Digging In

Georgetown Weekend Sidewalk Widenings + Free Circulator Rides

March 31, 2016

The Georgetown Businees Improvement District (BID) has announced that beginning Saturday, April 2, 2016, the weekend sidewalk widening of M Street NW (from Wisconsin Avenue to 33rd Street) on every weekend through the fall, following a successful series of six pilots with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) from 2014-2015.

M Street in Georgeotwn (Photo by: Sam Kittner) M Street in Georgeotwn

From 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. on Saturdays and Sundays, the flexible sidewalks being implemented will offer an extra eight feet of space for an improved pedestrian experience for residents and visitors alike. In addition, a reduced parking rate ($6) at PMI’s 3307 M Street parking garage will be offered when the sidewalk widening is in effect.

To complement the sidewalk widening, the Georgetown BID will also offer free, northbound DC Circulator rides on the Union Station-Georgetown route along Wisconsin Avenue NW from K Street stops in Georgetown to the top of Book Hill (30th/K, Wisconsin/K, Wisconsin/M, Wisconsin/N, Wisconsin/Q, and Wisconsin/R Street stops). This will allow pedestrians a chance to experience all that Georgetown has to offer, from the waterfront to the quaint small businesses on Book Hill, with greater ease.

Information and a map are available on the BID’s official Georgetown website.

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Easter Gospel Brunch at the Hamilton

March 8, 2016

Enjoy Easter Gospel Brunch and a performance by The Gospel Persuaders at The Hamilton Live Sunday, March 27 starting at 12:30 pm. 

The Hamilton will present an all-you-can-eat buffet filled with breakfast classics and Southern dishes to warm anyone’s down-home heart. Doors to the venue will open at 12:30 pm, with the show starting at 1:00 pm. The Gospel Brunch menu is subject to change.

Phil Johnson started a career in gospel music by forming a group known as The Gospel Persuaders on Mother's Day, May of 1994. The Gospel Persuaders have become a very successful gospel music ministry performing city-to-city, state-to-state. Their latest CD Living for Christ was produced by Shurfine Gospel Record Company, Benson, NC and was released in 2004. The Gospel Persuaders is currently working on their new project to be released soon.

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The Hamilton Live is located at 600 14th Street NW.

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Trevor Young Now at Addison/Ripley

February 24, 2016

VOLTAGE is the title of Trevor Young’s first exhibition at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, which continues through March 5, 2016. Accompanying the exhibition, in the Projects space, is a commissioned sound installation by Alberto Gaitan.

Join the artist, Christopher Addison and Lazaro Lima on Saturday, March 5th at 11:30 am for a "Conversation About Painting", a closing event for VOLTAGE. Enjoy a wide ranging conversation about painting, its practices, influences and aspirations. Moderated by gallery partner, Christopher Addison, the conversation will focus on Young's work currently on display.

(Photo by: addisonripleyfineart.com) "The Entrance to the Grand Canal," 2016 Trevor Young

While some of the images are elctrifying, with structures illuminated by concealed light sources, it is the stillness the artist captures best, the potential of places: an airline conveyor belt, empty of luggage, a building under construction or an aerial view of streets emptied of traffic. The works cumulatively ask the question: “has something happened or is something about to happen?”. Young transforms predominantly urban landscapes and invests them with a deeply resonant beauty and formalist complexity. His scenes often feature darkening skies and are stripped by clouds, causing the works to appear alternately poised, immense, and serene. The artist balances cultural decay with new fabrication in this collection of mature, finely observed and arresting work. 

The enigmatic spaces in this collection of more than 25 large and small scale works are informed by painters whom the artist studies as carefully as he builds his luminous surfaces. On a paint-stained work table, well used monographs by Caspar Wolf, Frederick Church, Yoshida Hiroshi and Thomas Eakins attest to Young’s quest to hone his craft by careful study of diverse influences. 

Signature to this work is the rich, upper atmosphere dark blue into black sky, a nod to Vermeer, and the artificial illumination of neon and halogen, memories of Hopper. Humble constructs take on a timeless quality. Gas pumps, oil storage tanks, the grid of city lights seen from an airplane, fish tanks, billboards, buildings under construction and highway interchanges make up Young’s current vocabulary. The artist makes comfortable transitions in scale from easel sized paintings to monumental ones.

The gallery is located in Upper Georgetown at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Reservoir Road and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm and by appointment.


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