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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Announces Naming Contest for Outdoor Sculpture

Submissions are due August 15, 2014.

.The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is looking for a name for its newest neighbor, a grasshopper sculpture residing at the corner of 7th and G Streets, SE. The grasshopper, sculpted by artist and CHAW teaching artist Carolina Mayorga, is part of the Capitol Hill Alphabet Animal Art Project (CHAAAP), a community-based public art project featuring ten semi-permanently-installed sculptures on selected street signs in the Southeast quadrant of DC. The project is funded by the DC Department of Transportation and administered by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

CHAW will be collecting name submissions through August 15, 2014. Submissions can be sent via: Email at [email protected] The top three names will be announced the week of August 18th and will be put to a vote with the winning name revealed on September 19, 2014. Prizes will be awarded to the top namers.  CHAAAP is part of “This Place Has A Voice,” three independent, intersecting public art projects and events highlighting the history and people of Southeast DC. For more information about the projects or upcoming festival, visit http://www.thisplacehasavoice.info.