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Christopher Baer at Addison/Ripley Now

October 24, 2018

Through December 1, 2018, visit Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery for Christopher Baer’s second show, Shining Invitation, a collection of oil paintings on panel and canvas, continuing his bold exploration of paint and color as an inescapable physical presence.

 

A native Washington, Baer is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied industrial design and would later gravitate toward painting and fine art.

 

Baer uses foundational design elements (line, gesture, negative space, color field) as tools for artistic composition and spatial relationships. His work is influenced by and builds from the foundation of the mid-century US modernists. Baer also works in glass, prints, and digital art, some of which deal with the subject matter of the everyday placed out of context. His work is found in corporate and private collections in the US and Europe.

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


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'Studio 54 Forever' at House of Sweden

September 26, 2018

House of Sweden has a new photo exhibition: Studio 54 Forever through December 16, 2018. Admission is free and visitors can view the photographs Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 5:00 pm.

Studio 54 was and arguably remains the world's most iconic discotheque. It opened in 1977 in New York City as disco music was reaching its peak. The establishment attracted celebrities, politicians, artists, and the cultural avant garde. On the Studio 54 dance floor, everyone was a star.

Take a journey back in time through the lens of acclaimed Swedish photographer Hasse Persson. His photos provide an intimate, sometimes provocative look at the cultural moment that would become the stuff of legend. The specific historical and cultural moment that made the Studio 54 phenomenon possible is also captured through photography of contemporaneous political figures and Americana. 

 

House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown.


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International Couture Collection at French Embassy Sept. 23

September 17, 2018

Closing out DC Fashion Week is the 29th International Couture Collections Showcase on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at La Maison Francaise. This is one of the most unique fashion events in the tri-state area. Take a trip around the globe, but make it fashion.

Witness designers from different countries all over the world on the DC Fashion Week runway. Participating designers include Corjor International, Ellen London, Sierra Mitchell, ModCloth and the Molato Project. This year, the finale show will be held at the stunning Embassy of France in Washington D.C. from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

 

Tickets for DC Fashion Week are available here.

Valid ID require. No parking inside the embassy. No large bags or helmets.

 

DC Fashion Week is a non-profit partnership of independent fashion designers, producers, and models dedicated to increasing the economic development of all things fashion in the DC/metropolitan area. DCFW – much like the city it represents – uniquely embodies the cultural convergence of not only the U.S. but also that of the world, thereby establishing Washington, D.C. as the center of international fashion. 

 

La Maison de Francaise is located at 4101 Reservoir Road, NW.


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