Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Events

Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm
Film Screening: Visions of Aztlán

Film Screening: Visions of AztlánVisions of Aztlán explores the Chicano Art art movement that flowered amid the confrontations and turbulent street demonstrations of the 1960s. Directed by veteran Chicano filmmaker Jesús Salvador Treviño, Visions of Aztlán introduces us to a generation of Mexican-American artists who were inspired by the Chicano Civil Rights Movement to portray Mexican-American life at a time when the community was largely invisible in the popular culture. 2010. 58 minutes.

Friday, September 30, 8 pm
Kino Musica Live at the Listening Room

Kino Musica Live at the Listening RoomKino Musica is an evolving voyage of musical and cultural discovery undertaken by four friends and veterans of the DC music scene. With members of East African descent, Kino employs melodies from the Horn of Africa as a creative stepping stone to tell honest and personal stories. They instinctively combine these sounds with Cuban and Cape Verdean rhythms into a style beholden to no flag. Here more at http://www.kinomusica.com

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


Saturday, October 8, 2 pm
Artist Talk: Other Worlds of Imagination and Wonder

Artist Talk: Other Worlds of Imagination and WonderJoin us as curator Jennifer Lindsay and artist Joseph Corcoran and Laurel Lukaszewski discuss the exhibition Other Worlds of Imagination and Wonder.

Thursday, October 13, 6:30 pm
Film Screening: Serrano Shoots Cuba

Film Screening: Serrano Shoots CubaAndres Serrano has come a long way since the 1980’s culture wars. We followed the controversial artist around Cuba as he created a new body of work, photographing the country's influential figures, political leaders, the poor, the rich, and the dead. Vice Media. 2015. 41 minutes

Friday, October 21, 8 pm
Jonny Grave Live at the Listening Room

Jonny Grave Live at the Listening RoomJonny Grave is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, teacher, musical historian, journalist, photographer, and Bluesman from Washington DC. Growing up in a very musical family, Grave was introduced to the sounds of American traditional folk music early on. At age fifteen he found himself learning slide guitar techniques from old Blues records, and by seventeen he was performing them live. Here more at http://www.jonnygrave.com

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


Saturday, October 22, 2 pm
Calabash Carnage Pumpkin Carving

Calabash Carnage Pumpkin CarvingCelebrate Halloween and have lots of fun at the Brentwood Arts Exchange! Your family is invited to join us for a Pumpkin Carving Workshop. Use your imagination and create your own designs. Admission is free. Pumpkins are sold at cost, $5 each.


Friday, November 18, 8 pm
Nicole Saphos Live at the Listening Room

Nicole Saphos Live at the Listening RoomJazz Vocalist and Bassist, Nicole Saphos honed her skills at Temple University prior to emerging onto the DC jazz scene in 2012. The bold bass playing songstress has since established herself as a compelling performer. Drawing upon her unique collection of influences, ranging from Charles Mingus to Fiona Apple, Saphos couples a strong sense of musicality with her achingly nostalgic sound and inventively hypnotic and rhythmically driven arrangements. Here more at http://www.nicolesaphos.com

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

Saturday, November 19, 2 pm
Thanksgiving Glitterfest

Thanksgiving GlitterfestA FREE one-day workshop for young artists and families to decorate sparkling centerpieces with glitter for their Thanksgiving table. Nothing says "Thanks!" like glitter - and all the mess can stay in our classroom. Families are encouraged to bring their own items to decorate, but can also choose from a limited selection of free centerpiece items at the workshop.

Friday, November 25, 10 am
Black Friday Sale

Black Friday SaleThis is what holiday shopping was meant to be: calm, friendly, local, and full of beautiful items. One day a year, fittingly the day after Thanksgiving, we reduce our commission on sales and mark down everything in the Brentwood Arts Exchange Fine Craft Store 20% - but still pay the artists the same as with a regular sale.

Support artists who are of course themselves also small businesses. Our Craft Store features unique, one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, handbags, cards, and more.

Friday, December 2, 8 pm
Humble Fire Live at the Listening Room

Humble Fire Live at the Listening RoomD.C. rock outfit Humble Fire delivers irresistible jangly, dreamy rock songwriting. Comprised of David Epley (guitar, backup vocals), Nefra Faltas (lead vocals, violin, glockenspiel), Xaq Rothman (bass, backup vocals) and Adam Stern (drums)-just released their debut album, The Great Resolve in 2014, and have become one of the most sought after bands the D.C.-area. Here more at https://humblefire.bandcamp.com

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


Saturday, December 3, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Get to Know Your Wild Neighbor

Opening Reception: Get to Know Your Wild NeighborThis exhibition will feature work from the children's wildlife program, "Get to Know." This educational wildlife organization was founded in 1999 by painter and naturalist Robert Bateman.

During this program children have the opportunity to engage with nature in a way that may not be built into their daily lives. "Get to Know" encourages an active lifestyle while interacting with nature. The connections and discoveries made outdoors will be explored through artistic projects and exhibited in our gallery.

Saturday, December 10, 11 am
Brentwood Arts Exchange Craft Fair and Beer Tasting Lounge

Brentwood Arts Exchange Craft Fair and Beer Tasting LoungeDon’t get stuck at crowded malls this season buying generic gift sets for your loved ones… Come to the Brentwood Arts Exchange Holiday Craft Fair and Beer Tasting Lounge! Craft artisans from our community will display their items for sale inside our warm and cozy gallery environs.

A wide selection of unique craft items will be available, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, ornaments, and much more. While you finish your holiday shopping, stop by the beer tasting lounge.

Saturday, December 17, 2 pm
Paper Ornament Workshop

Paper Ornament WorkshopThis FREE family-friendly, workshop provides the opportunity to create paper ornaments for the Holiday season. All materials are provided. If you have special paper you would like to use, feel free to bring it the day of the event. No registration required. We look forward to sharing the Holidays with you.

Saturday, January 21, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Drawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of Experience

Opening Reception: Drawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of ExperienceDrawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of Experience aims to field a visual conversation about drawing approaches by featuring 10-15 selected artists living throughout the United States, most of who have had devoted careers as academics. Their institutions range from small liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and some of the largest research institutions in the country.

Curator Nicole Brugnoli selected artists from areas where she’s been professionally active over the past 15 years; Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH and Washington, DC, bringing together a cross-regional cohort that includes emerging artists in the beginning of their academic careers, to internationally renowned artists and academics in their given fields of expertise.

Saturday, February 11, 2 pm
Unshrink My Heart

Unshrink My HeartThe DIY arts and crafts icon from the 80’s is back! And nothing says “love” like a hand-made pre-shrunk Valentine. Families are invited to create beautiful jewelry, key chains, and other Valentine’s Day gifts for their loved ones.

Children will receive their first 2 sheets of blank Shrinky Dinks free, additional sheets will be available to purchase for 50 cents each.

Saturday, April 1, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Re-Locations

Opening Reception: Re-LocationsRe-Locations explores the way that representation influences our understanding of place. Artists Morgan Craig, Joey Manlapaz, and Trevor Young each approach each address our relationship with the spaces around us through representational painting. Yet, each of their approaches creates a very different understanding of what their subject mean to us as a places – Craig with lush, saturated colors evocative of decay, Manlapaz with a precision that can be at once familiar and distant, and Young with an uncanny use of light to create emotional charge. Together, their grouping of work in Re-Locations focuses a spotlight on the power of artists to interpret and imbue our lived environment with meaning.

Saturday, June 17, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Material – Object – Form

Opening Reception: Material – Object – FormFeaturing: Leda Black, Melissa Burley, Eric Celarier, Katie Dell Kaufman, Annie Farrar, Zofie Lang, and Fabiola Yuricisin.

Attaching meaning to the things around us among the most fundamental aspects of what it means to be human. We value many things not for what they are, but for where they came from, who gave them to us, or what they help us remember. Other things take on spiritual meaning, or link us to histories and traditions. Material – Object – Form explores the ways that artists use these relationships to develop the content of their artwork.