Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW
Four Wednesday Studio artists were among those invited by the Capitol Hill Village to paint everyday scenes from the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The Village is a nonprofit membership organization focused on providing programs and services to help people age in place.
I recently stopped by the Capitol Hill Village office and saw the wonderful display showing 19 scenes from the community. Each artist could choose whatever sight he or she wanted to portray. I remember Linda Norton’s saying that Mr. Hillman’s barbershop was right around the corner from her, and she passed it nearly every day.
The corner store that Eileen Leahy rendered in pastel is an institution in her neighborhood. Eileen commented, “The store is an essential fixture relied on by neighbors for groceries and other items. It’s also popular among students at our three neighborhood elementary schools for dropping in for after-school snacks. For years it was owned by the Weisfeld family and known for having a butcher. For many, that name lives on, although the Weisfelds have been gone for decades.”
Here are the two displays of art in the Capitol Hill Village office, and close-ups of the art from the Wednesday Studio: