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Join Emerging Arts Leaders DC as we celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month with a Creative Conversation discussing the new face of arts in Washington. Through public art and creative placemaking, our distinguished panel is using DC's unique spaces and historic treasures to integrate art into our community in new ways. Hear how they are transforming the DC art scene and join the conversion about where the arts in DC are going next.
Amanda Jirón-Murphy, Gallery Director of Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
Irfana Jetha Noorani
Development & Community Outreach Officer - 11th Street Bridge Park
Irfana Jetha Noorani arrived in Washington D.C. three years ago as a Fellow at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at The Kennedy Center, an immersive program in arts management strategy. She has worked with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in the Performing Arts Program, and for New York Live Arts, where she served as the Manager for Institutional Giving and provided instrumental support during the merger between the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Dance Theater Workshop. Irfana holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Dance and Movement Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Linda Hesh combines the personal and political playing with taboos and challenging social norms. Text and a multitude of materials comprise her temporary interactive public artworks along with works for exhibition. Most recently you could see her “Chance Meeting Doorknob Hangers” across all of 14th St. in New York City as part of the Art in Odd Places Festival. Her interactive pieces have been in Saint Petersberg inRussia, Chicago, Arlington, Baltimore, Washington DC and Haarlem in the Netherlands. Americans for the Arts awarded her for Community Engagement and Social Activism in Public Art in 2011. Hesh's art is held in public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Kinsey Institute, and The Library of Congress.
Managing Director - Dupont Underground
As Managing Director of Dupot Underground, Braulio Agnese guides a nonprofit dedicated to transforming an abandoned subterranean trolley station into an urban cultural destination, while establishing alliances with local, national, and international arts, design, and business partners. He serves as project spokesperson and the point of contact for media and interested parties. He is also Co-owner of Make DC, a startup B Corp studio dedicated to public interest design in the District of Columbia, helping position the studio as a local thought leader in social and impact design.
1353 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
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