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Cherry Blossom Art Exhibit: Avenues of Connection at The Ven
Jan Du Plain - Du Plain Global Enterprises Jan Du Plain - Du Plain Global Enterprises
Washington, DC
Friday, April 15, 2022

Lantern Blossoms by Lea Craigie-Marshall

Washington, D.C. 4/15/2022

The Ven Embassy Row Art Gallery is opening its doors for a new exhibit featuring the work of the official artist of the 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival, Lea Craigie-Marshall

What:    New exhibition featuring the work of the official artist of the 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival, Lea Craigie-Marshall

Who:      The Ven at Embassy Row Hotel in collaboration with artist Lea Craigie-Marshall presents "aVENues of connection blossom," all new original work by Lea Craigie-Marshall

Where:    The Ven Embassy Row Hotel, located in the heart of DC near Dupont Circle,  2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

When:       Sunday, April 24, 2022 2pm-4pm, opening reception with refreshments provided.   The exhibit will be available from opening date thru Tuesday, May 31, 2022 with free tickets available on Eventbrite.

RSVP:        All print and broadcast media are invited to attend and asked to RSVP to jgoodman@embassyrowhotel.com

Media:      Media interested in photos or interviews with the artist please contact: Jennifer Goodman at 205-887-6531 or Jan Du Plain at 202.486.7004.  Media Interested in interviews with Ven Embassy Row or Crescent Hotel executives, please contact: Angela Coner at Crescent Hotels & Restaurants 703-261-5878

The Art Gallery: Located on the lower level of the lobby, the gallery, called aVENues of connection, features rotating art from local, national, and international artists, curated to instill curiosity, conversation and connection.  


About Lea Craigie-Marshall

Born in Falls Church, VA, and raised in Washington DC and West Virginia, Lea had the best of both the culture and politics in Washington DC and the natural beauty of the mountains of WV. It is of no surprise that these are important themes of her contemporary artwork today. Lea was also strongly influenced by her mother and grandmothers, each with impressive artistic skills themselves. Lea hopes to evoke unexpected emotions in the viewer with her ingenious use of experimental mediums, and provocative subject matter. Whether a beautiful portrait, mural, sculpture installation or a controversial political/social piece, you will surely walk away inspired. Follow on Facebook at @Bluehuestudio and on Instagram @Bluehuestudio. For more information, email bluehuestudio@gmail.com.


About The Ven at Embassy Row

The Ven at Embassy Row is part of Marriott's Tribute Portfolio and is in the heart of Dupont Circle at 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20036. The recently renovated hotel features 231 vibrant rooms and suites in addition to over 1,300 square feet of meeting and private event space. Onsite dining options include the globally inspired full-service restaurant Fred & Stilla, in addition to a 24-hour Chef's Pantry for grab & go shopping. The hotel also offers an in-house Art Gallery featuring a rotation of artists, a rooftop pool and sundeck with space for private events, 24-hour fitness center, a variety of meeting spaces and valet parking. Follow on Facebook at @TheVenEmbassyRow and on Instagram @thevenembassyrow. For more information, visit www.thevenembassyrow.com or email info@thevenembassyrow.com.


About Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Crescent Hotels & Resorts is an award winning, nationally recognized, operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels & resorts in the United States & Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton & Hyatt. Crescent also operates a collection of independent lifestyle hotels and resorts under the Latitudes Collection umbrella. Crescent's clients include premiere REITs, private equity firms and major developers. 

For more information, please visit www.crescenthotels.com


About Marriott Hotels

With over 550 hotels and resorts in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, helping to relax, clear minds, stimulate new ideas and anticipate travelers' needs, leaving them inspired to reach their full potential. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. To learn more, visit www.MarriottHotels.com. Stay connected to Marriott Hotels on Facebook, @marriott on Twitter and @marriotthotels on Instagram. Marriott Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott's travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.




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Group: Du Plain Global Enterprises, Inc.
Dateline: Falls Church,, VA United States
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