Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Young Artists' Grants

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities recognizes up and coming DC artists with The Young Artists Grant Program.

This initiative, which offers grants of up to $3,500 to artists between the ages of 18 and 30, has a deadline coming up: October 26!

Details here.

Silverthorne and Kirkland on Options

Alexandra discusses Options 2005 here.

Kirkland's views here.

Bailey on Options 2005

Bailey delivers his verdict, and a bit of history, on Options 2005.

Read it here.

Day of the Dead

I know it's still a few days ahead, but this is such a cool event, that you should RSVP now, lest the event fills out.

It's La Fiesta de la Muerte or the Day of the Dead Celebration at the Cultural Institute of Mexico.

Festivities include the opening of an exhibit showcasing Mexican artwork related to the Day of the Dead (68 masterpieces, altar of the dead, masks, woodwork, clay and wire skulls and cardboard pieces).

And a concert featuring Margie Bermejo, accompanied by Dimitri Dudin (piano), interpreting Mexican Popular Music related to the Day of the Dead.

And movies: Rites of Day of the Dead. Learn about the ancestral rituals of the Day of the Dead through this remarkable documentary film.

And food: Tamales, Pan de Muerto and chocolate

When? Thursday, Nov. 3, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Where? Cultural Institute of Mexico
2829 16th Street, NW
Washington D. C. 20009

RSVP: (202) 728 1675 or

See ya there!