Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sponsors, donations sought to help put on April art show at Busboys and Poets.
The Pathways Schools, a regional network of therapeutic schools for middle and high schoolers, is looking for local patrons of the arts to help support an upcoming student art show in downtown Hyattsville. “We are really trying to actively solicit donations and contributions," said Dr. Tania DuBeau, director of programs for the Pathways Schools. "Fundraising is critical and every dollar counts, every donation makes a difference.” The second-annual art show, raffle and sale will be held on April 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Busboys and Poets on 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, will help fund the academic, therapeutic and vocational components of The Pathways Schools programs. The Pathways Schools operate six therapeutic educational …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Design Studio Art Gallery is now going by the name Riggio Design: Interiors/ Gallery/Showroom.
Some things are evolutions. Erica Riggio and her interior design business—ahem, studio/gallery/showroom—is a re-evolution of sorts. Riggio moved her workspace from a storefront at EYA’s Arts District Hyattsville on Baltimore Avenue, down a couple doors, and into the artdc Gallery at The Lustine Center. Design Studio Art Gallery, formerly the harvest of Riggio’s and her business partner’s work, is now going by the name Riggio Design: Interiors/ Gallery/Showroom. “Now, we are under the umbrella space, artdc @ Lustine and work out of and help curate, at times, exhibits alongside of artdc,” Riggio said. “We actually have a few other arts-related businesses—VM Photography and Makeup and Space 26 Designs—working out of the same space. It really …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Here's a photo of some Hyattsville art.
Monday, October 10, 2011
When he's not working at Home Free USA in Hyattsville, artist Chris Gales stays busy with landscapes, city scapes and skewed portraits.
Greenbelt resident Chris Gales paints in his spare time. When he's not working at Home Free USA in Hyattsville, Gales stays busy with landscapes, city scapes and skewed portraits in the vein of Picasso. On Saturday, his co-worker and friend threw a rockin' art show for Gales at the entrance to Home Free USA at the corner of East West Highway and Editor's Park Drive. Gales, originally from New York City, got his start in high school where his education heavily emphasized art.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
There's a good chance that just driving around Hyattsville you've seen some of this local artist's work.
If you’ve ever driven down Nicholson Street in Hyattsville, then you’ve probably noticed Clarke Bedford’s house. Or at least his cars. That’s because almost every square inch of the vehicles are decorated with pieces of metal that Bedford has salvaged or bought and re-used as forms of art. He’s adorned his three cars with old metal fans, statues and various fenders and headlights. On the white fence surrounding his house hang more fans and metal tubes that have been bent and shaped. And step inside his home and it’s like being taken back in time. Seemingly old photographs that Bedford has composed himself hang on the walls. Carved marble Pez dispensers, the size of a small arm, stand on shelves. There’s antique furniture, more fans, …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Remember the days before digital cameras and fancy software?
This past weekend I decided to shelve my fancy DSLR and go on an old school photo hunt using an automatic compact camera known as a Lomo LC-W. It's a Chinese made camera with a 17 mm lens that shoots 35 mm film. There are only two focal settings on the device, near (0.4 to 0.9 meters) and far (0.9 to infinity). You can do square crops and half frames too. One of the most intriguing features is the ability to do multiple exposures on a single frame. However, it's the choice of film and processing that really determines the style of the images. All of these shots were taken using Lomography X-Pro 200 ISO (35mm) film and were cross-processed with C41, a chromogenic color print film developing process. To learn more about this style of …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
About doo-wop, football and wonky weather.
Morning, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Well, boo! Another day of rain expected and perhaps also thunderstorms. Tomorrow’s supposed to be sunny though, so make your plans for the last likely rain-free day before school starts again. 2. Here’s what Whole Foods said in responded to some questions from residents about the proposed new grocery store in Riverdale Park. Read more on Riverdale Park-University Park Patch. 3. The first touchdowns have already been scored and football season is inching closer by the day. Sign up for the Washington Redskins’ Waitlist and get special invitations to events like Draft Day and training camp. Oh, and if you have any spare tickets, Patch editor Sarah Nemeth will gladly take …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Art collectors and enthusiasts gathered at EYA on the last day of the exhibit that highlighted local artists.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Busboys owner talks about his artwork honoring among others, Howard Zinn.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
For one hour today, young patrons at the Hyattsville Branch of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System can make their own masterpieces with chalk. The library supplied the pastel colored chalk and sidewalk, while the kids provided the imaginati
Giselle Prince-Torain put her artistic stamp on a block of a pathway at the library Tuesday afternoon, using greens and pinks to craft a “dungle rock.” The four-year-old’s mother, Grace, isn’t sure quite what the chalk painting represents, but that hasn’t stopped Giselle from re-creating her art over and over. “I’m not quite sure what a dungle rock is, but she draws them often, and will get quite upset if you draw them with a mouth or a nose,” she said. For one hour today, young patrons at the Hyattsville Branch of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System can make their own masterpieces with chalk. The library supplied the pastel colored chalk and sidewalk, while the kids provided the imagination. Parents could register their …