Craft Away the Holidays
The Washington Craft Show opens Nov. 16 for all holiday needs. The annual show at the Washington Convention Center runs through Nov. 18 and features a wide variety of contem- porary crafts including metal, leather, basketry, jewelry, ceramics and glass. It is one of the nation’s leading events of contemporary craft, bringing together more than 190 accomplished craft artists, who create timeless works to use, wear and display all year. The show celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, which also hap- pens to be the 50th anniversary of studio art glass in the USA. It’s a juried show, drawing the best work from across the nation. Times go from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a special exhibit by the Maurine Littleton Gallery of Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 50th anni- versary of Studio Art Glass in America, book signings by professor and author Joan Falconer Byrd, the author of “Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass,” lectures on art, and a fashion show on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. the work of three dozen designers and jewelry makers.