The Art in Embassies (AIE) Program, part of the U.S. Department of State has provided opportunities to help local Washington, D.C. artists build their profile and recognition. One such example is textile artist Leah Evans, whose work make a great impression on the U.S. ambassador to Rwanda while on display at the Smithsonian Craft Show a few years ago. Exposure during the show helped Evans gain a following as a local artist, and now, one of her...