Washington Project for the Arts Announces Move to the Capitol Skyline Hotel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2013
WPA moves its administrative offices to Suite 434
of the Capitol Skyline Hotel on February 1, 2013.
WPA’s Executive Director Lisa Gold explains, “We are extremely excited about moving to such a creative and flexible location which will allow us to continue our programming throughout the DC region, while offering a home base for our administrative operations and a gathering place for artists to meet and share ideas. We look forward to presenting ongoing exhibitions and projects in collaboration with other organizations and institutions as well as offering new programs and events at the Capitol Skyline Hotel.”
Fluid Movement performs an excerpt from Jason and the Aquanauts at the WPA SynchroSwim 2010. Photo by Max Cook.
In addition to the SynchoSwim events in 2009 and 2010, WPA has organized and participated in other programs at the Hotel over the past few years including a panel discussion about the state of arts coverage in the mainstream DC media in 2010 and participation in the (e)merge art fair held at the Hotel for the past two years. Rubell added, “We welcome the staff to its new headquarters and all of the 1,000 artists that make up its membership to feel at home at the Hotel. We invite them to see the Hotel as a place to engage with each other and the many global guests who frequent the Hotel. And, we believe that new and inspiring collaborations will result from these encounters at the Hotel.”
WPA Chairman of the Board, Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D., noted that taking up temporary residence in the Capitol Skyline during its search for long-term, permanent space will afford the organization the ability to continue and even expand its community outreach while facilitating the kind of flexible and innovative programming for which WPA is known. “The ability to offer artists a venue to convene for formal programming as well as casual conversation is equally important,” stated Dr. Ognibene. The hotel’s location in the rapidly transforming Capitol Riverfront area is a mere 4 blocks from the Navy Yard Metro station and 5 blocks from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ new offices.
WPA will announce plans for a welcome reception at the Hotel after the annual SELECT Art Auction Gala on March 16, 2013 at 64 New York Avenue NE.
More information: www.wpadc.org