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Aidah Collection 3rd Anniversary Runway Show & Benefit In Support of Girls Inc. of the Washington DC

Aidah Collection 3rd Anniversary Runway Show & Benefit In Support of Girls Inc. of the Washington DC

On Saturday May 7th 2011, Washington DC fashion designer Aidah Fontenot hosts her 3rd Anniversary Runway Show & Benefit in support of Girls Inc. of the Washington, DC Metro Area.

Free cinema all weekend long

Last week I told you about the screening of Gone Forever at the AFI Silver in Silver Spring this Saturday April 16. There will be two shows at 12:30PM and 1:30PM. And not only are the screenings free to attend, but there will be free food, too. Go to the Gone Forever website for more information.

Scholar's Selection Gallery Talk: Exploring Studios

Scholar's Selection Gallery Talk: Exploring Studios

Using select works of art from the Corcoran's American collection, Jenny Carson, assistant professor, department of art history, theory, and criticism at Maryland Institute College of Art, highlights the changing practices in artists' studios from the late-18th to 19th centuries. From the large-scale studio operation of Benjamin West to the more modest studios of American landscape and genre painters, Dr. Carson explores the evolving changes in common artistic practices, materials, and marketing strategies.
For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/scholarsselectiongallerytalks

Gallery Talk with Richard Gordon

Gallery Talk with Richard Gordon

During the 1970s, artist Richard Gordon created Meta Photographs, a book and portfolio that explores the self-referential nature of photography in a series of ironic, humorous scenes. Comprised of 47 photographs that refer to other images, to the camera, or to the act of looking, Meta Photographs confirms the significance of photography in American culture. Join Richard Gordon as he reflects on these photographs on view in the gallery. For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/richardgordonmetaphotographs.

Image Credit: Richard Gordon, Santa Cruz, California, 1973-1978. Gelatin silver print, 10 15/16 x 14 inches. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Gift of Mr. Isidore and Mrs. Dorothy (Steinberg) Kavka and Museum Purchase, 1996.59.w. © Richard Gordon 1978/1994.

VERGE Ensemble performance at the Corcoran

VERGE Ensemble performance at the Corcoran

"The venerable Verge Ensemble, which has been rattling D.C.'s musical cage since 1973 with smart, innovative programs of new music…" -The Washington Post

VERGE ensemble concludes its highly successful 37th season with a dynamic and varied set of world premiers, all composed for VERGE by an inspired field of local composers, as well as composers from across the U.S. The program includes The Cellar Door for piano, cello, and electronics by Gina Biver; and Jeffrey Nytch's Notturno for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Violinist Lina Bahn performs Keith Fitch's latest work, and VERGE members Frederick Weck and pianist Jenny Lin collaborate to present video ix. A reception follows the performance.

For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/vergeensemble.

Washington, D.C. Muslim Film Festival Emphasizes the Young Muslim Generation

This community event comes to us from Hassan Naveed:

Washington, D.C.-The Muslim Film Festival will be held in Washington, D.C. from April 19th to 27th, 2011. The festival is organized by the American Islamic Congress and Project Nur.

Part Seven: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

Part Seven: 1 House, 20 Designers, 30 Days, 1 Great Cause

This story is part seven in a seven-part series about the 4th Annual DC Design House, which opens April 9th. All proceeds benefit Children’s National Medical Center.

After presenting some behind-the-scene looks at the 20 talented designers’ spaces in parts one through six, the last article in this series offers a snapshot of the past week’s activities and the rooms’ many special touches as the DC Design House is just hours away from opening to the public.

The designers and executive committee greeted members of the media last week for five hours so they could peruse the spaces and take in the designs that make this Design House a showstopper. From TV appearances to reporter interviews to online web chats, the designers are offering tips to help visitors make their stop at the Design House as well as their own homes warm and welcoming.