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Bethesda Art Walk is April 8

The Bethesda Art Walk will feature seven art galleries hosting art exhibitions on Friday, April 8 from 6-9 p.m. The opening exhibitions will include painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, mixed media and more. The Bethesda Art Walk takes place the second Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m. Additional information including a map showing each gallery location can be found at www.bethedsa.org.

<cl>Participating Galleries and Studios

<bt>* Artery Plaza Gallery, 7200 Wisconsin Avenue

Nature’s Elements: Beauty and Structure

This exhibit features paintings by Freya Grand and sculpture by Michael Enn Sirvet.

* Gallery 360, 4836 Rugby Avenue

The People of Guatemala

Featuring photographs by Chris Hanessian including a series of photos depicting native Mayans living in villages surrounding Lake Atitlan in central Guatemala.

* The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm Street

Great Falls and Mather Gorge

Roy Sewall presents photographs from Great Falls and Mather Gorge. The book explores Great Falls on the Potomac River, including two National Parks: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Maryland and Great Falls Park, Virginia

* Orchard Gallery, 7917 Norfolk Avenue

Fresh Breeze

Acrylic, oil and mixed media paintings by Virginia artist Songmi Park.

* Upstairs Art Studios, 4948 St. Elmo Avenue

Artwork by members Sheryl Staren and Cookie Kerxton

Staren works with mixed media to create original abstracts, and Kerxton uses acrylic and prints.

* Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway

Shore Houses

Jean Hirons, an adjunct professor at Montgomery College, explores the love of "a house by the sea" in her show Shore Houses. The houses range from the Mid-Atlantic coast to the rugged and disappearing coastline of California. The pastel paintings depict houses beaten by the forces of wind and fog, but lovingly maintained over time.

For more information, call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.