Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Events

Saturday, September 12, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Ellen Cornett, The Art of the Tale

Opening Reception: Ellen Cornett, The Art of the TaleEllen Cornett, winner of the 2014 Project America's Next Top Master Artist competition will present The Art of the Tale. This 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.


Friday, September 18, 8 pm
Richard Miller, Brazilian Guitar

The Brentwood Arts Exchange Listening Room presents Richard Miller, Brazilian Guitar. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, guitarist Richard Miller puts a Brazilian or Latin spin on whatever song he’s playing. Playing a Brazilian finger-style guitar, Richard loves to jam with other musicians, formally and informally.

Don’t miss this unique, classically trained musician performing live at the Brentwood Arts Exchange Listening Room. Tickets $15. Available on the Parks and Recreation E-Store



Friday, October 9, 6:30 pm
Art After Work

Abstract expression, realism, or whatever your style, join us for an evening of creative fun! Art Night Out at the Brentwood Arts Exchange will be an evening of mixing, mingling, and making art hands-on with other art enthusiasts.

From novices to aspiring phenoms, come alone or bring a friend, it’s time to let your creative side out. $25/person at the door.

Saturday, October 10, 2 pm
Artists Talk: Ellen Cornett, The Art of the Tale and Allen Alexopulos

Ellen Cornett, winner of the 2014 Project America's Next Top Master Artist competition will discuss how her drawings and paintings are inspired by the comic humor and serious, sometimes tragic undertone of certain poems, short stories and fairy tales.

She’s joined by Front Window Featured Artist Alexopulos as he explains his creative process of turning unique objects from trees that have been cut down and usually destined for disposal in a fireplace or trash dump.

Saturday, October 24, 2 pm
Calabash Carnage Pumpkin Carving

Celebrate Halloween with the Brentwood Arts Exchange. This family-friendly event is not a trick but a treat, and is your chance to leave the pumpkin mess at our house rather than yours.

Use your imagination and bring your jack-o-lantern to life. Admission is free. Pumpkins are $5 each.

Friday, November 13, 6:30 pm
Art After Work

Abstract expression, realism, or whatever your style, join us for an evening of creative fun! Art Night Out at the Brentwood Arts Exchange will be an evening of mixing, mingling, and making art hands-on with other art enthusiasts.

From novices to aspiring phenoms, come alone or bring a friend, it’s time to let your creative side out. $25/person at the door.

Friday, November 20, 8 pm
The Honey Dewdrops

The duo Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are The Honey Dewdrops and their original songs can be described as a mix between narrative and prose. The Honey Dewdrops’ folk & country music exudes musical chemistry with shared vocals and guitars creating a sound that captivates audiences. Their live performances are not to be missed.

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


Saturday, November 21, 2 pm
Thanksgiving Glitter Fest

This FREE workshop for young artists and families promises to enhance your Thanksgiving table decor. 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 27, 10 am
Black Friday Sale

This 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 11, 8 pm
Fellow Creatures

If swampy indie rock is what moves you… you don’t want to miss the Fellow Creatures performing live at the Brentwood Arts Exchange Listening Room. A unique mix of guitar synths, vocal harmonies, and guitar pickups on toy pianos, the Fellow Creatures are not afraid to challenge themselves musically and are sure to offer a night to remember.

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.