Twenty Something: Gentleman Jack Descends On District

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Gentleman Jack Art, Beats & Lyrics attracts the capital’s hip art crowd.
By Ursula Lauriston

Photos by Rukul Manjan

Last week Gentleman Jack Art, Beats & Lyrics took place at the beautiful Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. The urban art exhibition featured artists from across the country, signature Jack Daniels drinks, and music from DJ Lord and DJ 2 TONE.

Laser print on wood with acrylic paint by Rosina Memolo

Rosina discusses her piece with onlookers

Rosina Teri Memolo, a Gentleman Jack featured artist, has lived in the Capitol Hill area for almost 30 years. Her particular piece is a laser print out on wood that has been flattened with acrylic paint. “If you look closely there are imperfections,” says Memolo.

Twenty Something: What is your artistic style?
Rosina Memolo: I like to think of myself as an anthropologist exposing myself to the deeper meaning of things. I love to really take a look at all the different cultures around us.

Twenty Something: Is there an underground art scene D.C. doesn’t see?
Rosina Memolo: People call it that but all of us are dying for attention.

When asked ‘how do you know when a piece is done?’ The conscious artist replied, “what it is is that you have something in your mind and when you get close you just know. Sometimes it just goes another way. So you always have to be ready to either fix it or just go with it.”

Gentleman Jack Art, Beats & Lyrics will return next year for a bigger, bader impact. I’ll see you there Twenty Somethings. For a chance to receive your invite  visit

Ursula Lauriston is the author of Twenty Something, a social diary blog where she sounds off weekly on dating, D.C nightlife and events, career etiquette, and more. During the day, Ursula stays in step with the pulse of DC with her work as a Deputy Press Secretary on Capitol Hill. Follow me on Twitter.

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