Friday, June 10, 2011

Saturday: Dedication of Sam Gilliam piece at Takoma Metro underpass; Gray decides to attend after all

Photo: Rich Holzsager,

Bring yourselves to Takoma tomorrow morning for the official dedication ceremony for From a Model to a Rainbow, the Sam Gilliam piece that was recently installed in the Takoma Metro underpass. Here's the relevant info:

When: Saturday, June 11th, 10:00am
Where: The grassy area in front of the Takoma Metro entrance (across Cedar St. NW from the 7-11)

From a Model to a Rainbow is a hand-blown Italian glass mosaic, and it definitely does a lot to liven up the not-so-lovely underpass.

The ceremony will be attended by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams, Councilmember Muriel Bowser, and even Mayor Gray, who reportedly announced a few days ago that he was backing out of attending the ceremony, but did an about-face pretty quickly once he started hearing that people in the neighborhood were peeved by his decision. The power of community outrage prevailed.

Sam Gilliam will be on hand to speak, and entertainment will be provided by the Takoma Baptist Church Choir and the Calvin Coolidge Senior High School Drum Line.

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