Thursday, May 06, 2010

7 May 2010 Friday's Photo of the Week

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Veggie Taco Salad Topped With Blackened Chicken
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Thursday afternoon, 6 May 2010

PEVA's Washington DC Transit Map Shower Curtain

When ever that I make plans to head over to the DC USA Columbia Heights Shopping Mall at 14th and Irving Streets in NW Washington DC ... as was the case yesterday afternoon to pick up a Griffin PowerBlock Wall Charger for my iPod ... I make sure to take along with me any recent 20% off coupons that I've received via postal mail from Bed Bath & Beyond.

I try and change my shower curtain at least once a year ... either at the start of spring or on my 5 October birthday.

I must say that I am quite pleased with my new PEVA WDC Transit Map Shower Curtain that was puchased yesterday from the Bed Bath & Beyond at DC USA Columbia Heights Shopping Mall.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Caos on F Presents Stevens Jay Carter at 7 May 2010 'First Friday' Reception

Washington, DC – Caos on F, Downtown Washington's artist-owned and artist-operated gallery of fine art, fabric and furniture will feature the work of Stevens Jay Carter in its space at 923 F Street NW from May 7 through June 26, 2010. An opening reception will take place on Friday, May 7, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

Stevens Jay Carter, one of several artists that helped revitalize the arts in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, presents recent work in several media and materials. Carter's work features bold and vibrant paintings using a mix of oil, acrylic, found objects, and other ingredients on a diverse array of “canvases” including ceramic tile and Plexiglas. As a compliment to the Caos on Fabric line also being showcased, Carter is additionally presenting his latest explorations on textiles. One of Carter’s fabric paintings is the pair of jeans worn by actress Sharon Swainson in The Hit.

Located at F Starts, a suite of arts spaces at 923 F St. NW in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood, Caos on F is an exhibition space offering a unique blend of fine art, hand painted fabric and furniture. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 12:00-7:00pm and by appointment. Images and information are available at

Capitol Riverfront 'Farmers' Market to Open This Thursday, 6 May 2010

Presented by the Capitol Riverfront BID and Diverse Markets Management, in partnership with The Donohoe Company ... the new Capitol Riverfront Farmers Market, offering fresh produce and locally prepared foods, will open thisThursday, 6 May 2010 and operate from 3 pm - 7 pm weekly through 18 November.

The first 50 customers to attend the farmers markets opening day this Thursday, 6 May will receive a $5 off coupon for any purchase at the market! Coupons will be handed out at the entrance to the market.

The market will occur at the intersection of New Jersey Avenue and M Street, SE, adjacent to the Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey AveNUE exit). Entrance to the market is on M Street, SE,

Click the flyer for details.

Monday, May 03, 2010

My April 2010 SUN DANCING New Age Mix Celebrates Hubble Telescope 20th Anniversary

Since my introductions to Tangerine Dream, Mike Oldfield, Kraftwerk and Kitaro in early 1979 ... new age music has been one of my favorite genres.

When launching the Elvert Barnes Mixology podcast in January 2009 my intention was to create music mixes that featured some of the new age music from those early years. While that particular 'new age' project is still in contemplation I recently decided to explore new age music from a different perspective and as a result, with the April 2010 "Sun Dancing" mix will now launch the New Age Music Collection.

In preparation of this particular mix I spent several days searching and listening to new age music from the Lala site which, after signing on, provided full length listening to each song.

It was in the midst of the project that I learned of the 20th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope launch by NASA and, therefore, in celebration of this historiic cosmic event along with hopes of brining attention to the Hubble Site selected the Hubble Telescope's 20th Anniversary image as the "Sun Dancing" cd cover artwork.

Since it is my practice to use only my images in connection with my projects with this project being an exception here is the copyright notice from the Hubble Picture Gallery.

The title song, "Sun Dancing", is the work of Australian composer, producer and performer Tony O'Connor whose instrumental music is enjoyed by listeners all around the world.

Click the cd cover to listen to and/or download an mp3 of the music mix which features this tracklist.

National Police Week 5K Run - Saturday, 8 May 2010

To honor and to tribute National Police Week, the mission of the annual National Police Week 5K Run is to raise awareness and funding for Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), a not-for-profit organization. NPW honors law enforcement officers who have given their lives while serving in the line of duty. Proceeds from this annual event are gifted to COPS, an organization dedicated to supporting the lives of family members of those fallen officers.

The 2010 National Police Week 5K Run will take place this Saturday, 8 May 2010.

At a fee of $25, click the banner for more details and registration information.