I'm not too sure exactly when the trend began but, for several years now, I have taken notice of the historic images window displays at several CVS stores. In particular, at Dupont Circle West and on Capitol Hill - Eastern Market which I would report on in several blog postings.
Unlike the historic images that would remain on display for an extended period of time at the Dupont Circle and Capitol Hill stores, both which reflected on the history of the respective neighborhoods, the window exhibitions at the McPherson Square CVS Store, located at the corner of 15th and K Streets, in NW, WDC which features mixed media and more contemporary art changes very frequently.
In July, 2000, Ann Wiker created Art Exposure, Inc. as part of the revitalization efforts in Downtown Baltimore. The organization consists of displays of local artists' original artwork in lobbies of office buildings, theatres, law firms, universities, hotels, cafes and restaurants. The artwork is rotated on a four to eight week basis and is offered for sale. The program started with nine artists and five buildings (venues for displayed artwork). To date, there are over seventy artists and forty venues participating throughout Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis, DC and Columbia.
At this time, though most are located in the Baltimore/Columbia MD area listed amongst its participating venues is the Southern Railway Building which located at the corner of 15th and K Streets in NW Washington, houses the McPherson Square CVS. Which in recent months, the window exhibitions have caught my attention.
Due, partly, to my ongoing Historic Images Window Displays at CVS Project but, also, due to the fact that it has always been my intention to exhibit my photographs in public spaces, including storefront windows. One of my projects under development is to curate a Dupont Circle, Over The Years photography exhibition for the Dupont Circle West CVS store.
However, for now, I'm almost certain that in the next few months I will be contacting Art Exposure, Inc.. Perhaps, with plans for developing future exhibitions at the Southern Railway Building - CVS Store.
Though Art Exposure exhibitions are held in the interior of the Southern Railway Building, currently on display ... at the exterior ... and in the windows of the McPherson CVS Store are the acrylic paintings of Kirstin L. Bruner. Which will be on display through 10 Janaury 2007.
Click above image, which tagged as Kirstin Bruner - Art Exposure - SRB - 1500K - WDC may also be viewed in Art Exposure - Southern Railway Building WDC and Art News 2007 photosets.