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When January Feels Like SummerWhen January (3)
Mosaic Theater at Atlas.
Transported to Anacostia and H Street, this Off-Broadway hit follows five colliding lives as change hums in the air and the many flavors of desire saturate the streets, convenience stores and Metro stations of the city.

Happy Hour (3)Happy Hour
Goethe-Institut at Spooky Action Theater.
Designed for no more than 16 audience members at a time, this immersive experience creates an active exchange among the players (audience), and between the audience and the actors – the human avatars – in the other room.

Memorial Day Weekend in Metro DC May 27-30, 2016Memorial Day (3)
Various locations.
There’s plenty to do in metro DC this Memorial Day Weekend. Check here for dozens of suggestions from Choose from the national parade, museum and gallery exhibits, concerts, shows and family events.

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CultureCapital – Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels

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Art on 8th: DC CasinerosArt on 8th (3)
Dance Place at Busboys & Poets @ Brookland. Fri.
Learn the popular Cuban social dance Rueda de Casino.

ACM Twelve Years Tours (3)ACM Twelve Years to Treasure Tour
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Thru May 22.
Families can sign up for a docent-led tour of the exhibition Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington, 1963-1975. Kids then go on a self-guided treasure hunt with an exhibition family guide to test their knowledge. Kids receive a free gift after completing their treasure hunt. This program is offered at two times during the day, 11am and Noon.

War of the Worlds!War of the Worlds (3)
SCENA Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center. Fri. & Sat.
Relive the infamous radio broadcast that terrified the US. On Halloween 1938, Orson Welles depicted Martians invading Earth during a live radio broadcast. “News bulletins” depicted mass destruction, military battles, and vast chaos. And, millions panicked, believing mankind was really doomed. WOW returns to DC with an all-new cast for a short run before heading to the Prague Fringe Festival.

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Opening at DCCAH: Public Art Program Assistant

DCCAH_LogoInterested in joining the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities? DCCAH currently has a Program Assistant position available in its Public Art Department through Ross Professional Services, please forward resumes to

Featured Grantee: Jane Claire Remick Releases iOS Mobile Application GreenMyScreen

(Washington, DC — May 10, 2016) May 13 marks the debut of Jane Claire Remick’s new iOS mobile app GreenMyScreen, which is presented as part of the exhibit code/switch at Women Made Gallery in Chicago, IL. The exhibition is curated by interdisciplinary artist, writer, and organizer Kayla Anderson, who explains that “code/switch will explore technology as subject as well as medium, and will offer a survey of art that critically reflects on the creative use of tech, through a socio-cultural lens.”

Remick’s GreenMyScreen is an iOS app (available for download in the App Store) that allows users to fill the viewing area of their Apple device with a solid green field. Using a “green screen” is also known as “chromakeying,” a technology which allows an editor to insert any content of her choice into the green area during film/video postproduction. On websites like by Getty Images, advertisers and designers can can find images of mobile devices in which the screen area of the device is already prepared with a green rectangle. GreenMyScreen allows amateur and professional users alike the opportunity to experience this visual phenomenon IRL and create their own chromakey-able images of Apple devices.

Remick explains, “The green screen is a metaphor. On the one hand, having a mobile device opens up a world of possibilities. On the other hand, users have less and less control over the content that appears on their screens.” She is also critical of app development as a supposed cure-all for all sorts of problems. “Instead, I set out to make an app that is more conceptually than practically useful,” says Remick.

Flyer Invitationcode/switch runs at Women Made Gallery in Chicago, IL May 13 – July 28 2016. GreenMyScreen is a available in the iOS app store. See more about the the project and Remick’s portfolio on her website.

List of Featured Artists


CultureCapital – Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels

Check out this coming weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

Titanic: The MusicalTitanic (3)
Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts. Fri. & Sat.
This Tony-award winning musical explores the fates of the captain, crew and passengers aboard the famously doomed ship.

Robert Glasper (3)Robert Glasper Trio
The Robert Glasper Trio will perform music from their latest album album Covered. The album reunites Glasper with bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Damion Reid, reforming the trio that created his first two Blue Notes releases, Canvas (2005) and In My Element (2007).

Brian Davis: Try And Try AgainBrian Davis (3)
Flashpoint Gallery: CulturalDC. Thru Jun 4.
Try and Try Again is an experiment in sculptural systems. Davis’ central piece turns the gallery into a self-contained ecosystem. Starting with a projected image of a sky-scape, the work “reads” and reacts to the picture. It condenses and re-forms the image, ultimately ejecting it out in to the world.

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RELEASE: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s June 2016 Events

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


PHONE: (202) 547-6839
Hannah Jacobson/Director of Marketing & Strategy

FAX: (202) 543-1723
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

545 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003


Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s June 2016 Events

May 9, 2016–The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents the following events in June 2016:

Thursday, June 2 –Do More 24 – Save the date! Get ready to rally your friends, family, and coworkers to help support our efforts to NEVER turn a child away for inability to pay for an arts experience. This 24-hour online day of giving, powered by United Way NCA, helps raise money for nonprofits serving DC, Maryland and Virginia. All the money raised here stays here — and makes change here. Learn more at  All of the proceeds CHAW receives on Do More 24 will go to our annual Paint Bucket Campaign for our tuition assistance program.  This year, our goal is higher than ever: raise $70,000 in 70 days to provide access to quality arts experiences for everyone.  CHAW has never turned a student away for inability to pay for an arts class. For more information on the Paint Bucket Campaign, visit or call CHAW at 202-547-6839.

Thursday, June 2 – Staged Reading of Thomas Geoghegan’s play MONTICELLO, presented by Guillotine Theatre – “Monticello” has its premise in a historical fact: Thomas Jefferson did invite students from the University of Virginia to dine with him at Monticello. In 1826, the last year of Jefferson’s life, Edgar Allan Poe enrolled at the university. What might have happened in an encounter between Jefferson and Poe? Geoghegan’s play – set on July 2, 1826, which was two days before the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence – offers an answer. “Monticello” is a play of ideas and poetry that grapples with one of the most revolutionary documents in political history.

The staged reading will take place 7:30pm-9:30pm on Thursday, June 2nd at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE.  Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.  Visit or call 202-547-6839 for more information.

Fridays, June 3 & 17 – Friday ARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing – The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Fridays, June 3 and June 17, 2016 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model in a session without formal instruction, facilitated by artist Will Fleishell. Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels are available. The session is $15 for drop-in students. For more information, visit or call (202) 547-6839.

Fridays, June 3 & 17 – Friday ARTnights: Knit & Sip After the hustle and bustle of a long week relax, reconnect with your friends and like-minded knitters, in a fun, neighborly environment. Enjoy light refreshments, coffee, tea and wine. Bring your own project or purchase a kit from the instructor to learn the basics. All experience levels welcome. The workshop takes place 7:00pm-9:00pm on Fridays, June 3 and June 17 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE.  $30 per session + optional $10 for starter ball of yarn and knitting needles. For more information and to register, visit or call 202-547-6839.

Friday, June 10 – Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip Join the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) for Paint and Sip, part of CHAW’s popular Friday ARTnights program, for an evening of painting and wine on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Receive step-by-step instruction from CHAW teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear as you create your own masterpiece, all while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. Please call CHAW at (202) 547-6839 to register. For more information, visit

Friday, June 10 – Friday ARTnights: Grooving with GiGi Line dancing – it happens at almost every summer party. Learn how to cha-cha slide, wobble, and even the original electric slide. The workshop takes place at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE, 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday, June 10.  Registration is $25; contact CHAW at 202-547-6839 to register.

Saturday, June 11 – CHAW Performance Festival, Digital DC, & Adult Student Show Opening – Join CHAW for a day packed with performances, art exhibitions, food, and neighborhood fun!  Performances will take place at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm and will feature adult and youth performing arts students.  The galleries will be open all day, culminating in the adult student show opening, 6pm-7:30pm.  Humanities DC will also be at CHAW collecting paraphernalia, documents, and any and all DC history to digitize and add to its virtual museum. All activities will take place at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE, and are free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 11 – Intimate Florals: Judy Searles Solo Exhibit Opening Judy Searles, a member of the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), will be exhibiting her solo show, “Intimate Florals,” in the CHAW gallery from June 11 through July 14.  Join the artist and enjoy free wine, cheese, and mingling at the opening reception from 4:30pm to 6:30pm on Saturday, June 11 in the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop gallery, 545 7th St. SE.  The Gallery is free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 22 – Theatre Performance – We Happy Few Productions Presents: CHALK – At its simplest, CHALK is a story of motherhood.  A wise judge draws a chalk circle on the ground to determine the true mother of a contested child.  However, it’s also a story about revolution and rebellion.  It’s about the choices we are forced to make for ourselves, for our families and for the causes we believe in.  It’s about the working class and the wealthy, justice and family, duty and survival.  In an ever-changing world where nothing is black and white, how can we judge what’s right?

The show will be held in the accolade-winning black box theatre at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE (just two blocks south of the Eastern Market metro on the orange/blue/silver lines).

Show dates are as follows:
• Performances take place Wednesdays-Saturdays, June 22-July 9, at 7:30pm
• Additional performance on Monday, June 27 at 7:30pm
• Matinees will be held Saturdays, June 25, July 2, July 9 at 2:00pm

Tickets are $15.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call CHAW at (202) 547-6839.

Saturday, June 25 – Mimoza Design Floral Workshop Create an Asian-inspired bowl arrangement with orchids, grasses, and other flora. All of the supplies and tools are provided for attendees to create and take home a beautiful arrangement. No experience is necessary. The workshop takes place 12:00pm-1:30pm on Saturday, June 25 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE.  $80 includes all materials. For more information and to register, visit or call 202-547-6839.

Saturday, June 25 – Gallery Opening Reception – Master Craftsman: Artful Stories in the City – The work of sculptor Charles Bergen is a unique intersection of skill and imagination.  With works ranging from sublime animal sculptures to grand public installations, his artistry, architectural savvy, and eye for uncommon forms in unconventional spaces render an engaging blend of precision and elegance that is both accessible and timeless.   Master Craftsman: Artful Stories in the City highlights elements of design, engineering, collaboration through Bergen’s vision.   The Opening Reception takes place Saturday, June 25 from 5pm to 7pm and the show runs June 25 – August 13, 2016, with an Artist’s Talk by Charles Bergen on Saturday July 9, 5pm-7pm, in the Gallery at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE.  The Gallery, Opening Reception, and Artist’s Talk are free and open to the public.

Registration Still Open for Summer Camp June-August for K-5, Summer Intensives for Middle & High Schoolers, and Classes for Adults!

Since 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has provided arts education to thousands of children and adults in the Washington region, especially from the greater Capitol Hill area. Through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts, CHAW brings together diverse segments of the population to connect through the transformative power of creativity.  CHAW offers a tuition assistance program and flexible payment plans. CHAW is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. CHAW is a featured charity in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy, mentioned as Best Venue to See on the Cheap in DCist’s 2014 Best Theater Venues in DC, the 2015 & 2016 winner for Best Arts Class in the Washington City Paper Readers’ Poll, 2014 & 2015 Hilly Award winner for Best Arts Organization/Venue, and the winner of 2012 Best in the City awards for “arts classes for kids” and “arts classes” in The Washington Post Express.

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RELEASE: Capitol Movement Presents Community Collaborative Showcase in DC


CONTACT: Amber Yancey, Co-Founder


Capitol Movement, in partnership with STAYNE Magazine,
to host “VIR.TU.O.SO – A Community Showcase”

Capitol Movement to offer FREE hip hop dance class for kids ages 5-13

WASHINGTON, DC May 3, 2016 – Capitol Movement, Inc., an 11-year old non-profit dance organization, today announces a weekend of celebrating the arts.  This exciting adventure kicks off with a free hip hop dance class June 3rd at the Capitol Movement Studio in Washington, DC, and culminates in a collaborative community showcase June 4th at Woodrow Wilson High School.

“[Dance] really teaches you self discipline and teamwork when you work in a group. You’ll see that teamwork on stage during these events. It’s just incredible – the synergy [among the dancers].” – Amber Yancey, Co-Founder of Capitol Movement

Hosted by Capitol Movement, partnered with STAYNE Magazine, VIR.TU.O.SO will showcase a blend of multiple artistic forms on June 4th at Woodrow Wilson High School at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at

Bringing various art forms together as one community, this event provides a platform for multiple local talents to premiere truly inspiring work.  A guitarist is paired up with a poetry team, dancers are moving to the rhythms of live singers and spoken word, and a painter will create a masterpiece during the concert and reveal her finished work in the exciting grand finale.

To continue to build the next generation of artists and further engage the youth in the DC metropolitan area, Capitol Movement will host a free hip hop dance class for children ages 5-13 the evening before the showcase. Young dancers will learn about the fundamentals of hip hop dance, musicality, and showmanship. Participants will be invited to show off their newly acquired skills during VIR.TU.O.SO on the evening of June 4.

About Free Hip Hop Class, Ages 5-13
Friday, June 3, 2016 6:30 PM
Capitol Movement Studio, located in Results Gym DC
315 G St, SE, Washington, DC 20003
To reserve a spot visit

Saturday, June 4, 2016 7:00 PM
Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium
3950 Chesapeake St, NW, Washington, DC 20016
For tickets visit

About Capitol Movement, Inc.
As a 501(c)(3), Capitol Movement’s mission is to build better lives through dance by making dance affordable and accessible to all, despite socioeconomic barriers.  Through one-of-a-kind dance programs, scholarship opportunities, and outreach classes, we strive to make it possible for all residents of the DC Metropolitan area to participate in and support the arts.  To learn more about Capitol Movement, purchase tickets, or make a donation, please visit


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Hugo Ball: A Pointless Dada Puppet AdventureHugo Ball (3)
Pointless Theatre at Trinidad Theatre.
A one-of-a-kind spectacle loosely based on the life of Hugo Ball, one of the founders of the highly influential DADA anti-art movement. Through Ball’s story, the show explores themes of art, love, faith, and the unexpected cost of pushing the boundaries with puppetry, mask, visual art, and dance, all joined together by an anarchic sense of humor.

Womanimal (3)Womanimal: Zine Art by Caroline Paquita
National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Paquita’s recent work has focused on envisioning “Womanimals”—half-woman/half-animal creatures that seek to interject a queered whimsy and irreverence into distracted modern culture. This exhibition showcases Paquita’s punk art zine-making over the past 18 years.

Mother’s Day Weekend Planning GuideMother's Day (3)
Various locations.
This Mother’s Day Weekend 2016 planning guide will assist you in choosing a show, concert or dance performance, or soak in the latest exhibition at a museum or art gallery. And check the Dining Out Guide that accompanies each event for restaurant suggestions provided by the RAMW.

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Artist Fellowship Program (AFP) Grantee: Tatiana Gulenkina Featured in Upcoming DC and Baltimore Shows

Location: Twelve12, 1212 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Exhibiting Artists: Tatiana Gulenkina and Amy Finkelstein
On view: May 1st – September 1st 2016

Installation view image courtesy of the artist
Installation view, image courtesy of the artist

Both artists in this show produce abstract photographs that deal with time and transformation. Amy Finkelstein’s C prints from 8×10 negatives capture the movement of ink. Tatiana Gulenkina’s pieces belong to a body of work called Six Hours, a series of multiple- and long-exposure images of slowly melting bodies of ice that explore the intersection of political and poetic, collective and personal.

Untitled #17 Six Hours 2015
Untitled #17, Six Hours, 2015, 20” x 30” digital C print on Kodak Endura paper, image courtesy of the artist

Tatiana and Amy, along with a photo-based artist Kei Ito, will also be exhibiting this summer at Full Circle Gallery in Baltimore, MD as a part of Gallery Network shows taking place in conjunction with Artscape festival and Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize finalists exhibition.

Analogue Dialogue

Kei Ito, Tatiana Gulenkina, Amy Finkelstein

June 25 – August 6

33 E 21st St, Baltimore, MD 21218

Opening reception: June 25, 5-8 pm

Curated by Ajay Malghan, the show explores how “…darkrooms still prove magnificent caves of mystery with three photographic artists who are connected through their use of chromogenic printing. The dialogue between these artists’ work describes how process is critical to form. Here, the language of optical photographic exposures on paper speak of experimentation, technical exactitude, and still new ways of utilizing non-digital photographic materials. Within this experiential topography, these artists draw on such concepts as personal history and bodily rhythms, the intuitive states of the creative process, and the choreography of creation in art making.”

Untitled #11 Things Merging and Falling Apart 2012
Untitled #11, Things Merging and Falling Apart, 2012, 16” x 20” C type photogram on Fufifilm Crystal Archive paper, image courtesy of the artist

Tatiana will be showing photograms from her on-going series Things Merging and Falling Apart, created in a color darkroom using long exposures. You can see more of her work at