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WRAPture Installation: Day 1

April 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

free
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. 
Installation hubs:  Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington DC) and We Act Radio (1918 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue).

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. Bose states, “The Earth has a fever, and we need to
work fast to reduce our use of fossil fuels drastically. When we understand the impact of
our energy use, we can make a difference as individuals despite governmental inaction.
WRAPture, through the power of hands-on art, empowers and brings us together as a
community in solidarity with each other.” 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, 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.

Day 1: 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 5-8 pm, Dedication and Reception at We Act Radio.

Day 2: April 14th – Anacostia River Festival [raindate April 20]
• The 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: May 9 – Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
• Final Day of WRAPture installation. Viewing hours 3-8 pm.

installation details

• From 6-8 pm, Closing Reception at We Act Radio.

Lead Artist: Monica Jahan Bose
Project Manager: Amy Lokoff
Marketing: Karen Baker

Media Contact: Kelly Davidson | email hidden; JavaScript is required | 301.300.4011

Details

Date:
April 4, 2019
Time:
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
free
Website:
http://storytellingwithsaris.com

Venue

Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Phone:
202.631.6291
Website:
www.AnacostiaArtsCenter.com

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