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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 By Adam Green, Public Affairs Francesa Faridany as Rosalind and John Behlmann as Orlando in the Shakespeare Theatre's production of As You Like It . Photo by Scott Suchman, courtesy Shakespeare Theatre Last fall, the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, presented a stylized version...
April 29. 2010 Washington, DC That's me on the far right after the POL finals with Poetry Foundation President John Barr and 2010 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Amber Rose Johnson, who is also Rhode Island's state champion. Photo by James Kegley On Tuesday night I attended the Finals round of...
April 22, 2010 Washington, DC Pianist Hank Jones was named an NEA Jazz Master in 1989. Photo by Tom Pich What makes jazz jazz? Not a question most people want to answer, but NEA Jazz Master Hank Jones takes a crack at it in the newest edition of Art Works podcasts. The NEA?s Josephine Reed also...
Washington, DC Last week I was very glad to get to be part of the Mayors? Institute on City Design (MICD) in New York City. It was my first time, and I want to be a regular attendee. Ron Bogle at the American Architectural Foundation and all the MICD staff do a really terrific job with this event...
April 21, 2010 Washington, DC Washington Poet Laureate Samuel Green was among the judges when BreAnna Jones took top honors at the the state's Poetry Out Loud competition in 2008. Photo by James Kegley As anyone on the Poetry Out Loud (POL) team would tell you, the program wouldn't be possible...
April 21, 2010 Washington, DC Photos by NEA staff On April 8, Rocco traveled north for the Pennsylvania Governor's Art Awards, which were held at York's Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. Among the evening's honorees were visual artist Jeff Koons, bluegrass musician Del McCoury, and arts...
April 20, 2010 Washington, DC 2007 NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods. Photo by Tom Pich Years ago, in the ?60s, I came across this book called Now We Are Six .---NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods The connection between jazz and poetry is strong---probably why both are celebrated in the same month. Jazz musicians...

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