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Washington, DC Operation Homecoming contributor Daniel Uhles (left) and his son Neil on May 9, 2005. Neil was leaving for his second deployment to Iraq. Photo courtesy of Daniel Uhles. In 2004, the NEA partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense, the Southern Arts Federation, and The Boeing...
Rita Moreno, 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient, has received just about every performance award available -- Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe. In this week's NEA podcast, she talks with Josephine Reed about her life on stage and screen and the memorable roles she played. In this brief...
May 19, 2010 Washington, DC Here I am with Washington Congressman Norm Dicks (left) and Charles Wright Academy student Jennifer Lee (3rd from right) and her family. On Friday night Congressman Dicks announced that Jennifer is the 2010 Congressional Art Competition winner for Washington's sixth...
Washington, DC May 18, 2010 The Smithsonian Institution is leading a project to help the Haitian government rescue, recover, and restore Haitian cultural artifacts damaged by the January 12 earthquake. With the Caribbean rainy season fast approaching, the project is crucial to helping to conserve...
Washington, DC This aerial of the Land Bridge at Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve was taken at the 2007 dedication. Photo by Alicia Muñoz. With the help of noted artist and architect Maya Lin---designer of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, and the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama...
[flv: http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/Merce-Split.flv 450 253] An excerpt from Split/Sides , a 2003 piece by choreographer Merce Cunningham, courtesy of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. It's far from hyperbole to say that the late Merce Cunningham completely changed the face of modern...
Washington, DC Rob Johnson serenades downtown Leavenworth with his alpenhorn from the balcony of the Enzian Inn. Photo by Jill Linzee, courtesy of Northwest Heritage Resources By Adam Green, Public Affairs The Cascade Loop, Washington?s scenic stretch of connected highways in the northern part of...
Washington, DC Artist Mitchell Gaudet applies the finishing touches to a sculpture in the Museum of Glass hot shop. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Glass As I type this, Rocco's heading west to the great state of Washington at the invitation of U.S. Congressman Norm Dicks. Tomorrow's itinerary...
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...

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