Posts Tagged ‘Arlington’

At 30, Dark Star Park Marks the Birth of Rosslyn’s Public Art Efforts

This past Friday, Arlington County marked the 30th anniversary of Nancy Holt's Dark Star Park, the first since the artist's death from leukemia in February. There was plenty of pomp, with remarks from Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette and Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, but there was very little circumstance: The sun did not shine; it [...]

American Century Theater Is Financially Stable. Why Is It Folding?

About 10 years ago, Arlington's American Century Theater was facing a doomsday scenario. With a deficit of more than half of its operating budget, "we were technically bankrupt," says Artistic Director Jack Marshall, who had to resort to using contributions from the troupe's then-current season to pay the previous year's bills. But the company soldiered on, reorganized its board, [...]

Meet a Local Comics Writer: A Chat With Damian Wampler

Damian Wampler is a fledgling comic-book writer temporarily based in Arlington. While in the area, he is trying to crowdfund his graphic novel, Sevara, which he hopes will be available in shops and on Amazon in the spring of 2015. In advance of Wampler's appearance at Vienna's Game On! Comics and Games Wednesday evening, Washington [...]

Arts Roundup: Jimi Hendrix Played Here Edition

A great story about the week Jimi Hendrix played a string of dates in Adams Morgan [Post]
D.C.-set shows rack up Emmy nominations [Post]
The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approves Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial design. [AP via WTOP]
A Capitol Hill gathering place for artists and skateboarders may be wiped off the map. [Express]
Arlington wins a National Endowment for [...]

Arts Roundup: Downward Dog Edition

Rest in peace, Norm Parish. [Lenny Campello]
Smithsonian raises $170,00 for its forthcoming yoga exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
Ibiza nightclub files for bankruptcy protection. [Eater]
Politics & Prose plans a D.C. cartoons exhibit. [ComicsDC]
Who will get Arlington County's art grants? [ARLnow]

Arts Roundup: Poetry Sucks Edition

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company buys its downtown venue at a possibly very plum price. [Post]
In its final show, Parish Gallery pays tribute to its founder, Norman Parish, who's ailing from a brain tumor. [Post]
For Arlington taxpayers, libraries are a much better deal than Artisphere. [ARLnow]
Modern poetry, you suck a big one. Signed, this University of [...]

Arts Roundup: Radio, Radio Edition

Arlington may get its own community radio station. [ARLnow]
What the Lincoln Memorial could have looked like [Ghosts of DC via Huffington Post]
The Frederick Douglass statue is unveiled in the Capitol building today. [AP via WJLA]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Rachel Scheer

One More Page bookstore in Arlington had a notice in its most recent newsletter: "Local writer and collector Rachel Scheer leads a dynamic discussion about the autobiographical comics genre. Guests are invited to participate in a question-and-answer session and a brief drawing and writing activity." The event happens Thursday at 7 p.m. I hadn't [...]

Arts Roundup: When Shoes Attack Edition

Somebody call Tommy Wells: A man called police after a woman clunked him in the head with a shoe at Ibiza nightclub. [Examiner]
Arlington County libraries have begun lending out American Girl dolls—and there's already a six-month waiting list. [WJLA]
Listen: new material from D.C. electro-pop ensemble Misun [All Things Go]
The seventh annual DCist Exposed photo show [...]

Code Orange: The Avant-Garde Installations of Arlington

Governments and corporations undertake public art projects to demonstrate an interest in their communities, but they do so carefully: Work that offends even a few could become an expensive embarrassment. It’s remarkable, then, how much truly subversive public art has made it onto the Clarendon corridor between Rosslyn and Ballston. For your summer-strolling enjoyment, we [...]

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