Posts Tagged ‘Gaia’

Mural Mural On the Wall: Gaia’s Whirlwind Week in D.C.

Baltimore-based street muralist Gaia has created dozens of murals in cities around the world, but locals probably know him as the hand and chicken guy. Gaia’s D.C. paintings have incorporated a lot of both. Take his largest work in town, an enormous painting on the side of H Street NE restaurant Smith Commons: It shows [...]

Kanye West Projects His Face on D.C.

Rather than promote his albums the ol' fashioned way, Kanye West has been projecting images and playing songs from his forthcoming album, Yeezus, at locations across the world. The album is set to be released on June 18, and there is still no high-quality version of his single "New Slaves," nor a whole lot [...]

Arts Roundup: New Mural! Edition

Gaia's mural on Barracks Row is complete. [East City Art]
Broadcaster Bob Wolff donates historic sports interviews to Library of Congress. [WTOP]
Brother Ah maintains WPFW's jazz pedigree even while the radio station's fate remains uncertain. [Post]
The story of a Prince George's County-raised African American woman who found special meaning in the Holocaust Museum. [Post]
What the Grant [...]

Arts Roundup: Attempted Eisenhower Smackdown Edition

A Republican congressman from Utah wants to smack down the Eisenhower Memorial. [WJLA]
The National Gallery plans to close its East Building for three years while it renovates, but it's hoping to add some new exhibition space with a $30 million private donation. [Post]
More Book of Mormon tickets go on sale today, and Kennedy Center spokesman [...]

Fridge Burn: How New Agers Got a Capitol Hill Art Space in Trouble with its Neighbors

The Fridge was never going to be an easy fit for Barracks Row. The art gallery-cum-classroom-cum-performance space opened in an alley off of 8th Street SE in September 2009, and immediately caused minor, NIMBYish ripples in its the well-heeled Capitol Hill neighborhood. Over the last year the outre-minded space has mostly enjoyed a tentative peace [...]

Gaia Eyes a New Age of D.C. Club Life

"We're definitely profit-driven, so we're not hippies," says Nico Laget, a man who sees serious benefits in the blending of pulsing house music and real-life congas.
Laget, 37, is the chief agent of D.C.'s "Gaia" parties, which are essentially immersive, multimedia, New Age-y house-music nights. A Frenchman born and raised in Africa, he is a veteran [...]

Painting the Town: D.C.’s Introduction to “New Brow” Art Hits a Wall

Shane Pomajambo with works by Trevor Young, left, and Jessica Van Brakle.
It’s an unfortunate pitfall of hosting hundreds of street artists: Chances are, some of them might be inclined to take their art to the streets. And so it was that "G40: The Summit" in Crystal City, an exhibit of "New Brow" art curated by [...]