Posts Tagged ‘Rosslyn’

At 30, Dark Star Park Marks the Birth of Rosslyn’s Public Art Efforts

This past Friday, Arlington County marked the 30th anniversary of Nancy Holt's Dark Star Park, the first since the artist's death from leukemia in February. There was plenty of pomp, with remarks from Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette and Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, but there was very little circumstance: The sun did not shine; it [...]

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 [...]

Pay Attention to These Artists at SuperNOVA

In this week's issue, artists and curators Sheldon Scott and Eames Armstrong talked to Washington City Paper about the recent explosion of performance art culminating in SuperNOVA, a sweeping performance art festival taking place in Rosslyn—of all places—this weekend. For the first time in recent D.C. memory, there's more performance than even the sternest fan [...]

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 [...]

Jeffry Cudlin Plots a Slow, Dangerous Crawl Through Rosslyn

Performance artist and Washington City Paper contributor Jeffry Cudlin moved to Arlington in 1995 and lived there for four years. The first time he set foot in Rosslyn, he got completely lost while putting up fliers for his band. He eventually realized it was futile—no one was walking around the barren corporate wasteland at 8 p.m. on [...]

In Rosslyn, Yarn-Bombing Has Begun

Back in October, we reported that the humble visage of Arlington white-collar hamlet Rosslyn was preparing for a government-sanctioned yarn bomb. The Arlington County-assisted initiative was hatched in part to help promote the neighborhood's beleaguered arts center, Artisphere—with the fringe benefit of transforming lower Wilson Boulevard into something other than a glorified Chipotle feeding station.
Well, the Guerrilla Stitch Brigade's yarn-bombing [...]

Arts Roundup: Peak Bloom Edition

How Mingering Mike wound up in the Smithsonian [Post]
Local historian pens a history of Loudoun County African Americans who served in the Civil War. [Post]
Officials getting ready to predict the cherry blossoms' peak bloom time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. [AP via WJLA]
The third annual (e)merge Art Fair now accepting applications. [Art 202]
Drunk History films [...]

Rosslyn Gets Unspontaneously Yarn-Bombed

When most people think of radical street art, they think of graffiti. In Rosslyn, it looks more like yarn.
Last week, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) announced it was partnering with Artisphere, Arlington Public Libraries, and Arlington Public Art in a wholly unspontaneous yarn-bombing of Rosslyn's streets and buildings. The kickoff began tepidly with a [...]

Arts Roundup: Our Favorite D.C. Musicians Edition

City Paper-approved MC Kokayi goes head to head with his kid son in a freestyle battle. Watch! [Potholes In My Blog]
City Paper-approved guitarist Alex Minoff releases his album. Listen! [Bandcamp]
Bruce Springsteen throws his weight behind President Barack Obama in Virginia, and Rep. Eric Cantor's Democratic opponent in Virginia's 7th Congressional District has an advocate in bluegrass [...]

Artisphere’s First Birthday, and What It Means for Rosslyn

Happy birthday, Artisphere. You've made it—maybe.
A year ago, City Paper staffer Erin Petty wrote about who and what, exactly, the brand-new Artisphere would cater to, given its existence in a business district. Four months ago, I wrote about the various troubles plaguing its young life: Key staff hadn’t signed on until after the space’s opening; [...]

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