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T.C. Williams High School Performs Shakespeare

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Cindy Packard Richmond's "Food, Glorious Food"

Cindy Packard Richmond's "Food, Glorious Food"

For Cindy Packard Richmond, novelist and food writer turned painter, food has always been a central interest in her life. So when her creative passion grew to include the visual arts, it was only natural that she paint the subjects she wrote about for so many years. Richmond’s sweeping food-scapes are bursting with color, flavor, and an innovative perspective. Her solo exhibit, “Food, Glorious Food,” will be featured at The Art League Gallery, April 7 – May 2, 2011.

“I am drawn to the bulbous shapes of food: the sweeping curves, tightening spirals, rounded edges, plumply ovate and corpulent.” For Richmond, design is the key element in her work, followed by color. Her choice of what to paint is purely visual – it’s all about the composition, color, and the strong design elements that form as a result of a particular composition.

FLASH Continues this Week in Crystal City

FLASH Continues this Week in Crystal City

From Crystal City BID:

Mr. (Kevin) Smith Goes to Washington, DCIFF Wrap-Up

Mr. (Kevin) Smith Goes to Washington, DCIFF Wrap-Up

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 15, filmmaker Kevin Smith will be presenting his new film Red State at the Warner Theater. Smith, famous for comedic films like Clerks and Chasing Amy as well as being the quiet half of Jay and Silent Bob, departs from his usual humorous territory to dabble in horror. Red State centers around characters inspired by Westboro Baptist Church and its founder, Fred Phelps. Westboro Baptist has achieved national infamy for its controversial protests at the funerals of U.S. servicemen.

FREE TICKETS!! to The Blair Witch Project with director Ed Sanchez

FREE TICKETS!! to The Blair Witch Project with director Ed Sanchez

The DCIFF ends this Sunday March 13 with a showing of the Sundance cut of The Blair Witch Project with special guest, co-creator Ed Sanchez. And I can get you into the 7PM screening at Regal Gallery Place in Chinatown for FREE. PLUS, 50% off admission to the after party at Bar Louie with a complimentary drink and free food. If you're interested, click on my name up above to e-mail me with your name and the names any guests.

Torpedo Factory's Target Gallery and the March of Dimes celebrate March Madness

Torpedo Factory's Target Gallery and the March of Dimes celebrate March Madness

From the Torpedo Factory:

(Alexandria, VA) The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery and the March of Dimes are teaming up to raise money for both organizations in an exhibition fundraiser called March Madness. This is an exhibition of approximately 200 10x10-inch works of art. The work on exhibit includes Torpedo Factory and DC-area artists, as well as Alexandria’s T.C. Williams High School National Art Honor Society Students. It will be on display in the Target Gallery from March 17 – March 27. All work will be for sale for $100 with 10% of all sales being donated to the March of Dimes. In addition, a selection of the artworks will be “loaded” with hidden prizes, and a raffle will be held at the art party for additional prizes, all donated by local businesses. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money and awareness for the March of Dimes and the Target Gallery’s 2011 outreach programming.

Art League Exhibits Opening This Thursday: "Water Marks," "Carnivalé," and f11's "Room of Our Own"

Art League Exhibits Opening This Thursday: "Water Marks," "Carnivalé," and f11's "Room of Our Own"

Barry D. Lindley's Solo Exhibit "Water Marks"
Opening Reception this Thursday, Ma
rch 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at The Art League Gallery

Watercolorist Barry D. Lindley creates striking paintings portraying the effect water has on natural and man-made objects. Filled with both precision and fluidity, these works that are both “of and from water” invigorate the viewer with a sense of physicality and force. Lindley’s solo exhibit, "Water Marks," will be on display in The Art League Gallery, March 10 - April 4, 2011.