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This latest #aCreativeDC newsletter
features some really amazing projects
(including A N I M A T I O N S by David & Corrin!)
plus Y O U R photos from the #aCreativeDC feed,
events + links + things to K N O W
(and an all-new edition of our ANTHOLOGY series).

E N J O Y  I T – and scroll down for THE GOODS. 

photo from the #aCreativeDC feed by @anuindc

[ x The Sanctuaries Collective ]

ANTHOLOGY is our ongoing portrait series, featuring
emerging + established DC cultural + creative contributors:
the people whose projects + plans make THIS CITY #aCreativeDC.

We're thrilled to partner with The Sanctuaries
on the SEVENTH installment of ANTHOLOGY:
click here to meet the artists.

ANTHOLOGY x The Sanctuaries Collective
was photographed by Dejah Greene | @greeneuphorias
(thank you, Dejah!)

M A R K  Y O U R  C A L E N D A R 
[ things to do , things to do ]

2/16 One Love Massive's BRING THE NOISE ft. Rare Essence
[ COUPON CODE! use ACreativeDC at ^^ checkout for $5 off ]
2/16 Abstract Faces: Vibe Improvisation @ WeWork White House
2/16 Third Thursday on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market
2/18 #AuthenticConvos with Ayana Iman at Mulebone (join us!!!)
2/18 10th Annual Rooting DC Forum
2/18 The Black Love Experience at Nubian Hueman
2/18 Band Together with Mark G. Meadows @ The Lemon Bowl
2/18 #womensmarch Installation @ Studio SoHy
^^ 2/19 Sunday Funday Pop-Up with Rock Creek Social Club @ Big Chief ^^

^^ 2/19
Women + Denim Fundraiser @ A Creative DC: Brookland ^^
2/19 Patrons' Show Fundraiser @ Torpedo Factory
2/20 Presidents' Day Maker Mart @ The Lemon Bowl
2/21 Nerds in NoMa (FREE - and we're moderating!!!)
2/21 Paddlestar Galactica Kick-Off @ Colony Club
2/22 Garnish Pop-Up Film Festival @Songbyrd
2/22 Arts Administrators of Color Mixer @ Smith Public Trust
2/22 - 3/4 Latela Collection Showcase
2/23 Darkest Before the Dawn Closing Reception @ THEARC

^^^ 2/24 ROCK THE STACKS at MLK ^^^
2/24 Femme Fatale DC's Black Goddess Tribute at CHACC
2/24 For the Love of Abstraction Opening
2/25 Daybreaker DC: Get In Formation @ Penn Social
2/25 AfroFuturist Affair: Time Travel Workshop @ Mt. Pleasant Library 
2/26 Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble at Capital Fringe
2/26 District of Dance @ Anacostia High School
3/2 - 3/5 SOUNDS OF THE CITY from DC Music Download
3/4 Meet the Maker Open House @ Union Kitchen
3/8 Illustrated Cocktails with Marcella Kriebel
3/9 Brookland Zoo: #DCBrews x The Golden Age of Hip Hop
3/29 FRESH TALK: How Can Makers Change The World? @ NMWA
5/6 BC Festival at Gateway DC

What'd we miss? Include the #aCreativeDC tag in your event postings on Twitter and we'll share with the 7.8k+ @aCreativeDC audience.
D A V I D  &  C O R R I N
[ "Our stories: Animated ]

Brown v. Board: full video here

Ashleigh Corrin Webb + Don Jonathan David Webb are David + Corrin, the Alexandria, VA-based husband + wife team behind a lovely and I M P A C T F U L Black History Month animation series that we came across in the #aCreativeDC feed.

Big thanks to them for taking the time to share a bit about their projects and workflow (and for putting together gif versions of their videos for the newsletter!) – for more of their visuals check out, follow along on social @davidandcorrin, and head to for the full February series.

Mamie Till: full video here
How long have you been working together? What's that dynamic like?
We've been collaborating for a year, but have shared ideas and common interests since we met in 2007.
It was always in the back of our head to create a brand like David + Corrin, and we’ve really enjoyed spending time to collaborate together as husband and wife. What works best, is that we have our own unique styles while maintaining shared interests. Ashleigh specializes in graphic design and surface design ( and Don Jonathan specializes in video production, editing and animation ( 

Our dynamic is based on a mutual respect for one another's creativity and allowing space to explore it, share it and offer feedback. We both have a passion for creating art that informs, and for us that includes sharing stories of the past, stories that express our culture and heritage, as well as a desire to teach others. 

Your Black History Month animation series is incredible - from the illustrations/animation to the use of archival audio, it's a project that feels and looks so special. Was last year the first installment?

Last year was the first installment. We had discussions about animating historical lessons and producing other 'edutainment' type videos. We figured we had all the tools necessary to create short, insightful animated videos that had meaning, so we went for it. Ashleigh illustrated Frederick Douglass and Don Jonathan added in sound and animation. This was the beginning of our Black History animations.

How are you choosing your animation subjects?

Our process begins by first researching black Americans that represent a diverse range of achievements and contributions to this nation. Both of us work together to then illustrate and animate each of their stories, considering tone, sound, voice, type, quotes, music and color, to help bring them to life.

Shirley Chisholm: full video here

What else can we expect this month? Plans to keep it going?

We'll finish out the month with a new animation daily (except for weekends). We'll continue these along with other projects the rest of the year.

What else are you two working on at the moment? And for 2017 at large?

We have more stories to tell! And we're exploring how we'll to tell them. We want to continue teaching and inspiring through what we do -- on our own and along with others.

Thank you, Ashleigh and Don Jonathan!

P U P P Y  L O V E
[ Y O U R photos from the #aCreativeDC feed ]

All photos from the #aCreativeDC feed - click thru for creds,
and T H A N K  Y O U for tagging!

R E A D I N G  L I S T , E T C
[ links and facts and things to know ]

15 Things to Do Around DC this February (including tips for getting the MOST out of your Kusama pics at Hirshhorn!), via Washingtonian

The DC Area Nets 21 James Beard Finalists, via WCP

Also via WCP: the Spring Arts & Entertainment Guide

Handmade Habitat's Dreamers and Doers newsletter serves email inspiration for creatives.

Design a PRIDE can for DC Brau! via Washington Blade 

Celebrating Womyn: Strong, Driven, Creative, and Changing the Face of DC Business - keep an eye out for Distinctly Creative x Femme Fatale DC's Shaw/Howard Metro ad!

Witch Coast's "Devil Vision" made The Fader's 13 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week.

Reasons to Love DC in 2017, pts. One + Two, via BYT

Meet The First Woman to Run Pizzeria Paradiso's Award-Winning Beer Program, via Washington Post

"Throw away your blueprints." Lauren Nixon took the stage for a FoodTalks DC Storyteller event at Union Kitchen.

411 on Kelly Towles's Silver Spring light installation, via DCist.

"As we stand against what we know is wrong, we must also stand up for what we insist is right." via Resist, Insist, Love

Keep the (local) Valentine's vibes going w/a Whisked Chocolate Pie recipe.

The Black Chefs Influencing DC's Culinary Culture, via Spoon University

NYTimes on DC's #ADayWithoutImmigrants

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FotoWeek x 202 Creates

We're glad to support a F U N contest at The Phillips: submit Y O U R Toulouse-Lautrec-inspired poster (featuring the "Golden Age" of Y O U R city) + enter to win cash + printing + framing + Phillips memberships (and more). Full rules here - - - good luck!

It's the second edition of the Community Collective Photography Showcase at Capital Fringe! We're supporting alongside IGDC, Street Meet DC, Exposed DC, DC Focused, Social Print Studio, and organizer/photog Jarrett Hendrix - get the details on his blog and submit your images before March 3rd. 

photo from the #aCreativeDC feed by @jeophotos
T I L  N E X T  T I M E

Hand-stitchery from the #aCreativeDC feed.
Click through for creds!

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