Connecting Our Community: The Art of Fire

On this episode of Connecting Our Community we visited a local glass blower, Foster Holcombe, owner of the Art of Fire. Host Pat Shoemaker speaks with Foster Holcombe about how he got involved with glass blowing. We took a tour...

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Telling Your Story with Terrel and Nic: VisAbility Art Lab

Meet James. a local poet, filmmaker and artist. He works with VisAbility Art lab right in our own backyard. Discover this artist training ground run by Art Therapist, Elaine Parks. Get your art on! For more information visit the...

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A Guide to 2018’s Spring Festivals, Concerts, and More

Updated: Flowers, art, music and more, here’s a list of some activities this spring: Kenwood Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Shops at Sumner Place, 4611 Sangamore Road in Bethesda. ...

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Wootton Grad Talks About That Time She Was Almost a Rock Star

It wasn’t high school, and it wasn’t college. It was New Jersey, when — working an important if uncreative job — Stephie Coplan, formerly of Rockville, thought she could be a rock star. With bass player John F. Hebert and...

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Update: Public Libraries Honor Staff, Volunteers and Former Director Parker Hamilton at ‘Library After Dark’ Gala

UPDATE: Friends of the Library Montgomery County, a nonprofit that supports Montgomery County Public Libraries, honored library staff and volunteers during its fourth annual Library After Dark Gala, Saturday, April 14. “It’s...

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Performances Set for Rockville’s Hometown Holidays

With performances featuring country, cover songs, rock, reggae and reptiles, the 30th annual Hometown Holidays Music Fest will offer something for everyone Memorial Day weekend. The festival — a destination for music lovers —...

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Arts

February 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Commission for Women Extends Deadline for Girl Power Contest

UPDATE: The deadline for submissions to the 2018 Girl Power Contest has been extended to April 15th. Submit your short story, poem, or drawing to the 2018 Girl Power Contest https://t.co/uL7xs5Krk8. The theme is "The First Female U.S. President." NEW DEADLINE – April 15. #WomensHistoryMonth #WHM #girlpower pic.twitter.com/z7vD1LlRL5 — FriendsoftheLibrary (@FOLMC) March 30, 2018 To […]

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February 28, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for March 2-4: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, March 2-4. Friday, March 2  VisArts Art Exhibits  Artist Hsin-Hsi Chen’s ‘Liminal’ exhibit is on display in the Kaplan Gallery through April 1. Mary Anne Arntzen’s ‘Solitary Bees’ exhibit is on display in the Gibbs Street Gallery through March 18. Sobia Ahmad’s ‘Small Identities’ exhibit […]

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February 26, 2018 | Michelle Queen

early morning photo of new Olney Library

Public Libraries Celebrate Women’s History Month With Film Screenings, Presentations

March was declared as National Women’s History Month by Congress in 1987 to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. Montgomery County Public Libraries will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of programs to celebrate social, cultural and political achievements of women. The free programs, suitable for all ages, will take place as follows: March […]

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February 22, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 23-25: Guide to Arts & Entertainment in Montgomery County

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Feb. 23-25. Friday, Feb. 23  VisArts Art Exhibit Reception and Artist Talk  Artist Hsin-Hsi Chen’s ‘Liminal’ exhibit is on display in the Kaplan Gallery through April 1. Mary Anne Arntzen’s ‘Solitary Bees’ exhibit is on display in the Gibbs Street Gallery through March 18. Sobia […]

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February 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 16-19: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

There are still numerous Black History Month events scheduled for February.  We recommend Culture Spot MC’s “Celebrate Black History Month in Montgomery County.” The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival will be held on February 16-18 in Rockville and includes regional and touring musicians, school jazz bands, masterclasses, workshops, and more. The lineup will feature Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra; Frankie Addison […]

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February 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

BlackRock’s Kay Gallery Features Turned Wood Exhibit

There’s just a few weeks left to witness the work of 53 contemporary artists and fine craft artisans who are featured in BlackRock Center for the Arts newest exhibit titled “HANDCRAFTED: Fiber Art & Turned Wood.” The exhibit, located in the center’s Kay Gallery, is the first regional juried exhibition that features turned wood, according […]

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February 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 9-11: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during the month, visitors learn first hand the process of making maple syrup. Sap is collected into a bucket through a spile used to tap the tree, then boiled down to create maple syrup. Enjoy samples of the sap and finished […]

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February 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Woodturners Association Outreach Programs

Did you know that the Montgomery County Woodturners Association is involved in much more than creating art? The club has several outreach projects that use woodturning to help others. Related posts: Woodturning is a Hands-on Endeavor Learn the Craft of Wood Turning with the Montgomery County Woodturners Association

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February 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in January

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to determine the most popular titles in January. For the month of January, the most read books by genre are:   […]

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February 2, 2018 | Evans

Montgomery Arts Infusion On Stage At Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn

Michael Bobbitt hosts the sixth episode of Montgomery Arts Infusion on the set of the “Reluctant Dragon” on stage at Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn. Arts Administrator Shellie Williams, dressed as the dragon, makes a cameo in this episode. The children’s play is about a young girl who saves the life of a poetry-loving dragon. This episode […]

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