Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW
When we heard about what the current artist in residence at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is doing, we wanted to play in his yard, so to speak. Which meant dedicating February Draw-a-Bird Day to birds of the Anacostia River watershed.
The CHAW artist in residence, Billy Friebele, joined our Wednesday Studio class recently to tell us about his projects, one of which involves two video cameras floating downstream on the Anacostia River—one camera above the water and one below. The cameras simultaneously capture what’s going on, and the video footage from both cameras is on display in the CHAW gallery, along with multimedia works Billy is creating about the Anacostia.
We are very pleased that Billy and CHAW have invited all birds from this DAB-Day to be displayed in the CHAW gallery, along with Billy’s other Anacostia River art.
You can find out more about Billy’s work, and a schedule for open houses, at this link: CHAW RESIDENT ARTIST.
Artists submitted 19 renderings of birds from the Anacostia River basin (a new record for DAB-Day), but the owls win it, with five submission. Here they all are.