Thursday, May 10, 2007

Come Paint the Town Saturday

Come out and paint the street this Saturday!!

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Painting the Town 2007
Stripe Street Painting on 8th Street
between D and E streets

Saturday, May 12th
6:00am – 7:00pm
Dedication 12:00 – 12:30pm

Come and help paint 8th Street!

In May 1987, the Corcoran School of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum collaborated to paint a giant color stripe scheme on 8th Street NW between D and E in honor of Gene Davis, an important artist of the color field movement and former Corcoran faculty member. Mokha Laget, long time studio assistant to Gene Davis, designed the project. Now 20 years later, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in collaboration with the Corcoran plan to recreate the 1987 project as an homage to Gene Davis with Mokha Laget as the lead artist for this project once again. She has created an alternative scheme much closer in color, rhythm, musicality and lyricism to Gene Davis’ paintings.

8th Street will be Closed
Friday, May 11th, noon – 7:00pm
Saturday, May 12th, 6:00am – 7:00pm
Access to The Lansburgh garage will be maintained

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
410 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC

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