A person who appears to be ambling aimlessly, but is secretly in search of adventure.


Good times at the 'horn

WL ART TV: Hirshhorn After Hours from Washington Life Magazine on Vimeo.

Good times at the 'horn! Washington Life documents the fun.

Washington Color School alive and well?

Is the Washington "Color School" alive and well? Find out what Emily Lyons of Washington Spaces magazine says HERE.

Another awesome special offer for fans of The Pink Line Project!

$10 off tickets to this benefit concert:

The Dunes Presents: "Rock as Ammunition," a benefit concert for two amazing non-profit organizations that appreciate the positive impact music education can have on young girls and boys: Girls Rock! DC and Guitars not Guns

4 great rock bands: Tennis System, Shapiro, Memphis 59 and Spring Tigers

1 great DJ: DJ Doc Rok performing a a 4 turntable mash-up of iconic rock and hip hop

All at the beautiful new North Hall at Eastern Market: JUST 1 BLOCK FROM THE EASTERN MARKET METRO!!!

$20 at the door, cash bar, free food, proceeds going to each charity

**Advance tickets highly recommended at http://rockasammunition.eventbrite.com/**
Use discount code: hoogrrl09 for $10 off

Must be 18 or older!!







DC arts commission Art Salon. Tonight!

Seeking to uphold Sargent’s notion of the necessity of dialogue in an artistic community, DCCAH is hosting its monthly Art Salon at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Tonight, join visual artists Brandon Hill, Aniekan Udofia, Tim Conlon and Chanel Compton along with musicians Maureen Andary and Kev. O as they react and interact with the Corcoran’s two current exhibits, Sargent and the Sea and Edward Burtynsky: Oil. This month’s Art Salon will be curated by Peter Chang and Shyree Mezick. All artists will be contributing original music and pieces of work to this Art Salon, a juxtaposition of the old and new that you don’t want to miss!

Date: Thursday, October 29

Time: 6:30-9:00 pm

Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art

500 17th Street NW

Washington, DC 20006

RSVP: dccahevents@gmail.com

Anything pink rocks!

Find out why this bunny is one of the 20 *least* important people in the art world HERE!


Great exhibit: Brian Jungen at the National Museum of the American Indian

Terrific exhibit: Brian Jungen's "Strange Comfort" at the National Museum of the American Indian. Read more about it HERE.

Yet another special offer for fans of The Pink Line Project

Another fabulous offer for fans of The Pink Line Project: 1/2 price tickets for tomorrow's (Thursay, Oct 29) City Dance Ensemble performance at the Kennedy Center.


Thursday, October 29, 2009 • 7:30pm
Terrace Theater • The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street NW • Washington, DC

On the heels of CityDance's tours to the Middle East and Chile, Latitude brings choreographers from around the world to the DC stage for an evening of contemporary dance that knows no boundaries.

Pairing dances from up-and-coming choreographers Rachel Erdos of Israel and Alex Neoral of Brazil with works by leading choreographers from the United States, Latitude reveals that the origins and intersects of art are only a matter of degree.

Mattress Suite by Larry Keigwin
Scorched by Kate Weare
Alma by Rachel Erdos
Pathways by Alex Neoral
Thirst by Christopher K. Morgan

"CityDance Ensemble dazzled an overflow audience during Amman's third annual modern dance festival...the performance left the audience yelling for more." (U.S. Embassy in Jordan)


To take advantage of this special offer, call the Kennedy Center at 202.467.4600 • Toll Free: 800.444.1324 • TTY: 202.416.8524 and mention "pinkline" to receive your 50% discount.

Fixation - photography + music + usual beverage + portraits

Last November, Ten Miles Square and the Pink Line Project presented the photography exhibit "Fixation" at Fight Club, which drew over 700 people on opening night, not to mention coverage from the Washington Post both before and after the show.

This year, "Fixation" moves to H Street, NE! But we'll still feature awesome photographers who document DC's subcultures. Along with great live music and lots of the usual beverage. Skater's welcome!

Saturday, November 7
6 to 10 PM
@ The new Industry Gallery at 1358 Florida Avenue, NE
(upsatirs from Conner Contemporary and around the corner from Rock and Roll Hotel and other H Street fun spots!)

6-9 PM Music by Yoko K!
7:30 PM ayyoko confidential
9:00 PM Suspicious Package (recently mentioned in Spin magazine!)

Portrait photographs:
Have your portrait taken by photographer Tracy Clayton in front of a specially commissioned backdrop created by fab artist Cory Oberndorfer.

Awesome "Fixation" photographers:
Aziz Yazdani
Drew McDermott
Angela Kleis
Pat Padua
Karon Flage
Joshua Yospyn
Amit Mehta
Nicole Aguirre
Jay Westcott

Celebrate DC's newest art center with:
*An opening of Koen Vanmechelen's "Cosmopolitan Chicken Project (DC)" at one of DC's top contemporary art galleries Conner Contemporary.
*G Fine Art's new space on the same block.
*A first look at the home of the new Industry Gallery, a contemporary design exhibition space.

$10 suggested donation.

$2 tall-boy PBR drink special at the Rock & Roll Hotel if you wear our wrist band.

Awesome beer sponsor: PBR!

Awesome event sponsor: Scion!

Michael Jordan is the Gauguin of Basketball

Rafael Valero writes about Adam Gopnik's recent talk at The Phillips Collection about moral luck and how it plays out in success as an artist. Read it HERE.


Another special offer for fans of The Pink Line Project

Fans of The Pink Line Project receive a $10 discount to the House Party at Flashpoint on Friday. More info about the party HERE. Email me for the discount code word.

A costume party in conjunction with the exhibition House, Andrew Wodzianski’s paintings that lift imagery from William Castle’s b-movie horror flick from 1959, "House on Haunted Hill." Don your best costume, get down with DJs Sharkey & Smudge and sip on non-stop PBR at House Party. TICKETS $20; $25 DAY-OF PURCHASE ONLINE. Buy tickets on-line HERE.

Become a fan of The Pink Line Project on Facebook so you never miss another awesome discount again!


Out with the beige, in with the pink!

Emily Lyons wrote a really really nice piece about me for Washington Spaces magazine. A sign of a great writer: we talked for a long time but she had to capture the essence of our conversation in only a few paragraphs. She killed it!
Living space, she says, should “reflect who you are, your values, what you find important.” Visitors should see evidence of personality, of minds at work when they drop by, rather than being mired in predictable pleasantries. Anything less, Hughes says, would undermine the present.
Read the rest of the article HERE.

Performance art space and lounge in London that changes all the time

Shunt is a roving performance art space and lounge that is currently housed under the London Bridge tube stop. Find out more about it HERE.


Buy more stuff

Find out how to buy nifty museum gift shop merchandise, like the Jeff Koons beach towel above, without actually having to visit the museum HERE.

A new movie that pokes fun at contemporary art


Many conceptual artists can't draw

Will conceptual artists like Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons stand the test of time, or will they just make a lot of money and be forgotten as important artists? More on this question HERE.

Taking time off is critical to creativity

Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali.


City Dance Ensemble!

Design Week with Fabian Bernal

Fabian Bernal on Design Week DC Educational Lecture Series from Vincent Gallegos on Vimeo.

Art critics skewer Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst was skewered by the art critics for a recent show of paintings. Do the reviews matter? Find out HERE.


An awesome art experience

I don't know if food is art but I know that experiences can be art. Like this one at the Art Home, a temporary restaurant atop the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Read about it HERE.


Washington Life television at the Red Bull Art of Can opening

WL ART TV: Opening of Red Bull 'The Art of Can' from Washington Life Magazine on Vimeo.

Nice video from Washington Life of the Red Bull Art of Can opening reception. The exhibit runs through October 19 at Union Station. Check it out!

Video of panel discussion with realist painters

Video of Public Panel Discussion with the Artists of New Realisms at Georgetown University

Guest panelists:

Dorothy Kosinski, Director, Phillips Collection
Vesela Sretenovic, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Phillips Collection
Alison Hilton, Professor of Art History, Georgetown University
Moderator: Martin Irvine

This event was co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s graduate program in Communication, Culture & Technology and the Department of Art and Art History.

NEW REALISMS: A New Generation of Contemporary Realist Painters
September 12 through October 24, 2009

Edward del Rosario
Adam Stennett
Nicola Verlato
Barnaby Whitfield
Eric White

@IRVINE CONTEMPORARY, 1412 14th Street, NW

A Public Panel Discussion With the Artists of New Realisms from CCT Program on Vimeo.


Arting around in London and Paris

The Pink Line Intern Project.

Frieze panel discussion of whether art is elitist

Is art elitist? Read more HERE.


Turner Prize Short List

Turner Prize at the Tate Britan. Go HERE!


Free art at an art fair? Unpossible!

You can get free art at the "Free Art Fair" in London this week. What? Find out how HERE.


Invest in public art projects

A really creative idea for funding public art projects HERE.


Washington is cool and smart!

Really nice article in the November issue of Town & Country magazine about how cool and arty DC has become. I'm so excited that I have the opportunity to be part of what I think is a smart and rising art scene. Thanks Annie Groer for writing a really awesome piece that highlights the best in DC art and culture. And great photography by Miki Duisterhof. Somehow, she captured Ralphie in the perfect pose! Unfortunately, the article is not on-line but I might have a few copies laying around if you want to take a look. :)

Thank you to friend and stylist Indrid Elmore for pulling together this amazing outfit and to great friend and all around awesome gal Tiffany Rose Goodyear for doing my makeup and hair. They really came through for me!

Anne Truitt at the 'horn

A lesson in how you know when you're in the presence of great art at the Anne Truitt exhibit, which opened last week at the Hirshhorn. Read more HERE.

Jumping up and down is fun!

My theatrical debut! from Philippa Hughes on Vimeo.

For those of you who missed my theatrical debut last week, here it is!


Art + Music + Hula Hoops at "Creative Briefs" party in Rosslyn tomorrow night!

Great art and music tonight from 8 to 11 PM in Rosslyn! And no cover charge! More info HERE.

And the winners are...

Image: Bisnow.

My good pal Adrian Loving and I got to host and announce the winners at the Red Bull Art of Can opening on Thursday. Fun night! The 56 finalists in the contest to make works inspired by the Red Bull are on display. I am still amazed at some of the creativity and amount of work that went into making these pieces. The exhibition of finalists will be displayed in the center atrium in Union Station until October 19. And while you're there, purchase a Red Bull from one of the Wings Girls. Proceeds from sales will go to one of my favorite organizations, Life Pieces to Masterpieces, which changes the lives of boys and young men in DC through art.

Image: Tracy Clayton for The Couch Sessions.

The winners!

1st Place: Kathryn Beale, "Common Ground"

2nd prize: Thomas David Fesperman, "Great Bull Cubed"

3rd prize: Bryan Lawson, "Taurus in the Rye?"


CityDance Ensemble is great!

Obamas select contemporary art for the White House

What does your art collection say about who you are? Read HERE for some opinions on what the Obamas' choices say about them.

Washington Post gallery reviews

Exhibits by Nekisha Durrett, Jose Ruiz, and Jefferson Pinder were reviewed in today's Washington Post. Read it HERE!


Lesson learned from Philip Trager artist talk

Photographer Philip Trager spoke at the National Building Museum and I learned a good lesson. Read more HERE.


Meat Poem at Pink Panel

You missed Brad Chriss' "Meat Poem" at the recent Pink Panel @ Flashpoint? HERE it is!


Red Bull Art of Can feature on Fox teevee

This morning on Fox teevee!

Art stimulates economic activity

How do the arts stimulate economic activity? Find out HERE.

DC convention center public art project

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities public art project at the convention center. More about it HERE.


Fundraiser theatre tonight!

Hope Operas tonight, featuring ME in "20,000,000 Breaststrokes to Earth" as .... a trampolinist. Please come to Miss Pixie's tonight at 8pm to see me jump around on stage. More info HERE.

Studio Visit: Kristina Bilonick

A studio visit with awesome Kristina Bilonick HERE!


Michigan ArtPrize turns art world on end

The city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is allowing the public to vote on the winner of the ArtPrize. Read more about it HERE.


20,000,000 Breast Strokes to Earth

Don't miss my theatrical debut when I make a guest appearance (two lines!) in this drag outer space romp!

This fall some of the DC theatre community’s top professionals are joining together to give back to the community at large by producing Hope Operas. Hope Operas are five serialized shows that will run for six weeks. Each week each show will present a 15-minute episode ending in a cliffhanger and each show is raising money for a local charity. The audience will vote for their favorite serial and moneys will be distributed according to popularity with the most popular serial getting the most money for their charity etc.

Hope Operas

Monday, October 5

8:00 PM

@Miss Pixie’s Backroom Palace

1626 14th St., N.W.

Admission: $10

Benefits The Mautner Project

More info HERE.

Reserve seat by emailing hopeoperas@gmail.com

Pay at door.

Art is inspiring and terrifying!

Read more about Ed Burtynsky's terrifying photographs of oil HERE.

Artist Mark Jenkins strikes again

Mark Jenkins caused quite a stir with his latest art installation called "Sleepers." Read more about it HERE.