Saturday, September 13, 2008

Grand Opening of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Showcase Home at Arts District Hyattsville TODAY

When en route to last nights Arts On Foot / Wines of Argentina reception at CAOS on F that on the Green Line I noticed this Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams WMATA Billboard Display I was reminded of today's Grand Opening of the MGBW Showcase Home at Arts District Hyattsville.

With all the events that are on my schedule today, I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it out to Arts District Hyattsville which I have wanted to revisit since the launching of my Arts District Hyattsville project in April 2006.

Here is my Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 14th Street Store and Windows - 14th Street - NW WDC - 2007 photosets which feature images of the MGBW store on 14th Street in NW WDC.

Friday, September 12, 2008

ID-entity exhibition opens tonight at Transformer 6-9 pm; tomorrow at Mexican Cultural Institute

Featuring the work of visiting artist Saúl Gómez, Opening Reception # 1 of ID-entity will be held tonight at the Transformer Gallery at 1404 P Street in NW WDC.

Interested in better understanding the emerging contemporary art of DC's sister federal city, ID-entity's co-curators Victoria Reis, Executive & Artistic Director, Transformer, and Mexico City based independent curator Giovanna Esposito Yussif, explored concepts of "identity" - and the range of meanings that can be applied in defining it within an era of globalization - as a starting point in organizing the ID-entity exhibition.

The participating ID-entity artists pose questions and share reflections about living within a capital city, urban life, consumption, consumerism, politics and culture among other themes related to how "identity" is not only defined by community, culture and country, but also by the individual.

Presented as part one of this two-site exhibition with the Mexican Cultural Institute, Saúl Gómez' installation of recent drawings and new works at Transformer was created in situ over a week long residency in Washington, DC that began Thursday 9.4.08.

Saúl Gómez' work deals with examining how we conceive, perceive, and configure landscape outside of traditional artistic models. Through his continuous and rigorous observations on the transformations of the physical conditions within his daily surroundings, Gómez creates highly detailed "meta-compostitions" that summarize – to his eyes – the universe.

His drawings and paintings reverently highlight his everyday home elements: meat in the roaster, beer bottles, a fried egg, cigarette butts, a cartoon mushroom, old snickers, a tape recorder, the field that he sees on his way home. Through the decay and organic alteration of these elements, Gómez' work shows a multiplicity of implosions that lead to other materials, other scenes, generating a narrative discourse that implies what will happen to matter and its integration with the absolute.

Click image to read entire Transformer E-News dated Friday, 12 September 2008 and for details regarding TONIGHTS reception at the Transformer Gallery and tomorrow's Opening Reception # 2 of ID-entity at the The Mexican Cultural Institute.

Work! with Peter Rauhofer & DJ Paulo - Water Taxi Beach / Long Island City - Saturday, 13 September 2008 from 12 noon until 3am

RobPromotions & Benny Soto Presents
Peter Rauhofer & DJ Paulo
Saturday September 13th
Water Taxi Beach
2 Borden Avenue . LI City, NY
Opening Set by Victor Franco
Doors Open 12 noon - 3am
RAIN or SHINE! (we have tents!)
info line: 877-Rob-F-NYC
21+ w/ valid ID a MUST
Just 3 minutes from East 34th to the beach!! Shuttles leaving all day from East 34th Street Terminal. Visit for details.

Robert T. Cole to lead Foggy Bottom Sculpture Walking Tour on Saturday morning

Beginning on the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and I Street in NW WDC sculptor Robert T. Cole will lead a tour of the Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit this Saturday morning, 13 September 2008 at 11am.

Click image for details and to read Robert Cole E-News dated Monday, 8 September 2008.

12 September 2008 Friday's Photo of the Week

United States Navy Band . Musical Tribute
Thursday Night, 11 September 2008

6th Annual Alexandria Festival of the Arts THIS WEEKEND

Voted one of the top 100 art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine, the 6th Annual Alexandria Festival of the Arts will take place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday , 13 - 14 September 2008.

Click flyer for details.

Tomorrow's 2008 ARTS ON FOOT previews TODAY

Though Arts On Foot presented by Wines of Argentina will officially kick off the fall arts season in Downtown DC’s Penn Quarter area tomorrow on Saturday, 13 September, celebrating its 16th anniversary, an Art Market Preview will take place from noon until 7 pm today.

Click image to view my 2007 photoset. Here are my 2006 Arts On Foot photos.

CAOS on F Gallery to participate in Arts On Foot Celebration

In the process of working on my In Search of the Sun / 31 August - 10 September 2007 dvd / video project which is still not quite completed I was not able to attend last Friday's opening of F Street Arts. Nor Rafael Gallardo's Dupont Circle Art Galleries First Friday open studio reception.

However, I will get a another chance this evening to visit F Street Arts when painter Michael Berman and furniture designer Matthew Falls will host an Arts On Foot / Wines of Argentina reception this evening, from 7 until 9 pm at their CAOS on F Gallery which is located at 923 F Street in NW WDC.

Click image for details.