Jan 05 2018
First Friday at Artists & Makers Studios

First Friday at Artists & Makers Studios

Presented by Artists & Makers Studios at Artists & Makers Studios

Artists & Makers Studios Presents Frida & the Day of the Dead

with David Amoroso, Marily Mojica, and Sergio and Claudia Olivos

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present one three gallery exhibit for the month of January along with artists’ open studios. “Frida & the Day of the Dead” celebrates the inextricable link in modern culture between the iconic artist Frida Kahlo and Día de Muertos (the Day of the Dead). David Amoroso and Marily Mojica bring together their explorations of the many faces of Frida, and Sergio and Claudia Olivos’ work shares the beautiful Day of the Dead tradition. Words out Loud in the Compass Atelier, from 7-8pm with Philip Wexler, Henry Crawford and Luther Jett will be followed by an open mic. Resident artists’ open studios will round out the evening for visitors at Parklawn.

Frida & the Day of the Dead Opening Reception

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, January 5th, 2018

Artists & Makers Studios

11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210

Rockville, MD 20852


Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents The Figure as Still Life

– with Pooja Campbell Intuitive Painting – with Christina Hibbard


(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of January along with artists’ open studios. “The Figure as Still Life” with Pooja Campbell will fill the main gallery. Campbell has been drawn to the nude as a subject since the start of her career. Her figures co-habitat a world filled with nature and color – the subtleties, complexities, the curves and arches of the body are very like the forms and lines you would find in the natural world. She approaches painting the body as she might approach painting a floral still life. With line and form as structural guidelines, Campbell sorts through the internal dialogue she has about the realities of life, the truth in meditation, and her place in nature. In her work she wants to bring awareness to the beauty and vulnerability of the human form within the context of nature. “Intuitive Painting” with Christina Hibbard’s bold abstracts are featured in the Merge Gallery. As an intuitive painter, her goal is to play and experiment with layers and ultimately create a product that is strong in color, line, and overall composition. Hibbard’s Intuitive Painting series highlights this tactile and emotional painting process. “Genres” with Anthony B. Williams of The Montgomery County Camera Club shows in the hallway gallery, along with a FireClay Pop-Up Gallery and Holiday Market Sale on the 3rd floor, and Gallery 209 on the second floor, as Arthur Harrison adds acoustic ambience with theremin music in the lounge. Resident artists’ open studios throughout the buildings will round out the evening.


These exhibits at both locations open Friday, January 5th, and continue through Wednesday January 24th, 2018. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturdays, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility with 65 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 79 resident artists. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Dates & Times

2018/01/05 - 2018/01/05

Location Info

Artists & Makers Studios

11810 Parklawn Dr./ 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD

Accessibility Info