We visited Hamiltonian Gallery for DC Commission on the Artsand Humanities’ Art Salon: Gratitude, where its 2010 grantees were announced. DCCAH will distribute $7.25 million in 515 grants to DC artists and organizations. Soccer player Grady Renfrow, SRA’sKheira Benkreira, SAIS’ Dina Nawas, and Aburdene Design Group’sSarah Aburdene.
Art Salon is modeled after the salons of the late 19th century to inspire the creative community. Child Ballads’ Lex Paulson, Tranquil Space’s Niyati Shah, Banished? Productions’ Melissa Krodman, and local musician Aaron Thompson.
Each month, DCCAH gathers at a different location to bring together local artists. Dancing Queen, Hudson Relations & Resources’ Eric LaPrince, Michael Leonard, and Rashon Blair came to support Grammy-nominated DCCAH Young Artist grantee Christylez Bacon.