Join the Book Hill neighborhood of Georgetown as the shops celebrate the annual Georgetown French Market.
Superb shopping complimented by the scent of fresh coffee and the sounds of strolling musicians immerse the Book Hill neighborhood of Georgetown every spring with the 10th annual Georgetown French Market coming up at the end of April. The 2013 Georgetown French Market will be held Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 from 10am to 5pm.
This event takes place along upper Wisconsin Avenue, NW, between P Street and Reservoir Road, and features over 40 Georgetown boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries offering savings up to 75% off designer goods, art and antique home furnishings. Enjoy strolling mimes, children’s activities, live music and French cuisine from Georgetown cafes and restaurants. To view the video from the April 2012 Georgetown French Market event, click on the link below.
This week began with an unimaginable tragedy in Boston on Patriots' Day and I am truly without words. Instead, today and every day this week I will be wearing #redwhiteblue. I want to show my love, care and support.
I ask you and everyone you know to join in. Let's show the world, together, our true colors.
I love how when you look at art you feel something.
The instant I saw Victor's work, the beauty of the simplicity and flow to each shape stuck with me. I also love the idea of the individuality of each piece. Here are a few photos (all from the artist's website) to illustrate the process and highlight the distinctive beauty.
From the Artist's site: Areniscos is borned with reflection about the speed of the current
industrial production and the social consequences of nowadays. On the
other side it takes natural environment and the possibilities it can
bring us in sensory levels, sustainability and experience.
It's about creating a small industry that allows us to create multiple
objects in a simple way, using our surroundings, without contamination,
without machinery, using only the resources we need and discarding the
minimum surplus material, as molds, tools and more. these are built
acquiring the value of an handcrafting object but unlike traditional
manufacturing it increases the speed at which objects are created.
The project aims to emphasize the importance of the production process
for both, the final product, which acquires a unique identity resulting
from a decision of Nature, and the user who made that experience with
them from the time throwing water on the sand until they have to give at
home use. It is a process that allows anyone to create objects in a
very simple way getting a variety of shapes, sizes and colors that will
always depend on the environment and its effects.
It's an experience between man and the environment.