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    Cultural Capital: New Venues and Vehicles for Women in Film: January 25

    Explore new ways women are breaking barriers in the film industry. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 7 p.m - 9:30 p.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

    SPEAKERS O.Funmilayo Makarah: activist/filmmaker/Executive Director, Heritage Film Festival, and Co-Director of The Prince George’s Memory Project Melissa Houghton: Executive Dir. Women in Film and Video-D.C., an organization dedicated to supporting women in the film industry Otessa Ghadar: founder and president of D.C.-based digital media company 20/20 Productions, which presents the annual D.C. Web Fest Free. Reservations required

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    Call for Artists for Bursting On The Scene at West Hyattsville Metro Station: Due January 30 4:00PM

    The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation in partnership with WMATA’s Art-In-Transit Program seek a muralist or muralist team to submit preliminary designs/sketches for the two wall sections of the pedestrian underpass at the West Hyattsville Metro Station. Artists are encouraged to propose aspirational, dynamic imagery that evokes excitement and change. As a neighborhood at the brink of a resurgence of investment and growth, the West Hyattsville Transit District is poised to experience new commercial and residential development in the coming years. These investments will bring additional vitality and a mix of uses to complement the existing green spaces and tightly-knit residential neighborhoods.

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    Call for Artists’ Designs for Traffic Box Art Wraps in Prince George’s County: Due January 30 4:00PM

    The Prince George’s County Traffic Box Art Wrap project, coordinated by the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (Hyattsville CDC), funded by The Prince George’s County Executive’s Community Partnership Grant, with the support of Prince George’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (PGDPW&T), is announcing a Call for Artists. Hyattsville CDC seeks five (5) designs for reproduction on vinyl wraps to cover 11 traffic boxes, at pre-determined sites within Prince George’s County. Traffic signal cabinets – the grey metal structures located at every signalized intersection – are vulnerable to graffiti and vandalism. This project will utilize a public art application to address community blight and enhance the visual landscape, focusing on boxes located in the county’s T.N.I (Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative) communities.

    This call is open to all artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers who currently live or work within Prince George’s County. Submitted designs must be original artwork and can be created in any medium, so long as it can be represented in, and is submitted as, a high-resolution digital image without loss of integrity or quality.

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    Maryland Arts Day: February 14

    Guess what? Maryland Arts Day is less than a month away! By now I'm sure you've seen the emails about this fantastic event. Just incase you were still on the fence about why YOU should attend, we've come up with the top 3 reasons to come out (based on past attendees feedback). Check them out:

    1. Networking, networking, networking! Network with your fellow arts advocates and legislators from across the state. 2. Learn lots of facts about the impact of the arts in our state and about next year's state budget for the arts. 3. Strategize and plan with experienced arts advocates about how to make a strong case in support of funding for the arts in Maryland.

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    PGCPS Countywide Visual Art Extravaganza: February 22

    Some of Prince George's County's most promising emerging artists are still in school. Their works will be on display for public viewing February 22, 2017 through March 6, 2017 . This amazing annual exhibit is sponsored by the Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) in partnership with Prince George's County Public Schools and The Mall at Prince Georges. The exhibit featuring hundreds of fabulous visual artworks from students all over the county will be held at The Mall at Prince Georges located at 3500 East West Highway, Hyattsville, MD. The opening reception is February 22, 2017 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The PGCPS Countywide Student Art Exhibit is part of PGAHC's dedication to improving communities by providing the school system with arts education traning and arts and cultural enrichment expeirences. Come see the wonderful work our students create!

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    WMATA Art-In-Transit Program: Call For Artists For Mural Paint Event

    The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation in partnership with WMATA’s Art-In-Transit Program seek a muralist or muralist team to submit preliminary designs/sketches for the two wall sections of the pedestrian underpass at the West Hyattsville Metro Station. Artists are encouraged to propose aspirational, dynamic imagery that evokes excitement and change. As a neighborhood at the brink of a resurgence of investment and growth, the West Hyattsville Transit District is poised to experience new commercial and residential development in the coming years. These investments will bring additional vitality and a mix of uses to complement the existing green spaces and tightly-knit residential neighborhoods.

    Once selected by jury, the winning muralist(s) will further develop and refine their design with HCDC staff. The design process will culminate in a day-long community place-making event on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The muralist(s) will direct youth and adult participants in a “citizen paint project”. Bursting on the Scene merges a festive community event with a high-quality paint-by-numbers mural installation: bringing together residents to beautify and engage the Metro Station’s public space as their own.

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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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    “Through Their Eyes” Exhibition Intergenerational Panel Discussion: October 12 – January 31

    Former Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) students are making a name for themselves in the world of art. The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council and the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center will celebrate their accomplishments in an exhibition entitled “Through Their Eyes – Art, Education, and Influence: Creative Expressions Inspired by Prince George’s County CVPA Alumni”.

    The featured artists are graduates of PGCPS Center for Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Programs at Suitland and Northwestern High Schools. They are: Allan Cole, Angie Kline, Carlos Edmunds, Keith ‘Baker’s Son’ Magruder, Malcolm A. Davis, Quinci Baker, Richard Rogers, Rush Baker, Sam ‘Substantial’ Robinson, and Sydney Vernon. Their art will be on display October 12, 2016 – January 31, 2017.

    “Through Their Eyes” showcases the achievements of some of PGCPS’s brightest artistic talents while showing the integral role arts play in the learning process. These young artists were inspired by curricula, teachers, pedagogical approaches, and peer interactions that are all part of the CVPA Program.

    4519 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD 20722 All events are free and open to the public.

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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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    The Runaways: DK Filmworks

    This film is being shot in Prince George's County. Take a look at some of their Behind The Scenes Footage from The Runaways Trailer. The Runaways, the next short film from DK Filmworks, shooting in 2016.

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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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