Pepco rate hikes, children’s museum finally finds a home, edible cookie dough coming to Brookland, and other news of the day over in the District.
- The National Children’s Museum is set to reopen inside of the Ronald Reagan building in March 2019. [Washingtonian]
- Where to partake in a Feast of the Seven Fishes. [WTOP]
- Instead of sending T-shirts to backers, crowdfunder spent money at bars, restaurants, clothing stores, and visits to the Hirshhorn Museum. [NBC]
- D.C. Circuit will now live stream audio of oral arguments upon request. [Post]
- Pepco wants to boost rates by $66.2 million. [WTOP]
- Del. Norton wants Rock Creek Park to get national park status. [Post]
- “I don’t want you to think you’re just a mom.” [Post]
- Police say an ANC commissioner used racially charged language with officers and urinated in a police station. [NBC]
- Three Washington NFL players voted to 2018 Pro Bowl. [CBS]
- Captain Cookie is setting up shop in Brookland. [Eater]
- A fascinating series of photos from the 1980s and ’90s. [GGW]
- Hirshhorn Museum’s lobby is getting a new look next year. [Curbed]
- New art-subscription service lets buyers try out art in their homes before paying the full listing price. [DC Inno]
- Mother says teen was fatally shot over a pair of Air Jordans. [NBC]
- New co-working hub, Mindspace, is coming to K Street. [Curbed]
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“Probing the highly imaginative, inspired mind of Teresa Oaxaca is not altogether unlike having a present-day conversation with an Old Master,” says Nashville Arts Magazine.
Here is an unusual opportunity to learn from this incredibly talented and accessible artist, at Art House 7’s two-day oil painting workshop in October. Teresa will give 2 portrait painting demonstrations for 3 hours each morning. Students will then be painting from a clothed live model. Teresa will offer individual critiques that focus on materials, techniques, process and artistic vision. You’ll get jazzed up about painting and become more confident about your abilities.
Art House 7, Two-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Teresa Oaxaca. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT $250.
See more about Teresa Oaxaca here. Art House 7 5537 Langston Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22207
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