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Academy Craft Show

he realized the woman was Tipper Gore. Today, his “allegorical frog” hangs prominently on the wall of the former vice president’s personal office. Whether it is a $5 wooden spoon or a spectacular diamond bracelet, the Academy Craft Show has much to offer each and every patron. It is rare to be able to walk among so many who have reached the very top of their profession and be able to talk with each about the vision and the mission that drives their artistry. Heidi Austreng, coordinator for the Smithsonian Craft Show Program, succinctly stated, “Beautiful handmade craft in a unique and beautiful setting, with a warm and charming atmosphere! The show,

While he was showing in Tennessee, a pair of very friendly women happened upon his booth. Both women ended up buying pieces of his work, but one woman in particular stood out for both her eye and her kindness. She bought a frog sculpture for her husband’s birthday and asked if he might be able to box the piece for her to take home. Without a box handy, she accompanied him outside, in the dark, with a flashlight to scour around until one could be found. After boxing up the sculpture, she gave him a check and said goodbye. It wasn’t until he returned home and reviewed his sales that

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