Monday, March 10, 2008

Art Whino opens the doors of its new second location at the National Harbor with:

FOOX: The art of David and Jessica Foox

Alexandria, V.A. Art Whino ( Art Whino opens the doors of its new second location at the National Harbor with: FOOX: The art of David and Jessica Foox, April 5th, 2008 from 6pm to Midnight at our new location. The event is FREE and open to the public.

The exhibition will run through April 19th from 10 am – 10 pm from Monday – Saturday, and Noon – 6pm Sundays.

This grand opening event will be from 6pm – Midnight, and also feature music from DJ Lil'e. Join us for an evening of exceptional art, great music

Art Whino’s new address of its second location:

173 Waterfront Street,
National Harbor, MD 20745

David Foox
Mr Foox creates art for the love of beautiful things, hidden messages and meanings, and all that is magical.

"My goal is to overwhelm the mind with images and colors that swim with each other and throughout the canvas or board. I have adopted an approach that is part anime, part pop, and part old skool shading. Being color blind myself has simply meant using stronger contrasts in shading and more reds and browns. It also means that while something looks well shaded to me, it must REALLY pop for anyone else with normal vision! My inspiration comes from: the number "8", dragons, graf lettering, inane politics, time and space travel, good kicks, acrylics, the color "ice blue", and loud music. Thanks for reading this far." Mr Foox resides and creates in Dallas Texas with his wife and partner Jessica and their Wheaton terrier Stetson. Together they continue to create a prolific body of work for representative galleries and people that ask nicely. Mr Foox loves his art the way he loves his Texas steak - well done champ. Born in South Africa but reared in New Zealand, Mr Foox makes quite the Texas transplant.

Jessica Foox
I was born in Hadley, MA in the 80's. I grew up surrounded by a mixed Euro-Mediterranean heritage. Growing up with such contrasting cultures and surroundings has greatly influenced my art. I started with simple monochrome sketchings. I would always draw humans - mostly the female form. I think being one myself (human and female that is) made me feel more comfortable making pictures of them.

After studying art therapy and working in the field, I decided to leave this career path and pursue painting full time. In short, I started doing what I love.

Street art played an enormous role in why I started painting - because it allowed me to add color to my drawings. Teaching yourself to paint and to create your own reality on each canvas is one of the greatest joys an artist can experience. It may have taken me longer than most, but I was born an artist. When my husband David and I met and started working together- we both new it was our dream and we dropped all of our extra baggage to fully get into it.

I don't limit myself to painting any specific thing, but looking at my work anyone can see that I paint a lot of human creatures. I feel like being a human allows my mind to work very intimately with the subject on my canvas. Limbs, musculature, flesh, hair, breasts, and even feet - they all fascinate me. I love painting the human body. It is a vessel we are all given to roam around in. I love to explore ideas of human consciousness, awareness, dreamlike states, and emotion in my paintings. Being exposed vulnerable sensual and whimsical. Painting on a clean canvas is like creating my own dreams without sleeping. If you can dream it, it will come.

Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e

Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e, aka Erin Myers, specializes in rare extended mixes and one-hit wonders whose names have been swallowed by time. Remember Flesh for Lulu, Kon Kan or Anything Box? But Lil'e does not sacrifice a solid dance floor just to showcase her extensive record collection.

Lil'e, 32, who started "Right Round" in 2002, focuses on skillful mixing, but she still finds a few moments of each song to step back from her mixer and do a little dancing herself. When she plays at other venues such as Felix or Saint-Ex, Lil'e strays far from the '80s, breaking out underground hip-hop, big beat and assorted electronica.

Art Whino's Grand Opening of its second location at the National Harbor

We are pleased to announce we will be opening a second Art Whino location in the prestigious new National Harbor Waterfront Development. Click here for more information on the development. This new location will be open 7 days a week. It will have expanded hours from 10am-10pm and late hours on Fridays and Saturdays and plans for a wine bar.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Texas MADE
Spotlight on 10 Texas Based Emerging Artists

Alexandria, V.A. Art Whino ( launches Texas MADE: Spotlight on 10 Texas Based Emerging Artists, March 21st, 2008 from 6 to 12p.m. at 717 N. Saint Asaph St. Alexandria, VA 22314. Show runs until - April 4th, 2008

Free Admission. Cash Bar available all evening.

Texas MADE:Spotlight on 10 Texas Based Emerging Artists
Continuing it’s mission to bring the best works of art from various cultures and subcultures from around the world to the DC area, Art Whino now brings us Texas Made. Texas Made is a sampling of the prominent, graffiti-based contemporary Texan art culture. For the most part, the artists featured in Texas Made all have graffiti and street art backgrounds and have now broadened their scope to include works on canvas. Keeping in the vein of graffiti, these artists employ much of the same media and techniques one might expect to find outdoors, such as spray paint with stencils.


Justin French, DMISE, PixieLife

stncl.07, ENKS, Scotch!

Dave Lowell

Music by: DJ SMK

DJ Scratch Master K. Scratch Master K is a DMV living legend. A straight B-Boy from the old school who has been in the game for a quarter century. With an eclectic ear for hot tunes, SMK spins rare Hip-Hop, Classic's & Breaks.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


An Evening of Art, Wine, Food and Music

Alexandria, V.A. Art Whino ( launches Indulge: An evening of Art, Wine, Food and Music, March 15th, 2008 from 7 to 11p.m. at 717 N. Saint Asaph St. Alexandria, VA 22314.

Tickets - $20 in Advance or $25 at the Door. Admission price includes 3 drink vouchers to sample the three featured Robert Kacher wines. Cash Bar available all evening.

To purchase tickets, email, or call 703.462.4135

The is a 21 and older event.

INDULGE: An Evening of Art, Wine, Food and Music
Art Whino invites you to join us for an evening of sensory delights in our first of a series of Indulge events. This sensational event combines an exciting exhibition of Ted Kliman’s paintings, a special wine tasting featuring the fine wines from Robert Kacher Selections, a delicious food spread from noted Bastille restaurant in Old Town Alexandria, and a live music performance by electronica artist/vocalist Yoko K, a.k.a. Aphrodesia.

Combining the area’s best art, food, music and wine, Art Whino’s First Indulge event celebrates the connection between all of these sensory delights that make life so enjoyable.

The Artwork of Ted Kliman

ImageWorks by Ted Kliman, nationally renowned painter, will be on display along with works by members of the Art Whino collaboration. Ted received his MFA from the Maryland Institute, College of art and has held a successful career of solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries across the nation. Influenced by the works of El Greco and Kathe Kollwitz, Ted’s works connotes a vision of movement and form through the depiction of fabric seemingly draping invisible human forms in motion. Ted Kliman work is followed by many and in over 200 collections

Robert Kacher Wines

ImageRobert “Bobby” Kacher was born and raised in Florida, and attended the University of Maryland. During sophomore year summer break, he strapped on a backpack and headed to Europe in the time-honored tradition of the American college student experience. While backpacking through France, Bobby discovered a lifestyle of wine, food, family, and the vineyards and kitchens of France. This lifestyle captivated Bobby and it grew to become an all-consuming passion. Twenty two years ago, he founded Robert Kacher Selections and is now heralded as one of the area’s most respected wine experts in the country.

Yoko K. (a.k.a. aphrodizia)

ImageOrganic Electronica - weaving the layers of hypnotic soundscape, Yoko K. (a.k.a. aphrodizia), a laptop composer/vocalist, aspires to mediate between the sensual and the spiritual life. Soothing yet at times haunting, the flow of her sound inscribes dichotomies such as nature and synthesis; future and nostalgia; urban and primitive; death and life - in harmony.

Born and raised in Japan, Yoko began the study of classical piano at the age of 3, learned to play several music instruments throughout her childhood, sang at jazz clubs, and eventually started to produce music on her laptop. Her production received numerous awards such as Grand Prize at the Artists Forum Electronic Music Competition (Electronic Jazz Category) in 2007, and New Media and Audio Grant by the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2006; her debut album "012906" was nominated for "Best Album in Electronica" by the 6th Annual Independent Music Awards, and was selected for "the listener's choice."

Yoko has performed for art galleries, events/happenings, clubs and festivals across the US, and collaborated with various visual and performing artists; in May 2006, her collaborative work has been featured in W/PAC Experimental Media Series at Corcoran Gallery of Art. Her vocals have been featured by producers across the globe, such as Dalminjo (Deeplay Music - Sweden), Holmes Ives (Ova Records - US), Ali Kesanto (Cheeky Punster - Finland), and Danilo Venturi (Italy). She also participates in Dust Galaxy, a solo project of Rob Garza from Thievery Corporation, as a keyboard player and a backing vocalist. Yoko is also keen on utilizing her music as a way of raising awareness for cross-cultural understanding and tolerance; her ongoing projects include "Amahoro" which features the narrative of 1994 Rwanda Genocide. Yoko currently lives in Washington DC.

Samplings From Bastille

ImageRanked in the top 100 best restaurants by Washingtonian Magazine, Bastille is one of the area’s most highly recommended dining destinations. Founded in August 2006, by Christophe Poteaux & Michelle Garbee, Bastille is a contemporary bistro and wine bar that serves up an innovative, modern menu with traditional bistro charm.