March 26, 2013
BE SURE TO ENTER OUR "REASONS" PRIZE
DRAWING! SEND IN YOUR ENTRIES BY MARCH 29, 2013!
The clock is
ticking away! Send your "Reasons to Collect
American Indian Art" by March 29 and you could
win one of FIVE $75 Gift Vouchers we are giving away! All you need to
do is send in your reasons for collecting American Indian art- send
us as few or as many as you like - and we will enter you into our
collecting your reasons in honor of The Indian Craft Shop entering
into its 75th Anniversary year. We thank all of you for
taking the time to share your reasons; they provide valuable feedback
not only to the Shop, but to artists from across the nation.
We are excited
about completing our list of "75 Reasons to Collect American
Indian Art," which will become part of our permanent history
Here are a few
samples of what we have received so far:
My husband and I enjoy the beauty and warmth that American Indian art
brings to our home. It is very spiritual and calming. Each piece of
artwork has its own story to tell. Family and friends who visit our
home enjoy seeing the diversity of American Indian cultures. It is an
educational experience for everyone to learn about the talented
artists and their cultural expressions.
it is breathtaking
For me, American Indian art reflects three-fold beauty: the
beauty of the art, the beauty of the materials, and the beauty of the
Here's a reason why I collect jewelry from The Indian Craft Shop:
It's timeless; art I will wear tomorrow and for the rest of my life.
I love the Shop!
I collect American Indian art because it makes me feel closer to
creation and to people who demonstrate through their art an abiding
appreciation for the natural world.
color and symbolism all merit a vote for wanting to collect American
Indian Art, but it is more, it is the talent and attention to detail
that is part of a great heritage that we all participate in and
You may send
your reasons by regular mail, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or place
them in our 'Reasons Box' in the Shop. Of course, after we have our
"75 Reasons to Collect American Indian Art," we will share
all of them with you!
We thank you
for supporting the arts and being a part of The Indian Craft Shop's
history - past, present and future.
QUICK UPDATE ON THE CHERRY
Yes, Spring is
officially here and we have heard, due to the cooler weather and
various conditions, that the new Peak Bloom time for Washington, DC's
Cherry Blossom trees will be April 3 - 6 (instead of the
previously reported dates!).
THE INDIAN CRAFT SHOP IS BECOMING "SOCIAL"
our 75th Year, The Indian Craft Shop is
becoming social...in Social Media, that is. Bear with us as we take
our 'in-store social connections' that we feel so strongly with all
of you and learn to deliver them through Social Media.
you are on Facebook, , come 'like us' so you can watch how we progress.
We are now on
Yelp, , a
site that directs people to points of interest and gives the
opportunity for writing reviews. We'd love to have you share
Some of you
may enjoy Pinterest, , which
allows you to post images and share your interests. We have just set
up a page for The Indian Craft Shop; let us know what you think!
evolution into this "Social Media" world, please let us
know if you have suggestions or comments and, certainly, if you are
enjoying it. You can email email@example.com to let us
know your thoughts about our efforts. We are working hard to bring
the beauty and joy of American Indian art into people's lives and to
'get the word out' to benefit so many talented American Indian
WHAT'S NEW IN THE SHOP
Spring is also
an exciting time at the Shop, as brand new works arrive from artists
who continue to amaze us all with their talent and creativity. We
have been receiving packages throughout the month with new arrivals
from Kathy Elk Woman Whitman (Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara), Michael
Na Na Ping Garcia (Pascua Yaqui), Bruce Hodgins (Navajo), and Lorenzo
Shirley (Navajo); and many other new works are on their way to us.
PERSONAL SHOPPING SERVICES AND SHOPPING ONLINE
If you're not
able to visit the Shop, visit our Online Store to
see our selection of work online OR you can also call or email and we
will be happy to help you with ideas, work with special requests or
email images and descriptions of items to you. We know schedules are
busy and if you just can't make it in, be sure to ask what we can do
to help bring art into your life!
our Online Store.
REMINDER - OPEN THIRD
NEXT DATE IS APRIL 20, 2013
Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month. We hope that you
will be able to join us Saturday, April 20th, from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Thank you for your continued support of the arts and
we hope to see you soon!
NEWS FROM THE INTERIOR MUSEUM
Interior Museum is temporarily closed, there are still 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 can be arranged
Programs for the Interior Museum:
Interior Museum Murals Tours
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. Appointments can be made by calling 202.208.4743.
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
information on the Interior Museum
NEWS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF
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
The DOI 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
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.