Category: Eye on Art

Dance Your Way Into 2020

What if there were a fun way to start off 2020 learning something active and new? No resolutions here, just an opportunity to energize your winter and pique your interest in the international dance, music and art showcased at the…

Colored Pencils Create ‘Life in Color’

Photo | Marylou Bono (L to R, above) Juror Allen Bentley and Colored Pencil Society of America members Maryann DellaRocco, (below) Mary Ellen Geissenhainer, Betty Hafner and Deborah Maklowski shared their views on art at a Dec. 5 reception for “Life in Color” at the Arts Barn.

The Arts Barn is alive with color this holiday season as the Metro Washington Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America presents its “Life in Color” show. Accompanying works are ceramics by Frederick potter Shari Jacobs and multimedia sculpture…

State Photography Associations Gather at Maryland Photography Alliance’s Annual Competition

Ansel Adams, photographer of the American West, once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”  Photographs were made and are part of the third annual Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA) photo competition exhibit on display through Jan. 21, 2020…

Eye on Art: Concurrent Exhibits Offer Diverse Perspectives

Photo | Marylou Bono (Top, L to R) Patricia Stockman, Makuta Udah, (bottom, L to R) Cat Barnstone Szafran and Johan Lowie spoke at the reception for the Arts Barn’s new “Figuratively Speak- ing” exhibit. They are pictured in front of the late Myron Barnstone’s “Gemini.”

A twin bill of art was on tap recently with the opening receptions for “Figuratively Speaking” at the Arts Barn and the Olney Arts Association’s annual juried show at the Kentlands Mansion. These two decidedly different takes nevertheless represent the…

Kentlands Film Society Launches New Season

Image | Marylou Bono With the support of the Kentlands Community Foundation, the Kentlands Film Society has brought independent art films to northern Montgomery County for 14 years.

Fourteen years ago, before there was a movie theater in the community, the Kentlands Film Society was born out of ideas from a group of like-minded residents who enjoyed independent film and wanted to see it locally. With the support…

Flowers Inspire Kentlands Photographer Roy Kelley

Photo | Roy Kelley Roy Kelley photographed this Dahlia, Best Bett, Mystic Spirit at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylva- nia, using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

You may have seen prolific floral photographer Roy Kelley and his wife, Dolores, on one of their flower walks around Kentlands. A former real estate broker originally from Portsmouth, Virginia, Kelley has enjoyed photography as a hobby since childhood. At…

The Vibrant World of Silk Painting

Image | Phyllis Gordon Artist Phyllis Gordon used silk as her canvas to create “The Layers Beneath.”

Using silk as your canvas is a sophisticated and intricate artistry that produces distinctive results. Gaithersburg Artist Collective member Phyllis Gordon has perfected the technique and shared her experience with the process that achieves the fluid beauty of her scarves,…

Eye on Art: ‘New Perspectives’ in Pastels

Photo | Submitted “Urban Color” by Barb North is one of the works by Maryland Pastel Society members now on exhibit at the Kentlands Mansion.

When you think of pastel, your mind conjures up pale colors, lightness, softness—not always true from a medium that has been used since the Renaissance and does not rely on brushes for application. Pastels come in cylindrical sticks that have…