ELLIPSE STAFF DC BIKE TOUR
On December 20th Cynthia Connolly, Ellipse Arts Center Director, and Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Ellipse Arts Center Educational Programmer, took an all day bike tour around DC to various art galleries around town. This outing sparked the initial planning of an Arlington County Arts Bike Tour (which Cynthia is currently mapping out).
The ladies started out in Georgetown at Addison/Ripley Fine Art before heading to District Fine Arts where Cynthia Connolly’s photographs were on display.
Next the Ellipse Staff headed up town to the Katzen Center at American University where they saw an array of interesting exhibitions. Darn no bike parking…
Flying back down Mass Ave Lisa Marie stops to view the beautiful scenery over Rock Creek Park before heading to one of the Ellipse staff’s favorite arts destinations, Provisions Library located in Dupont Circle.
“Provisions is a social change learning resource amplifying compelling voices that challenge and redefine the mainstream. Provisions places great value on the power of the arts - literature, visual art, new media, theatre, music - to speak across national and cultural boundaries and provide a critical lens through which to see the world”.
Then the ladies headed to 7th Street to visit the Warehouse Arts Complex where Civilian Art Projects launched its new program with the exhibition Dynamic Field. Lily Cox-Richard’s mixed media installation below entitled Red Roofed Bungalow was a favorite.
Who doesn’t want to consume at the Flashpoint art gallery? Curated by Angela Jerardi, this “exhibition consume invited viewers to consider the nuance and ambiguity inherent in our concepts of consumption—and what, how, and why we consume”.
Above Cynthia holds the consume price list where one could find artwork ingredients.
A DC bike tour would not be complete with out a stop at 1515 14th Street. Cynthia and Lisa Marie definitely enjoyed the captivating work of Washington DC artist iona rozeal brown at G Fine Arts.
The Ellipse Staff then ended their bike tour at Transformer, an artist centered non-profit located at 14th and P Streets NW.
Transformer's DC based artists Rachel Waldron (above) and Ryan Nelson (below) discuss their installation of new drawing and prints.