Author: Marylou Bono

The Many Faces of the North Bethesda Camera Club

Through the lenses of talented photographers, the “Faces” exhibit transports you to other worlds through the power of suggestion. Juried by studio portrait photographer Jill Bochiccio, this exhibit on view at the Arts Barn through March 23 celebrates the diverse work of North Bethesda Camera Club members.

Dance Your Way Into 2020

What if there were a fun way to start off 2020 learning something active and new? No resolutions here, just an opportunity to energize your winter and pique your interest in the international dance, music and art showcased at the…

Arts Barn Welcomes New Resident Artist

Photo | Marylou Bono Jeanne Sullivan, new Arts Barn resident artist, shares her “School of Gifted Fish.”

When you think of the word collage, your mind may travel to school art classes or perhaps to Matisse’s Cut-Outs, likely the most well-known examples of the art created in the early ‘40s. Collage, from the French word meaning to…

Colored Pencils Create ‘Life in Color’

Photo | Marylou Bono (L to R, above) Juror Allen Bentley and Colored Pencil Society of America members Maryann DellaRocco, (below) Mary Ellen Geissenhainer, Betty Hafner and Deborah Maklowski shared their views on art at a Dec. 5 reception for “Life in Color” at the Arts Barn.

The Arts Barn is alive with color this holiday season as the Metro Washington Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America presents its “Life in Color” show. Accompanying works are ceramics by Frederick potter Shari Jacobs and multimedia sculpture…

State Photography Associations Gather at Maryland Photography Alliance’s Annual Competition

Ansel Adams, photographer of the American West, once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”  Photographs were made and are part of the third annual Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA) photo competition exhibit on display through Jan. 21, 2020…

Eye on Art: Concurrent Exhibits Offer Diverse Perspectives

Photo | Marylou Bono (Top, L to R) Patricia Stockman, Makuta Udah, (bottom, L to R) Cat Barnstone Szafran and Johan Lowie spoke at the reception for the Arts Barn’s new “Figuratively Speak- ing” exhibit. They are pictured in front of the late Myron Barnstone’s “Gemini.”

A twin bill of art was on tap recently with the opening receptions for “Figuratively Speaking” at the Arts Barn and the Olney Arts Association’s annual juried show at the Kentlands Mansion. These two decidedly different takes nevertheless represent the…

Kentlands Film Society Launches New Season

Image | Marylou Bono With the support of the Kentlands Community Foundation, the Kentlands Film Society has brought independent art films to northern Montgomery County for 14 years.

Fourteen years ago, before there was a movie theater in the community, the Kentlands Film Society was born out of ideas from a group of like-minded residents who enjoyed independent film and wanted to see it locally. With the support…