Big news from the boys of Bluebrain this week: they’ve released an audio companion to the Natural History Museum’s Sant Ocean Hall (available here) So if you’re in the mood to wander through an underwater exhibition with abstract electronic dance music burbling through your brain, download the tracks and explore the gorgeous magical world they’ve created. (Also Bluebrain and their multimedia show is playing at the 930 Club this weekend for the Soundbites charity event.)
The weather is looking up so, feel free to gallery hop. As always though, here are some links before the events themselves:
- TedX is happening all day today so I hope you’re simulcasting as we speak
- The Dupont Underground effort is in beyond full swing (the RFP is due on June 1st) so make sure you show your support in any which way you can.
- In case you missed Mary Coble’s performance @ Conner Contemporary last week, fret not, we have photos
- ReadySetDC has a nice preview of Gods of Angkor, Freer & Sackler’s new exhibit
- If you enjoyed our interview last week with Kathryn Cornelius, save June 7th as the date for her Salon Contra appearance
- Get excited for Jeffry Cudlin’s “By Request”
- Only 2 more Cabaret (RE)ReVoltaire’s left and WPA has a photo album up on facebook, showing you what madness to expect this upcoming and next Monday
OK-Now onto this actual weekend ahead. As always, click on links for more details:
- Yves Klein show opens @ Hirshhorn TODAY. Wear your Yves Klein blue jeans to it. (clicking on that link is almost crucial-ed)
- Art Club at DEKKA happens every 3rd Thursday (part of Mid-City’s 3rd Thursday effort) and anyone and all are invited to come and create whatever they want. 6-9pm.
- Knoll hosts another fundraiser for Dupont Underground
- Capitol Pecha Kuchs is also tonight @ M2L Showroom
- Hot on the heels of their successful Trevor Young show, Civilian Art Projects presents the second solo exhibition of artist Ryan Hill, a Los Angeles born, Washington, DC based artist/writer/performer. In “SuperFacial,” Hill continues his process of exploring the contemporary cultural imagination through found images and word associations. The Opening Reception is from 7 to 9pm and also includes the thesis work of talented emerging artist, Lindsey Raymond.
- Principle Gallery hosts a very promising looking opening for Andrei Petrov and Valerio D’Ospina
- HOME, Hillyer’s open mic poetry night this Friday; sign up at 6 p.m, performances at 7 p.m. $5. (side note for Hillyer fans: If you go to happy hour at The Passenger next Monday, 5 to 8 p.m., and 10% of the proceeds will go to Hillyer Art Space.)
- Beautiful Losers is showing at 3:30pm @ Portrait Gallery which features interviews with Shepard Fairey, Harmony Korine, and Barry McGee and focuses on the 1990s art scene and all the attitude that came with it.
- Gallery Plan B is hosting an opening for Karen Hubacher and Tory Cowles who “both create abstract works using widely varying textures and vivid colors, but their approaches to the surfaces are almost opposite. Hubacher’s works are carefully orchestrated and constructed while Cowles are organic and spontaneous”
- Georgetown’s Galerie Lereuse opens a show of Salvador Dali’s Works on Paper. Opening reception is this Saturday, 6 to 9pm, please RSVP here
- Carroll Square Gallery holds an artists reception for their Isolation exhibit at 11 a.m.
- The 3rd annual Hyattsville Arts Festival is today, 11 to 5 p.m., and with an extra adorable theme “miniatures and more.”
- Thanks to DCist, we know that there is a (non-descript?) figurative photography show at the Carriage House Photo Studio at 1327 Naylor Court NW on show from 6 to 10 p.m.
- Foundry Gallery has two demonstrations this weekend: Judy Gilbert shows Plein Air painting on Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. and Patsy Fleming do abstract oil painting on Sunday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bring your own work to join in or just go and watch.
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