Author: Marylou Bono

Juried Art Show at Kentlands Mansion Enthralls

Photo | Marylou Bono Bill Mapes’ “Joshua” is Best in Show at the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association’s 33rd Juried Art Show, on display through July 7 at the Kentlands Mansion.

A warm spring evening brought out a crowd to view the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association’s 33rd Juried Art Show at the Kentlands Mansion. Juror Jean Hirons, a celebrated pastelist, author of “Finding Your Style in Pastel” and instructor at Artists…

Out of Marge Wasson’s Lens Bloom Nature’s Components

Photo | Marylou Bono Fine Art photographer Marge Wasson focuses on the intimate relationships of parts in a whole. Her photos of flora and fauna were recently exhibited at the Kentlands Mansion.

The Kentlands Mansion recently presented The Kentlands Flower Show, a photography exhibit featuring the Composite Fine Art Photographers. The group took inspiration from events such as the Philadelphia Flower Show and highlighted the trio’s works with a decidedly individual spin…

Art Minus Color Reveals Deep Stories

Photo | Marylou Bono Poolesville artist James Vissari exhibits classic etchings of Georgetown scenes in the “Black and White” exhibit at the Arts Barn through May 12.

An unseasonably warm Sunday provided the backdrop for “Black and White,” an appealingly bold yet sophisticated Arts Barn gallery show exploring the monochromatic realm. The classic combination forces the eye to sharpen and focus on the beauty of light and…

Emerging Artists Let It Flow

Photo | Marylou Bono “Emerging Artists,” on exhibit through April 22 at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, features the work of 36 artists, many of whom spoke at the artists reception on March 28.

Art’s beauty, diversity and universal language is on display in “Emerging Artists,” the city’s current show in the Activity Center at Bohrer Park featuring work in a variety of media by up-and-coming artists. Last Thursday’s reception featured a record turnout…

‘Musicalia’ Rings at the Arts Barn

Photo | Marylou Bono Alfredo Ortiz, Carol Sontheimer, Magruder Murray, Roxana Rojas-Luzon, Bill Mapes, Frances Stowe-Sinkler and Meg Schaap gather at an artists reception for their work showcased in “Musicalia,” at the Arts Barn through March 31.

Music can name the unnameable, and communicate the unknowable said composer Leonard Bernstein … and so plays “Musicalia,” the sound and shape of music in all formats, at the Arts Barn. As a companion to several musical events at the…

Design Studio by Blackbird Flexes Its Wings

Photo | Submitted Blackbird’s contemporary space is designed to host many different events, including a new emerging artist showcase.

Festive happenings entertain us and ease the sameness of everyday, and planning something unique and fun is part of the enjoyment. Enter Ebony Brunson and Design Studio by Blackbird—“If you want a unique experience, we are the place to be!”…

Taco Daddy Brings Fresh Food, Fresh Take on 555 Quince Orchard

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Chef Damian Portugez sends a plate of tacos ready to be served through the kitchen window.

When Kentlands resident Neel Kamal opened a second, lively Taco Daddy Cantina & Tequila Bar (the original Taco Daddy in downtown Frederick was opened about a year ago) in the Quince Diamond Executive Center at 555 Quince Orchard Road, he…

ALOG’s Colors and Imagination Light up Kentlands Mansion

Bill Mapes’ “Nataliya” received an Oil/ Acrylic award in the 6th Annual Art League of Germantown show.

Not even the wintry mix deterred art lovers from the Kentlands Mansion recently to view the 6th annual Art League of Germantown (ALOG) multi-media exhibit “Colors and Imagination.” Juried into the show by Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro, an accomplished painter and native…