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Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Capitol Skyline Hotel Lounge, 10 I (eye) St. SW, Washington DC 20024
Cost: Free and open to the public

Join WPA and DCCAH for an Artist Happy Hour with 5×5 artists Nora Naranjo-Morse and Eliza Naranjo-Morse. Hear about the work they will create for 5×5 and enjoy a free happy hour to mix and mingle with other artists.

5×5, A Project of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is the District’s largest public art project. A District-wide program of contemporary, ephemeral public art, 5×5 is dedicated to exploring new perspectives on our city through the lens of five curators and 25 artists.The 2014 project will begin in early September and end by December of 2014.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities commissioned five highly-experienced and innovative art professionals, who each select five artists to develop and present exciting, publicly accessible art works. The result will be 25 projects that activate, enliven and add a layer of creativity and artistic expression throughout all 8 wards of the District. In tandem, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is creating programming and events to engage residents, visitors and art lovers with the 5×5 Project.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is responsible for providing grants, programs and educational activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities, so that all District of Columbia residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of our city. One tool with which the agency accomplishes this goal is our DC Creates! Public Art program (DC Creates!). This program is responsible for purchasing, commissioning and installing public art works throughout the District to cultivate dynamic, vibrant and nurturing communities through the use of art and design. DC Creates! provides opportunities for individuals to encounter art in parks, libraries, community centers, government offices, bridges and other public venues. DCCAH currently has a public art portfolio that includes more than 120 permanent site-specific works and an Art Bank Collection of nearly 2,500 artworks purchased from local artists and installed within District government agencies.

5×5 Project: 5 Curators, 25 Artists, 16 Weeks, 8 Wards, 1 Cultural Capital

For more information on 5×5: http://www.the5x5project.com/

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Dates: April 24 – May 1, 2014
Location: Capitol Skyline Hotel Lounge, 10 I (eye) St. SW, Washington DC 20024
Opening Reception: April 24, 2014, 6-8:00pm

Out from under the dark cloud of press that surrounds The Corcoran College of Art and Design, a light of hope for the future of the American Genius shines through. Despite the weight of the unknown future of their soon to be alma mater, the graduating class of 2014 Fine Art seniors soldier on with new work. On the other side of thesis exhibitions (annually titled NEXT), but still under the covering of The Corcoran’s tutelage, Next to Last is on display at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, from April 24 – May 1, 2014. Generously sponsored by the Washington Project for the Arts, and with Danielle O’Steen (Curator of American University’s show Brink and Boundary) as a guest critic, the show will hang throughout the hotel property with opening and closing performances.

Participating Artists
Halsey Berryman, Richard S Boswell, Lorenzo Cardim, James Cole, Sarah Gettman, Arthur Kwon Lee, Brittany Moore, Edward Poschmann, Adriana Louise Serrato, Ameshia Stukes, Laure Veissiere, Travis Wagner.

IMG_3933WPA Professional Practices Presents: Estate Planning and Cataloging your Work: Part 2
Date: Sunday April 27, 2014, 2-4pm
Location: Lounge at The Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I (eye) Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Cost: $10 non-member, free for members
To Attend: please RSVP to Deena O. Hyatt at dhyatt@wpadc.org

What will happen to your artwork after you die? Will your loved ones inherit huge tax bills? Most artists have nightmares of their work ending up in dumpsters, but few have useful inventories or appropriate wills. Artist estate consultant Robin Moore’s presentation will dispel many of your fears. She’ll share her personal experience, down to earth tips, and practical tools to get you started. Bring your questions! * This workshop is a supplement to last January’s Estate and Cataloging workshop.