At last year’s Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival, I struck up a conversation with local glassblower Beth Hess at her Wunder Around booth, stocked full of colorful, beautiful pieces of blown glass. I was so curious about the glassblowing process that I kept asking Beth a bunch of questions like; how do these different colors appear and not bleed into each other? How are the shapes are made, etc. What is your sign? (Just to mix it up. 😉) All was going well until I noticed I was holding up the line, so we parted ways with so many questions left unanswered. I’ve been empty ever since, which is why I was elated when Beth reached out recently to let me know that DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studio was having an open house. Glassblowing demonstrations and more opps for my questions-a-plenty? SO. THERE.
Walking through Riverdale Park the other day, this cool, colorful and approachable sculpture near Beale Circle (behind Wells Fargo) caught my attention: “Sweet-Hearts” by Craig Berube-Gray Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative: “Sweet-Hearts” I knew that the Hyattsville CDC had been busy at installing new sculptures in the area so I reached out to Justin Fair, […]
The Brentwood Arts Exchange (BAE!) wears many hats: It’s a gallery + studio space + craft store + art classes + camp space + live music venue. I had observed the BAE in action in all but the music side of things, so when I was feeling the itch for a show but didn’t want to traipse into DC, I took a look at their lineup and was intrigued by the loop pedal-ing ways of upcoming performer Be Steadwell.
Route 1 in Hyattsville has a number of new, amazingly vibrant murals adorning the facades (and sides & behinds!) of many vacant buildings and they’re beautiful! Green Owl Design and UIP Development, teamed up with local artists to revamp this part of the Route 1 corridor and instantly beautify abandoned buildings that are slated for demolition.
Took my lil lady to check out Toddler Time at Art Works Now’s new location in Hyattsville earlier this month! We were at their first official program at their new place. Who else can say that, other than everyone else in the class?!?