Sunday, March 21, 2010

Art Beats + Lyrics (DC)

Friday, March 26, 2010 at 7:00pm - Midnight

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC

"AB+L explores several themes in Hip Hop and highlights urban art forms expressed through photography, graffiti and paintings fused with DJ’ing, break dancing and live music.


Art, Beats and Lyrics is an Exhibition of multi-media art and design that explores the recent work of a diverse group of visual artists who have emerged from the sub-cultures in Hip-Hip throughout America. The core of the project involves painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, performance and product design by well-known artists as well as up-and-coming local talent. AB+L grew from an audience of 400 people to more than 4,000 for one event at the High Museum in Atlanta. AB+L captivates the urban audience by maintaining its roots in the street and promoting the underground experience in attractive and unique venues. This platform also provides local urban artists a channel in which to expose their art to a wider audience.

Art, Beats and Lyrics is an Exhibition of multi-media art and design that explores the recent work of a diverse group of visual artists who have emerged from the sub-cultures in Hip-Hip throughout America."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

19th Annual NoVa Fine Arts Festival
Produced by Greater Reston Arts Center

Saturday, May 15, 2010 and
Sunday, May 16, 2010
10:00am - 6:00pm
Rain or Shine
Reston Town Center, 12001 Market Street
$5-$10 Donation suggested to benefit GRACE. Donation proceeds benefit year round educational and outreach programs, including Art in the Schools.

This juried festival will show the work of over 200 artists. It typically attracts over 50,000 patrons, and offers an opportunity to experience and purchase art directly from talented featured artists.

The weekend begins with a Preview Night Party on Friday, May 14 from 7-10 p.m., for sponsors, donors, local art lovers, and media. The evening will include a live fine art auction and the opportunity for first choice art purchases from award winning artists. Tickets are required for this event.

"The two-day juried festival will offer plenty to see, taste, hear and do - from hand crafted, one of a kind artwork, a host of live musical and visual performance arts, artist demonstrations, acclaimed children’s activities, and superb food and refreshments. The Festival offers a superb array of artists in 18 categories including; oil, acrylic, watercolor painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, jewelry, metal, textiles, photography and ceramics."

For additional information about GRACE, the Northern Virginia Arts Festival or volunteer opportunities visit

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A CATALYST at the Lansburgh Theater

Citidance in Concert: CATALYST

For years now, my husband and I have been consistently impressed by the performances put on by the world-renowned modern dancers & choreographers of DC's Citidance Ensemble. This weekend's show promises a similar experience.

Saturday, March 13, 2010 • 8pm
Sunday, March 14, 2010 • 4pm
Lansburgh Theatre • Harman Center for the Arts
450 7th Street NW • Washington, DC

"Concluding a blockbuster performance season featuring a standing ovation at the inaugural 2009 VelocityDC Dance Festival and October's sold-out Latitude performances at The Kennedy Center, CityDance's U.S. season finale featuring the Washington, DC premiere of Paul Taylor's Images and a collaboration between Artistic Director Paul Gordon Emerson and Grammy nominee Christylez Bacon promises to be an event that should not be missed."

Features of the show include:

•CityDance's premiere of Paul Taylor's masterwork Images

•An encore performance of Paul Taylor's powerful Last Look

•A premiere of Paul Gordon Emerson's new work Little Adorations with live accompaniment by Grammy nominee Christylez Bacon

•A first look at +1/-1 by Choreographer-in-Residence Christopher K. Morgan.

Tickets for Catalyst are on sale now through the Harman Center for the Arts Box Office.

Tickets are $35 and $55. Limited $20 rush tickets will be made available 24 - 48 hours in advance of show times.

Friday, March 5, 2010


My heart is light and I am hopeful, as the change I so hoped to see has begun.

DC is moving towards a truly supportive and less competitive community for the artists that reside here. Artist Collaboratives are rapidly growing and putting on their own exciting pop-ups shows. Galleries have begun to WORK TOGETHER to bring more artists to wider audiences, and support is building for this concept.

Last month we saw the lovely LUST show spearheaded by ArtDC, spreading out to 2 other galleries.

Now the undercover annual Moca DC event, Erotica 2010, is expanding into ArtDC, Design Studio Art Gallery, and Cheryl Edwards Studio.

I would love to see exclusively top notch work at these shows. Therefore...


Drop Off: All work must be delivered to Lustine Gallery between the hours of 12 pm to 2 pm on Saturday, March 6th. (We will accept work at the artdc Gallery as a central location for display in these spaces)

Install: March 6 from 12 to 2pm

Reception: March 13 from 6 to 9pm

De-install: April 4 from 12 to 2pm

Hanging Fee: $10.00 per art work- Artwork: Maximum size 24x30, and work must be ready to hang

30% to the gallery for all sales developing from this exhibition