Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


Saturday, July 22, 12 am
Southside Music & Skateboarding Series

A skateboarding competition event with cash prizes in four competition categories. No entry fee. Guest Judges: DC Wheels.

Onsite Registration: noon - 12:45 pm.

Presented by CrackWood Productions and the Brentwood Arts Exchange

Videos and information online:

Mt. Rainier Skate Park
3792 Otis Street
(corner of Otis & Wells)
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Saturday, September 9, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Methods

Opening Reception: MethodsAlternative Methodologies explores formal, material, and conceptual approaches to investigating identity as personal narrative and shared experience. Featuring a selection of artists from New York, Texas, and the DMV, this challenges the boundaries of traditional media and found objects to revisit and reexamine historical memory.

Featuring: Rodrigo Carazas, Chanel Compton, Robert Hodge, Wayson Jones, and Sam Vernon

Thursday, September 14, 6:30 pm
Hispanic Heritage Film Series: María in Nobody's Land/María en tierra de nadie

Hispanic Heritage Film Series: María in NobodyDir. Marcela Zamora Chamorro (2010), El Salvador/Mexico, 86 minutes.

MARIA IN NOBODY'S LAND is an unprecedented and intimate look at the illegal and extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the US. Doña Inés, a 60 year old woman, has been looking for her daughter for five years and is following the same route her daughter took. Marta and Sandra, tired of the violence from their husbands and wanting to overcome poverty, decide to leave their families behind to travel to America - with only thirty dollars in their pockets.

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.

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.

Saturday, November 18, 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.

Splash: Attitudes and Process seeks artworks that embody attitude and style. All artists over 18 who live, work, study, or maintain their studio in Prince George’s County, MD are eligible to apply. Look out for the call for entries in late summer.