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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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September 29, 2020 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: Montgomery County Youth Poet, Karina Gorham, Reacts to the Breonna Taylor Court Decision

Art has been central to the protest movements surrounding this year’s overwhelming acts of injustice impacting our country. From the Black Lives Matter mural in DC to the motley assortment of fiber art, posters and photographs plastered to the chain link fence President Trump erected in front of the White House, art has highlighted the […]

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May 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Strathmore Offering Free Virtual Entertainment Including Concerts and Art Gallery Tours

Strathmore is offering free virtual programming including weekly live streamed concerts, virtual book clubs and art gallery tours to continue to entertain the community and support D.C. based artists. “A commitment to community has been part of our core mission since the beginning, and that doesn’t stop with a pandemic,” said Lauren Campbell, Strathmore’s Director […]

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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 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

AHCMC Describes FY 17 Funding as ‘Record Setting’

It’s a record-setting year for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC). That’s because the Montgomery County Council has approved a budget of over $6 million for local arts and humanities organizations, according to an AHCMC news release. “Montgomery County’s commitment to the arts is evident in this year’s historic level of funding […]

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