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Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial: Walking Tour and Ben Andrew Workshop
June 19, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Start your summer off right with a fun-filled morning of public art! Join Arts in Foggy Bottom for the June tour of Turf and Terrain, the 2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial. Curator Danielle O’Steen and select Turf and Terrain artists will lead a tour of the works featured in the show. Meet at 842 New Hampshire Ave. NW (look for the yellow house on the corner of New Hampshire Ave. and I St. NW).
Following the tour at 12:30 p.m., artist Ben Andrew will lead an interactive workshop and discussion about his Turf and Terrain work, Foggy Bottom Microobservatory (Meet at Ben’s work site at 915 26th St. NW, between I and K Sts. NW). Learn about wild microorganisms living around Foggy Bottom and go on an exploration walk around the neighborhood. Participants will also be instructed on how to collect and develop yeast starters for naturally carbonated sodas, sourdough bread, or wild-fermented beer. Your choice of yeast starter will be available to take home at the end of the workshop. Supplies and ingredients will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis, but all are welcome to participate in the event. Learn more about Andrew’s work at www.microobservatory.com.
Turf and Terrain features work by the following artists: Benjamin Andrew, Eames Armstrong, Becky Borlan, Krista Caballero and Frank Ekeberg (Norway), Brian Davis, Lisa Dillin, Rob Hackett, Nicole Herbert, Patrick McDonough, Jonathan Monaghan, Lindsay Pichaske, Dane Winkler, and Julie Zirlin.
All Arts in Foggy Bottom tours, workshops, and performances are free and open to the public. Turf and Terrain’s tour starting point is located just 1.5 blocks from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro. To learn more about the Arts in Foggy Bottom public art program and Turf and Terrain, visit www.artsinfoggybottom.com.
** Be sure to tag your tour photos on social media with the hashtags #ArtsinFoggyBottom, #TurfandTerrain, and #DCPublicArt **
(banner photo by Kate Warren)