CHAW Free Events for the Week of February 6-12, 2012





Register for events at www.chaw.org.

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts 40 free events in 40 days running January 4 through February 12, 2012 at 545 7th Street, SE. The 40 events explore how art continually engages, inspires, informs, and excites by featuring concerts, performances, workshops, and classes for various ages. Below is a list of upcoming free events for the week.

Kid-friendly events are marked with a *. Pre-registration is required for some events. Please call (202) 547-6839 or visit http://chaw.org/index.php/register/40_free_events_in_40_days/ to view the entire catalogue and to register.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Balancing Act/Zumba
Teaching Artist, Jenn Murray
7:00-8:30 pm
Balancing Act 7:00 -7:30 – Our endless to-do lists have each of us juggling work and play, plus friends and family. Learn the art of creating balance in your life. Discover the steps to create and maintain a sense of balance and harmony in life. Receive practical, hands-on strategies for how to pull this off when the demands on your time are constant and insatiable.
Zumba® 7:30- 8:30 -The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out and to love working out. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits within the one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! (Limit 30 – Dance Studio, Registration Required)

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Midnight in Paris:  Andre Breton’s Exquisite Corpse
Teaching Artist, Ellen Cornett
7:00 – 8:30 pm

The Surrealists are credited with the invention of The Exquisite Corpse based on an old parlor game called Consequences. These pieces are cousins to the Surrealist “automatic drawing” which was meant to be direct expression of the artist’s unconscious on paper. Each player begins a drawing on the top of a sheet of paper, folds it over to conceal the drawing and passes it to the next person for their contribution.
The folded papers move around the room until they have all been completed at which time the papers are unfolded and the subconscious-driven masterpieces are revealed. Each participant will take home an original piece of art. (Limit 12 – Art Studio, Registration Required)

Saturday, February 11, 2012
“Far Away”  – Capitol Hill Art League Show Opening
Juror, Marsha Staiger
5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Capitol Hill Art League proudly presents an all-media juried exhibit entitled “Far Away,” opening on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th Street SE.  The juror of the show is Marsha Staiger, painter and instructor at The Art League in Alexandria, VA. Admission to the opening and exhibit is free.
The all-media show of original artwork continues through March 2, 2012.  Gallery hours are: 9:30AM-9:00 PM (M-Th), 9:30AM-6:00 PM (F), and 9:00AM-2:00 PM (Sat).

Sunday, February 12, 2012
Conversations with Composers
Bob Convery & Jeffery Watson with Peter DiMuro
3:15 – 3:45pm
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (4th & Independence SE)
Get an insider’s view of the compositional process as Jeffery Watson and Robert Convery discuss the creative impulses and production of their choral works being performed at CHAW’s 40th Anniversary Concert.

Sunday, February 12, 2012
40th Anniversary Choral Concert*
C. Paul Heins, Jeffery Watson – Conductors
4:00 pm
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (4th & Independence SE)
A chorus of community voices will celebrate Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in honor of its 40th Anniversary with a concert featuring selections from Robert Convery’s “Songs of Children”, based on writings of children during the Holocaust, Jeffery Watson’s “Where Every Voice Is  Heard”, written for CHAW’s 30th Anniversary and selections by CHAW’s Capitol Hill Youth Chorus.





Authored by: Editorial Team

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