Kids & Glass = FUN!

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Erwin Timmers teaches the fun part of fusing glass to the excited class.

Brentwood Arts Exchange (part of Maryland’s Prince George’s Parks and Recreation) has its summer Creative Expressions Camp where kids get to explore a variety of artistic media as well as contemporary reading and writing activities around such themes as animals, nature, and adventure. Camp instructors Randall Holloway and Michelle Dukes were able to corral a big group with a lot of assistance from one of Brentwood Art Exchange’s summer staff, Nefertiti Warren.

“May I Please Have Some More?” New WGS studio coordinator Audrey Wilson doles out frits and stringers.
The students unleash their artistic visions in glass.
Pappa Erwin demonstrates the proper glass cutting procedure.
“I’m making a fish – how ’bout you?” “I am showing how ennui is the echo within” “Really? – cool!”
The Next Generation of artists get their start.
Some of the works of art after firing – beautiful!
One was possibly inspired by pop (cap) culture!

The Washington Glass School works closely with our neighborhoods and schools – as an organization we are driven by a commitment to social and environmental purposes. WGS has based its vision using the “Social Entrepreneurial Business Model” where we seek to achieve sustainability through a broad engagement of our communities without seeking grants and where “doing good” is integral to “doing well”.

Jeremy proudly shows off his first glass artwork piece .
The camp ended with a gallery show of the students’ work.

Gateway Arts & Brentwood Arts Exchange Gallery Events

>Gateway Arts Center and The Brentwood Arts Exchange feature a number of WGS artists in shows opening this weekend.



WGS’ photographic dynamic duo of Alison & Pete Duvall are each featured in the “The Sky’s the Limit, the 2011 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition“, presenting art in all media that incorporate photographic techniques. Juried by Michael Platt, the exhibition features purchase prizes by the Prince George’s Ars Councial and The M-NCPPC Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

Arrow of Potential, Robert Kincheloe 2011; cast and torchworked borosilicate glass


Robert Kincheloe - our head of the lampworking department – will be the first artist showcased in the Brentwood Arts Exchange’s new ‘Feature Artist’ program. Rob will be presenting many of his cast borosilicate glass artworks. His work will be exhibited in the Crafts Showroom area.



Opening Reception:

Saturday, September 10, 5-8pm

Exhibition Continues:

September 5 – October 31



Brentwood Arts Exchange @ Gateway Arts Center

3901 Rhode Island Avenue

Brentwood, MD 20722

301.277.2863

Upstairs @ the 39th Street Gallery

WGS artist Debra Ruzinsky, and ceramic artist Novie Trump are two of the of the artists curated by Phil Davis for the 39th Street Gallery show ” Trade. An art exhibition based on exchange portfolios.”

Joan Belmar, Serena Perrone, Debra Ruzinsky, Justin Strom, Jon Swindler, Laura G. Thorne, Novie Trump, and Tom Wolff.



“Trade” is exchange; it means “commerce” and “profession.” The exhibition Trade at the 39th Street Gallery intends to be all of those things. It’s about working in the arts, meant to be transparent about placing the gallery and the Gateway CDC are at the center of all the things galleries do: supporting artists, building relationships, creating discourse, and yes, funding the continuation of those efforts. Based on the concept of an exchange portfolio and curated by Phil Davis, Trade brings together eight artists to each create a new edition of 12 artworks. Every artist will receive one work by each other artist, becoming one another’s collectors and inevitably also one another’s promoters. The remaining four works in each edition are available for sale – all at the same price of $250. It’s a rare opportunity to collect work by established artists at such an affordable level. Proceeds go directly to the artists and also benefit the Gateway CDC, which in turn supports arts programming in the 39th Street Gallery as well as work to continue developing the Gateway Arts District.

September 10 – October 29, 2011.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10. 5:00 – 8:00pm

39th Street Gallery

www.39thstreetgallery.org

Gallery Hours:

7pm – 9pm Thursday – Friday

12pm – 4pm Saturdays

Art Camp at the Glass School

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Kids & glass – the perfect companions!

Prince George’s County Brentwood Arts Exchange has its summertime Creative Expressions Camp where kids get to explore a variety of artistic media as well as contemporary reading and writing activities around such themes as animals, nature, and adventure.
One of the camp sessions (the adventure one) was held at the Washington Glass School
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Rob Kincheloe helps direct the children on the finer aspects of working in glass.

Artistic expressions are nurtured (ie yanked out) from each student.


Mini masterpieces inside the kiln.

Call for Entries: Brentwood Arts Exchange Mixed Media Art

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BRENTWOOD ARTS EXCHANGE
CALL FOR ENTRIES

All Mixed Up:

A Juried Exhibition of Mixed Media Work


ALL MIXED UP is a juried exhibition of works in two or more media, sponsored by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The exhibition will be on display at the Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD from November 1 – 27, 2010.


APPLICATION DEADLINE – September 7, 2010
All submissions must be received by 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 7.

Dates:

  • Deadline for receipt of entries: September 7, 2010
  • Notification of selected works: October 1, 2010
  • Art work drop-off period: October 21-23
  • Exhibition closes: November 27, 2010
  • Artwork pick-up period: November 29-30

Juror:


Philippa Hughes

The juror for the exhibition is Philippa Hughes, the creator of the Pink Line Project . Philippa also runs a consolidated and searchable calendar of all things cool and creative in DC and writes a widely read blog that highlights DC’s creative scene. Philippa is active in the arts community through her extensive involvement and collaboration with emerging artists and arts organizations throughout the city including The Phillips Collection, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Cultural Development Corporation, Taffety Punk Theatre Company, DC51, Art Table, Ten Miles Square, Workbook, and many others.

AWARDS
$1000 in cash awards will be made by the juror. The Prince George’s Arts Council will make a Purchase Award from this exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY & SUBMISSION CRITERIA
This call for entries is open to all artists 18 years of age or older who live, work, attend school or have studios in Prince George’s County, MD, whose artwork is constructed of two or more media (“mixed media”). Artists may submit a maximum of 3 artworks for consideration. All works must be original (no reproductions). Proposals for mixed media installation or performance works should include example images, video or audio of the type of work being proposed as well as a brief document describing the proposed art work.

WHAT TO SEND
Materials should be submitted by mail or delivered in person to 7833 Walker Drive, Suite 430, Greenbelt, MD. Please send:

* A CD/DVD containing images and/or segments of audio/video, each no longer than five minutes in duration.
* A printed list of the works submitted with titles, media, and dimensions.
* If you would like your materials returned, please include an SASE.

MAILING ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Attn: All Mixed Up Juried Exhibition
Arts & Cultural Heritage Division, M-NCPPC
7833 Walker Dr., Suite 430
Greenbelt, MD 20770

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact: Julia Morelli, Visual Arts Specialist, M-NCPPC julia.morelli@pgparks.com Tel. 301-446-3249; tty. 301-446-6802.

About the Brentwood Arts Exchange and the Gateway Arts Center
Having celebrated it’s grand opening on March 19, 2010, the Gateway Arts Center in Brentwood, Maryland is a dynamic space dedicated to presenting and promoting the visual arts. The center is home to more than a dozen artists’ studios, Gateway CDC’s 39th Street Gallery, and the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center’s Gallery 110.