Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities’

Fire/EMS: Controversial Anacostia 5×5 Installation Must Be Removed

The installation has already been canceled and uncanceled.

Arts Commission: Just Kidding, Anacostia “Junk” Art Installation Will Stay Up

"While the Commission does not mean to offend anyone, it would be inconsistent with our mission..."

Why Anacostia Residents Are Calling 311 Over This Art Installation

To some residents of Anacostia, Abigail DeVille's artwork just looks like garbage.

As the Potter’s House Mural Faces Destruction, Fears of Gentrification Emerge

Karla “Karlisima” Rodas-Israel can’t walk three steps down Columbia Road NW without a wave and a “Hello!” or a “¿Cómo estás?” from a passerby. The artist, who claims the Mama Ayesha’s presidents mural among her body of work, has lived in the neighborhood for 18 years. She knows the stoop-sitters, the bodega cashiers, the fast-walking [...]

Mia Feuer Won’t Install a Gas-Station Sculpture in the Anacostia, After All

Artist Mia Feuer's plan to install a sculpture of a sunken gas station in the Anacostia River has been shelved. The buzzy proposed project first hit a snag yesterday, when a coalition of opponents sent a letter to the arts commission objecting to Feuer's piece. The sculpture, "Antediluvian," was part of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities' "5x5" exhibition [...]

Arts Roundup: Pop the Corc Edition

It has come to this: The Corcoran to be dismantled, split up between National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [Arts Desk, Post, New York Times]
A timeline of the Corcoran's woes [Post]
Tyler Green analyzes the Corc meltdown, saying it's been in the tea leaves since 2008. (Though some would argue it's been longer than [...]

Arts Roundup: Watergate Livin’ Edition

Ian Svenonius: Down with tipping! [Jacobin]
West End Library temporarily relocates to the Watergate. [WBJ]
D.C. Arts Commission seeks artists to design a sculpture or SOME kind of art for Chuck Brown Park. [DCist]
Hey, watch this cool retrospective video on this summer's D.C. Jazz Loft concerts. [CapitalBop]
Photos from the Heineken Mural Project [BYT]
Photos: Julie Ruin at Black [...]

Arts Roundup: Wale’s Issues Edition

Chris Richards' front-page Wale story burrows into the rapper's insecurity. [Post]
NPR debuts Beautiful Swimmers' forthcoming Son. [NPR]
Despite setbacks, AFI Docs was largely a success, Ann Hornaday reports. [Post]
Also: A review of Jose Antonio Vargas' immigration documentary Documented, which debuted recently at AFI Docs [Post]
The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces two more funding opportunities [...]

Arts Roundup: “Tennessee” Edition

Could the Caribbean Festival return to D.C.? [Tim Craig]
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces a summer concert series on the National Mall. [Art 202]
Constellation Theatre teams up with 14th Street NW bars. [Washington Business Journal]
Alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development (of "Tennessee" fame) plays a benefit for N Street Village next week. [Borderstan]
Arena Stage's [...]

Arts Roundup: Live Chicken Edition

Two Virginia songwriters sue Justin Bieber and Usher for copyright infringement. [AP via WJLA]
A Belgian artist brings live chickens to Connersmith gallery. [Post]
Angry attendees protest the lack of chili at the DC101 Chili Cook-Off. [Post]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: "If politicians are concerned about job creation and economic growth, why are they cutting arts support?" [...]

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