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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 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 16, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Paula Cleggett

Paula Cleggett got the bug for art when she was a child growing up in Chicago but wasn’t able to work on it full time until she retired right here in Montgomery County. Her career in communications, as a storyteller, is evident in her paintings. Reporter Diane Roberts shares what inspires Cleggett’s work. You can […]

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February 8, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Preston Sampson

Preston Sampson is committed to shining a light on gun violence against black men in America and uses bullet casings in his art to tell that distressing story. He also works in an unusual medium called encaustic painting. Sampson explained what that is to Diane Roberts at his Montgomery County art studio. Learn more about Preston, […]

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February 1, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Cynthia Farrell Johnson

As a diplomat, Cynthia Farrell Johnson traveled all over the world, picking up inspiration for her art along the way. Reporter Diane Roberts heard the stories firsthand from Johnson in the latest installment of Black Artists in Montgomery County. Only on MyMCM. Short Take: Cynthia Farrell Johnson, Black Artist in Montgomery County In this MyMCM […]

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January 15, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Levi Robinson

Levi Robinson is an artist whose work speaks to voting rights, the Black Lives Matter movement and so much more. He wants his art to have purpose and speak to the human condition. Diane Roberts got to see the creative process up close from his studio in Montgomery County. See the entire story only on […]

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January 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Artist Jean Kim Was Inspired by Car Parts after a Serious Accident

Jean Jinho Kim is a Korean-American artist, whose exhibition “The Big Leap” is on display until April 19 at the 355 Pod Space in Rockville Town Square. Kim said she was inspired by utilitarian materials like car parts and downspouts after she had a serious car accident and saw perfectly good parts strewn around a […]

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May 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Google Doodle Honors Glenstone Artist

An artist whose sculptures are on display at Glenstone Museum in Potomac is featured on Wednesday’s Google Doodle. Ruth Asawa, a Japanese-American artist and educator, is the first person Google Doodle is celebrating for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. In honor of Asian-American Pacific Islander month in the US, a #GoogleDoodle for Japanese-American artist & educator […]

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October 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Fiber Artist Installs Two Works of Public Art in Takoma Park

If you drive past Takoma Park’s Ward Sinclair Plaza at the intersection of Laurel and Carroll Avenues, don’t be surprised by the 17-foot-long octopus attacking the downtown clock tower. The city of Takoma Park recently commissioned fiber artist Stacy Cantrell to crochet the huge octopus in the city’s colors of orange, yellow, green, and blue. With […]

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August 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 10, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Flower Branch Apartments Vigil: Today is the one year anniversary of the fatal explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring.  An 8 p.m. vigil is planned to celebrate the resilience of the community. 2. School’s Out Again: Montgomery County […]

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