This fall, members of The Phillips Collection staff participated in the Capitol Bocce (glow in the dark) league. Our team, Vincent van Glow (which takes its inspiration from our Van Gogh Repetitions exhibition), shined for nearly 9 weeks—even making it to the final 4!
Though we took home a Halloween victory—winning best team costume with our special Postman-inspired van Glow beards—in the end we met our match to the reigning champions The Team Formerly Known As Bocce.
Regardless of the outcome, we all had a lot of fun and have talked about doing it again. Who knows…maybe this could be the start of a DC art museum sports league? Paintball, anyone?
Photo by Jane Kestner
Vincent van Glow means business, we have the beards to prove it.
Photos: Josh Navarro
Josh Navarro: How would you describe your style?
Raphaela Guzman: Part of me always tries to keep it classy, but I’m incapable of taking myself seriously. My weakness for florals and the bright colors usually runs the show, so my style ends up being kind of kooky. Sometimes I pick certain colors or patterns because they are evocative of things I wore as a kid, and I take comfort in them.
JN: Any favorite shops around town?
RG: My favorite places are two quirky little shops in Takoma Park called Now and Then and S&A Beads. I always walk away with an awesome handmade scarf or bracelet, or a witty bag.
JN: What are you wearing in this shoot?
RG: A J.Crew chambray shirt, Silence + Noise floral skirt, red tights from Modcloth, grey and white Dr. Marten’s oxfords, a periwinkle Casio watch, and François Pinton glasses.
Education’s Natalie Mann and Meagan Estep share ideas at the Phillips entrance with Development’s Jane Kestner. Photo: Dorothy Kosinski
It may be summer but lots of good work is happening at the Phillips. Last week I took a break from my desk to discover colleagues from the Development and Education departments involved in major projects as well. The poster behind them is a good reminder to see our Ellsworth Kelly exhibition… not to mention Braque and Baltimore based artist Bernhard Hildebrandt!
Dorothy Kosinski, Director