Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Events

Friday, May 6, 8 pm
Eze Jackson

Eze JacksonAn independent hip hop lyricist from Baltimore, MD, Eze Jackson delivers the spoken word with lyrical prowess using rap and singing. Eze studied hip hop at the University of Hard Knocks.

Also the emcee and frontman for rap band Soul Cannon, Eze’s passion is spitting into a microphone, sharing the music he believes in, and bringing the best songs to his audience. Eze was named The Baltimore Crown Awards 2014 "Hip Hop (male) Artist of the Year."

Tickets $15. Available on the Parks and Recreation E-Store

Saturday, May 7, 5 pm
Book Reading and Discussion with: Wendy Miller, co-author of Sky Above Clouds: Finding our Way through Creativity, Aging, and Illness (Oxford University Press - 3/2016)

Book Reading and Discussion with: Wendy Miller, co-author of  Sky Above Clouds: Finding our Way through Creativity, Aging, and Illness (Oxford University Press - 3/2016)Presented as part of Boundless: Aging and Creativity exhibition. Expressive arts therapist and writer Dr. Wendy Miller shares a story written with her late husband, Dr. Gene Cohen, a pioneering psychiatrist, researcher and writer about creative aging, from the intersection of medical science and life's meaning--a story of love and family, life and death, and the healing power of creativity through illness and adversity.


Saturday, May 14, 12 am
Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour

Gateway Arts District Open Studio TourThe 12th annual Gateway Arts District Open Studios tour features more than 100 artists, group studios, art galleries and organizations, and more along the Rhode Island/Baltimore Ave. corridor through Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood, Hyattsville, and Edmonston. It's our region's largest artists open studio event and your best opportunity to meet local artists.

Join us all day to see Boundless: Aging and Creativity, curated by University of Maryland Students and to shop in our craft store.

Join us 2-5 pm for free family art activities in our classroom

Join us 5-8 pm as we co-host the Open Studio Tour After Party with the 39th Street Gallery.

More information is at gatewayopenstudios.org

Friday, June 3, 8 pm
Louis Weeks

Louis WeeksLouis Weeks is an award-winning DC-based composer and performer. His music mixes acoustic performances with electronic soundscapes and production. Louis's two full-length albums, "shift/away" (2014) and "haha" (2015), have been featured on NPR, The Washington Post, and Washington City Paper.

When he's not performing or making records, Louis writes music for film and television. Currently, Louis is working on his next release, which will be out later in 2016.

Tickets $15. Available on the Parks and Recreation E-Store

Saturday, June 18, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Between the Real and the Imagined: New Work by Jackie Brown and Carol Barsha

Opening Reception: Between the Real and the Imagined: New Work by Jackie Brown and Carol BarshaBetween the Real and the Imagined explores the interpretation of nature in imaginary and fantastical forms. It uses imagination, observation, and invention to transport us to a place where things we recognize as nature blur seamlessly into places we know aren’t real.

Chevy Chase, MD-based artist Carol Barsha creates colorful paintings of garden scenes that are as enjoyable in their playful, painterly style as they are in their stylized depictions. Brunswick, ME-based Jackie Brown constructs sculptural biomorphic installations that evoke mutation, growth, and movement, and expansion with an ambiguity that hovers between playfulness and malignance.