Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


Saturday, August 20, 2 pm
Artist Talk: Jackie Brown - Between the Real and the Imagined

Artist Talk: Jackie Brown - Between the Real and the ImaginedJackie Brown works to create imagined biological systems that suggest growth, movement, and expansion. It's often ambiguous as to whether her forms are benign or toxic, and she hope to suggest mutation, as if systems are melding into new and uncertain growths. While each work is imaginative, the ideas that are central to the work reference real phenomenon, and Brown is increasingly interested in experiments that involve the human manipulation of living systems.

Saturday, September 10, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Other Worlds of Imagination and Wonder

Opening  Reception: Other Worlds of Imagination and WonderCurator Jennifer Lindsay brings together two sculptors, Laurel Lukaszewski (ceramics) and Joseph A. Corcoran (glass) to create site-­specific installations for the Brentwood Arts Exchange. Using collaborative installations as a way to intensify the viewer’s immersion in a transformative or revelatory experience, Lindsay will juxtapose works by both artists, from miniature to monumental, illuminating each artist’s individual responses to materials, nature, culture, and the environment.

Thursday, September 15, 6:30 pm
Film Screening: Piñero

Film Screening: PiñeroPiñero tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop.

After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and drug dealing, Piñero's prison experiences developed into the 1974 Tony-nominated play Short Eyes. The resulting notoriety and fame was too much for the Latino bad-boy genius who retreated to the darker corners of New York City. Miramax. 2001. 103 minutes

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.

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

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.

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.

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.