Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Events

Thursday, September 21, 6:30 pm
Hispanic Heritage Film Series: Aquí y Allá

Hispanic Heritage Film Series: Aquí y Allá Dir. Antonio Méndez Esparza(2012), US/Spain/Mexico, 110 minutes.

Aquí: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved earnings from trips to the US, he hopes to now finally make a better life, and to pursue his dreams of starting a band. Allá: The villagers think this year’s crop will be bountiful. There is also good work in a growing city an hour away. But the locals are wise to a life of insecurity, and their thoughts are often of family members or opportunities far away, north of the border.


Saturday, September 30, 2 pm
Boot Camp for Artists with F. Lennox Campello

Ever wonder how to maximize the attention your work gets from the press, galleries, and museum curators? How to present your work in a professional manner and save money in the process? How to tap into grants, awards, and residences? How to approach a gallery? Then this free seminar is for you!

Saturday, October 7, 2 pm
Taxes and Legal Issues for Artists

Beyond creative production, succeeding as an artist requires navigating aspects of the business and legal world that can often be complex and seem overwhelming. Kent L. Killelea will discuss common legal issues for artists related to taxes, contracts, the implications of working as an employee vs. independent contractor, and more.

This free workshop is part of the Making it as an Artist professional development series at the Brentwood Arts Exchange.




Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm
Hispanic Heritage Film Series: El mar la mar

Hispanic Heritage Film Series: El mar la marDir. Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki (2017), US, 94 minutes.

From Harvard University’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, known for pushing the boundaries of aesthetics and nonfiction films, El mar la mar explores the US/Mexico Sonoran desert border with an experimental approach that at times borders on total abstraction while touching on the narratives and experiences of the migrants and border patrol agents that traverse the region.

Friday, October 13, 8 pm
Dom Flemons at the Listening Room

Dom Flemons at the Listening RoomDom Flemons is a Grammy Award winning musician from Phoenix Arizona. Dom Flemons’ interesting blend of music utilizes older, historically rooted styles while also riding the line of contemporary trends to make a fresh, contemporary style of folk. His most recent solo-album Prospect Hill mixes an eclectic blend ragtime, spirituals, Piedmont blues, and many other genres, recognized by publications like Paste Magazine and Living Blues Magazine.

As a multi-instrumentalist, you can expect Dom Flemons to break out a multitude of instruments from banjos, guitars, drums, and more for an engaging and provocative performance. He is currently working on a new album to be released via Smithsonian Folkways that will be centered on the songs and stories of the black cowboys. https://theamericansongster.com/

Tickets $20

Saturday, October 14, 2 pm
Artists Talk: Methods

Artists Talk: MethodsMethods explores formal, material, and conceptual approaches to investigating identity as personal narrative and shared experience. Featuring artists from across the DMV, Methods challenges the boundaries of traditional media and found materials to reexamine how we see form and understand meaning in art.

Featuring: Roxana Alger Geffen, Rodrigo Carazas, Chanel Compton, and Wayson R. Jones.



Saturday, October 21, 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.

Tuesday, October 24, 7 pm
"Present" in Print

"Present" in PrintPresented at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center

In a combination lecture and demonstration, join Pyramid Atlantic and the Brentwood Arts Exchange for a talk about printmaking and its role in feminism and social justice. After the talk, check out Pyramid's Letterpress Studio for a demonstration, and walk away with a printed poster. This event is FREE, but advance registration is required. Registration begins October 1 at pyramidatlanticartcenter.org

This event is proudly presented in coordination of Now Be Here #4 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Check out nowbeherela.com for more info about how you can support women artists.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
4318 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781

Saturday, November 4, 2 pm
Press Outreach Tool Kit

Artists and arts organizations are invited to attend this information session on streamlining how artists promote their press releases as well as adjust their research and strategy to shape their business models towards local, regional, and national outreach.

This free workshop is part of the Making it as an Artist professional development series at the Brentwood Arts Exchange.

Saturday, November 11, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Splash: Attitude and Process

Opening Reception: Splash: Attitude and ProcessThe 2017 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition

Attitudes are catalysts for new processes, and re-envisioned ways of making. To use any material, or even to make work that is ethereal, arises from widely varied practices, but always embodies the artist’s attitude about creating. Furthermore, to act with style and intention in creating articulates and shares the position of the artist. Pushing the boundaries of art informs not only making art but also seeing it.



Friday, November 17, 8 pm
J Pope and the HearNow at the Listening Room

J Pope and the HearNow at the Listening RoomJ Pope and the HearNow is a hip-hop/alt-Soul/funk group from Baltimore. Known for their high energy performances and intense, rigorous compositions, the group released their album Soul Searching in June 2017. The band calls Soul Searching a “snapshot of a period that saw shifting band members, failed experiments, and lessons learned, but also intense moments of inspiration and clarity.”

J Pope and the HearNow have received generous recognition around the Baltimore music scene in publications like Baltimore Magazine and the Baltimore Times. https://www.facebook.com/pg/JPopeandtheHearNow/about/?ref=page_internal

Tickets $15

Saturday, November 18, 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 24, 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.

Saturday, December 9, 10 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.

Friday, December 15, 8 pm
Ballad Of at the Listening Room

Ballad Of at the Listening RoomBallad Of is a DC-based quartet that offers a wide range of musical styles that are strategically intertwined to make engaging and unique musical compositions. Their style slams together vocal harmonies, guitars, banjos, cello/fiddles, and both traditional and non-traditional percussion instruments for a truly engaging performance. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Balladve/about/?ref=page_internal

Tickets $15

Saturday, December 16, 2 pm
Holiday Ornament Workshop

Holiday 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, February 10, 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.