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Blog - CHAW Beyond the Walls

August 7, 2011

Gilbert and Sullivan, classic masters of musical comedy, have created hilarious shows that beat the test of time, but none are funnier than HMS Pinafore or The Lass That Loved A Sailor. A joint collaboration by the GLBT Arts Consortium and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop brought the side splitting stage... more

July 27, 2011

KIDS.  Lots of kids.

Monkey Bars - Photo by Audrey Ashdown

Music.  Dance.  Clay and paint. Yarn, wire, cardboard.  Performances and outings.  Swimming, board games, outdoor games.  Put all this together and you get . . . what?  Chaos, you say?... more

July 26, 2011

Regulars at the Saturday afternoon open drawing took advantage of lovely weather last month to go to Archibald Walk located behind CHAW for some plein aire drawing.

Sessions are held on Saturday afternoons from 1:30-4:30 pm throughout the year. CHAW offers a block of four sessions for $60 and drop ins are $20. Participants usually work from the nude... more

July 26, 2011

Anne Oman at work.

Anne Oman (author of “25 Bicycle Tours in Maryland”) brought the Plein Aire Group together at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on a bloody hot day.  However, the lotus seem to like it that way.  The lotus blooms and... more

July 18, 2011

Sir Joseph Porter KCB (Rick Mauery) "inspects" Ralph Rackstraw (Tom Michalisko) in Pinafore. .

On August 4-6 and 11-13, CHAW’s black box theater will become a ship-of-sorts, buffeted by the songs and words of Gilbert & Sullivan’s, HMS... more

July 6, 2011

It’s the end of a busy holiday weekend but there’s still more fun to be had!

This week, CHAW plays host to events that will get you moving and thinking.   First up, our friends and tango dancers extraordinaire Jake and Danarae Stevens host another FREE Drop-in Tango Práctica... more

June 27, 2011

"Here and Then", 2010, oil, 36"x60" Courtesy Addison-Ripley Fine Art

Please join CHAW on July 2, 5-7pm for the opening of a show of oil paintings by John Morrell associate Professor of Painting and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Georgetown University.

About his work, John Morrell says, ” The sense of the sublime... more

June 25, 2011

The Franciscan Monastery by Stu Searles

This is the first blog I ever read, a tribute of sorts from a true luddite. if any CHAW artist wants to join our very informal plein air group, send an email to We go out once a week, weather permitting, to a nearby park or other site, e.g. the... more

June 23, 2011

Award-winner Laura Wilcox (right), family and friends toasting winners at the annual Adult Student Art show.

Photos by Gene Clapp

The adult STUDENT SHOW at the Workshop last Saturday June 11 was both an art opening and a party! About 150 people jammed... more

June 7, 2011

Shades of Joy, mixed media print by Carolina Mayorga

CHAW is a very special place.  There is so much to tell about its history, the people who worked hard to bring it into existence, and those who have and do work to keep it that way.  There’s... more