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Archive for July 23rd, 2011

Gilt City’s “Friends with benefits” preview with cocktails

23 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Again, those lucky got their free tickets to “Friends with benefits” movie preview, even before it hit the theaters, plus a cocktail reception before, by GiltCity. Bar area in Clyde’s restaurant at Gallery Place Chinatown was filled with excited previewers-to-be, mingling, sipping on the cocktails and craving on the bites. When it’s hot like that outside, all you really want is to be inside of air-conditioned environment, absorbing cold drinks. Tuesday, July 19, was one of the days to do so.

Enjoy the pictures.

Attendees enjoying the reception

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Blanca Santander exhibiting at Peruvian Embassy

23 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Wednesday, July 20, Peruvian Embassy’s gallery opened its doors to let art admirers enjoy the exhibit of Blanca Santander. Ms.Santander left her motherland Peru in 1996 to come to Seattle, WA. She left her successful career as an artist to establish her life in new world.

“My work is an expression of vibrant color and deeply spiritual energies. I usually work in series, developing an idea, producing a consistent body over a period of years. *** I am from the land of Incas and Mother Earth. My heritage, my values, my colors run concurrently with all my themes. The fusion of my past and present can best be expresses by my painting “Mother Earth and the New World”. My passion is my love for our Mother Earth, my faith in humanity and my belief that compassion is so important in our lives” – Blanca Santander about her work.

Santander’s work is recognized on a national level. Barnes & Noble has now for the third year in a row licensed another one of Blanca’s paintings to produce shopping totes to promote during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Coming this September the painting “Flower Girl” will be featured on merchandise at selected Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. And, in 2008, Washington DC’s National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) honored Blanca for her painting “Timepeace” at their national conference held in Albuquerque, NM. Her point of view is influence by her Peruvian culture. “I’m from the land of the Incas and Pachamama.”

The exhibit will run through August 10. Art Gallery is open  weekdays 10:00am to 5:30pm.

The Peruvian Embassy is located at 1700 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC.

Enjoy some pictures but remember it is always better to see live.

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PURE in August

23 Jul

PURE is an exclusive fashion exhibition & all white cocktail affair hosted by Jaicee Events this upcoming Labor Day Holiday (scheduled for August 27th at the Artisphere 1101 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA). Whether it’s PURE fashion, PURE inspiration and/or PURE love this event will showcase the PURE talent of 15-20 local designers all up for an amazing challenge. The event will not only present a platform for local designers to showcase their skills, but it will also provide industry professionals the opportunity to converse & network with others in fields of common interests.

Guests (including designers, stylists, photographers, models, MUAs, event planners, fashionistas, bloggers, entertainers, Washingtonians, etc.) will arrive to an all white cocktail affair in which they’ll be greeted with live entertainment, hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails. During this chic standing reception, attendees will have the opportunity to browse & vote on the designs of the 15-20 hand selected designers! The designer with the most votes at the conclusion of the evening will receive an amazing prize and opportunity!

Email PURE@JaiceeEvents.com to learn more.

Purchase tickets ($25 each) HERE