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


Video highlights from Salon Contra with Andrew Wodzianski

Video highlights from the ever controversial Salon Contra. This time with Andrew Wodzianski via Skype and artist Kathryn Cornelius. HERE.


Video highlights from Cherry Blast! http://ow.ly/1E5vR.


Project: Arbor Day (A Cherry Blossom Soiree)

Thursday, April 29
6-11 PM
@ District
2473 18th Street NW (Adams Morgan)

Project Arbor Day brings the constant unknown of nature into a creative power on canvas, visualizing the mystery and harmony that exists between man and nature. Ten local artists have united to do cherry blossom artwork to raise funds to restore and revitalize the damaged trees on the National Mall. All proceeds from this event benefit The Trust for the National Mall: www.NationalMall.org.


$20 - General Admission Tickets ($30 at the Door)
$50 - VIP Tickets (Includes access to VIP section for premium open bar, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres and a special goodie bag)



Mural Painting on Thursday!

Come express your support for the voting rights in DC by painting your own voting hand on large mural. The mural is located in the parking lot of Rhode Island Ave Shopping Center (615 Rhode Island Ave, NE, Washington DC) in walking distance from Rhode Island Metro on red line. The mural jam will start at 4pm on Thursday, April 29. We will b there until 8pm. It is an ongoing work of art and we expect to work on it for a couple of weeks. Join in!

Read more about the “Give Me a Vote!” project and contact us if interested in participating.

Donate to Capital Pride!

Capital Pride would like to invite you to be an important part of the special 2010 Pride celebration.

For the first time, we are organizing a silent auction as part of the ten day long celebration from June 4 – 13, 2010. This fundraiser will take place at our 35th Anniversary Gala commemorating Capital Pride's 35th Birthday, 1975-2010 - "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet!" The Party will include a reception, silent auction, and Art for Pride donation show. We are looking for a variety of works of art, experiences, services and goods to make our first silent auction a successful one!

This event will take place at the fabulous Donovan House in Thomas Circle on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010. Amid a backdrop of lively Jazz music and beautiful design, guests will join us in perusing numerous packages and works of art available to the highest bidder. After a short speaking program welcoming the crowd, we'll move up to the roof deck for a casual night of lounging and dancing under the stars to the music of "DC's Best DJ," Keenan Orr! There will be a cash bar and light appetizers.

Please join us in making this exciting, new addition to our line-up a promising event for years to come! Your gift will not only make a critical impact in the lives of clients but you will also receive a wide range of recognition among our many supporters. Your donation will garner:

  • A listing in our annual Pride Guide (if received by May 3rd), available at over 550 distribution locations around the DC metropolitan area;
  • A listing on our webpage at www.CapitalPride.org, which received 3,247 visits PER DAY during Capital Pride 2009;
  • A listing on the event invitation;
  • Inclusion in our event program; and
  • A tax deduction for the value of your donation.
To easily register and donate, click here: Capital Pride Auction Donation Form


Pushing the boundaries of an art experience

Kate Mattingly reports on an art experience by CausalityLabs at Katzen HERE.


Have you seen this painting?

Have you seen this painting? Looking for its current owner to find out if it can be borrowed for a huge retrospective show featuring the best artists from the last many years of DC's storied art history.

It's called "Last Washington Painting" by Alan Sonneman. A collector named Marc Moyens originally owned it but later sold it, and there is no record of who bought it from him.

Email me HERE if you have any clues as to its whereabouts. Thanks!

video highlights and a report on Salon Contra with Clarke Bedford

Ellyn Weiss writes about last week's Salon Contra with Clarke Bedford and Laura Roulet HERE.

(Video highlights too!)

Reading this Sunday!

Kerry Reichs
Leaving Unknown
Author Event
Sunday April 25, 2010
2:00 PM

Barnes & Noble
Clarendon Market Commons
2800 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22201

Here's a link to the B&N posting:

And here's a blurb on the book:

“Mixing humor with tender moments, Reichs creates an enjoyable journey with wonderful writing and likable characters.”
—Library Journal

Sweet Lips, Tennessee . . . Toad Suck, Arkansas . . . Okay, Oklahoma . . . Truth or Consequences, New Mexico . . . Maeve Connelly's epic road trip is taking her through every colorfully named tiny town in America on her way to the far less imaginatively named Los Angeles, California. With her foulmouthed cockatiel, Oliver, her only companion, Maeve's heading way off the beaten track with little money and a load of painful baggage she wants to leave behind. But when her beloved rattletrap, "Elsie," breaks down outside Unknown, Arizona, she finds herself taking a much longer rest stop than she anticipated.

The only mechanic in the vicinity is on an indefinite walkabout, so Maeve's in for the long haul—and she'll need to find two jobs to pay for Elsie's eventual repair. But she's starting to feel strangely at home among the quirky denizens of Unknown—especially around her new bookstore owner boss—so Maeve is seriously considering saying good-bye to Hollywood for good . . . if she can keep her past troubles from coming to light.

From Kerry Reichs, author of The Best Day of Someone Else's Life, comes a poignant and very funny new novel about finding yourself after finding yourself in the middle of nowhere.


Cabaret [re]ReVoltaire

Washington Project for the Arts and The Pink Line Project
present Cabaret [re]ReVoltaire
curated by Alberto Gaitán.

Join us for four evenings of art, poetry and performances. Cabaret [re]Revoltaire celebrates the historic Cabaret ReVoltaire series that was presented by WPA in 1992.

Cabaret events will take place in the courtyard at Gallery O/H, @ 1354 H Street, NE.

Night 1: May 10, 2010, 6:30 - 9:30pm (doors at 6:00pm)
dinner style seating, food and drink available for purchase
ticket price: $20 (50 available tickets)

EMCEE: B. Stanley
HOUSE BAND: Kid Congo Powers
Performances by: Quique Aviles, Michael Horsley, Maida Withers,
Lee August Praley, and Silvana Straw.
Videos by: Anarchy in the Kitchen, Ayo Okunseinde and original footage of Cabaret Re-Voltaire from 1992

Food from Biergarten!

click here to buy tickets!!
(tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable)

Check back HERE for info about the May 17, 24, and 31 performance schedule.

Last change to buy tickets!!

Last chance to buy tickets!
Our annual wine tasting benefit is this Monday, April 26 at 6:30pm
We hope to see you there.

Tickets, $50: To order, click here
If you would like to pay by check, please send payment to
3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

Free tickets!

You can win a chance at two pairs of free tickets to a performance by Ron K. Brown and Evidence, a dance company at the Harman Center.

Email us HERE by noon on Tuesday, April 27, to enter for a chance win.

We also have 5 pairs of free tickets to the Washington National Opera's "Marriage of Figaro".

Email us HERE by noon on Tuesday, April 27, to enter for a chance win.

A chat with Félix Angel

A Pink Noise chat with Félix Angel, the director and curator of the IDB Cultural Center and winner of the Mayor's Arts Award for Visionary Leadership in the Arts HERE.


Check out The New Creatives THIS weekend!

The New Creatives: A Collaborative Launch Party

Meet artists, photographers, illustrators & animators as we celebrate new local talent, including our web design studio, VGDA Design. Participants include Apt3 Photography & The Duke & The Duck.

Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105074232864542&ref=ts

The first 200 people to RSVP to "The New Creatives" will receive a gift bag along with coupons for exciting design and photo services! http://newcreatives.eventbrite.com/

Featuring esteemed DC artists Joan Belmar and Victoria F. Gaitán with emerging artists Sean Duncavage, Elizabeth Graeber, Jennifer Jeremias and Katie Schuler.

Special Guest: Philippa Hughes of The Pink Line Project.

Music brought to you by Less Talking, More Dancing (LTMD) and DJ Sweetie Pie.

This event made possible with the exceptional support of ReadysetDC and No Kings Collective.

czech fresh design

My ongoing quest to find cool arty stuff in unusual places has rubbed off on Pink Line Project correspondent Kate Mattingly! Read about her recent visit to see an exhibit of new Czech design at the embassy HERE.


Remember back to Cherry Blast from 2009?

Joshua Yospyn of Worn Magazine takes a trip to Anacostia for their art walk, and checks out Pink Line Project's 2009 Cherry Blast space. Take a look HERE.


Mike Weber's new show at Longview opens Thursday

Mike Weber's show at Longview opens on Thursday. Tara Heuser got a preview of it HERE.


I like discomforting art

Art can cause discomfort. That's a good thing. Find out why HERE.

Hemerlein at SOVA tonight

I've got a music crush on Matt Hemerlein. He'll be at SOVA tonight at 9 with his cello! More info HERE.


No Impact Man - Earth Day Film & Reception

April 22nd at 6:15pm & 8pm

@ AED Globe Theater (Formerly Visions)
1927 Florida Avenue, NW

FILM INTRODUCED: by Gillian Caldwell of 1Sky.org!

DIRECTED BY: Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein

STARRING: Colin Beavan, and Michelle Conlin

Author Colin Beavan, in research for his next book, began the No Impact Project. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no long avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin leaves behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption…no problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two year-old daughter are dragged into the fray. Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein's film provides a front row seat into the experiment that became a national fascination and media sensation as well as an intriguing inside look at the familial strains and strengthened bonds that result from Colin's and Michelle's struggle with their radical lifestyle change.

The New Creatives!!

The New Creatives: A Collaborative Launch Party!

Meet artists, photographers, illustrators and animators as we celebrate new local talent, including our web design studio, VGDA Design. Participants include Apt3 Photography and The Duke & The Duck Productions.

Featuring esteemed DC artists Joan Belmar and Victoria F. Gaitán with emerging artists Sean Duncavage, Elizabeth Graeber, Jennifer Jeremias and Katie Schuler.

Special Guest: Philippa Hughes of The Pink Line Project.

Music by DJ Sweetie Pie brought to you by Less Talking, More Dancing (LTMD).

The first 200 people to RSVP on Eventbrite will receive a gift bag along with coupons for exciting design and photo services! (You'll get a nifty name badge, too!)

Count yourself in! RSVP at: http://newcreatives.eventbrite.com/

This event made possible with the exceptional support of ReadysetDC and No Kings Collective.


Hapi Hapi Hour pictures

Pictures from hapi Hapi Hour at The Textile Museum HERE.

Raise Your Hand to Demand Rights for DC!

The Give Me A Vote project puts a spotlight on the struggle for DC voting rights with public art that inspires discourse on democracy. Raise your hand and demand voting rights for Washington, DC! We aim to attract the attention of and promote action from DC residents who support DC democracy.

Raise Your Hand - Join in by creating your own art.
Become a part of the movement, let us know what DC voting rights mean to you. Join the artists in creating public art around the city. Contact us for details on how you or your group can get involved.

Join us today at 11:30am at Dupont Circle for the launch of the project and the first stencil making party. The project will be active for at least a month.

Use DC Vote's educational resources to advocate for full congressional voting rights for DC residents. www.dcvote.org is designed to help you advocate for DC voting rights.

Sunday Circus!

Its time again for another edition of The Sunday Circus, and this month we will be hosted by Hamiltonian Gallery right at 14th and U St., NW!

The Fridge is currently consumed by Mark Jenkins and Tim Conlon's collaboration, "Black on Black." Be sure to stop by and see the show—its well worth the trip! We look forward to returning to our home at The Fridge in May!

This month’s show features Mike Rossman, Elizabeth Croydon, Katy Nielsen, Saurabh Tak, Andrew Brunt, Peggy Brennan, Maureen Andary, and Sheldon Scott. With Your Circus Syndicate: Soohan, Alexa Grey and Jeramie Bellmay

Please Note that the April Circus will take place at:
1353 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

with a SIDESHOW at Marvin immediately following the Circus!

The Gallery is just blocks from the U St.-Cardoza Metro Station, and steps away from the intersection of 14th and U streets!

Tickets are $12 or $10 for those who DRESS FOR THE CIRCUS! Cash only at the door. The Show begins at 6:17 PM, and Doors open at 5:17 PM. As always, this show is recommended for ages 17 and above.


What is pink noise?

Pink Noise: between randomness and order. How does this apply to art collcting? Find out HERE.


Spaces still available for tomorrow night's Salon Contra

Still a few spaces left for Salon Contra with visual artist Clarke Bedford. He'll perform a piece and then discuss his current exhibition at Hillyer with curator Laura Roulet.

Salon will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13 from 7 to 9 PM. Location will be emailed to you after you RSVP.

RSVP here!

Salon Contra video highlights

Video highlights from Salon Contra with A.B. Miner and Veronica Jackson HERE.

Art inspired by jazz

Art inspired by jazz at 87Florida. read more about it HERE.


Art and science intersect

Kate Mattingly writes about the new Eadweard Muybridge exhibit that opens tomorrow at the Corcoran HERE.


Only 31 advance tickets left for Hapi Hapi Hour at Textile Museum tomorrow! http://ow.ly/1wciW

It's not NYC but it was a scene in DC

Learn more HERE about DC's colorful art scene history with a story by Ellen Berlow about William Willis whose show opens today at Hemphill.

Sunday Circus!

Join magician David London for a monthly celebration of live arts.

The Sunday Circus features a diverse and changing set of performing artists– from the traditional variety arts, to song, dance, spoken word, experimental performance, and that which cannot be defined. Each monthly show is a voyage into the world of DC’s hidden talent, and will also showcase occasional out of town special guests.

Sunday, April 18

* Mike Rossman
* Elizabeth Croydon
* Katy Nielsen
* Saurabh Tak
* Andrew Brunt
* Peggy Brennan
* Maureen Andary
* Sheldon Scott

With Your Circus Syndicate: Soohan, Alexa Grey and Jeramie Bellmay

Please Note that the April Circus will take place at:
1353 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

with a SIDESHOW at Marvin immediately following the Circus!

We will return to our home at The Fridge in May!

Tickets: $12
or $10 for those who DRESS FOR THE CIRCUS!
Cash at Door

Show begins at 6:17 PM
Doors open at 5:17 PM

Recommended for ages 17 and above

More information: HERE.

AAC's Annual Wine Tasting Benefit at Restaurant Vero

Tickets, $50: To order, click here
If you would like to pay by check, please send payment to 3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

Calling DC Artists: Real Art DC

The Washington Post is looking to discover the Washington region's newest talents. Whether you work in photography, sculpture, watercolor, or other media we want to see your art. Simply upload images of your artworks and provide the artist name, title, year of completion, as well as any relevant contact information (Web site, gallery, etc.) All art will be entered in this competition. See contest rules HERE.

Flash Mobs!

This year's Dance Is The Answer includes Flash Mobs, a world-wide phenomenon that has busted into being in the last few years. With the coming of age of viral videos and social networking, YOU have the opportunity to learn and perform a dance! Dance/MetroDC, in collaboration with several hundred dancers and choreographers, will hold live rehearsals and post youtube videos of each dance. Participate in one, two or all seven Flash Mob dance performances populating the Metro DC area during this year's Dance Is The Answer - April 15 - May2, 2010!
For more information, go HERE.

Where in the world does your wine come from?

The Telluride Wine Festival, Center for Wine Origins and SCHILLING studio Gallery are pleased to announce the Where in the World Does Your Wine come from?” Nationwide Poster Challenge and Art Exhibition. The challenge seeks to discover artists and designers who create an educated and aesthetically pleasing poster design reflecting the promotion and protection of wine regions.

While excellent wine is produced around the world, it is important to know where your wine comes from. This particular competition encourages artists to promote the recognition of Champagne or Port wines, or an official wine region from across the globe. Artists, photographers and graphic designers are encouraged to submit their poster design. The challenge is the first nationwide, juried poster competition celebrating the grape and regions of origin for the world’s most diverse wines. The final selections for cash awards will be chosen based on artistic excellence in reflection of this theme.

The Art Exhibition will take place in Telluride, Colorado during the Telluride Wine Festival June 24 to 27th, 2010. Each of the selected 20 finalist’s posters will be displayed during the festival and sold at SCHILLING studio Gallery with cash awards given to the “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice”.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the contest criteria, cash prizes and submission guidelines. Deadline for entries is May 15th, 2010


More affordable art

Another opportunity at affordable art curated by Tom Drymon HERE.

Celebrate National Weed Day with art!

Celebrate National Weed Day with a gig poster. Find out how HERE.

Spanish experimental films

Mark Parascandola writes about experimental Spanish films at the National Gallery HERE.


District Dish

A relatively coherent explanation of what is The Pink Line Project.

Cherry Blast pictures

Pictures from Cherry Blast HERE.


Gateway Arts Center opens

The new Gateway Arts Center in Brentwood finally opens! Ellyn Weiss reports on the opening HERE.



Bluebrain's Cherry Blossom Boombox Walk!


Blast off!

Mocking art world pretensions

Clarke Bedford opens a great show tonight at Hillyer about preserving memories. Read more about it and his performance in which he mocked art world pretensions HERE.


What's the first rule about Fight Club?

Breaking the first rule of Fight Club HERE.

No joke! See the unveiling of Irish visual Nevan Lahart's art installation at 6:30pm at 1200 1st St. NE. http://bit.ly/av9nKK

Yummy food at Cherry Blast

If you're coming to Cherry Blast tomorrow night, check out the great food that FoodArts will be serving:

Sushi Rolls
Seaweed Salad

Turkey Sandwich
Grilled Vegetable
Thai Chicken Wrap

Edamame Salad
Black Bean and Mango
Curried Chicken Salad with Crackers
Fruit Cup

On the Fly will be pulling one of their trucks into the loading dock!

Mac and Cheese
Ground Beef Sliders
Chicken Tacos

(Cash only please.)

Blast off!