Posts Tagged ‘Philippa Hughes’

I Watched the Entirety of a 25-Hour Art Show at DCAC

This past weekend, in honor of its 25th anniversary, DC Arts Center (DCAC) exhibited art nonstop for 25 hours. The goal was to one-up the First 24, the venue's inaugural all-night show that celebrated its opening in 1989. That show, recalls DCAC executive director B. Stanley, was a resounding success, despite being broken up by the cops after getting too raucous. This [...]

Arts Roundup: Seal Edition

Area theater companies will mount numerous world premieres by women playwrights in 2015. [Post]
Woolly Mammoth, in concert with African Continuum Theatre, will stage six short plays inspired by the Travyon Martin case. [Post]
Black Cat staff craft a soundtrack for NSA spies. [Post]
General Motors Foundation gives $1 million to the National Museum of African American History [...]

D.C.’s Year in Art Galleries: Woof

The news that Civilian Art Projects is closing its 7th Street NW gallery space caps off a year of many memorable exhibits—and too many art galleries passing into memory.
While Civilian director Jayme McLellan is taking her situation in stride, planning a 2014 full of pop-up shows and house salons, hers is not the only gallery [...]

Arts Roundup: Louie Edition

The former H Street Playhouse to become a CrossFit gym. [WBJ]
Members of Congress present a bipartisan bill that would look into establishing a National Women's History Museum. [Post]
Port City Brewing is brewin' up more Borracho beer. [Post]
Local blues player Chris Polk has died. [In a Blue Mood]
Anne Midgette mulls the significance of the Kennedy Center's new president. [...]

E. Brady Robinson Is in Your Workspace, Photographing Your Desk

Photographer E. Brady Robinson is putting the finishing touches on Art Desks, a volume featuring 96 images of desks and working spaces of artists, curators, art dealers, critics, and "tastemakers" throughout the East Coast. She began working on the project in Washington in 2011.
Robinson splits her time between Washington and the University of Central Florida [...]

Arts Roundup: Riffin’ Edition

Pink Line Project founder Philippa Hughes has breast cancer; will undergo a double mastectomy next week. [Arts Desk]
A look at how previous government shutdowns impacted the Smithsonian [Smithsonian Collections Blog]
Reminder: The Sackler Gallery's yoga exhibit is now open. [AP]
Photos show just how damaged the U.S. Capitol dome is. [WBJ]
Local jazz website/concert organizer Capital Bop launches a new [...]

After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Philippa Hughes Makes Big Changes

In many respects, this summer has been a typical one for Philippa Hughes. But “typical” for Hughes means unreal in the best possible ways. The Pink Line Project founder spent two months eating and surfing in Los Angeles, Sicily, and Portland, Ore. She took a writing workshop in Maui conducted by author Rebecca Walker. At [...]

Head to Head: Phil Adé vs. Philippa Hughes

A new series in which two local figures share their thoughts on developments in D.C.-area culture. For this edition, we talk to Maryland rapper Phil Adé and Pink Line Project founder Philippa Hughes.

Washington City Paper: This week, the Sonic Circuits Festival released its annual District of Noise compilation, a collection of local experimental music. This [...]

The Body Stop: D.C.’s Once-Nonexistent Performance Art Scene Takes Off—in Rosslyn

Drop into any Brightest Young Things party or Pink Line Project event with a DJ, a food truck, and some graffiti, and there’s a good chance you’re going to see some performance art. Not, mind you, the Viennese Actionism of the late 1960s or the NEA Four of the early 1990s or Marina Abramović trying [...]

ToDo ToDay: Death Fest! Sinkhole Cocktails!

Your metalhead friends wept openly when they heard about the death of Jeff Hanneman, one of Slayer's founding members. Right then, something hit you: “Maybe I should listen to some Slayer. Y’know, out of respect.” When you put on “Angel of Death,” you remembered that metal fucking rules, and now you’re fucking hooked. Good, news, [...]

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