Wednesday, May 14, 2008

NYT on Hirshhorn

The New York Times takes an interesting look at DC's Hirshhorn Museum.

Gorgeous image of the hangers installation is by DC's own Dan Steinhilber, one of the precious few DC area artists whom the museum has glanced at in recent memory; let's hope that the museum's new refocusing on its identity expands on that area and begins looking more into its own backyard.


Those of you who attended my bootcamp for artists' seminars in the past know well that I think that the worst place for art is hidden away in your closet or studio or basement: art should be displayed as much as possible so that an artistic dialogue - and maybe a few sales if that's the aim - can take place.

And I am a big fan of alternative spaces to show artwork. DC is loaded with those and I wanted to alert you that I am hearing good things about such a to a place for DC area artists to get some exposure for their work.

There is a very cool restaurant in the Shaw area of DC called Vegetate. I am told that the food is artful and that they show good local art on the walls.

Currently Judith Peck is showing fifteen of her paintings alongside with Ken Ashton's photographs and they look great. Check it out.


Big announcement coming up soon... stay tuned!

Tomorrow in DC: Int'l Art Affairs

On Thursday the fair opens at 2:00PM with a 4:00PM wine reception at 1209 10th Street (rear). This will be followed by art and video at 903 N Street – The Space-DC.

The following days will be filled with Art talks, social gatherings in the evenings and art browsing time from place to place.