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A few selections to reflect “The Barbershop Project”
July 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
“As the centerpiece of CulturalDC’s 20th Anniversary Season, The Barbershop Project is a multidisciplinary arts activation inspired by the art of hair, performance of styling and the cultural institution that is the barbershop. Running May 4—August 24, 2019, the Project is hosted by Building Bridges Across the River, the Ward 8 nonprofit that manages THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus.
The Barbershop Project is centered around Mighty Mighty: a collaboration between artist Devan Shimoyama, Barber of Hell’s Bottom owner Kelly Gorsuch and designer/furniture maker Caleb Woodard. They are transforming CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery into an immersive art installation and fully-functioning barbershop which will offer free haircuts to the community….To further explore the themes of the immersive exhibit, CulturalDC plans a summer of robust programming that centers on working with other local arts organizations to offer dance, theatre performances, poetry, concerts and photography. All will work together to tell important stories about the cultural significance of the barbershop. Collaborators include Sheldon Scott, Holly Bass and The In Series for pOPERA (pop-up opera).” – CulturalDC