Author: Marylou Bono

Pottery Passion Always Alive for Kentlands Artist

Photo | Submitted You can see the work of Kentlands ceramicist Pam Berry at Artists on Market, located at 201 Market St. West in Kentlands Market Square.

And the potter said unto the clay, be ware …. and it was! As each painter has her own style, so each potter has her own technique. Kentlands ceramicist Pam Berry has been intrigued with the variations and ever-changing properties…

Woodturning Turns Into Art for Tim Aley

Photo | Marylou Bono Kentlands woodturner Tim Aley holds his “Asymmetrical Natural Edge Vase,” on display now at Artists on Market, 201 Market St. West.

For Kentlands woodturner Tim Aley, it was “time to see if I can get out and sell some of this stuff!” A friend showed him the Gaithersburg Artist Collective membership application. In their second round, he was juried into the…

See Into Interior Spaces at the Arts Barn Gallery

Photo | Marylou Bono (L to R, top) Artists Howard Clark, Michael Townsend, Leesha Gray, Luc Fiedler, Linda Slattery-Sherman, Susan Delaney, Jeanine L. Cummins and (L to R, bottom) Alexey Zoob, Vicky Surles, Harriet Wise and Andrea Kleinbussink spoke about their work at a Dec. 15 reception for the new “Interior Spaces” exhibit at the Arts Barn.

Art can only truly be art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life. So posited Margaret Fuller, an early 19th century American journalist and women’s rights advocate. Her words came to life Dec. 15…

The Sweet Story of Vignette Bake Shop

Photo | Submitted Vignette Bake Shop will bring limited edition, holidaythemed cookies to the Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Street Park and Pavilion.

A sophisticated new addition to the Kentlands Farmers & Artists Market is state-of-the-art Vignette Bake Shop presided over by the elegant Jean Ciscato, who opened the custom cookie business in September. A mom who put aside a career in retail…

Wooden Panels Unlock Memories at the One House Project

Photo | Marylou Bono Anne Cherubim, artist and Quince Orchard Park resident, is part of the One House project, an exhibit on display at the BlackRock Center for the Arts through Dec. 15.

A pure illustration of the saying, “every picture tells a story,” the One House project currently on exhibit at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown presents a collection of personal representational art from descendants of every group that has…

Mansion Presents Olney Art Association’s Annual Juried Show

Photo | Submitted Rawligh Sybrant’s “Orchidian” won a Juror’s Award in the Olney Art Association’s annual juried show.

The early snow that prompted rescheduling of the Olney Art Association’s annual juried show at the Kentlands Mansion only served to heighten the camaraderie of the group and their diverse collection of work representing several mediums. Now in its 44th…

Other Worlds Delight at Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Humor Show

Photo | Marylou Bono (L to R) Eric Dillinger, Carol Walsh, Michael Auger, Kelley Phan, Stephen McDowell, Tessa Barr, Andrea Kleinbussink, Dan Ellis and James Russell are exhibiting their work in the new “Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Humor” exhibit, on display at Bohrer Park through Jan. 15, 2019.

The Bohrer Park Gallery was the scene last Thursday evening for a different kind of art show…one featuring the mystery of science fiction and fantasy and the whimsical levity of humor. Artists representing the science fiction genre in the invitational…

Crocheting Her Way to Success

Photo | Submitted Lakelands resident Andrea Gillis is a new vendor at the Main Street Farmers and Artists Market

Inventiveness often comes from an unlikely creative spark and blossoms into something both giving and rewarding. Such was the case with Lady A Knits, a new vendor at the Main Street Farmers and Artists Market and the brainchild of fiber…

Compositing Fantasy—The Artistry of Carol Walsh

Flying High by Carol Walsh

You may have heard of compositing as it relates to the film industry—combining visual elements from separate sources into single images, often creating the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene, for instance with the use…

Twin Mixed Media Shows Dazzle

Photo | Marylou Bono Phyllis Mayes’ “Tower of Sculpture” is a stunning example of assemblage, a three-dimensional sculptural form created from found objects “assembled” together in a quirky and unique way.

One of the most inventive and sophisticated art forms is mixed media. More than one medium is combined in an expressive manner to create a work of art. Mixed media began around 1912 with the cubism of Pablo Picasso and…