Sunday, May 5, 2013
Closing exhibits will not be replaced to save on security costs.
Exhibits that are scheduled to close at the Hirshhorn, National Museum of African Art and Smithsonian will not be replaced due to sequestration, according to a Smithsonian spokeswoman. Linda St. Thomas told the DCist website that “in terms of the security of our visitors, bigger crowds require more security,” but she added, “Every museum is still open every day.” The actual number of exhibits accessible to visitors at open museums are yet another casualty of sequestration. On April 16, Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough warned Congress of the potential effects of sequestration on the area’s museums - gallery closings, reduced educational program offerings and building maintenance issues. The Hirshhorn, National Museum of African Art …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Catch up on arts news in the city of Gaithersburg.
The arts scene in Gaithersburg is booming: Two local artists are slated to be featured in solo exhibits, a new piece of public art debuted at Gaithersburg's Hidden Creek Residences, and a juried arts exhibition is slated to return to the Kentlands Mansion. “Expressions Of The Mind” Vian Shamounki Borchert Recent Artwork Exhibit At The Yellow Barn Gallery April 27-28 Gaithersburg artist Vian Shamounki Borchert will be featured in a solo exhibit at Glen Echo's Yellow Barn Gallery. More than 40 pieces of Borchert's work will be featured. The exhibition is free and open to the public. More information is available on Gaithersburg Patch. Gordana Gerskovic Photography presents "City Skin" Gaithersburg photographer Gordana Gerskovic exhibit, "…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Gaithersburg's Vian Shamounki Borchert is to be featured in an upcoming solo exhibit.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The city of Gaithersburg announced two new spring art programs at the Kentlands Mansion and Arts Barn.
The city of Gaithersburg announced two new spring art programs to be held at the Kentlands Mansion and Gaithersburg Arts Barn, respectively: Experience Beethoven, Brahms and Weber at Kentlands Mansion Experience the sublime majesty of Beethoven, the passionate richness of Brahms and the charming virtuosity of Weber in the intimate warmth of Kentlands Mansion. Music at the Mansion’s “Reflections: Chamber Music of Beethoven, Brahms and Weber for Clarinet, Cello and Piano” takes place on Friday, April 19, 2013, at 8 p.m. This program highlights the influence of Beethoven’s great legacy on Brahms and Weber. A pre-performance guided tour of the program is included to give listeners additional insight. More information is available on the city …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Gaithersburg news in brief.
The city of Gaithersburg released the following news this week: Habit-Forming Musical Nunsense A-Men! Takes Arts Barn Stage In partnership with Rockville Musical Theatre, the Arts Barn presents the musical comedy Nunsense A-Men! The show runs April 5 through 21, 2013, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission is $18, $16 for City of Gaithersburg residents. This show contains adult language and parental guidance is suggested. Described as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the convent,” Nunsense A-Men! replaces the traditional female cast ofthe original Nunsense with men playing the Little Sisters of Hoboken. Besides the casting change, the script remains exactly the same. Sister Julia, the cook, accidentally …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Share with your neighbors and friends in the Maryland Love Project.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley recently announced the “Maryland Love Project,” an on-line portal where Maryland residents can express what they most appreciate about their state. Born of a partnership between the State of Maryland, the Baltimore Love Project, the Digital Harbor Foundation’s STEM Engine program and the Maryland State Arts Council, the Maryland Love Project is designed to “showcase all of the reasons why people love Maryland while shining a light on the important role that the arts and technology play in our communities,” O’Malley said in an annoucement. With the assistance of two mentors, four middle and high school students from the STEM Engine project created the portal--love.maryland.gov--during a seven-hour session at …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. MLK Day of Service—Unite America in Service Event MLK Day of Service—Mt. Jezreel Christian School National Science Bowl—Maryland Regional Competition The Tempest on Stage Waverly Street Gallery presents: Love of Nature Toyland Wake Up, Brother Bear Gaithersburg Indoor Flea Market
Monday, January 7, 2013
Some of Chris Noel's recent work is on display through Jan. 27 at The Artists’ Gallery in Frederick, The Gazette reported.
A Montgomery Village artist is taking his work north. Chris Noel, known for using bits of trash or recycling in his three-dimensional paintings, will have 20 pieces on display through Jan. 27 at an exhibit at The Artists’ Gallery in Frederick, The Gazette reported. "These paintings are basically collections of various items that no longer seem useful (trash)," Noel says on his website. "The sad thing is that I often don't need to look any further than my own home or office to find an abundance of material. It's almost inconceivable to me how much waste our culture manages to generate." Titled “Long After They Came for Us,” Noel's exhibit will feature some of the three-dimensional paintings along with the debut of his “Faces in the Dark” …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
BLOG: Art Classes at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn with Artist Vian Borchert
Friday, November 16, 2012
The gallery is open from Nov. 21, through Jan. 21.
The Arts Barn is preparing to launch a new art exhibit, just in time for the holiday season. The city of Gaithersburg presents an exhibit featuring the photography of Howard Clark, Phil Fabrizio and Richard Weiblinger, and watercolors by Vian Shamounki Borchert and her students at the Arts Barn Gallery, from Nov. 21, through Jan. 21. Per the city: Howard Clark was a travel photographer for a 10-year period ending in early 2011, with a digital archive covering no fewer than 15 cities in Asia, 30 cities in Europe, and countless locations across the United States and Canada. Nearer to home, he favors landscapes and architecture, animals and flowers, monuments and night scenes. He especially enjoys producing broad panoramas that may include …