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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/20/2011

Free and Easy: Cherry blossoms and Parisian crafts

Monday

Collecting photography — Wondering how to start your own photography collection? Photographer Tom Wolff and art dealer Catriona Fraser provide tips on what types of images work best and how to create cohesion within a collection. The event coincides with the “DCist Exposed” photography show currently on display in the gallery.

Tuesday

An Evening With Chris Palmer — One of several live events in the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, wildlife filmmaker and director of American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking Chris Palmer speaks candidly about his experience shooting subjects such as bears, wolves and whales. A book signing follows the talk.

Wednesday

Poetry reading — Poets C.D. Wright, a creative writing professor at Brown University, and David Wagoner read from their works at the Library of Congress.

Thursday

Corridor’ reception — The Art Museum of the Americas hosts a gallery talk, preview and opening reception for its new exhibit, “Corridor,” a series of works by 12 local artists which, through an “artist choose artist” format, challenges the curator-artist relationship.

Friday

Festival Des Metiers — Through March 30, a craft festival brings a silk screened scarf exhibit, leather workers, diamond setters, watch makers, tie makers and other artisans together to demonstrate their skills for the public.

Saturday

National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day and Opening Ceremony — The National Cherry Blossom Festival opens its doors for a family day full of cherry blossom-related arts and crafts, demonstrations and more. Then, at 4 p.m., see the festival’s official opening ceremony with a program of live performers.

Sunday

Art In Motion!’ — Pianist Andrew Simpson and percussionist Barry Dove perform music to accompany screenings of abstract animation art from the 1920s to today. Artist Sharon Louden, whose work will be screened with the other films, will also be present for a discussion with Simpson following the performance.

By , This week, get advice on starting your own photography collection, make cherry blossom-themed arts, crafts at the National Building Museum and learn how Hermes’s artisans craft their high-end wares... for free!  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/20/2011

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