Archive for the ‘DC’ Category

the dc | baltimore egotist

Friday, September 24th, 2010

In their words: The D.C. | Baltimore Egotist is the brand-spankin’ new place to celebrate great creative from local agencies, artists, and thinkers. It’s like the internet’s throwing a party for you – only there’s no cake and no one’s going to puke behind your couch.

It’s a great design resource and frankly DC is definitely lacking in design resources if you ask me. Reasons you should check it out; it has a job board, you can showcase your portfolio, find local talent,  show off creative and get daily inspiration.

Check the site out here. And follow them on twitter here.

chuck close

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Over the weekend I attended the Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. I left the exhibit completely WOWed! His extensive experimentation and mastery of printmaking is crazy genius. The exhibit shows his process which makes the prints even more mind-blowing. I was most impressed with a self portrait that was screenprinted with over 200 colors and his fingerprint portraits. This is a must-see if you live in the DC area!

More about the exhibit here.

top image: Self Portrait via here

bottom image: Philip Glass fingerprint portrait via here

legwarmers

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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This weekend in honor of my birthday, (which happens to be today,) I attended The Legwarmers show in Falls Church, VA. The Legwarmers are an amazing 80s cover band that will leave you hoarse from singing the words to every single song. This is about my 5th Legwarmers show which means I take my outfit very seriously. My theme for this show was a “material girl” look complete with crimped hair, lots of pearl necklaces, a jean jacket embroidered “wild at heart,” pink leggings, checkered vans and of course, legwarmers. (That’s me in the top right polaroid.) I had recently acquired my parents’ old polaroid camera and used it to capture our outfits for the night. The night was a blast and I can’t wait till the next show. I strongly, strongly suggest that you see The Legwarmers if you haven’t yet—it’s sure to leave you singing those 80s classics for weeks to follow.

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spring

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

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Spring is one of my favorite seasons with all the flowers blooming and the birds chirping. BUT it’s a love hate relationship because my allergies get the best of me. With that said I am staying home today to rest up and hopefully beat these stupid allergies!

the pink line project

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

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Over the weekend I was introduced to The Pink Line Project which is a website dedicated to art in the DC area. It’s a great resource for art lovers providing an up-to-date calendar of events and reviews of art in the area.

paper cuts

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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Sunday was the opening reception for Paper Cuts: The Art and Science of Rock Posters which features the work of 15 poster artists including Jay Ryan, John Foster, Marc Harkness, Zach Bryan, Strawberryluna, Todd Slater, Adam Saul, Criminal Design, Marq Spusta, Hatch Show Print, Dan Grzeca, Guy Burwell, Chris Cernoch, John Whitlock and Anthony Dihle. This is a wonderful collection of poster art—I definitely recommend the trip to Alexandria to see it.

Exhibition: March 25–April 25, 2010

Location: Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

posters clockwise from top left: The Pixies by Todd Slater, Melvins Seaberg by John Foster / Bad People Good Things, DC Lunchbox by Anthony Dihle / Dirty Pictures, The Clientele, Orange by John Whitlock

flying kites

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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My sister and I attended the kite festival on Saturday which was amazing. There were so many people young and old participating in the event. It pretty much made a sea of kites from the Capital to the Washinton Monument.  And we saw some truly unique kites from flying pandas to pirate ships to huge dragons. For the record me and my sister are not professional kite flyers and only managed to have one really good flight—I blame the box kite and the wind. (These pictures were taken with my phone because I didn’t realize until I got to the Mall that my digital camera battery was dead. I did take some pictures with my Diana which I’ll post when I get developed.)

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kite festival

Friday, March 26th, 2010

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This weekend in DC the Smithsonian is hosting its 44th Annual Kite Festival. I’ve never been before, but I think it’s going to be sort of magical seeing all the kites/colors in the air. Last night I purchased a kite of my own for the event. AND I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures. Find out the details for the event here.

image via here