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Most of you have probably read Philippa Hughes’ DC Art Blog, ‘Adventures of Hoogrrl,’ a great resource for art events, arty people, and related issues. Phillipa is a tireless champion of local artists, a collector, and a lot of fun. She just started a new, slicker, more interactive website called “The Pink Line Project” which includes an interactive art calendar, featured events, and art dialogue (section: art chat). If you want to be in the know about exhibits and artists in DC, this really is the site for it. Here is some information from the site directly:

The Pink Line Project is a catalyst for the culturally curious.

By designing programs and events fueled by the transformative power of art and music, the Pink Line Project open portals to creative and innovative thinking that invite all to enter.

Philippa P.B. Hughes, Chief Creative Contrarian, was featured in The Washington Post as one of “The Cultural Crowd’s Refreshing Faces” who is “remaking the scene” in DC as a connector and gatekeeper.

“Neither artist nor gallerist, Hughes is a lawyer and lobbyist-turned-art-collector who has imbued Washington’s art scene with a New York-style cool…”

What is a connector or gatekeeper?

“We do not make decisions about pieces of art or music to listen to or dresses to wear, based on how well they work. We buy these things because we like them…for some reason. And that reason is, very often, because it has been given value by experts – someone or some people or some organization or gallery or newspaper – that has the credibility to crown a dress, a painting, or a new music single with the approval and cachet that make it worth wearing, buying, or listening to. These people are the gatekeepers, the tastemakers, the “connectors.” They tell us what is worth having, what has taste, in a seemingly arbitrary, symbolic, and status-driven economy”

–The Warhol Economy, by Elizabeth Currid

Think Pink!

Pink is about how we exist in the world and and how we interact with each other – in a way that inspires creativity and jolts us out of our humdrum ruts. It’s about living differently not for the sake of being different but for the sake of making our lives less boring and more giving and interactive and living in a way that actually builds a sense of community. The pink line doesn’t just go from point A to point B with a transfer point at Metro Center. The Pink Line brings us all together!

For more information, go direct to the Pink Line Project.

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