Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


Saturday, March 21, 5 pm
Brentwood Arts Exchange 5th Anniversary Reception

Brentwood Arts Exchange 5th Anniversary ReceptionOnce an abandoned building, now a hub for the vibrant, dynamic Gateway Arts District Community - Brentwood Arts Exchange, 39th Street Gallery, and Gateway Arts Center brings together selected artists from its exhibitions over the past 5 years. The reception reflects and celebrates where Brentwood Arts Exchange has been and looks forward to where it's going.

Saturday, March 28, 11 am
Easter Egg Decorating

Easter Egg DecoratingFun, glitter, eggs! We promise all three at this free family-friendly workshop at the Brentwood Arts Exchange. Create beautiful decorated eggs that will impress your friends and even the Easter Bunny. Children will receive their first two eggs for free. Additional eggs will be available to purchase 2 for $1.

Saturday, May 30, 5 pm
Opening Reception for At War with Ourselves - A Visual Art Response

At War with Ourselves is a year-long series of programs investigating and learning from the legacy of the Civil War on race in America. The series culminates in an original musical composition commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Art Center based on a new poem by Nikky Finney, composed by Terrance Blanchard and to be performed by the Kronos Quartet with a 500-voice choir. The premiere is scheduled for September 2015 at Center Stage in Baltimore. In partnership with the year-long programming leading up to the first performance, this exhibition invites members of Black Artists of DC to respond through visual art to Nikky Finney’s poem – released to artists before its official publication – utilizing art to contribute to a national conversation about the history and experience of being a black male in the United States.