At the Federal Senior Management Conference you’ll be working hard, but you’ll have time to network with peers. We hope you’ll participate in the networking events we have planned for all FedSMC participants.
FedSMC is pleased to host its first annual Salute the Troops Charity Golf Tournament, benefitting the USO of Metropolitan Washington, at the award-winning River Marsh Golf Course.
The Wednesday Morning Artists
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We are excited and honored to have the Wednesday Morning Artists joining us at the conference hotel to display their art, which is inspired by the spirit the Chesapeake Bay.
The Wednesday Morning Artists group blends talent and energy to serve the community: it strives to enrich the lives of its residents, to encourage the art that is within its children, to enhance its street scenes, and to benefit its charitable organizations.
One of our featured pieces, by artist Laura Era was commissioned by loved ones of Anna Ella Carroll, of the family for which Carroll County was named. The piece is a re-rendering of Francis B. Carpenter’s “First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln”, painted in 1864.
In the original artwork, an empty chair in the foreground is draped with a red shawl and maps, similar to the ones worn and carried by Miss Anna Ella Carroll. According to the written piece presented with the display, many historians speculate that the items on the chair represent a quiet honor to Miss Carroll as an unrecognized member of the cabinet.
In the Era’s version of the painting, the overall composition remains the same; however she has painted Miss Carroll into the chair, wearing the red shawl. Era entitled her painting, “Maryland’s Version of the First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation”.
Late Night at Michener’s Library
After a busy day at the conference relax with colleagues at FedSMC Late Night in Michener’s Library.