A Memorial Day Bluegrass Concert at Hill Center
Tap your toes with a high-energy bluegrass concert
Monday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Hill Center Galleries hosts the work of six featured artists and six continuing artists during a new exhibition that runs March 2 through April 28, 2013.
Hill Center will host a Reception with the Artists at 6 p.m. on March 20, 2013. The public has the opportunity to meet the artists, as well as hear a presentation on the show by Chris With, who is retired from the National Gallery of Art, curator at the Washington Arts Club, and continuing education teacher at George Mason University.
Good news for poetry lovers in the D.C. area: A new program of conversations with leading poets will start soon in Washington. The Hill Center Poetry Series, in collaboration with the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, will begin next month in the beautifully restored Old Naval Hospital.
As the host of this new quarterly series, I’ll be interviewing notable American writers about their verse and what influences and inspires them. The first conversation will be with Elizabeth Alexander on Wednesday, April 10.
The Rocks That Built Washington
While he was researching his book about the Potomac River, Garrett Peck stumbled upon a little-known quarry in the village of Seneca, Maryland. A literary journalist and self-described ‘history dork,’ he immediately smelled a story. It wasn’t long before he was braving thickets, poison ivy, and snakes to take a closer look.
From the outside it was impossible to tell what was about to jump off inside the tall, ancient, austere-looking building behind a gate on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast D.C., not far from Capitol Hill. Inside the iron gates though, the crowd going through the doorway grew ever larger as the hour of eight o'clock approached, and young, middle aged and seniors went up the creaking stairs to the second floor, eyeing the refreshment stand, some partaking of wine or beer, some of candy, some of other treats.