Sean Hennessey & Rania Hassan : Crafty Bastards

>Glass/mixed media artist Sean Hennessey and his wife, artist Rania Hassan are both part of this Saturday’s craft fair ” Crafty Bastards”. Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10am – 5pm located on 18th Street NW, in the heart of Adams Morgan section of Washington, DC. Sean’s cast glass and mixed media panels were some the most popular works on exhibit at the WGS 10th Anniversary show at LongView Gallery this summer. In 2009, Rania’s mixed media/textile work was awarded the James Renwick Alliance‘s “Craft Award of Distinction”. Check out Sean’s new cast glass panels and Rania’s newest artworks – awesome!

Detail of Looking for a Hero
Glass, Steel
by Sean Hennessey

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists presented by the Washington City Paper. The fair is all-day, outdoors, free to attend, and will offer goods for sale, food, entertainment, prizes, and more!

Booths #34 and #35
Crafty Bastards
Saturday October 1st
2151 18th Street NW, DC in the heart of Adams Morgan
10AM- 5PM

Washington Post features Crafty Bastards


The most recent Washington Post Weekend section had an in-depth feature about the Crafty Bastards alternative-craft fair.
The Washington Glass School lays claim to two of the featured artists – Kristina Bilonick and Rania Hassan!
The article by Lavanya Ramanathan covers the Crafty Bastards fair in general, and has a separate focused article on each of the highlighted artists.

Rania Hassan photo by Dayna Smith for the Washington Post

Click HERE to read about Rania Hassan and her woven artwork. Rania often shows her artwork at the Washington Glass School open house events, along with her husband, glass artist Sean Hennessey.

Kristina Bilonick photo by Dayna Smith for the Washington Post

Click HERE to read about Kristina Bilonick’s prints and clothing. Kristina has been with the Washington Glass School since its beginning, as both artist and instructor. Her work as Program Director (more than a ‘party planner’ as the Post describes her) for the arts organization Washington Project for the Arts has really put DC area artists into the spotlight – it is nice to see some well-deserved attention come back on her!

Click HERE to read the article about DC’s alt-craft scene.