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Craig Schaffer's Welded Fractals at Artist's Proof

September 17, 2019

Artist's Proof is featuring Welded Fractals, works by Washington, D.C. artist Craig Schaffer. A curated selection of his Fractal series will be on view this fall. 

 

On Saturday, September 21st from 3:00-5:00 pm MEET THE ARTIST event with Craig Schaffer. His works will be on view till Saturday, October 12th. 

Schaffer's sculptures represent the dynamic and powerful meditations on the reality of geometric repetition in the natural world. These sculptures explore the shapes created by the branching of plants to catch the sunlight, the convoluted unfurling of clouds, the formation, and fracturing of mountains from the forces within the earth. Because of the nonlinear, reflexive nature of physical processes, they tend to create spiral forms. Schaffer's sculptures, instead of illustrating any specific phenomenon, grow in the same reflexive manner as real complex systems. Currently, Schaffer maintains two studios: one in Washington, D.C and the other in Pietrasanta, Italy.

 

Artist's Proof is located at 1533 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.


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Bob Levey On His New Book Sept. 12

September 3, 2019

Please join Georgetown Village for an evening with the former and renowned Washington Post columnist Bob Levey who has written a new book entitled, Larry Felder, Candidate about a Washington journalist who quits his job to run for Congress. 

 

Bob is very clear that the book is not about him!  It is, however, based on his extensive experience in Washington and an amalgam of journalists he has admired.

 

The event will be held on September 6, 2019 at St John’s Episcopal Church (Blake Hall), 3240 O Street, NW and begins with a reception at 6:00 pm, followed by his presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

 

Please reserve your slot by September 9th by contacting the office at 202.999.9899 or lynn@georgetown-village.org.  

This event is free and open to the public.


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Summer Lawn Party at The National Building Museum

August 1, 2019

The National Building Museum, in partnership with the LAB at Rockwell Group, presents the 2019 Summer Block Party installation through September 2, 2019.

 

Lawn is an immersive installation taking up the entirety of the Museum’s Great Hall, and offers interactive experiences for all ages.

Rendering by the LAB at Rockwell Group (Photo by: nbm.org) Rendering by the LAB at Rockwell Group

 

Lawn allows guests to unwind with quintessential summer activities while connecting to the design of the Museum. It features a vast, sloping green space built on a scaffolding superstructure. The green expanse is set on a graceful incline and dotted with clusters of communal lounging areas. Visitors can enjoy refreshments and lawn games. At the top of the lawn is a scaffolding tower that reaches the height of the Museum’s third floor, offering never-before-seen views of the Great Hall, column capitals, and sculptural busts lining the roof.

 

Rockwell Group collaborated with Yessian Music, an award winning sound design studio to envelop the lawn in a soundscape of distilled audio elements that evoke time spent outdoors on a warm summer day: crickets chirping, bees buzzing, a lawnmower whirring in the distance.

The centerpiece of the lounging areas are interactive hammocks suspended from the 100-foot-tall ceiling grid. The hammocks contain hidden speakers programmed with audio from prominent American storytellers, sharing summertime memories.

The LAB has also developed an augmented reality game for kids and adults to chase, collect, and release fireflies in the National Building Museum space.

 

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