Monthly Archives: December 2010

Cupcake STHLM introduces American tradition to the Swedish capital

From the left, owners Mikael Ingeltun and Martin Johansson, together with the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Matthew Barzun, and Eva Hafstr?m, wife of the Swedish Ambassador to the United States Jonas Hafstr?m.Inauguration of Cupcake STHLM in Stockholm. From the left, owners Mikael Ingeltun and Martin Johansson, together with the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Matthew Barzun, and Eva Hafstr?m, wife of the Swedish Ambassador to the United States Jonas Hafstr?m.

AFTER RETURNING to Sweden from his job as the former chef at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C., Martin Johansson, together with colleague Mikael Ingeltun, started a cupcake business — Cupcake STHLM (http://www.cupcakesthlm.se) – in the Swedish capital.

Martin Johansson and Mikael Ingeltun of Cupcake STHLM in StockholmMartin Johansson and Mikael Ingeltun of Cupcake STHLM in Stockholm

INSPIRED BY the American trend, they opened this store with only cupcakes a few months ago, and the locals can taste their creations while listen to American Jazz. “It would be great to see all my old friends from Washington and the U.S. over the holidays, and we welcome them to stop by and enjoy the delights of our new cupcake bakery,” says owner Martin Johansson.

Cupcake STHLM is located at S:t Eriksgatan 83, 113 32 Stockholm. Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon – 5 p.m. Tel. 08- 83 80 83.

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Georgetown Business Association holds its Annual Meeting and Holiday Reception

Bo B?rje Jonsson, Bank of Georgetown; Billy Martin, Billy Martin's Tavern; and Patrick Burke, Assistant Chief, D.C. Metropolitan Police DepartmentBo B?rje Jonsson, Bank of Georgetown; Billy Martin, Billy Martin’s Tavern; and Patrick Burke, Assistant Chief, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

GEORGETOWN Business Association (GBA) in Washington, D.C. held its traditional annual meeting and holiday reception at Historic Dumbarton House (www.dumbartonhouse.org) on Wednesday evening, Dec. 15, 2010. During the annual meeting the 2011 Board of Directors were elected, followed by the awards presentation. The Georgetown Dish was elected “Business of the Year,” the “Art Schultz Communitarian Award” went to John Dreyfuss, Halcyon House, and the “Joe Pozell Public Safety Award” was presented to Officer Robert Ferretti and Assistant Chief Patrick Burke of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. A holiday reception and music by Radio King Orchestra followed the awards ceremony.

Bill Farrand and Cecilia BrowningBill Farrand and Cecilia Browning

Photographer Neshan Naltchayan, Marilyn Thompson and George Steinbraker from The Current NewspapersPhotographer Neshan Naltchayan, Marilyn Thompson and George Steinbraker from The Current Newspapers

Mark Adams, Tatyana Day and Tony MonellMark Adams, Tatyana Day and Tony Monell

Angel F. Zambrano, Executive Manager of Scavolini by Living Design Center in Washington, D.C.; and Randall Thacker of Deloitte Consulting LLP.Angel F. Zambrano, Executive Manager of Scavolini by Living Design Center in Washington, D.C.; and Randall Thacker of Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Manuel Charpentier and Heidi Hess of POPPY One-of-a-kind Jewelry & Fine Art in GeorgetownManuel Charpentier and Heidi Hess of POPPY One-of-a-kind Jewelry & Fine Art in Georgetown

Katrina Rubin, Bill Farrand and Janine Schoonover, who was elected to the GBA Board.Katrina Rubin, Bill Farrand and Janine Schoonover, who was elected to the GBA Board.

Michael Muscenti and Kimberly RobinsonMichael Muscenti and Kimberly Robinson

Bill Farrand and Bo B?rje JonssonBill Farrand and Bo B?rje Jonsson

The awards ceremonyThe awards ceremony

The holiday receptionThe holiday reception

The holiday receptionThe holiday reception

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America held its 2nd Annual State of the Alcohol Industry briefing and reception in Washington

Craig Wolf, President and CEO of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, speaks to the guests at the reception. Craig Wolf, President and CEO of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, speaks to the guests at the reception.

WINE & Spirits Wholesalers of America held its 2nd Annual State of the Alcohol Industry media briefing and reception at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. This year’s theme was Domestic Industry, Global Impact. Prior to the reception, an elite panel of supplier, wholesaler and retailer executives shared their perspectives and assessments on how global economic factors impact America’s beverage alcohol industry. The panel was moderated by Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.

Donte Clavo, Rosalind Riddick and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO of Thurgood Marshall College FundDonte Clavo, Rosalind Riddick and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Theresa Werner, Alan N. Schlaifer and Lauren BestTheresa Werner, Alan N. Schlaifer and Lauren Best

Rudy Arredondo, Editor-in-Chief, National Hispanic Political Reporter; Kerrye Braxton; and Carlos R. Calder?, CEO/OAS Staff, Federal Credit UnionRudy Arredondo, Editor-in-Chief, National Hispanic Political Reporter; Kerrye Braxton; and Carlos R. Calder?, CEO/OAS Staff, Federal Credit Union

Craig Wolf, President and CEO of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, speaks to the guests at the reception. National Press Club in Washington, D.C.National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Holiday Happy Hour with the Washington European Society

Matthew H.T.M. Stephenson, Izaskun Valdazo and Peter JohnsenMatthew H.T.M. Stephenson, Izaskun Valdazo and Peter Johnsen

FRIENDS AND members of the Washington European Society (www.eu-society.org) met for a Holiday Happy Hour on Monday evening, Dec. 13 at One Lounge in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON European Society is a nonprofit organization with the objective to foster debate, discussion, mutual networks and exchange ideas among young European professionals living and working in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Rada Dagher, Fabio Comelli and Nahla HafezRada Dagher, Fabio Comelli and Nahla Hafez

Asama Ahmed, Nick Fitzhugh, Saskia Wrausmann and Mark VlasicAsama Ahmed, Nick Fitzhugh, Saskia Wrausmann and Mark Vlasic

Pablo Pardo and a friendPablo Pardo and a friend

Party Crashers at Artisphere show opens in Arlington, Virginia

Acclaimed Swedish artist Anna U. Davis and her new artwork Acclaimed Swedish artist Anna U. Davis and her new artwork “Vikings”

THE OPENING reception for the “Party Crashers at Artisphere” show – “Comic Book Culture Invades the Art World” — was held on Saturday evening, Dec. 11, 2010, at the Terrace Gallery at the Artisphere in Arlington, Va.

THE EXHIBIT – a collaboration between Artisphere and the Arlington Arts Center — examines the ways in which comic art’s influence is evident in the pieces and working methods of fine artists: Bold black lines, flat expanses of solid color, sequential storytelling and the joining of literature and imagery are common facets of artworks made today. Whether consciously or unconsciously, fine artists co-opt this powerful pop culture idiom’s history, formal elements and narrative devices to tell their own stories. The participating artists at Artisphere are D. Billy (NY), iona rozeal brown (NY/DC), Eric Cheevers (DC), Anna U. Davis (DC), Nekisha Durrett (DC), Jim Houser (PA), Tim Kerr (TX), Matt Leines (PA), Thom Lessner (PA), Ryan Nelson (MI), Oura Sananikone (VA), and Zach Storm (DC/MD).

Swedish artist Anna U. Davis and her husband Peter Davis in front of Anna's Midsummer painting. Swedish artist Anna U. Davis and her husband Peter Davis in front of Anna’s Midsummer painting.

The sister exhibit at the Arlington Arts Center features the work of alternative comic artists, including published works, original pages and pieces in a variety of media made specifically for the gallery. The exhibitions are curated by Cynthia Connolly (Artisphere) and Jeffry Cudlin (Arlington Arts Center).

The exhibition at Artisphere is open until Sunday, February 12, 2011. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22209. Gallery Hours: Mon – Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tel. 703-875-1100. For more information: www.artisphere.com.

Lena Skanby and Jackie StevenLena Skanby and Jackie Steven

New exhibition with artists Magnolia Laurie and Jon Bobby Benjamin opens at Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Artists Jon Bobby Benjamin and Magnolia LaurieArtists Jon Bobby Benjamin and Magnolia Laurie

A NEW TWO-PERSON exhibition with artists Magnolia Laurie “holding up,” and Jon Bobby Benjamin “going home” opened at Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street, N.W. in Washington, D.C. on Saturday evening, Dec. 11, 2010.

BOTH LAURIE AND BENJAMIN have employed the politics of place, each highlighting the debris of our throw-away culture, breathing new life into the idle spaces and objects which surround us in an ever-expanding field.

Mark Braswell, Hamiltonian Gallery Director Jacqueline Ionita, Elena Ionita and Josh WarmackMark Braswell, Hamiltonian Gallery Director Jacqueline Ionita, Elena Ionita and Josh Warmack

IN HER NEW series, “holding up,” Ms. Laurie illustrates geometric structures that depict cumulated residual heaps of natural and man-made materials that remain after a storm. Seemingly disordered, her paintings are composed of architectural elements that suggest the engineering of Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion as well as the intricate weaving of bird nests. These delicate, precarious systems in Magnolia Laurie’s paintings speak of endurance, survival, the activity of dwelling and “making-do.”

Photographer Elen AwalomPhotographer Elen Awalom

JON BOBBY Benjamin’s new work, going home, reflects his physical exploration of the natural world. Mr. Benjamin creates sculptural amalgamations of familiar industrial materials and found maritime objects. Consisting of buoys, docks, channel markers, and tide bells, Benjamin creates systems that are seemingly inaccessible and unreadable. These irrational arrangements distill a sense of timelessness, placeless-ness and solitude.

Artist Carolina Mayorga and Craig GarrettArtist Carolina Mayorga and Craig Garrett

The exhibition will go on until January 15, 2011. Hamiltonian Gallery is located at 1353 U Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009. Tel. 202-332-1116. For more information: www.hamiltoniangallery.com.

Painting by Magnolia LauriePainting by Magnolia Laurie

Artwork by Jon Bobby BenjaminArtwork by Jon Bobby Benjamin

Painting by Magnolia LauriePainting by Magnolia Laurie

Artwork by Jon Bobby BenjaminArtwork by Jon Bobby Benjamin 

Exhibition with “New Work,” paintings by Paula Crawford opens at Long View Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Artist Paula Crawford and her husband Jeffrey Brown, senior correspondent at PBS NewshourArtist Paula Crawford and her husband Jeffrey Brown, senior correspondent at PBS Newshour

AN OPENING reception for “New Work,” paintings by artist Paula Crawford (www.paulacrawford.com) was held at Long View Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening, Dec. 9, 2010.

Photographer Madonna Belton, Thomas Snowden and Gwen Ifill, managing editor and moderator for Washington Week (PBS) and a senior correspondent for The Newshour (PBS).Photographer Madonna Belton, Thomas Snowden and Gwen Ifill, managing editor and moderator for Washington Week (PBS) and a senior correspondent for The Newshour (PBS).

MS. CRAWFORD has showcased her art at exhibitions in New York, California, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and Washington, as well as internationally at shows in Peru, Paraguay, Canada and Jordan.

Artist Paula CrawfordArtist Paula Crawford

PAULA CRAWFORD was born and raised in Berkely, California, and she received her MFA in 1988 from San Francisco Art Institute, with a year’s residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in New York. Prior to her art studies at SFAI, she held a graduate fellowship in U.C. Berkeley’s Comparative Literature department after completing her B.A. there. She is currently an Associate Professor of Painting at George Mason University’s School of Art.

THE SHOW dates at Long View Gallery are Dec. 9 through Jan. 16, 2010. Long View Gallery is located at 1234 9th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.20001. Tel. 202-232-4788. For more information: www.longviewgallery.com.

Artist Paula Crawford and Siobhan Gavagan of Long View GalleryArtist Paula Crawford and Siobhan Gavagan of Long View Gallery

Matthew H.T.M. Stephenson, Saskia Wrausmann and Brian BaileyMatthew H.T.M. Stephenson, Saskia Wrausmann and Brian Bailey

Exhibition with Peruvian artist Milagros Pongo opens at Gary Taylor Art Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Peruvian artist Milagros PongoPeruvian artist Milagros Pongo

AN EXHIBITION of the works of Peruvian artist Milagros Pongo (www.milagrospongo.blogspot.com) opened on Thursday evening, Dec. 9, 2010, at Gary Taylor Art Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Rigoberto Gauto of Paraguay, Peruvian artist Milagros Pongo, and Fernando Quir?, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of PeruAmbassador Rigoberto Gauto of Paraguay, Peruvian artist Milagros Pongo, and Fernando Quir?, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Peru

THIS IS the artist’s latest collection of abstract paintings in mixed techniques inspired by the work of Rhonda Byrne’s “The Power.” The 20 paintings in medium and large formats reflect the strength that each human being carries within themselves, that creative force that causes people to freely address their life and destiny of their choice. That force is summarized in one feeling – “love.”

EVERY PAINTING reflects this strength in the field of the human relations, work, health and daily life. Each piece was made with golden laminas and essential oils used in aromatherapy from South Africa. With this exhibit the artist will end her cultural tour that started in January in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in March in Peru, in April in Murcia, Spain, in May in South Africa, in July in Paraguay, in August in Venice, Italy, and now in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Rigoberto Gauto of Paraguay; Alejandra Espinola, Cultural Attach?at the Embassy of Paraguay; Peruvian artist Milagros Pongo; Fernando Quir?, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Peru; and Luis Chang Boldrini, Minister Counselor at the Ambassador Rigoberto Gauto of Paraguay; Alejandra Espinola, Cultural Attach?at the Embassy of Paraguay; Peruvian artist Milagros Pongo; Fernando Quir?, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Peru; and Luis Chang Boldrini, Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Peru

THE OPENING reception was sponsored by the Embassy of Peru. The exhibit runs until Dec. 26, 2010. Gary Taylor Art Gallery is located at 1843 Columbia Road (between N. Biltmore St & N. Mintwood Pl), N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009. Tel. 202-483-5853. Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fernando Allo of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, Lucy Ruiz, Jenny Yuli Morante, Elena Jungbluth and Luis Chang Boldrini, Minister Counselor at the Embassy of PeruFernando Allo of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, Lucy Ruiz, Jenny Yuli Morante, Elena Jungbluth and Luis Chang Boldrini, Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Peru

Gabriela Filippelli; Estela Gauto, wife of the Ambassador of Paraguay; artist Milagros Pongo; and Ambassador Rigoberto Gauto of Paraguay Gabriela Filippelli; Estela Gauto, wife of the Ambassador of Paraguay; artist Milagros Pongo; and Ambassador Rigoberto Gauto of Paraguay

Elena Jungbluth and Gabriela FilippelliElena Jungbluth and Gabriela Filippelli

Alejandra Espinola, Cultural Attach?at the Embassy of Paraguay; and Gabriela FilippelliAlejandra Espinola, Cultural Attach?at the Embassy of Paraguay; and Gabriela Filippelli

Artwork by Peruvian artist Milagros PongoArtwork by Peruvian artist Milagros Pongo

Artwork by Milagros Pongo

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