Sunday, March 04, 2007

Training Back To DC

After wandering the massive labryrinth of exhibitors at ArtExpo NY this weekend, we hopped the train home today energized by the hustle bustle of the Megalopolis of New York City. I love vegan restaurants and we found the "Sacred Chow" in Greenwich Village last night to be a dreamy relaxing oasis after the anthill effect of the day. Plus, being the vegan dessert scout dejour, I was happy with the selections...triple velvet brownie and sticky date bread pudding were awesome and there were LOTS more to choose from. Please DC, let's have some more veggie restaurants!
A bonus.......coming to the Washington Convention Center on April 27-30, 2007 is artDC, an opportunity to see the DC art world in action and I DO MEAN ACTION. Get ready and put your favorite Art Fair shoes on. The Washington Convention Center is filled with a fabulous art collection of its own! And DC's top notch galleries are exhibiting with other prestigious international galleries. This is going to be a good one - not to be missed!

WHO: A select group of 80 art galleries, plus curators, collectors and connoisseurs from the art world, representing the four corners of the globe.

WHAT: artDC, the first modern and contemporary art fair in Washington, DC, will bring together international emerging and established galleries from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Galleries such as Galerie Marion Meyer from Paris, and Artcore/Fabrice Marcolini from Toronto, Red Star Gallery from Beijing and Shine Art Space from Shanghai as well as Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Westwood Gallery both from New York, Frey Norris Gallery from San Francisco, and Kunsthaus Santa Fe, San Miquel de Allende from Miami will join the strong showing of DC’s finest galleries that includes Conner Contemporary Art, Robert Brown Gallery, Douz & Mille, Curator’s Office and G Fine Art, and will establish artDC as one of the not-to-be-missed annual fairs.

artDC will emphasize special sections within the fair, from the cutting edge SLICE, where visitors can discover the hottest trends in the art market; China Focus, a curated exhibition of contemporary artists from Shanghai; to galleries that are presented in the context of New Media, installations that are reserved for digital and video art; Project Spaces, featuring large-scale sculptures and installations; and our unique Video Lounge & Bar that will feature video projects by regional artists participating in a local juried competition organized by artDC and Flashpoint. artDC is designed to be an exciting platform for a broad spectrum of contemporary art, while also paying homage to the modern collections that are the pillar of so many local institutions and exhibitions.
Many of the City’s museums and arts institutions will collaborate with artDC as part of an enriching education program and will include seminars, special tours and off-site activities throughout the four day fair. For more information, please log onto

WHEN: Friday, April 27th, 2007, 11:00am – 7:00pm (Free Admission Day)
Saturday, April 28th, 2007, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 29th, 2007, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Monday, April 30th, 2007, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Friday is a free admission day. Saturday – Monday general admission is $12, $9 for groups of10 or more and $6 for seniors and students.

WHERE: Washington Convention Center, Hall E
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

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