Dance Workshop at Middle School Ends Today; Recreation Department Looking for Grant to Prolong Program
Wed Dec 16 2009, Gazette.net
Students at Roberto Clemente Middle School have been learning how to break dance and do the salsa for the last seven weeks.
How to get in touch with your Inner Mongolian
Wed Feb 25 2009
Lauren Bacall, the Seven Dwarves, James McNeill - for an American, compiling a list of famous whistlers isn't terribly easy. Unless you're a member of the Mongolian community. "Khoomi - throat singing - is a very traditional Mongolian art," says Suhe Harnood, 43, a native of Inner Mongolian who lives in Germantown. "We like it very much - it's very special!" . . . Read more and learn how Class Acts Arts brought this art to four schools.
Plenty of arts to feast on at fundraiser
Wed Jan 21 2009
For one day, dinosaurs and other distinguished performers took over Whole Foods in Silver Spring as part of a fundraiser for Class Acts Arts.
For the event, the Silver Spring act DinoRock produced a puppet show for children age 2 and older about baby dinosaurs and motherhood. Whole Foods donated 5 percent of the grocery sales that day to the organization, which has big plans for community arts.
'Forms of Identity' at the Delaplaine
Thu Sep 11 2008
In bare feet and purple sequined overalls, Maria Anasazi stood next to a collection of mixed media pieces in the midst of getting them framed and on the wall of the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center last week. Her black hair jetted out from a fushia headwrap as she explained that artists are usually not exactly mainstream people but live their lives somewhere along the margins of society.
Arts Project Finds a Showcase for Inmates' Lessons
Thu Dec 20 2007
With a couple of tugs, Northwood High School Principal Henry Johnson and officials from the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation yanked down a red sheet hanging in the Silver Spring school's main office, revealing four faces painted on large panels in green, blue, brown and red hues.
Unveiling 'Hope' within the prison system: Northwood mural created by youths in county correctional facility
Wed Dec 12 2007
Looking up at the new mural on a wall in the main office of Northwood High School, Beverly Kelly sees a familiar face. On the far left side of the piece, she recognizes her 21-year-old son, Chico Kelly, one of the artists who contributed to the mural over several months from within the walls of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
CHI Center celebrates 60 years of programs for the disabled
Wed Nov 7 2007
Jakari Sherman, artistic director of the percussive dance group Step Afrika!, held his fists together at eye level, parallel to the ground, the starting position for a dance sequence he was about to teach the audience at CHI Center Inc.'s headquarters in Hillandale.
The 100 audience members, each with various physical and mental disabilities, quickly followed his example and shouted in response.
Art class gives inmates a creative outlet
Wed Oct 10 2007
Kevin Mendoza, 20, of Silver Spring is beginning the third month of a nine-month sentence at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds for concealing a deadly weapon. On Thursday, he sat in a jail classroom with 10 other Hispanic inmates drawing a picture of a college diploma and a graduation cap. He wants to earn a college degree and become a mechanic.
Mendoza was participating in the second of a 10-session painting class, which began Sept. 27 in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. He said he looks forward to Thursdays now because he has something interesting to do. The classes help him reflect on his past and think about what he wants to do in the future, he said.