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Blog - CHAW Beyond the Walls

June 20, 2017

This summer, CHAW provides a wide variety of summer camps including: Arts Adventures, Junior Arts Camp, Ceramics Institute, Shake It Off Dance Camp, Only Make Believe Theater Camp and String Fling!. Our camps include the right balance between creativity and recreation, allowing students to learn from professional artists while developing a community of friends! Art... more

June 15, 2017

Our featured CHAL artist, Ken Bachman, creates picturesque interpretations of the world around us. His ability to produce work that not only renders itself to the splendor of our surroundings, but in his own words, "defines a moment of special beauty in a specific time and place."  Ken's paintings are truly a work of art; capturing the eye through his exquist use of... more

June 6, 2017

We are super excited about our special performers this year, too, with two of them being resident artist of CHAW: Taffety Punk and Light Switch Dance Theatre! The National Symphony Orchestra, or NSO, will also be showcasing a fabulous pair: Two Divas and A Bear! Curious about these artists?? Our co-executive director, Hannah Jacobson, was curious too, and was able to... more

June 1, 2017

Summer Solstice is almost upon us, and we have a great workshop/event to get your creativity flowing and summer spirit rising! Join Rabbi Sarah Tasman at CHAW on June 21st for a delightful Summer Soltice Workshop, and join us in getting to know Sarah and her program more through this wonderful interview we were able to snag with her! She has a delightful evening... more

May 20, 2017

CHAW Intern, Amanda Luthy, recounts her experienece interning with the Marketing and Development team. We were delighted to host Amanda, and we are so proud of the work she produced during her time at CHAW. So thank you, Amanda! You are truly CHAWsome!

This past month, I interned with CHAW’s Marketing and Development department, helping to promote CHAW’s... more

May 12, 2017

Mind of the Artist this month is First Place winner of the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) exhibit, "This Earth, " JoAnn Laboy! JoAnn has three pieces showcased in the CHAW gallery, each one delivering a sense of organic rhythm that our earth provides. JoAnn has graciously given us a look into the development of her work; expressing the benefits of allowing the artist's... more

May 2, 2017

On Wednesday evening, CHAW staffer, Liz Rubando, found her way to the Lisner Auditorium, and sat down to enjoy her first ever Poetry Out Loud (POL) Contest.  Here’s her experience, straight from the source:

That event, let me tell you, is SO CHAWsome!

The Poetry Out Loud contest has been gracing the nation for 12 years, and brings together a group of... more

April 21, 2017

Our featured Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) artist this month is none other than CHAW teaching artist, Elizabeth Sampson, or "Miss Lizzie" as she's known around CHAW. We are always happy to feature a CHAW teaching artist; they are an integral part of the magic of CHAW and we love to give back to them after all of the work they do to build community and share their... more

March 22, 2017

We loved getting a peek into the Mind of Karen Zens, artist, native Washingtonian, and world traveler.  Especially as we hit our 45th Anniversary year, we are struck by the constant ripple of movement that characterizes DC: both the seat of government, the solid home to so many, but also a stopover, a transitory phase, a migration in and out.  We feel particularly... more

March 22, 2017

“I’m rarely sure when I am done with a painting, but I am very aware when I’m done painting.” So says Ann Pickett, our February featured artist, sharing a message that really resonates: the work may never be finished, but the physical practice of art becomes something that can be measured, can come to a conclusion.  It’s a subtle difference, but it’s one that really... more

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