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A Preview of Spaces 1, 2 & 3 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 1, 2 & 3 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the First of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers' vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.

Fashion Fights Poverty Hosts 'Dress Responsibly' Gala on March 31

Fashion Fights Poverty Hosts 'Dress Responsibly' Gala on March 31

From NiceShoesNoDrama.com

Once again, Fashion Fights Poverty unites fashion and the global fight against poverty. This time, Fashion Fights Poverty hosts its 7th Annual Gala featuring a fashion show and presentation by several visionary eco/ethical designers.

A Shelter Animal’s Perspective

The following information was sent to us by Katherine Zenzano:

I wanted to share with you a one-day “volunteer recruitment” project that was so personally profound and striking, it brought tears to my eyes and to the eyes of many of our staff.  It gave me deep insight into the experience of our shelter animals from their perspective.  Images from these videos cross my mind often. Even daily.  

In the first video you see the dark silhouette of a cat as she sits in her cage.  She takes a moment to eat from her bowl, then surveys the outside of her cage, and then as if she suspects she is being watched she glances back towards her litter box.  She stands to reveal a stub of a tail and looks around as seconds go by…slowly. She hears the faint sound of simulated birds chirping in the background along with the occasional faint tease of human chatter and movement.

Click here for the video.

1 House, 23 Designers, 37 Days, 1 Great Cause

1 House, 23 Designers, 37 Days, 1 Great Cause

 

DC Design House Announces 2012 Designers

DC Design House committee members including designer liaison Taylor Wells, Jean Seline and Karen Beiley along with designers David Mitchell, Skip Sroka, Nancy Colbert and Anne Lambeth recently announced the designers selected for the 5th Annual DC Design House at 4951 Rockwood Parkway, NW, Washington, DC, benefiting Children’s National Medical Center.

The designers along with rooms they’ll be designing in the order of the flow of the tour are below:

Space 1 outside entry – Blake Dunlevy & Gina Benincasa of D&A Dunlevy Landscape Architecture (Barnesville MD)

Space 2 foyer and staircase - Matthew Moore of John Matthew Moore Fine Art (McLean VA) 

Students and Faculty Shine at Art League Student/Faculty Show

Students and Faculty Shine at Art League Student/Faculty Show

For a brief period of time following the epic Patrons’ Show fundraiser each year, The Art League Gallery walls belong to the students and faculty of The Art League School.  The walls and pedestals are filled with pieces created over the past year by current students, with a special section of the gallery reserved for faculty works. Paintings, drawings, printmaking, stained glass, jewelry, ceramics, pottery, fiber, mosaics, sculpture, and more are placed throughout the gallery, giving viewers a glimpse into the creativity that takes place throughout the many classrooms. The exhibit is up through this Sunday, March 4.

The Art League Gallery
(located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center)
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-1780
www.theartleague.org

Gallery Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Open Thursdays until 9pm
Sundays, 12noon-6pm

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Faculty Art Show at NOVA-Woodbridge

Faculty Art Show at NOVA-Woodbridge

 

NOVA-Woodbridge art professors display talents

Kelley Proxmire and Leah Moss share high-low design tips at Apartment Therapy’s Design Evening

Kelley Proxmire and Leah Moss share high-low design tips at Apartment Therapy’s Design Evening

Shop owners Jill Martin and Judith Carrig also participated in this monthly gathering of design enthusiasts. Bonus: Proxmire and Moss suggest time and money saving holiday design tips below.