The Capitol Hill Art League Hosts All-Media Exhibit "Walk on the Wild Side"

By Editorial Team on September 6, 2010

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Opening Reception: Saturday, September 11, 2010, from 5pm to 7pm


Wally Szyndler Ashanti Hunter


The Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), a program of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), opens its first juried exhibit of the season entitled “Walk on the Wild Side”. The September exhibit is inspired by and in honor of the late artist and Capitol Hill resident Wally Szyndler. The all-media show of original artwork continues through September 29, 2010. 

The show’s juror is Kris Swanson, a bronze sculptor, and the founder/director of The Corner Store , a gallery/theater space where the work of actors, playwrights, musicians, filmmakers, artists, authors, and chefs are regularly showcased.  Her bronze sculptures are included in numerous collections around the country and public works include the California Grizzlies on the original capitol grounds in Monterey, commissioned to celebrate California’s 150th year of statehood.  She was also a finalist to sculpt the Frederick Douglass bronze for Statuary Hall at the US Capitol. Neighborhood art projects include the 28-foot mosaic mural YuMe Tree on 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

The Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) is a visual arts program of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) which presents six juried shows of members’ work annually in all media as well as a special sale of smaller works in December.  CHAL provides artists with opportunities to exhibit and sell their work; supports artists’ growth; provides opportunities for artists to meet other artists and arts professionals, offers venues for artists to interact with the community at-large, showcases and promotes the work of area artists; educates the public about the value of the arts and artists to the Capitol Hill community and beyond.

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is located at  545 7th Street, SE two blocks from Eastern Market Metro on the Blue & Orange Lines.  For more information call 202.547.6839 or visit their website at Gallery hours are: 9:30AM-9:00 PM (M-Th), 9:30AM-6:00 PM (F), and 9:00AM-2:00 PM (Sat).