Willard Wigan's "The Half Century Collection"
at Parish Gallery in Georgetown
Tuesday - Saturday
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, August 3rd - Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Update from January 27th: I recommend that you call the gallery first at 202.944.2310 to confirm that the exhibit is still on view as I was not able to find the info on their website anymore, though the card I received in the mail and other posts online list Thursday, January 31st as the official closing date.
This guy's work is amazing! If you have never seen his art in person, or even if you have, I highly recommend checking out this show even though there is a $5 cover. It's a site to see a tiny sculpture in the eye of a needle.
|Micro-Sculptor Willard Wigan|
Wigan's also has dyslexia and bringing awareness to dyslexia is also a cause near to his heart. I chatted with him last time he had a show at Pairsh. His dyslexia was undiagnosed as a kid and he took refuge in his art, starting at the age of 5 by making a micro-homes for ants. He says about his teachers when he was a young child in England struggling to learn how to read and write "They made me feel small, so I wanted to make them look small." Learn more about dyslexia and creativity here.
1054 31st St, NW - in Canal Square
Metro: Foggy Bottom, Farragut West or Farragut North or Dupont Circle and take one of the two Circulator routes to Georgetown stop closest to 31st & M St, NW.