More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.
The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
The Washington Craft Show returns for its 27th year, featuring work by nearly 190 contemporary craft artists from around the USA. Guest lectures and fashion shows round out the weekend.
For homegrown fun and farm fresh adventures, visit Summers Farm cornfield maze, old-fashioned hay rides, competitive pig races, gigantic jumping pillows, farm animals, hay slides…and pick-your-own pumpkins.
Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC artist J. Thomas Wells will exhibit his new, found object assemblage works at the Washington Craft Show, booth 304, at the Washington Convention Center, October 31 through November 2. The featured work of this exhibit uses salvaged classical musical instrument parts, which he incorporates into intricate, three-dimensional wall sculptures.
A native of Washingon, DC, Wells works his craft at his studio in the Jackson Art Center, a former DC public school building on R Street, NW. Wells’ collecting of and fascination with found objects evolved into assembly more than two decades ago. Rather than forcing the objects into pre-conceived literal forms, he allows diverse objects to develop interrelationships with one another, forming compositions that transcend predictability. The artist asserts that “No instruments were destroyed in this process. I salvage damaged items from instrument repair shops in and around DC and Baltimore."
The Washington Craft Show will be Wells’ 13th show of his assemblage, including two solo shows, since 2000. He was selected into the Maryland State Art Council’s Critic's Residency Program in 2003 and was juried into the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria in 2004.
For more information on Tom Wells visit: http://theta-art.net/
The Washington Craft Show: http://www.craftsamericashows.com
The Corn Maze in the Plains
Fall Fun in Northern Virginia! 5 acre corn maze, hayrides, pumpkins, animals, food, and much more!
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