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Family Fun in House of Sweden

March 15, 2012

Cameras, chemistry and crayons ... Look for them all at House of Sweden on March 24, 2012.

From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm the Embassy of Sweden offers children and their adults Mad Science shows, Swedish children's stories, a Swedish fish pond, scavenger hunt and interactive exhibitions. Have your photo taken with fun Swedish figures.

Here's the schedule:
11:15 am         Swedish story time
12:00 pm         Mad science show for pre kindergarten children
1:00 pm           Swedish story time
2:00 pm           Mad science show for elementary age children
The Swedish fish pond, scavenger hunt and interactive exhibitions will be available all day.

For more information, contact House of Sweden at 2900 K Street. Tel: 202.467.2600

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En Foco opens March 14th

March 8, 2012

Selected works from the En Foco (In Focus) permanent collection of the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) opens March 14th and runs through May 16, 2012. The photographs are on display at the 1889 F Street NW gallery.

Untitled, from the series Can I Come Home with You?, 2007 (Photo by: Jane Tam) Untitled, from the series Can I Come Home with You?, 2007

En Foco has developed the first permanent collection in the U.S. dedicated to U.S. based photographers of Latin American, African, Asian and Native American heritage. This collection creates a parallel history of photography by bringing together artists and images largely absent from the mainstream photography field and unseen by the public. The show is comprised of 56 striking prints by 48 contemporary artists of 21 differing ethnicities/ nationalities.

The work dates from the 1970s to the present day, and offers a unique, valuable look at the missing history of photographers who used the camera to document their neighborhoods in the ‘70s and ‘80s, pressed for the inclusion of multicultural voices in artistic, political and media spheres in the ‘90s and those whom increasingly comment on both local and universal themes using the virtual realm in the present day. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue completes an often-unacknowledged part of modern photographic history.

En Foco's mission is to support the creation of work by photographers of diverse cultures, primarily U.S. residents of Latino, African and Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific. En Foco makes their work visible to the art world while remaining accessible to under-serviced communities, using photography as a vehicle to raise awareness and promote cultural equity.

For more information, visit AMA.

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Fornash is Leaving Georgetown

February 21, 2012

The Shops at Georgetown Park is saying goodbye to Fornash in style on February 22nd before they close their doors for good on Sunday evening. This favorite, one-of-a-kind store will be leaving the Georgetown community and opening shop at the Ballston Common Mall in Arlington.

From 5:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday all Fornash inventory will be 60% off, and attendees will be entered to win a $100 gift card to the new location set to open in mid-March.

Stop by 3222 M Street to visit Fornash from now until February 26th, or see them at their new location at 4238 Wilson Blvd in March. Tel. 202. 338.0774

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