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May 12, 2010 Washington, DC Washington's Fort Worden State Park is home to a number of arts and culture organizations, including Centrum, Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades, and, of course, Copper Canyon Press. Photo by Jessica Rice, courtesy Copper Canyon Press. According...
Olympia, Washington Letterpress poster for 2010 Festival of American Fiddle Tunes by Pilar McCracken. Courtesy of the artist. Enlarge image by Kris Tucker, Executive Director, Washington State Arts Commission Pilar McCracken made my Friday with the fabulous poster (above) that she designed for 2010...
Washington, DC "John Brown made many trips to Canada organizing for his assault on Harpers Ferry," #15 in The Legend of John Brown by Jacob Lawrence, courtesy Washington State Arts Commission Janae Huber is the collections manager for the Art in Public Places Program of the Washington State Arts...
Set on 28 acres in Bronx, New York, Wave Hill is a public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River. The center presents a wide range of arts and culture activities, including garden walks, painting and writing workshops, and Family Art Project days. In our latest podcast, Josephine...
Washington, DC From left: Daniel Breaker, Nic Few, Warner Miller, and Nicoye Banks in The Ballad of Emmett Till, by Ifa Bayeza, part of Eugene O?Neill Theater Center?s 2007 National Playwright?s Conference. Photo by Keith Jochim Congratulations are due to all of this year?s Tony Award nominees, but...
Washington, DC Brian Blade and Christopher Thomas of Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band are featured in Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense . Photo by Jean Hangarter ?It?s a quick and surface explanation, a cliché, to say that, ?Jazz is the only truly American art form,?? said John...
May 4, 2010 Oakland, California Earlier this spring Rocco visited the Envision Academy of Arts and Technology as part of his Art Works tour to California. Art is one of the key components of the curriculum at this small charter high schoolin Oakland. As noted on the school's website, "In a world...
May 3, 2010 Seattle, Washington Nancy Pearl. Photo by Marco Prozzo This spring The Big Read is literally taking place right outside our doors as the District of Columbia Public Library and the Humanities Council of Washington, DC engage the capital community in reading, discussing, and celebrating...
April 30, 2010 Washington, DC What a day for a groundbreaking ceremony! After some brisk to downright frosty mornings here in Washington, April 30 blossomed into a delightful spring day, perfect for people to gather at Dance Place in northeast DC to celebrate the start of construction for Brookland...
Washington, DC The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Pericles in Washington, DC, as part of the NEA's Shakespeare for a New Generation initiative. Photo by Richard Termine. The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Pericles in Washington, DC, as part of the NEA's Shakespeare...

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