23 Nov The LSP Effect: Wednesday, November 21st
We had a great time chatting with our Picks! team as they shared their holiday picks on The LSP Effect. If you missed it, check out the podcast here and our rundown below:
ShondaG says to head out to Homestead Farm in Poolesville, MD for fresh seasonal produce and holiday fun. You can get great holiday swag and even cut down your own christmas trees if you are into that sort of thing. At about a 40-minute drive from DC, this is a close day out for everyone. She also suggested that we take advantage of two ice skating rinks opening in DC. The National Gallery of Art in NW DC and the Washington Harbour in Georgetown both offer lessons and reasonable skating rates. We also found out about Canal Park in SE DC, which offers lessons and similar rates.
SharonB aka The Artinista offered up three great suggestions for the visually interested. First up is an exhibition called Ripple Effect: Currents of Socially Engaged Art. Featured at The Art Museum of the America that features a collaborative, participatory and social practice-based projects by artists from Latin America and the United States. Next, Sharon suggested we check out the Women Who Rock exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. According to the museum this is, ” a provocative exhibition that illustrates the importance of women in the world of popular music from the 1920s to present day.” This is a fun exhibition to attend to check out memorabilia from such icons as: Donna Summer, Cher, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. Finally, Sharon suggests a trip to Morton Fine Art for a viewing of2D/3D. This exhibition features the work of artists Maya Freelon Asante and Victoria Shaheen in a combined discussion that features the artists’ use of media lie tissue paper, porcelain and wood blocks.
Other pick worthy ideas were discussed on the show by our resident fashionista Sharon Cyrus who is working on a list of vintage shops to visit and Keya Maeesha gave us some “ones to watch in the DMV” like previous pick Empress, area Goddess Maimouna Yousef and more.