Craft V Art – the final battle!


Washington Project for the Arts Presents:

Tug-of-War Blurring the line between Art and Craft

A panel discussion and interactive event Wednesday, April 22nd 5:30 – 7:30pm @ WPA headquarters’ 2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW

(in conjunction with the James Renwick Alliance & Smithsonian’s Craftweek DC )

Washington Project for the Arts will participate in the JRA & Smithsonian’s first annual Craftweek DC by hosting a lively discussion on the subject of “Art vs. Craft”. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 22nd from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the WPA headquarters in Dupont Circle.

Curator and art critic, Jeffry Cudlin, will moderate a panel discussion between members of both the art and craft communities in DC- revealing their thoughts on what differentiates the two ‘sides’. The discussion provides a framework for understanding the concepts and breaking down the divide between what is considered fine art and craft.

When all is said and done, panelists and audience members will be invited to participate in the very first Art vs. Craft tug-of-war on a nearby grassy knoll (rain or shine).

The tug, a metaphor for the discussion, is a fun way to illustrate the way some artists dance between both realms while others live on one side or the other.

A Cast Of Characters: A Survey of Kilncast and Lampworked Glass by the Artists and Instructors of the Washington Glass School

>Curated by Erwin Timmers and Sean Hennessey, Foundry Gallery in Dupont Circle hosts an exhibition of artists of the Washington Glass School.

Opening reception on Friday April 3rd.

Foundry Gallery
1314 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
APRIL 1st–26th.

Washington Glass School @ Foundry Gallery

>One of the best art galleries in Dupont Circle, Foundry Gallery, will feature artists of the Washington Glass School in a show curated by Erwin Timmers and Sean Hennessey.
Sean Hennessey hangs his cast glass artwork

Featured artists include: Cheryl Patrice Derricotte, Anne Plant, Dave Cook, Dan Schubmehl, Don Daniels, Allegra Marquart, Elizabeth Ryland Mears,Erwin Timmers, Lisa Osgood Dano, Kirk Waldroff, Nancy Donnelly, Sean Hennessey, Leslie Beil, Alison Sigethy, and Dave D’Orio

“A Cast of Characters: a Survey of Kilncast and Lampwork Glass Art by Instructors and Artists of the Washington Glass School

Dates : April 1st–26th.

Opening reception on Friday April 3rd.

Foundry Gallery

1314 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036


Lisa Osgood Dano
installs her mosaic work

Alison Sigethy carefully arranges her new sculpture

Erwin Timmers sets out the artwork at the exhibition

SOFA New York


Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
Originally uploaded by ats479
Sculptural Objects and Functional Art, NEW YORK
Opening April 15 – 19, 2009 at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street.

The New York City version of the international contemporary arts and design showcase will open this week with 55 international dealers from 12 countries. It debuts Wednesday, April 15 and runs from the 16 -19 at the Park Avenue Armory.
Duane Reed Gallery will feature Michael Janis in their booth (# 120). The gallery will exhibit material based artworks by: Rudy Autio, Paul Dresang, Michael Janis,
Sabrina Knowles, John Littleton, Danny Perkins, Jenny Pohlman, Ross Richmond, Bonnie Seeman & Kate Vogel.

Hopefully, it will provide recession proof values for today’s financial market.

Set-Up @ Mayer Fine Art

>Final set-up for the glass art show at Mayer Fine Art in Norfolk, VA took place this Friday. Washington Glass School artists Syl Mathis, Michael Janis were joined by Greensboro, NC glass artist Avery Shaffer at the gallery in Norfolk, VA.
Liz Mears and Erwin Timmers had already installed earlier in the week

Kay Janis unpacks the shipping crates.

Owner Sheila Giolitti and artist Avery Schaffer discuss placement of artwork.

The show looks amazing.