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WETA Arts April 2022

In April’s episode of WETA Arts, explore the power, fun and beauty of words with host Felicia Curry and Ann Friedman, the founder and CEO of Planet Word. Meet Julia Kwon, who uses ancient Korean quilt-making tradition to unpack her own Asian American identity. And get a taste of Grace, a new musical by D.C.’s own Nolan Williams, Jr., celebrating African American food, family and tradition.

WETA Arts April 2022

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In April’s episode of WETA Arts, explore the power, fun and beauty of words with host Felicia Curry and Ann Friedman, the founder and CEO of Planet Word. Meet Julia Kwon, who uses ancient Korean quilt-making tradition to unpack her own Asian American identity. And get a taste of Grace, a new musical by D.C.’s own Nolan Williams, Jr., celebrating African American food, family and tradition.

Nolan Williams, Jr

Grace 

Get your tickets for Grace at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. Performances run through May 14. Learn more about the show gracethemusical.com. The site includes a guide to Black-owned restaurants and cooking shows by chef Carla Hall. Find out more about Grace composer Nolan Williams, Jr. and his work on his website.

Planet World

Planet Word

Have you heard? Planet Word is open to the public! Admission is free (with a suggested $15 dollar donation), Thursdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm. If you’ve already been, go back for the new exhibit called Lexicon Lane; it’s full of puzzles and riddles for all ages. While there, grab a bite downstairs at Immigrant Food+.

Patchwork quilts

Julia Kwon 

Artist Julia Kwon’s “Unapologetically Asian” is a series of Korean patchwork face masks created in response to Asian American discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can see work from this series at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York in an exhibit called Design and Healing.The exhibit runs through August 14. Closer to home, she has a solo exhibit at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland, called “No Mere Ornament”. It features human-scale figures wrapped in cloth. It’s on view through April 30. Her work will also be on view at the Renwick Gallery starting May 13th.

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    In April’s episode of WETA Arts, explore the power, fun and beauty of words with host Felicia Curry and Ann Friedman, the founder and CEO of Planet Word. Meet Julia Kwon, who uses ancient Korean quilt-making tradition to unpack her own Asian American identity. And get a taste of Grace, a new musical by D.C.’s own Nolan Williams, Jr., celebrating African American food, family and tradition.

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