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The Maryland Humanities Council will host “Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County,” Montgomery College’s photography exhibit exploring the human experience of survival and hope, at the Council’s new headquarters at 108 West Centre Street in the Mount Vernon Cultural district from now through April 13.
The exhibit, supported by the Council’s Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus Memorial Fund and on loan from the Paul Peck Humanities Institute at Montgomery College, combines survivors’ stories with black and white portrait panels. “Portraits of Life” will be open to the public on Thursday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. through April 13. In addition, special group tours of the exhibit, led by local Holocaust survivors, can be arranged by contacting Council Program Officer Jean Wortman at 410-685-4187. The Council will also offer a series of public programs related to the exhibition. For more information, visit the Council’s Web site at www.mdhc.org.
Bethesda Art Walk attendees can take a guided tour to participating galleries on Friday, April 14. The guided tour will give Bethesda Art Walk patrons the opportunity to learn about downtown Bethesda’s galleries and studios as well as their current shows featuring exhibiting artists. Additionally, downtown Bethesda’s newest gallery, Heineman Myers Contemporary Art, will join the Art Walk and guided tours on April 14. Heineman Myers, located at 4728 Hampden Lane, will feature new works by contemporary masters including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, digital art and mixed media. All Bethesda Art Walk galleries are open from 6-9 p.m. and the tour will begin at 6:30 p.m. Bethesda Art Walk tours are free. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.
Art Exhibit Opening 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Garden of Memories is an exhibit featuring the art of Paula Wachsstock. Call Jodi Kurtis at 301-348-3814.
Bethesda artist Pauline Siple will exhibit her recent abstract paintings and prints at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo on Saturday, April 29, from 12-6 p.m., and Sunday, April 30, from 12-5 p.m. Reception on Saturday from 3-6 p.m.
The Washington Studio School, 4505 Stanford Street, Chevy Chase, presents its 20th Anniversary Gala exhibit of founding members and current faculty April 3-29. The Gala reception will be Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Call 301-718-7210 or visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.
Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus recently opened an exhibit that showcases artist Raya Bodnarchuk’s planned sculptures for the Forest Glen Pedestrian Bridge. The exhibit will run now through May 6 in the art gallery, located in the Pavilion of Fine Arts at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The exhibit features the drawings and maquettes, which are small sculptures made in preparation of full-size works, created by Bodnarchuk for the Forest Glen project. The art gallery is on the first floor of the Pavilion of Fine Arts, located on New York Ave., between Chicago and Takoma Avenues in Takoma Park. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact Maureen Kohl at 301-650-1393.
During the month of April, the G Street Doll Club will be exhibiting an exciting variety of handmade cloth dolls at the Friendship Heights Community Center in Chevy Chase. The G Street Doll Club, which meets at G Street Fabrics in Rockville, recently donated eleven handmade dolls, each costumed in red, to the American Heart Association for auction at their annual fundraising gala.
The Posh Pooch's Art Fund-raiser to Benefit Noah's Wish, featuring animal artwork by Karen Derrico — voted one of the "best pet artists," by Washingtonian Magazine — will run for three months from March 6. The opening reception will be on March 9 from 5-7 p.m. Some 25 percent of the proceeds from art on exhibit, and commissioned pet paintings will benefit Noah's Wish — an organization dedicated to rescuing animals in disasters. The Posh Pooch is located at 8009 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda call 301-652-1199 or www.theposhpooch.com.
Glenview Mansion Art Gallery at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, present three artists. Work by Carol Lopatin, William J. Moore and Micael Sastre works will be on display from April 2 – May 2. A reception will be from 1-4 p.m. on April 2. Call 240-314-8682 or 240-314-8660.
The Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway (entrance on Waverly Street) Bethesda, presents "Dream Tea," Whimsical Porcelain Sculpture by Laura Peery And New Work by Gallery Members from April 11, through May 6. Free admission. Artists Reception: Friday April 14, 6-9 p.m. Artist's Demonstration and Tea on April 29 from 3-5 p.m. Galley hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12 to 6 p.m. creativepartnersart.com or 301-951-9441.
Heinmen Myers gallery presents Connie Imboden show Re-Formation from April 8 - May 13. Inaugural reception on April 8, from 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours are 12-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
"Sex, Friendship and the Revolution," a Posthumous Exhibit of Clay and Bronze Sculpture by Ella Tulin and New Work by Gallery Members, will be on display at Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda, from May 9 through June 3. The Artist reception will be Friday May 12 from 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12-6 p.m. Call 301-951-9441.
Free exhibits of emerging artist work and art sales at the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery. May 6 and 7 feature Carol Marburger, May 13 and 14 feature Carol Greenwald, May 20 and 21 feature the annual Montgomery High School Show, May 27 and 28 feature Haley and Courtney Bohen. The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery is on the 3rd floor of the arcade building. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.