Monthly Archives: July 2012

Kaypi Per? exhibition at Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington opens with festive reception

Performance during the opening reception of the Kaypi Per? festival at the National Museum of the American Indian.Performance during the opening reception of the Kaypi Per? festival at the National Museum of the American Indian.

THE 191st ANNIVERSARY of the independence of Peru is being celebrated with a cultural festival – Kaypi Per? (www.kaypiperu.com) Peruvian Arts and Cultural Legacy — at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The festive reception with speeches and music and dance performances was held on Tuesday evening, July 24, with hundreds of guests in attendence. Peru’s Independence Day is July 28. Among the speakers were Peruvian Ambassador Harold Forsyth and Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Ambassador Harold Forsyth gives a keynote speech. Ambassador Harold Forsyth gives a keynote speech.

THE KAYPI Kaypi Per? festival showcases the South American nation’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and traditional arts, including an art market, music and dance performances, hands-on activities for children, short films, photo exhibitions on Macchu Picchu and the Inka Road and traditional plants, as well as Peruvian Paso horses and alpacas.

THE FESTIVAL will continue through Monday, July 30. The National Museum of the American Indian is located at 4th St. & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C.

Dance performance during the opening receptionDance performance during the opening reception

Musicians during the opening receptionMusicians during the opening reception

Performance during the Kaypi Per? opening reception on Tuesday evening at the National Museum of the American Indian.Performance during the Kaypi Per? opening reception on Tuesday evening at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Kaypi Peru cultural festivalKaypi Peru cultural festivalKaypi Peru cultural festival

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Exhibition with artworks by Swedish-born artist Anna U. Davis at The Gallery at BloomBars in Washington, D.C.

Artist Anna U. Davis beside her work Artist Anna U. Davis beside her work “The Reluctant Builder”

ON SATURDAY, July 14, the opening reception for a pop-up exhibition featuring artwork by Swedish-born, Washington-based artist Anna U. Davis was held at The Gallery at BloomBars (www.bloombars.com) in Washington, D.C.

THE POP-UP exhibition came about through Anna’s relationship with Sitali Siyolwe and John Chambers and the magic they created with Seed the Sound Sunday three years ago. Ten percent of the proceeds from Anna’s exhibition will go to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), which helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support.

Artist Anna U. Davis next to her artworks Artist Anna U. Davis next to her artworks “Road to Purgatory” and “No More” at The Gallery at BloomBars in Northwest Washington.

THE GALLERY AT BloomBars is located at 3222 11th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. For more information: info@BloomBars.com, Tel. 202-567-7713. The exhibition runs through August 5, 2012, and will end with an artist “Meet & Greets” between 8 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5.

This artwork is titled This artwork is titled “Straight! Wait?”

This artwork is titled Anna U. Davis next to her artwork “Last Dance”

Art by Anna U. DavisBloomBars is located at 3222 11th Street, N.W., in Washington, D.C.'s historic Columbia Heights neighborhood. BloomBars is located at 3222 11th Street, N.W., in Washington, D.C.’s historic Columbia Heights neighborhood.

Amangansett Fine Arts Festival of The Hamptons took place July 6-8

Washington, D.C. based, Swedish-born artist Erica EriksdotterWashington, D.C. based, Swedish-born artist Erica Eriksdotter

THE ANNUAL Amagansett Fine Arts Festival(http://www.amagansettfinearts.com/) was held in the Hamptons July 6-8. Over 40 fine arts painters, sculptures and photographers of excellence in quality and presentation gathered to thrill and inspire the public.

AMONG THE artists represented at the festival was Swedish-born, Washington-D.C. based artist Erica Eriksdotter (www.StudioEriksdotter.com) with her large flower paintings, bridal bouquets and bird portraits.

“THE HAMPTONS ARE so gorgeous, and you can’t help but feel creativity rushing through your veins as you view the brilliancy of these artists to the sound of the ocean in the background. It’s an honor to be a part of this fine arts caliber,” says Erica. “The response to my large colorful pieces was great, and I received some nice feedback on my new bird pieces I brought along as well, which is a new phase I’m exploring.”

Artist Erica EriksdotterArtist Erica Eriksdotter participated in the Amangansett Fine Arts Festival of the Hamptons July 6-8. 

Painting by artist Erica EriksdotterPainting by artist Erica Eriksdotter

Wikimania 2012 D.C.: Google Opening Reception held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday evening, July 11

Wikimania 2012 Google Opening Reception in Washington, D.C.Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales and Claudia Keller, Deputy Director of The Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C.

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, The Wikimedia Foundation & Wikimedia District of Columbia hosted Wikimania 2012 D.C.: Google Opening Reception at The Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday evening, July 11, 2012.This was the start of The International Wikimedia conference, and the event also showcased the World Digital Library (www.wdl.org), which aims to be available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

Wikimania 2012 Google Opening Reception in Washington, D.C.Lars Aronsson, Projekt Runeberg, and Cultural Counselor Kristina Rennerstedt of the Embassy of Sweden

SPEAKERS DURING the evening were Roberta Shaffer, Associate Librarian of Congress for Library Services; John Van Oudenaren, Director of the World Digital Library program; Pavel Richter, Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland; Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales; and Nicholas Michael Bashour, President, Wikimedia District of Columbia.

Wikimania 2012 Google Opening Reception in Washington, D.C.Nicholas Michael Bashour, President of Wikimedia District of Columbia (www.wikimediadc.org); Rhoda Septilici; Dr. Galina Komissarova, Science & Cultural Projects, The Russian Cultural Center; and Yury Zaytsev, Head of The Russian Cultural Center

Wikimania 2012 Google Opening Reception in Washington, D.C.Jakob Hammarb?k, Wikimedia Sverige; Axel Pettersson, Wikimedia Sverige; and Jan Ainali, Wikimedia Sverige

Wikimania 2012 Google Opening Reception in Washington, D.C.Erica Restich, Mentor Foundation USA (www.mentorfoundation.org)

Wikimania 2012 Google Opening Reception in Washington, D.C.Pavel Richter, Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland

Wikimania 2012 Google Opening Reception in Washington, D.C.Joseph Gottesman, Wharton School Club of Washington, D.C.; Eric Lowe, Fair Observer; and Ralph Winnie, Director, China Program, The Eurasia Center

Wikimania 2012 Google Opening Reception in Washington, D.C.President of Wikimedia District of Columbia Nicholas Michael Bashour addresses the guests at the opening reception.

Wikimania 2012 Google Opening Reception in Washington, D.C.Wikimania 2012 D.C.: Google Opening Reception held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday evening, July 11

Wikimania 2012 Google Opening Reception in Washington, D.C.Wikimania 2012 Google Opening Reception in Washington, D.C.

ACADEMY 2012 opens on Saturday evening at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.

ACADEMY 2012 opens on Saturday evening at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.Curator and exhibition founder Jamie Smith and painter Jason Ressler in front of his work “Dwell,” 2011-2012, mixed media on paper.

ACADEMY 2012 – Conner Contemporary Art’s 12th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by MFA/BFA students in the Washington/Baltimore area held its opening reception on Saturday evening, July 7 in Washington, D.C.

EXHIBITION FOUNDER and curator Jamie Smith, Ph.D. invited artists Selin Balci, Elliot Bryant, Aaron Canipe, Misha Capecchi, Josh Chance, Wesley Clark, Jennifer Coster, Zachary Goldman, Toym Imao, Brittany Law, Pablo Garcia Lopez, Ali Miller, Adam Nelson, Nara Park, Alexander Peace, Camden Place, Jason Ressler, Samuel Scharf, Ryan Carr Johnson, Heather Stratton and Ben Tolman to participate. The representing institutions are American University, Corcoran College of Art and Design, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art and University of Maryland.

ACADEMY 2012 opens on Saturday evening at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.Lauren Adkins, National Trust For Historic Preservation, and Roger Caruth, Cutlass & Cane Clothing Co.

THE EXHIBITION runs through August 18, 2012. Conner Contemporary Art is located at 1358 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002 in the Historic Atlas/H Street area. Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. Tel. 202-588-8750. For more information: www.connercontemporary.com.

ACADEMY 2012 opens on Saturday evening at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.“Altered” by Wesley Clark (2012)

ACADEMY 2012 opened on Saturday evening at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.ACADEMY 2012 opens at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.