Author: Marylou Bono

Paint Night & More—Art Night Out Grows

Photo | Submitted Blockbuster Art Night Out events this season feature films with big anniversaries. “Grease” kicks it all off on Sept. 8 with a film screening and hand-jive competition.

Arts on the Green has stunning new surprises in store for the upcoming fall/winter season. The Art Night Out series began as end-of-the-week Friday night wine/art parties—an evening where participants could explore their inner artists in a creative and relaxed…

Carson Courier Enters Second Year of Production

Photo | Submitted The 2017-2018 Carson Courier newspaper staff concluded the school paper’s first year with an article on what teachers would be doing over the summer.

Encouraging young writers and artists to produce an engaging and informational elementary school newspaper is the mission of the moms of Elepress. Lauren Devito, a graphic designer, and Christine Wilson, a corporate trainer, searched for a venue to allow their…

Eye on Art

Exhibits Showcase ‘Natural Wonders’ and ‘17 Summers’ Arts on the Green presented an artistic twin bill last Thursday evening with artists’ receptions at both the Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion and Arts Barn—”17 Summers,” featuring works that evoke summers past…

Shafa Blends Offers Health and Healing

Light falls on shelves adorned with jars and canisters of fragrant exotic spices and tea leaves at the Shafa Blends shop on Fulks Corner Road. Shafa means healing in Farsi. The Zolfagharian family has built their tea and spice emporium…

What’s for Dinner? Consider It Done!

Chef Shelley’s personal chef and event planning business, Consider It Done, is all about flexibility, quality and the human touch. President of the Capital Chef Chapter of the United States Personal Chef Association, a Certified Professional Chef and Food Safety…

Making Their Marks

Call them marks, impressions, symbols, signs, tokens, indications or streaks, mark making is the foundation of visual art. Four diverse artists are now showing their interpretations of mark making at the Arts Barn. Three of the artists were on hand…

Reward Is One for the Books

With a possible Guinness Book of World Records recognition in the balance, a hush settled over the crowd at the May 19 Gaithersburg Book Festival as mayor and founder of the festival, Jud Ashman, introduced the amazing story of Frederick…

Have Furnace, Will Travel: Valencia Glass

Phil Valencia established his traveling glass-blowing studio, Valencia Glass, in spring 2015 to organize the revenue coming from sales of his glass creations at craft shows, farmers markets and county and state fairs. “I knew in college that I wanted…

Eye on Art

Fine Work by the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association Award-winners were celebrated May 10 at the Kentlands Mansion during a special reception for the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFAA) 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition. Sandra Schraibman, GFAA show chairwoman, said that 90…

Tony Glander Talks About the Future of Contemporary Art

I recently chatted with Tony Glander, resident artist at the Arts Barn, about the future of contemporary art as a preview to his lecture, “Art Night Out: Out of the Box—Contemporary Art Lecture,” planned for May 18. Not surprisingly, technological…