1. Juan Pineda began restoration on one of the massive murals in Adams Morgan this afternoon. There are still murals in the neighborhood painted in the 1970s and 80s, but many have lost their original luster and vibrancy. 

    The mural is titled “Un pueblo sin murales es un pueblo desmuralizado, “A people without murals are a demuralized people,” and located on the northwest facing wall of the Kogibow Bakery at 1817 Adams Mill Road, NW in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. It was originally designed by Chilean brothers Carlos (Caco) and Renato Salazar as a project of the Centro De Arte nearly 40 years ago. The need for the restoration of the mural now comes from the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in 2011 that resulted in numerous cracks in the wall.


  2. Don’t know what to get MOM?!

    A DCAC Membership Perhaps?!

  3. HARLEM SHAKE IT Happy Hour to Benefit DCAC at Bedrock Billiards

    The Harlem Shake has taken the world by storm and DC Arts Center (DCAC) is jumping on this viral trend.DCAC announced that it is hosting its first ever Harlem Shake It Happy Hour on May 15 from 6 to 8 pm at Bedrock Billiards. It is taking full advantage of the cultural phenomenon in order to raise funds for the organization. The Harlem Shake It Happy Hour is an unrestricted celebration of cyberspace and bizarre world-wide trends; it’s a guaranteed evening of endless fun, bountiful entertainment, and huge laughs. Cost is $15 per person and all proceeds will benefit DCAC.

    Instead of hosting an ordinary Happy Hour, DCAC has created a collaborative event that requires attendees to take part in the popular internet meme by uncontrollably gyrating in front of a live video camera. The fun and funky Bedrock Billiards is housing this Happy Hour featuring special drinks at discounted prices exclusively for event goers. Along with the performance of the infamous dance, the Happy Hour will also include $25 reduced memberships and exciting door prizes.

    Be prepared to become an internet sensation because it wouldn’t be a true Harlem Shake without a video. DCAC members, staff, and event attendees are expected to break out into convulsive dance moves to electronic music in front of a live video camera. The fun doesn’t stop after Happy Hour; look to the DCAC’s website to for a recording of the performance. DCAC supporters will go down in pop culture history as they join the collection of viral videos. 

    The Harlem Shake Happy Hour is open to anyone over the age of 21. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume and bring in props in order to create the most outlandish Harlem Shake.

    DC Arts Center is one of the oldest grass roots arts organizations in DC and has been serving emerging artists for nearly 25 years. It is a hot bed of cultural activity, naming Adams Morgan as one of America’s Top ArtPlaces for 2013 and one of the three must see neighborhoods in DC onFox News. The funds raised from Harlem Shake It Happy Hour will go to support DCAC’s artists programs, Curatorial Initiative and Sparkplug, as well as its annual exhibition Wall Mountables. This one of a kind fundraiser will ensure DCAC’s operation and will provide continual support to local artists.

    HARLEM SHAKE IT HAPPY HOUR will take place at Bedrock Billiards, 1841 Columbia Road NW, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm.  DC Arts Center Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from 2 to 7 pm. All events are free and open to the public and are at DC Arts Center (DCAC), 2438 18th Street NW, Washington DC. For more information call 202-462-7833, email Megan at info@dcartscenter.org, or visit www.dcartscenter.org 

  4. pacegallery:

    Pace is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Tim Hawkinson.His sculptures concentrate on issues of traction, gravity, motion, and surfaces, including works made from and inspired by elements found in the artist’s California garden.

    An opening reception for the artist and public will take place this Thursday, May 2nd, 6 to 8 PM at 508 West 25th Street. We hope you can attend!

    © Tim Hawkinson, courtesy Pace Gallery 

  5. 2headedsnake:

    Lynn Skordal aka paperworker

    (via exhibition-ism)

  7. schoolofvisualarts:

    From Inframen by Nir Arieli