Sunday: Contemporary Wing Celebrates Gaia and Girl Scouts

by June 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm 1,397 0


Gaia's mural in the alley between P Street's Logan Hardware and Contemporay Wing. (Luis Gomez Photos

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This Sunday Contemporary Wing is leaving its 14th Street NW home and traveling over to the National Portrait Gallery and Smith Commons to host a celebration for renowned street artist, Gaia. Not a stranger to DC, Gaia has left his mark on several local buildings, including the space behind the P Street Whole Foods and a wall on the P Street Logan Hardware building.

This weekend, Gaia is back in the District to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts – a celebration he will recognize by creating a massive live portrait of the organization’s founder, Juliette Gordon Low. On June 10, Contemporary Wing invites the public to meet Gaia and watch the artist in action as he creates his new masterpiece. The open event will take place in the Kogod Courtyard (8th and F Streets NW) from noon until 3 pm.

At 5 pm, the party will move to Smith Commons (1245 H Street NE), where Gaia will discuss the story of his work and unveil his extraordinary “Dusk on H Street,” one of the largest privately commissioned murals in DC history. Bar specials and complimentary small bites will be available at the H Street reception, but space is limited so please RSVP to [email protected].

For more information, visit the Contemporary Wing website.

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