January 21, 2020 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road SE
Monica Jahan Bose
WARMING WATERS Sari Workshop @ Anacostia Arts Center

Get paid to make art and learn about climate change!

Artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose and mulimedia artist and video journalist Robin Bell are launching WARMING WATERS, a new temporary public art project, and need your help to create it! WARMING WATERS will drape the C&O Canal wall in Georgetown behind Dean and Deluca with massive colorful cotton fabric saris from Bangladesh covered with printmaking and writing about climate change by residents of Washington and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh along with video projections on the saris and trees in the evenings. The temporary installation will be for four consecutive days around Earth Day 2020, from April 22-25. Monica is collaborating with community members to create these saris.

We seek paid assistants* (at least age 14) to sign up for the workshops. Participants will learn woodblock printing, create artwork that will be displayed, and discuss and learn about the effects of climate change.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION WILL BE PROVIDED.  ALL OTHER LANGUAGES WILL BE ACCOMMODATED IF YOU REQUEST.  The space is wheelchair accessible on the ground level.  Metro:  Anacostia (Green line) and many buses including Circulator.

*Spots are LIMITED. We will be working on 2 saris per workshop and only have spots for 12-15 people each time. Please email if you need to release your reservation. You must arrrive on time and fully participate to receive payment.

This project is funded by a Public Art Building Communities Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The project is also supported by our community partners the Anacostia Arts Center and the Mohona Cooperative, Bangladesh.

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