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BEAUTIFUL MINDS Art Exhibit at
The YARDS PARK Grand Opening Weekend Celebration
Opening Reception for Beautiful Minds:
With 3 Hour Musical Performances by Eighteen Street Lounge Music
Federico Aubele, Second Sky and Ursula 1000
Sept 10th, 3:30pm - 11pm
All Day Activities:
Sept 11th, 9:00am - 10pm
Beautiful Minds Art Exhibit at The Yards Park
60 local artists will participate in the Beautiful Minds, an art
exhibit curated by Art Whino, which will premiere their show as part of
the grand opening weekend celebration of The Yards Park, DC’s new
regional waterfront destination and a centerpiece of the Capitol
Riverfront neighborhood. The Beautiful Minds show will exhibit in the
historic Lumber shed pavilion as part of The Yards Park opening
celebration that includes a weekend of musical performances, kids
activities, fitness classes, a doggie social, food and drink, water
features, fireworks and more. The event is FREE and open to the public.
The Beautiful Minds art exhibit will look at what makes an
artist who he or she is in their pure essence. Artists use their
canvases, unedited and honestly, to express what they see as a global
transformation of consciousness in society and as a mirror to today’s
ills, joys, and daily tribulations. Understanding that every city has
its own subculture and complexities, Beautiful Minds will focus on DC
Metro artists to further expose the multiple layers of existence in the
nation’s capital. Art Whino will team up with Beautiful Nightmare/No
Homework and microWaveproject to fully capture the essence of DC and
bring together an arsenal of artists for this star-studded group show.
Artists in the exhibit are local DC Metro area artists and will be in
attendance at the show.
Visitors to Beautiful Minds will also
have the opportunity to experience the new Yards Park. Like no other
park in the region, The Yards Park is a new regional waterfront
destination, offering a whole new way for local residents to enjoy the
outdoors and the river. The 5.5 acre park--the size of about four
football fields--includes a ¼ mile long boardwalk along the water and
was designed as a series of unique “outdoor rooms” to provide a variety
of experiences from the great lawn to the sculptural pedestrian bridge,
the waterfall/canal basin to the overlook and riverfront gardens. The
Yards Park was built through a public/private partnership between the
federal General Services Administration, the District of Columbia, and
Forest City Washington and is managed and programmed by the Capitol
Riverfront Business Improvement District. Information about The Yards
Park and the opening weekend of events can be found at
Location: The Yards Park
10 Water St SE Washington, DC
(Intersection of 3rd St SE and Water St SE)
Three blocks from the Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Ave Exit)
Friday, September 10th, from 3:30pm – 11pm
Lumber Shed Pavilion
Opening Reception for Beautiful Minds Arts Exhibit
Beer Garden by Capitol City Brewing
Cocktails by Mie N Yu Restaurant
Suite Lounge with product giveaways and celebrity appearances
Live Jazz by Special Occasion and Project Natale
5pm-8pm Trapeze show
8pm-11 pm Musical Performances by Eighteen Street Lounge Music Artists Performing: Federico Aubele, Second Sky and Ursula 1000
Lumber Shed Pavilion
10 am-10 pm Beautiful Minds Art Exhibit
10 am-4 pm Kids crafts, face painting, henna, etc.
12 pm-10 pm Beer Garden by Capitol City Brewing
12 pm-10 pm Cocktails by Mie N Yu Restaurant
1 pm-8 pm Live painting by Art Whino Artists
3 pm-6 pm Custom vinyl painting
5 pm-8 pm T-shirt silk screening
10 am Mr. Skip kids entertainer
11 am Hula hooping
12 pm Free Lobster Buffet Reggae Band
2 pm Monster Band
4 pm Road Soda Band
6 pm Cashmiere Band
8 pm DJ Keenan
Overlook and Bridge Fitness Classes by Vida
9am-10am Boot Camp and Vinyasa Yoga
10:30am-11:30am Power Yoga
11am-12pm Zumba Dance
11:30am-12:30pm Group Kick
12:30am-1:30pm Vida Fusion
1:30am-2:30pm Zumba Dance
P1B Grass Lawn
10 am – 4pm Kids active games, potato sac races, tag, parachute, etc
10 am-12pm Doggie Social and Contest
10 am – 4 pm Kid Rock Wall with free climbing
3 pm – 6 pm Trapeze Show/Performance
9:30pm-10pm Fireworks display on the river
Friday 8-11pm Live Musical Performances by Eighteen Street Lounge Music
Second Sky 8pm
Sky is the trio of co-conspirators Billy Medina, Wes DiIorio and
William Lascek-Speakman. Together, they are remixing the traditional
idea of a musical group: crossfading organic and electronic, live and
studio, while recombining classic genres for a completely new and
eclectic sound. Based in Dub and Trip-Hop, Second Sky blends elements
of Soul, Pop, Arabic, Afrobeat, and Indian music styles (among others)
into something that always manages to come out sounding distinctly like
Second Sky. This fusion comes naturally to Billy, William, and Wes, who
revel in the sounds of classic Bollywood soundtracks and early
electronic music. The subsequent effect is a sonic world of sultry
beaches, thrilling car chases, exotic scenery, and lost scenes from
imaginary films. The band often brings in satellite musicians to play
percussion or horns to amplify the live sound. Ultimately, the band
looks to share it's love of all forms of music with their friends and
audiences worldwide; creating more than a sound, but a complete
experience through rhythm.
Federico Aubele: 9pm
forward two millennia, when Aubele is swiping pages from Ovid’s
playbook, by way of smoky tango bars and the sultry heyday of Mexican
boleros in the 1940s, and falling hard into the acoustic yet lush
Amatoria. In fine Pan-American style, the final impetus for the album
came thanks to an all-love-song compilation of classic Johnny Cash.
Aubele heard love in boldly eclectic yet elegantly spare arrangements.
His new compositions hinted at reggae. They had a touch of old-school,
down-and-dirty tango. They flowed from the melodic essence of the
Beatles, who took Buenos Aires by storm, leaving their imprint, though
with a distinctly Argentinean creative flavor. But the spirit of
bolero, especially the rough-and-ready, heartfelt ballads of the 1940s,
formed the backbone of Amatoria, harkening back to Aubele’s childhood
in Buenos Aires. He began creating songs with roots deep in the Latin
sounds of his childhood but in the rhythmic aesthetic and sonic
inflection of his own generation.
Ursula 1000 10pm
1000 returns from journeys into outer space with his fourth studio
album, an epic collection of psychedelic sonic sorcery entitled
Mystics! Zig-Zagging further away from the cheeky vintage
breakbeat-rhumba of previous albums, this time the Brooklyn beat-wizard
ventures into tougher and more angular territory: beats banging harder
and bass popping louder. Drawing from a variety of new influences and
collaborations, Ursula 1000 delivers lethal doses of dirty booty-breaks
with tracks like “Rump” featuring MC Tee Double, gothic sexcapades with
“I.C.O.M.E.” featuring sex-kitten vocalist Rochelle Vincente Von K,
electro-dancehall with “Step Back” featuring Jamaican toaster Sista
Widey, and disco-funk filth with “Star Machine” featuring jazz-breaks
producer Mocean Worker. At once playful and dangerous, Mystics is a cry
to the stars!
the Sneaker Suite, in the Suite Lounge, as they celebrate their 5th
year anniversary of continued craftsmanship with their ever popular
sneaker events and productions. In August 2005, Eye bar was the first
venue to see such uniqueness. On September 10th, Join the Sneaker Suite
and two of the originating sponsors and partners, Greedy Genius &
Grand High! Greedy Genius will showcase their 2011 Winter Line, and
provide some exclusive tee shirts and giveaways throughout the evening.
Grand High, with their ever so exclusive art inspired footwear, will
also be on site displaying their latest designs to date.
the reception, Washington Redskin star Chris Cooley will make a special
appearance in the Sneaker Suite lounge area to sign autographs and to
highlight partnering brands Orisue and Cloud 9 watches. Both brands are
boutique brands that have made their mark in the lifestyle industry.
Also, Chef Rock Harper, Hell's Kitchen Winner, will be on site
providing health tips and tricks of the trade in the kitchen, along
with sampling from his culinary arts school and LaVan Anderson will
showcase some of his latest Photography projects in and around the DC
Saturday 1-8pm Live Painting by Art Whino Artists
Live Large Scale Painting by the following Artists:
6 microWave artists will be installing 3D Installations in the Lumbershed.
project promotes artists and educates the community, with an emphasis
on site-specific installation art. We do this by acting as a conduit
between artists and groups/businesses to provide exhibitions in
temporary "micro" galleries.
for Art Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is organized to assist,
support and guide artists in exploring, refining and realizing their
highest potential in addition to becoming activists of positive social
and cultural development of the world as well as future leaders in
entertainment and philanthropy.
Join us at the Beautiful Minds
event for the Stand For Art Language of Love interactive masterpiece
created by YOU. We will inspire your inner artist to create based on
the language of love, beauty, peace and harmony for all to see.
DIY Activities Saturday
Patrons will be invited to participate and paint live with the artists.
Customize Vinyls by SkullyBoom
primary objective of SkullyBoom is to make transporting music easier
and more enjoyable. Our technology revives the boombox by taking proven
technologies and repackaging them to accommodate the mobile lifestyle.
Utrecht Art Supplies Presents: Cupcakes, Giveaways and interactive arts
DC's number one art store brings the supplies for inspiration: music,
food, paint, and prizes. Paint on our canvas, and join the Utrecht
Cupcake Raffle: eat a cupcake for a chance to win a Utrecht gift card!
help finish Josh Taylors HUGE 16 Foot Wide by 8 Foot High Manhole
Mural. Free miniature manholes will be available for the patrons to
coustomize and hang on the mural for the finishing touches!!
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional
opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to
individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the
District of Columbia.
The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
your senses with the sights, sounds and flavors of “A Silk Road
Celebration” at Mie N Yu. Combining authentic Silk Road cuisine with
local ingredients, Mie N Yu’s Executive Chef Tim Miller highlights
dishes and techniques from Far East Asia, the Spice Islands, Central
Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. Mie N Yu is
a truly unique experience, and a wonderful social experiment! Bar Chef
Robert Tinney crafts cocktails that make use of the finest liquors and
fresh fruits and juices. These luscious libations will tickle your
fancy! Guests from all corners of the globe have been intrigued by this
oasis of enjoyment in the heart of historic Georgetown.
City Brewing Co. opened its doors in 1992 as the first brew pub in our
nation's capitol since prohibition, thus giving its citizens and its
many visitors the freedom to enjoy some of the finest hand-crafted beer
in the country. On the front of our menu is the symbol of freedom, the
Lady Liberty, a statue found atop our namesake, the United States
Our dedicated brewers identify and use only the highest
quality hops, fresh yeast and select malt to brew many of the world's
great ales, lagers and pilsners. Our state of the art brew-houses
located in each restaurant enable our brewers to closely monitor each
phase of the brewing process and bring the beer to you within hours of
completion, fresher than you ever thought possible. We gladly give
tours of the brewery upon request.
We have always taken great
pride in our beer so come in and enjoy a cold pint of our very best and
match it to one of the many menu selections tailored to the brews we
serve. Our Chefs have developed and excellent menu of regional cuisine
using ingredients cultivated in the Mid-Atlantic area and delivered
fresh daily. Many of the items were developed specifically with our
beer in mind and our imaginative Chefs have used our beer in many of
the dishes in ways sure to delight.
riverfront park provides green space to enjoy the outdoors along the
river. It includes open grassy areas, a water feature, a terraced
performance venue, biking/jogging trails and riverside places in which
to eat and shop. The park is part of a larger Yards development that
will blend adaptive reuse of historical industrial buildings with
construction on new sites.
The park, canal basin and water
feature, iconic bridge, boardwalk, terraced lawn area and gardens will
be opened for this Inaugural event.