Mobiles and more

Hi Everyone,

I work in a gorgeous building designed by William McDonough. The building is very open and airy with large windows and high ceilings. The signature space in the building is definitely our main atrium.

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I know what you are all thinking. It is a beautiful space but where is the art? Me too! On Monday, the school’s Facilities Director and I spoke with the Chief Preparator and Registrar for the Katzen Art Gallery to get some ideas for the atrium. We would like to install some sort of mobile. During our conversation, a few local DC artists were mentioned for their mobiles or large sculptures.

Kendall Buster

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John Dreyfus

dreyfusDreyfus2Kendall Buster and John Dreyfus are just two of the artists that came up in discussion. It is amazing how their pieces change the entire mood of a space.

A group of local artists will be sending us a proposal for the atrium within the next few weeks. They are alumni of the school so we really hope that we like their piece. I will keep you updated!

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Hi Art Xplorers,

I have a music video that I would like to share with you this morning. The video features Laura Mvula singing “That’s Alright”. My uncle sent me this video yesterday and I am already in love with it. The song has a smooth yet upbeat rhythm and the lyrics are a lot of fun. But being a very visual person, I am really excited by all of the gorgeous visuals in the video.

Check out the architecture of the room. Notice the smooth curves of the staircase contrasted by the square movements of the dancers.

And the fashion! Do not get me started on the fashion. The red dress and shawl that Laura is wearing during the first chorus are breathtaking and so innovative. And her purple eyeliner is the perfect accent.

Well enough from me, take a look for yourself.