International Silk Painters Congress Begins Today

Posted: August 7, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason hosts the Second World Painting Congress beginning today and ending on Sunday. The Congress features a variety of events promoting art of silk painting, an emerging form of art that involves painting watercolors on silk. Educational workshops, notable speakers, displays, an art show, and a fashion show are some of the highlights for the registered participants of the Congress.

Today through Wednesday features three-day workshops, including “Sit on Your Silk,” “Magical Mandalas,” and “The Secrets of Shimmering Reflections.” Participants have a total of 12 sessions to choose from.

Thursday marks the first field trip to Washington D.C. for Art Day. The group will view the Congress Silk Painting Juried Art Schw at the National Academy of Sciences, followed by a presentation at the Renwick Gallery. The day is capped with a bus tour of the District and an evening reception.

Participants spend the majority of Friday at the TROC de TRUC, a show, tell, and sell bazaar held in SUB II. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will feature the silk painters’ works on display and a silent auction.

The weekend is highlighted by the Gala Dinner and Fashion Show on Saturday night. The participants are encouraged wear their most elegant and outrageous outfits in line with the week’s Japanese theme. The event is held in the Johnson Center.

For more information on the Congress, visit the Silk Painters International website.

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