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Lobby Project Welcomes New Photography Exhibit

Washington, D.C., July 22, 2014 – It may be hot outside, but it’s never too hot to enjoy some great art in the cool of the Lobby Project. The NoMa BID and the Washington Project for the Arts present a new photography exhibition by Anthony Palliparambil, Jr., opening Thursday, July 24, 2014, in the Lobby Project at 1200 First Street, NE. The event is free and open to the public from 6 PM to 8 PM. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. A brief program will take place at 7 PM.

In this exhibit From the Archives, Anthony Palliparambil, Jr. uses images from his personal archive of photographs and edits them using only software and applications on an iPad. The idea is that in a matter of seconds, you can take a photograph, apply a vintage-effect filter, and post it for millions to view. Interested in exploring this approach to “fast art” in an original way, Palliparambil regularly shares the images on various social media platforms to encourage feedback from an international audience, and invites his followers to submit photographs from their own archives to be transformed into new works – creating art from art. From the Archives features 280 works created from the collective archives of Anthony Palliparambil, Jr., and his followers. Palliparambil is a painter and photographer from Bowie, Md. More about the artist and the space is below.

The installation of Palliparambil’s work for the Lobby Project is made possible by Washington Project for the Arts.

About Anthony Palliparambil, Jr.
Anthony Palliparambil, Jr. is a painter and photographer who lives and works in Bowie, Md. A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Palliparambil’s work has been seen at the Herman Maril Gallery, Brentwood Arts Center, and the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, among other spaces. He is interested in exploring technology and the arts, and finding the bridge between the two. He takes an “art is for everyone” approach to creating.

Special thanks to those who submitted photographs to this project: Natasha Bramley, Saji Eapen, Colleen Farrell, Lisa Gold, Sarah Grady, Anita Makkenchery, Samantha May, Kiri Nakamura, Daniel Palliparambil, Anu Thalakotur, Jennifer Thomas, Grace Toulotte, Josh Turner, Tony Vithayathil, Tessa Vithayathil, and Maricel Unthank.

About the Lobby Project:
The Lobby Project started in October 2013 as a pilot project from the Office of Planning to activate underutilized spaces in office buildings. Formerly a vast, empty space, the Lobby Project brought movable, comfortable furniture, great art and programming to the lobby of 1200 First Street, NE. Now dozens of patrons enjoy the comfort of the space each day for meetings, lunches, or relaxation. The project would not be possible without the support of building owner Principal Financial Group, building manager Polinger Shannon & Luchs and NoMa design firm Ayers Saint Gross. The rotating art shows are possible through a partnership with the Washington Project for the Arts. Other partners have included Uncle Chip’s Cookies and Union Kitchen.

The popular Nerds in NoMa speaker series will return to the Lobby Project this October. For more information, visit

About NoMa
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood nestled among Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, Shaw, and the H Street, NE corridor in Washington, D.C. Over the last several years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block area within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 16 million square feet of additional office, residential, hotel, and retail space. With a capital investment of $50 million from the District government, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is home to more than 3,900 terrific new apartments, and more than 40,000 people work here each day. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C.  With unparalleled transportation access on Amtrak, VRE, MARC, two Red Line Metro stops, and vehicular access to Interstate 395, visitors, workers and residents can easily travel throughout the region as well as get to New York or anywhere on the East Coast. NoMa has a WalkScore of 92 and offers great biking facilities, including three free outdoor air pumps, the East Coast’s only Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and seven Capital Bikeshare stations. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year, connecting more than 20,000 friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID and like us on Facebook.


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