Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hillyer Art Space

On Friday, February 22nd from 6 to 8 pm,

Hillyer Art Space
presents the celebratory closing of the current exhibitions,
Tools as Art Two: Selections from the Hechinger Collection, and Bill Schmidt's Way, Shape, and Form with an "old-time" Appalachian Blue Grass jamboree.

Current exhibiting artist and musician Bill Schmidt, International Arts and Artists Trustee and founding director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, Dr. Alan Jabbour, and IA Trustee Dr. Rick Hamrick will perform a number of songs on fiddle, guitar, upright bass and mandolin. Come and enjoy the art and down-home wizardry of in-house bluegrass musicians! This event will be casual and is free to the public.

Closing Exhibitions:
Way, Shape, and Form: Small Abstract Paintings by Bill Schmidt features a selection of gouache paintings embellished with colored pencil and water-soluble crayon. The selected works display Schmidt's signature miniature, geometric paintings ranging in size from 4x4" to 7x 5".
This closing event will offer a greater chance of actualizing this "parallel experience" because you will have the music which inspired his work!

Tools As Art, Two: Selections from the Hechinger Collection, features works from IA's permanent collection donated by hardware store magnate John Hechinger and his family. All the works within Tools as Art, Two depict or incorporate tools as their theme, subject, or media. Because tools are such a basic part of humanity, the Collection's focus on objects and their metamorphosis into art appeals to the builder in all of us.

Hillyer Art Space is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at other times by appointment. Admittance is free.
9 Hillyer Court NW | Washington, DC | 20008 |

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