Artomatic is back! After 3 years, the artists have taken over an entire vacated office building in Crystal City (over by the Pentagon and National Airport in Arlington, VA). Man what a dusty, stuffy old space. I got stuck with blue carpet but what the hey. I’m generally pleased with my show this time around. It’s another part of The Score is a Work of Art series but dedicated to bluegrass music. If you’re in the DC area, check out Artomatic. My space is on the 11th floor behind the service elevator. (Space#11-3-03-0262 – Floor 11, Section 3, Area 3, Space 0262).
In other news, we just bought a new house and are selling our old one. We move in late June. It’s a great diet! Try and put an art show together while simultaneously packing up your house so it looks like you don’t live there and also chasing a 13 month old around who has suddenly figured out walking. Yeesh. I’ll be happy to get to the beach in July.
Edit: Here are some photos of the bluegrass band. If I was cleverer, I would have named it and posted a set list on the wall.
Wayfaring Stranger (Bass)
Big Scioty (Resonator Guitar)
Pretty Saro (Mandolin)
Little Cabin on the Hill #2 & #3 (Fiddles)
Blackberry Blossom (Banjo)
The Blackest Crow (Guitar)
5/30/2012 @ 8:54 pm
I received a lovely comment in my email:
I saw your exhibit at Artomatic this afternoon. I’m a bluegrass bass player so I loved your piece with the bass strings. It is quite unique. I also enjoyed the music clips on your web site.
Have you heard of the DC Bluegrass Union? It’s been around since 2001. Please check out our web site at: http://www.dcbu.org It has many useful links, including a great calendar section. It has listings for area jams and open mics. Right now there is info on our bluegrass summer camp, which is held a McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, from July 8th thru 13th. Our fiddle instructor this year is Sue Cunningham. She has been playing for many years in various regional bluegrass bands.
Good luck with your display at Artomatic.
Board of Directors
DC Bluegrass Union