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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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Public Art in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

The city of Gaithersburg unveiled a new sculpture of former Mayor Ed Bohrer at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm earlier this year. Find out more about the city’s public art in this report, below:

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 23, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 23, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s the first day of school for students at Our Lady of Good Counsel high school in Olney. 2. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) teachers also return to class today. When MCPS buses roll out next Monday to pick up students, there will be […]

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June 16, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Riderwood to Host A Feast for the Eyes IV, an Artwork Showcase

Riderwood retirement community is also home to a thriving, vibrant community of artists. Their work will be on display again in July. What makes the event extra special is that most of the artists are available to discuss the technique and inspiration behind their pieces. You can read more below about A Feast for the […]

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June 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Grosvenor – Strathmore Art Walk Dedication Ceremony Planned for June 16 (PHOTOS)

A dedication ceremony for the new Grosvenor – Strathmore Arts Walk is scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 16 at the Strathmore Backyard Theater Stage, 10701 Rockville Pike. That’s when representatives from Strathmore, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will unveil over three dozen new art installations designed by […]

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