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Washington, DC This aerial of the Land Bridge at Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve was taken at the 2007 dedication. Photo by Alicia Muñoz. With the help of noted artist and architect Maya Lin---designer of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, and the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama...
Washington, DC Rob Johnson serenades downtown Leavenworth with his alpenhorn from the balcony of the Enzian Inn. Photo by Jill Linzee, courtesy of Northwest Heritage Resources By Adam Green, Public Affairs The Cascade Loop, Washington?s scenic stretch of connected highways in the northern part of...
Washington, DC Artist Mitchell Gaudet applies the finishing touches to a sculpture in the Museum of Glass hot shop. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Glass As I type this, Rocco's heading west to the great state of Washington at the invitation of U.S. Congressman Norm Dicks. Tomorrow's itinerary...
May 12, 2010 Washington, DC Washington's Fort Worden State Park is home to a number of arts and culture organizations, including Centrum, Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades, and, of course, Copper Canyon Press. Photo by Jessica Rice, courtesy Copper Canyon Press. According...
Olympia, Washington Letterpress poster for 2010 Festival of American Fiddle Tunes by Pilar McCracken. Courtesy of the artist. Enlarge image by Kris Tucker, Executive Director, Washington State Arts Commission Pilar McCracken made my Friday with the fabulous poster (above) that she designed for 2010...
Washington, DC "John Brown made many trips to Canada organizing for his assault on Harpers Ferry," #15 in The Legend of John Brown by Jacob Lawrence, courtesy Washington State Arts Commission Janae Huber is the collections manager for the Art in Public Places Program of the Washington State Arts...
May 4, 2010 Oakland, California Earlier this spring Rocco visited the Envision Academy of Arts and Technology as part of his Art Works tour to California. Art is one of the key components of the curriculum at this small charter high schoolin Oakland. As noted on the school's website, "In a world...
May 3, 2010 Seattle, Washington Nancy Pearl. Photo by Marco Prozzo This spring The Big Read is literally taking place right outside our doors as the District of Columbia Public Library and the Humanities Council of Washington, DC engage the capital community in reading, discussing, and celebrating...
April 21, 2010 Washington, DC Photos by NEA staff On April 8, Rocco traveled north for the Pennsylvania Governor's Art Awards, which were held at York's Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. Among the evening's honorees were visual artist Jeff Koons, bluegrass musician Del McCoury, and arts...
Artistic Director Trey McIntyre and Trey McIntyre Project dancer Alison Roper during rehearsals for Go Out . Photo by Basil Childers Trey McIntyre is one of ballet's busiest choreographers working today. Since 1995, when he was named choreographic associate for the Houston Ballet, he has created 80...

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