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Dupont – Logan – U Street

Me or the Dog? Both of Us?


Treebox sign, 1810 15th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Treebox sign, 1800-block of 15th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Okay. I ask because of the height of the fence. Of course, it is 15th Street and we do get our share of wandering-home-drunks.

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August 29, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan | , | 6 Comments

Gallery plan b Reception for Corcoran Students


paulaplanbGallery plan b in Borderstan at 1530 14th Street NW is hosting an April 1 reception and poetry reading to recognize student work from the Printmaking Department of Corcoran College of Art & Design. Students’ work in oil and water are on display at gallery plan b through April 5.

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March 21, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, local business, Logan Circle, on events | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet a Borderstan Artist: Marwan Khayat


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Marwan Khayat is a painter who lives in Borderstan. (Photo: Wiser with Art Blog.)

Meet Borderstan artist Marwan Khayat, a painter. (He says he is a physical therapist in his “real life.”) Here is how Khayat describes himself and his painting on his blog, Wiser with Art:

I moved to Washington DC from Israel several years ago. Living in Dupont neighborhood had a very positive impact on my ability and desire to paint more and to become an artist. I guess if categorized, I would fall into the undiscovered, self-taught artist, Israeli, Palestinian, Arab, Christian or any combination of the above.

Continue reading about Khayat and see photos of his paintings on his blog.

I first found out that Khayat was a painter after meeting him and his wife with their dog. (You learn a lot about your neighbors when you have a dog.) Are you a Borderstan artist with work to share? Do you know someone in Borderstan we can feature? Send an email to borderstan@gmail.com.

March 7, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, Logan Circle, on community | , , , , | Leave a comment

Borderstan’s Gallery plan b Ready for Inauguration


Plan B Gallery is in Borderstan at 1530 14th Street NW.

Michelle and Barack Obama are featured in the window of Gallery plan b in Borderstan.

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Paula owns Gallery plan b at 1530 14th Street NW.

Gallery plan b on 14th Street NW was ready today for the Inauguration. From plan b’s Web site:

Gallery plan b, located in the exciting Fourteenth Street arts corridor, provides a casual, hip space for a dynamic group of both established and emerging local artists to show and sell their art. Plan b presents both group and solo shows for:

  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Drawings
  • Prints
  • Sculpture

January 19, 2009 Posted by | art, Logan Circle, on community | , , , , | Leave a comment

Must See: “Portraits of Power” and “Slumdog Millionaire”


Corcoran Gallery of Art--"Portraits of Power," a collection of Richard Avedon photographs, closes January 25.

Corcoran Gallery of Art--"Portraits of Power," a collection of Richard Avedon photographs, closes January 25. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Just my opinion, but there are two things that are must-see. One is the photography exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery and the other is a movie.

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January 16, 2009 Posted by | art, on events | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stuff To Do This Week in DC


Dcist has a nice wrap up of happenings at museums and galleries this week in D.C., “Talk to Me, Baby.” And remember: Greater Borderstan has its share of art galleries on 14th Street NW.

December 22, 2008 Posted by | art, on community, on events, on the blogs | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Art in the Hood: Readings at Transformer, Dec. 4


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Nilay Lawson: "If You Didn't Know What This Was, Would You Know What This Is?" (Image: Transformer Gallery Web site.)

Saw this at Painterly VisionsAn evening of readings by emerging poets and writers at Transformer Gallery, 1404 P Street NW, this Thursday, December 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.

In conjunction with Nilay Lawson’s exhibition at Transformer. If You Didn’t Know What This Was, Would You Know What This Is?

This evening of experimental writings and readings at Transformer will be lead by Transformer Advisory Council Member and Corcoran Professor Casey Smith, along with recent Corcoran grads Mike Terzano, Jenn DePalma, David Williams, and current Corcoran student Caitlin Lennon.

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December 1, 2008 Posted by | on events, on the blogs | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Specullector: “Regime Change Starts at Home” at Irvine


"Regime Change Starts at Home." Image from Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th Street NW. Exhibit runs Oct. 18 to Dec. 6.

"Regime Change Starts at Home," Oct. 18 to Dec. 6 at Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th Street NW. (Image from Irvine Contemporary exhibit site.)

The Specullector links to Irvine Contemporary’s new exhibition, “Regime Change Starts at Home.” Irvine Contemporary is at 1412 14th Street NW. Exhibit opens October 18 and runs to December 6. From Irvine Contemporary’s Web site:

Regime Change Starts at Home

  • Shepard Fairey, Al Farrow, and Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)
  • October 18 – December 6, 2008
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 18, 6-8PM

Irvine Contemporary announces a politically-themed three-person exhibition, Regime Change Starts at Home, with new works by Shepard Fairey, Al Farrow, and Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky).  Opening reception with the artists, Saturday, October 18, 6-8PM.

October 9, 2008 Posted by | on community, on events, on the blogs | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Literary Festival Opens at Jewish Community Center


On Sunday, September 14, the Jewish Literary Festival opened at the Washington Jewish Community Center (JCC) at 16th & Q Streets NW. The festival will continue through September 24. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

September 15, 2008 Posted by | on community | , , | Leave a comment

Hemphill on 14th: William Christenberry Show


Found this posting at Ms. Cavanaugh Goes to Washington:

William Christenberry, one of my favorite artists, will have a new show at Hemphill Fine Arts this month. Christenberry’s show runs September 13 through October 25. The opening reception is Saturday from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at 1515 14th St., NW.

Hemphill is on the west side of 14th Street between P and Q Streets NW

September 11, 2008 Posted by | on events, on the blogs | , , , , | Leave a comment