On 10/10/09, short creative performances and a lively party celebrated the new cultural center scheduled to open on 10/10/10 in Rosslyn. The cultural center will remake the space of the old Newseum at 1101 Wilson Boulevard.
It was an eclectic, loosely organized evening. Jocelyn Gordon and friends kept the energy up with some great hoop dancing. This past summer, Gordon also led free hoop dancing sessions in Rosslyn's Gateway Park. Kathryn Cornelius and Robin Bell added some edge to the evening with their performance piece, Monuments of Future Nostalgia. Henrik Sundqvist had a nice mural featuring Arlington as a bike-friendly community. I hope that mural will remain in the minds of drivers when they see cyclists.
Jalaika Hasan provided me with some insightful analysis of Dana Lehrer Danze's pottery. Jalaika designs jewelry, homeschools her five children, and is an accomplished chef who is developing her own multicultural cookbook. If Arlington events are attracting persons like Jalaika, no one can doubt that Arlington is an interesting place.
Remy Munasifi was at the event. He was the prime attraction for at least Bob Cannon's kids. Check out Remy's ode to the forthcoming cultural center.