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January 15, 2016

A seasoned teaching artist and writer; a whole new role.  Old and new meet again in our latest gallery show, Bullfinch: Memories and Fairytales, opening Saturday, January 16th!  In this multi-media and multi-disciplinary exhibition, explore the relationship between literature, visual arts... more

January 13, 2016

Happy New Year and welcome back to Mind of the Artist!  We’re excited to kick off 2016 in style with artist Stephanie Bianco, who shares her fascinating history with art and craft-making and some surprising and delightful ideas for how we can all bring a bit more art into our daily lives (and “junk” drawers)! 

About Stephanie and why I became interested in art... more

December 21, 2015

The next in our series of Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) artist interviews, we’re excited to feature Jorge Luis Bernal as our final artist of 2015! Read more about his process and inspirations here, and join us right back here on the blog in... more

November 16, 2015

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography. “

-George Eastman

Dick Schneier is a retired engineer who in 1999 went “back to school” to unlearn all the bad things he had learned about his favorite avocation…photography! Under the expert... more

October 15, 2015

Welcome back to our Mind of the Artist series on the CHAW blog! Each month, we’re featuring a different artist from the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), a visual arts program of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) with members drawn from our neighborhood, the city, and the region. This series will be a deep-dive into the richly... more

September 22, 2015

Welcome to the new Mind of the Artist series on the CHAW blog! Each month, we will feature a different artist from the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), a visual arts program of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) with members drawn from our neighborhood, the city, and the region. This series will be a deep-dive into the... more

August 31, 2015

A fresh new season and a fresh new voice on the blog: this one comes to you from our #CHAWsome neighbors at Capitol Hill Village (CHV), an organization dedicated to sustaining and enriching the Capitol Hill community for the long term through services and opportunities to age in place.  We are... more

August 14, 2015

We are thrilled to feature Dagny Fisher on the blog this month, an inspiring young artist from DC. At age 13, Dagny has demonstrated a deep love of art and a perspective on women’s issues through the lens of her creative work. This summer, she worked with teaching artist Carolina Mayorga in a 3D-mixed media camp to develop major installation pieces and share her story... more

May 18, 2015
Inspired by the National Endowment for the Arts’ 50th Anniversary call for #ArtStories, we will be posting some of our favorite student stories from the CHAW e-newsletter.  This... more
May 4, 2015

Here at CHAW, we are always thrilled to welcome diverse voices to our building, our programs, and our online community.  Today, our guest blogger joins us in the midst of Supreme Court hearings and much discussion about justice and equal rights.  In light of all of this going on in our city, we are especially proud to welcome this week’s guest blogger: Craig Cipollini... more

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