Sunday, July 1, 2012

PAST: ART: Willard Wigan's (Tiny Art Guy - his work is Amazing!) Show at Parish Gallery in Georgetown FRI, August 3rd - THURS, Jan 31st Note: $5 cover for this one

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
Learn more about micro-sculptor Willard Wigan, MBE and check out some of his art on his site here. His stuff is so amazing, when I first saw a clip of him talking about his work online, I almost thought it was a joke. Seriously. Check it out.

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.

Parish Gallery
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.

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