Residency Dates: March 1 through April 18,
Demo and Happy Hour: Friday, March 10 from 6-7:30pm
- 9:30am-3:30pm Wed., Mar. 1 | Mon., Mar. 6 | Fri., Mar.10 | Tue., Mar. 14 | Wed., Mar. 15 | Tue., Mar. 21 | Thu., Mar. 23 | Wed., Mar. 29 | Fri., Mar. 31
- 12pm-2pm: Sat., Mar. 11 & 25.
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents “Botanica Magnifica,” a show by the Second Annual Gallery Artist in Residence, Pam Rogers, generously made possible by Wade Carey.
The FREE demo/happy hour will feature Rogers in conversation with any interested community members, as well as a demonstration of her artistic process. This special event will bring the artist and her art into the public sphere, and we welcome all ages and all levels of familiarity with the artistic process.
Artist Statement for Botanica Magnifica:
“While in Residence at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), I will be highlighting and focusing on the way materials and process drive and shape the work I create using natural materials sourced from local plants species, both invasive and native, I will create an installation that is sculptural in form mounted throughout the gallery.
Created from bound plants, these objects will be created in the gallery space offering visitors a chance to see the process, watch it develop in the space and ultimately seeing the final creation.
I will work to create narrative scrolls (using Hajji paper/ mulberry paper) and/ or large-scale paper works utilizing artist made pigments and inks sourced from plants, soil and minerals with a local connection. Portions of this work will be created in the gallery during the residency informing the content as it is created alongside the sculptural pieces.
I will be keeping a daily sketchbook journal recording the residency to document the pigments used and the plants included as well as the process, successes and failures as the spontaneity of the time and place also drive the work.
Engaging the community in the project will include interaction as possible during the creation of the sculptural pieces and the work on paper. Also engaging the community through an opening with an artist driven demonstration of some of the work to be created and a closing reception with much of the gallery filled with sculpture and 2-D work creating a specific Botanica Magnifica environment.”
– Pam Rogers
Gallery is free and open to the public
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is located at 545 7th St. SE. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.