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    Join the Hyattsville Figure Drawing Group at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center!: Tuesday March 21, 6-9pm

    The Hyattsville Figure Drawing Group meets every Tuesday, 6:00-9:00 pm in Pyramid Atlantic's gallery space to hold weekly drawing sessions. Each session begins with 5 5-minute warm-up poses. For the remainder of the session, the model takes a single, sustained pose. Please bring your own materials, paper and easel (if needed). Chairs, tables and drawing boards will be provided. Free parking in the rear of the building; please enter through the rear doors. All are welcome; please forward this email or pass the word to anyone who might be interested in joining (under 18: legal guardian permission required).

    Where: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center* 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781 Free parking in the rear of the building; please enter through the rear doors. When: Tuesday. March 21, 2017; 6-9pm. Our model will be James. Cost: $20/session or $80/5-session punch card Walk-ins and late arrivals welcome, no experience necessary!

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    Scholarship Application for the Gerald King Studio in Riverdale Park

    The Gerald King Studio in Riverdale Park has released it's application for the annual Apprenticeship Study Program. This scholarship includes a year of weekly figure drawing sessions and a $500 stipend for art supplies. This is a fantastic opportunity for burgeoning artists (ages 18+) in the Route 1 Arts Corridor and nearby areas. All are encouraged to apply! The deadline for this application has been extended to April 3, 2017.

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    Save the date, the Annapolis Film Festival is right around the corner!: March 30 - April 2

    March 30 to April 2, 2017, you can enjoy and support your local film festival featuring A list stars in both films and documentaries. In addition, this festival offers several programs to enrich your overall experience. Panel Discussions: Plan to attend industry panels and listen to top experts share more about the business of the business. Tech Talk: Innovators meet creators in this annual gathering to hear the latest in tech. Special Showcases: See showcases featuring the Jewish and the African-American Experiences, the Environmental Showcase, Student Films, sailing films, military, LGBTQI and more. Get your tickets now.

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    PGCPS Arts Gala, A Cultural Tapestry: Renaissance Through the Arts: Saturday, April 8

    Location: College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 3501 University Blvd. E. Hyattsville, MD 20783 Time: 6 - 9:30 p.m. (VIP reception 6-7p.m.). The Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council is proud to present the 2017 Arts Gala in partnership with the Prince George's County Public Schools, as we celebrate an outstanding opportunity to share our profound commitment to furthering the access and impact of a quality arts education for students throughout Prince George’s County.  

    This gala showcases the awesome talent and promise of our students.  It also identifies the growing need to financially support the future 21st century workforce that exists throughout our public school system. With your contribution, we are able to improve student academic outcomes by advancing the goals of an arts integrated curriculum, accelerating innovative learning environments and providing invaluable student exposure to successful artists and performers in all creative fields.  Through artist-in-residencies, arts and cultural field trips, technology- advanced maker spaces and other exemplary models that engage students with the arts,  we are able to further elevate the impact of a high-quality arts education.   By investing in young people's creative capital today, we are nurturing the entrepreneurs, inventors, policymakers, and active citizens of tomorrow.

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    There's More to See at the New Laurel Library Than Books

    LAUREL, MD- Before you go inside to browse the books at the new Laurel Branch Library be sure to look at two magnificent pieces of art on the outside.

    The first thing you’ll see as you enter the front door is an obelisk- shaped tower of glass titled “Involve Me and I Learn” designed by Washington Glass Studio. The artwork’s title references the engagement of a community. The glass tiles were made by residents during workshops at the Washington Glass School. The artwork is representative of a diverse community coming together to create a cohesive, vibrant, quilt-like structure.

    Venture around to the 8th Street side of the library and you’ll find another fabulous artwork titled “Mill Stone Sculpture” by Martha Jackson Jarvis. Jarvis says she was inspired by the elegant form of ancient mill grist stones and Native American textile patterns that reflect the cumaltive history of the library site. The surface of the stone is covered in intricately cut and placed hand- cut pieces of glass. At the center of the sculpture you will see a cross. Look through it and you’ll see the stone and cross are strategically placed to face the iconic Saint Mark’s Church, an essential landmark of the Laurel community.

    Both pieces of art were commissioned by the Prince George’s County Government Art in Public Places (AIPP) program in partnership with the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC), Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and the office of Council Member Mary Lehman, District 1. The new Laurel Branch Library is located at 507 7th Street, Laurel, MD 20707

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    From Sand to Shimmer: A Casino Resort Rises in Maryland

    By EUGENE L. MEYER DEC. 5, 2016 http://www.nytimes.com

    OXON HILL, Md. — As MGM opens a new resort this week on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River, it will deliver a victory in a long effort to develop a shoreline carved from a sand and gravel pit.

    The $1.4 billion resort at National Harbor, a minicity south of Washington, puts casino gambling just seven miles from the nation’s capital and is a prominent addition to Prince George’s County, a long overlooked but upwardly striving county of 900,000 residents, the majority of them black.

    The resort will open on Thursday, and MGM has booked singers including Cher, Sting and Bruno Mars for concerts for its 3,000-seat theater, which will also feature boxing matches....

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    The Clarice 2017 Season Tickets On Sale Now

    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!

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    Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

    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.

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    FY2017 Grants For Organizations

    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.

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Mission

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.


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Vision

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.


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Values

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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Rhonda Dallas

Executive Director - Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council

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Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
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