May 12, 2010

Back in D.C.

Two weeks after The Smithsonian Craft Show, I wound up back in Washington for a conference, and managed to fit in a couple things I didn't get to do during the show.
One was a visit to The National Portrait Gallery which is connected to The American Art Museum, specifically to see the the story of making the Running Fence, by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, from 1972-1976.
The courtyard in the building is my new favorite place, a tranquil place to spend some time between shows.

We have about 15 different sewing machines in our studio,
so naturally its' progress was important to us.

I am a big fan of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Love the pix of the young artists, exuding with their enthusiasm. I can relate.


Anonymous said...

maybe one of those many machines is a button holer that you would like to sell??? Cecilia

Toshiki and Maryszka said...

Sorry, no buttonholer, not for leather!

Ann Brauer said...

I love the picture of the ceiling. So graceful and simple. Next time I'm in DC I'll have to check it out.