Posts Tagged ‘yarn bombing’

Arts Roundup: Dumb Trends Edition

Who is #STICKMAN? [Mixed Media District]
White House denies it's banning movie screenings because of Academy Award politics. Also: How influential are those VIP screenings anyway? [Post]
A silent disco is coming to Metro this weekend. [DCist]
And yarn-bombing is coming to Brookland. *Forehead slap* [Post]
Kathleen Hanna name-drops D.C.'s Priests (and says other cool things) in this interview. [Brightest Young [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Swamp Dogg, Volta Bureau, ’50s Sci-Fi

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival kicks off today, and Jerrry Williams, aka Swamp Dogg, is the guy to see. The man behind seminal 1970 soul/country/R&B/rock album Total Destruction To Your Mind (and 1971's Rat On!, infamous for its hilariously bad cover art, above), has kept it real for quite some time now; as Steve Kiviat writes [...]

Striking at the Heart of Yarn Bombing

Tomorrow, the exterior of Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club on Bladensburg Road NE will be covered—that is to say, yarn-bombed—with knitted hearts in shades of pink and red. The cozy facade is part of ARTventures on H, during which galleries and art spaces along the H Street NE corridor open their doors for a neighborhood art [...]

For the Warm and Fuzzies, Knit Happens

It’s not hard to find the graffiti artists who call themselves the Warm and Fuzzies once they give you the general location of their Mount Pleasant basement apartment. It’s the one with knitted streamers hanging from the barred door, and once you’re inside, there’s yarn waiting to be knitted or crocheted everywhere you look. I [...]