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Monday, March 30, 2009

CUTTING EDGE ART SHOW FOCUSES ON “CULTURE” THEME COMBINING ART, MUSIC, VIDEO & FASHION FOR FUNDRAISER

After a long hiatus, LACED returns to a new venue; upgrading the art to match the fun.

solSource presents:

LACED:
THE ART SHOW
EVOLUTION OF CULTURE
FRI 04.03.09

LACED, an event that combines art, fashion and music videos spun by VJs, was a centerpiece on Washington D.C.’s U Street corridor, as Washington Post deemed it a year ago as “one of the hippest nights on U Street”. After the party’s long hiatus since summer with the close of the Cue Bar, LACED returns brand new, and grown up at a new commercial location with an official art show by evening, party by night expanding its art loving crowd and welcoming back its party crowd. “I’m happy to provide another opportunity for our people who got used to LACED that offered a wide range of entertainment and cultural value,” affirms Brandon Felton, one half of event producers the solSource group, who are known more significantly for their Can A Sista Rock A Mic? Festival and newer Hip Hop Cinema Café series.

The return of their LACED event marks the beginning of a series that Felton calls “evolution of culture”, noting Obama has been an inspiration on uniting all walks of life, adding “art never fails to unite, and you can’t stereotype it.” This new series occurring monthly is curated by Jonathan Sears, a University of Maryland alum and artist.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday April 3rd , patrons will have the opportunity to view paintings, photography, sculpture and more from some of D.C.’s hottest emerging fine and street artists. In addition, attendees can dance to DJ Adrian Loving on one level, or view art to live classical Carnatic music played by world traveling Indian violinist Rangashree Varadarajan and local DJ Vshal Kanwar, who will accompany her on with the tabla, an Indian percussion instrument. A fashion show will also occur with local fashion designers and stylists, with complimentary wine and champagne for guests.

Thematically exploring the EVOLUTION OF CULTURE, with artworks by MAHWISH CHISTY, BILLY COLBERT, PRISCILLA DE LIMA-LEDESMA, SHAUNTE GATES, BRANDON HILL, CHARLES JEAN-PIERRE, ELLINGTON ROBINSON

Live installation by ANIEKAN UDOFIA

Curated by JONATHAN SEARS

Fashion exhibition by DANA AYANA GREAVES
Additional stylings by L'RAI ARTHUR-MENSAH
Classical Carnatic music by RANGASHREE VARADARAJAN (Violin/Vocals) & V:SHAL KANWAR (Tabla)
Video by VIDEOKILLERS
also with music by DJ ADRIAN LOVING & DJ I-WAH

Complimentary wine & champagne by BAREFOOT
Complimentary beer by RED STRIPE
Partial proceeds donated to LIFE PIECES TO MASTERPIECES
Sponsored by WASHINGTON CITYPAPER

@ GRAND OPENING OF
WISCONSIN OVERLOOK
2136 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Parking in rear | 3 floors + rooftop

Admission for the LACED Art Show from 6-10 p.m. is $10, and the LACED Party is $20 beginning at 10 p.m.

Limited space, RSVP strongly encouraged

ALL ART FOR SALE. BUYERS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

For more information on LACED
http://www.solsource.org or Facebook “LACED”

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