Environmental Public Art Project
The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) and the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources (DER) have partnered in the County’s first Environmental Public Art Program (EPAP). The first installation will be placed in a prominent location at DER’s new headquarters in Largo. The project plans invite multiple sites in collaboration with cities, municipalities and community organizations throughout the County.
Two Art in Public Places Opportunities
Prince George’s County Art in Public Places Program has two requests for qualifications (RFQ). These public art opportunities pertain to the Laurel Library and the District VII Police Station, Fort Washington. Details can be found on the PGAHC Public Art page or by downloading the RFQs below.
Download Laurel Library RFQ
Download District VII Police Station RFQ.
Grants for Organizations Workshops
September 22, 2014, 2 P.M. to 4 P.M.
Partner: Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council
Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium – 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt Rainier, MD
Additional funding presentations by the Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Humanities Council, and Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.
Joesmovement.org – RSVP
ART LIVES HERE … OR NOT?
Trans Action SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 AT 8:30 PM AT THE NEW ART WORKS NOW
Maida Withers Dance Construction Company will be joined by electronic musician/composer Steve Hilmy on September 20th at 8:30 pm in Art Works Now’s new location at 4800 Rhode Island Ave in Hyattsville, MD. Lighting will be designed by Enoch Chan of Deviated Theater. Withers, a pioneer and innovator of site-specific work in the world of dance, proposed a concept to the Art Lives Here partners back in January that would engage audiences with the questions, “does art live here?” and “what does it mean if art lives here?” The piece, entitled “Trans Action” allows the audience to decide if “art” (two female dancers) can survive the onslaught of eight dancers in business suits attempting to dominate and suppress her.
Please join us to get down and get dirty and help make art happen. The evening concludes with a party in the parking lot under the night sky.
22 Annual Bluebird Blues Festival
The annual Blue Bird Blues Festival is one of the County’s premier events. Bring friends and family to this year’s festival on Sept. 20, 2014 from 12-6 pm – Prince George’s Community College – 301 Largo Road, Largo MD 20774. Admission is free and the festival will take place rain or shine. Download the flyer.
Fall 2014 Hyattsville Branch Independent Film Series
“Call Me Kuchu” (Lindy Hop Pictures, 2013, 87 min.)
Mon. Sept. 22, 2014
7pm – 9pm in the large meeting room
“Uganda’s first openly gay man, David Kato, worked with fellow activists and an Anglican bishop to defeat state-sanctioned homophobia. He was brutally murdered during the filming, but instead of ending the documentary, the filmmakers went on to capture the courage and wisdom that David inspired in a new generation of activists.” Download the flyer
One Maryland One Book Author Tour
Reyna Grande, the 2014 One Maryland One Book author, will visit Maryland this fall to discuss her memoir, The Distance Between Us with the thousands of Maryland readers who participate in the state’s largest reading and discussion program. Tour runs from Sept. 25th to October 1, 2014. Grande will speak, answer questions, and sign copies of The Distance Between Us. See the schedule