And so last night Washington, DC experienced what was perhaps the largest art opening in its history, and today - the first day after the event - the WaPo is silent about it (as far as I can dig into it any way).
But the WaPo's Style section has a column on George Allen's campaign, ironically someone with the last name Duke writes about Pieter Botha, and David Segal discusses the New York housing market, and there are stories and reviews on The Folger Theatre's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", the other Mark Jenkins has a music review of the Black Cat, there's a piece on the Kennedy Center Concert Hall's tribute to Mary Day, Washington's first lady of ballet, another on neighborhood bars in Baltimore, Chanticleer's performance on Monday night at the Library of Congress's Coolidge Auditorium, a few more theatre reviews by Jane Horwitz, another theatre review of the Washington Stage Guild production of "An Inspector Calls," by Cecilia Wren (note how the Style editor thinks that it is important to have multiple reviews of DC area theatre plays by different writers, but only allows one DC area gallery review by only one freelancer every two weeks), one book review, one dance review, a story about the Day of the Dead, and the usual regular fluff.
But we know that the deadlines for WaPo pieces are a few days before they are published, so perhaps by the end of the week the Style section will have a piece on the new City Hall Art Collection and the huge opening last night.
Breath being held.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I had a scary Halloween yesterday. On the way to the City Hall Art Collection opening last night, we instead had to rush to the emergency room, where we spent most of the night while emergency room doctors at Suburban Hospital did a terrific job on a suspected blood clot (not me) and decided against it.
Everyone is OK, but we missed the opening. I hear over 1,000 people attended - I'd like to hear some comments, both pro and con, about the collection - email me and I'll post them here.