Category: Arts & Entertainment

Photography Group Preserves Moments That Chronicle Community

Photo | Markham Luke The Kentlands Photography Association captures the beauty of the Kentlands community and surrounding natural areas.

Markham Luke founded the Kentlands Photography Association last year as a program of the Kentlands Community Foundation. “Photography captures legacy and history in the making,” he said. “Without photographs, there are no records—you don’t have a history.” Compare and contrast…

Artists on Market Holds Grand Opening During Oktoberfest

Photo | Cara O’Connor Members of the Gaithersburg Artist Collective—(L to R) Matt Baker, Craig Higgins, Jaree Donnelly, Maritza Suárez-Valenti and Peter Plant—launched Artists on Market with a soft opening Sept. 15.

Artists on Market, Kentlands’ new pop-up art gallery and workspace at 201 Market St. West, will hold its grand opening on Sunday, Oct. 14, noon to 5 p.m.—the same day and time as Oktoberfest, the community’s major annual festival. As…

Kentlands Campout a Rousing Success

Photo | Cara O’Connor The second annual Kentlands Campout on the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn was enjoyed by some 140 people, including these two night owls.

An estimated 140 people turned out last Saturday to sleep under the stars on the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn. For the past two years, the Kentlands Campout has brought area residents together to pitch a tent, bond with neighbors over burgers…

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

‘ABSTRACT 7 THE FIGURE’ Through Oct. 31; Artists Reception Sept. 22, 3-5 p.m. • Framer’s Choice Gallery, 402 Main St. Vian Borchert exhibits a mix of her latest abstract paintings and abstracted figurative artwork. Free. Latino Art League Exhibit Through…

Around Town

Photo | City of Gaithersburg Oktoberfest returns to Kentlands on Sunday, Oct. 14, noon to 5 p.m.

Oktoberfest Returns to Kentlands Oct. 14 The City of Gaithersburg presents the 27th annual celebration of Oktoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 14, noon to 5 p.m. The festival takes place in and around the Arts Barn, Kentlands Mansion and Kentlands Village…

Kindertransport Survivors Tell Their Stories

Photo | Bundesarchiv Children from the region between Germany and Poland disembark the ship “Warsaw” in London circa February 1939.

Imagine the agony of Jewish parents in Nazi Germany who put their youngsters on trains to the United Kingdom just before the outbreak of World War II. And the fears of those children separated from their families and traveling on…

Soft Opening for Artists on Market

Photo | Cara O’Connor The pop-up art gallery Artists on Market opened Sept. 15

Jaree Donnelly and members of the Kentlands Community Foundation, the City of Gaithersburg and some local art groups discussed the idea for five-plus years, and it is now a reality. The Gaithersburg Artist Collective’s Artists on Market—a pop-up art gallery…

Former Owner of Fleet Feet Publishes Spy Thriller

Photo | Maggie Nye Chris Gault displays his recently published spy thriller, “Memoirs of Biochip Man,” standing in front of Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape.

On the back cover of a bright green paperback book is a photograph of Chris Gault’s smiling face. His head is cocked to the right and his desktop computer is in mid-process in the background. “Selfie,” the former co-owner of…

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Exploring Mixed Media Sept. 7- Nov. 4, Kentlands Mansion, Sept. 14-Nov. 19, Arts Barn, Artists Reception Sept. 27 Featuring works that incorporate art processes and materials used in unexpected ways. Main Street Farmers Market Sept. 8 & 15, 9 a.m.-2…

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…