a teatray in the sky

2010 Smithsonian Craft Festival

Posted in 5D Mark II, Architecture, Penn Quarter, Photography, Washington, DC by firthefirst on May 13, 2010

tina had the wonderful idea of going down to the national building museum to check out the 2010 smithsonian craft show.  it’s long over by now, but if you’re in town and around for it in the future, it’s worth checking out.  apparently craft shows aren’t just open to any hippie with a bad whittling habit who wants to set up a stand.  these things are deeply competitive and the intensity of the artists is palpable.  even better, the quality of work on display really does reflect that.

the best thing is, you can browse with impunity if you’re younger than the average Buick buyer (65 or thereabouts).  all the craftsmen and women look at you and think, “well there’s no way you can afford any of this stuff” and they’re right.  so window-shop to your heart’s delight.

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  1. stephen yangf said, on May 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    dude those pillars are siiiiick. i would consider a shot with those as the focal point

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