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July in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted on Jun 19, 2017

July in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents
Black Artists of DC
&

The Identity of Water” with Cheryl Edwards

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present two powerful exhibits in three galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC (BADC) are in the two main galleries with work by Daniel T. Brooking, James Brown, Jr., T.H. Gomillion, Gloria C. Kirk, Glenda Richardson, Janathel Shaw, Russell D. Simmons, Nanno Smith, and Eugene Vango. Black Artists of DC was formed in 1999 when three artists: Viola Burley Leak, Planta (Jacqueline Reeder), and Claudia Aziza Gibson-Hunter decided to address the lack of communication and support between local Black artists. It is composed of artists, arts administrators, educators, dealers, collectors, museum directors, curators, gallery owners and arts enthusiasts. “The Identity of Water” with Cheryl Edwards will fill the Gallery Hall. Edwards returned from a trip to Havana, Cuba in 2014 and immediately started researching elements of water as it related to memory and identity.  Resident artists’ open studios round out the evening for visitors at Parklawn.

Black Artists of DC
The Identity of Water”

Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, July 7th, 2017

Artists & Makers Studios
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Cheryl Edwards_Senegalese Salt Lake

Additionally A&M is proud to present 3 exhibits at Artists & Makers Studios 2 at 12276 Wilkins Avenue in Rockville, just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location. “The Unapproved Thought” curated by Liz Georges,  Time and Place: A Retrospective with Julie Smith,  and “The Essence of the DMV” a group exhibit with the Montgomery County Camera Club will fill the galleries – as well as additional exhibits in New Master’s Gallery, Gallery 209, and resident artists’ open studios to round out the evening.

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, July 7th, and continue through Thursday, July 27th, 2017.  Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturdays, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 65 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 76 resident artists and more to come. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

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