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One Life: Babe RuthBabe Ruth
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
Babe Ruth’s memorable persona will be highlighted in a selection of historic prints, photographs and personal paraphernalia representing “the Babe” both as a Yankee slugger and a national celebrity.

miranda kerr dressChamber Dance Project: Ballet & Brass
Chamber Dance Project’s third Washington season features DC’s popular street band, Brass Connection, playing live, and three world premieres by three choreographers: DC’s hip-hop artist Victor Adebusola, New York choreographer Jennifer Archibald, and Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning to a score by Bryce Dessner with the Chamber Dance Project string quartet.

Source FestivalSource Festival
CulturalDC at Source Theatre.
Source Festival debuts 24 original works for the stage including three Full-length plays, evenings full of 10-minute plays and more. Produced by CulturalDC and performed at the Source Theatre on 14th Street.

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Featured Grantee: Ruth Stenstrom, Director

Stenstrom.Ruth.07.CASSAWorkshopPosterRuth Stenstrom — CASSA Arts Workshop News

Since Oct 1, 2015, 258 men and women at Clean & Sober Streets have participated in the CASSA Arts Workshop sessions directed by Ruth Stenstrom, working with two art therapy interns Amanda Wise and Kiyoko Timmons from George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program. Participants have created paintings on canvas, drawings, music, fiber art and fused glass jewelry in CASSA’s Open Arts Studio. CASSA also sponsors bi-weekly museum trips for participants who have recently included the Robert Irwin exhibit at the Hirshhorn, the African Art Museum and “Wonder” at the Renwick Gallery.

Ruth Stenstrom was interviewed for the Potomac Art Therapy Association’s Art Therapy Spotlight for May, 2016 which tells the story about how the program was begun in 1989.

http://www.potomacarttherapy.org/art-therapist-spotlight.html

You can see recent participant artwork on the Clean & Sober Street’s website at:

http://www.cleanandsoberstreets.org/Current_Participants.html

A display of CASSA jewelry and cards will take place on July 7 at the national conference of the American Art Therapy Association in Baltimore.

CultureCapital – Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels

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

Source Festival Source Festival
CulturalDC at Source Theatre.
Source Festival debuts 24 original works for the stage including three Full-length plays, evenings full of 10-minute plays and more. Produced by CulturalDC and performed at the Source Theatre on 14th Street.

DC Jazz Festival logoDC Jazz Festival
Various locations.
10 days – 90+ bands – 300 artists – 60+ venues – 18+ neighborhoods. DC Jazz Festival presents a diverse selection of emerging and master-level talent across the District including Yards Park, The Kennedy Center, The Hamilton Live, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, area clubs and restaurants, and National Parks venues.

Father’s Day WeekendFeature
Various locations.
This Father’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.

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RELEASE: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s July 2016 Events

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:

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

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

EMAIL: hjacobson@chaw.org
545 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

WEB: www.chaw.org
TWITTER: @CHAWinDC

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s July 2016 Events

June 8, 2016 — The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents the following events in July 2016:

Friday, July 1 – 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 www.chaw.org or call CHAW at (202) 547-6839.

Fridays, July 1 & 15 – Friday ARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Fridays, July 1 and July 15, 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 www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Fridays, July 1 & 15 – Friday ARTnights: Knit & SipAfter 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, July 1 and July 15 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 www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.

Friday, July 8 – 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, July 8, 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 www.chaw.org.

Friday, July 8 – Friday ARTnights: Grooving with GiGi – Disco – It’s hot outside so let’s make it hotter with Disco moves that would make Donna Summer jealous. The workshop takes place at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE, 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday, July 8. Registration is $25; contact CHAW at 202-547-6839 to register.

Monday, July 11 – Fall Class Registration Opens for CHAW Youth Arts Program Join CHAW this fall for your daily dose of Confidence, Creativity, and Community! Our unique afterschool youth arts program blends skill-building, technique, and artistic integrity with a warm, diverse, community-minded environment that encourages students to take creative risks and develop both artistically and personally. To learn more and register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.

Saturday, July 16 – Stu Searles Solo Exhibit Opening Stu Searles, a member of the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), will be exhibiting his solo show in the CHAW gallery from July 16 to August 13. Join the artist and enjoy free wine, cheese, and mingling at the opening reception from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday, July 16 in the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop gallery, 545 7th St. SE. The Gallery is free and open to the public.

Saturday, July 23 – Ready for New York – Summer Edition: an On-Camera Television and Film Intensive In this acting workshop, actors will have the opportunity to showcase a television or film scene of their choice (2 – 3 pages). Based on their work, the judges (the industry panel) will do an evaluation form and give feedback on if they think the talent is ready for New York. The workshop will take place at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. More information on pricing and registration is available by calling CHAW, 202-547-6839.

Friday, July 29 – Friday ARTnights: Crafts & Craft Beer Join teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp for an evening of crafting, community, and craft beer with DC Brau brews while you work on projects that allow you to unwind, engage your creativity, and enjoy artful conversations with friends old and new. No experience is necessary. The workshop takes place 7:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, July 29 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. $35 per session. For more information and to register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.

Friday, July 29 – Staged Reading of New Musical, Alice Adams Join CHAW for a world premiere event: Alice Adams, a musical in progress composed by Julliard-trained Bob Convery, which we are also workshopping August 11-14, 2016. Dr. Convery will be in attendance for questions and feedback. The staged reading will take place in the CHAW Dance Studio, with doors at 7pm. For price information and to buy tickets, call 202-547-6839.

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

CHAW’s Annual Paint Bucket Campaign for our tuition assistance program ends July 8. 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 and to donate, visit http://www.chaw.org/donate or call CHAW at 202-547-6839.

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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CultureCapital – Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels

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Banda Magdavanessa hudgens dress
IDB Staff Association Art Gallery at Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium. Fri.
Moving effortlessly between samba, French chanson, Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando, Banda Magda’s brilliantly colored performances are mesmerizing to witness.

Anne Bouie (3)Anne Bouie: In The Temple Of The Ancients
CulturalDC at Flashpoint Gallery.
Bouie’s immersive installation references the cosmologies and traditions associated with the solstices and equinoxes. These four times and spaces have been, and are experienced as luminous, sacred times marking the cycles of the seasons.

DC Jazz FestivalDC Jazz Festival (3)
DC Jazz Festival. Various locations.
10 days – 90+ bands – 300 artists – 60+ venues – 18+ neighborhoods. DC Jazz Festival presents a diverse selection of emerging and master-level talent across the District including Yards Park, The Kennedy Center, The Hamilton Live, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, area clubs and restaurants, and National Parks venues.

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McMillan Photo Project

McMillan Photo Project Logo Banner

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SEND IN YOUR PHOTOS TO PARTICIPATE photos will be featured on www.mcmillan.photo SELECTED PHOTOS will be showcased on banners wrapping the McMillan site.

To participate email photos to: pics@mcmillan.photo or Tag your INSTAGRAM pics with: #mcmillanphoto

THE CHALLENGE.

We all see our surroundings in a unique way. Art has the power to transform the spaces around us, by opening our eyes to the subtle and under-appreciated aspects of our city. Capture the qualities that make your neighborhood special and share. These images will help shape the New McMillan.

TAKE PHOTOS.

CAPTURE COMMUNITY.

BUILD HISTORY.

Showcase your photographs and your perceptions of what is interesting, great and distinct about where you live. Calling all photographers and neighbors, to take “stock” of your community and help shape the New McMillan through the McMillan.Photo Project. We are collecting photographic images for banners along the edge of the McMillan site.

Submitted photos will be curated by the artist team at Free Space Collective, Mike Iacovone and Billy Friebele. The banners will cover portions of the existing fence along North Capitol, Michigan Avenue, and Channing Street, NW.

Full Downloadable PDF Flyer here.

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IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & CulturePrint
Kennedy Center.
Highlighting Irish culture and its relationship to America, this major festival includes dozens of performances from some of Ireland’s best contemporary musicians, dancers, theater companies, free Millennium Stage performances, a literature series, film screenings, culinary events & installations.

emma stone dressLadies First
gallery Neptune & Brown.
A group exhibition of outstanding professional women working today in various media. The exhibition includes works by Carol Barsha, Raya Bodnarchuk, Cianne Fragione, Emily Francisco, Janis Goodman, Tazuko Ichikawa, Linn Meyers, and Beverly Ress. Each artist works steadily and consistently in the studio producing deeply personal, innovative, and meticulous work.

Padua Finishing SchoolPadua (3)
Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Creating a real-life place for commerce, creativity and community, throughout the run of The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s lobbies host a series of make-and-take workshops and life-hack seminars.

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Theatre Lab: Dane Peterson

lupita nyong dressThe Life Stories Institute teaches people that work with often marginalized or underrepresented communities how to connect through dramatic arts. It’s a four-day event (Sept. 29-Oct. 2) that leads attendees through a unique curriculum, where they will learn to teach acting and writing techniques that can help someone transform life experiences into original films or plays. This allows them to shape – and share – their stories, which may not only help others better understand them, but to help them see themselves in a new light. Full details here or visit The Theatre Lab website.

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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.

megan fox dressHappy 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 CultureCapital.com. 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!selena gomez dress
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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