Welcome to the new Unveiled blog at GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design! Throughout the academic year, Unveiled will continue to highlight local DC and on-campus arts and cultural events and provide the Corcoran School community the latest insights and dialogue on all things related to the arts. Let’s get started!

Kicking off the month of October is the fourth edition of (e)merge Art Fair opening this weekend (October 2-5) at the Rubell Family’s Capitol Skyline Hotel, in Washington, DC. This event connects emerging-art professionals from around the world with collectors, curators and cultural decision makers in Washington, DC. The opening preview begins Thursday, with a preview party beginning at 7-9 p.m. followed by a concert by the pool with musical talent curated by Brightest Young Things. While Thursday’s preview party seems a bit pricey, ($45 in advance, $55 at the door), Friday through Sunday daily admission prices are $15 and free for students with their student IDs. This is definitely an extraordinary opportunity to be inspired by emerging international artists in the DC Area.

Interested in musical theatre? Attend the world premiere of Vanishing Point by Jeri Kroll playing at the Betts Theatre in the Marvin Center on Foggy Bottom’s campus. Vanishing Point explores the interior and exterior life of nineteen-year-old Diana who struggles with anorexia and bulimia. Living with a demanding father, a mother who dabbles in charismatic religion and a brother with Down syndrome, Diana feels pressured to be the family savior, to be “perfect.” The play takes us on Diana’s journey into a place of healing and hope. Vanishing Point premieres October 16th and doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Do you feel like you have the pulse on the latest local DC and campus arts scenes? Would you like to share your insights and contribute to the Unveiled blog? Please contact Fabiola Joubert at the Corcoran School with your submission ideas.