Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Art After Dark 2011


Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th St.  NW
Washington DC

Thursday, September 1, 2011
8pm - 12am

Art After Dark 2: The second annual after-hours happening at the beautiful Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS with cutting edge music, video, and performance art.

Your $25 e-ticket includes an open bar. ($30 at the door)

We sold out last year so be sure to get tickets online at the Museum's Facebook page at 
www.facebook.com/AMAmuseum
and click on the SocialEvents tab: 
http://www.facebook.com/AMAmuseum?sk=app_113001178785785
or at 
www.AMAmuseum.org/aad11.html

This year's music and art include:

MUSIC: Matthew Hemerlein, Screen Vinyl Image, and DJ Smudge

ARTISTS: Kristina Bilonick, Carlos Florez, Billy Frieble, Philip Hodges, Melissa Krodman, Carolina Mayorga, and Wilmer Wilson

PLUS:
-Win an iPad in this year's raffle!
-All ticket holders receive free entry to L2 Lounge on Cady's Alley for the afterparty.
-Food trucks will be onsite for when you get a bit hungry (cash only)

Art Exhibits: Opening Reception: "Containment ad Diversion"


Long View Gallery
1234 9th St.  NW
Washington DC

Thursday, September, 1, 2011
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Opening Reception: 

"Containment and Diversion"
by

Thomas Burkett

RSVP by August 30th to info@longviewgallery.com

Catering provided by Windows Catering

Growing up in the grandeur of the Western United States, Thomas Burkett gleaned an impression of invincibility and an air of confidence that abundant land resources is a right of passage. Now, as an outside observer, he realizes his utopian West is both a place of grandeur and illusion. An urban identity now confronts his notion of abundance w
ith the reality of a water crisis and a realization that we have settled in an environment that challenges our subversive tactics of control. Determined to examine our control of water, the work in Containment and Diversion portrays the damming, diverting, and polluting of water – life’s most vital substance.

“Man made structures that the river encounters become fixtures of the land, blurring the line between a truly natural environment and one that is contrived and artificial. In frequent travels back to my birthplace and specifically to regions called Salmon River and Hells Canyon I have run in to the confrontation of my past associations with these places. As the environment changes and we construct buildings and implement ways to constrain our surroundings the potential for a natural human experience with the space suffers.”

Reexamining the visually cataloged images he has of the West, in its most sublime and aesthetic states, Burkett, through his work, confronts our attempts to conquer, convert, and inhabit such a hostile environment. Burkett’s abstract paintings, a mixture of oil, acrylic and concrete, document the flow of water as it pours over mountains, rushes down rivers, disappears in to canyons, swells behind dams, and diverts in to canals. Abstract in style, the color palette in undeniably a reference to his life out West. Water is present in varying shades of blue while the gorgeous natural architecture of the Grand Canyon rings through subtle hues of orange and yellow.

Art Exhibits: Transformers Opening Reception


Corcoran's Gallery 31
500 17th st.  NW
Washington DC

Thursday September 1, 2011
6pm - 9pm



Transformer is honored to launch our 10th Exhibition Season with "transformers" and "transformers: the next generation" – two expansive group exhibitions highlighting the current work of Corcoran College of Art + Design alumni who have helped to define Transformer’s exhibition program aesthetic since our inception, and a new generation of artists emerging in their careers.

"transformers", presented at the Corcoran’s Gallery 31, 
features new works by artists: Reuben Breslar, Breck Brunson, Jessica Cebra, Natalie W. Cheung, Cynthia Connolly, Jennifer De Palma, Nilay
Lawson, Hatnim Lee, Marissa Long, Maki Maruyama, Solomon Sanchez, Mica Scalin, Zach Storm, Tang, and Jason Zimmerman. This exhibition celebrates Transformer's mission as a catalyst & advocate for emerging expression in the visual arts and the many Corcoran College alumni we have worked with over the past ten years.

As part of "transformers" at the Corcoran’s Gallery 31, we are pleased to present "Poesy/Poetry/Poetics with Casey Smith" on Thursday, September 15, 6 – 8 pm.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Art Exhibits: Exercise your mind (BK ADAMS)


EXERCISE YOUR MIND
BK ADAMS (IAMART)
at the



BK Adams’s IAMART motto and works of art have appeared in public places and in galleries in Washington, D.C., and have attracted a broad and devoted following. Using exuberant color, toys, and objects scavenged from everyday life, Adams’s work poses a call to the viewer to get involved with art. This exhibition is his latest effort to share with the viewer the landscape of his imagination. There are some familiar motifs and links from Adams’s life—bicycles, airplanes, and the nuclear family—that steadfastly travel through these imaginary landscapes.







BLOW OFF



Saturday
Sept 10, 2011
at the

Blow off happens once a month.  

the renowned 
Bob Mould & Richard Morel

Opera in the Outfield



Puccini Tosca

Free Simulcast
at
Nationals Park
Sept 22 at 7:30pm

gates open at 5:30pm for "pregame" activities 

Register online at Operaintheoutfield.org for reserved seating sections and a chance to win a full season subscription for two to Washington National Opera's 2011-2012 season!




Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wine & Polo Festival


I normally try to get out in the country and do this event once a year.  I like to see the polo matches the horses amazing to watch in sport,  and the guys are hot as well on the horses!  This is located at the world famous The Plains, in Virginia.  

Sept 10-11




FREE FOR ALL


Shakespeare Theater here in DC does a FREE FOR ALL once in a while and they are showing Julius Caesar this time around.  So I don't want to hear about you have no money or don't know what to do!  This is FREE and downtown.  Go enjoy some culture.



Aug 18-Sept 4
Shakespeare Theater


E- Street Cinema

This is something fun durning the hurricane!!

E Street Cinema is throwing their midnight madness series again, with LABYRINTH, which they show at midnight of Fri-Sat.  It's a great cult-classic 80's sci-fi movie!  David Bowie ROCKS.  


Friday, August 26, 2011

100,000 HITS



O-M-F-G  Thank you all for reading my blog once again, taking the time to follow me around DC and liking the things I post.   THANK YOU everyone.  I made it to 100,000 hits




Thursday, August 25, 2011

Portraits After 5

Featuring 
performance artist Chajana denHarder
DJ Natty Boom
and 
Culture Shock DC (Hip-hop dance troupe)


Friday, September 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.
@ NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY,
COURTYARD CAFE – 8TH and G ST., N.W.
Make it a “Capital” holiday! Avoid Labor Day traffic on the Bay Bridge: skip rush hour and join us for happy hour from 6 to 9 p.m. at the National Portrait Gallery.
Enjoy after-hours access to the “Capital Portraits” exhibition (http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/capital) at the start of its final weekend, and celebrate with themed drinks and entertainment.
· Courtyard Cafe (http://npg.si.edu/shop/cafe.html) will be open late, serving a special menu and drinks, including the Rickey — the official cocktail of DC.
· Hang out in the covered Kogod Courtyard with friends to the beats of DJ Natty Boom, who will be spinning Global Booty Beats, international pop, and a mix of music featuring local artists who have led the DC, national, and international musical discourse.
· Local artist Chajana denHarder (http://www.chajana.com) will present a performance art piece in the courtyard during the event.
· Culture Shock DC (http://cultureshockdc.org), a professional hip hop dance troupe, will also perform in the courtyard.
This is a free event.
No tickets or rsvp are required.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase in the Courtyard CafĂ©.”

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where Am I?



MLK Memorial

I went for a bike ride today after work and stopped by the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.  Check out my photos.










MODA for MEN

I was looking at this one blog it was on gay leather and biker guys!  I noticed the images were amazing, they show a fashion that is in that was in the past!  I just think it's so cool how different fashions from back in the day can still be worn!  So these are very fashionable images of looks I like!  Remember think Biker/Punk/Leather/Fashion/HOT