Category: Arts & Entertainment

Poetry Is Thriving at DiVerse

Photo | Marylou Bono A great gathering of poets and fans kicked off the first 2019-2020 DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading & Open Mic on Sept. 8 at Quince Orchard Library.

Quince Orchard Library was alive with poetry the second Sunday in September as the DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading & Open Mic group began its third season. The creation of Quince Orchard Park resident Lucinda Marshall, DiVerse holds readings that feature…

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

‘The New Wave’ Solo Art Exhibit Through Oct. 31; reception Sept. 21, 3-5 p.m., The Framer’s Choice Gallery, 402 Main St. This solo art exhibition features abstracts by international artist Vian Borchert. Latino Art League Exhibition Through Oct. 28, Bohrer…

Arts and Entertainment Briefs

‘New Perspectives’ Through Sept. 9, Kentlands Mansion See work by members of the Maryland Pastel Society, juried by studio and plein air painter David Lawton. ‘The New Wave’ Solo Art Exhibit Through Oct. 31; reception Sept. 21, 3-5 p.m., The…

What Camera Should I Get?

Photo | Jaree Donnely

One of my primary art mediums is photography and as a result, I am often asked the question, “What is the best digital camera?” And my answer usually is, “The one you will use.” I don’t mean for this initial response…

Dig Dinosaurs at Dinosaur Park

Photo | Pam Schipper More than 300 people helped paleontologists and Dinosaur Park’s trained volunteers look for fossils at the park’s Aug. 3. open house.

Looking for a unique end-of-summer day trip? Look no further than Dinosaur Park, a site in Laurel under the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission. They don’t have a T-rex, but one just as cool—Acrocanthosaurus, a close relative of…

Musica Viva Free Outdoor Concert No. 3

Photo | Pam Schipper Maestro Simeone Tartaglione conducts the Musica Viva Kentlands Orchestra, a live 15-piece professional string orchestra, at the Musica Viva free outdoor concert no. 2 on Sunday, June 23 at the Kentlands Mansion.

This article was originally published by Culture Spot MC, www.culturespotmc.com.   Musica Viva will present its third free-admission classical music concert—its second of 2019—at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. The approximately 650 people who attended the June 23 performance can attest…

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

‘Oceans of Creativity’ Through Aug. 31, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, 3 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Artists on Market, 201 Market St. West See fine art, photography, pottery, prints, jewelry, cards and fiber from 38…

The Soul of PEAS

Photo | Marylou Bono PEAS Director Nannette Horan leads a summer workshop.

I knew that PEAS was a happy place when I strode up the walk and was welcomed by its beaming director, Nannette Horan, surrounded by drying artwork, still life displays, ceramic pots and rows and rows of art materials. I…