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TONIGHT

11/07/2009

FOTOWEEK has begun.

After openings in Georgetown last night as well as an auction at Honfleur in Anacostia MC’ed by Sen. Al Franken (in which I had some work), tonight’s big events really keep things moving.  The big Transformer auction is happening, but perhaps the biggest event of the evening is:

Fixation at Industry Gallery Saturday, November 7, 6 to 10 p.m.

1358-60 Florida Avenue NE, Second Floor

“Join Ten Miles Square and the Pink Line Project with the work of nine local photographers for the second annual Fixation exhibit. These photographers each create a narrative with a short series of images, differentiating the stereotypical image of our Nation’s Capital from the people actually living inside it. Their photographs inspect our city’s individual subcultures and the people who thrive in them, whether it’s the intense rock convulsions of serious air guitar competitors or the eager characters at the local Renaissance festival. Some create their own scenes by simply coming together as bystanders, while others transit separately in search of the same something. What these images all have in common is a fixation on subculture carved out inside the story of this city. Featured photographers: Nicole Aguirre, Karon Flage, Angela Kleis, Drew McDermott, Amit Mehta, Pat Padua, Jay Westcott, Aziz Yazdani, and Joshua Yospyn. Performances: 6-9 PM Music by Yoko K! 7:30 PM ayyoko confidential 9:00 PM Suspicious Package (recently mentioned in Spin magazine!)

Portrait photographs: Have your portrait taken by Ten Miles Square photographer Tracy Clayton in front of a specially commissioned backdrop created by fab artist Cory Oberndorfer.

Celebrate DC’s newest art center with:

–The opening of Koen Vanmechelen’s Cosmopolitan Chicken Project (DC) at one of DC’s top contemporary art galleries, Conner Contemporary.

–G Fine Art’s new space on the same block.

–A first look at the home of the new Industry Gallery, a contemporary design exhibition space.

$10 suggested donation

Special Deal: $2 tall-boy PBR drink special at the Rock & Roll Hotel if you wear our wrist band.

Industry Gallery is located on the second floor of Conner Contemporary, at 1358-60 Florida Avenue NE.

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Also happening tonight is the Contact Sheet show and WPOW show at Honfleur Gallery in Anacostia, 1241 Good Hope Rd SE.  I’ll have a few collages in Contact Sheet and the photojournalism in the WPOW show is top rate.

Lots of other things happening throughout the week, so everyone be sure to share whats going on and enjoy the festivities.

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