Glenstone Museum Set to Reopen on March 4

The Glenstone Museum is set to reopen its grounds and outdoor dining on March 4, according to the museum’s official website. The museum, which closed back in November, will only feature an outdoor experience. This...

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Black Artists in Montgomery County: Jonathan Jaeger

Jonathan Jaeger began painting full time five years ago after a career as a social worker. One day he realized he wanted more and needed to pursue his passion for painting. He describes his painting style as outside the norm....

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Raskin Launches Annual Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-MD, launched the annual 2021 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Maryland’s 8th District on Feb. 22. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one...

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Filmmaker, Father Reflect on Quince Orchard Black History in ‘Finding Fellowship’

Jason Green, director of the “Finding Fellowship” documentary—available on BlackRock Center for the Arts’ website—spoke to MyMCM about the three things he hopes viewers will take away from the film....

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Black Artists in Montgomery County: Doudgy ‘Dew’ Charmant

Doudgy “Dew” Charmant began creating art at the age of four with guidance from his uncle. He is a visual artist who tells stories with acrylic and oil paints. Love, joy, sadness and revenge are some of the themes...

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Film Examines How MLK’s Death Unified Three Segregated Quince Orchard Churches

A new documentary, “Finding Fellowship,” explores the legacy of the Pleasant View historic site. Though not widely known, the Pleasant View Church, along Route 28 on a three-acre plot of land, was once the center of the Black...

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February 27, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Adventure Theatre to Host 30 Hour Stream-A-Thon on Sunday

The Adventure Theatre will be hosting its first ever Stream-A-Thon starting Sunday Feb.28 at 2 p.m. The event will feature students of the academy, local artists, and several guest appearances. With 30 hours of programming scheduled, the theater will be featuring performances in Broadway, film, and stage. Students and local artists throughout the community will […]

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February 26, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Glenstone Museum Set to Reopen on March 4

The Glenstone Museum is set to reopen its grounds and outdoor dining on March 4, according to the museum’s official website. The museum, which closed back in November, will only feature an outdoor experience. This experience includes the Patio, which is their outdoor dining service as well as different outdoor sculptures found throughout the grounds. […]

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February 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Jonathan Jaeger

Jonathan Jaeger began painting full time five years ago after a career as a social worker. One day he realized he wanted more and needed to pursue his passion for painting. He describes his painting style as outside the norm. Jaeger grew up in a diverse adoptive family and he sees this influence in his […]

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February 25, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Hispana Gana Concurso de Diseño en Wheaton

A principios de esta semana una mujer hispana del área fue anunciada como la ganadora del cartel anual del Festival y Desfile de Artes de Wheaton. Mirian Fuentes-Romero, residente de Takoma Park y estudiante del Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), fue seleccionada como ganadora, y su diseño se utilizará para el festival de septiembre […]

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February 24, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Local College Student Wins Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival Poster Contest

A local college student was announced as the winner of the annual Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival poster earlier this week. Mirian Fuentes-Romero, a Takoma Park resident and student at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), was selected as the winner and her design will be used for the September festival that highlights the […]

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February 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Raskin Launches Annual Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-MD, launched the annual 2021 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Maryland’s 8th District on Feb. 22. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year alongside artwork from every congressional district across the country. In order to follow COVID-19 public health guidelines and […]

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February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Filmmaker, Father Reflect on Quince Orchard Black History in ‘Finding Fellowship’

Jason Green, director of the “Finding Fellowship” documentary—available on BlackRock Center for the Arts’ website—spoke to MyMCM about the three things he hopes viewers will take away from the film. Here’s what he said: Rev. Gerard Green, the father of Jason Green, is featured in the film, which examines how three segregated churches united after […]

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February 23, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Doudgy ‘Dew’ Charmant

Doudgy “Dew” Charmant began creating art at the age of four with guidance from his uncle. He is a visual artist who tells stories with acrylic and oil paints. Love, joy, sadness and revenge are some of the themes depicted in his paintings that provide a commentary on life. Charmant is profiled as part of MyMCM’s […]

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February 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Film Examines How MLK’s Death Unified Three Segregated Quince Orchard Churches

A new documentary, “Finding Fellowship,” explores the legacy of the Pleasant View historic site. Though not widely known, the Pleasant View Church, along Route 28 on a three-acre plot of land, was once the center of the Black community of Quince Orchard. After the Civil War, three Black men purchased the Pleasant View land for […]

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February 22, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

MCM Youth Media Academy Participant Creates Media for the Kennedy Center

In the fall of 2020, Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences put out a call to young artists, ages 16-25. The asked youth to create short-form videos designed for a project called Art Under a Minute. These videos were to be  “brain breaks” – moments to interact and shift our thinking. The video makers who […]

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