February 26, 2016
For the second year, the GW Corcoran School of Art printmaking department is partnering with ArtReach, 11th Street Bridge Project and the National Park Service to provide a series of screen printing and painting workshops and to host a Fish Bike Parade at the Anacostia River Festival in April. The workshops are on March 5 from noon to 4:00 PM.
Inspired by the Japanese tradition of creating carp-shaped flags known as “Koinobori,” participants will create a set of fish windsocks representing fish that can be found in the local Anacostia waters, including the Shad, Pumpkinseed and Snakehead fish. With information provided by GW’s Biology department and the Anacostia Watershed Society, these workshops will give participants the opportunity to learn more about local ecology and history and participate in a collaborative art-making project. Please join us at the GW Corcoran School of Art and Design and create a fish windsock of your own.
Visit the ArtReach Facebook page to see photographs from last year's fish bike parade!