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The Kennedy Center and Forest Hills of DC will create Art and Community


Wed 09 / 11 / 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Assembly Hall, 4901 Connecticut Ave, Washington DC,



Limited capacity: 15 spots available

The Kennedy Center and Forest Hills of DC will create Art and Community at 4901


We are proud to announce that The Kennedy Center and Forest Hills of DC will collaborate on Wednesday, September 11, Forest Hills campus, Assembly Hall, on a community art-making project for the new REACH expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Our seniors, their family members, and our staff are invited to participate in this creative community art project!  REACH is the first major expansion in Kennedy Center history and will provide visitors with an opportunity to fully interact and engage with the Center, transforming the traditional arts center into a living theater where the artist can be set free. “We have begun the work of creating a new approach to nourishing the creativity of our residents and staff in concert with the broader community. We cannot imagine a better way to launch our vision than this exciting project,” says Mary Savoy, Executive Director at Forest Hills of DC.


Artists and brothers, Steven and William Ladd started this work, Scrollathon, in 2006. Nearly 1,000 participants will create thousands of tightly rolled textile “scrolls” that will be brought together to create the finished work. The work will be permanently mounted in the new REACH facilities where visitors, including participants and their families can view the collaboration representing the DC Community. On September 11, there will be two art-making sessions, 10:00am and 11:00am, in the Assembly Hall at Forest Hills of DC. We have 30 seats remaining for participants who want to join in the fun at the 11:00am session. There is no cost and no previous Art experience required for this historical, community engagement event, but space must be reserved. Please reserve your seat by contacting Marianna Blagburn at (202) 696-1910 or write to her at


"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him "

—John F. Kennedy

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