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RIFE 2011 - LBGT Films October 22

RIFE 2011 - LBGT Films October 22

 

REEL Independent Film Extravaganza will feature a selection of LGBT films on Saturday October 22 starting at 4PM.

First up are the short narrative film Figure/Ground and the feature length documentary The Sisterhood. Written and directed by Daniel Henry, Figure/Ground is a drama about Jim, a young artist in the South, struggling to make it in tough economic times. Beautifully shot, the film depicts a story of young man representative of what many are now calling “The Lost Generation.”

If you missed 2010, here's your next chance

If you missed 2010, here's your next chance

Since I’ve been writing this blog on WUSA 9, I’ve told you about several events at THEARC, short for Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus. THEARC acts as a cultural hub in one of D.C.’s underserved areas, providing a venue for the arts east of the Anacostia.

Dupont Circle Mural Nears Completion

This story comes to us from Councilman Jack Evans' newsletter:

Residents and passersby are being treated to an unusual sight across from the Heurich Mansion in Dupont Circle.  From 40-foot scaffolding, artist Peter Waddell and his team are in the process of painting a mural on the side of a brick townhouse at 1914 Sunderland Place, NW.    

"It is already apparent that this mural will be an incredible addition to Dupont," said Evans. "I look forward to its completion and unveiling and thank Peter Waddell for bringing his vision to one of the city's greatest neighborhoods."  

A Beautiful and Peaceful Day Along The Potomac

A Beautiful and Peaceful Day Along The Potomac

The Kennedy Center makes final preparations for this evening's special event in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. President Obama will be among the many dignataries and others who will come together to remember and reflect.

 

MuralsDC to Hold Art Exhibit Featuring Mural Works Tues., Sept. 6

MuralsDC to Hold Art Exhibit Featuring Mural Works Tues., Sept. 6

This notice comes to us from Nancee Lyons:

MuralsDC will conclude its 2011 program with a unique art exhibit featuring replicas of each of the, mostly “graffiti-style”, murals installed during the program and other works by MuralsDC artists Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6:00-9:00pm, at 1300 “H” Street, NE (the former R.L. Christian Library). The free event will also feature live art by a local sculptor.

 

Two free film events for Labor Day Weekend

Two free film events for Labor Day Weekend

 

A few months back I told you about local filmmaker Anthony Greene and his short film anthology A World At Work. Anthony has two new events this week, once again bringing culture to the East side of the Anacostia.

The first is Art Behind the Art, an exhibition at Blank Space SE of behind-the-scenes photography from local film sets. There will be an opening reception at the gallery this Friday September 2 at 7PM. The show will run for a week and coincide with Anthony's second event, The East of the River Film Festival.

A Dream Fulfilled: Despite the forces of Mother Nature the Dreams of MLK Memorial Remain Unshaken

A Dream Fulfilled:  Despite the forces of Mother Nature the Dreams of MLK Memorial Remain Unshaken

Conceived by members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, and completed under the leadership of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, the MLK memorial on the National Mall was supposed to be dedicated on August, 28, 2011 on the 48th Anniversary of the March on Washing for Jobs and Freedom.  However with the impending threat of Hurricane Irene the dedication along with the remaining weekend events were forced to be postponed for a later time this fall.