Friday, April 22, 2011

ROGER GASTMAN’s Spring Update! Where’s the Cake?

The much anticipated "The History of American Graffiti" by Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon was released on 5 April 2011 by

And curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Aaron Rose and Roger Gastman the "Art in the Streets" exhibition opened last weekend at MOCA in LA.

With much more other news, click the banner to read Gastman's 22 April 2011 R. Rock Enterprise Spring Update.

33rd Easter Sunrise Service 2011 at the Lincoln Memorial

The 33rd Annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Lincoln Memorial will take place this Sunday, 24 April 2011 at 6:30 am on the National Mall in Washington DC.

Hosted by the Capital Church of Vienna VA this year's event will feature Dove Award winner Sue Dodge and the Resurrection Choir and Orchestra.

Visit Capital Church / Easter for more information.

Click the image to view my 32nd Easter Sunrise Service / Lincoln Memorial 2010 photo album.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Niki de Saint Phalle Sculptures Return to New York Avenue Sculpture Project For A Second Time

After its first opening on 28 April 2010 as the debut installation of the National Womens Museum of the Arts New York Avenue Sculpture Project I first captured the four monumental Niki de Saint Phalle Sculptures in May of 2010.

As reported by Wendy's Wonderings & Wanderings blog, the first installment of the sculptures was on display through the end of October 2010.

I was pleased to learn in March 2011 from a Downtown DC BID Update that the sculptures had returned just in time for the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival event.

When reporting on their return for a second time in as many years, Afterhood blog, sheds light on the fact that decorated with thousands of tiny glass tiles the statues are too delicate to withstand winter’s freeze and thaw. And, therefore, like its first installment in 2010 the second installment which opened on 26 March 2011 will be on display through the end of October 2011.

Click the image to view my Niki de Saint Phalle Sculptures / New York Avenue Sculpture Project Installation #2 photo album.

Crystal City's RED DRESS 5K Friday Race Takes Place Tomorrow

The 4th installment of the April 2011 Crystal City 5K Fridays Run series takes place tomorrow, 22 April, rain or shine.

Stepping off at 6;30 pm from 2121 Crystal Drive (Park Two) in Arlington VA, tomorow's RED DRESS RUN is part of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest man and woman in a red dress, as well as the best dressed man and woman.

Taken during last year's Red Dress Race of Angela Fox, President/CEO of Crystal City BID just before she entered the courtyard and crossed the finish line, click the above image to view my 23 April 2010 Crystal City Red Dress 5K Friday Race photo album which is from my 23 April 2010 Red Dress Race docu-project.

And here is my April 2010 Crystal City 5K Fridays Run docu-project.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DC City Paper's 14 April 2011 article on Capital Bikeshare

Since picking my camera from Ritz Camera repair on 31 March 2011 one of my new foci has been of Capital Bikeshare which should not be confused with SmartBike DC which launched in the spring of 2008 and, according to 14 April 2011 City Paper / DC article by Lydia DePillis entitled Bikesharing is Bikecaring went defunct in October 2009.

After reading the article while waiting for my dentist to call me into his office this afternnon I now understand why so many Capital Bikeshare locations have popped up. While I will never be able to photograph them all it would be because I haven't tried.

Taken this afternoon at the P near 15th Street, NW, Washington DC location, next to Whole Foods Market, click the image to view my Capital Bikeshare photoset.

Miss Pixie's Third Thursday Sale, Dance Performances, and More!

Thursday, 21 April 2011 is the THIRD THURSDAY SALE at Miss Pixie's in Logan Circle at 1626 14th Street in NW Washington DC.

Open from 11 am until 7 pm all items are on sale at 10% off.

Click here to read the entire Wednesday, 20 April 2011 Miss Pixie's Newsletter.

Click the image to view my Miss Pixie's photoset at Flickr. And here is my Miss Pixie's album at Ipernity.

Works by Greg Minah, Mars Tokyo, and Andrew Wapinski at Gallery Plan B thru 15 May 2011

The works of three artists, described as process driven, will be on display at Gallery Plan B from 13 April thru 15 May 2011.

Greg Minah manipulates the flow of several layers of paint to create woven surfaces. Mars Tokyo offers a unique view of global coastlines in her works on paper. Andrew Wapinski layers pigment, resin, and gold leaf resulting in dazzling, monumental works.

With an opening reception held on Saturday, 16 April 2011, Gallery Plan B is located at 1530 14th Street, NW, Washington DC.

Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 noon until 7 pm and Sunday from 1 till 5 pm.

Taken on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 click the above image to view my Gallery Plan B photoset at Flickr. And here is my Gallery Plan B album at Ipernity.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Steve & Phil's GUERILLA GARDEN at Dupont Circle / East

Though I have captured Steve & Phil's Garden at Dupont Circle / East many times over the years it was not until today that I learned, according to Grown In The City blog, that it is form of guerilla gardening.

And according to the Prince of Petworth blog, so is the Sunflower Garden at the corner of 16th and P streets which along with Steve & Phil's Garden I have included in my ongoing community gardens series.

When I see Steve or Phil again I'll be sure ask if they regard themselves as guerilla gardeners.

Click the above image to view my 15 April 2011 Steve & Phil's Garden photos.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Renovated Skate Park Reopens at Shaw Recreation Center

After my first visit in April 2007 I had not been to the Shaw Skate Park at the Shaw Recreation Center until this past Friday, 15 April 2011 when during a ritual spring photo tour of the Shaw area that I noticed that the skate park had been renovated.

While the Thursday, 17 March 2011 ribbon cutting ceremony was postponed due to vandalism the Borderstan blog reports that skate park officially reopened on Friday, one week later.

Located at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and 11th Street in NW Washington DC the skate park is opened from dawn to dusk.

Here are my 15 April 2011 Shaw Skate Park photos.