Exclusive Excerpt from New Book, InDEBTed

By Southwester Staff Local author Bianca Kersellius recently released her first book, a memoir entitled InDEBTed: Stories of Surviving Debt, Inequity and Obtaining Freedom. The book takes readers on a vivid journey unpacking the rigorous reality of Kersellius’ life as a young Black woman in America with student loan debt. Kersellius provided the following excerpt […]

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 […]