Posts Tagged ‘Pleasant Plains Workshop’

Celebrity Facematch: A Guessing Game for Gallery Scenesters

Once you’ve been to more than a few art openings in D.C., you start to recognize a regular cast of characters. There’s the tatted-up white girl with a sunny smile, the Asian guy in hipster glasses with a camera around his neck, the attractive young power couple, the well-dressed Washington City Paper fine arts critic.
And [...]

Think There’s No Room for Emerging Artists in D.C.? You’re Wrong.

Dear dude I argued with at Black Cat a couple of weeks ago,
From what I recall, I ended our conversation after you told me to go fuck myself. But right before that, we were arguing about whether or not D.C. is a supportive place for emerging artists.
You claimed to have investigated every gallery, and you [...]

The Blueprint Period

Though luxury condos and high-dollar restaurants may be the most obvious signs of investment in Washington, a few D.C. arts venues are getting a much-needed boost, too. Here are a few of them.
Church Street Theater
D.C. company Keegan Theatre’s primary venue in Dupont Circle “was never really properly equipped as a fully functioning theater, at least [...]

Arts Roundup: Donald Byrd Edition

The nephew-in-law of Donald Byrd (founder of D.C. group The Blackbyrds) posted on Facebook that the jazz trumpeter died in Delaware on Monday, and blogs immediately began circulating his post as breaking news. But no media outlets have been able to confirm it with the musician's immediate family. Regardless, the Guardian ran an obit, acknowledging, basically, [...]

Arts Roundup: Gallery? Edition

More Than Styrofoam Cups and Cheese Cubes: WaPo's Weekend section surveys the semi-recent crop of gallery spaces that, um, do other stuff, too. Lavanya Ramanathan and Stephanie Merry write, "In the case of new art spaces around town, a gallery might also be a concert hall and clothing store, a pulsing dance floor or peaceful [...]

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