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Monday
6
18

Wolf Trap Opera and Halcyon to Perform Kurt Weill Opera at Union Market

After their highly successful partnership in 2017 on Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher, Wolf Trap Opera and Halcyon reunite to present Kurt Weill and Bertholt Brecht’s The Seven Deadly Sins on Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 24 at 1 p.m. This stunning new production will take place at Dock 5 at Union Market, one of D.C

Monday
6
18

How This Comic Maker Plans to Make Everyone an Artist

Kate Keller, Smithsonian.com

For Evan Keeling, comics are more than a humorous pastime or even an artistic medium. The comic maker views his craft as a conduit for expression that is accessible enough to help those just finding their voice to tell their stories. 

Monday
6
18

How This Comic Maker Plans to Make Everyone an Artist The first annual “By the People Festival” kicks off in the Washington, D.C. area with interactive art, gospel, Jazz, opera and other performances

Kate Keller, Smithsonian.com

For Evan Keeling, comics are more than a humorous pastime or even an artistic medium. The comic maker views his craft as a conduit for expression that is accessible enough to help those just finding their voice to tell their stories.

Friday
6
15

Kate Goodall: By the People Festival aims to bridge cultural divides

Commentary, The DC Line

What’s the best way to disrupt divisiveness?

Thursday
6
14

What Halcyon’s upcoming By the People festival could mean for Washington

Sara Gilgore, Washington Business Journal

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Thursday
6
14

Art Itinerary: By The People Festival Preview

Diana Metzger, Brightest Young Things

Now that Caps fever is winding down, it’s time for a D.C. takeover of quite another sort. No, not just a wave of humidity. But if you want to beat the humidity and get a serious shot of culture, check out the inaugural By the People Arts Festival happening at sites all over D.C. June 21 through 24.

Thursday
6
14

‘I’ve Found People Think Bigger When They’re Given More Space’

Lauren Boston, byGeorge
"150 FEET UNDERWATER, KATE GOODALL FOUGHT TO REJECT EVERY NATURAL IMPULSE. PANICKING WAS THE EASIEST WAY TO DIE.
Wednesday
6
13

International By The People Festival Features Art and Dialogue June 21-24

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Halcyon today announced the final line-up of artists, performers, and speakers who will participate in the inaugural By The People festival, June 21-24. Washington's largest international arts and dialogue festival will take place in every quadrant of the city, bringing people together around the themes of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Wednesday
6
13

June Arts Will Turn You Upside Down With Georg Baselitz

Pat Padua, DCist

By The People's satellite event CROCHET JAM @ TRANSFORMER mentioned in the DCist!

Wednesday
6
13

QUEERY: Stephanie Mercedes

Joey DiGuglielmo, Washington Blade

Like many great artists, Stephanie Mercedes stands out because she thinks of things that don’t occur to average folks.

For her piece “The Ring of Freedom,” Mercedes (the name she goes by) bought a Sig Sauer MCX rifle — the same kind used in the Orlando, Fla., Pulse nightclub 2016 massacre — and melted it, using the aluminum to make 49 liberty bells to represent the 49 victims.