Had a great time yesterday getting to see the Smithsonian Craft Show before it opened to the public, thanks to an invitation from IGDC. There were 120 exhibitors, and the full scope could be appreciated when viewing it from the second floor balcony. Here are glimpses of four of the exhibitors: I was especially drawn … Continue reading Smithsonian Craft Show
Had a really great opportunity on Tuesday to see the first run-through of the upcoming play at Mosaic Theater, When January Feels Like September (May 19-June 12). The director, playwright, stage designer, costume designer, and sound engineer all gave presentations about their concepts for the performance, and then the cast did the first table read. … Continue reading When January Feels Like September
The Democracy Spring protest has been going on for a week. Here are scenes from yesterday:
The Unfreeze DAPA rally in front of the Supreme Court yesterday was large and passionate, with most of the crowd supporting unfreezing DAPA.
President Taft was an automobile enthusiast, and his purchase of the first limousines for the White House was a major boost for the fledgling industry. His White Steam Car is temporarily on display on the Mall. It is steam-powered, because at that time the steam vs. gas issue was not yet settled. The car is … Continue reading Cars at the Capital
I’ve seen the Emancipation Day fireworks for the past several years, and while they are always the same, the thrill remains electric. Seeing fireworks along Pennsylvania Avenue is amazing, and the crowds are sparse so I can get a front-row view, close enough to feel some ashes. The show is short and intense, with fireworks … Continue reading Emancipation Day fireworks
The Sakura Matsuri festival, now in its 56th year, moved from its traditional location on Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capital Riverfront. While the location was not as scenic, and shade-less, it was still a great and extremely crowded event.
Sentient Chamber is an interactive installation at the National Academy of Sciences. It was created by a multi-disciplinary group of architects, engineers, scientists, and artists, designed to explore the concept of living architecture. The elements in the sculpture respond to the humans in the environment with subtle sounds and lights.
It was awesome to go to the opening of Robert Irwin’s exhibit last night at the Hirshhorn, and hear him speak. At 87, with 60 years of creating art, his work appears to have reached a super-minimal but very rich place. As he says, “all the rules will change,” as he has shown during the … Continue reading All the Rules Will Change
I had a magical night seeing Light City in Baltimore on Saturday. Everywhere around the Inner Harbor, there were light installations. My favorite was the origami boats, a series of small floating boats that changed hues.