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First Friday at Artists & Makers Studios

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present Four Exhibits in Five Galleries at Two Locations for the Month of December + Frida Holiday Market

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are featuring four exhibits at two locations with A&M1 Parklawn hosting a solo for artist Liz Lescault – Chimerical, Selected works of Robert Yi, and Inspired by Frida curated by David Amorosa featuring juried artists along with David’s Fridas at both Rockville locations. At Wilkins enjoy a dual exhibit Places to Wander: Paintings by Ken Bachman and Tom Semmes – graduates of the Compass Atelier in the main gallery, and an additional merge gallery filled with more Inspired by Frida. These four exhibits will open First Friday festivities between 6-9pm on December 7th and a holiday market will round out festivities at both locations with Frida-themed art and merchandise on December 7th, 6-9pm and on December 22nd, 10-4pm at both locations.

"Chimerical" with Liz Lescault "Robert Yi: Selected Works" "Inspired by Frida" curated by David Amorosa with juried artists Opening Reception

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, December 7th, 2018

Artists & Makers Studios 1

11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210

Rockville, MD 20852 "Places to Wander: Paintings by Ken Bachman and Tom Semmes" "Inspired by Frida" curated by David Amorosa with juried artists Artists & Makers Studios 2 12276 Wilkins Avenue Rockville, MD 20852

Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn hosts "Chimerical" Lescault’s biomorphic sculptures evoke beings that exist only in her mind’s eye. Her sculptures combine elements from all forms and stages of life, active and inert, living and dead, combining attributes and impressions into new visions. "Robert Yi: Selected Works" presents the early works of Robert Yi juxtaposed by current paintings that explore masks, patterns, and symbolism in transition. "Inspired by Frida" curated by David Amoroso features his award-winning works and those of juried artists, along with a Frida-themed market. Theremin music throughout the evening by Arthur Harrison in the artist hall as well as resident artists’ open studios will add to the experience.

Additionally, A&M2 on Wilkins is proud to present a dual exhibit "Places to Wander: Paintings by Ken Bachman and Tom Semmes" featuring landscape paintings from locations near and far by these Compass Atelier graduates. "Inspired by Frida" continues in the merge gallery with accompanying market place of Frida-themed goods. The Montgomery County Camera Club is showcasing club member, David Paynter in his very first solo photography exhibition titled "abstracts/Monument", along with a new exhibit by the member artists in Gallery 209 and resident artists’ open studios will be on display - all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn with free parking at both locations and the best parties in town.

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, December 7th, and continue through Saturday, December 22nd, 2018. Viewing hours coincide with office hours and are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 resident artists and more to come. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals - through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Event Venue

Artists & Makers Studios 1 & 2

11810 Parklawn Dr./ 12276 Wilkins Ave.
Rockville, MD 20852

For more information:

  • Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
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