5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Live Painting by Alexa Meade this Wednesday at the NPG in Chinatown! Meade will create an interactive installation in the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery that will "allow viewers of the art to become participants--by entering into the space, experiencing it “in depth,” and reinterpreting the work through their own photography."
From the museum website: "This event features an intriguing presentation by portraitist Alexa Meade. Meade creates a pair of portraits with live models—one in a black-and-white scene and a second on a similar, but full-color set. As visitors sip a specialty cocktail, they can also snap their own photos when they step into some of Meade’s painted scenes and view themselves on a video screen, echoing the effect of her portraits."
Ann M. Shumard, curator of the exhibition In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio, will be on hand to chat about both Warnecke’s and Meade’s boundary-breaking portraits.
National Portrait Gallery - Kogod Courtyard
same building as the Smithsonian American Art Museum
between 7th & 9th and F & G St, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown