Posts Tagged ‘Gold Leaf Studios’

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. [dc.gov]
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. [...]

Need an Art Studio? New Spaces Are Coming to Brookland and the Former Warehouse Loft

If you doubt that D.C. is experiencing something of an art-studio crisis, consider this: According to owner Marty Youmans, the waiting list at 52 O Street Studios, one of the city's largest buildings of work space, is currently up to 130 names.
All that demand will get a little bit of relief soon, in a few [...]

Much Dithering at the Building Museum and O Street Studios About Artist Spaces

Last week, I wrote a City Lights pick about a panel being hosted by the National Building Museum to discuss artist and DIY spaces in D.C. I pegged it to the closing of Subterranean A, one of the city’s best-loved DIY spaces.
In retrospect, this was a mistake.
I’ve been to panels at the Building Museum before; [...]

ToDo ToDay: Whither the DIY Space?

Gold Leaf Studios is gone. Subterranean A held its last show this past weekend. Hole in the Sky is on-again, off-again. The fate of O Street Studios is still iffy, but its residents recently staved off the construction of a hostel on the first floor. Artist and DIY spaces lead a precarious life anywhere, but [...]

Arts Roundup: Afrikaner Barista Edition

Origin's Not Destination: Beauty Pill's Chad Clark appeared yesterday on the podcast 99% Invisible to discuss the group's Immersive Ideal project at Artisphere. Listen, laugh at the joke about slow vs. non-slow disco, and then scroll to the bottom, where you'll find a premiere of "Afrikaner Barista," which is the first song on the group's [...]

Read Our Annotated Guide to 2011!

There's no arts section to recap this week. For our Dec. 23 issue—on stands today!—the Washington City Paper staff took a look back on the year that was. No surprise, then, that a good chunk of our Annotated Guide to 2011 is devoted to the arts. Pick up a copy! Or read it online. Either [...]

Arts Roundup: More Gold Leaf, Bluebrain, and Gentrification

Pitchfork Gets In On the Bluebrain Action: In advance of Bluebrain's newest "location-aware album"—which will be based on New York's Central Park—P4K chats to the brothers about video games, the "needless distinction" between "what exists in the virtual world and what’s existing in the physical world," and the future of location-based music. And yup, Ryan Holladay references [...]

Arts Roundup: NBC4 on Durkl

Nitpick: NBC4's report—cribbed from us, perhaps?—on the closing of Durkl's studio at 443 I Street NW has a couple snags. No. 1: 443 I Street NW is more Mt. Vernon Square than Chinatown. No. 2: That space has been active as a kind of art-punk venue for about a decade, but has it been a [...]

Gold Leaf Studios Will Shutter in January

The artist studios inside the warehouse at 443 I St. NW have been called a lot of things over the years. One was the Hosiery. Another is Red Door. Collectively, they're most often referred to as Gold Leaf Studios.
Since 1998, artists and musicians have used the beat-up Mount Vernon Square building as a place to [...]

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