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Jewellery Exhibition in Washington DC


#1

If anyone is near Washington DC there are a couple of exhibitions at
the Australian Embassy,

that I think would be interesting to see;(the only way I’m getting
there is if I win the weekly lottery and then I’m coming to New
England too). One of the exhibitions is Sweetheart jewellery made by
the troops during the wars and sent home to their ‘sweethearts’, my
understanding of the situation is that a lot of the jewellery was
made by the Australians and sold to the Americans. One ex soldier I
spoke to told me that when a plane went down everyone would race to
the site, not only to help the pilot but also to get the windows that
were made of Perspex and featured in many of the pieces. I also have
some pieces of sweetheart jewellery from WWI, but the Vietnam Vets I
have spoken to tell me it was such a different war, with no time to
make things, so there was none from that conflict. The other is
contemporary Australian jewellery.

alison
www.alialexander.com.au


#2
If anyone is near Washington DC there are a couple of exhibitions
at the Australian Embassy,
http://www.austemb.org/Cultural/Events/Gallery1601.htm  > 

Dear Alison,

Thanks so much for the regarding this exhibition. My
husband and I will be in DC most of next week for the International
VSA arts Festival, June 9th through the 12th. I will try to go to the
Australian Embassy to see the jewelry shows.

I have two pieces of jewelry in exhibitions related to the festival
as well as one piece in a conceptual permanent installation by
Japanese artist Hirokazu Fukawa. You can get more by
going to www.vsarts.org. This organization has been wonderful for
disabled artist all over the world. With the passing of former
President Ronald Reagan and his funeral taking place next week in DC
as well it will be a very crowded city.

Best Wishes,
Your orchid buddy
Cathy Wheless
@Cathy_Wheless_artjew