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FLASH Continues this Week in Crystal City
FLASH Continues this Week in Crystal City

From Crystal City BID:

CRYSTAL CITY, VA— FLASH continues - the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) has partnered with FotoDC for a month of incredible imagery, parties and special events. Included in the month-long celebration are: FLASH: a month-long photo exhibit, Flickr FLASH: a photo contest and FLASH after DASH: parties that will take place after 5K Fridays, the springtime favorite race throughout Crystal City on Fridays staring this week on April 1 – details for all events are below.

March 17 – April 17, 2011
Mondays and Tuesdays: closed (available for private events)
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 5 PM – 10 PM
Fridays: 5PM - 11 PM; Saturdays: Noon – 11 PM; Sundays: Noon – 7 PM

FLASH will feature 250 photos, 55 photographers and a library of 150 photo books. The 12th and 13th floors of 2450 Crystal Drive will be transformed into a gallery of photography, featuring a multitude of new works. The expansive space will be split up into two locally curated shows, with space dedicated to individual photographers.

One of the exhibits features works selected by a high profile judging panel that chose 25 photographers to display five photos each (125 photos total). The high-profile judging panel included: Philip Brookman, chief curator and head of research at the Corcoran Gallery of Art; Avi Gupta, photo editor at U.S. News & World Report; Philippa Hughes, chief creative at Pink Line Project, Amanda Maddox, associate curator of photography and media arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Molly Roberts, photography editor at Smithsonian Magazine. The other exhibit features 30 photographers that were selected by a FotoDC panel of reviewers that includes another 125 works.

In addition to photography, the space will contain a lounge and bar where visitors can browse through top photography books from around the world. FLASH will represent a total photographic immersion featuring works from across the thematic spectrum - from documentary to fine art with every genre represented. The Washington Wine Academy will provide wine tastings too.

About FLASH after DASH
April 1, 8 and 15, 2011 after 6:30 PM 5K Race
FREE with a racing bib
Every Friday in April, the Crystal City BID in partnership with Pacers, hosts 5K Fridays – 5 kilometer race through the streets of Crystal City that starts at 6:30 PM. For the three Fridays that coincide with gallery hours of FLASH, runners will be invited to “FLASH after DASH: for an after party. Runners will be provided with a complimentary drink and enjoy the lounge atmosphere and photography exhibit.

About Flickr FLASH
April 1 and 8, 2011
FREE - No submission fee
A contest for photographers to submit their photos of 5K Fridays races on April 1 and 8. The photo contest winner will be announced at the 5K Friday race on Friday, April 15. Details on how to submit the photos are below. The Crystal City BID has teamed with ARLNow.com for the contest.

Information about all FLASH-related events

Info.: http://www.crystalcity.org/do/flash Where: 2450 Crystal Drive; Arlington, VA, 22202
Metro: Crystal City