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Strike a Prose: Creative Writing Inspired by Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Arts & TheaterStrike a Prose: Creative Writing Inspired by Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now Friday, November 2, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM In this creative writing workshop inspired by Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now, we will address complex themes such as race, history, family, and identity. Fiction, nonfiction and poetry writing prompts will be provided. Led by a local writer, these workshops are open to writers of all levels who are 18+. Materials are provided. The exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now explores this relatively unstudied art form by examining its rich historical roots and considering its forceful contemporary presence. The show features works from the Portrait Gallery's extensive collection of silhouettes, such as those by Auguste Edouart, who captured the likenesses of such notable figures as John Quincy Adams and Lydia Maria Child, and at the same time, the exhibition reveals how contemporary artists are reimagining silhouettes in bold and unforgettable ways. Because the workshop begins before the museum opens to the public, please plan to arrive at the 8th and G Street, NW entrance at 10:20am so we may begin promptly at 10:30am. Strike a Prose Workshops in This Series: Creative Writing Inspired by Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now Thursday, November 1, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Friday, November 2, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Family Stories Thursday, November 8, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Friday, November 9, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Create Vivid Characters Thursday, November 15, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Friday, November 16, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM To sign up for other workshops, please visit npg.eventbrite.com. Image Credit: Profile by Kumi Yamashita 1994, Wood, single light source, and cast shadow
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November 02, 2018
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November 02, 2018
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Smithsonian American Art Museum / National Portrait Gallery 4545 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 620 Washington, District of Columbia 20008 United States
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