May 2022 in the Galleries at Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville
is pleased to exhibit the recent work of J. Jordan Bruns,
and a Tribute Exhibit for Artist Kris Loya with Steve Loya

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville will host the recent work of J. Jordan Bruns, as well as a Tribute Exhibit for Artist Kris Loya with her husband, Steve Loya – along with new work in Gallery 209 and Artists’ Open Studios. The May 7th opening will run from 11am – 3pm. Tadaima is a phrase that means “I’ve just come home now” in Japanese.  J. Jordan Bruns, a long time Glen Echo Park resident artist and instructor has returned from a three-year sabbatical in Tokyo, Japan.  “Tadaima” will highlight some of the work created during his sabbatical as well as work created since his return. In the Tribute Exhibit, “May Flowers” the exceptional life of Kris Loya will be celebrated with collaborative work that she and her husband Steve created before her diagnosis in October of 2021 with metastatic breast cancer, which would claim her life in December, just two days before her 41st birthday. Since then, Steve has been working hard to honor his beloved wife by celebrating her life and her work, and will continue to let the world know about Kris’ art – which remains a reflection of her kind, loving, and vibrant spirit.



“Tadaima” with J. Jordan Bruns
“May Flowers” Tribute Exhibit for Kris Loya with Steve Loya
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 7th, 2022

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

Exhibits for J. Jordan Bruns, and Kris and Steve Loya, will run from May 5th through May 25th. Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from May 5th through May 25th. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment. Masks firmly covering nose and mouth are required in the building.

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 87 artists, and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is now a one-year-old jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries, and flex-classroom space. 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 and Makers Studios Press Release MAY 2022

Tadaima Exhibit Details

May Flowers Exhibit Details

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