Friday, March 21, 2008

Artist Spotlight - Beth Baldwin

Brenda Baldwin's design approach comes from a fascination with rockets, robots, and outer space. Beth's plane seeks to create a design for her jet plane sponsored by the Crystal City Marriott, that makes kids exlaim 'cool' and grown-ups chuckle in remembrance of their childhood dreams of wanting to fly jet planes and go into space when they grew up. Beth's design illustrates this facsination in a manner that characterizes space and futuristic space travel in a more imaginative way, to use Beth's own words, "more Jetson's than Star Trek!"

Beth Baldwin was born in Trenton, New Jersey and raised in Bucks County Pennsylvania. From the age of three Beth painted whatever she could get her hands on- rocks, wood, and sometimes to her parents chagrin, walls.She went to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania to persue being a set designer and received her BFA and went promptly to Ohio University to persue her MFA for scenic and prop design. Beth moved to Washington DC in 1998 for an internship with the Shakespeare Theatre in the props department. They hired her permantently three months later and Beth made props for almost 10 seasons making everything from fake pigs, to gravity defying bocce balls. She left the Shakespeare Theatre in August 2007 to persue her own art and to making more art happen in and around her adopted city of Washington, DC.This is Beth's fourth public art project, having participated in DC's Pandamania, University of Maryland's Fear the Turtle and Arlington Virginia's Tour of Arlington Mini-Golf classic.

About Beth's Sponsor - Crystal City Marriott
The Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport is located steps from hip restaurants and trendy shops and a short Metro ride away from Washington DC, offering the perfect location for both business and leisure travelers. Comfort and convenience define this Arlington, Virginia hotel that offers luxurious guest rooms and suites coupled with high-tech business amenities. For those looking to host an event in Northern Virginia, the Crystal City Marriott offers a variety of event facilities and services for conferences, meetings, weddings and receptions. Families and couples will enjoy a wide variety of Arlington vacation packages to choose from that feature low rates and great perks. The hotel is ideally located just one mile from Reagan National Airport and is a short commute to the downtown Washington DC area. This Crystal City, VA hotel is also located near the best tourist attractions in the Washington DC area including the Arlington Cemetery, Kennedy Center, and the Pentagon.

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