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SPA LOGIC - a new boutique hair salon in Dupont Circle in Washington - hosted its Grand Opening Launch Party on Thursday evening, June 6.
THE CELEBRATION featured a special storefront presentation of summertime hair and beauty looks by Spa Logic's award-winning stylist Thomas Shelton, City Paper's "Best of D.C." Best Hair Stylist winner (2012, 2013); Spa Logic's owners and master stylists Kathy Luu and Zehn Lin; and award-winning cosmetic tattooartists and stylist My Ly Tong. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks were also provided as well as international sounds during the evening.
Spa Logic is located at 1721 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009. For more information: www.spalogicdc.com.
Taipei Reception and Briefing with The National Press Club's International Correspondents Committee in Washington
THE TAIPEI Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Washington, D.C. invited members of the International Correspondents Committee for National Press Club to attend a reception and briefing at Twin Oaks Estate on Wednesday evening, June 5.
THIS YEAR'S briefing was conducted by the new chief representative of the Taipei mission, Ambassador Pu-tsung King. The reception and dinner featuring Taiwanese delicacies was followed by Ambassador King's briefing on U.S.-Taiwan relations and peace prospects in East Asia.
JENNY LIND: The Swedish Nightingale Concert and Reception will take place on Thursday, June 13 at 6:15 p.m. at the House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007.
JENNY LIND, a Swedish opera star when the great impresario P.T. Barnum escorted her to the United States in 1850 for a grand tour, is a legend still today.
THE JENNY Lind Scholarship is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the People's Park and Community Center in Stockholm. The prestigious Jenny Lind Scholarship for 2013 has been awarded to Ms. Magdalena Risberg, soprano, based on a voice that is natural and simple, yet rich and moving, showing great musicality. Her accompanist is Mr. David Huang, who has been awarded the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Accompaniment Scholarship.
A RECEPTION with light refreshments, courtesy of SWEA, will take place before the concert. The concert begins promptly at 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $15. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is presented by SWEA Washington DC and supported by Embassy of Sweden.
The Swedish School for Children in Washington, D.C. held its graduation party at the Swedish residence
THE SWEDISH School for Children in Washington, D.C. held its graduation party in the gardens of the residence of Ambassador Jonas Hafström of Sweden on Saturday May 18. The school is subsidized by the Swedish Department of Education and has more than 60 students, aged between 3 and 17. For three hours every Saturday morning the students learn about Swedish history, culture, grammar and creative language. Photos: Kristina Smith and Monica Koppelman
Ambassador Jonas Hafström and his wife Eva were presented with a gift basket full of essential American goods, such as peanut butter, canned marshmallows, root beer and beef jerky, for them to bring home to Sweden when their assignment in the United States ends this summer.
MEMBERS OF The National Press Club in Washington organized under the auspices of the International Correspondents Committee were invited to an Embassy Night at the residence of the Swiss Ambassador on Wednesday evening, May 29.
AMBASSADOR Manuel Sager of Switzerland briefed the NPC members on economic and political relations between the United States and Switzerland as well as cooperation in the areas of research and innovation and tourism.
An elegant reception followed the briefing.
IT WAS A FUN and memorable evening when the Washington-based Picnic Theatre Company performed Molière's "Tartuffe" at the Phillips Collection on Thursday evening, May 30. Originally set in the time of French King Louis XVI or "Roi Soleil" in the 17th century, this "Tartuffe" was set in southern French Louisiana complete with thick southern accents.
IT IS A STORY about how Orgon's family is up in arms because Orgon and his mother Pernelle have fallen under the influence of Tartuffe, a pious fraud (and a vagrant prior to Orgon's help). Tartuffe pretends to be pious and to speak with divine authority, but his antics do not fool the rest of the family, or the maid Dorine. They detest him. The drama ends well, and Orgon announces the upcoming wedding of his daughter Marianne to Valère.
THE DIRECTOR of this delightful comedy was Karim Chrobog, who is president of 18th Street Films. The cast for the play included Nurith Aizenman, Joe Brinker, Nova Daly, Jane Latham Hodges, John Plumb, Omar Popal, Sandrine Rastello, Oliver Robinson, Christina Sevilla and Matt Stoller. Karim Chrobog is a founding member of the Picnic Theatre Company and has been directing the players since the group's first production. The Picnic Theatre Company is on facebook at facebook.com/PicnicTheatre.
Exhibition 'Undiscovered Color: The Paintings Of Benjamin Abramowitz (1960-1970)' opens at ARCHER Modern in Washington
Category: Design & Art
THE EXHIBITION "Undiscovered Color: The Paintings Of Benjamin Abramowitz (1960-1970)" opened with a reception and launch party at ARCHER in Washington on Wednesday evening, May 29.
MANY never-before-seen works by renowned Washington, D.C., artist Benjamin Abramowitz are being showcased, and more than 10 large-scale abstract canvases and smaller works of the period are on view.
A PROLIFIC ARTIST with a career spanning seven decades, Benjamin Abramowitz (1917-2011) devoted a lifetime to art. A master artist and teacher in painting, sculpture and works on paper, Abramowitz began working in New York City in the early 1930s. His talent was evident in his first solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (1936) at the young age of 16. Later, finding a place in the Works Project Administration (W.P.A.), the artist flourished as a painter often under the name of Benjamin Hoffman. By the time he moved to Washington in 1941, Abramowitz had 11 works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection and quickly became a star in the regional art scene winning numerous awards and attracting the attention of galleries, critics, curators and patrons.
IN ADDITION TO a number of exhibitions at prestigious institutions, Abramowitz's work has been collected by the Met, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, The Phillips Collections, Howard University, Baltimore Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution.
ARCHER is a leading gallery of fine art and design, and regularly showcases 20th Century design alongside fine art and signature furniture collections. ARCHER is located at 1027 33rd Street, N.W., in Cady's Alley in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 20007. For more information: www.archermodern.com.
The Washington Chapter of Swedish Women's Educational Association (SWEA) thanks Mrs. Eva Hafström with High Tea at Cosmos Club
THE WASHINGTON CHAPTER of SWEA (Swedish Women's Educational Association, www.swea.org) invited its members to High Tea at the Cosmos Club on Thursday, May 23, to thank Mrs. Eva Hafström, wife of Swedish Ambassador Jonas Hafström, for all her and her husband's support for the organization during their tenure in Washington. The Hafströms return to Sweden this summer.
CULTURAL DC's first annual membership reception was held at the Daimler Rooftop - a few blocks from the White House in Washington -- on Tuesday evening, May 21.
THIS NONPROFIT arts organization helps create culturally vibrant and thriving communities by ensuring that there are spaces and resources for artists and arts organizations to live, create, exhibit and perform throughout the city.
THE ORGANIZATION, which is headquartered in the District of Columbia, was put in motion in 1998, when a coalition of government, business and creative leaders recommended that a nonprofit be founded to develop infrastructure for the arts and increase the impact of D.C.'s creative community.
AMONG THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS since the start have been to broker 18 arts space projects totaling almost 250,000 square feet of space; to purchase Source, preserving the historic theatre for the community; to open DC's first arts incubator, Flashpoint in Downtown Washington; to facilitate three affordable housing initiatives for artists in Washington; and to preserve the works of over 1,400 visual and performing artists.
For more information: www.culturaldc.org.
Arts for the Aging (AFTA) held its 23rd tennis reception at the Swedish residence in Washington, D.C.
ON SUNDAY May 19th Arts for the Aging (AFTA, www.aftaarts.org) held its 23rd Annual Tennis Tournament benefitting the organization. Due to rain in the morning the competition at private courts throughout the Washington area had to be canceled.
INSTEAD GUESTS could enjoy the traditional afternoon junior and celebrity exhibition games at the Swedish residence's tennis court in Northwest Washington, which were arranged by Junior Tennis Champions Center CEO Ray Benton and Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein.
THE GAMES were followed by an elegant reception and silent auction at the residence. Swedish Ambassador Jonas Hafström, AFTA Chair Susan Rosenbaum, Vice President for Media Outreach WUSA 9 and AFTA 25th Anniversary Chair JC Hayward, as well as AFTA Executive Director and CEO Janine Tursini gave remarks.