WRAPture Installation

After months of work, the saris are finally done! Please come see the installation. Since its November 2018 kickoff, WRAPture has worked with 12 women in Katakhali, Bangladesh and over 150 members of the community in Washington DC, including youth from Project Create, formerly homeless women, artists, furloughed federal workers, hearing-impaired individuals, and people of all ages, genders, and incomes. This inclusive project ensures that all events are accessible by wheelchair, and sign language interpreters are provided as needed. 

WRAPture, a temporary sari sculpture created with over 60 saris covered in art and writing about climate change, will be installed on five buildings in Historic Anacostia in the morning and taken down in the evening on three separate days: April 4, April 20, and May 9 (days may shift in event of rain — check this site!).  A soundscape will include songs, poetry, and sounds of Anacostia and Bangladesh. 

WRAPture: Storytelling with Saris is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant Program and is led by DC-based artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose. 

During viewing hours, Monica Jahan Bose and WRAPture participants will be continuously on site to speak to visitors.

Installation Hubs: Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd, SE, Washington DC & We Act Radio, 1918 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, SE, Washington DC.


Day 1: Thursday, April 4 — Unveiling and Reception  

  • The first day of the WRAPture installation.  Viewing hours 3-8 pm. 
  • From 3-5 pm,  Slideshow in Anacostia Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre, featuring the sari workshops in Washington DC and Bangladesh.
  • From 5-6 pm, Dedication ceremony/opening at We Act Radio. Reception and viewing continues until 8 pm.

Day 2, Sunday, April 20 — Anacostia River Festival 

  • Second day of WRAPture installation.  Viewing hours 1-7 pm.  
  • From 1-3 pm, Slideshow in Anacostia Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre, featuring the sari workshops in Washington DC and Bangladesh.
  • From 3-5 pm, Poetry Showcase by WRAPture Participants, in Anacostia Arts Center’s Black Box theatre. 
  • Activities and engagement for all ages in Anacostia Arts Center main space.

Day 3, Thursday, May 9 — Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  • Final Day of WRAPture installation.  Viewing hours 3- 8 pm.  
  • From 6-8 pm, Closing Reception at We Act Radio.

Instagram: @storywithsari and @mjbose | Twitter: @storywithsari @monicajahan

Facebook: /StorytellingWithSaris

Media Contact: Kelly Davidson | | 301.300.4011

Project Manager: Amy Lokoff

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