17 Sep 2015


Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s October 2015 Events

CHAW-logoThe Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents the following events in October 2015:

Thursday, October 1 – Theatre Performance – Taffety Punk Theatre Company Presents Inheritance Canyon By Liz Maestri; directed by Lise Bruneau; music and sound by Kathy Cashel. Featuring company members Dan Crane and Esther Williamson, with guest artists Teresa Castracane, James Flanagan, Gwen Grastorf, and Morgan Sendek. The show will be held in the accolade-winning black box theatre at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE.

Show dates are as follows:

  • Performances take place Wednesdays-Saturdays, September 18-October 10, at 7:30pm
  • Matinees will be held Saturdays October 3 & October 10at 3pm

Tickets are $15 (Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, September 17).  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.chaw.org or http://www.taffetypunk.com/shows/shows.html, or call CHAW at(202) 547-6839.

About the play:  Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing.Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

Fridays, October 2 & 16 – Friday ARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing  The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Friday, October 2 and 16, 2015 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 $20 for drop-in students and $76 for a four-class pass. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Saturday, October 3 – Gallery Show Opening: Capitol Hill Art League Fall Show – The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is proud to present the work of Capitol Hill Art League artists. The opening will take place 5:00pm-7:00pm on Saturday, October 3rd at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE, and is free and open to the public. General gallery hours are: 9:30 am–9:00 pm (M-Th), 9:30 am–6:00 pm (F), and 9:00 am–2:00 pm (Sat). Gallery is free and open to the public.  The exhibit will runOctober 3-November 6 in the Gallery. For more information, visit www.chaw.org, or call (202) 547-6839.

Friday, October 9 – Friday ARTnights: The Art & History of Burlesque – Have you ever been a curious kitten about the art of burlesque? Unleash that inner tiger with CHAW’s burlesque workshop. Come to this two-hour class and learn a sassy routine that will leave you with a wiggle and wink you never knew you had. There is no dance experience needed and no nudity involved. The class is part lecture and part movement. Guests will not only perform beginner burlesque dance moves, but also learn about the history of burlesque and the dancers who still perform the art to this day. $25 includes a fun 2-hour dance workshop fit for all levels and a little history on the form on the side.   The workshop takes place 6:30pm-8:30pm onFriday, October 9 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE.  For more information and to register, visit www.chaw.org.

Friday, October 9 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, October 9, 2015 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, October 16 – Friday ARTnights: Clay & Cabernet – Join the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) for Painting Clay & Sipping Cabernet, part of CHAW’s popular Friday ARTnights program, for an evening of clay tile painting and wine sipping onFriday, October 16, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th St., SE.  In this workshop, teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp will introduce attendees to the frisket technique–using stencils and paint on clay tiles–in a relaxed and fun happy hour atmosphere. $40 includes all materials and refreshments.  Tickets available through our event page onwww.chaw.org, or by calling CHAW at 202-547-5839.

Saturday, October 31 – Halloween SPOOKtacular Concert & Reception – Join CHAW for an afternoon of spooky tunes played by our young private music students, costumes galore, examples of artwork from our multitude of classes…and donuts and cider to kick off the sugar rush a little bit early! Tour the building, learn a little more about the CHAWsome community we’re building through the arts every day, and enjoy a truly SPOOKtacular concert.  Event will take place at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE, and is FREE and open to the public.

2:00pm: Building tours and art gallery open

2:30pm: Halloween SPOOKtacular Concert

3:30pm: Donuts & Cider Reception; Building tours

More information available on www.chaw.org, or by calling CHAW at 202-547-5839.

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 2014 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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