THE WEEK IN D.C. ART  9:45 am February 25, 2009

Awkward Scrabble With Local Artists

by Malaka Gharib

  • There is only one horrible way to describe Spirit, Judy Stone’s video installation: New Age. Her videos somehow manage to combine mediation with discharging firearms, which sounds a lot like Sean Penn’s Oscar speech. Yikes. Until Feb. 27, at the Hillyer Art Space. [Arts and Artists]
  • Frank Gohlke’s exhibit, Accommodating Nature, shows photographs of Man trying to control Nature with his humble lawnmower, as well as ominous pictures of power plants and industrial parks looking so very out of place in the middle of picturesque wheat fields. Until March 3. [Smithsonian American Art Museum]
  • DCist is hosting the DCist Exposed Photography Show, an inside look into the heart and soul of Our Nation’s Capital. Professional photography, as well as the work from the DCist’s photo contest, will be showcased and includes photos of a Dupont Circle pillow fight, even more pictures of Obama and homeless people. Until Mar. 7. [Flashpoint]
  • Wednesday, Feb. 25: It’s against the Koran to make images of people, places and things (in order to discourage idolatry), so what can the Muslims actually draw? Beautifully intricate calligraphy and shapes and squigglies? Yes they can! The Freer Gallery has a free tour at 6:45 PM tonight to provide insight into the arts of the Islamic world. [Freer Gallery]
  • Wednesday, Feb. 25: Play Scrabble with local artists Steve Frost and Geoffrey Aldridge. If it sounds kind of awkward, here’s another incentive: there might be free beer and pretzels. 3-8PM. [Transformer]
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Hola wonkerados.

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{ 6 comments }

Lorax February 25, 2009 at 9:52 am

“Mediation” and discharging firearms? Sounds like my divorce negotiations.

Bruno February 25, 2009 at 9:57 am

Can the artist paint that on the side of my van? Far out!

MISTAHCOUGHDROP February 25, 2009 at 10:26 am

The Wonkette Art Pages! Wonderful! Check out my Paris show: JE N’AIME QUE TOI (free poster, kids).

HERE YOU GO, http://homepage.mac.com/mistahcoughdrop/FileSharing50.html

And for extra fun, The Alliance Fran├žaise will have an exhibition of my SURREALIST work on Saturday, 27 February in Washington D.C. 2142 Wyoming AVE NW Wash D.C. I believe PRESIDENT HOPEY will attend (he speaks French, merci beaucoup!).

Serolf Divad February 25, 2009 at 11:03 am

[re=252181]MISTAHCOUGHDROP[/re]:

No, you’re wrong. Hopey said he’d be coming to my birthday party on that date!

takes12no1 February 25, 2009 at 11:24 am

Mediation? Surely they mean meditation or possibly, medication would be more appropriate.

Infinite Freedom February 25, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Judy Stone RULES!!!!!!!

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