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Brookland Grand Opening Press Release

Brookland Grand Opening Press Release

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For additional information, contact:
October 20, 2011
 Heidi Kurtze: (612) 819-6754
Brookland Artspace Lofts grand openingcelebration set for Tuesday, Oct. 25
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Entertainment, refreshments, studio tours, and dedication of the VictorL. Selman Community Gallery will be part of the festive grand opening celebration of theBrookland Artspace Lofts on Tuesday, Oct. 25.Located at 3305 Eighth Street N.E. in the Brookland neighborhood, Brookland Artspace Lofts isa mixed-use arts facility developed by Artspace Projects, the nation’s leading developer of spacefor artists and arts organizations.The $13.2 million project contains 39 affordable rental units, each with both residential andstudio space, for artists and their families. It also has a rehearsal studio, classroom, and officespace designed to serve Dance Place, which occupies the building next door; a communitygallery on the main floor; and a full green roof installed and maintained by DC Greenworks.Tuesday’s event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a Drum Call and Gathering performed by the Cubansalsa dance troupe DC Casineros. The formal program will begin at 6:15 p.m. with a welcome bythe Honorable Mayor Vincent Gray. Artspace Director of Properties Heidi Kurtze will host theevening. The event will also include a performance by Coyaba Dance Theater, a West Africandance company will.Speakers will include:
the Honorable Harry Thomas, Jr., D.C. City Council member (Ward 5)
John E. Hall, Director of the District’s Department of Housing and CommunityDevelopment
David Leopold, Debt Products Executive, Community Development Banking, for Bankof America
Oramenta F. Newsome, D.C. Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Terry Kenny, Market President – Washington Region, TD Bank
Kelley Lindquist, President of ArtspaceThe ribbon cutting will be immediately followed by the formal dedication of the Victor L.Selman Community Gallery. As chief operating officer of the D.C. Department of Housing and

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