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Secret Agent Scavenger Hunt

05-24-2021

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 12:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 12:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 12:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 12:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 12:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 23 @ 12:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Imagination Stage, a holistic theatre arts organization for all children and youth, offers a spring outdoor adventure perfect for families. The mission: to find...

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Imagination Stage, a holistic theatre arts organization for all children and youth, offers a spring outdoor adventure perfect for families. The mission: to find and thwart evil spies who have sent drones to scout the neighborhood. Scavenger hunt participants will take pictures and videos, solve challenges, and enhance their spy skills as they explore. This friend- and fund-raising activity is a perfect complement to Imagination Stage’s hit online immersive spy-themed theatre experience. All participants who finish the hunt will be eligible to win a prize. Register here. This event is sponsored by The Jane Fairweather Team. Cost is a $25 tax-deductible donation. Approximately one hour to complete, time may vary between participants. Available between April 12th-May 24th.

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Remake Learning Days DMV

05-22-2021

Presented by KID Museum at KID Museum, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 9:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 9:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA) is a learning festival that celebrates the many learning opportunities in a community! This celebration, which is happening...

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Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA) is a learning festival that celebrates the many learning opportunities in a community! This celebration, which is happening across the country in 17 different regions, highlights innovative experiences and opportunities for youth to develop their sense of creativity, perseverance and curiosity.

Across DC, Maryland and Virginia, a wide range of organizations — such as schools, libraries, nonprofits, businesses and other community centers — are coming together to provide our youth and families with high-quality learning experiences.  These events are designed to be hands-on, relevant and engaging educational experiences for youth and their families and caregivers. The majority of events are free and open to learners of all ages.

DMV Festival Goals:

Showcase how our region is leading the way to “remake” education to fit the needs of 21st-century learners;
Demonstrate the value of creative, hands-on  learning and make families aware of where to  find these opportunities year-round;
Generate support for relevant, engaging, and equitable learning in schools and other educational spaces;
Support access to innovative learning opportunities reaching diverse audiences and under-resourced communities

The Remake Learning Days-DMV Festival is led by the Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School and the KID Museum. We are proud to be a part of the national conversation on how to push youth education into the future!

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I Am More Than My Hair

09-03-2021

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 10:00 am + 45 more dates and times

Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 02 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 09 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 16 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 06 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 09 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 16 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

I Am More Than My Hair began with Alyscia Cunningham’s eponymous book and film in which she advances the dialogue around the beauty standard of female baldness and...

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I Am More Than My Hair began with Alyscia Cunningham’s eponymous book and film in which she advances the dialogue around the beauty standard of female baldness and captures the stories of girls and women who have lost their hair due to medical conditions or by choice. “If you look towards the media to define what’s beautiful, baldness is not a look that is considered attractive,” says Ms. Cunningham. She notes that from the time girls are young, they are pressured into set beauty standards, with a high value placed on hair.  Through this project, Ms. Cunningham hopes to change the way people view beauty, female hair loss, and baldness.

“Every woman, young and old, needs to know that she is naturally beautiful. Stop allowing society to dictate our beauty.”

The exhibit further breaks barriers of accessibility through its use of lithophanes, raised reliefs that interact with light, to create a unique experience.  The issue of accessibility became of paramount importance to Ms. Cunningham after attending a meeting of the National Federation of the Blind last year. “It was shocking to learn about the lack of accessibility in the arts and how blind and low vision audiences aren’t considered.  I left the meeting feeling inspired enough to make it mandatory that any venue, gallery, or museum that requests my work, must agree that it will be made accessible for audiences with low vision and hearing.” Audio descriptions will also accompany the works.

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The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio 22nd Annual High School Exhibition

07-17-2021

Presented by Friends of the Yellow Barn at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 10:00 am + 59 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 23 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 30 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 06 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 04 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 05 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 06 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 11 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 12 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 16 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio 22nd Annual High School Exhibition opens Saturday April 17th. Work may be viewed for one year on-lin

This is a virtual show of 40...

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The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio 22nd Annual High School Exhibition opens Saturday April 17th. Work may be viewed for one year on-lin

This is a virtual show of 40 works that have been juried in from talented high school students throughout the DMV.

This year we received 130 entrees from over 23 public and private high schools!  Even during this unusual year, the teachers of the DMV were able to rally their students to create outstanding art.

Our judge this year is Web Bryant, a USA Today Illustrator, and an instructor at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo Park, MD.

The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio, a non profit organization is proud to present awards and prizes to all 40 students who juried into this show.

http://www.friendsoftheyellowbarnstudio.org

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ESCAPISM Exhibition by Vian Borchert

06-12-2021

Presented by The Framer's Choice Gallery at The Framer's Choice Gallery, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 10:00 am + 21 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

ESCAPISM is a series of artwork where artist, Vian Borchert, showcases here latest paintings done during COVID times at the Framer's Choice Gallery in Gaithersburg, MD....

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ESCAPISM is a series of artwork where artist, Vian Borchert, showcases here latest paintings done during COVID times at the Framer's Choice Gallery in Gaithersburg, MD. The solo exhibitions features 25 original paintings by Borchert. The exhibit is from May 1 till June 12, 2021. The Framer's Choice Gallery is open from Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM. The gallery is located at: 402 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

In ESCAPISM, the artist finds herself transported into her daydreams and imagination while falling more into her art and art creation. The artist states that “it is almost deliberate the need to escape this reality that one finds oneself living in. Although it is hard to escape the harsh truths of our COVID-19 times; yet, I find my mind wandering into a world of imagination and dreams. Art for sure facilitates my escape into my own created world where self expression and gestural energy reign supreme. The Zen like approach of creating art helps me escape into my own wonderland where it’s a breezy stroll by the sea while the birds sing up above.” Borchert feels that the confinement has aided her escapism and birthed much meaning to the word. The latest paintings become a metamorphosis of journeys that the artist would like to embark upon. The capture of good feelings and memories through composition, color and form all mélange together to help the artist escape the difficult aspects of our current times. Borchert exclaims that “It is through the process of creation that I find myself stepping away from the fear of the shadows of death that plague our existence. Through my artistic journey, it becomes clear to me that it is through art I have found the greatest escape!”

For details about the exhibit see:

https://vianborchert.com/exhibitions/335-escapism.html

For a VR gallery walk-through to view works in the exhibit see:

https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/5790023/escapism-at-the-framers-choice-gallery

This video gives one a view of ESCAPISM:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slXuI4SLdRY

Borchert's other art activities besides international exhibits in cities such as Berlin, London and Rome, Vian will teach Summer fine art classes for all levels of experience through Glen Echo Park's Yellow Barn Studio. Upcoming fine art classes in painting and drawing are at this link: www.vianborchert.com/classes

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Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association 35th Annual Exhibition

07-05-2021

Presented by Arts on the Green at Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 10:00 am + 40 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 03 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 05 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Artwork is on display through July 5, 2021, at Kentlands Mansion. Viewing is by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and select Saturdays. Please...

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Artwork is on display through July 5, 2021, at Kentlands Mansion. Viewing is by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and select Saturdays. Please call 301-258-6394.

This year’s exhibit was juried by artist & instructor Eric Westbrook. His work has been described as “an ‘art of attention’ - a reference to his close observation of a subject, both for its surface details and for the structure & rhythm of its underlying form.” Westbrook teaches at VisArts, the Yellow Barn, and the Smithsonian.

Out of more than 90 submissions, 44 pieces were chosen for this exhibit. Best in Show went to Grace Newcomer for her pastel piece, “Yellowstone Morning.” Other award winners include Robert Maarsen, Angela Lacy, Mak Dehejia, Rafael Ernesto Galan, Gail Kaplan-Wassell, Ellen Sherfey, Perry Kapsch, Sandra Schraibman, Linda S. Sherman, and Helga Albers.

Founded in 1976, the GFAA is a community of artists residing in Montgomery County and beyond that provides a forum to collaborate on activities that expand on individual artistic backgrounds. The group provides educational programs, promotional opportunities and outreach to local audiences and the broader artistic community, and holds multiple exhibits throughout the year.
Please note that most of the included artwork is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artists.

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Exhibit "Scientists Who Are Artists"

06-26-2021

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 10:00 am + 33 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents “Scientists Who Are Artists,” an invitational exhibit featuring the work of Craig Cavin, Thomas Germer, Shyam Rele, Robert...

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Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents “Scientists Who Are Artists,” an invitational exhibit featuring the work of Craig Cavin, Thomas Germer, Shyam Rele, Robert Strasser, Paul Tooley, and Richard Weiblinger. This exhibit is on display May 7 through June 26, 2021 at the Arts Barn Gallery, 311 Kent Square Road. Viewing hours are by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select Saturdays. Please call 301-258-6394. The exhibit was curated by Mary Weiss-Waldhorn.

Craig Cavin’s large, beautiful representational images of orchids and water lilies, as well as prints of fish created using the Japanese method of Gyotaku, are on display in this exhibit. Craig’s work has been influenced by his career as a biologist. He most recently worked on the “Biological Control of Exotic, Invasive Weeds and Plant Pathogens” at Fort Detrick. Newly retired, he is now immersing himself in his art.

Thomas Germer is a practicing physicist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His scientific specialty is studying how light interacts with materials, particularly what one can learn from a material about how it reflects or transmits light as a function of wave length direction or polarization. As a photographer, Thomas also uses light, exploring how lighting, color and perspective affect objects. He enjoys viewing objects from different vantage points and new perspectives. His work is unique, particularly his sculptural pieces – geometric shapes around which he wraps his photographs.

Shyam Rele works in the field of vaccine and drug development. He enjoys creating abstract images as acrylic paintings and plaster reliefs in his spare time. He is an associate member of The Artists Gallery of Frederick (TAG).

Robert Strasser’s interest in science is in environmental biology, particularly dealing with land management, conservation and preservation. He creates wonderful ceramic relief images of biological flora and fauna on wall plaques and three-dimensional shapes. In addition, he also makes and plays hand drums.

Paul Tooley does ethereal, stylized watercolors in which color blends into color with very little linear definition. They are often inspired by his travels and interest in music. Now retired, Paul was an internationally known scientist who had a 34-year career in plant pathology with the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS).

Richard Weiblinger’s scientific collaborative research efforts dealt with light and more specifically focused on laser light tissue interactions with the cornea. Now retired, Richard is a prolific photographer who has shown in many galleries in the Delmarva area. He enjoys exploring a variety of themes through his photography, but the beach and coastal images are the focus in this exhibit.

Please note that most of the included artwork is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artists. For more information, please call 301-258-6394, e-mail artgalleries@gaithersburgmd.gov, or visit the Arts Barn gallery webpage.

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Continuing/Intermediate Bodhran

05-17-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 5:30 pm

This class picks up where the Beginning class ended and continues working on all of the Irish dance rhythms.  Includes video presentations and discussion.  Prerequisite:...

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This class picks up where the Beginning class ended and continues working on all of the Irish dance rhythms.  Includes video presentations and discussion.  Prerequisite: Beginning Bodhran (offered in the Fall), a solid understanding of traditional Irish tune-types, and good, basic stick control.  The student must provide their own instrument.  For ages 10 and older.

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History Conversations: “The Conspirators That Fled North”

05-18-2021

Presented by Montgomery History at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 2:00 pm

“The Conspirators That Fled North”
with Coby Treadway
Tuesday, May 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

Two men. An assassination plot. Escape attempts. With all the makings of a Hollywood...

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“The Conspirators That Fled North”
with Coby Treadway
Tuesday, May 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

Two men. An assassination plot. Escape attempts. With all the makings of a Hollywood plotline, hear the true stories—with local connections—of George Atzerodt and John Surrat. Join us as Coby Treadway, Education Coordinator at the Surratt House Museum, discusses these two men, their connections to the murder of President Abraham Lincoln, their ties to Montgomery County, and their eventual fates.

Visit https://montgomeryhistory.org/mhconnected/watch/ for the link to register for the Zoom session. Because of the increasing popularity of our History Conversations, we’ve updated our Zoom platform so it now accommodates 500 people! If the Zoom session reaches capacity, you can watch on Facebook where it’ll be streamed live. Pre-registration is still recommended, so that you get a reminder prior to the event.

If you have further questions about accessing the conversation via Zoom, please contact Matt Gagle, Director of Programs, at MGagle@MontgomeryHistory.org.

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Young Yukes

06-01-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 5:00 pm Tue, May 25 @ 5:00 pm Tue, Jun 01 @ 5:00 pm

Join this fun class and learn to play the ukulele, a small member of the guitar family. It’s easy to start, and the possibilities are endless! You’ll learn the basics...

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Join this fun class and learn to play the ukulele, a small member of the guitar family. It’s easy to start, and the possibilities are endless! You’ll learn the basics of chords, strumming, fingerpicking, and more so you can play your favorite songs solo or in our ukulele band. Have your ukulele ready.  For ages 9 to 14.

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Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

06-01-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 6:30 pm Tue, May 25 @ 6:30 pm Tue, Jun 01 @ 6:30 pm

Learn a few basic chords and strums; you’ll be playing satisfying versions of your favorite songs in this fun class. You know a lot about music just from years of...

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Learn a few basic chords and strums; you’ll be playing satisfying versions of your favorite songs in this fun class. You know a lot about music just from years of listening. Use that knowledge and you’ll be playing by ear in no time. Guitar and notebook required.  For ages 13 and older.

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Celtic Backup for Bouzouki and Guitar

06-08-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 7:00 pm Tue, May 25 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jun 01 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 08 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Covers techniques of accompaniment for jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc., with focus on rhythm patterns, constructing chord progressions.  Well-known session tunes serve as...

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Covers techniques of accompaniment for jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc., with focus on rhythm patterns, constructing chord progressions.  Well-known session tunes serve as examples.  Also discussed: “session survival”, and playing in an ensemble.  A recording device is helpful.  Must provide your own instrument.  For ages 15 and older.

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Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin

06-08-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 25 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Covers Irish melody style playing for mandolin and four-string banjo tuned GDAE.  For advanced beginner and intermediate level players.  Students must already have at...

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Covers Irish melody style playing for mandolin and four-string banjo tuned GDAE.  For advanced beginner and intermediate level players.  Students must already have at least basic proficiency on their instrument and be capable of playing and learning by ear.  Well-known session tunes serve as examples and include reels, jigs, and hornpipes.  A recording device is helpful.  For ages 15 and older.

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Continuing Ukulele

06-01-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 25 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm

Take your basic skills to a new level as you learn more picking and some melody playing too, and tackle the songs you really want to play. Beginning Uke or equivalent...

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Take your basic skills to a new level as you learn more picking and some melody playing too, and tackle the songs you really want to play. Beginning Uke or equivalent required. Ukulele & notebook required.  For ages 13 and older.

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Brookside Gardens Conservatory Reopening

05-30-2021

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 11:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sun, May 23 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The conservatory features plants from around the world, including banana, palm, eucalyptus, red powderpuff and cacao trees. Also on display are fragrant plants such as...

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The conservatory features plants from around the world, including banana, palm, eucalyptus, red powderpuff and cacao trees. Also on display are fragrant plants such as snapdragons, rose scented geranium, myrtle, and tricolor sage.

Register all visitors of any age for a time slot. Only registered visitors may enter the building. Keeping people at a safe physical distance while visiting is an important aspect of protecting everyone’s health. Visitors must correctly wear masks at all times while inside the greenhouse building and follow instructions from staff members. Please cancel your reservation on the eventbrite website if you are not feeling well or are exhibiting any symptoms of illness.

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Beginning Ukulele

06-03-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 6:30 pm Thu, May 27 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Jun 03 @ 6:30 pm

A fun class to explore this wonderful member of the guitar family!  You will learn simple chords and how to use them in a variety of traditional and contemporary songs....

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A fun class to explore this wonderful member of the guitar family!  You will learn simple chords and how to use them in a variety of traditional and contemporary songs. Great for personal enjoyment, parties, & open mics! Have ukulele & notebook ready.  For ages 13 and older.

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Virtual History Happy Hour - Does Human Dignity Matter?

05-20-2021

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 7:00 pm

“I believe all Americans are born with certain inalienable rights. As a child of God, I believe my rights are not derived from the constitution. My rights are not...

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“I believe all Americans are born with certain inalienable rights. As a child of God, I believe my rights are not derived from the constitution. My rights are not derived from any government. My rights are not denied by any majority. My rights are because I exist. They were given to me and each of my fellow citizens by our creator, and they represent the essence of human dignity…”

– President Joe R. Biden

We hear political leaders frequently talking about human rights and human dignity, and how they are universal – but a look around shows us that many people clearly are not accorded equal respect for their dignity. This is particularly true for marginalized people.

Given the “facts on the ground”, what should we think about human dignity? Does it have any relevance as we face a worsening climate crisis, an insurrection at the Capitol, entire countries where no one has access to coronavirus vaccine, and accelerating national and international inequalities?

This talk will consider the ways in which we think about (and possibly advocate for) human dignity now, and how we thought about dignity in the past. The talk will also consider how these views – new and old – shape our thinking on how we might best work together to make this world a better place for us all, where everyone’s dignity matters much more.

About the Speaker
Dr. Chloe Schwenke – until recently a resident of Olney – is an international public policy expert, development ethicist and practitioner, human rights scholar and activist, researcher, and educator. She is the founder and president of a new non-profit organization, the Center for Values in International Development. Chloe served as a political appointee at USAID under the Obama Administration, as Senior Advisor on democracy, human rights, and governance in sub-Saharan Africa, and on LGBTQ+ issues globally. She received her Ph.D. in public policy at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she was Alumna of the Year for 2013.

As an openly transgender woman, Chloe is a direct witness to how the dignity of marginalized persons is often denied or violated. She will speak both as someone who works on the topic of human dignity for a career, but also as someone who advocates for her own dignity and the dignity of all marginalized persons.

Lisa McKillop, former executive director of Friends of the Olney Theatre Center, will serve as the program moderator.

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Intermediate Acoustic Guitar

06-03-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 8:00 pm Thu, May 27 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Jun 03 @ 8:00 pm

So you’ve taken beginning guitar or you’ve been playing for a while and want to get to the next level. Learn some finger picking and other techniques that will make...

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So you’ve taken beginning guitar or you’ve been playing for a while and want to get to the next level. Learn some finger picking and other techniques that will make your playing more interesting. Use these skills to play songs you love. Guitar & notebook required.  For ages 13 and older.

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Bach Cello Suite No. 1 Seminar

05-27-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 8:00 pm Thu, May 27 @ 8:00 pm

Covering all the movements of the first Bach solo suite, we’ll discuss ways to practice and find your way through the piece, technically and musically.  Best if you...

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Covering all the movements of the first Bach solo suite, we’ll discuss ways to practice and find your way through the piece, technically and musically.  Best if you have already studied part or all of the suite.  For ages 18 and older.

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Songs with Friends

06-03-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 9:00 pm Thu, May 27 @ 9:00 pm Thu, Jun 03 @ 9:00 pm

From blues to Bob Dylan to Bono to Beyoncé, and beyond, expand your guitar technique and repertoire while playing great music with others. We all pick suitable songs and...

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From blues to Bob Dylan to Bono to Beyoncé, and beyond, expand your guitar technique and repertoire while playing great music with others. We all pick suitable songs and learn to play them as individuals and as a group. Ukuleleists welcome, too.  For ages 13 and older.

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Storytime at the Arts Barn: "Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt"

05-21-2021

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 21 @ 1:00 pm

Join us from the Arts Barn for a free virtual storytime and coloring activity! May's book is "Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt" by Kate Messner, with art by Christopher...

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Join us from the Arts Barn for a free virtual storytime and coloring activity! May's book is "Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt" by Kate Messner, with art by Christopher Silas Neal.

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Secret Agent Scavenger Hunt

05-24-2021

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 12:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 12:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 12:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 12:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 12:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 12:00 am Sun, May 23 @ 12:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Imagination Stage, a holistic theatre arts organization for all children and youth, offers a spring outdoor adventure perfect for families. The mission: to find...

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Imagination Stage, a holistic theatre arts organization for all children and youth, offers a spring outdoor adventure perfect for families. The mission: to find and thwart evil spies who have sent drones to scout the neighborhood. Scavenger hunt participants will take pictures and videos, solve challenges, and enhance their spy skills as they explore. This friend- and fund-raising activity is a perfect complement to Imagination Stage’s hit online immersive spy-themed theatre experience. All participants who finish the hunt will be eligible to win a prize. Register here. This event is sponsored by The Jane Fairweather Team. Cost is a $25 tax-deductible donation. Approximately one hour to complete, time may vary between participants. Available between April 12th-May 24th.

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Remake Learning Days DMV

05-22-2021

Presented by KID Museum at KID Museum, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 9:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 9:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA) is a learning festival that celebrates the many learning opportunities in a community! This celebration, which is happening...

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Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA) is a learning festival that celebrates the many learning opportunities in a community! This celebration, which is happening across the country in 17 different regions, highlights innovative experiences and opportunities for youth to develop their sense of creativity, perseverance and curiosity.

Across DC, Maryland and Virginia, a wide range of organizations — such as schools, libraries, nonprofits, businesses and other community centers — are coming together to provide our youth and families with high-quality learning experiences.  These events are designed to be hands-on, relevant and engaging educational experiences for youth and their families and caregivers. The majority of events are free and open to learners of all ages.

DMV Festival Goals:

Showcase how our region is leading the way to “remake” education to fit the needs of 21st-century learners;
Demonstrate the value of creative, hands-on  learning and make families aware of where to  find these opportunities year-round;
Generate support for relevant, engaging, and equitable learning in schools and other educational spaces;
Support access to innovative learning opportunities reaching diverse audiences and under-resourced communities

The Remake Learning Days-DMV Festival is led by the Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School and the KID Museum. We are proud to be a part of the national conversation on how to push youth education into the future!

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I Am More Than My Hair

09-03-2021

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 10:00 am + 45 more dates and times

Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 02 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 09 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 16 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 06 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 09 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 16 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

I Am More Than My Hair began with Alyscia Cunningham’s eponymous book and film in which she advances the dialogue around the beauty standard of female baldness and...

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I Am More Than My Hair began with Alyscia Cunningham’s eponymous book and film in which she advances the dialogue around the beauty standard of female baldness and captures the stories of girls and women who have lost their hair due to medical conditions or by choice. “If you look towards the media to define what’s beautiful, baldness is not a look that is considered attractive,” says Ms. Cunningham. She notes that from the time girls are young, they are pressured into set beauty standards, with a high value placed on hair.  Through this project, Ms. Cunningham hopes to change the way people view beauty, female hair loss, and baldness.

“Every woman, young and old, needs to know that she is naturally beautiful. Stop allowing society to dictate our beauty.”

The exhibit further breaks barriers of accessibility through its use of lithophanes, raised reliefs that interact with light, to create a unique experience.  The issue of accessibility became of paramount importance to Ms. Cunningham after attending a meeting of the National Federation of the Blind last year. “It was shocking to learn about the lack of accessibility in the arts and how blind and low vision audiences aren’t considered.  I left the meeting feeling inspired enough to make it mandatory that any venue, gallery, or museum that requests my work, must agree that it will be made accessible for audiences with low vision and hearing.” Audio descriptions will also accompany the works.

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The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio 22nd Annual High School Exhibition

07-17-2021

Presented by Friends of the Yellow Barn at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 10:00 am + 59 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 23 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 30 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 06 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 04 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 05 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 06 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 11 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 12 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 16 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio 22nd Annual High School Exhibition opens Saturday April 17th. Work may be viewed for one year on-lin

This is a virtual show of 40...

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The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio 22nd Annual High School Exhibition opens Saturday April 17th. Work may be viewed for one year on-lin

This is a virtual show of 40 works that have been juried in from talented high school students throughout the DMV.

This year we received 130 entrees from over 23 public and private high schools!  Even during this unusual year, the teachers of the DMV were able to rally their students to create outstanding art.

Our judge this year is Web Bryant, a USA Today Illustrator, and an instructor at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo Park, MD.

The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio, a non profit organization is proud to present awards and prizes to all 40 students who juried into this show.

http://www.friendsoftheyellowbarnstudio.org

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ESCAPISM Exhibition by Vian Borchert

06-12-2021

Presented by The Framer's Choice Gallery at The Framer's Choice Gallery, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 10:00 am + 21 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

ESCAPISM is a series of artwork where artist, Vian Borchert, showcases here latest paintings done during COVID times at the Framer's Choice Gallery in Gaithersburg, MD....

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ESCAPISM is a series of artwork where artist, Vian Borchert, showcases here latest paintings done during COVID times at the Framer's Choice Gallery in Gaithersburg, MD. The solo exhibitions features 25 original paintings by Borchert. The exhibit is from May 1 till June 12, 2021. The Framer's Choice Gallery is open from Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM. The gallery is located at: 402 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

In ESCAPISM, the artist finds herself transported into her daydreams and imagination while falling more into her art and art creation. The artist states that “it is almost deliberate the need to escape this reality that one finds oneself living in. Although it is hard to escape the harsh truths of our COVID-19 times; yet, I find my mind wandering into a world of imagination and dreams. Art for sure facilitates my escape into my own created world where self expression and gestural energy reign supreme. The Zen like approach of creating art helps me escape into my own wonderland where it’s a breezy stroll by the sea while the birds sing up above.” Borchert feels that the confinement has aided her escapism and birthed much meaning to the word. The latest paintings become a metamorphosis of journeys that the artist would like to embark upon. The capture of good feelings and memories through composition, color and form all mélange together to help the artist escape the difficult aspects of our current times. Borchert exclaims that “It is through the process of creation that I find myself stepping away from the fear of the shadows of death that plague our existence. Through my artistic journey, it becomes clear to me that it is through art I have found the greatest escape!”

For details about the exhibit see:

https://vianborchert.com/exhibitions/335-escapism.html

For a VR gallery walk-through to view works in the exhibit see:

https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/5790023/escapism-at-the-framers-choice-gallery

This video gives one a view of ESCAPISM:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slXuI4SLdRY

Borchert's other art activities besides international exhibits in cities such as Berlin, London and Rome, Vian will teach Summer fine art classes for all levels of experience through Glen Echo Park's Yellow Barn Studio. Upcoming fine art classes in painting and drawing are at this link: www.vianborchert.com/classes

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Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association 35th Annual Exhibition

07-05-2021

Presented by Arts on the Green at Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 10:00 am + 40 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 03 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 05 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Artwork is on display through July 5, 2021, at Kentlands Mansion. Viewing is by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and select Saturdays. Please...

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Artwork is on display through July 5, 2021, at Kentlands Mansion. Viewing is by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and select Saturdays. Please call 301-258-6394.

This year’s exhibit was juried by artist & instructor Eric Westbrook. His work has been described as “an ‘art of attention’ - a reference to his close observation of a subject, both for its surface details and for the structure & rhythm of its underlying form.” Westbrook teaches at VisArts, the Yellow Barn, and the Smithsonian.

Out of more than 90 submissions, 44 pieces were chosen for this exhibit. Best in Show went to Grace Newcomer for her pastel piece, “Yellowstone Morning.” Other award winners include Robert Maarsen, Angela Lacy, Mak Dehejia, Rafael Ernesto Galan, Gail Kaplan-Wassell, Ellen Sherfey, Perry Kapsch, Sandra Schraibman, Linda S. Sherman, and Helga Albers.

Founded in 1976, the GFAA is a community of artists residing in Montgomery County and beyond that provides a forum to collaborate on activities that expand on individual artistic backgrounds. The group provides educational programs, promotional opportunities and outreach to local audiences and the broader artistic community, and holds multiple exhibits throughout the year.
Please note that most of the included artwork is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artists.

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Exhibit "Scientists Who Are Artists"

06-26-2021

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 19 @ 10:00 am + 33 more dates and times

Thu, May 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, May 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 19 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents “Scientists Who Are Artists,” an invitational exhibit featuring the work of Craig Cavin, Thomas Germer, Shyam Rele, Robert...

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Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents “Scientists Who Are Artists,” an invitational exhibit featuring the work of Craig Cavin, Thomas Germer, Shyam Rele, Robert Strasser, Paul Tooley, and Richard Weiblinger. This exhibit is on display May 7 through June 26, 2021 at the Arts Barn Gallery, 311 Kent Square Road. Viewing hours are by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select Saturdays. Please call 301-258-6394. The exhibit was curated by Mary Weiss-Waldhorn.

Craig Cavin’s large, beautiful representational images of orchids and water lilies, as well as prints of fish created using the Japanese method of Gyotaku, are on display in this exhibit. Craig’s work has been influenced by his career as a biologist. He most recently worked on the “Biological Control of Exotic, Invasive Weeds and Plant Pathogens” at Fort Detrick. Newly retired, he is now immersing himself in his art.

Thomas Germer is a practicing physicist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His scientific specialty is studying how light interacts with materials, particularly what one can learn from a material about how it reflects or transmits light as a function of wave length direction or polarization. As a photographer, Thomas also uses light, exploring how lighting, color and perspective affect objects. He enjoys viewing objects from different vantage points and new perspectives. His work is unique, particularly his sculptural pieces – geometric shapes around which he wraps his photographs.

Shyam Rele works in the field of vaccine and drug development. He enjoys creating abstract images as acrylic paintings and plaster reliefs in his spare time. He is an associate member of The Artists Gallery of Frederick (TAG).

Robert Strasser’s interest in science is in environmental biology, particularly dealing with land management, conservation and preservation. He creates wonderful ceramic relief images of biological flora and fauna on wall plaques and three-dimensional shapes. In addition, he also makes and plays hand drums.

Paul Tooley does ethereal, stylized watercolors in which color blends into color with very little linear definition. They are often inspired by his travels and interest in music. Now retired, Paul was an internationally known scientist who had a 34-year career in plant pathology with the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS).

Richard Weiblinger’s scientific collaborative research efforts dealt with light and more specifically focused on laser light tissue interactions with the cornea. Now retired, Richard is a prolific photographer who has shown in many galleries in the Delmarva area. He enjoys exploring a variety of themes through his photography, but the beach and coastal images are the focus in this exhibit.

Please note that most of the included artwork is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artists. For more information, please call 301-258-6394, e-mail artgalleries@gaithersburgmd.gov, or visit the Arts Barn gallery webpage.

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Continuing/Intermediate Bodhran

05-17-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 17 @ 5:30 pm

This class picks up where the Beginning class ended and continues working on all of the Irish dance rhythms.  Includes video presentations and discussion.  Prerequisite:...

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This class picks up where the Beginning class ended and continues working on all of the Irish dance rhythms.  Includes video presentations and discussion.  Prerequisite: Beginning Bodhran (offered in the Fall), a solid understanding of traditional Irish tune-types, and good, basic stick control.  The student must provide their own instrument.  For ages 10 and older.

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History Conversations: “The Conspirators That Fled North”

05-18-2021

Presented by Montgomery History at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 2:00 pm

“The Conspirators That Fled North”
with Coby Treadway
Tuesday, May 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

Two men. An assassination plot. Escape attempts. With all the makings of a Hollywood...

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“The Conspirators That Fled North”
with Coby Treadway
Tuesday, May 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

Two men. An assassination plot. Escape attempts. With all the makings of a Hollywood plotline, hear the true stories—with local connections—of George Atzerodt and John Surrat. Join us as Coby Treadway, Education Coordinator at the Surratt House Museum, discusses these two men, their connections to the murder of President Abraham Lincoln, their ties to Montgomery County, and their eventual fates.

Visit https://montgomeryhistory.org/mhconnected/watch/ for the link to register for the Zoom session. Because of the increasing popularity of our History Conversations, we’ve updated our Zoom platform so it now accommodates 500 people! If the Zoom session reaches capacity, you can watch on Facebook where it’ll be streamed live. Pre-registration is still recommended, so that you get a reminder prior to the event.

If you have further questions about accessing the conversation via Zoom, please contact Matt Gagle, Director of Programs, at MGagle@MontgomeryHistory.org.

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Young Yukes

06-01-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 5:00 pm Tue, May 25 @ 5:00 pm Tue, Jun 01 @ 5:00 pm

Join this fun class and learn to play the ukulele, a small member of the guitar family. It’s easy to start, and the possibilities are endless! You’ll learn the basics...

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Join this fun class and learn to play the ukulele, a small member of the guitar family. It’s easy to start, and the possibilities are endless! You’ll learn the basics of chords, strumming, fingerpicking, and more so you can play your favorite songs solo or in our ukulele band. Have your ukulele ready.  For ages 9 to 14.

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Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

06-01-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 6:30 pm Tue, May 25 @ 6:30 pm Tue, Jun 01 @ 6:30 pm

Learn a few basic chords and strums; you’ll be playing satisfying versions of your favorite songs in this fun class. You know a lot about music just from years of...

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Learn a few basic chords and strums; you’ll be playing satisfying versions of your favorite songs in this fun class. You know a lot about music just from years of listening. Use that knowledge and you’ll be playing by ear in no time. Guitar and notebook required.  For ages 13 and older.

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Celtic Backup for Bouzouki and Guitar

06-08-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 7:00 pm Tue, May 25 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jun 01 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 08 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Covers techniques of accompaniment for jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc., with focus on rhythm patterns, constructing chord progressions.  Well-known session tunes serve as...

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Covers techniques of accompaniment for jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc., with focus on rhythm patterns, constructing chord progressions.  Well-known session tunes serve as examples.  Also discussed: “session survival”, and playing in an ensemble.  A recording device is helpful.  Must provide your own instrument.  For ages 15 and older.

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Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin

06-08-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 25 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Covers Irish melody style playing for mandolin and four-string banjo tuned GDAE.  For advanced beginner and intermediate level players.  Students must already have at...

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Covers Irish melody style playing for mandolin and four-string banjo tuned GDAE.  For advanced beginner and intermediate level players.  Students must already have at least basic proficiency on their instrument and be capable of playing and learning by ear.  Well-known session tunes serve as examples and include reels, jigs, and hornpipes.  A recording device is helpful.  For ages 15 and older.

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Continuing Ukulele

06-01-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 18 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 25 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm

Take your basic skills to a new level as you learn more picking and some melody playing too, and tackle the songs you really want to play. Beginning Uke or equivalent...

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Take your basic skills to a new level as you learn more picking and some melody playing too, and tackle the songs you really want to play. Beginning Uke or equivalent required. Ukulele & notebook required.  For ages 13 and older.

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Brookside Gardens Conservatory Reopening

05-30-2021

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 22 @ 11:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sun, May 23 @ 11:00 am Thu, May 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The conservatory features plants from around the world, including banana, palm, eucalyptus, red powderpuff and cacao trees. Also on display are fragrant plants such as...

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The conservatory features plants from around the world, including banana, palm, eucalyptus, red powderpuff and cacao trees. Also on display are fragrant plants such as snapdragons, rose scented geranium, myrtle, and tricolor sage.

Register all visitors of any age for a time slot. Only registered visitors may enter the building. Keeping people at a safe physical distance while visiting is an important aspect of protecting everyone’s health. Visitors must correctly wear masks at all times while inside the greenhouse building and follow instructions from staff members. Please cancel your reservation on the eventbrite website if you are not feeling well or are exhibiting any symptoms of illness.

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Beginning Ukulele

06-03-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 6:30 pm Thu, May 27 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Jun 03 @ 6:30 pm

A fun class to explore this wonderful member of the guitar family!  You will learn simple chords and how to use them in a variety of traditional and contemporary songs....

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A fun class to explore this wonderful member of the guitar family!  You will learn simple chords and how to use them in a variety of traditional and contemporary songs. Great for personal enjoyment, parties, & open mics! Have ukulele & notebook ready.  For ages 13 and older.

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Virtual History Happy Hour - Does Human Dignity Matter?

05-20-2021

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 7:00 pm

“I believe all Americans are born with certain inalienable rights. As a child of God, I believe my rights are not derived from the constitution. My rights are not...

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“I believe all Americans are born with certain inalienable rights. As a child of God, I believe my rights are not derived from the constitution. My rights are not derived from any government. My rights are not denied by any majority. My rights are because I exist. They were given to me and each of my fellow citizens by our creator, and they represent the essence of human dignity…”

– President Joe R. Biden

We hear political leaders frequently talking about human rights and human dignity, and how they are universal – but a look around shows us that many people clearly are not accorded equal respect for their dignity. This is particularly true for marginalized people.

Given the “facts on the ground”, what should we think about human dignity? Does it have any relevance as we face a worsening climate crisis, an insurrection at the Capitol, entire countries where no one has access to coronavirus vaccine, and accelerating national and international inequalities?

This talk will consider the ways in which we think about (and possibly advocate for) human dignity now, and how we thought about dignity in the past. The talk will also consider how these views – new and old – shape our thinking on how we might best work together to make this world a better place for us all, where everyone’s dignity matters much more.

About the Speaker
Dr. Chloe Schwenke – until recently a resident of Olney – is an international public policy expert, development ethicist and practitioner, human rights scholar and activist, researcher, and educator. She is the founder and president of a new non-profit organization, the Center for Values in International Development. Chloe served as a political appointee at USAID under the Obama Administration, as Senior Advisor on democracy, human rights, and governance in sub-Saharan Africa, and on LGBTQ+ issues globally. She received her Ph.D. in public policy at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she was Alumna of the Year for 2013.

As an openly transgender woman, Chloe is a direct witness to how the dignity of marginalized persons is often denied or violated. She will speak both as someone who works on the topic of human dignity for a career, but also as someone who advocates for her own dignity and the dignity of all marginalized persons.

Lisa McKillop, former executive director of Friends of the Olney Theatre Center, will serve as the program moderator.

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Intermediate Acoustic Guitar

06-03-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 8:00 pm Thu, May 27 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Jun 03 @ 8:00 pm

So you’ve taken beginning guitar or you’ve been playing for a while and want to get to the next level. Learn some finger picking and other techniques that will make...

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So you’ve taken beginning guitar or you’ve been playing for a while and want to get to the next level. Learn some finger picking and other techniques that will make your playing more interesting. Use these skills to play songs you love. Guitar & notebook required.  For ages 13 and older.

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Bach Cello Suite No. 1 Seminar

05-27-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 8:00 pm Thu, May 27 @ 8:00 pm

Covering all the movements of the first Bach solo suite, we’ll discuss ways to practice and find your way through the piece, technically and musically.  Best if you...

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Covering all the movements of the first Bach solo suite, we’ll discuss ways to practice and find your way through the piece, technically and musically.  Best if you have already studied part or all of the suite.  For ages 18 and older.

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Songs with Friends

06-03-2021

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Washington Conservatory of Music - Bethesda, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 20 @ 9:00 pm Thu, May 27 @ 9:00 pm Thu, Jun 03 @ 9:00 pm

From blues to Bob Dylan to Bono to Beyoncé, and beyond, expand your guitar technique and repertoire while playing great music with others. We all pick suitable songs and...

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From blues to Bob Dylan to Bono to Beyoncé, and beyond, expand your guitar technique and repertoire while playing great music with others. We all pick suitable songs and learn to play them as individuals and as a group. Ukuleleists welcome, too.  For ages 13 and older.

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Storytime at the Arts Barn: "Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt"

05-21-2021

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 21 @ 1:00 pm

Join us from the Arts Barn for a free virtual storytime and coloring activity! May's book is "Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt" by Kate Messner, with art by Christopher...

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Join us from the Arts Barn for a free virtual storytime and coloring activity! May's book is "Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt" by Kate Messner, with art by Christopher Silas Neal.

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