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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Announces Carol Antezana as 2019-2020 Darkroom Artist Residency Recipient

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is pleased to announce Carol Antezana as the recipient of the 2019-2020 Darkroom Artist Residency, a three month paid residency in CHAW’s darkroom and digital photographic facilities. Her time in residence will culminate in a solo exhibition in the gallery at CHAW in March 2020.

Antezana plans to use her time in residence to explore the relationship between Bolivian mothers and their first generation American daughter(s) through portraiture, self-portraiture, and the incorporation of the traditional Bolivian Aguayo. The Aguayo is a hand woven cloth that Bolivian women traditionally use to carry products or small children their backs for extended periods of time.

Carol Antezana is a Fine Art Photographer who works with the themes of birth, death and loss. She graduated from The Corcoran School of Arts and Design at George Washington University with a B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography.  Her work Lamentation was part of the Senior Thesis Exhibition called NEXT at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design (formerly the Corcoran Gallery of Art). You can learn more about her work by visiting her website at http://www.carolantezana.com/.

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.

The Darkroom Photography Residency is an annual program designed to provide professional artists in the DMV area with the time and resources to execute a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project. Learn more about our programming and our photographic facilities, which are open to the public, and our course offerings for adults and youth alike by visiting http://www.chaw.org/darkroom.

(via CHAW. Images by Carol Antezana.)