Stay Fly: Free Community Event!
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

Stay Fly: Free Community Event!


Join us for Jamea Richmond-Edwards' Stay Fly community event before our Mobile Art Gallery moves! Featuring Houston Elementary Hand Dancers, Model City Steppers, Shop Made in DC, and free food.

In partnership with the National Museum for Women in the Arts free community day, hosted by CityCenterDC!

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Live Podcast: Jamea Richmond-Edwards
Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

Live Podcast: Jamea Richmond-Edwards

Let's talk about art and fashion with the artist herself! 

If you are amazed by Stay Fly's colorful, textured portraits, if you are interested in the flamboyant style of the 90’s, if you are amazed by the concepts of haute couture, or if you are simply attracted by color, design, and art, join us for the talk!

Jamea Richmond-Edwards, the artist of the exhibition, is going to talk about art, fashion, and things that inspired her to create amazing art works in the Eaton Workshop on March 27th, from 12pm to 3 pm. 

Event is free - reserve on Eventbrite to guarantee a spot!

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NSO In Your Neighborhood!
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

NSO In Your Neighborhood!

Join the National Symphony Orchestra and The In Series (resident company!) for an evening of FREE JAZZ at Source Theatre.

NSO musicians Glenn Donnellan (violin), Mahoko Eguchi (viola), and Loewi Lin (cello), and guest musician Jan Chong (violin) perform a concert featuring selections influenced by jazz in the Source’s black box theater.

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Viva V.E.R.D.I by In Series
Sep
19
to Sep 23

Viva V.E.R.D.I by In Series

Verdi’s name* became the battle-cry of an entire revolution. Verdi and Shakespeare come together in this season-opener, a unique imagining of the Bard’s King Lear, alongside the composer’s towering Requiem. Heart-stopping melodies and breathtaking choruses reveal Verdi at the moment of his death, weighing fragments of his life, telling the story of the opera Lear which he never finished, and exploring the universal pains and joys of the aging process. Acclaimed conductor/composer/pianist Paul Leavitt and eight opera singers distill this music to its fiery spiritual core. Steven Scott Mazzola directs this world-premiere piece written by In Series Artistic Director Timothy Nelson. Sung in Latin & English with English dialogue. *Acronym for Vittorio Emanuele Re D’Italia

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First Art Tank Project: Hiroshi Jacobs at OSLO
Sep
12
4:00 PM16:00

First Art Tank Project: Hiroshi Jacobs at OSLO

Join CulturalDC family and friends to celebrate the completion of the first ART TANK project - all are welcome!

In April 2017, CulturalDC hosted VISIONDC, Arts and Urban Innovation Summit, bringing together artists, real estate developers, policymakers, business leaders and the public to consider the creative trajectory of growth in the District.

VISIONDC facilitated Washington’s first ever ART TANK, an initiative inspired by ABC’s popular television show, “Shark Tank,” to showcase local artists’ groundbreaking arts project ideas for developers to bid on in real-time.

One of six companies, Ditto Residential successfully bid on a project by Hiroshi Jacobs. The unveiling marks the first completed installation of an ART TANK project, coinciding with CulturalDC’s 20th Anniversary.

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In a Word by Amy Wike at Truxton Circle
Jun
9
to Jul 29

In a Word by Amy Wike at Truxton Circle

After asking over 300 people to describe Washington in one word, Wike knit their answers in Morse code to give the words a tangible presence. The knitted responses create a web-like maze of thread visitors navigate upon entering the Mobile Art Gallery, forcing them to confront and physically acknowledge preconceived notions about the space and city they are currently inhabiting.

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Use All Available Doors
Apr
30
to May 6

Use All Available Doors

By Pinky Swear Productions

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Use All Available Doors is a new play following a soon-to-be-decommissioned WMATA train car, a grieving operator re-evaluating her life’s path, and a revolving door of passengers as they travel the length of the Red Line, with vignettes performed between each stop. Vignettes  include but are not limited to: a parade, a sing-a-long, and unsolicited foot washing (that one’s a true story).

The play aims to recreate the feeling of riding the Red Line, but that doesn’t mean Use All Available Doors is always realistic—true stories meet absurdity in this valentine to the DC Metro and its riders.

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Block Watch by Amanda Burnham @ Smithsonian Anacostia Museum
Apr
29
to May 26

Block Watch by Amanda Burnham @ Smithsonian Anacostia Museum

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Block Watch is a participatory community art project meant to weave together imagery culled from archival photographs as well as the present physical landscape of Anacostia to create a playful, abstracted representation of the community, its history, and its future. The public is invited to embed their own words and images related to their personal experiences of the community into the work's three dimensional, collaged layers of drawings to create a tapestry of voices in vignettes throughout the bold, broad structural lines of the piece.” 

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Mobile Art Gallery Community Kick-Off: Ward 8!
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Mobile Art Gallery Community Kick-Off: Ward 8!

Amanda Burnham has transformed the Mobile Art Gallery for Anacostia Community Museum! Composed of gestural acrylic paintings, “Block Watch" weaves together imagery culled from archival photographs as well as the present physical landscape of Anacostia to create a playful, abstracted representation of the community, its history, and its future. Visitors will be invited to embed their own words and images related to their personal experiences of the community into the work's three dimensional, collaged layers of drawings, creating a tapestry of voices in vignettes throughout the bold, broad structural lines of the piece.

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Transit
Apr
6
to Apr 8

Transit

By S.J. Ewing

TICKETS HERE

Transit is an original dance-theater work that asks–as we move through time–what bridges our intangible interior lives with the physically constructed environments we have built.

The piece uses motion capture technology to inform the animation of the projections which cover the interior of the tunnel surface. The dancers evoke our interior worlds while the tunnel walls, and the narrow and linear nature of the space evokes, the external world and our journey through it.

Transit is supported by CityDance. TRANSIT will be created and presented through a Performance, Event and Festival Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and with the support of CityDance.

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Community Kick-Off Ward 1!
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Community Kick-Off Ward 1!

Join CulturalDC and District Bridges for the Ward 1 Mobile Art Gallery Kick-Off to celebrate Noa Heyne's exhibit: Posthumous Adaptations (an interactive whale-oid sculpture!)

Communty Performers include:

EL Haynes Dance Company, 1 Identity, Model City Steppers, MaryJo Mattea, Veronneau

Free to attend. Crafts and food!

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Screenprinting Workshop w/ JD
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Screenprinting Workshop w/ JD

Join local artist JD Deardourff for a fun workshop about the art of screen printing!
JD will be teaching about the basics, then demonstrating the process. Participants will get to help make their own screen print to take home.
JD’s work can be seen now through February 23rd in CulturalDC’s SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery at Union Market.

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