D.C. news in brief

March 19
Artist and design selected for Chuck Brown Memorial Park

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities recently selected local artist Jackie L. Braitman to create a permanent art installation at Chuck Brown Memorial Park (formerly Langdon Park), 1800 Franklin St. NE. The artwork will commemorate the musical legacy of Brown, the singer and guitarist who helped create and popularize go-go music.

Braitman’s “Wind Me Up, Chuck” design includs three plate-steel figures representing Brown and two dancers on a concrete stage and dance floor with an interactive LED display, surrounded by sitting walls.

Installation is scheduled for this summer.

For information, go to dcarts.dc.gov.

Job fair scheduled next weekat Arena Stage’s Mead Center

A free job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 at Arena Stage’s Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW.

Participating employers include Athena Consulting, CLP Resources, Forest City Washington, Specialty Hospital of Washington, Trusted Solutions, the Army and the U.S. Postal Service. Representatives from the nonprofit employment organization Jobs Have Priority will assist attendees with the search and application process.

The job fair is sponsored by Arena Stage and D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6). Attendees should bring multiple copies of résumés and dress appropriately.

For information, go to www.arenastage.org/jobfair.

Transitional housing facilityfor women reopens in Ward 6

New Endeavors by Women, a nonprofit organization that works with homeless women, and the Department of Human Services recently renovated and upgraded a transitional housing facility for women, at 611 N St. NW in Ward 6. The address has been home to New Endeavors since 1988.

The building has 30 housing units in clusters of five to six bedrooms each for adult women from emergency shelters or treatment centers. The group works with the women individually during a 20-month period, helping them with referrals for job and skills training. The group’s future plans include providing permanent supportive housing for senior women who have a chronic history of homelessness.

New amenities include a computer lab, a laundry room, four offices, exterior patios, a conference room, and a lounge.

For information, go to www.nebw.org.

Business walls soughtfor MuralsDC project

The Department of Public Works is seeking donations of wall space for MuralsDC, a program founded in 2008 to replace graffiti with original works of art.

Businesses with brick and concrete walls visible from the street will be considered.Owners must donate their wall space for a year and leave the mural intact during that time.

To download a MuralsDC authorization and release form, go to dpw.dc.gov/service/muralsdc. The submssion deadline is April 18.

For information, e-mail nancee.lyons@dc.gov or go to www.muralsdcproject.com.

— Compiled by Terence McArdle

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