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Mardi Gras Masquerade at Ritz-Carlton

January 20, 2016


Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Georgetown (3100 South St NW) at Art Soiree's annual Masquerade event! On Friday, February 5, at 8:00 pm don your most elegant masks and festive attire for one of the greatest and oldest traditions and immerse yourself into the colorful world of masquerade.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! Let the good times roll! Enjoy New Orleans-style jazz band, DJ, dancing, festive decorations, masks, & cash bar.

Dance the night away to the best of New Orleans inspired live music and beats by The New Jazz Coalition and DJ Eric and get transported to the Bourbon Street in a heartbeat.

Doors open 8:00 p.m. & the band starts playing 9:00 pm.

Tickets: $15 till Jan 22 ; $20 before Feb 1; $25 until sold out. No door sales! (Tickets for the event may sell-out well in advance of the listed dates)

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. Please note that tickets for this event are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Proceeds support Art Soiree's year round artistic and cultural programs.

Attire: Black Tie (Costumes are encouraged and welcomed) 

Event is 21+

For those coming without a mask, complimentary basic masks will be provided upon entry on first come first serve basis.

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2016 Washington Winter Show at Katzen Arts Center Jan. 8-10

December 21, 2015

James Farmer (Photo by: James Farmer) James Farmer

The 2016 Washington Winter Show will take place January 8-10, 2016 at the Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington DC. The theme of the 2016 show is Through the Eyes of a Child, and will feature a loan exhibit from Gunston Hall.

In addition to General Admission passes, tickets for a number of special events throughout the show are available for purchase here. Special events include Preview Night, on Thursday, January 7, a lecture and luncheon with James Farmer on Friday, January 8, and this year’s Saturday lecture, with Carey Maloney on January 9. A full schedule of events can be found here.

“Once again, we have an incredible line up of events for our patrons, in addition to our treasured vendors, said Jonathan Willen, Executive Director of the Washington Winter Show “From dealer talks, appraisals and guided walks, to lectures from guests James Farmer and Carey Maloney, as well as a new family oriented event, Sundaes on Sunday, there truly is something for everyone at the Washington Winter Show.” 

James Farmer is the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling garden book, A Time To Plant; Sip & Savor; PorchLiving; Wreaths For All Seasons; A Time To Cook, and his Spring 2014 release Dinner on the Grounds. Southern born and bred, James is a professional garden, floral and interior designer; cook; author and lifestyle expert. In addition, Farmer is editor-at- large for Southern Living and a frequent guest on television and radio.

Farmer’s natural Southern grace and warm personality light up any room. A skilled and entertaining speaker, Farmer is truly a young and fresh voice for his generation. Whether he’s teaching how to plan the perfect summer picnic, using everyday items to create exquisite tabletops, creating drop-dead gorgeous flower arrangements and wreaths, or making his grandmother’s skillet peach pie, Farmer masterfully guides his audience through the art of elegant garden living.

(Photo by: White's Nautical Antiques)

On Saturday, January 9, renowned interior designer and author, Carey Maloney, will give a lecture titled “Infinite Resources:  The Dawn of the Interactive Design Book and STUFF.” An ardent collector since the age of five, Carey Maloney will share his experience travelling the world to find and collect great “stuff.”  He will explore the fascinating things that he and his clients have found in the hopes of inspiring all of us to explore new areas of collecting.  Mr. Maloney, along with architect Hermes Mallea, is a partner at M(Group), an architecture and interior design firm based in Manhattan. M(Group) has been included in Architectural Digest’s AD100, and projects have been published extensively, including in The World of Interiors, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Town and Country, The New York Times, W, and Vogue. Following the lecture, Mr. Maloney will sign copies of his book, “STUFF.” 

Once again, proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Washington Winter Show’s charity partners: THEARC, Bishop John T. Walker School, and the Founders Board of St. John’s Community Services.

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Wolf Kahn at Addison/Ripley

November 29, 2015

'Surprising Green' oil (Photo by: Wolf Kahn) 'Surprising Green' oil

Join Addison Ripley Fine Art in welcoming Wolf Kahn on Saturday, December 12, 2015 for his opening reception from 5:00-7:00 pm. The artist will be exhibiting from December 12-January 23, 2016.

Born in Germany, Wolf Kahn has lived in the United States since 1940. He began his studies in art under abstract painter Hans Hofmann and became his assistant, after which he received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Chicago. Kahn's career continues to flourish. He has received such honors as a Fulbright Scholarship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art is located at 1670 Wiscnsin Avenue in Georgetown. Tel: 202.338.5180

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