Posts Tagged ‘Lucian Perkins’

Civilian Art Projects Closing Its Space in Mount Vernon Square

On Dec. 19, Mount Vernon Square gallery Civilian Art Projects held a holiday party for all its artists, friends, and supporters. It was the last event the art venture will host in the space; Civilian closes its doors tomorrow on New Year's Eve.
Jayme McLellan, who founded Civilian eight years ago and has operated it at [...]

Arts Roundup: Things That Don’t Exist In Washington Edition

Neal Augenstein talks to photographer Lucian Perkins and The Teen Idles' Nathan Strejeck about Perkins' book of early D.C. punk photos, Hard Art. [WTOP]
A juicy nugget from Chris Richards' story about Hard Art: When Bob Woodward saw Lucian Perkins' photos of D.C. punk, he seemed dismissive, saying, "This doesn't exist in Washington." [Post]
A takeaway from last [...]

ToDo ToDay: Priests! Free Admission at Corcoran! D.C. Reggae Splashdown!

What one music geek hears as a cathartic, passionate roar can be another’s off-key temper tantrum. Take local punk band Priests. The D.C. combo’s noisy sound is anchored by singer Katie Greer’s sociopolitical rants and sing-song wailing. Greer, also a member of Ian Svenonius’ Chain & the Gang, yells about consumerism in “Radiation” and Air [...]

Arts Roundup: Cathedral Competition Edition

The earthquake-damaged Washington National Cathedral competes for $100,000 in repair money. [WTOP]
Imagination Stage announces its 2013-14 season. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
You can now buy Hard Art, the new book of D.C. punk photos from photographer Lucian Perkins, in the Dischord store. [Dischord]
Hey, theater people: Prolific Tweeter and playwright Gwydion Suilebhan holds the key to your Twitter [...]

Arts Roundup: Little Munchkin Lambie Pie Edition

H Street sitcom creator: “In terms of where they’re from, their background, their ethnicity — we didn’t have any of that. We just started casting.” Sure about that? Also, the show better include that burglar with the bad English accent. [Post]
"Aw, little munchkin lambie pie – I know you tried." Why Fringe festivals produce too much [...]

People Are Really Pumped About This Lucian Perkins Book

Which is to say: It's pretty impressive that this Kickstarter campaign, for an upcoming exhibition and book of Lucian Perkins' photographs of early D.C. punk shows, has raised more than $5,000 of its $7,000 goal in one day.
The book and travelling exhibition is called HARD ART DC 1979, and it features photographs from the year the future [...]

Reviewed: “7.4.11” at Carroll Square Gallery

If there was any remaining doubt about the enduring influence of The Americans—the celebrated 1958 book of documentary photography by Robert Frank—it can be laid to rest by this exhibit, in which a talented group of photojournalists known as Facing Change documented one July 4 in the life of America, specifically, the one that just happened [...]