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The DCax panel series focuses on the broad topic of artist space in the Washington, DC area.
The fifth panel will focus on the private property owners and the role they play in facilitating and supporting creative space for artists and arts organizations.
We invite you to join us for the following:
10:30am-11:30am - Panel discussion
11:30am-12:30pm - Walking tour (lunch included) of the Brookland artist spaces
1:00pm-2:00pm - Conversation with the panelists
Kera Carpenter is the chef/owner of Domku Bar & Cafe in DC's Petworth neighborhood. She is also the founder of NURISH: The Center for a Creative Culinary Economy and the StartUp Kitchen project. Prior to opening Domku, Kara’s professional life included working with an international humanitarian assistance NGO, freelance writing, and public sector consulting. She also holds an M.Ed from Harvard University.
Kate Taylor Davis
Kate Taylor Davis has worked for and with DC area arts organizations since 1999. She joined the staff of ARCH Development Corporation in May of 2013 to become the first director of the Anacostia Arts Center. Previously she was the director of external relations for Imagination Stage, chief marketing and communications officer at Olney Theatre Center, assistant director of education and programs at the Association of Children’s Museums, and she interned with The Kennedy Center and The District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), among others. She is occasional lecturer on the topics of marketing and event planning at local universities, and Kate has served as a committee member for The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, vice president for The League of Washington Theatres, keynote panelist for Theatre Communications Group, and a grant panelist for Arlington County. In her spare time she helps produce off-beat art events. Kate holds an M.A. in Arts Management from The American University and a B.A. in English from The University of Michigan.
Rev. Brian E. Hamilton
Brian Hamilton has served as Co-Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church since February 1996. His early education in Sociology and Theology established a foundation for urban ministry that has spanned over 25 years in Philadelphia, Detroit and Washington, DC. He also serves as President of the Southwest Renaissance Development Corporation, a community development corporation and outreach arm of Westminster, which has organized the cultural development programs Jazz Night in D.C. and Blue Monday Blues among others, both housed at Westminster. Rev. Hamilton has extensively studied and taught race relations and urban sociology; he has been a lifelong student of urban communities, their populations, assets, challenges and other defining issues.
Kelly King is the Founder/Artistic Director of Contradiction Dance. She creates dances for theatre, film, stage, and street... and all the places people go in-between.
Playing in several artistic sandboxes at once, while teasing the line between art & entertainment, Kelly brings a collage of interests to each endeavor.
Kelly has performed nationally and internationally for several companies, most notably: Contradiction Dance (Artistic Director), CityDance Ensemble (Associate Director), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Echo Park Contemporary Ballet, JazzDanzDC. She has performed with production companies, including Cirque du Soleil, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Cast of Thousands.
Her choreography has been presented and produced by theatre companies/festivals/corporations including: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Phillips Collection, Round House Theatre, Over The Line Festival, Source Festival, St. Mary's College, Adventure Theatre, GEICO.
Kelly also serves the creative community as an educator, choreographer, consultant, advocate and audience member.
Lunch provided by resident ReSourceArts chef:
Tim hails from Huntington, West Virginia and has lived in the DC area
for nearly 3 years. A love of food led him to the Art Institute of
Washington in 2010, where he studied International cuisine & baking.
Interested in all things related to food, music and art, Tim likes to
spend his time connecting to all that the DC area has to offer.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event
All events will take place at the new Menkiti Group offices. They are located between Excel Movement Studio and Lee's Auto Services on 8th St NE. The entrance is down the driveway - you will see the Menkiti Group sign overhead.
There is street parking available in the surrounding neighborhood.
The DCax events are conveniently located a short walk from the Brookland/CUA Metro Station on the Red Line.
Directions from the Metro: Exit the turnstiles and immediately go right and up the escalator. You will be out of doors in a bus area. Turn right at the bus area. Follow the sidewalk, which leads to the corner of 9th Street and Monroe Street. Turn right on Monroe Street and go across a short bridge. After the bridge, turn left immediately onto 8th Street, NE. The Menkiti Group offices are half way down the block on the left side. If you reach Brookland Artspace Lofts and Dance Place, you have gone too far.
Several Metro Bus lines also go to the Brookland Station, including the H series, G8, and 80 buses.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not need to print your ticket! In fact, in an effort to be green, we hope you won't! We will check you in with our mobile app. All we need is the name you registered under.
When & Where
DC Artist Exchange
DC Artist Exchange (DCax) is a project developed by Artomatic in collaboration with several DC-based arts and cultural organizations. DCax is a series of events and tools designed to explore new ways to build community. The kick-off series includes five panel discussions around the broad topic of artist space in the city, four in-person creative networking events called Swap Meets, and a WEBSITE (dcartistexchange.org) meant to engage members through a virtual community space.
The DC Artist Exchange partner organizations include: