DDOT plans public meeting on South Capitol Street Corridor

The D.C. Department of Transportation will have a public meeting on the South Capitol Street Corridor Project from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. next Thursday at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE.

The project focuses on the redevelopment of the city’s southernmost entrance and includes replacement of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge.

For information, go to www.anacostiawaterfront.org/southcapitolstreetcorridor. To join the project e-mail list, call 202-741-8528 or e-mail ddot.awi@dc.gov.

Arts commission seeks works for public art bank

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities is seeking two- and three-dimensional artwork including prints, drawings, mixed-media compositions, paintings, photographs, ceramics and movable sculptures for its Art Bank 2014, a collection of movable public art. The commission will give equal consideration to representational, conceptual and abstract styles. Video artists and other technological innovators are also encouraged to submit works. Works must be created with archival materials, no larger than 96 inches in any direction and no more than 100 pounds.

Submissions are open to all artists who live in or maintain studio space in the Washington region. Preference will be given to District residents. A separate application is available for District galleries to submit on behalf of local artists. To apply, go to dcarts.slideroom.com.

The deadline to apply is May 23. Semifinalists will be selected and notified in the middle of next month.

For information, e-mail zoma.wallace@dc.gov or ron.humbertson@dc.gov, call 202-724-5613 or go to dcarts@dc.gov.

$30,000 grant for District youths’ summer meals

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation recently received a $30,000 grant to increase access to free meals for District youths through its DC Free Summer Meals Program. The District government estimates that the number of food hardships in the city accounts for 20.8 percent of the population.

The grant will be used to increase participation and subsidize meal costs. This is the third year that DPR has been awarded the grant. As a grantee, the department will also receive nutritional education materials from the USDA and in-kind training materials worth $10,000.

The gift comes from a larger $2.3 million grant that the National Recreation and Park Association received from the Walmart Foundation to support out-of-school programs in 50 parks and recreation agencies nationwide.

For information, go to dpr.dc.gov.

— Compiled by Terence McArdle