Make a SPLASH for clean water June 8-19th! The Potomac Riverkeeper Network, in partnership with the National Park Service, is organizing Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah!, an unprecedented series of canoe and kayak adventures lasting from a few hours to a few days, and for all skill levels.
Join the Potomac Riverkeeper Network on twelve paddle trips in eleven days! Paddle the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service on our Nation's River. This event promises to be a celebration of area waterways, the trips mix history, education and recreation.
On June 18, join the Potomac Riverkeepers for a special celebration on the Georgetown Waterfront at Key Bridge Boathouse. Beginning at 8:00 am, the Potomac Riverkeeper will lead one of DC’s iconic paddles -- a guided paddle tour around Roosevelt Island. In the 1930s, landscape architects transformed Mason’s Island from neglected, overgrown farmland into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president. They conceived a “real forest” designed to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island. After the paddle, enjoy the Georgetown Waterfront! Click here for more information about this event.
“The best way to appreciate our rivers is by being on them, and that is what Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah! is all about,” says Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks. “We’ll see areas of our rivers most people never experience.”
More information and registration details can be found here.
Visit Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery this week to see "Heavyweight," new artwork by Katie Pumphrey. The exhibition explores themes of confrontation, reflex, territory, instinct, and interaction. Pumphrey's large scale drawings and paintings investigate the primal instinct to move and to be competitive.
Through both the imagery depicted and the action-oriented application of marks on paper and canvas, Pumphrey explores pushing the body to and beyond its limits, its reactions from threats, and the emotions that drive us to compete.
Artist talk and closing reception is June 11 from 4:00- 6:00 pm.
Susan Calloway Fine Arts is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.
The Phillips Collection is hosting an exhibition of paintings by William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916) from June 4 through September 11, 2016.
A renowned figure in the international art circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chase was a brilliant observer of contemporary life, an innovative painter, and an influential teacher. Presented on the centennial of his death, this retrospective—the first in over three decades—will explore the interrelationships in Chase’s work across subject and media, from portraits and figurative paintings, to urban park scenes, domestic interiors, still lifes, and landscapes. Featuring more than 70 artworks, this exhibition examines the full breadth of Chase’s achievements spanning his four‐decade long career to shed new light on the artist’s aesthetic philosophy, artistic practice, and working methods while positioning his art and life within the vibrant international cultural climate at the turn of the century.
For more informaton, visit The Phillips Collection.