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  • Film Screening: Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts at National Cathedral

    Thursday, March 23, 6:30–9 p.m.
    Washington National Cathedral
    3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
    Washington, D.C. 20016
    Free and open to the public

    Academy Award-winning directors Marjorie Hunt (curator at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage) and Paul Wagner reunite for Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts, a film showcasing American artisans in the building trades, including four with hands-on experience at Washington National Cathedral.

    Join us for a free screening of Good Work, followed by a short discussion with the filmmakers and the Cathedral artisans whose work is featured in the film: stone mason Joe Alonso, metalsmith Patrick Cardine, and stained glass artisan Andrew Goldkuhle.

    The documentary illustrates the diversity of beautiful and functional works of art, from stained glass to masonry to ironwork and handcarved lettering. Good Work celebrates the importance of American craftsmanship, occupational traditions, the beauty of our built environment, and calls for new generations to do “good work.”

    A 6:30 p.m. reception, open to the public, precedes the film.

    Good Work is a co-production of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The screening is supported by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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