Posts Tagged ‘MuralsDC’

BroCoLoco: A Team of Brothers Designs Murals Shaped by Community Input

A mural on an apartment complex for senior citizens will reflect the history of the African-American-owned hotel that once stood there.

Poolhouse Blues: Aniekan Udofia’s New Mural in Eastern Market

One of D.C.’s best-known muralists, Aniekan Udofia, is taking his work in a new, conceptual direction. His past pieces have kept to a literal scope: the pro-statehood U Street NW mural of a gagged George Washington; the portraits of Chuck Brown, Bill Cosby, Donnie Simpson, and Barack Obama on the side of Ben’s Chili Bowl; [...]

The Brush Off: D.C.’s New Murals

Mural art doesn't seem like the kind of discipline that should be broken into seasons, like fashion or the performing arts—not least because so many murals, with their all-together-now imagery and perennial visibility, seem lodged in a permanent Sesame Street-like past. But the District's MuralsDC program is calling its new slate of wall art a [...]

Arts Roundup: Back From Vacation Edition

Wale takes a mature perspective on that biting Kendrick Lamar verse on Big Sean's "Control." Actually, he seems pretty pumped about it. [Rolling Out]
Wow: Forum Theatre makes all of its shows pay-what-you-can. [Post]
Sarah Godfrey says this fall is a great one for D.C. R&B. [Post]
The people demand a Chuck Brown sculpture in Madame Tussauds. [TMOTTGoGo]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser criticizes [...]

Arts Roundup: President’s Day Edition

Clinton Yates: Why Cool "Disco" Dan mattered to D.C. through some of its toughest years [The Root D.C.]
On President's Day—that is, today—see the Library of Congress as you usually cannot see it. [Post]
A history of go-go's iconic Globe posters, on view starting this weekend at Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit [Post]
Mount Vernon's $47 million National Library [...]

Anatomy of a Mural: Sherman Avenue and Barry Place NW

There is a way to find out what's in the above mural, and it does not require ingesting anything psychotropic. For this week's Anatomy of a Mural feature, I talked to Peter Krsko of street-art nonprofit Albus Cavus, which organized the painting of this mural at Sherman Avenue and Barry Place NW in 2009 through [...]

What’s in This Mural?

I walk by this mural in Adams Morgan several times a week, and I usually notice something new. It turns out that was the intention of artist Cita Sadeli “Chelove,” who executed the piece last summer as part of the MuralsDC program. "I was thinking of a Where’s Waldo? concept," she told me last week. So: [...]

MuralsDC’s Art Show Closes Tonight

For last week's Washington City Paper cover story, I took a long look at some of the organizations that have helped institutionalize graffiti in D.C. One of them is the city's MuralsDC program, a program that placed nine public art projects around the city this summer. For the last week, the former library and Temporium space on [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Big Graffiti, Imagining Madoff, Wild Flag

Jonna McKone has this week's cover story with her look at the institutionalization of local graffiti culture via galleries, nonprofits, and even government programs—and what that means for the form itself. Bob Mondello leads this week's arts section with a review of Imagining Madoff—the long-delayed Deb Margolin play that generated a national controversy when one [...]