When Cecile Oreste approached me last March at Social Media Club DC breakfast and said she wanted to write about artists in the neighborhood, I gladly said, yes.
The Dupont-Logan-U Street area has long been an enclave for artists — we knew that artist profiles and feature stories would be popular with readers. Moreover, we wanted to bring more attention to the artists and galleries in the area.
With Borderstan Co-Editor Luis Gomez in tow as photographer, Cecile has profiled 25 artists in the Borderstan area since March (the list is below, a number are members of Mid City Artists). In addition, she has written numerous feature stories and even found time to profile several local businesses (see the list below).
Thanks to Cecile, 2010 was the year in which I began to truly appreciate the depth and scope of the arts community in our neighborhood — and we’re sure she has done the same for many readers.
A huge thank you, Cecile!
About Cecile in her own words: I am a Massachusetts native/Red Sox fan living in Logan Circle. In addition to working in the public relations industry, I write a blog about the dance community in DC, Maryland and Virginia. I am currently a marketing work study with Joy of Motion Dance Center and also a marketing/communications volunteer for Artomatic.
“When I’m not writing and tweeting, you’ll find me taking dance class, dreaming about my next travel adventure or eating a super grilled cheese from Stoney’s. Follow me on Twitter @dance_DC.”
Cecile’s 2010 Artist Profiles
- DC Loft Gallery Newest Addition to 14th and U Corridor
- Regina Miele: Local Artist, Global Reach
- Peter Alexander Romero: Color, Movement and Texture
- In-Depth with Transformer’s Victoria Reis
- Shaw Artist Chuck Baxter: Trash to Treasure
- The Inspiration of Dupont’s Ryan Epp
- FotoWeek: “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” at Joan Hisaoka
- French Artist Isabelle Spicer Finds Color in DC
- Elissa Leibowitz Poma: Painting Dupont Circle
- Robert Wiener: From Accounting to Art Glass
- “SPLEEN” Combined Works of 3 Local Artists
- Mid City Artist Mike Weber is California Dreamin’
- Bettmann Dances: “Who Will Watch the Watchers Themselves?”
- Martha Blalock: Painting Remains Her Primary Medium
- Last Week to Experience “Informed Design” at Long View
- Thomas Drymon: Showing the Hand in His Paintings
- Allen Russ: Redefining the World in Photographs
- Kristina Bilonick: From Journal Entries to Screen Prints
- Joren Lindholm: “Between Abstract and Representation”
- Dave Peterson’s Brand Mixes Graphics, Captions, Materials
- At the Hamiltonian: 3 Artists, 3 Mediums, 1 Synergy
- Saturday: Pop-Up Gala Celebrates Pop-Up Living
- Glenn Fry’s Silkscreens: From the Fed to the Real World House
- No Regrets: Betsy Karasik’s Transition from Lawyer to Painter
- Cole’s Metal Sculptures Part of Dupont-Logan Landscape
2010 Features by Cecile
- Vastu Has Second $500 or Less Art Exhibit
- Hoopdance: Is the Hooping Life for You?
- Affordable Art: Vastu’s $500 or Less Art Exhibition
- Funny, Fast, Contagious: “Noises Off!” Closes Sunday
- At the Source: Race, Religion and “The Ramayana”