Monday, June 18, 2012

Artomatic Closing Week

It's almost time to say goodbye :.(. This is the last week for Artomatic, so if you’re in the DC area, and you haven’t made it out there yet, this is your last week to do so. Here's some of what's going down closing week...

Tuesday, June 19th  5:00pm – 9:00pm

Explore Wine & Art

“The Washington Wine Academy is taking over Artomatic with A to Z of Wine! With wine bars throughout the several floors, you can taste a full spectrum of summer wines while exploring the art exhibits. There will be 26 wines, to be explored alphabetically-one for each letter of the alphabet. Purchase tickets at the Washington Wine Academy website.”

Wednesday, June 20th  5:30pm – 7:30pm

Doodle Down FREE workshop

“The word doodle first appeared in the early 17th century to mean a fool or simpleton and often associated with wasting time or being counter to getting work done. To doodle is to dwadle, to do something of little value, and to do nothing. But our doodles don't have to be subject to the definition. We'll spend time getting to know each other through doodling and also trade and swap our doodles to come up with a final image to be shared between artists. From these doodles a hand-bound doodle zine will be made by artist and designer Tim Rodgers. We'll have markers and pens available but you can also bring your own.” Tim Rodgers is a dope artist, so that’ll probably be a good time. Wish I could go :(. For more info, click here

Thursday, June 21st  7:30pm – 9:00pm       

Performance by Charles King
“Charles King is known in Colombia as "el Palenquero fino." He is a creator and pioneer of champeta, the popular Afro-Caribbean rhythm that combines urban sounds and lively rhythms from East Africa. Champeta, "the people's cry of freedom" is a combination of rock, reggae, rap, soca and calypso that exploded on the scene in Cartagena de Indias thirty years ago. Charles King embodies the beat and living free philosophy. Champeta has been adopted by Calle 13, the Wailers,and even Shakira.” For more info, click here

Friday, June 22nd  8:15pm – 11:00pm
Bus Boys & Poets 10 Tongues Multi-Lingual Poetry Slam

“10 Tongues is a 2 round multi-lingual poetry slam.  Winner takes all!  $200 prize.  Poets must incorporate at least one line in their poems written in a language other than English or Spanish.  The language will be selected from a list of 10 when the poets register to slam.  One language per poet, selection is first come first-serve basis. “ For more info, click here

Saturday, June 23rd  7:00pm – 9:00pm

Grand Finale Fashion Show

“There will be tons of dancing, fashion, singing, and just all in all a great time!  We invite you to our closing Artomatic event which showcases all of what we are about (Art, Fashion, Music, Dance, and overall Performance).”  For more info, click here

In addition to the events listed here, there are also TONS of other performances, workshops and special events taking place, many of which are free …$0.00.  Check them out here. Also, in case you forgot lol, my art is on the 8th floor, space 347 and I'll be selling some goods in the Art-to-Go Marketplace on June 23rd, from 1 pm. - 6 pm. See you there!!

All information in quotes was taken directly from the Artomatic website,

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