From: The Honorable Mark Takano
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Date: 1/27/2016

You’re invited to an exhibition celebrating the intersection of Making and Art.

When: 4:30-7:00, February 2, 2016
Where: Rayburn HOB Foyer

RSVP here: (Requested but not required)

Makers and artists often overlap and intersect; experimenting with technology, art, design, and using their creativity to create art, engage with communities, and improve education.  Meet innovative Maker artists using new tools and technologies to create unique and beautiful artwork.  Meet organizations that are using art Making to change their communities and foster design thinking in students.  

In this exhibition you will see 3D printed architectural models, sculpture and jewelry, colorful hand-knitted basketball nets, a collaborative 3D printed bust, and 18K gold plated 3D printed shoes.  You will also meet organizations that use Maker principles to build creative community spaces and reach the next generation of Maker artists with creative programming.

Explore the intersection of making, the arts, and creative thinking and see how the Maker movement and the arts spur innovation and strengthen our communities.

Hosted by the Congressional Maker Caucus in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Public Knowledge, Fractured Atlas, the Congressional STEAM Caucus, the Congressional Arts Caucus, and Shapeways.

Exhibitors include:

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Catholic University of America Fabrication Lab of Architecture

Davide Prete

Francis Bitonti

FreeSpace Collective: DC Public Library Makers in Residence

George Washington University, Corcoran School of Arts and Design

Laura Splan

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

New Craft Artists in Action

Public Workshop/Tiny WPA

STEAM America

The Hacktory

Towson University

We the Builders

Maker Caucus Co-Chairs   

TIM RYAN                                                                STEVE STIVERS
Member of Congress                                                   Member of Congress

MARK TAKANO                                                      MICK MULVANEY
Member of Congress                                                   Member of Congress