Entries by Haley McKey

Night of Ideas Comes to DC

Born in Paris in 2016, the Night of Ideas is where art, pop culture, science and politics collide. In 2018, it took place in more than 100 cities worldwide, and the first DC iteration recently took place on January 31. Elise Girard, Deputy Press Counselor for the Embassy of France, says the Night of Ideas […]

Celebrating the Past, Preserving the Future at the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival

The Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival is returning to DC on June 9. In its 9th year, the festival has grown in popularity annually, and features a wide variety of bluegrass, folk and Americana artist spread across several stages. However, this isn’t your usual for-profit celebration. The Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival helps fund outdoor educational programs […]

East of the River for the First Time: Porchfest Music Festival Comes to Southeast

Porchfest Music Festival is coming to Southeast DC for the very first time. Penn Branch resident and SE Porchfest volunteer organizer Ayanna Smith announced earlier this month that May 20 will mark the first Porchfest to be held east of the Anacostia river. Porchfest consists of mini concerts held on front porches. This structure allows attendees to walk freely from […]

Back To The Figure: A Classic Art Tradition Sees New Life

The figure in art is seeing a renaissance. Contemporary artists are taking a fresh approach to the human form, and their work is readily seen on Instagram and other social media platforms. Depictions of the figure, and art in general, are more accessible than ever. Artists like Elly Smallwood and Chloe Wise use the body […]