Thursday, February 17, 2011

Eco-art East of the River: Chispa DC This Thursday @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center

Chispa DC - Thursday @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Eco-art East of the River: Chispa DC  @ The Atlas Performing Arts Center presented by Sharon Burton on the topic Eco-art East of the River: Green Urbanism, Business and Art in Ward 7

February 17, 2011, 7:00 pm@ The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Atlas District, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC.

Chispa is a quarterly curated media mash-up for artists, organizers and change agents in the DC area to share what they’re thinking, dreaming and doing. The event features 8 – 10 people “who have the freedom to present anything they’re passionate about.” Chispa is an opportunity for cultural creatives to connect with each other and share what they love both in and outside of their own circles – theater, organization development, community organizing, etc.

Chispa is inspired by a presentation format that emerged in Japan as a way for architects to share their work: each speaker is limited to 20 images which automatically advance after 20 seconds. Variations of this format, called Pecha Kucha, have sprung up around the world.

Order of presentations...

1. the study of color from every angle - physics, art, biology, psychology and rainbows / albus cavus

2. voice of privilege, performance of power - black male feminism and spoken word / tony keith

3. eco-art east of the river - green urbanism, business and art in ward 7 / sharon burton


5. people’s history of DC - storytelling and the art of building community / danny harris

6. traveling to find home - the making of a one-woman show / margaux delotte-bennett

7. hip-hop improvisation - how freestyling can increase productivity/ christylez bacon

Chispa is a collaboration between Potomac Group, LLC and Spark Creativity, small organization development practitioners with deep roots in social justice and cultural creation. For more information about Chispa visit the website at

Intersections Art Festival
February 25 - March 13, 2011

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC

About Intersections Arts Festival

INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival premiered in February 2010 and attracted over 6000 patrons to the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The festival returns in February 2011 for nine days of multidisciplinary, curated performances celebrating art as an inspiration for conversation and connection. 

“We hope to create through the arts a place where we all can meet, bringing with us our past and our present, with our eyes set on what’s ahead. We will meet at a crossroads of multiple perspectives offered by over 400 artists of all ages, cultures and races. We will meet as audiences from every neighborhood in DC. From this intersection of people and place, an energy will be ignited — an energy that transforms. Our hope is that we will all go down roads we have not traveled before, and along the way, find new seeds for understanding about ourselves, our community and this richly-connected, ever-evolving place that is America.”
—Mary Hall Surface, Festival Artistic Director

For nine days over three weekends, more than 600 of Washington’s emerging and established artists will be featured in over 100 performances in the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s six intimate performance venues. Located in the heart of the burgeoning H Street corridor, the INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival celebrates the collaborative energy and spirit of Washington’s most talented and diverse arts scene.

For more information and to view a schedule of performances, visit

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