Please join us for the opening reception of International Glass and Clay 2013 on Friday evening, March 1 from 5:30-8 p.m., hosted at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery. Emy Tseng from Twins Jazz will open the evening at 5.30 p.m. with a jazz performance. Following the jazz performance at 6:30 there will be opening remarks from the exhibition sponsors. Register now!
As part of the International Glass & Clay 2013 exhibit a day of free demonstrations of amazing techniques utilized by the visiting artists will be held at the Washington Glass School and at DC GlassWorks Studio.
- On Saturday March 2, 2013 from 11am-12.30pm at Washington Glass School, UK based artists Criss Chaney and Robyn Townsend will demonstrate using metal wire and sheet inclusions into cast glass, and painting a layer of metal powders onto the inside mould surface. They will also demonstrate cold techniques for applying metals to a finished piece of glass, and options for patination using common household chemicals. Register now!
- On Saturday March 2, 2013 from 2:00-5pm, DC GlassWorks will host UK glass artists Roger Tye, Phil Vickery and Colin Rennie as they demo their glassblowing techniques. These Sunderland artists are extremely accomplished glass makers and their demos are always a highpoint. Register now!
MARCH 5, 2013 EVENTS
On Tuesday, March 5, 2013 join us from 12-1.30pm ET at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery to discuss the reflect on the contribution of the creative economy to the Washington DC – Sunderland Friendship Agreement and how the creative communities in both Sunderland and the District have enriched the sister city relationship and created a new dimension within it for the benefit of both communities. Register now!
March 6, 2013 EVENTS
On Wednesday, March 6, join us at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Sunderland and District artists and creative businesses discuss their views about international efforts and the impact these relationships can have on their practices. The discussion will particularly draw on their experience within the Washington DC – Sunderland Friendship Agreement.
Presenters: Anne Tye,Sector Specialist, Creative Industries Sunderland England, UK Artists Phil Vickery and Criss Chaney and DC Artists Noive Trump, Director, FLUX Studio, Michael Janis, Co-Director, Washington Glass School. Register now!
MARCH 13, 2013 EVENTS
On Wednesday March 13, 2013 from 5:00-7.30 PM, join members of the Washington Glass School, Flux Studios and invited guests for a roundtable discussion at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery about residencies in the US and abroad. Register now!
Join us from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a music performance presented by Hot Club DC.
It all started in January 1910, when Guitarist Virtuoso Jean Baptiste ”Django” Reinhardt was born in Liberchies, Belgium. Django Reinhardt founded the Hot Club of France with Master Violinist Stephane Grappelli and developed an acoustic quintet with only stringed instruments : Guitars, Violin and Upright Bass. This music genre, Gypsy Jazz, became popular in the 1930′s, flirting with the most famous American Jazz standards and the most memorable French songs often spiced with a hint of Eastern European music. This style and this tradition of acoustic jazz have been maintained and appreciated by jazz musicians throughout the years. The Hot Club of DC celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli as it was played before and as it has evolved today, more than 100 years later.
MARCH 20, 2013 EVENTS
On Wednesday March 20, 2013 from 5:00-7.30 PM, join members of the Take me To The River project to talk about how to create a bridge across borders, through art by presenting both the diversities and similarities amongst people of different countries and how to promote the development of an interactive and transnational culture. at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery about residencies in the US and abroad. Register now!
On Thursday March 21, 2013 from 6:00-7.30 PM, join us for a discussion about the art of statecraft with the Humanities Council Washington DC program. Speakers include the Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States of America and Mexico & Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the Organization of American States, Dr. Robert Soppelsa, Senior Curator Office of Art in Embassies Bureau of Overseas Building Operations Department of State and Ms. Michele Peregrin Program Officer Cultural Programs Division Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Department of Statewith. The event will be at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery. Register now!
Join us from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a music performance presented by SWAGFUNK.
SWAGFUNK, is a groove/rock/R&B band from Washington DC Metro area. Their musical style is somewhere between rock, funk, jazz, jam-band, Pop, R&B and reggae. People’s description of the music varies depending on who you ask. SWAGFUNK has been compared to bands such as: Mother’s Finest; Rufus; Parliament; Prince; The Police; Sly and the Family Stone; The Average White Band; Sublime; Led Zeppelin and Earth Wind and Fire. Again, it depends on who you ask. SWAGFUNK is well known for their live shows. Whether there are thousands of people or 10 people in the audience, SWAGFUNK will make you move and you will have a great time. “These guys groove like it’s their last day on earth, with irresistible songs and wicked musicianship” (January 2009)
Originally formed in the winter of 2008, SWAGFUNK has since hit numerous milestones. In addition to performing shows all over the DC; MD; VA; and the Baltimore area; SWAGFUNK has also performed regularly in the northeast over the years. SWAGFUNK has developed a very loyal following globally. They have been adopted by the locals and have paved the way to a great music scene.