6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, February 1st, 2019
“Something Old & Something New” with Russell Simmons
“Baba Yaga’s Garden” with Therese Brown
“Canvas & Silk” with Phyllis Gordon
Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852
“Fiber as Form, Form as Fiber” with the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852
These exhibits at both locations open Friday, February 1st, and continue through Wednesday, February 20th, 2019. Viewing hours coincide with office hours and are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday, 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 now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 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.
Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present Four Stunning Exhibits at Two Locations for the Month of February along with Resident Artists’ Open Studios to Browse
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are featuring four new exhibits for the month of February at two locations. A&M1 Parklawn will host solo exhibits for artists Russell Simmons with Something Old & Something New – examining a career of more than 45 years with work that is kinetic and grounded in the elements of lines and colors of the African diaspora – unexpected patterns, images, shapes, texture, and collage; Therese Brown’s Baba Yaga’s Garden – a series of wet cyanotype prints on watercolor paper, and lumen prints on Ilford photographic paper. The garden is muse and mentor. Also at Parklawn, Phyllis Gordon’s solo exhibit Canvas & Silk – brings inspiring views, beautiful flowers, and intimate compositions that capture the moment in paintings and elegant hand painted scarves. A pair of flutists will perform, and enjoy Theremin music throughout the evening by Arthur Harrison in the artist hall.
At Wilkins marvel at the work of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild – Fiber as Form, Form as Fiber – from wall art and quilting to weaving and free-form crochet, there is something for everyone by these talented artists, as well as the Montgomery County Camera Club’s member exhibition, and a new exhibit by the member artists of Gallery 209. With free parking at both locations and the best parties in town, join the crowd for a memorable evening. These exhibits will open First Friday festivities between 6-9pm on February 1st, and artists’ studios will be open for browsing at both locations.