WAMU 88.5 : Community

Art Workshop for Children

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) invites children aged 6 and older to join emerging artists for an art demonstration and hands-on workshop. The artists will:

  • Present their work
  • Demonstrate some simple color phenomena tricks with colored paper;
  • Lead children in making geometric abstract artworks using rulers, stencils and colored pencils.

The workshop will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va. Admission is free.

WAMU 88.5

Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virgina's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.

Downed Russian Warplane Highlights Regional Divide On Syria

Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.