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, domestic violence survivors, 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 in April and May 2019 (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.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
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.
Sunday, April 20 — Anacostia River Festival – rescheduled due to weather
- 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.
Tuesday, May 7 — Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
- Final Day of WRAPture installation. Viewing hours 3- 8 pm.
- From 6-8 pm, Reception at We Act Radio Check It.
Saturday, May 18 — Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – FINAL DAY!
- FINAL DAY OF INSTALLATION. Viewing hours 2-7 pm.
- From 4-5 pm, Poetry Showcase by WRAPture Participants, in front of Anacostia Arts Center.
- Activities and engagement for all ages.
- From 5-6:30 pm, Closing Reception in Anacostia Arts Center.
Instagram: @storywithsari and @mjbose | Twitter: @storywithsari @monicajahan
Media Contact: Kelly Davidson | email@example.com | 301.300.4011
Project Manager: Amy Lokoff
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