Our NoMa neighborhood is full of hidden gems. A community of art and culture is beginning to emerge and we couldn’t be happier about it. The NoMa Lobby Project is a prime example of this, with a focus on transforming vacant urban spaces into temporary homes for programming of the artistic variety. The Lobby Project is a collaboration between the NoMa Business Improvement District and the DC Office of Planning to activate unused office spaces. Four art shows for the project have been curated by Washington Project for the Arts, with programming and food partnerships from Union Kitchen, Roti Mediterranean Grill and Uncle Chip’s Cookies, who runs a weekday coffee shop from 8-11 AM in the space.
An art opening on March 5th will debut work from local artist Fawna Xiao. She specializes in screen printing, which involves applying ink to a surface through a screen of fine material to create a pattern or picture. Fawna uses a minimalist approach, and is inspired by geometry and geology in her work. For The Lobby Project, she will be featuring her Black Mountain series. Here is what Fawna has to say about it:
[box] “I will be showing some of my Black Mountain series in a beautiful glass building in NoMa — continuing my fascination with the color black, the simplicity of monochrome, and shards. This show is organized by Washington Project for the Arts (thank you WPA!)” -Fawna Xiao[/box]
Click here to purchase tickets for tonight’s opening reception, or stop in and take a look anytime before April 11. You’ll enjoy some great artwork and feel good about supporting your community at the same time!