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Blog - CHAW Beyond the Walls

July 9, 2018

Short, sweet, and to the point. CHAL Artist of the Month, Charles Martin, gives us the bullet points to his life as an artist. His works of art exemplify his attention to direct observation and realism as one sees it. Charles, thank you for sharing your work, life, and story with us!

I was born and raised in a small Long... more

June 1, 2018

Introducing the Capitol Hill Art League, June Mind of the Artist: Meera Rao! Meera's story is told through her etheral and colorful paintings, sketches, and photographs. Her journey to becoming an artist is a delight to read about and sparks within a moment of our own inner artist- remembering "the vital expression of self!" We hope you enjoy... more

April 30, 2018

For my last “Lens”, I wanted to reflect on how interning at CHAW and becoming part of the community here has supported my artistic and professional development in so many ways.

What attracted me to CHAW initially was a desire to learn more about the classes they offered. And while I did get to know more about their amazing programming, I was also able to gain a... more

April 19, 2018

Brian Truesdale's development as an abstract artist is genuinely portrayed in this month's Mind of the Artist. Brian opens up about his technique, process, and animalistic need to create- giving additional context to his paintings (even though they may speak for themselves) and allowing us as an audience, a glimpse into the root of all that passion! Please enjoy, as... more

April 3, 2018

Capitol Hill Arts League Presents: April Mind of the Artist, Karin Edgett

Exploring the organic circular form is infinite in its expression. One could paint cycles of life, drops of water in a pond, fish eyes, recycled thoughts, halos, planets, moons and stars, or paint the feeling of wandering in circles while lost in the woods. The circle contains the story of... more

April 3, 2018
Khailynn's Lens: Second Month at CHAW

You've read the title right, I have officially been at CHAW for 2 months now....and it's been AWESOME! I love coming in and seeing the quirky, fun crew behind the front desk that make CHAW a great place. Aside from my cool coworkers, another great thing I've come to enjoy from working here at CHAW are the different artists and... more

March 7, 2018

Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) Artist of the Month, Jonathan Weiner, transports us just outside the city- revealing the beauty of a place not so far away yet easliy overlooked...

Washington is a transient city and, although it seems rare, I was raised in Washington and later lived in one of the surrounding counties.

I studied photography and art... more

February 21, 2018
Khailynn's Lens: Youth Arts Program February highlights!

From the few weeks I've been working at CHAW, I've noticed that there is an incredible abundance of energy and enthusiasm for multiple art forms. Exploring new ways to express an idea and recreating something from your imagination or real life takes a lot of skill, but the children and adults at CHAW make sure... more

February 16, 2018

Our designated Capitol Hill Art League artist of the month, Michael McSorley, has a talent for eyeing the beauty in the everyday objects. His ability to bring to life the sometimes-forgotten tools of our day to day living is stunning and full of easily overlooked personality in each piece. Mike's specific and unique process allows him to pull out color and dimension... more

January 25, 2018

Art provides an outlet for expression, interpretation and change, sometimes about the world around us, but more than not these avenues of discovery are personal. This is one of those personal stories. Long time CHAW student, Jayson Hait, shows us how the arts can lead to more than just opening up our minds to growth and creativity, it can lead to great personal change... more