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We hope you’re all staying healthy and sane and not TOO terribly bored right now, in spite of the fact that this is day ??? of quarantine and WE MISS EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING. We have an especially large DC art scene-shaped hole in our hearts currently, but FORTUNATELY we can all spend the day digitally immersed in it tomorrow (aka Friday April 24th); Halcyon is set to host the very first Virtual DC Arts Community Day, and it’ll take place from 10am-5pm ET. To showcase the collaborative and resilient spirit of the DC arts community as they navigate this challenging time, 14 DMV organizations have teamed up to bring us a day of artist talks, interviews, performances and timely conversations in support of local artists.

Here’s the lineup:

10:00-10:25: Welcome and Virtual Meditation with artist Clay Dunklin.
10:30-10:55: CulturalDC presents a studio visit with Andy Yoder. View Andy’s work, the Virtual Shoe Store, here.
11:00-11:25am: STABLE co-founder Tim Doud shares an inside look at his process and the ways STABLE helps artists thrive.
11:30-11:55am: Monochrome Collective’s Nina O’Neil shares her expertise on how to collect art, how to attract collectors, and more.
12:00-12:25pm: Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow Alex Braden provides behind-the-scenes insight to his current work.
12:30-12:55pm: Arlington Art Center’s Blair Murphy and Resident Artist Olivia Tripp Morrow dive into Olivia’s artistic practice.
1:00-1:25pm: Transformer presents a talk by Victoria Reis, “Transforming Transformer,” highlighting their creative response to current world events.
1:30-1:55pm: VisArts showcases fellows Ada PinkstonAaron Maier and Kim Sandara, and the exhibitions of Bill Schmidt and Mia Eve Rollow.
2:00-2:25pm: Homme DC shares Friend From a Third Culture, the first solo exhibition by emerging artist Xenia Gray.
2:30-2:55pm: Hamiltonian Artists presents an introduction to their new ongoing virtual exhibition series Hypothetical Show.
3:00-3:25pm: IA&A at Hillyer presents a virtual studio visit with artist Eric Uhlir.
3:30-3:55pm: The Nicholson Project shares a screening and artist talk from current artist in residence, Mojdeh Rezaeipour.
4:00-4:25pm: Philippa P.B. Hughes talks “Blueberries + Cherries” and other projects which spark dialogue and human connectivity.
4:30-4:55pm: 11th Street Bridge Park hosts a conversation with artists John Johnson and Tashi Gore.

You can find more info on Halcyon’s website, plus there’s a Facebook event here, and the official Registration form here, which is how guests can access the Zoom link for the day. 

So switch OFF whatever the latest iteration of Tiger King is for a minute, and switch ON your brain for a day of stimulating online community interaction! See you there!

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