RSVP by October 14th This event is sponsored, in part, by the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Thursday, October 20th Reception: 5:30pm-6pm Discussion: 6pm Moderated by Professor Curlee R. Holton, Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center, this lively and provocative discussion will explore the artwork of Hank Willis Thomas, as well as contemporary African American art and issues of identity/ies. Hank Willis Thomas is a contemporary visual artist, photographer, and arts educator whose primary interests are race, advertising, and popular culture. He received a BFA in Photography and Africana Studies from New York University and his MFA/MA in Photography and Visual Criticism from the California College of Arts. He has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad including the International Center of Photography, Galerie Michel Rein in Paris, Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, among others. Dr. Derek Conrad Murray is an interdisciplinary theorist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, specializing in the history, theory, and criticism of contemporary art, African-American/African Diaspora art and culture, Post-Black art and aesthetics, theoretical approaches to identity and representation, critical issues in art practice, and the methodologies and ethics of Art History and Visual Studies. Please RSVP for this event by October 14, 2016 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.314.2615 Please indicate the event's name and the name(s) of the attendee(s).
Upper Marlboro, Maryland – County Executive Baker’s Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) is teaming up with, the Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council, the Path to Greatness Foundation and Radio One Washington, DC to launch a three week contest mural project for local artist to be installed at Bradbury Heights Elementary School in the Coral Hills neighborhood. The theme of the mural will be “Giving Back to the Community” and the winning artist will receive a commission for the artwork, along with a $1000 stipend for the project.
The Mural Work Day Event will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9am-4pm at Suitland High School. Members of the community will complete the mural that will hang at Bradbury Heights Elementary School. The event will kick off at 9 am with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by Radio One Personalities, the Prince George's County Executive team, representatives from Path To Greatness and other community dignitaries. Throughout the day, children from the community and event attendees will be painting the mural and participating in a variety of fun activities that will be provided. Calling on all local artists to participate in the PG County Mural contest by submitting a mural drawing with the theme "Giving Back To The Community". The artist with the winning design will be awarded a $1,000 prize for the mural design and will have a chance to work with Prince George's County and the community in the implementation and completion of the final art work.
Former Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) students are making a name for themselves in the world of art. The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council and the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center will celebrate their accomplishments in an exhibition entitled “Through Their Eyes – Art, Education, and Influence: Creative Expressions Inspired by Prince George’s County CVPA Alumni”.
The featured artists are graduates of PGCPS Center for Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Programs at Suitland and Northwestern High Schools. They are: Allan Cole, Angie Kline, Carlos Edmunds, Keith ‘Baker’s Son’ Magruder, Malcolm A. Davis, Quinci Baker, Richard Rogers, Rush Baker, Sam ‘Substantial’ Robinson, and Sydney Vernon. Their art will be on display October 12, 2016 – January 31, 2017.
“Through Their Eyes” showcases the achievements of some of PGCPS’s brightest artistic talents while showing the integral role arts play in the learning process. These young artists were inspired by curricula, teachers, pedagogical approaches, and peer interactions that are all part of the CVPA Program.
Other “Through Their Eyes” events: Friday November 18, 2016, Intergenerational Panel Discussion, 6pm-8pm, 4519 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD 20722 Friday November 18, 2016, New Year, First Friday-CVPA Edition, 4519 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD 20722 All events are free and open to the public.
THE PRINCE GEORGE’S ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL PARTNERS WITH THE MALL AT PRINCE GEORGES AND T-MOBILE TO PRESENT THE 2016 FALL CONCERT SERIES (Upper Marlboro, MD: October 2016) Enjoy some music while you dine. The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council is proud to partner with The Mall at Prince Georges and T-Mobile for the 2016 Fall Concert Series. The concerts kick off Thursday October 6, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. with music by Fan Fan, a master of Haitian Folk, Brazilian, Soca and Afrobeat music. All concerts are free and located in the Food Court. The concert series runs through the end of October. Other show dates and times:
Marcus Mitchell Project, Thursday October 20, 2016 – 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Petra Martin, Saturday October 29, 2016 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Refreshed Band, Saturday October 29, 2016 – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
ArtsLAB 2016, MCA's fifth annual capacity building conference, will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park, MD.
The theme of this year's conference will be "Citizen Artists" and will feature presentations by, and conversations with artists who are actively engaged in a civic or social project with their art; be it the environment, arts education, criminal justice, healthcare, historic preservation, or other topics. Come and add your voice to the conversation about creating more Citizen Artists. ArtsLAB was created by MCA to provide a space for the nonprofit arts sector to come together to address concerns facing our field. Cost: $15 per person, $12 per person for groups of 3 or more from one organization
Please join us in celebrating October as National Arts and Humanities Month. President Obama has already kicked things off by issuing an official White House Proclamation that articulates the importance of the arts and culture in our history and in our future. Here’s how you can promote the arts and culture:
Share the President’s proclamation on your social media pages with the following link: http://bit.ly/2dH42wn and get your friends to join the Arts Action Fund for FREE by going to http://bit.ly/2dFFIsf.
Use this sample tweet: ".@POTUS proclaimed Oct Nat'l Arts & Humanities Month http://bit.ly/2dH42wn. Celebrate @ArtsActionFund for FREE http://bit.ly/2dFFIsf."
#ShowYourArt – take a picture of something that you created or just love. Don’t forget to tag @ArtsActionFund so we can retweet!
Join us for the 15th Annual Legacy Awards Ceremony Friday, October 21, 2016 The Washington Plaza Hotel 10 Thomas Circle NW Washington, DC 20005 Honoring: North Star Award Recipient Ernest J. Gaines Ella Baker Award Recipient Junot Díaz
Legacy Award Winners and Nominees in Debut Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry College Writing Award Winners Cocktail Reception 6:30 pm Program begins at 7:00 pm Buffet and Authors Pavilion follow the ceremony On-site and valet parking available
Ambitious. Diverse. Transcendent. Cutting-Edge. Tickets are on sale now, and you won’t want to miss your chance to be a part of our powerful new season! It’s a season filled with fresh takes on the classics you love (The Importance of Being Earnest, Songs of Lear, The Orpheus Adventure) as well as long-standing Clarice audience favorites (Kaleidoscope of Bands, Winter Big Band Showcase). You’ll also experience transcendent rhythms from cultures that span the globe (Strings from Around the World, Quinteto Latino, The Amish Project) and as always, the best cutting-edge work from emerging artists — including University of Maryland students. For the best deal on tickets and VIP perks like free parking and complimentary ticket exchanges, you’ll want to become a NextLEVEL subscriber. Hope to see you at The Clarice soon!
This film is being shot in Prince George's County. Take a look at some of their Behind The Scenes Footage from The Runaways Trailer. The Runaways, the next short film from DK Filmworks, shooting in 2016.
Hyattsville, MD— The Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council (PGAHC) has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support Innovative Learners 21, an arts integration curriculum development project supporting community connected arts education advancement and action research models. The NEA is the federal agency that supports and funds the arts to give all Americans the opportunity to experience creativity and participate in the arts. NEA programs and funding support thousands of activities in communities large and small across the country, including about 30,000 performances and 3,000 exhibitions annually. Innovative Learners 21 will use six school models identified in Prince George’s County, that have been selected because of their arts community connections and evidence of a school environment that is arts-focused in teacher instructional strategies to improve academic performance.
The Maryland State Arts Council's FY2017 Grants for Organizations (GFO) program provides unrestricted operating support to arts organizations and arts programs through grant awards. Join GFO program staff for Info Sessions and a Q&A Session to learn more about the program. Please watch our INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO on YouTube: https://youtu.be/RV10wBEu10o
GFO INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS are scheduled across Maryland and provide a description of the GFO program and assistance in preparing applications.Take note of these deadlines for activities taking place in FY2017 (July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017) and join the GFO Program Staff at an Info Session near you.
Joe's is thrilled to be partnering again with The Clarice for the second season of NextLOOK, a series specially designed for artists whose works are in the research and development phase. Regionally-based artists are given time, space and dollars to develop new work, in addition to having opportunities to deepen audience interaction and involvement through previews, workshops and feedback sessions. This year, over 50 artists applied to be part of NextLOOK. A panel of community members and artists chose five for the 2015-2016 season.
Tickets on sale June 2, 2015. The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies’ 2015-2016 season carries forward its commitment to using art as a catalyst for dialogue and understanding about today’s pressing societal topics.
Including work by Molière and Shakespeare as well as a new play from the Big Ten Theatre Consortium by playwright Kristen Greenidge, the season culminates with New Visions/New Voices, a collaboration with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. TDPS will host a series of readings of .....
An independent non-profit organization designated by the Prince George’s County government to coordinate financial support and advocacy for the arts and humanities through grants, programming and creative partnerships among business, education, government and residents.
The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) seeks to create a world-class cultural environment where diverse high quality arts and humanities programs are available for all Prince George’’s County residents and visitors.
The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council promotes artistic achievement and creative expression in all its forms. PGAHC supports life-long learning through the arts and humanities, particularly in arts education to young people.
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Executive Director - Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council