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July 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Vietnamese American Arts Festival in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Vietnamese American artists for the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the County’s Vietnamese American Arts Festival on Monday. Vietnamese American Artists are displaying their artwork to the community from July 3 through 7 at the Civic Building of Silver Spring. In addition to artwork displays, there are activities for […]

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May 5, 2017 | Jennifer Kahn Barlow

The Case for Artist Master Workshops

What is an Artist Master Class? An artist master class is a workshop on a specific topic or skill given by a renowned artist, in his or her field. After obtaining a degree or taking years of weekly classes, artists reach a point where they need to be set free.  They paint for a while, on […]

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April 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, April 14, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Quince Orchard and White Oak libraries close at 6 p.m. Saturday for a summer-long refresh project. 2. Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard opens at 10 a.m. Admission, $9 children and $7 adults, includes hayrides, Race the Rubber Ducky Derby, egg hunt, visit with the farm’s […]

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April 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 13, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman will deliver the “State of the City” address tonight at the Rosborough Cultural Arts Center. 2. Missing a goat? It took three animal control officers to capture a runaway goat in Aspen Hill on Wednesday and now they are […]

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March 30, 2017 | Jennifer Kahn Barlow

The Making of an Exhibition

An art exhibition does not form out of thin air.   Typically, there are guidelines, processes, and YEARS of planning.  Yes, sometimes YEARS. Every art gallery has different procedures and timelines, so I am going to make sweeping generalizations in this post.  From the artists vantage point, there are 9 stages of an exhibition: Apply for an exhibition […]

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March 27, 2017 | Jennifer Kahn Barlow

The Ingredients for an Artists’ Studio

What makes up an artists studio?  If you are a painter, do you just need an easel?  If you are a ceramist, do you need a kiln?  The answer is different for each artist and for each discipline. I can only answer for what is MY art studio. Confession:  My studio is small, has no […]

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March 10, 2017 | Jennifer Kahn Barlow

From Idea to Canvas

Inspiration to finished piece is a different journey for every artist. Some artists do lengthy studies, others create fully developed sketches, and some just begin with no plan and hope it works out.  I love the painting part, so the faster I can get to that, the more fun I have! I mainly paint from photos.  So, […]

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January 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 11, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s back to work for state lawmakers: the Maryland General Assembly convenes today at noon. 2. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is holding his second budget forum tonight in Silver Spring. 3. County Council Vice President Hans Riemer and some planning department […]

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November 22, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Riderwood’s Art of Ceramics Combines Creativity and Possibility

Lifelong learning opportunities abound for residents of Riderwood. This year, there were 88 enrollees for the Art of Ceramics classes offered at the Erickson Living retirement community, via the Prince George’s Community College system and taught by resident Won Yin. And for two days, the work of many of these residents was on display as […]

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October 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 13, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Coffee with a Cop: Join Gaithersburg and Montgomery County police officers at Java Junction from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. for coffee with a cop. 2. A Cleaner River: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is scheduled to join Prince George’s County Executive Rushern […]

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