Each month the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) hosts Art Salon, a monthly convergence of the creative community in the District. This month marks the sixth edition of Art Salon, which will be held at the new Long View Gallery on 9th Street in Northwest on Wednesday, November 18, at 7 pm. Past salons have been held at Artomatic; White-Meyer House; the new Jair Lynch property, Solea; the Anacostia Art Gallery and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. This month the salon’s theme is Poetry in Motion–bringing together the worlds of poetry and motion graphics. The featured poets are Kyle Dargen, Tala Abu Rahmeh, Abdul Ali and Sami Miranda. The poets’ works will be interwoven with visual displays designed by artists from the Motion Graphics Festival, coming to DC from November 18-22.
Art Salon was created to bring together artists, gallery owners, educators and enthusiasts to build the District’s creative economy through conversation. A study conducted by the District of Columbia’s Office of Planning reports that the creative economy accounts for over 90,000 jobs in the district, from the culinary arts, building arts, media and communications, as well as visual and performing arts, with media and communications being the largest of these sectors.
“The creative economy is the driving force of the new economy. It accounts for over 10 percent of the jobs in this city, and we’re steadily growing. Cultural activity enhances communities and revitalizes neighborhoods. At the end of the day, Art Salon was born to strengthen our communities through conversations in the arts world,” says DCCAH Executive Director, Gloria Nauden.
The Mission at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is to provide grants, programs and educational activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities, so that all District of Columbia residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of this city.
Where: Long View Gallery 1234 9th Street, NW Washington, DC
When: Wednesday November 18, 2009 7 to 9 pm
Admission: Free and open to the public
RSVP: [email protected]