Talk about doing the town...what fun. Drove up to DC for the day and stopped first at The National Gallery to visit the Edward Hopper Exhibition http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/hopperinfo.shtm
Hopper has been a favorite painter of mine since I was a youngun'. The Cleveland Museum has a fabulous Truro landscape that is on loan to this exhibit so it was like seeing a dear old friend mixed in with so many never-seen-before gems.
After Hopper...on to the artist's reception at the White House hosted by Laura Bush. Oh my oh my. Think most fabulous artist opening ever. This was all about celebrating the National Parks, monuments, historic sites, seashores and memorials with each represented by a hand painted miniature work...an 18" diameter ornament...the diversity and variety of techniques and subjects is mesmerizing...and meeting so many artists from all over the country was just so incredible and ...well this was a dazzling day! ... an opportunity to celebrate the beauty, wonder and distinct grandeur of the many varied and magnificent landscapes and memorials across the land.