GO TO MERIDIAN TO SEE THIS ARTWORK!!
I bumped into my good friend Rebecca Fishman the other day at my daily haunt – the Parkway Deli. As a commissioner with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, she’s an insider in all things DC. I thank her for inviting me to this event. The magazine I have the pleasure to shoot for, Washington Life Magazine, quiets down a bit in the summer months so I get to check out some events I might not normally have the opportunity to get to during busier times. Tonight’s Art Salon was one of those really nice events. The White-Meyer House at Meridian International Center has been taken over by contemporary Chinese art that is, at times, provocative, as well as seductive. It’s a show called Metropolis Now, and provided the backdrop for the DC Commission’s Art Salon which, according to the invitation is, “a monthly convergence of artists, techies, green-collars, art enthusiasts and educators that are creating the momentum for the new era of art.”
The Art Salon is, “modeled after the salons of the late 19th century to inspire and provoke the minds of the creative community.” Meridian President Stuart Holliday was there, along with Meredith Cymermam, Rebecca Fishman, Henry Harris, Pilar O’Leary, Lori Soto, Darren Thomas, Jessica Lange, and arts advocate Philippa Hughes. My favorite couple – Eric Brewer and Kristin Guiter – were also there, going strong, and DJ Brian Liu kept the mood upbeat with his fervent soundscapes. The artwork is on view Wednesday – Sunday, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. through July 26, 2009. Closed on Federal Holidays. The White-Meyer House is located at the Meridian International Center, 1624 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC 20009