WRAPture Wrapping Day 1

April 4, 2019 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020
Camille Kashaka
Monica Jahan Bose partners with the Anacostia Arts Center, We Act Radio, members of the community in Washington, DC and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh to present WRAPture, a temporary public art project created through a series of sari fabrication workshops.  WRAPture will wrap or drape five buildings in Anacostia with massive colorful cotton fabric saris from Bangladesh covered with printmaking and writing about climate change by residents of Anacostia and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Residents of Anacostia and Katakhali Village are helping to fabricate, assemble, and install the project through a series of paid workshops. WRAPTURE includes a sound installation with songs and music from Katakhali and Anacostia, facilitated by We Act Radio. As part of the project, DC residents will learn about climate change and renewable energy and add their own stories to the saris. The project links two riverfront communities in solidarity on the issue of climate change and sea level rise.  The workshops are at accessible locations and sign language and other language interpretation is provided whenever feasible.

INSTALLATION: The temporary project is for the duration of one afternoon/early evening, on three separate dates during  Spring 2019, including April 4, April 14, the day of the Anacostia River Festival, and May 9. The buildings to be wrapped are at the corner of Good Hope Road and MLKJR Avenue, specifically 1227 and 1231 Good Hope Road SE (Anacostia Arts Center and the adjacent Anacostia Business Center), and 1918, 1920, and 1922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave, SE (the We Act Radio, Check It, and District Culture buildings).  The wrapping dates are weather dependent, so stay tuned for rain/snow dates.

This project is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Public Art Building Communities Grant Program.

The project is also supported by our community partners Anacostia Arts Center and We Act Radio.

Lead Artist: Monica Jahan Bose
Project Manager: Amy Lokoff
Marketing and outreach strategy: Karen Baker.


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