Friday, October 24, 2008

Lamond Dedication: Beautiful Art for a Green Building

Yesterday's Mosaic Mural Dedication at Lamond Recreation Center was a great success. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) were both in attendance to welcome the mural to the Lamond community.
The mural was created using over 70,000 tiles and 60% recycled materials--this complements Lamond Recreation Center's Silver LEED Certification.

Students from nearby Roots Activity Learning Center gave a great vocal and dance performance. Artist Byron Peck and his team from City Arts were there to celebrate their hard work. Residents of Lamond gathered outside to see the mural and participate in the ribbon cutting.

Thanks to all who who participated and attended!

Photos by Shyree Mezick

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lamond Recreation Center Mural Dedication--Tomorrow!

See you tomorrow, Thursday October 23, at the Lamond Recreation Center as we dedicate Byron Peck's new mosaic mural.

The ceremony will feature remarks by the artist as well as a dance/vocal performance by a youth group from nearby Roots Activity Learning Center. Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser will also participate.

Lamond Recreation Center Mural Dedication
Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 4pm
Location: Lamond Recreation Center, 20 Tuckerman St, NE Washington, DC 20011

For more information, please email

Friday, October 17, 2008

Announcing: Call to Artists, Adams Morgan

Calling All Artists

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Adams Morgan community, seek an artist or artist team to design, create and install a permanent outdoor installation at the corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC.

This competition is open to professional local and national artists with site-specific and/or public art experience.

To obtain a copy of the prospectus and application, please visit The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: Art in Public Places - Current Call for Entries or call 202.724.5613.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Interested in the city's art collection?

If you attended our recent ceremony honoring the expanded art collection in the Wilson Building, you have just a taste of the breadth of this body of work. Did you know you can learn more by attending a free tour of the building's art?

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday October 15, for an in depth look at the collection's highlights. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and feature discussion and interpretation of the art works. Tour times are 10:30 am and 11:00 am and begin at the receptionist's desk on the first floor.

Wilson Building art tours are offered once a season. If you can't attend one this fall, look for an announcement of the winter tour series.

For more information please call 202.724.5613.

Join us...

We invite you to join us next Thursday to dedicate the new mosaic mural at Lamond Recreation Center. This work represents a collaboration between the Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Department of Parks and Recreation. Artist Byron Peck of City Arts created this beautiful mural to reflect the character of the Rec Center and its neighborhood.

The Lamond Recreation Center is the first LEED® Silver Certified building in the District and features a host of after school programs and activities for students from surrounding schools.

Visit the DCCAH website to view the press release and stop by the Rec Center to see the mural in person.

Date: Thursday October 23
Time: 4 pm
Location: Lamond Recreation Center, 20 Tuckerman Street, NE

Questions and more information:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Frederick Douglass in Judiciary Square

DC Creates Public Art's Rachel Dickerson was recently interviewed for the Washington Post Metro Section. She spoke about the second of two impressive statue installations in Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street, NW. The statue of Frederick Douglass, created by sculptor Steven Weitzman, was put in place this past weekend. It comes after the installation two weeks ago of the Pierre L'Enfant statue, created by sculptor Gordon Kray.

You can visit the Washington Post article here, and make sure to visit the statues at 441 4th St. NW.