(Washington, DC) The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities invites you to join us for Painting the Town 2007: Color.Fieldremix on Saturday, May 12, 2007 from 7 am to 6 pm. A dedication will be held from noon until 12:30 pm.
In May 1987, the Corcoran School of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum collaborated to paint a giant color stripe scheme on 8th Street, NW between D and E in honor of Gene Davis, an important artist of the color field movement and former Corcoran faculty member. Mokha Laget, longtime studio assistant to Gene Davis, designed the project. Now 20 years later, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in collaboration with the Corcoran will recreate the 1987 project as an homage to Gene Davis, with Mokha Laget as the lead artist for this project once again. She has created an alternative scheme much closer in color, rhythm, musicality and lyricism to Gene Davis' paintings.
Please join us for a hands-on public art experience! This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, email Deirdre Ehlen or call (202) 724-5613.
Photograph by Robert Epstein, Corcoran Faculty (c) 1987 The Corcoran School of Art