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Phil Brown’s woodturnings reside in permanent collections in museums throughout the county, including the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Yet this acclaimed Bethesda artist continues to turn out masterpieces as Christmas and birthday gifts.
As a college undergraduate, Cassie Meador once questioned her plans for a future in dance, but a chance encounter with staff from Takoma Park’s Dance Exchange opened her eyes to new possibilities. “The core mission behind Dance Exchange—exploring who gets to dance, where dance happens and what dance is about—clearly articulated my belief that art c View more
“Carry art, push art, pull art or wear it; play music, dance and perform.” Those are the stipulations organizers Dan Thompson and Jim Epstein put in place for participants in the first—hopefully annual--Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24.
Beatriz del Olmo-Fiddleman sets an example for teenage immigrants struggling to adapt to their new lives and opportunities. Primary among the factors that make this possible is her intimate understanding of their experience; born and reared in Mexico, she, too, resettled in the United States. “I identify with them, and that creates a bond,” said de View more
Arturo Ho is a professional artist—but he believes that the arts are for everyone. “I think we all have that eye for something at an early age, whether it’s music, writing, art,” said Ho, who grew up in Maryland after emigrating here as a child from Mozambique with his family. “It’s always evolving.”
Fellow potters and visionary art lovers who have been privileged to meet Mary Bowron are as passionate about her as she is about her work. Those who have visited her studio and seen her art tend to concur with her youngest daughter Ellen who has stated unequivocally that her mother is a genius.
Ali Oliver-Krueger is as content to share her unique take on the fine art of story theatre in the Washington metro area as in faraway Kenya. The comfort level of InterAct Story Theatre’s executive and artistic director was likely nurtured by her experience of growing up as an Army brat; living on an Army base in Japan as well as in a variety of sta View more
A flock of commuters lost in transit for more than a decade will once again grace the walls of Silver Spring’s Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center with the return of the Penguin Rush Hour mural. Depicting dozens of the black-and-white birds streaming through the Metro station and boarding Metro cars--briefcases and fare cards in hand—the artwork is sla View more
“Maryland Citizens for the Arts was born 40 years ago today,” noted Hess, MCA’s founder and one of the state’s staunchest arts advocates, just before introducing Graham and kicking off the largest gathering of arts professionals in the state. “And Busy has been active throughout Maryland for the past four decades.
For Laura Anderson Wright, changing lives is what it’s all about. The Rockville attorney, educator, historian and museum curator is one of six Montgomery County residents inducted into the 2016 Human Rights Hall of Fame by the county’s Office of Human Rights on Dec. 4.
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