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Trinidad Crafting Salon with Demos

What is paper marbling? How do you make books? Join the third Trinidad Crafting Salon on Monday, June 13th at 7:00 pm to explore these crafts, work on portable projects you have started, or converse with creative neighbors. Two of our community members will be holding demonstrations of paper marbling and book making at this event so you can observe and/or try at hand at the process.

paper marbling 2Trinidad Crafting Salon at the Logan Fringe Arts Space (1358 Florida Avenue NE) is an open creative space whether you are interested in paper crafts including card making, stamping or scrapbooking; fiber arts like knitting, crocheting, or sewing; painting; drawing; making collages; photography or film-making; woodworking; writing; or any other craft. Join a group of like-minded creative neighbors at series of Craft Salons to nurture your creative side.

All are welcome and the events are free and open to the public. There book making 2are beverages available for purchase at the Fringe bar. Please share and invite your neighbors and anyone else interested in a creative space for an informal gathering to exchange ideas. See the Capital Fringe website for additional
details or the Facebook events page.

This is the third event in this series and the last scheduled one before Capital Fringe undertakes the month long theater festival.

 

 

 

 

Visual Music from My Soundless Mind

“Visual Music from My Soundless Mind”
A final art retrospective from retiring Gallaudet art professor, Dr. Paul Johnston

Who:
Dr. Paul Johnston, art professor
Gallaudet University students, faculty, and staff

What:
On the eve of his spring retirement, Dr. Paul Johnston will debut 52 new pieces of art in a show, “Visual Music from My Soundless Mind.”

The abstract paintings in this exhibition symbolize Dr. Johnston’s visual interpretation of the power of music. And much as a composer weaves together melodies, rhythms and harmonies, these works come together in an orchestral performance that resonates with emotional intensity.

Where:
Linda K. Jordan Gallery
Washburn Arts Building

Washburn is located at C2 on the attached campus map. Parking is available in the garage on 6th Street, north of Florida Avenue (B1 on the map).

When:
Opening reception
Thursday, February 18, 2016
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The show runs from Monday, February 15 to Friday, March 4, 2016.

Why:
For 32 years Dr. Johnston has taught at Gallaudet and has been a member of the art department since 1988. He also was a founding member of De’VIA (an acronym for Deaf View Image Art). This group of artists and scholars collaborated on how to discuss and generate art based on deaf experiences. In an experimental design class at Penn State, Dr. Johnston taught the same concept to hearing students empowering them to translate their hearing access into art.

Dr. Johnston is a frequent lecturer, exhibition juror, moderator, and guest artist at venues in the U.S. and Europe. In 2011 he was artist in residence at Siena Art Institute in Siena, Italy.

Expressive in many mediums, Dr. Johnston was the first person to receive a bachelor of fine arts in furniture design and woodworking from the School for American Craftsman at Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds a master’s and doctoral degree in art education with Phi Delta Kappa honors from Penn State University.

His visual artistry is not confined to canvas. As an actor, Dr. Johnston was a company member of the National Theatre of the Deaf, and faculty member of the Division of Performing Arts at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was an original designer of Signing Mime-a performing company-where he wrote and directed two experimental plays. He has taught and led workshops and lectures on ASL poetry, creative signing and visual gestural communication.

Contact:
Kaitlin Luna, Coordinator of Media and Public Relations
(202) 448-7106 voice
(202) 250-2973 videophone
(585) 507-1705 mobile/text
kaitlin.luna@gallaudet.ed

Trinidad Crafting Salon

Do you do crafts of any kind? Are you looking for inspiration to start working on a craft project? Do you have a resolution to build craft-related skills this year? Are you interested in sharing your skills with others? Are you seeking new ideas or design inspiration?

A Trinidad Crafting Salon at the Logan Fringe Arts Space (1358 Florida Avenue NE) may be the place to start whether you are interested in paper crafts including card making, stamping or scrapbooking; fiber arts like knitting, crocheting, or sewing; painting; drawing; making collages; photography or film-making; woodworking; writing; or any other craft. Join a group of like-minded creative neighbors at series of Craft Salons to nurture your creative side this year.

There are three dates scheduled and all are welcome!

  • Monday, February 8
  • Monday, April 18th
  • Monday, June 13th

These events are free and open to the public. Please share and invite your neighbors and anyone else interested in a creative space for an informal gathering to exchange ideas.

Bring portable craft projects to work on at the Craft Salon and to spark discussions.

⏱ Running time: 120 minutes

👥 Recommended for all ages

Capital Fringe Celebrates Double Digits, Opens Baldacchino Tent Bar on June 19th

fringe photo-5Capital Fringe, located at 1358 Florida Ave NE,  may be a new Trinidad neighbor but the organization is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this summer. As a lead-up to the signature Fringe Festival, which features live art performances from July 9 – August 2, Fringe opens it’s outdoor tent bar this month, with a big grand opening/anniversary party on June 19th. Y’all are invited!

The Double Digit Bash features local musical acts starting at 7pm under the Baldacchino Tent in the Fringe courtyard. The party is free and open to all ages. Special discount passes for the Fringe Festival will be available — check out their website for details.

Will we see you there? fringe sixteen

Art in the Alley 2: Saturday, June 16

February 2012 events in Trinidad

Thursday, February 2nd  

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 5B MONTHLY MEETING

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Community Room, 5th District Police Station, 1805 Bladensburg Rd. NE

Agenda: Presentations by medical marijuana cultivation center applicants with proposed facilities in 5B

Made up of the residents of the neighborhoods that are directly affected by government action, the ANC is the body of government with the closest official ties to the people in a neighborhood. ANC 5B meets the 1st Thursday of the month

Saturday, February 4th

GALLERY OPENING RECEPTIONS

6:00 – 8:00 pm, 1300 block of Florida Ave. NE

Connor Contemporary Art and G Fine Art will host opening night receptions for new exhibits with the artists in attendance. If you haven’t visited Trinidad’s art galleries, this is a great opportunity.

Wednesday, February 15th  

HEARING ON DISPOSITION OF 5 PROPERTIES IN TRINIDAD

6:00 pm, DHCD 1st Floor Conference Room, 1800 Martin Luther King Ave. SE

DC Department of Housing and Community Development is holding this public hearing in order to assure that citizens are informed about the selling of the properties (1214 Staples St. NE, 1214 Montello Ave. NE, 1612 Montello Ave. NE, 1663 Montello Ave. NE & 1259 Holbrook Ter. NE) to Horizon Hill Ventures LLC, and to ensure that all citizens have the opportunity to present publicly their views concerning such sale. More information at DHCD.dc.gov.

Thursday, February 16th

POLICE SERVICE AREA 506 MEETING

7:00 pm, Community Room, 5th District Police Station, 1805 Bladensburg Rd. NE

Agenda: First meeting since realignment of PSAs will gauge interest for scheduling of future meetings

PSA officials work with area residents to address & resolve concerns to improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods.

Tuesday, February 21st

WARD 5 OVERSIGHT ROUNDTABLE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave. NE

The public oversight roundtable has two purposes: to allow the District government witnesses to inform Ward 5 residents about the economic development projects and programs occurring in their neighborhoods and to provide an opportunity for Ward 5 residents to testify on economic development matters and recommend areas for improvement.  To register to testify contact Priscilla McIver, Administrative Assistant to the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196 or pford@dccouncil.us  by February 20th

Thursday, February 23rd

5th DISTRICT CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Fifth District Station, 1805 Bladensburg Rd. NE

Will include meeting of all the 5th District PSAs
The CAC is an advisory panel in each police district that provides the District Commander with information and recommendations from the community on public safety problems and police service needs. All Fifth District residents are invited to the monthly CAC meeting.

Monday, February 27th

HEARING ON THE DISPOSITION OF THE OLD WEBB SCHOOL BUILDING

6:00 pm, Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St. NE

The District will conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on the proposed surplus of the former Webb School Building (1374 Mt. Olivet Rd.) and the former Young School Building (820 26th St. NE)

Tuesday, February 28th

TRINIDAD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St. NE

Agenda: Meet new board members and hear about TNA’s plans for 2012, how you can get involved and what we all can do to improve the quality of life in Trinidad.

Stay informed about the efforts of the Trinidad Neighborhood Association and happenings in the neighborhood.

Join the Trinidad-DC email list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TrinidadDC/

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