Saturday, April 15, 2006

Compelled by Content Opening

I'll have some pictures of the opening later, but the show looks great and once again artists using glass (among other things) are dragging the genre away from the bowl and vessel and to the fine arts. This is an amazing show.

The preview went well, and a major New York museum commissioned a Tim Tate piece for their collection! More on that later.

The public opening was really packed as well, and in fact so many people showed up for the guided Bethesda Art Walk that two separate walks were done.

I've been really taken by the work of Illinois artist Carmen Lozar, more on her and her work later. I've also been impressed by how much Michael Janis' work has progressed in the last year or so. More on him later as well.

Colloquium on African American Art

Authentic Art has all the details about the 17th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art, which will be held April 20-22, 2006 at Howard University.

Agenda, schedule and details here and here.

DC Mayoral Candidates Forum on the Arts

Moderated by Renee Poussaint and featuring all of the DC Mayoral Candidates taking questions on their views of the arts.

Date: Monday, May 1, 2006
Time: 6:00- 8:00pm
Place: Tivoli Theater, 3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Free Grant Development Triathlon Workshop

Attend presentations by the experts regarding upcoming funding opportunities and how to respond with competitive proposals. Representatives from the Federal Government, DC Government, and Local Foundations have been invited.

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2006
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place: Sumner School Museum & Archives
Metro's Red Line to Farragut North

Space is limited and early reservations are recommended. Registrations will be accepted through May 1, 2006. To register, e-mail