Secular Columbarium for the Island at (e)merge art fair

Brooklyn artist Leigh Davis describes her art project, “Secular Columbarium for the Island,” as an installation that would be an imagined memorial of artifacts from Southwest’s history mixed with associated objects, to create a “mythologization.” Davis’s process uses art and research, blending interviews with residents with her inspiration to create this unique piece which connects […]

From Vacant to Vibrant, An Old Church is Transformed

A wrought-iron fence spray-painted neon pink is not something one would expect to see in an old southwest D.C. neighborhood.  At 700 Delaware Ave. SW the fence is the last thing that stands out against an old church that has been completely transformed into a mural.  Formerly a place of worship, the historic building is […]

Southwest Civic Leader Receives Award

Southwest civic leader Thelma D. Jones received the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy “Standing in the Gap Award” at its recent Annual Celebrity Auction at the Arnold and Porter scenic venue. Jones was recognized for her outstanding volunteer service with the organization since the early 2000s. In praising Jones’ long-standing commitment to the organization, […]