Perhaps a Mural at Lansburgh Park?

By Gabriele Strauch SWNA Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) is pleased to announce an exciting youth activity project in the making: creating a painted mural at Lansburgh Park, located at 1098 Delaware Ave., SW. Pending approval by the ANC and DPR, the work for the mural will begin in mid-May.  YATF has identified the artist […]

VP Kamala Harris Art Installation On Display At The Wharf

By Southwester Staff On March 8, the Wharf and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) unveiled plans for a new crochet art installation celebrating Vice President Kamala Harris. I’m Speaking, which was announced to coincide with International Women’s Day, is the work of LA-based artist Londone Kaye.  Kaye’s work has been seen in Times Square […]

ARTECHOUSE Opens 4th Cherry Blossom Season with a Hope of Renewal

By Matt Koehler Walking into Renewal 2121 (https://www.artechouse.com/program/renewal-2121/), masked but amidst a small jubilant crowd of early viewers, I felt lighter than the last time I experienced one of ARTECHOUSE’s cherry blossom-themed interactive exhibits. Much has happened in the past year that has caused intense existential anxiety. Some parts of the world are just starting […]

Setting the Stage for 2021: Interview with Molly Smith

By Sheila Wickouski  The 2019-20 season celebrating Arena Stage’s 70th Anniversary was planned with performances of people “fighting for what matters to them.” Early in 2020 and throughout the year, though, things changed dramatically, from on-stage stories of people fighting to real protests and riots in the streets.  We talked with Molly Smith, Artistic Director […]

SWNA to Honor Media Arts and Scholarship at Annual Black History Program

By Southwester Staff  The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly History Task Force (SWNA HTF) cordially invites you to our 2021 Virtual Annual Black History Program on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., via Zoom. The 2021 Black History theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.”   Established by the Association for the Study of African American […]