Artist demonstrations and focused programs dominate the new festival style Art League of Germantown program at the BlackRock Center for the Arts running from Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 30.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the Autumn Glow Show & Sale opens with a live model drawing session in the Kay Gallery for ALOG members. Bill Mapes, accomplished portrait artist and long-time ALOG member, organized this part of the show featuring model, Shadiyah, who will pose for ALOG members in seasonal holiday costumes. Visitors are invited to come view the exhibit display and see the ALOG members in action.
On Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the Kay Gallery will be open to visitors. From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the program will be Photography as Art: A Panel Discussion featuring the work and commentary of professional photographers Thomas Germer, Marge Wasson, Craig Higgins and Jaree Donnelly. Audience participation is invited and encouraged. Bring a thumb drive with up to ten photos to participate in the discussion.
On Friday, Oct. 28, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, ALOG Fine Crafters will preview their works in the Kay Gallery. This includes pottery, jewelry, sculpture and more.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, Oct. 30, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, ALOG Artists in Action! will feature two dozen artists as they demonstrate their artistry live. Meet and chat with our participants as they demonstrate their artistry live. Wine receptions are scheduled each day from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Door prizes Saturday & Sunday Only. A children’s scavenger hunt is also scheduled each day for younger art enthusiasts.
Admission to the exhibit and all events is free. There is plenty of parking available on site. BlackRock Center for the Arts is located at: 12901 Town Commons Drive.
The full show schedule is:
October 26 (Wednesday): 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, live model drawing in the Kay Gallery
October 27 (Thursday): 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, “Photography as Art: A Panel Discussion” 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
October 28 (Friday): 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, ALOG Fine Craft Preview
October 29 (Saturday): 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, ALOG Artists in Action! (Wine Reception, 2:00 pm – 4:00pm)
October 30 (Sunday): 12:00 am - 5:00 pm, ALOG Artists in Action! (Wine Reception, 2:00 pm – 4:00pm)
Photos courtesy Art League of Germantown