Gaithersburg mixed-media visual artist Natalya B. Parris, currently showing at the Delaplaine, explains what it is like to be a local artist.
Natalya B. Parris's current show at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center (DVAEC) in Frederick is her second solo show of the year. She had one at Glenview Mansion in Rockville in February. "Preparing and designing a solo show is a great responsibility since you represent yourself, your art, your view of the world," said Parris, of Gaithersburg, who is now a veteran of the local art scene.. The smallest details are up for consideration, such as ensuring that the titles make the connection between the artwork and the viewer and figuring out which pieces best complement one another. She is a member of most area artists collectives, including the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association, the Art League of Germantown and Women's Caucus for Art…
Kentlands resident and Gaithersburg Arts Barn art teachers participate in Valentine's Day fundraiser at Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring, MD.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Bora Mici
Monday, February 13, 2012
Located just east of Olney on Route 108, the Sandy Spring Museum is known for its permanent exhibits on Maryland history and research library. A volunteer-run Art Committee also programs art exhibits drawing artists from all over the region year-round. This past weekend, the museum held its First Annual Valentine's Day Fundraiser - "Love Notes," a two-day art show and sale that drew 58 individual submissions from over 25 professional and amateur artists. Featured among them were two Gaithersburg Arts Barn art instructors, Jaree Donnelly and Natalya B. Parris, as well as one of Parris's students, four-year-old Kentlands resident Luca DeVito. DeVito won an Honorable Mention in the People's Choice award competition held during the opening …