Posts Tagged ‘Lionell Thomas’

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..."

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 [...]

Lincoln Theatre Selects New Operator

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has selected a new operator for Lincoln Theatre, but the commission has yet to announce who that operator is, the Washington Business Journal reports.
DCCAH Executive Director Lionell Thomas says that D.C.'s Department of General Services is overseeing the offer letter and lease agreement for the new operator. [...]

Don’t Call That Anacostia Public Art Project a Totem Pole

This spring, Anacostia will get its first totem pole. But whatever you do, don’t call it a totem pole.
At the end of May, residents of Anacostia will finally greet a public art project two years in the making: “Journey Anacostia,” a steel, copper, and stained-glass sculpture commissioned by the District to fill a city-owned lot [...]

Lincoln Theatre Community Meeting: Way to Blow It, DCCAH

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities hosted a public feedback session last night for local residents interested in the future of the ailing Lincoln Theatre. A lovely idea, asking the public how it envisions Lincoln's destiny; but for many of the people who trekked out into the rain to attend the meeting at [...]

Search for Lincoln Theatre Operator Officially Begins

A week after Mayor Vince Gray dropped the news that the District would seek a new operator for the Lincoln Theatre, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has released a request for proposals.
The RFP spells out what the District would expect from the operator: In exchange for an annual license fee, the operator [...]

A Significant Increase in D.C. Arts Commission Funding? Not Exactly.

Mayor Vince Gray's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 dropped today, and on first glance, arts boosters might be pleased with what they see: an increase to the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities to $7,635,142 from $4,798,246. Unfortunately for them, the boost is not what it seems.
For the current fiscal year, the arts [...]

D.C. Arts Commission Has a New Executive Director

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced it has a new executive director: Lionell Thomas, a former longtime DCCAH staffer who since 2009 has been the executive director of the Prince George's Arts and Humanities council. Thomas replaces interim executive director Ayris Scales, who has led the commission since January. He inherits an entity with [...]