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Blog - CHAW Beyond the Walls

January 7, 2012

Show judge, Billy Friebele (right) tells the story of his first day teaching a class in CHAW's Youth Arts Program. Also shown are Ellen Cornett, CHAW teaching artist and Jonathan Black, CHAW board member.

CHAW hosted the opening of the December Adult Visual Arts Student art exhibit on December 10, 2011. Judge, Billy Friebele originally... more

October 7, 2011

Check out some of the wonderful photos from ArtSmash. The strongman was created by teaching artist, Emma Steinkraus and Youth Arts Program coordinator, Leslie Andrus was photographer extraordinaire. Click on an image to save and print it as a souvenir of the evening. It was a fabulous party with more photos to come.

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September 13, 2011

Appropriately dressing for an event, particularly for women, is often a dangerous endeavor. ‘Black Tie’ is easy—a long dress, something sparkly and off the shoulder. Similarly, the opposite side of the fashion spectrum—‘Barbeque’—is also straightforward with your only concern being what SPF level to continuously re-apply.

Men, have dressing easy. There are few... more

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

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 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