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Blog - CHAW Beyond the Walls

September 11, 2011

When I was at CHAW last week, here is what I saw prominently displayed in the gallery:

Young Artists’ Pledge

I respect myself.I honor my artwork and my actions.I cheer on the creativity in others.I listen, I share, and I care for the people and space around me.I am creative... more

August 18, 2011

Experience the arts this fall with the return of CHAW’s ARTdays , free events and workshops for the whole family!   ARTdays began last year when Amy Moore, CHAW’s Director of Education and Programs, envisioned opening CHAW’s doors to the community.  Throughout the year, CHAW hosts... more

August 11, 2011

Prepare your sea legs and get ready to sail the ocean blue, the “H.M.S. Pinafore” is docking in the Anacostia River at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

Peter DiMuro directs this sprightly and joyful rendition of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic with a few modern twists. Despite a prologue reference to John Edwards and a modernized parody of Madame Buttercup (... more

August 7, 2011

Gilbert and Sullivan, classic masters of musical comedy, have created hilarious shows that beat the test of time, but none are funnier than HMS Pinafore or The Lass That Loved A Sailor. A joint collaboration by the GLBT Arts Consortium and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop brought the side splitting stage... more

July 27, 2011

KIDS.  Lots of kids.

Monkey Bars - Photo by Audrey Ashdown

Music.  Dance.  Clay and paint. Yarn, wire, cardboard.  Performances and outings.  Swimming, board games, outdoor games.  Put all this together and you get . . . what?  Chaos, you say?... more

July 26, 2011

Anne Oman at work.

Anne Oman (author of “25 Bicycle Tours in Maryland”) brought the Plein Aire Group together at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on a bloody hot day.  However, the lotus seem to like it that way.  The lotus blooms and... more

July 26, 2011

Regulars at the Saturday afternoon open drawing took advantage of lovely weather last month to go to Archibald Walk located behind CHAW for some plein aire drawing.

Sessions are held on Saturday afternoons from 1:30-4:30 pm throughout the year. CHAW offers a block of four sessions for $60 and drop ins are $20. Participants usually work from the nude... more

July 18, 2011

Sir Joseph Porter KCB (Rick Mauery) "inspects" Ralph Rackstraw (Tom Michalisko) in Pinafore. .

On August 4-6 and 11-13, CHAW’s black box theater will become a ship-of-sorts, buffeted by the songs and words of Gilbert & Sullivan’s, HMS... more

July 6, 2011

It’s the end of a busy holiday weekend but there’s still more fun to be had!

This week, CHAW plays host to events that will get you moving and thinking.   First up, our friends and tango dancers extraordinaire Jake and Danarae Stevens host another FREE Drop-in Tango Práctica... more

June 27, 2011

"Here and Then", 2010, oil, 36"x60" Courtesy Addison-Ripley Fine Art

Please join CHAW on July 2, 5-7pm for the opening of a show of oil paintings by John Morrell associate Professor of Painting and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Georgetown University.

About his work, John Morrell says, ” The sense of the sublime... more