July 18, 2012
INDIAN CRAFT SHOP HAS MOVED "HOME"!
We are back in
our historic digs and it feels absolutely great to be back 'home'!
We've had some changes made as well, with the back rooms opened up
into one room to allow you more space to sit and read books, view art
and enjoy the natural light coming in from the outdoor sculpture
garden. And of course to be surrounded by the preserved, original
murals by Allan Houser and Gerald Nailor is an enrichment that
everyone feels and recognizes when in the Shop.
What has been
quite amazing is that many people have 'discovered' us for the first
time, now that we are back in the main corridor, and we are having a
wonderful experience introducing people to the magnificence of the
arts being created today by American Indian artists. This is always
our goal, to bring the beauty of the arts into people's lives - to
enrich the public and enrich the many artists we represent from
across the country. It is truly a special place.
Many of you
have already been in to visit us since our move back and we thank you
for your support and your visits. As each day passes, we are, as
usual, making changes and tweaking and trying new things in our new
configuration here - as some have noticed, we are looking a bit
different each day! So come out of the heat and enjoy the cool,
comfy, cozy atmosphere of the Shop and watch as we 'evolve' in
displaying the arts, arranging our space and making improvements to
be the best we can be for you!
One of the
exciting things about working with American Indian art is that it is
constant, with artists continually creating, all working at different
paces resulting in the Shop receiving new work just about all the
time. We recently introduced the work of Jhane Myers (Comanche) and
her dolls have done so well with collectors that she created another
order for us that has recently arrived. While her new dolls are not
online yet, you may learn more about this talented artist and see examples of her
work online. We also have a wonderful selection of fetish
necklaces, many featuring carvings by Andres and Georgia Quandelacy,
each with their own personality and character. You may see our current
selection online or visit the Shop to see our full selection
(and email inquiries for photos are accepted!). We've also received
'extra large' fabric art wall sculptures from Peter Ray James
(Navajo) that include Anasazi figures, buffalo and horses, each
designed with prehistoric and historic motifs and symbols. Drawing on
ancient designs, Peter Ray's work has an innovative and contemporary
flair sure enough to jazz up any room in your home or office.
We hope you
can visit soon to see all of the arts in the original, historic Shop
location and if you aren't able to visit in person, visit online --
shop around and take the time to enjoy the beauty of art...and learn
more about the artists and work we represent. We appreciate
your support, your continued interest and your sharing of the arts
with your family and friends - together we make a difference!
REMINDER- OPEN SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012
Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month. We hope that you
will be able to join us this Saturday, July 21 from 10:00am -
NEWS FROM THE INTERIOR MUSEUM
Interior Museum is closed, there are continuing Museum Programs and
Building/Mural Tours. At least once a month the Interior Museum
will host a speaker or presentation to be held within the Main
Interior building. Building and Mural Tours are hosted with
reservations on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00pm or can be arranged
by appointment for alternative days/times. Contact Diana Ziegler at
the Interior Museum, 202-208-4743.
Programs for the Interior Museum:
of Antietam: The Single Bloodiest Day in American History
August 1st, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Rachel Carson Room,
Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building
twelve hours of fighting on September 17, 1862, 23,000 soldiers were
killed, wounded or missing. Former Chief Historian of the National
Park Service Edwin Bearss will discuss the battle that ended the
Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North
and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation
Special Assistance - For those in need of special assistance
(such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries
regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at
(202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be
accommodated whenever possible.
Location - The Rachel Carson Room is located in the basement
cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior
More information: www.doi.gov/interiormuseum
Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
Murals Tours - Tuesdays and Thursdays at
2:00pm (Reservations required).
art and architecture that made the Main Interior Building a
"symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The
Interior Museum Murals Tour lasts an hour and visits photographic
murals by Ansel Adams and many of the over fifty murals by artists
including Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal, and John Steuart
Curry. Reservations and alternative appointments can be made by
Museum - U.S. Department of the Interior, Stewart Lee Udall
Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC
20240. For more information call Diana Ziegler (202) 208-4743 www.doi.gov/interiormuseum
NEWS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR LIBRARY
TOURS AVAILABLE AND SPEAKER SERIES SCHEDULE!
of the Interior Library offers public tours of the resources,
architecture, and special features of the library. Included in the
tours are descriptions of legal and legislative materials on Deck 4
of the library, including the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Code,
U.S. Statutes at Large, and case reporters. Also included will be a
look at the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, dating back to 1789, and
the library's rare book collection. This tour will be valuable for
anyone intending to do research at the DOI Library.
To schedule a
tour, please contact the DOI Library at 202-208-5815 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the upcoming events and
schedule of the Interior Library Speaker Series
Library is located at the C Street entrance in Room 1151 of the Main
Interior Building and is open to the public from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).
Indian Craft Shop
Open on Saturday
10:00AM to 4:00PM
Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm,
and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The Shop
is closed on federal holidays.
photo ID is needed for entrance to the building.
weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street
entrances (E Street is closer for
access is available at E Street.
weekend handicap access on E Street, contact the Shop at (202) 208-4056
ahead of time, if possible.)
West (Blue and Orange Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the
closest Metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or
S1 bus to 18th and C Streets. There is metered parking on the street
and several parking lots within a few blocks.