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Thursday
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Bullets, Bells + Activism with Artist Stephanie Mercedes

M.K. Koszycki, District Fray

In a world rife with violence of all sorts, Argentinian-American queer artist Stephanie Mercedes turns some of the most recognizable tools of violence into ones of peace.

Friday
8
7

Musicians Mid-Pandemic: Vol. 2

M.K. Koszycki, District Fray

Queer pop artist Be Steadwell suddenly found herself staring down the reality of almost a full year of cancellations due to the pandemic – a threat to her passion and her livelihood. Despite hardships, the D.C. musician proved resilient...

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Friday
7
10

Musicians Mid-Pandemic: Vol. 1

M.K. Koszycki, District Fray

Music is, at its very core, a social activity. Sweaty concerts, band practice, collaborative writing – it all happens with closeness, both physical and emotional. So, what happens to creators when being apart mid-pandemic is the new reality for the foreseeable future, adding complications to rehearsals, writing, touring and more?...

Tuesday
2
26

To Future Women

Briony Downes, Art Guide Australia

Halcyon Arts Lab fellow Georgia Saxelby shares her story behind To Future Women with Art Guide Australia. "Directly inspired by her experience of the Women’s March on Washington and developed during a 2017 residency at the Halcyon Arts Lab, Saxelby’s most well-known piece is To Future Women, 2018, an interactive installation featuring handwritten letters from contemporary women to their counterparts in 2037."

Sunday
10
28

Halcyon Arts Lab brings the Future to the Present

Aaron Royce, Washington Life

How do you envision the future? Some imagine it as utopia; others, an apocalypse. In any case, this theme is explored in Halcyon Arts Lab’s newest exhibition, “Envisioning the Future – Other World Perspectives in a Virtual Reality Art,” featuring virtual reality works by international artists.

Thursday
4
26

Brigitte Macron: ses visites en solo a Washington | Brigitte Macron visits Halcyon Arts Lab Fellows and Youth Fellows

We were honored to host Brigitte Macron, the First Lady of France, at Halcyon Arts Lab on April 25. Mrs. Macron spent time speaking with our Arts Lab Fellows and Youth Fellows about their projects, and two of the Youth Fellows, Dante and Jhurney, shared their work through spoken word performances. A warm thank you to Mrs.

Wednesday
4
25

La Première Dame Brigitte Macron (Trogneux) devant l'oeuvre "The Ring of Freedom" - La Première Dame française visite l'association artistique "Halcyon Arts Lab" à Washington, The District, Etats-Unis, le 25 avril 2018.

Dominique Jacovides, Purepeople

The First Lady of France, Brigitte Macron, takes a closer look at "The Ring of Freedom" by Halcyon Arts Lab fellow, Estefani Mercedes, during her visit to Halcyon Arts Lab on April 25, 2018.

Wednesday
4
25

Brigitte Macron et l'artiste Antonius Bu - La Première Dame française visite l'association artistique Halcyon Arts Lab à Washington, le 25 avril 2018.

Dominique Jacovides, Purepeople

First Lady of France, Brigitte Macron, visits with Halcyon Arts Lab fellow Antonius Bui in his studio on April 25, 2018.

Wednesday
4
25

April Brigitte Pictures and Images--First Lady of France, Brigitte Macron, Visits Halcyon Arts Lab in images

Getty Images, Getty Images

First Lady of France, Brigitte Macron, visited Halcyon Arts Lab on April 25, spending time with the Halcyon Arts Lab fellows and Youth Fellows.

Wednesday
3
21

Incubating Art for Social Impact: An Interview with Halcyon Arts Lab in Washington, DC

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, Americans for the Arts

This spring break season has seen an increase in the numbers of students, teachers, and arts advocates choosing civic engagement over a hedonistic week at the beach. As engagement in the arts for positive impact towards civic engagement and social justice continues to trend up, community building around organizations and practitioners working in social practice becomes increasingly important.