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Joan Belmar at Addison/Ripley Fine Art

May 8, 2017

Through May 27th, Addison/Ripley Fine Art  is hosting an exhibition of recent work by Chilean born artist Joan Belmar. Cartographer, political commentator, musicologist, passionate observer, Joan Belmar exemplifies these skills in addition to his proven mastery art. That cosmology comes together in his 3rd exhibition at A/R in bold 2 & 3-D compositions which strongly align with current events.


Joan Belmar came to Washington, D.C. in 1999, and was granted permanent residency in the U.S. based on extraordinary artistic merit in 2003, and became a citizen in 2010. He was a Mayor’s Award Finalist in 2007 as an outstanding emerging artist in Washington, D.C. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded him an artist fellowship grant in 2009, and in 2011, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County gave him an Individual Artist Grant. The Maryland Arts Council awarded Belmar Individual Artist grants in Visual Arts: Painting, in 2010 and 2013. Additionally, He was one of eight finalists for the 2013 Bethesda Painting Awards. In 2016, he was recognized as, FIRST AWARD, for Original Artwork. Biennial of Drawing, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.


Addison/Ripley Fine Art is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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Georgetown Village Party on Potomac

April 24, 2017

On May 4th, Georgetown Village will host their annual Spring Party on the Potomac.  The event will take place high above the Potomac on the rooftop above the Washington Harbour.  This year’s honoree is Tom Birch who recently stepped down after 14 years in elected public office on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission.  Tom was the 2016 Georgetowner of the Year and is a member of the board of Georgetown Village, in addition to many other interests.

Refreshments will be provided by Leopold’s Kafe and the fabulous venue is donated by Foley & Lardner LLP.  Nancy Taylor Bubes, chair of the event, is donating the wine. For the first time there will be a silent auction featuring some wonderful items such as vacation house rentals and tempting catered dinners.  Proceeds from the evening will enable Georgetown Village to continue to provide services and activities to help residents 55 years and over to live longer and better in their homes in Georgetown, Burleith and nearby areas, and to provide subsidized memberships to those with limited incomes.

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Il Canale Among Winners at Las Vegas Pizza Expo

March 28, 2017

The il Canale, Georgetown, team competed with pizza makers from around the world at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas this week, and won a coveted 4th place in the Pizza Napoletana category. 

Master pizza chef Carlos Salvatierra captured the honor.  More than 40 others competed against Carlos. Congratulate him at the pizza oven when he returns to il Canale on 31st Street NW.

The ingredients he used at the Expo included San Marzano tomato sauce, buffalo cheese, basil, olive oil, natural yeast and flour double zero brand Polselli.

The il Canale team attending the event were (as shown in the picture); Alona (staff waitress), Teresa Farruggio (wife of owner Joe), general manager Matteo Russoniello, Carlos the pizza maker, Vincenzo Farruggio (Joe's brother) and his wife, and il Canale owner Joe Farruggio.

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