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Monday, September 21, 2015

Humanities Arts Technology (HATS) Fest Sponsored by HumanitiesDC/Art All Night



PUBLIC MURALS EAST OF THE RIVER
OLD AND NEW MURALS, MEET THE ARTISTS
Sept. 26, 9 pm--midnight

RISE Demonstration Center, 2730 Martin Luther King Ave., SE
Enter through Gateway DC, St. Elizabeths East, 2700 Martin Luther King Ave., SE, Washington, DC
Limited parking; accessible through public transportation: www.wmata.com

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DC Murals: Spectacle and Story, will showcase historic and new public murals in Wards 7 and 8 as part of the HumanitiesArtsTechnology (HAT) FEST sponsored by HumanitiesDC on September 26. Meet the artists and travel from cherished early murals celebrating African American accomplishments and life to the vibrant street art that is changing neighborhoods East of the River today. James Greggs, Founding Director of Sign of the Times Cultural Workshop and Gallery, will headline the program, and Cory Stowers, muralist and event moderator, will demonstrate a new interactive technology that permits viewers to access information about a mural through a free app. The event is part of Art All Night, a two-day celebration of creativity throughout the city.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION AND REFRESHMENTS.

*Funding for these grants is provided by St. Elizabeths East, Government of the District of Columbia, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development. The HAT FEST at St. Elizabeths will be presented in the RISE Center. Additional funding for the HAT FEST at St. Elizabeths is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Cafritz Foundation. The HAT FEST is presented by HumanitiesDC and THE ARC.


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