Anacostia Unmapped, the most popular local production on NPR in 2016, is a dynamic radio documentary series that is brought to life vividly in living color. The central work surrounds the PRNDI Award winning commentary: The Lion and the Map that launched the NPR radio documentary and brought to life by an illustrator in the form of a social art short film animation.
Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 exhibition extends the radio documentary into a mixed media and multimedia art exhibit like no other. This groundbreaking work further explores Anacostia through picturesque images by the collective Anacostia and DC artists who have captured, described and conveyed a sense of a historical time periods in Anacostia. Through narration, poetry, photographs, paintings, a short film animation. Each installation encourages the viewer to reflect on the importance of honoring everyone’s story and the impact of art and culture on our lives. #anacostiaunmapped2
Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 features the work of artists: Kymone Freeman, V. Kuroji Patrick, Katie Davis, John Johnson, Daniel Nathan, Sheila Crider, Kenadi Johnson, Yetunde Mondie Sapp, Melani Douglass, Aniekan Udofia, Demont Peekaso Pinder, and Anacostia Watershed Society.
CAH Gallery + AU2 Exhibition celebrate 202Creates Month and National Arts In Education Week with a special weekend opening, Sunday, September 9. This will be an opportunity for families to experience and engage with the exhibition before it closes on September 14, 2018.
The Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 Exhibition Community Day will present interactive art workshops during this special opening:
11:30 am – 3 pm: Storytelling with Saris lead by Monica Bose
12pm – 1 pm: Creating Cartoons with Animator/Illustrator, V. Kuroji Patrick
1:30 pm – 2 pm: A Storm Drain’s Story lead by Anacostia Watershed Society
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE THIS DAY OF COMMUNITY!
There is NO ENTRY FEE!
On August 9, 2018, Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 held a private Opening Reception with the artists, partners, sponsors and community.
Thanks to our Opening Reception Partner: Building Bridges Across the River [11th Street Bridge Park & I-CAN @ THEARC Theater]. BBAR’s partnership with Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 is supported by The Kresge Foundation
Photo Credit: Aaliyah Hardy and Kimani Hayes-Thomas
CAH Gallery [DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities]
200 I Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
August 6 – September 14, 2018
Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 6 PM
Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 is a project supported by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the District of Columbia and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Special thanks to our partners: We Act Radio, WPFW 89.3, Washington Informer, DC Office of Chief Technology Officer, Year of Anacostia, 202 Creates and the Menkiti Group.
Thanks to our Opening Reception Partner:Building Bridges Across the River [11th Street Bridge Park & I-CAN @ THEARC Theater]. BBAR’s partnership with Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 is supported by The Kresge Foundation.
Thanks to our Closing Reception Sponsoring Partner: The Menkiti Group, Isom Global Strategies and Mom’s Organic
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