Digging In

Jill Finsen Paintings at Baked & Wired

April 3, 2012

Blue Flowers (Photo by: Jill Finsen) Blue Flowers

Washington D.C. artist, Jill Finsen will be exhibiting her recent paintings at Baked & Wired from Thursday, April 5th through April 17th.

Finson, who spends considerable time painting on the Maine and Massachusetts coasts,  draws inspiration from early 20th-century American painters and the Fauvists. Her paintings embody a tension between familiarity and abstraction. 

Reception is April 5th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. 

Baked & Wired is at 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street. Tel: 202.333.2500

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Rock 'n' Roll Run Around the City

March 18, 2012

The first ever SunTrust Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon and CareFirst Rock 'n' Roll USA Half Marathon brought out 24,000 festively clad runners and walkers from all 50 states and 34 countries on St. Patrick's Day. Previously known as the National Marathon (the only marathon run entirely within Washington, D.C.), the event has been rebranded as part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. 

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

Michael Wardian won the men’s marathon on Saturday morning, completing the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 26 minutes and 35 seconds. The 37-year-old Arlington, VA resident previously won the National Marathon five times.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

The course wound through several neighborhoods, and closed streets till mid-afternoon. The marathon stretched from near RFK Stadium throughout downtown and in neighborhoods from Foggy Bottom to Capitol Hill and Anacostia.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

For full race results, click here.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

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Georgetown House Tour Patron's Party April 25th

March 6, 2012

"On a beautiful spring day in 1931 birds chirped and flowers bloomed as Mrs. Jefferson Randolph Kean stepped from her house onto one of the brick sidewalks of Georgetown.  As she walked the few blocks to Pecks Chapel, at the corner of M and 28th streets, she wondered if there would be enough people there today to make any money.  The route had been all planned to show to advantage the historic homes of Georgetown, ending with afternoon tea at St. John's Church.  Finally, the corner came into view, and Mrs. Kean's step faltered for a moment.  The sidewalk was crowded with people!  Never in her most wishful moments had she thought there would be these many people anxious to hear the history of a handful of Georgetown homes.”  Smiling with anticipation, she hastened the last few feet to the corner and thus began the first ever Georgetown House Tour.

This year the  tour is celebrating its 81st year and in honor of this historic milestone, our very own Frida Burling has agreed to host the Patron’s Party at her home the evening of Wednesday, April 25th.  Twelve years ago, Frida created the Patron’s Party to raise additional funds for the Tour.  The first Patron’s Party was hosted by author Kitty Kelley and since then many of our wonderful Georgetowners have opened their homes to host this wonderful party.  This year’s House Tour will be co-chaired by Stephanie Bothwell and Franklin Babb Randolph.

The tour will be held on Saturday, April 28th. For ticket information, visit Georgetown House Tour.

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