Friday, August 31, 2012
The town will host an arts events through Labor Day weekend.
Support local artists this weekend in Kensington during the "Paint the Town" event. Co-hosted by the Montgomery Art Association, the event features artists from all over Montgomery County with their original artwork. The event will be held in the Kensington Armory at 3710 Mitchelle Street starting Saturday at 11 a.m. The show hours will be: Please visit www.MontgomeryArt.org for more information.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Sculptor Barton Rubenstein, of the Town of Somerset, recently made the nine-hour drive to a sculpture park in Ohio to deliver his latest masterpiece.
Barton Rubenstein's Skybound sculpture has made it to its new destination—the 265-acre Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in southwestern Ohio. After a nine-hour trip in a rental truck, the 30-foot sculpture (which weighs about a ton) arrived at the park, where it will stay until 2014. Skybound is a sculpture made from a series of hollow, diamond-like shapes connected by an inner architecture that Rubenstein carefully concealed so that the diamonds appear to be floating above the ground, Patch reported last month. "Rubenstein said the piece came to life after he met with Harry T. Wilks, founder of Pyramid Hill, during a trip to Ohio last year. Rubenstein said while he was a finalist in a national competition at the University of Cincinnati, he …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
It's not too late to celebrate Independence Day. Stop by the Friendship Heights Village Center to see an Independence Day-themed, juried art exhibit.
This month, make Independence Day last a little bit longer with a visit to the Friendship Heights Village Center to see Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue—A Celebration of the Fourth of July, a multi-media, juried exhibit sponsored by the Village of Friendship Heights and open to all area artists. This year's juror is artist Millie Shott, art curator at Friendship Heights Village Center whose artwork is included in the collection of the Georgetown University Hospital, the Marriott Collection, the Public Art Trust Collection of Montgomery County, the National Geographic Society and Fairfax Hospital, as well as in the personal collections of many area art collectors, according to the Friendship Heights Village News. Shott teaches …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Local illustrator Debi Hammack also teaches art lessons.
Turns out, marine biology is as tough to get into as the comic book world. That's what Debi Hammack found out after getting her degree from the University of North Carolina. "I had always loved drawing and comic books and stories, and so after college, I decided to teach myself art," she said. Starting in 2000, she took the autodidact's route to an art career, a process she said involves "a lot of yelling at yourself." Now, the Einstein High School graduate has published her own comic book series, storyboarded numerous films and commercials, designed local websites and taught her pupils how to draw everything from cats to superheroes. Her comic, A'pertua, follows a group of misfit aliens who are forced to band together when humans come …