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Color Painting's Pedigree

Color Painting's Pedigree

Tonight is the night!  

Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m. will feature a lecture by art critic Paul Richard wrote for The Washington Post for more than 40 years. In this illustrated talk, he will recollect a story which he covered for the Post, of Color Field painting's Washington appearance, its precedents, promises, strictures, and disputes. Following the talk, participants are invited to view the Corcoran’s exhibition Washington Color and Light. $15. http://programs.corcoran.org/products/color-painting-s-pedigree

Roger Gastman Takes to the Streets

Roger Gastman Takes to the Streets

Tonight, Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m.

Lecture

Preserving the Washington Color School Paintings at the Corcoran

Preserving the Washington Color School Paintings at the Corcoran

Thursday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk

Free with Gallery admission; pre-registration encouraged.

Join Jay Krueger, senior conservator of modern paintings at the National Gallery of Art, as he discusses some of the unique techniques that artists of the Washington Color School employed in their abstract canvases. These innovative painting methods advanced the artists’ exploration into color, but pose problems for museum conservators seeking to protect these important artworks.

Image: Gene Davis, Junkie's Curtain, 1967. Acrylic on canvas, 115 x 225 inches. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of the artist, 1970.17. © Estate of Gene Davis.

Christmas Celebration 2010

Christmas Celebration 2010

The holiday’s are here.  People are Christmas shopping, people are caroling, and it’s snowing.  The holiday’s are in full affect.  But one exciting thing that has come to our area is the Christmas Celebration at Evangel Cathedral in Largo, Maryland.  The Christmas Celebration has been a big hit in our area for many years in the past.  This play will leave you in amazement as you watch the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ.  You also can’t forget the live animals, the laser shows, pyrotechnics, and other special affects.  But this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Broadway style play.  Twenty years is a huge milestone, so what wouldn’t be better with performances by Grammy artists Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, and Marvin Sapp.  If you haven’t ever seen this show, this would be the perfect year to attend this extraordinary event.

When the Snow and Ice Fall, So Does the Admission Price at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment

When the Snow and Ice Fall, So Does the Admission Price at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment

As the winter weather season begins in the DC Metro area, the National Museum of Crime & Punishment kicks off their Snowbird Special for the chilly months.  Anytime that the District of Columbia is under a Winter Weather Advisory or Warming issued by the National Weather Service, the museum will offer $10.00 admission to anyone who states “I’m a Snowbird” at the admissions desk. 

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Collide, the new motion picture from DMV filmmaker Master June Daguiso, will premiere this Sunday at the Burke Theater. Collide is the latest action film from the Virginia resident and martial arts expert, who also stars. The movie tells the story of three criminals from different cultures whose paths inexorably cross in the U.S. Although an indie film, Collide has been three years in the making and was partially shot on location in El Salvador.

Collide will have its red carpet premiere this Sunday December 19 with showings at 11AM and 2PM. As of this writing, the 11AM showing is nearly sold out. Tickets are $15, but contact me for info on how to get in for half price.

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

DC Bartender wins National Model Search