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Events and Performances

New ticket subscription plan!

Buy tickets for any six jazz, folk, or blues concerts and get a seventh $25 concert free. Call the arts center at 301-377-7800 or 410-792-0664 for details.

Special Events at Montpelier
Saturday, October 14, 11 am
¡Celebración Hispana!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Montpelier this fall! Have fun participating in special arts, crafts, and programs that are fun for the entire family! Held rain or shine.
All ages; FREE

The Montpelier Classical Recital Series
Sunday, October 22, 3 pm
Laura Whittenberger/Jacqueline Pollauf

Laura Whittenberger/Jacqueline PollaufDuo Laura Whittenberger (soprano) and Jacqueline Pollauf (harpist) complement each other to create a majestic musical experience. Praised in the Baltimore Sun for her “impressive voice,” Laura Whittenberger is a versatile singer and theater performer. Harpist, Jacqueline Pollauf a performer, composer, and teacher is based in Baltimore, Maryland.
FREE; $5 donation is appreciated

LIVE at Montpelier!
Friday, October 27, 8 pm
Bill Charlap Trio

Bill Charlap TrioTwo-time Grammy Award nominated pianist Bill Charlap, along with drummer
Kenny Washington and bassist Peter Washington, are recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Time magazine wrote, “Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.”
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors

LIVE at Montpelier!
Friday, November 3, 8 pm
Shannon Gunn Sextet

Shannon Gunn SextetThe Montpelier audience is invited to a CD release concert presenting talented trombonist and composer, Shannon Gunn. Her latest album reflects her pursuit of the groove and free jazz expression. Hear “Overjoyed” by Stevie Wonder and “But Beautiful” by Jimmy Van Heusen along with “What It Takes,” (an ode to Obama) and “In Walked Allyn,” written for her husband.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors


Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Thursday, November 9, 12 pm
Carly Harvey

Carly HarveyProclaimed as “DC’s Queen of the Blues” by WPFW radio, singer Carly Harvey has a sound like Etta James with influences from Bonnie Raitt to Ella Fitzgerald. Her contemporary blues sound combines blues, jazz, soul, Americana, roots, and rock styles and is sure to entertain!
Tickets: $12/person


Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm
Are We Essentially Good or Selfish? How Our Politics Reflect Our Beliefs about Human Nature (Presented by Howard Ernst)

Howard Ernst will lead a discussion on how our political views reflect our beliefs about human nature. Howard Ernst is a Professor of Political Science within the Political Science Department of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Ernst teaches classes in environmental policy, energy policy, and directs the Honors Program within the Naval Academy's Political Science Department. He also represents University of Virginia's Center for Politics as a Senior Scholar in the area of environmental policy and directs the Environmental Leadership Program at Gettysburg College's Eisenhower Institute, where he is the Seiden-Levi Fellow of Public Policy. Dr. Ernst received his Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia.
FREE


The Montpelier Classical Recital Series
Sunday, November 19, 3 pm
C I R C E Ensemble

C I R C E EnsembleLaura Kay (soprano), Isabel Fairbanks (cellist), and Zach Mo (pianist) have made a name for themselves as one of the most versatile soprano-cello-piano trios in New York City. Formed in 2012 as a resident ensemble of the Turtle Bay Music School, C I R C E has performed with influential musicians at concerts and festivals.
FREE; $5 donation is appreciated


Special Events at Montpelier
Sunday, December 3, 1 pm
Annual Holiday Open House

Montpelier Arts Center invites families to a fun holiday celebration! Tour resident artists’ studios, attend exhibition receptions, shop the pottery sale, enjoy holiday music, and become inspired by art demonstrations.
FREE


Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Thursday, December 7, 12 pm
A Very Green Christmas with Chelsey Green

A Very Green Christmas with Chelsey GreenBillboard charting recording artists Chelsey Green and The Green Project perform the Christmas Classics in a special narrated audience-involved show as she trounces stereotypes of the violin. The Green Project melds classical technique and themes with modern idioms. R&B, pop, soul, funk, jazz, alternative, hip-hop, and gospel are all part of this afternoon of fun!
Tickets: $12/person


Special Events at Montpelier
Saturday, December 9, 1 pm
The Nutcracker Tea Party

The Nutcracker Tea PartyThe season would not be complete without enjoying an afternoon of elegant tea and goodies while dressed in your fanciest, as this classic holiday ballet comes to you on screen. Delight in family-friendly sugarplum music, photo ops, Nutcracker crafts, and more.
Tickets: $25/person


LIVE at Montpelier!
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3 pm & 6 pm
A Charlie Brown Christmas with The Eric Byrd Trio

A Charlie Brown Christmas with The Eric Byrd TrioBack by popular demand, The Eric Byrd Trio returns to celebrate the music from the Peanuts’ A Charlie Brown Christmas show. By bringing fresh arrangements to these familiar songs, it gets everyone in the holiday mood. Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!
Tickets: $15/person

LIVE at Montpelier!
Sunday, December 17, 4 pm
Divas Deck the Halls

The holidays come to life during an afternoon of carols, yuletide songs, and festive fa, la, la, la, la la la la la tunes, performed by Washington National Opera sopranos. Tis’ the season to be jolly with the entire family!
Tickets: $15/person

Saturday, January 13, 1 pm
Leah Taylor

JANUARY 13–FEBRUARY 25, 2018
Public Reception: Saturday, February 10, 1-3 PM
Taylor’s jazz series features collages comprised of torn bits of magazines that celebrate the most original and influential artists of jazz. The first stage of the series is in black and white and represents the past and the second stage is in color to represent contemporary jazz.



Saturday, January 13, 1 pm
Steven Silberg: In Care of the White House

Public Reception: Saturday, February 10, 1-3 pm
In Care of the White House presents a selection of documents and reproduced artworks sent to and from the White House, demonstrating the tradition of communication between citizen and government. Steven H. Silberg is an image-influenced, material-based, process-oriented, cross-media artist with a background ranging from photography to book conservation.



Thursday, January 18, 12 pm
Films at Montpelier

Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (2015)
Like a fast-paced detective story, Packed in a Trunk celebrates the life of Edith Lake Wilkinson, a gifted and prolific lesbian artist who, in 1924, was committed to an asylum. All of Edith’s worldly possessions were packed into trunks and she was never heard from again. Edith’s great-niece, Jane Anderson (Emmy Award-winning writer & director) grew up surrounded by Edith’s paintings after her mother discovered the trunks in their relative’s attic and rescued the work. This delightful film follows Jane and her spouse Tess in their efforts to find answers to the mystery of Edith’s buried life, return her art to Provincetown where she once lived and thrived, and have Edith’s contributions recognized by the art world.
FREE


Saturday, February 3, 1 pm
CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Blacks in Classical Music Panel
In honor of Black History Month, music experts will help clarify, solidify and highlight the strong role Blacks have had in the world of classical music—past, present and future—as well as the popular idea of adapting a variety of genres into classical music including jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and gospel.
Suitable for all ages; FREE


Wednesday, February 7, 7 am
Toni Morrison: American Icon

WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 7, 21, 28, AND MARCH 7, 2018, 7 PM

Join us for a four-week series exploring the life and works of Nobel laureate, Toni
Morrison. Her trilogy: Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise, gathers time from the 1800s to the 1970s. In these novels, Morrison's characters translate history into personal detail, exploring the complicated mix of race, personality, and national identity in American life. These discussions will be led by Dr. Karen Arnold, former poet-in-residence at Montpelier Arts Center and discussion moderator for multiple literature groups in Baltimore. Read with us and view the film Beloved; add your voice to the conversation!
About the meetings:
Each session will include introductory comments followed by an in-depth discussion of the Morrison books. Viewing of the film Beloved will be part of the first two sessions.
FREE


Sunday, February 18, 3 pm
Voices from the Past: Juanita Hall

Delve into the life and music of little known Black Classical Musician soprano Juanita Hall, remembered for her role as Bloody Mary who sang “Bali Hai” from the movie South Pacific. Hear soprano Angela R. Simpson bring her to life during this moving recital with historic narration and visuals.
FREE


Tuesday, February 20, 7 pm
Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer (2017)

As minority communities face the daily stranglehold of racial profiling and police officers face relentless scrutiny by an anxious public, tensions mount as lines are drawn in the sand. This documentary shows that this conflict may be solved by finding common ground with each other.
FREE


Sunday, March 4, 1 pm
Sixth Annual Artists on the Rise: Juried Teen Exhibition

Public Reception & Awards Ceremony: Saturday, March 10, 1-3 pm
Montpelier Arts Center strives to foster a positive, creative environment in which young and emerging artists realize their full potential as creative individuals. In honor of National Youth Art Month, Montpelier spotlights teens (ages 13-18) in the Washington metropolitan area and their talents in the visual arts.


Sunday, March 4, 2 pm
Allyn Johnson

Performer, composer, arranger, and educator, Allyn Johnson, will discuss a variety of jazz topics at Montpelier Arts Center. He was specifically chosen by jazz legend Calvin Jones to succeed him as Director of the Jazz Studies program and jazz ensembles at the University of the District of Columbia. Join us for an engaging dialogue about jazz and its relevancy in the world.
FREE


Friday, March 9, 12 pm
49th Annual Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition

Public Reception: Sunday, March 11, 2-4 pm
Organized by the Laurel Art Guild, this annual exhibit is juried by a regional professional and showcases works by artists ages 18 & older who live in the Washington metropolitan area and includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, collages, and more.

Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Friday, March 9, 8 pm
Clarence Ward III All Stars

Clarence H. Ward III began studying flute then saxophone at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School under the guidance of Baltimore musician and educator trombonist Charles Funn. Under Funn’s tutelage, Clarence Ward III won best soloist awards at three jazz festivals while in high school and received a music scholarship to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. After a couple years of college, Clarence joined the U.S. Army as a full-time saxophonist. Since he left the army in 2001, he has been busy touring and recording with a number of great artists, including jazz artists Stanley Turrentine, Benny Golson, Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincon, Gary Thomas, Gary Bartz, and Antonio Hart. Clarence currently leads a popular weekly jam session at The Sign of the Times in Baltimore. Come out and enjoy a mix of jazz standards and originals.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors


Tuesday, March 13, 7 pm
Veterans Book Group

Beginning in March 2018, Montpelier Arts Center will offer a Veterans Book
Group, a free, facilitated small-group reading and discussion series for active service members and veterans of all eras. Refreshments and all reading materials are provided; registration is required. The Veterans Book Group was created to offer veterans an opportunity to connect with one another over the course of three monthly discussions centered on their military experiences. Each Veterans Book Group has its own unique set of readings. The readings can be a mix of classics, fiction, memoirs, poetry, short stories, and essays, all of which relate in some way to military experiences or offer a veteran’s perspective. Veterans Book Group is coordinated statewide by Maryland Humanities and presented locally in partnership with Montpelier Arts Center. Call 301-377-7800 for more information and to register. Spaces are limited.
FREE


Thursday, March 15, 12 pm
The Jewels: The Divas of DC Doo-Wop

Enjoy a 30-minute documentary on The Jewels (producer, Beverly Lindsay-Johnson) - a popular 1960s female singing group from Washington, D.C. who toured with James Brown and recorded Billboard Hot 100 hits such as “Opportunity.” Enjoy a 10-15-minute Q & A session after the film, followed by a 15-minute performance by The Jewels.
Tickets: $12/person


Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Friday, March 16, 8 pm
Tongue in Cheek

Tongue in Cheek is one of Maryland's most popular gigging bands, focusing on traditional New Orleans jazz. Traditional, old time swing has become extremely popular in this region. Headed by bassist/banjo player Zach Serleth and vocalist Bridget Cimino, the band has helped create a scene, which sometimes includes dancing and always includes loads of fun. Many of the region’s finest musicians enjoy performing with this group. Whether they perform for a sitting or hoofing audience, all are thoroughly entertained. Often arriving in period costume, the musicians offer delightful listening music, mostly written between 1910 and the mid-1930s. Audience members find themselves singing along to songs they heard from grandma and grandpa and the old time movies.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors


Sunday, March 18, 2 pm
Women in Jazz with Amy Bormet and Jen Krupa

Currently living in Los Angeles, Amy K. Bormet is an in-demand pianist, vocalist, and composer. The quintet from her debut album, Striking, was featured as part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center. As an advocate for women in music, Amy created the Washington Women in Jazz Festival in 2011 and continues to serve as executive director.
California native Jennifer Krupa is an active trombonist in the Washington, D.C. area. A member of the United States Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble since 2004, Jen also performs regularly with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra; Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra; and her own group, Jen Krupa – Leigh Pilzer Quintet. In this Jazz Talks series, Bormet and Krupa will discuss the challenges and rewards of building community and generating support for the Washington Women in Jazz Festival. They will address the challenges of recruiting local artists, securing venues, creating concerts, workshops, and jam sessions, and the importance of bridging different ages and demographics as audience members, participants, and presenting artists.
FREE


Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Friday, March 23, 8 pm
Winfield Parker

Hailing from Cooksville, Maryland, Winfield Parker toured with Little Richard and his band as a saxophone player before embarking on his own international tour.
Always in demand for live concert appearances, Winfield Parker delivered his unique style of soulful R&B to sell-out crowds in every major city. Over the past 59 years, Winfield has traveled, performed, and played with legends such as Mary Love and the Flirtations, Tommy
Hunt, and Maxine Brown.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors



Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Friday, April 6, 6 pm
Lena Seikaly

Lena Seikaly is a fresh voice on the national jazz scene from Washington, D.C.
Named “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers" and “brightest voices in jazz" (The Washington Post), Lena is already making her mark as both a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an innovator of contemporary vocal jazz styles.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors



Saturday, April 7, 12 pm
Mike McConnell: Étude in See

Public Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2-4
After graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1975, Mike McConnell worked for over 30 years as an illustrator. His paintings, drawings, and constructions are fueled by life experiences and nature. His show, Étude in See, makes extensive use of an early childhood technique of drawing with crayons and ink on paper. He is currently a resident studio artist at the Motor House in the Station North Arts District of Baltimore.


Saturday, April 7, 2 pm
Linda Bernard & Roslyn Logsdon

Public Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2-4 pm
Linda and Roslyn have often exhibited together since they feel that clay and fiber complement each other. The exhibit concentrates on series—exploring ideas from three perspectives. Linda explores varied surface techniques in clay, while Roslyn hooks wall hangings of trees, arches, and people using various fibers.


Saturday, April 7, 3 pm
Bonnie Crawford Kotula

Public Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2-4 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 28, 3 pm
Bonnie creates sculptures, installations, and drawings using a combination of fine art materials, craft supplies, and semi-scientific equipment. Her Light Emitting Studies incorporate tiny blinking electrical circuits that respond to the environment. Accompanying this exhibit, are her drawings inspired by the Insomnia Drawings of Louise Bourgeois.



Thursday, April 12, 12 pm
Avon Dews

Avon Dews is a Washington, D.C. native who started playing the harmonica at a young age. His style is classic, cool, and jazzy with a little old school and a touch of funk and blues. A professional harmonica player, Avon has played at venues including the Kennedy Center, the American Market at the National Harbor, the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club.
Tickets: $12/person


Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Friday, April 13, 8 pm
Melissa Aldana

Saxophonist Melissa Aldana has been performing all of her life, as her father Marcos Aldana was her first teacher. After attending Berklee College of Music, Melissa moved to New York to pursue her dreams of performing. Melissa has successfully released multiple CDs, unveiling powerful music individually and with her illustrious bandmates.
This engagement of Melissa Aldana is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors


Sunday, April 15, 3 pm
Thomas Hunter

Noted for his “riveting, emotional complexity,” (Washington Times) award winning
American pianist, Thomas Hunter has toured in England, the USA, Italy, and Serbia at a variety of noteworthy venues. He holds an Artist Diploma from the Royal College of Music, London.
Free, $5 donation is appreciated


Wednesday, April 18, 7 pm
Disabilities and the Inclusive Society

Presented by Steve Frantzich
Learn how you can take a larger role in developing public policy with Steve Frantzich. Steve Frantzich is Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was selected as the outstanding professor in 1990, runner-up as outstanding researcher in 2001, and as one of the first USNA Teaching Fellows in 2002. He is the author of over a dozen books, most recently Citizen Democracy: Citizen Activists in a Cynical Age (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and Cyberage Politics 101: Mobility, Technology and Democracy (Peter Lang Publishers, 2002). He has won awards from the American Political Science Association, C-SPAN, and a variety of publishers for the use of computers and video in teaching. He is the co-author of two interactive texts: Congress and American Government.
FREE


Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Friday, April 20, 8 pm
Cissa Paz

Brazilian singer-song writer Cissa Paz shares her diverse cultural experiences with every audience she encounters. She composes and arranges songs that are filled with the rich traditions of Afro-Brazilian and Luso-African concepts. Cissa’s captivating stage presence and soulful voice bring music that is fresh, fun, and rhythmic.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors



Saturday, April 21, 11 am
Spring 2018 Anime Film Festival

Montpelier Cultural Arts Center presents a showcase of great works in Anime, a look at the cross-cultural influence of the art and animation style native to Japan.
FREE


Sunday, April 22, 1 pm
Celebrate Earth Day at Montpelier!

Appreciate the beauty of Montpelier’s grounds while participating in a fun and educational Earth Day activity for the whole family.
FREE


Saturday, April 28, 10 am
Annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea, and the Arts

Hosted by Montpelier Arts Center and Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site, celebrate spring at this fun festival for the entire family! Visit the resident artists’ studios, watch art demonstrations, paint the Montpelier bird, and create spring themed crafts. Stroll the Arts Center’s galleries and view the exhibition, as well as art by Linda Bernard, Roslyn Logsdon, Bonnie Crawford Kotula, and Mike McConnell. At 1 pm, join us in the Main Gallery for a classical recital featuring percussionist Jeff Stern and at 3 pm, join us in the Library Gallery for an artist talk with Bonnie Crawford Kotula.
Adjacent to the Arts Center is Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site. Visit the Mansion and stroll the beautiful grounds where you can purchase art, crafts, food, herbs, plants, and more. Self-guided tours are available year-round from 11 am-3 pm
(Thursdays-Tuesdays).
FREE; held rain or shine


Saturday, April 28, 1 pm
Jeff Stern

Percussionist Jeff Stern is emerging as an exciting new voice in today’s contemporary music scene. As a performer, Stern has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center. Jeff holds degrees from UMass Amherst, the Peabody Conservatory, and an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music.
Free, $5 donation is appreciated



Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Friday, May 4, 8 pm
Warren Wolf and Wolfpack

Warren Wolf performs with his band, Wolfpack, at Montpelier Arts Center this spring! Warren is a Baltimore native and multi-instrument musician who attended the Peabody Conservatory and played with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra before pursuing his main goal of becoming a full time performing musician. As a percussionist and pianist, Warren landed the piano duties performing, recording, and touring in the Rachael Price Group, drumming with alto saxophonist Tia Fuller, and performing with the Donal Fox Group.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors


Saturday, May 5, 11 am
Celebrate National Fitness Month

Pen & Pose: A Workshop in Yoga and Writing
In this workshop, we will use breath work, poses, mindfulness techniques, and writing exercises to connect with our bodies, mind, and spirit. Bring a yoga mat, pen, and your favorite notebook. Wear comfortable clothing.
Ages 18 & up; FREE


Sunday, May 6, 2 pm
Irene Sylvester: Paint and Paper

Public Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2-4 pm
Longtime resident artist and instructor at Montpelier Art Center, Irene Sylvester, creates mixed media collages with paint and paper exploring abstract thoughts and forms through natural shapes, human figures, and various textures. The concepts of history and consumerism give Paint and Paper a unique twist that stays true to Irene’s passion and background in fashion.


Sunday, May 6, 2 pm
Irene Sylvester: Paint and Paper

Public Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2-4 pm
Longtime resident artist and instructor at Montpelier Art Center, Irene Sylvester, creates mixed media collages with paint and paper exploring abstract thoughts and forms through natural shapes, human figures, and various textures. The concepts of history and consumerism give Paint and Paper a unique twist that stays true to Irene’s passion and background in fashion.


The Montpelier Fall Jazz Series
Thursday, May 10, 12 pm
Akua Allrich

Jazz vocalist and DC-native, Akua Allrich’s musical roots run deeply into blues and soul, with a clear grounding in jazz and pan-African music. She sings in many languages including Portuguese, French, Spanish, English, Xhosa, and Twi. Given her ability to capture the essence of a broad range of musical genres, Allrich is often likened to legendary artists such as Oscar Brown, Jr., Miriam Makeba, and Nina Simone.
Tickets: $12/person

Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Friday, May 11, 8 pm
Sharón Clark

Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the U.S. and Europe. Described by The New York Times as having a sound that evokes “a less operatic Sarah Vaughan fused with the more animated side of Shirley Horn. Ms. Clark’s voice is rich, her phrasing unfussy, her jazz embellishments minimal.” Ms. Clark appears regularly in DC at Blues Alley and Loews Madison Hotel and with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors


Saturday, May 12, 11 am
The Art of Yoga

Enjoy an hour-long yoga class in the beautiful galleries of Montpelier Arts Center. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Following the class, explore the art exhibitions in the galleries and discover the gorgeous grounds of Montpelier.
Ages 18 & up; FREE

Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Friday, May 18, 8 pm
Chieli Minucci & Special EFX

Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is the longtime leader of the
Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group Special EFX. Chieli Minucci, a major force in the jazz and world music scene for the past 35 years, has won three Emmy Awards and has been nominated ten times for his eclectic compositional work. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, and Panic.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members & seniors



Sunday, May 20, 3 pm
Ava Oaxaca & Bora Lee

American saxophonist Ava Oaxaca, an “accomplished soloist” and praised for her “sweetly mournful melodies” by The Washington Post, aims to bring enjoyable music of all time-periods to her audiences. Accompanist Dr. Bora Lee performs in and around the D.C. area as a concert pianist and maintains a private piano studio in Falls Church, Virginia.
Free, $5 donation is appreciated


Friday, May 25, 7 pm
Yoga & Jazz

Breathe in…breathe out! Relax and find your center at a yoga class with live jazz music. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
Ages 18 & up; FREE



Saturday, June 2, 7 pm
Melissa Burley

Public Reception: Friday, June 8, 7-9 pm
Melissa Burley combines reclaimed items that may include glass, test tubes, furniture parts, and automobile and bicycle components and then illuminates them with halogen or LED lighting. The ultimate goal of her work is to elevate these recycled materials to a level that suggests there is beauty in life after death and to open the eyes of others to consider their role in the preservation of our earth.


Friday, June 8, 12 pm
37th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition

Public Reception: Friday, June 8, 7-9 pm
Artist Talk/Luncheon: Friday, June 15, 12 Noon
The 37th annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition will take place in the Main Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center. Various artists from the region are invited to exhibit contemporary sculpture. To register for the Artist Talk/Luncheon, please call 301-377-7800 by Friday, June 1, 2018.


Friday, June 8, 7 pm
Neil Feather: Ball Movies

Public Reception: Friday, June 8, 7-9 pm
Ball Movies experiments with the physics of balls of all kinds, sizes, and materials. Neil Feather combines the balls of bowling, billiards, ping-pong, marbles, croquet, and magnetic in moving situations with tilted turntables, springs, serving trays, drums, pendulums, and speakers to create a unique musical experience. Short videos will be used to showcase this musical concert.


Sunday, July 1, 2 am
David Brosch

Public Reception: Sunday, July 8, 2-4 pm
David Brosch is a teacher and resident artist at Montpelier Arts Center who received his BA in fine arts and a BS in architecture from the University of Maryland. He most often creates representational imagery that includes landscapes and portraiture. The printmaking techniques he employs to produce his metal-plate etchings are very traditional.