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Nick Cave Highlighted at THEARC's Open House

Some of the D.C. area's most talented youth are preparing to dazzle audiences tonight. It's THEARC's annual open house and they're promising amazing performances, lavish costumes and a night to remember.

College Students Develop Concepts for 11th St Bridge Park

In September 2012, University of Maryland landscape architecture students were asked to develop concepts for an 11th Street Bridge Park as part of their fall studio class.  They were given a presentation by 11th Street Bridge Park Director Scott Kratz and had the opportunity to review documents prepared by the DC Office of Planning.  Under the direction of Professor Jack Sullivan, 19 students created models and supportive graphics of their proposals. 

Comcast Newsmakers from THEARC

Our Executive Director, Edmund Fleet and neighbor, Rolanda Wilson, both were selected as Comcast Newsmakers this year.  Please take a look at these short interviews they had with Kellye Lynn to hear their thoughts about THEARC and its community:

Edmund’s Interview

Rolanda’s Interview

NASAA Participants Tour THEARC

THEARC is happy to have welcomed the DC Commission on Arts & Humanities and participants of the 2012 National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) for a special “ARTVenture” at THEARC on Saturday, October 6, 2012.  Participants were given a tour of THEARC led by our Executive Director, Edmund Fleet before being treated to a special showcase featuring students who attend Corcoran ArtReach, the Levine School of Music, and The Washington Ballet at THEARC.  The event concluded with a panel discussion with directors from THEARC, DCAH Executive Director Lionell Thomas, LISC Executive Director Oramenta Newsome, and Sam Sweet from the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

Artist Experiments With Portraits Of Random Strangers

We've had a great experience with the Habitat for Artists team throughout the year, with so many new friendships developed between their artists and our staff.  There couldn’t be better proof than the special portrait of Keith Cook, one of THEARC’s maintenance staff members, created by artist, Nicole Bourgea.  Nicole and Keith took part in an interview with WAMU’s Metro Connection last month which focused on Nicole's creative process. 

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