CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & PROGRAMS
Washington Project for the Arts and NoMa BID Presents
The Lobby Project
November 14, 2013-February 22, 2014
at 1200 First St. NE, Washington DC 20002
Opening Receptions: November 14, 2013; December 12, 2014; January 23, 2014
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is honored to partner with the NoMa Business Improvement District (NoMa BID) to create a changing installation of artwork by three outstanding artists for the NoMa Lobby Project. The Lobby Project, made possible by a grant from the Office of Planning, will create a new space in an existing place. The project is a three-month activation of an office lobby with a ‘Nerds in NoMa’ speaker series, art, wifi, lectures, and the creation of a new social and professional gathering space. The project takes place in the lobby of 1200 First St. NE from early November to mid-February. The physical space will be a comfortable and enjoyable place to collaborate, work, rest or connect with others. The design of the lobby has been provided, gratis, by Ayers Saint Gross.
The lobby is open M-F from 8am-10pm and the exhibition schedule is as follows:
Gabriel Mellan: November 14, 2013-December 7, 2014
Amanda Burnham: December 12, 2013-January 18, 2014
Edmond van der Bijl: January 23, 2014-February 22, 2014
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Gabriel Mellan, based in Washington, DC, will present an installation of folded paper, which will play off of his interactive sound sculpture, Heptachord.
Amanda Burnham, based in Baltimore, MD, will bring NoMa to life through her layered installation of drawings of the neighborhood.
Edmond van der Bijl, based in Washington, DC, will give new life to pizza boxes as he transforms his materials into a site-specific installation that will intrigue and humor visitors.
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is an independent, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for contemporary art. WPA supports artists at all stages of their careers and promotes contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, issues, and ideas that stimulate public dialogue on art and culture.www.wpadc.org.
Major support for WPA comes from its members, invaluable volunteers, numerous individuals, and generous contributions from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Brookfield Associates/64 New York Ave, Abramson Family Foundation, Susan and Dixon Butler, Clark Construction, Design Cuisine, Raymond Garcia, Hickok Cole Architects, Hop and Wine Beverage, The JBG Companies, Randy & Russell Katz, Kirkland& Ellis LLP, Yvette Kraft, Giselle & Ben Huberman, Marshfiled Associates, NoMa Business Improvement District, Peacock Café, Sonecon LLC, Robert Shields Interiors, TTR Sotheby’s International Real Estate, Taproot Foundation, Turner Construction, The Washington Post Company, William S. Paley Foundation, and WPA’s Board of Directors.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35 blocks within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. With a capital investment of $50 million from the DC government, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is now home to 40,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF leased in the last 5 years. More than 3,900 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa has 13 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in D.C., with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and access to six Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year to connect friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit www.nomabid.org and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter.
For more information about the project, please visit www.NerdsintheLobby.com.
WPA Professional Practices presents a
3D Printing Software Workshop
led by Jonathan Mongahan and Anderson Ta
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 1pm-4pm
Workshop Location: HacDC – 1525 Newton St. NW – located on the third floor of the St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, at the intersection of 16th and Newton Streets, NW in the Mount Pleasant/Columbia Heights area of Washington, DC. Visitors should enter the church through the westward facing doors, which are colored red.
TO ATTEND: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (15 person limit)
Are you interested in the 3D printing process but don’t know what software to use? Have you wanted to get up close access to 3D printers? Did you attend WPA’s previous 3D printing workshop and want to take your skills further and really start fabricating your work? If so, join us for this hands-on workshop where experts Jonathan and Anderson will provide a short presentation comparing open source and commercial 3D software options, then participants will learn the basics of Autodesk 123D Design and Sculptris and get up close access to 3D printers.
* There is no cost to attend, but participants must download and install the free software prior to the workshop onto a laptop that you will bring. Download Autodesk 123D Design and Sculptris here:
Space is limited; attendance will be capped at 15 (WPA Members get priority)
RSVP to email@example.com to reserve your spot.
* Participants will have a chance to get hands-on experience with 3D printers, but due to time constraints students will not be able to print their design during the workshop. Each student will be able to go home with their own pre-made 3D printed souvenir.
About the Workshop Leaders
Jonathan Monaghan is an interdisciplinary artist working with computer animation and 3D printing. His work has been presented in numerous venues such as the BFI Southbank in London, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, and the Anthology Film Archives in New York. He has given lectures and workshops at the Glasgow School of Art, the University of Denver, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Bennington College, in addition to being a U.S. Speaker and Specialist selected by the U.S. Department of State to speak on 3D printing abroad. Jonathan’s work has been featured in the Washington Post, DC Magazine, Washington City Paper, and TimeOut NY. His 2011 3D printing MakerBot Artist Residency was featured on the Colbert Report, Bloomberg News, and NYC TV.
Anderson Ta is a digital fabrication expert. By day he oversees the dFab Studio at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). By night, he operates Matterfy LLC, promoting and evangelizing digital fabrication hardware. Anderson has led some of the very first 3D printer build workshops in the United States.
Special thanks to HacDC and Alberto Gaitán.