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Hello everyone! Wonderful news!
What’s Justin up to this June?
I am now working as the Economic Development Coordinator with the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (Hyattsville CDC). This full-time opportunity will allow me to learn the ways of applying sound urban planning principles in an up-and-coming economic center. I am humbled and thankful. My position works alongside my work as Content Manager for MyGatewayArts.org until that positions concludes in the Fall. So far my first few weeks have been challenging and inspirational, and I look forward to continuing our work.
Additionally, please join me as I appear in a new performance by Alan Sharpe as part of the DC Black Theater Festival called “11 x 8 1/2 Inches.” I am humbled to be part of this great cast! Alan’s works are heartfelt and humorous, touching and at times risque (don’t mind his dark tones in the short description below, I did say he has a flair for the dramatic). I can’t wait for this rare once-a-year opportunity. Tickets are free and can be reserved ahead of time. Please join us for a great evening. Reserve your ticket online here. RSVP on Facebook here.
|Alan Sharpe’s African-American Collective Theater (ACT) once again showcases many of DC’s most talented actors, in a steamy new series of his short plays exploring the lives of same gender-loving brothers in the Black community. Darkly dramatic, explicitly erotic, candidly comic and raunchily romantic, these dramas chronicle the challenges of brothers ‘in the life” embracing their true sexuality…or still struggling along the road to self-recognition and redemption. This follow-up to last year’s “Hand to Mouth” provides a sneak peek at another collection of edgy, underground works, not likely to ever make it to the more mainstream stage. Friday, June 29, 2012, 9 p.m. FREE. The Blackburn Center at Howard University, 2400 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, DC.
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Hi everyone, did you know there’s a Portfolio Panel Workshop at the Brentwood Arts Exchange this Saturday, the 5th from 3-5pm? More info below:
Upcoming Business of Art Workshops
At the Brentwood Arts Exchange @ Gateway Arts Center
Portfolio Panel: The Inside and Out of Creating a Great Art Portfolio
May 5, 2012; 3-5pm • SMARTlink #883815
Learn from arts professionals about what makes a portfolio great and not-so-great. Hear what makes them look twice or not at all, what they’ve seen that works, and where trends are going. Continue reading
Just visited the National Museum of Language in College Park, just north of University Park. Initially hard to miss as I had a different idea of what I was looking for, the museum has two exhibition rooms and is located on the 2nd floor of an office building. Their current exhibition is on language: its writing forms and its uses. With plenty of informational material as well as cultural objects from various European and Asian cultures, their collection has been on exhibition since 2008. When I asked about South American and African cultures, their roots not on display, I learned that they do have materials in their collection, but that this exhibition focused on the European/Asian cultures, and that there’s plenty on Amharic if I’m interested. Good finds!
The docent I spoke with told me they’re planning a new exhibition after their annual membership dinner on May 6th, so I hope to stop back sometime. Today was a talk on computational language, that was really for their members than on behalf of their current exhibition. With more than 300 members she tells me, I’m pleasantly surprised as I always would see their sign out on Route 1 but hadn’t visited since I’m not a big linguistics-language-classics student (well plenty are!). Visit http://www.languagemuseum.org/ for more information!