queer-themed artwork that was censored by the Smithsonian's secretary last year, has opened a year later at the Brooklyn Museum, more or less without incident—a fact that says a lot about rapidly evolving cultural attitudes toward gay and lesbian art, writes Philip Kennicott in the Washington [...]

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