Critical Exposure: Teaching Youth to Use Photography for Social Change

By Gabriele Strauch The Southwest Neighborhood Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF), in partnership with Critical Exposure (CE), is offering an exciting photography and storytelling program for Southwest youth, ages 14-16. The mission of CE is “to train DC youth to harness the power of photography and their own voices to fight for educational equity […]

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 […]

The Send Button and Other Regrets

By Deborah Sherwood What a lovely, peaceful afternoon. The Christmas tree and decorations are packed away, the gingerbread men cookie crumbs rest inside the vacuum cleaner bag, and according to the actuarial life table, odds are I’ll make it through another year. The pandemic prohibited me from hosting my annual New Years’ Day brunch for […]