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Sunday, April 01, 2012

5x5 Public Art Projects

1x1 by Office of Experiments
Now until April 3rd

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Transformer Gallery
1404 P Street, NW, Washington DC  

A relational art piece and emotional catalyst connecting visitors with tsunami victims. Office of Experiments' temporary lab space at Transformer acts as a center of activity: offering prints to visitors in exchange for a donation to tsunami charities and displaying 1000 vials - symbolic tears collected from Japan. Volunteers will pour drops from vials, numbered and trackable online, as offerings of remembrance onto cherry blossom trees across the city. Further performative interventions at federal and global media sites throughout DC will be announced at www.the1x1project.com

Curator: Steve Rowell



Ben Ashworth & Workingman Collective| Finding a Line @ CHAW
April 2, 4 & 6th

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street, SE, Washington DC 20003 

Ben Ashworth & Workingman Collective will work with Capitol Hill Arts Workshop spring break campers in the ongoing transformation of the public art space and skateboard park under I-295 adjacent to Garfield Park. For more information, please visit: chaw.org

Curator: Laura Roulet



1st Henry 'Box' Brown: Forever performance By Wilmer Wilson IV  
Thursday, April 5, 9:00 am-3:00pm

University of the District of Columbia
UDC Firebird Inn, Building 38, B Level

Though still a student at Howard University, Wilmer Wilson IV has already staged successful performances at Hillyer Art Space and the (e) merge art fair in the district. Wilson will create a suite of performances based on the historic 19th century figure Henry "Box" Brown, a slave from Richmond, Virginia (the artist's hometown), who mailed himself to freedom in the North by paying to be shipped in a crate. For Henry 'Box' Brown: FOREVER, Wilson will cover himself with three grades of postage stamps and walk into post offices, asking to be mailed.

Curator: Laura Roulet



Habitat for Artists
How Much? How Little? The Space to Create

THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave., SE Washington, DC 20020 

Habitat For Artists has built small, temporary, 6 by 6 foot art studios made from recycled and reclaimed materials to engage local artists and youth groups to take an active role in participating both inside and outside of the habitat.
 
 
5x5 Photo Competition

Photography is about freezing moments to take with us. Whether these images land on the pages of the family photo album or shared with the world on Facebook, our best photos tell a story without words. The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) would love for you to share your 5x5 moments with them. While scouting each of the installations, snap fun and creative photos with your phone, tablet or camera and upload to the ArtAround (app available for iPhone and Android), a comprehensive and interactive map of all the public art in the District.
 



D.C. COMMISSION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
5x5 PUBLIC ART PROJECT presented with the
NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

Questions? MaryBeth.Brown[at]dc.gov

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