Posts Tagged ‘fotoweek dc’

ToDo ToDay: FotoWeek, Fall Fringe, Corcoran Community Day, and James Blake

NoMa could never be called the District’s most visually appealing neighborhood. But it has played host to heaps of local photography this year—notably during the recent FotoBazaar, and now, for the sixth annual edition of FotoWeek. This year’s photo festival kicks off tonight with a hipster-flavored cocktail-and-dance party at FotoWeek’s official HQ at the National [...]

ToDo ToDay: Photojournalism! Alt Comedy!

The fifth annual FotoWeek DC began last week, and Reporters Without Borders is hosting one of its weightiest shows. “101 Images for Press Freedom” captures the history of photojournalism, beginning with the Spanish Civil War and culminating with the 2010 Haitian earthquake. In conjunction with the exhibit, tonight the Corcoran Gallery of Art hosts “Transforming [...]

Opening This Weekend: Woody Sez and All of the Festivals

What's new this weekend in local arts.
In celebration of what would have been Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, Theater J is producing Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, a collage of the influential folkie's songs that meanders into moments from his life and excerpts from his newspaper column. The show traces [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Fresh & Onlys! Winter Pie! Submerge!

San Francisco-based band The Fresh & Onlys is among the standard-bearers of the psych-garage sound currently associated with that city. Less in-your-face than other members of the Bay City cohort, the band’s tunes are simple, layered, and bouncy—think ’60s pop and love songs dripping with desperation.
The Fresh & Onlys perform with Quilt and Shark Week [...]

Arts Roundup: Falling Down Stairs Edition

The British Embassy gets an Antony Gormley statue on its lawn [Washingtonian]
Some local photographers feel shut out of the increasingly international FotoWeek DC [Post]
Phillips Collection adds hundreds of artworks to Google Art Project [Post]
Fat Trel releases video for "Muney" [D.C. Mumbo Sauce]
Theater Alliance cancels its winter production of Black Nativity. Its director will be tied [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Mark Kraushaar, Chad Harbach

The biographical note in Mark Kraushaar’s new Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize-winning poetry collection, The Uncertainty Principle, explains that he’s worked as a cabbie, welder, and nurse. In keeping with those working-class bona fides, the D.C. native’s poems tend to evoke down-to-earth life in down-to-earth language. “Fit Club Family Plan” opens with the line, “If that fat [...]

FotoWeek DC Kicks Off Tomorrow

It’s time again for FotoWeek DC, the week-long festival of photography that began in 2008. It kicks off with a launch party tomorrow night and runs through Nov. 12.
We’ve already reviewed a number of the exhibits. One of the others that's already open to the public is “Ocean Soul, Photographs by Brian Skerry” at the [...]

FotoWeek: “The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Identity Writ Large”

It takes a little while to appreciate Matthew Black's exhibit of portrait photography, "The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Identity Writ Large." At first there seemed to be nothing especially remarkable or inspiring about his collection of photos of members of the social activist group The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who take on alternate personas and [...]

Arts Roundup: Leading Off With Yet Another Weezy Reference Edition

Good morning. It's been six days, and Lil' Wayne is still a free man. So, that new mixtape should be only a few hours away right?
City Paper's Louis Jacobson had a double shot of FotoWeekDC yesterday, taking a gander Noelle K. Tan's "The America Project: utopia" and Studio Gallery's "The Breadth and Beauty of Photography," [...]

FotoWeek Preview!

Forget the inane spelling, FotoWeek DC is a killer event showcasing that arguably most accessible form of visual art–photography, duh–at venues throughout the D.C. metro area. The third annual event officially kicks off tomorrow and ends next Saturday, but tonight, for $45, you can attend the launch party at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Attendees [...]