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Gallery Talk with Richard Gordon

Gallery Talk with Richard Gordon

During the 1970s, artist Richard Gordon created Meta Photographs, a book and portfolio that explores the self-referential nature of photography in a series of ironic, humorous scenes. Comprised of 47 photographs that refer to other images, to the camera, or to the act of looking, Meta Photographs confirms the significance of photography in American culture. Join Richard Gordon as he reflects on these photographs on view in the gallery. For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/richardgordonmetaphotographs.

Image Credit: Richard Gordon, Santa Cruz, California, 1973-1978. Gelatin silver print, 10 15/16 x 14 inches. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Gift of Mr. Isidore and Mrs. Dorothy (Steinberg) Kavka and Museum Purchase, 1996.59.w. © Richard Gordon 1978/1994.

VERGE Ensemble performance at the Corcoran

VERGE Ensemble performance at the Corcoran

"The venerable Verge Ensemble, which has been rattling D.C.'s musical cage since 1973 with smart, innovative programs of new music…" -The Washington Post

VERGE ensemble concludes its highly successful 37th season with a dynamic and varied set of world premiers, all composed for VERGE by an inspired field of local composers, as well as composers from across the U.S. The program includes The Cellar Door for piano, cello, and electronics by Gina Biver; and Jeffrey Nytch's Notturno for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Violinist Lina Bahn performs Keith Fitch's latest work, and VERGE members Frederick Weck and pianist Jenny Lin collaborate to present video ix. A reception follows the performance.

For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/vergeensemble.

Washington, D.C. Muslim Film Festival Emphasizes the Young Muslim Generation

This community event comes to us from Hassan Naveed:

Washington, D.C.-The Muslim Film Festival will be held in Washington, D.C. from April 19th to 27th, 2011. The festival is organized by the American Islamic Congress and Project Nur.

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

Since 2005, local filmmaker, Bjorn Munson, and Team Jabberwocky have been holding an open casting call known as Stonehenge. Next Sunday April 17, Stonehenge XIII will be held at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown. Actors will perform prepared monologues for 80 local filmmakers, including representatives from WILL Interactive and Discovery Channel. The event is already fully booked, with 120 actors auditioning and 72 stand-bys.

Citizen Cope Coming To D.C., Tickets On Sale This Weekend

Citizen Cope Coming To D.C., Tickets On Sale This Weekend

Citizen Cope will deliver a solo acoustic performance at the Warner Theatre(located at the corner of 13th and E Streets in NW), on Saturday, June 25th at 8:00 p.m..

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m..

Tickets for the show are running 35 bucks a pop, and will be available for purchase at the Warner Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, LiveNation.com, or by phone at (703) 573-7328.

Children's Chorus Of Washington Presents Its 15th Anniversary Spring Concert

Children's Chorus Of Washington Presents Its 15th Anniversary Spring Concert

This story comes to us from ??Sophie Maupoil?:

Washington, D.C. - Children's Chorus of Washington (CCW) will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a world premiere by Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas along with the international release of The Great American Folksong CD, produced under the guidance of GRAMMY winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and collaborators Kim & Reggie Harris, during a special concert on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 4 p.m. at National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle, Washington, D.C. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling CCW’s office at (202) 237-1005 or online at www.instantseats.com. Single ticket prices are $10/children 12 and under and CCW alumni; $25 for adults; and $50 for reserved section (both adult and children). 

Interior Visions

Interior Visions

For over two decades, Mona Hajj has been designing interiors that combine global vision with an emphasis on elegance, comfort, and simplicity. Named one of Architectural Digest's top 100 designers and architects, Hajj's interiors are colorful, textural, and abundantly livable. Her distinctly original and internationally influenced aesthetic is evidenced by her use of culturally and historically diverse adornments such as Persian rugs, Flemish tapestries, Japanese screens, Italian chandeliers, and Chinese chargers. On this evening, Hajj discusses select projects showcased in her book, Interior Visions (Random House, 2011), including a beach house in Delaware, a New York City apartment, the Embassy of Luxembourg here in Washington, D.C., and even her own home in Baltimore. For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/interiorvisions