Thai Film Festival 2014


Royal Thai Embassy
Thai Film Fesival 2014

Please join us with Thai Film Festival 2014 during 13-28 September at Freer Sackler Gallery Smithsonian. Thai Film Festival reception will be held on 13th September at 12.30 pm. at Freer Sackler Gallery. Thai food and soft drink will be provided by Thai Ambassador Chef. More details please go to

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DC’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels; Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 31

Check out this weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

LaborDayLabor Day Weekend
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Your Labor Day Weekend planning guide has arrived! Check here for concerts, theatre and special events happening during Labor Day Weekend throughout Metro DC.

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Pan American Symphony Orchestra – The Soul of Tango

PanAmThe Pan American Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Sergio Alessandro Bušlje, brings The Soul of Tango to the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Highlighting the grand master of nuevo tango, Astor Piazzolla, and three of his contemporaries, PASO expertly conveys the authentic swing and musicality of Argentine tango like no other ensemble in the Washington, DC area. This show will move audiences with its soulful tango melodies balanced by Argentine pianist, Emilio Teubal’s joyful improvisations.

SouloftangoPiazzolla was responsible for the renaissance of Argentine tango over the past few decades. When he returned to Argentina after long stays in New York City and Paris, he transformed the tango into a modern form that was noticeably influenced by classical composers such as Stravinsky and Hindemith, and also by American jazz.  At first scorned and rejected in Argentina for what was believed to be a corruption of the nation’s most loved music, Piazzolla was eventually recognized and widely embraced. By the time he died in 1992, he had written over 300 tango compositions and performed across the globe to standing-room-only crowds.

The concert also features a tango by Raul Garello, a bandoneón player and one of the most significant post-Piazzolla composers, and a tango by the young Argentine Grammy-winning pianist, Octavio Brunetti, that echoes the music of Piazzolla. Joining the orchestra for this special performance is tango’s most energetic international dance couple, Carolina Zokalski and Diego di Falco.

General Admission – $50, $45, and $40. Tickets are available through the Kennedy Center Box Office and InstantCharge at 202-467-4600. For more information, call 240-242-8032 or email

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AXIS Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 5-8 pm


3901 Rhode Island Avenue

Brentwood, MD 20722

VCCA Fellows Launch AXIS Exhibition Brentwood Arts Exchange

September 2 – October 18, 2014

Axis is an exhibition of visual and literary arts created by 13 artists linked into an alliance by having been fellows at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. The title of the show, “Axis” suggests a center or core that is capable of connecting, changing, and moving things, people and ideas to create a multitude of possibilities and alliances; it is a crucial transformative concept at this point in history. The artists in the exhibition live across the US and the UK and come from diverse backgrounds to comment on the meaning of “axis” through means ranging from formal explorations to philosophical, social, and political interpretations. Their media includes contemporary and interdisciplinary practices in drawing, painting and sculpture, video, sound, poetry, and installation.

Presenting work by:

Jo Ann Biagini • Julia Bloom • Caroline Burton • Alonzo Davis • Jessica Deane Rosner • de’Angelo Dia • Blinn Jacobs • David R. Lincoln • Joan Michelson • Rebecca Morgan Frank • Indrani Nayar Gall • Judith Pratt • Aaron Stepp

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EMILY FRANCISCO: SOMETHING SLIGHTLY FAMILIAR at CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery September 12 – October 11





September 12 – October 11, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 6-8pm


WASHINGTON, DC – Something Slightly Familiar, a solo exhibition of interactive objects by DC-based artist Emily Francisco, will be on view at Flashpoint Gallery from September 12 – October 11, 2014. While the process of reconfiguring old instruments, gadgets and other found objects is meticulous and deliberate, Francisco also embraces the element of chance in her practice and in the gallery. Intentionally or unintentionally, viewers may trigger sound or moving imagery from the pieces, vividly altering the acoustic and visual environment.


The exhibition features looping video and audio samples lapsing in and out of harmony, which establish a foundation for a soundscape in the gallery. Visitors are invited to play a range of re-contextualized objects: a piano that triggers radio frequencies, a functional harpsichord that doubles as a twelve-channel video mixer, and a toy piano made with pieces of a deconstructed grand piano. These responsive sculptures encourage chance encounters, positioning the viewer as a fundamental component of the work.



Emily Francisco is a sculptress specializing in the creation of interactive objects that generate sound. She was born in Honolulu, raised in an isolated Midwestern town, and educated in Saint Louis and the District of Columbia. She is a former Artist in Residence at ARTISPHERE, and will begin a residency at Montgomery College in January of 2015. She recently participated in Transformer Gallery’s Exercises for Emerging Artists Program, contributing work for the Coda of Fermata, the region’s largest exhibition dedicated entirely to sound. She currently lives and works in the DC metro area.


CulturalDC operates Flashpoint and produces public art interventions throughout DC. We nurture talented emerging and mid-career artists by providing opportunities for peer learning and mentorship. At Flashpoint Gallery we showcase bold, new work from artists working in a variety of media including site-specific installations, performance pieces, new media and other experimental forms. As a nonprofit gallery free from the constraints of commercial expectations, Flashpoint provides artists and curators a unique opportunity to take creative risks. An advisory panel of noted artists and arts professionals makes programming recommendations for the gallery and provides mentorship and support to exhibiting artists.

CulturalDC is generously supported by the Kresge Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Marpat Foundation, The Abramson Family Foundation, The Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region, The National Endowment for the Arts, Jon and NoraLee Sedmak, Washington Gas, Daimler, Microsoft, Edward Lenkin & Roselin Atzwanger, Nordstrom, Inc. and Marvin.

Flashpoint is a multi-disciplinary arts space. Flashpoint includes a contemporary art gallery, the 75-seat Mead Theatre Lab, the Coors Dance Studio and shared office space for arts organizations.

Emily Francisco: Something Slightly Familiar
Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 12 – October 11, 2014
Flashpoint Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm or by appointment
For more information: Call 202.315.1305 or Visit


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(e)merge art fair announces Multinational Roster of Exhibitors, Cultural Partners and Sponsors, October 2-5, 2014 > Washington, DC


'Campos de Color' - By Sonia Falcone

Sonia Falcone, “Color field,” mixed media installation, courtesy of Salar Galería de Arte, Bolivia

(e)merge art fair > 2014 Multinational Roster Announced 

The (e)merge art fair returns for a fourth year with the 2014 edition featuring an international roster of 85 exhibitors presenting works by 150 artists from 30 countries. Exhibitors will show new works in painting, sculpture, video, performance, installation, and other media. For four days, the public is welcome to view a carefully curated selection of emerging art at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, exhibited on three levels inside the hotel and throughout the hotel’s grounds and public spaces.

GALLERY PLATFORM > galleries and art spaces:

ARGENTINA: Acuarell Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires / C-Arte, Buenos Aires / Centro de Edición, Buenos Aires / Deseado Arroyo, Buenos Aires | BELGIUM: NOMAD, Brussels / GKV/Magenta Projects, Ostend | BOLIVIA: Salar Galería de Arte, La Paz | FRANCE: galerie bruno massa, Paris | GERMANY: polarraum, Hamburg | JAMAICA: ARC & NLS, Kingston | THE NETHERLANDS: Amstel Gallery, Amsterdam | SAUDI ARABIA: Naila Art Gallery, Riyadh | U.S.A.: Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC / Alida Anderson Art Projects, Potomac, MD / All We Art, Washington, DC / Atanda Gallery, Washington, DC / Aureus Contemporary, Providence, RI / Blind Whino, Washington, DC / Bodega de la Haba Presents, New York, NY / Causey Contemporary, New York, NY / CONNERSMITH., Washington, DC / DCCAH, Washington, DC / Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC / Hamiltonian, Washington, DC / I.B.Clark Gallery, New Hope, PA / KiloWatt Gallery, Newark, NJ / Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL / Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, DC / Present Company, Brooklyn, NY / Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA /  Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC / Transformer, Washington, DC / Victori Contemporary, New York, NY / Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

ARTIST PLATFORM > independent artists:

Adam Hager, Washington, DC | Amy Finkelstein, Takoma Park, MD | Ana Schmidt, Getxo, Spain | Andrey Ustinov, Cologne, Germany | Anne Bouie, Washington, DC | Annie Albagli, Richmond, VA | Apollonia Vanova, Toronto, Canada |  Becky Borlan, Takoma Park, MD | Ben Schonberger, Alexandria, VA | Ben Tolman, Washington, DC | Christopher Capriotti, Philadelphia, PA | Cici Wu, Beijing, China / Baltimore, MD | Dan Hildt, Alexandria, VA | Edel Gregan, Waterford, Ireland / McLean, VA | Eduardo Terranova, Cali, Colombia / New York, NY | Elizabeth Brown, Manassas, VA | Evan Hume, Washington, DC | Fawna Xiao, Washington, DC | Fiorella Gonzales Vigil, Lima, Peru / New York, NY | Galen Odell-Smedley, Mt. Rainier, MD |  Heloisa Escudero, São Paulo, Brazil / Arlington, VA | Holly Bass, Washington, DC | Jake Singer, Johannesburg, South Africa | James Bernard Cole, Washington, DC | Jarri Hasnain, Leesburg, VA | Jeffrey Hensley, Ellicott City, MD | Joana Fischer, Ahlen, Germany / Miami, FL | John Franzen, Aachen, Germany / Maastricht, Netherlands | Joshua Bennett, Richmond, VA | Justin Wood, Miami, FL | Karine Falleni, Tucson, AZ | Madeleine Cutrona, Baltimore, MD | Magali Hébert-Huot, Jim Leach + Zack Ingram, Quebec City, Canada / Baltimore, MD | Mercedes Teixido, Claremont, CA | Nara Park, Seoul, South Korea / Washington, DC | Nicole Salimbene, Takoma Park, MD | Rachel Schmidt + André Singleton, Arlington, VA / Brooklyn, NY | Rebecca Ruige Xu, Beijing, China / Syracuse, NY | Sebastian Martorana, Baltimore, MD | Sha Sha Feng + Tami Gold, Brooklyn, NY | Sheldon Scott, Washington, DC | Stephen Hendee, Baltimore, MD | Sui Park, Seoul, South Korea / Brooklyn, NY | Tatiana Gulenkina, Washington, DC | Terence Hannum, Parkville, MD | Travis Beauchene, Fargo, ND | Trisha Kanellopoulos, Munich, Germany


 Thursday, October 2
5pm – 7pm / (e)merge VIP & Press Preview. By invitation only.
9pm – 11pm / Concert by the Pool with Furniteur, Pleasure Curses, and Chris Burns (dj set)
 Friday, October 3: 12pm – 7pm
Students with valid ID free: 12pm – 3pm
 Saturday, October 4: 12pm – 7pm
 Sunday, October 5: 12pm – 5pm
Tickets online / available soon.


(e)merge would like to thank the following partners and sponsors for their support:

Presenting Sponsor: The Washington Post
Sponsors: The Lincoln Motor Company, Destination DC, Stella Artois, Marvin, Uber, American for the Arts Action Fund, exhibit-E, MapHook, HapstakDemetriou, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, galleryManager, General Imaging, and kaze design
Media Sponsors: The Art Newspaper, Washington City Paper, DC Magazine, Brightest Young Things, Whitehot Magazine, Quiet Lunch Magazine, Culturehall, Bmore Art, ArtSee, East City Art, and Pink Line Project


National Gallery of Art / The Phillips Collection / National Portrait Gallery / National Museum of Women in the Arts / The Kreeger Museum

For Media Inquiries Contact:, 202 445-1169, 202 744-8770
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 “I” Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024




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Join Us for First Friday – September 5th, 6-9pm


First Friday of every month (unless otherwise noted*)
6-9 p.m.
Admission: $5 suggested donation

First Friday openings are a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood of Dupont Circle. On the first Friday of every month between 6-9 p.m., galleries in our neighborhood host simultaneous openings for art enthusiasts from all walks of life. We encourage all to join us for our openings and to circulate between our neighboring galleries, which host an ever-changing array of styles and media.

Upcoming Schedule:

September 5: Rachel Schmidt, Michele Montalbano & Hillyer Artist Advisory Committee Group Show
October 3: Jeff Herrity, Lee Gainer, and Alex Chiou
November 7: Visible Iceland and Christine Pearl

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DC’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels; Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24

Check out this weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

ShiningCityShining City SCENA Theatre at Atlas.
“Shining City” examines the impulsive choices we make and their haunting effects on our lives. Don’t miss our suspenseful drama written by Ireland’s masterful modern playwright, McPherson.


CineConcertCiné-Concert: The Big Parade
National Gallery of Art. Sat.
Andrew Simpson in performance. This is a silent film with live music. The shock of the Great War is felt through the tender tale of a rich businessman’s son (John Gilbert) who enlists, leaves for France, falls for a local girl (Renée Adorée), but loses his youthful American innocence in the trenches.

MudDanceMud Dance
Washington Project for the Arts at 990 4th St. SW. Sat.
Members of the community are invited to a picnic and art-making event to eat, dance, listen to music, meet neighbors, and stomp with us to create a mixture of mud, straw, and recycled materials (called “cob”) that will be used for making outdoor seating designed by artist Michael Koliner for Lance Fung’s Nonuments Park.

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Grant Opportunity: The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

2014 Clark Hulings Fund 1-sheeterDescription
The Fund considers proposals from professional artists who have secured tangible prospects for advancing their careers, but lack sufficient financial resources to capitalize on those opportunities. Examples include but are not limited to: the completion of work due to a gallery, museum, or private collection, the transportation of work or of the artist to an exhibition of that artist’s material, the management of logistical or technical requirements to realize a project, etc. The Fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work.

Who Should Apply?
Professional painters, artists working on paper and sculptors who:

  • Employ traditional media, not including photography, film or video.
  • Have received opportunities to exhibit their work
  • Are pursuing specific opportunities for which support from The Fund would make a tangible difference

Submission Requirements:

  • Fiscal Sponsor: The Fund cannot make awards to individuals.
  • Artist Statement
  • Request for Support, including a detailed proposal and images, if available
  • Examples of previous work
  • Resume/CV
  • Budget
  • Supporting materials, if relevant (letter of intent from a gallery, commission statement, referrals, references, etc.)

Visit to find out more information about our 2014 grant cycle and make sure you sign up for the “Fund” email listserv to receive important updates and deadline reminders.

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Chuck Brown Memorial Park Dedication


Friday, August 22, 2014 – 11:00AM – 2:00PM
2901 20th Street NE, Washington, DC

Chuck Brown Memorial Park Designed by Marshall Moya Design

“Wind Me Up, Chuck!” Artwork by Jackie L. Braitman

The Chuck Brown Foundation will be giving away 500 drawstring backpacks to children in attendance.

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