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Aidan Design Donates Kitchenette/Art Center During a Day of Service at Martha's Table

Aidan Design Donates Kitchenette/Art Center During a Day of Service at Martha's Table

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Aidan Design Gives Back to the Community on Friday, Dances on Saturday

by Sherry Moeller

With the 10th anniversary of Aidan Design this month, its owners Nadia Subaran and John Schmiedigen wanted to do something special for the community that has supported them the last decade. Aidan Design, a custom kitchen firm in Bethesda, Md., decided to donate a Day of Service by designing and installing a kitchenette, handwashing station and art center at Martha's Table, a Northwest DC charitable organization that provides food and education to the area's homeless.

RIFE 2011 - Rock n' Roll and Electronic Music Films

RIFE 2011 - Rock n' Roll and Electronic Music Films

This week I'm previewing films from REEL Independent Film Extravaganza taking place this weekend at THEARC in Washington D.C.

On Sunday at 12PM, RIFE will have a two hour block of documentaries on music.

The Silo Effect: The Treehouse Sessions follows four young, Richmond based musicians who comprise the band, The Silo Effect, as they make the transition from the stage to the recording studio. Director Les Owen highlights the differences of playing in front of an adoring crowd and locking oneself in the recording studio, where the truth is laid bare. Anyone who has ever played in a band will relate.

RIFE 2011 - LBGT Films October 22

RIFE 2011 - LBGT Films October 22

 

REEL Independent Film Extravaganza will feature a selection of LGBT films on Saturday October 22 starting at 4PM.

First up are the short narrative film Figure/Ground and the feature length documentary The Sisterhood. Written and directed by Daniel Henry, Figure/Ground is a drama about Jim, a young artist in the South, struggling to make it in tough economic times. Beautifully shot, the film depicts a story of young man representative of what many are now calling “The Lost Generation.”

If you missed 2010, here's your next chance

If you missed 2010, here's your next chance

Since I’ve been writing this blog on WUSA 9, I’ve told you about several events at THEARC, short for Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus. THEARC acts as a cultural hub in one of D.C.’s underserved areas, providing a venue for the arts east of the Anacostia.

RIFE 2011 - Two World Premieres (and Hercules), October 22

RIFE 2011 - Two World Premieres (and Hercules), October 22

REEL Indpendent Film Extravaganza will host two world premieres on Saturday October 22 starting at 7PM. First up is All in the Game, written and directed by Maryland filmmaker, Gary Ugarek. The film follows an East Baltimore drug kingpin as he vies for control of the entire city's trade. Besides a story that evokes the spirit of The WireAll in the Game also features several cast members from the acclaimed HBO series.

Following All in the Game is Coffin, presented by Skyrocket Productions. Here's the synopsis:

MuralsDC to Hold Art Exhibit Featuring Mural Works Tues., Sept. 6

MuralsDC to Hold Art Exhibit Featuring Mural Works Tues., Sept. 6

This notice comes to us from Nancee Lyons:

MuralsDC will conclude its 2011 program with a unique art exhibit featuring replicas of each of the, mostly “graffiti-style”, murals installed during the program and other works by MuralsDC artists Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6:00-9:00pm, at 1300 “H” Street, NE (the former R.L. Christian Library). The free event will also feature live art by a local sculptor.

 

Two free film events for Labor Day Weekend

Two free film events for Labor Day Weekend

 

A few months back I told you about local filmmaker Anthony Greene and his short film anthology A World At Work. Anthony has two new events this week, once again bringing culture to the East side of the Anacostia.

The first is Art Behind the Art, an exhibition at Blank Space SE of behind-the-scenes photography from local film sets. There will be an opening reception at the gallery this Friday September 2 at 7PM. The show will run for a week and coincide with Anthony's second event, The East of the River Film Festival.