Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


Saturday, September 12, 5 pm
Opening Reception for Project America's Next Top Master Artist

Opening Reception for Project AmericaEllen Cornett's, The Art of the Tale exhibition will feature several drawings and paintings by Ellen including The Juniper Tree, a 44"x90" charcoal on paper triptych.

Ellen's drawings and paintings are inspired by the comic humor and serious,sometimes tragic undertone of certain poems, short stories and fairy tales. She strives to make something intriguing and meaningful from well-recognized sources, manipulating characters into odd vignettes of conflict, misunderstanding, and relationships gone awry.

Saturday, February 20, 1 pm
Creative Dialogue: Innovator Talk

Creative Dialogue: Innovator TalkThe Brentwood Arts Exchange in partnership with The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center presents Art and Community Development: City Blossoms

City Blossoms is a non-profit organization working out of the Washington, DC area dedicated to kid-driven, community engaging, creative green spaces.

Founded by UMD alum Lola Bloom, the work of City Blossoms mixes environmental education, healthy living skills, artistic expression and community development, specializing in an art-based, hands-on approach that emphasizes the strengths and unique qualities of the communities where they work.

Lola will give an overview of the organization’s history and evolution, and will lead participants through several activities that demonstrate the unique approaches to education and learning.