Open House: February 22 from 5pm to 7pm, February 24 from 2pm to 4pm, February 25 from 4pm to 6pm and February 26 from 12pm to 2pm
Call the office at 202-547-6839 to register.
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents Inversion/ Submersion, an exhibit by Billy Friebele, recipient of CHAW’s 2022 Gallery Artist Residency, on view January 3rd to February 26, 2022.
CHAW presents an Open House with guided tours to celebrate the artwork and process of gallery resident artist Billy Friebele.
Join us as we dive deep into uncovering the artistic process behind Inversion/ Submersion. Over the course of his artist residency at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), Billy explores the Anacostia River from shallow waters near his home in Riverdale Park, MD to deeper areas near Capitol Hill. Using two floating video cameras, Billy captures footage above and below the water surface simultaneously while floating downstream to be on display in the gallery, along with physical artworks created based on what he encounters on this journey. Billy’s exhibit seeks to explore the question, what can we learn from the non-human creatures that we co-habitat with? Through this artist residency, Billy hopes to foster a communal exploration of the connections between humans and the natural world in our local watershed.
Billy Friebele is an artist working in the Washington, DC region. He has exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Art Museum of the Americas, the Katzen Center for the Arts, and the Kreeger Museum among other venues nationally and internationally. Billy was a Hamiltonian Artist fellow and one of the first makers-in-residence at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Central to his research and teaching are a concern for the tension between our mediated digital experience and the materiality of the environment. He earned a BA in Philosophy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Billy Friebele is an Associate Professor of Art at Loyola University Maryland.
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, the winner of the 2017 Irene Pollin Community Engagement Award through the NSO, and the recipient of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management program.
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is located at 545 7th Street SE.