Posts Tagged ‘Freer Gallery’

Arts Roundup: More Public Art Edition

In his 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Plan, Mayor Vince Gray proposes a $2.3 million annual increase to public art budget. []
At the Hay-Adams, wannabe Corcoran chairman Wayne Reynolds makes his $10,000 pitch—and says the institution has a hush-hush deal with the University of Maryland. [Post]
Gold Leaf Studios' Mike Abrams opens his newest space, Union Arts. [D.C. [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Josh Lyman

Josh Lyman was a guest artist at this month’s Capicons convention, and was taking commissions (by drawing on blank comic covers) and chatting, all this in spite of a case of food poisoning. Lyman most often draws characters in a cartoony, shortened style, first made popular 55 years ago with Little Archie, and recently used [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Matt Dembicki

Matt Dembicki was a finalist for the Small Press Expo's minicomics award last year for Xoc, his comic about the life of a shark. Matt's also one of the founders of the D.C. Conspiracy comics collective and in 2007 had a story in Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened (edited by Jason Rodriguez), an [...]

Tonight in Film: Kiarostami’s Shirin at the Freer

The Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami has long blurred fiction and reality—in his films, it’s never clear what reflects the real world and what’s been plucked from the director’s interior universe. A subset of such ambiguity is Kiarostami’s interest in art, its intent, and how it affects us. His 1997 film Taste of Cherry ended with [...]