Art

Residents sell art, crafts online

July 10, 2012

BY SCARLETT SALEM — The city’s first-ever juried art show and street festival, Handmade in Hyattsville, is scheduled for November 3 at Queens Chapel Town Center. It will feature the work of artists living in and around the Arts District. But you don’t have to wait until then to see the [read more]

Artists add local color to annual historic house tour

May 10, 2012

Monna Kauppinen shows her painting of Gallatin Street greenery, one of several she’s done featuring foliage from the city’s annual Historic House Tour. BY SUSIE CURRIE — Members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance exhibit their work throughout the year at Franklins and the [read more]

Shalom School shut down

April 10, 2012

BY JULIA DUIN — Shalom School, a local after-school program well known for its focus on the arts, was suddenly closed down at the end of February. The 16-year-old school, which was housed in the education wing of the First United Methodist Church on Queens Chapel Road at East-West Highway, had [read more]

Film series displays some ‘hidden gems’

February 8, 2012

BY SCARLETT SALEM — On January 30, nearly 50 people gathered for the first installment of the Hyattsville library’s winter Independent Film Series, the documentary  “Babies.” After the movie, local filmmaker and Hyattsville  resident Andrew Millington  facilitated  a 30-minute [read more]

County’s first urban farm unveils vibrant mural

November 11, 2011

ECO City Farms CEO and founder Margaret Morgan-Hubbard stands in front of the new mural, created by two Hyattsville residents. Photo courtesy ECO City Farms. BY SCARLETT SALEM AND PAULA MINAERT — On October 21, a crowd of about 30 area residents and elected officials gathered in [read more]

Hyattsville artist reflects on his legacy

July 10, 2011

BY AMIRA AYCOCK — Long before the Arts District existed, Hyattsville was home to David Driskell, a renowned artist and one of the world’s foremost scholars on African-American art. He turned 80 last month, and events commemorating his life and legacy are scheduled well into the fall. [read more]

Young Hyattsville artist wins regional award

June 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — A Hyattsville youth beat area applicants from as far away as Herndon, Va., to win the first annual Ted Kliman Memorial Award for Young Artists. High-school freshman Romare Marshall, 14, received $500 and a month-long exhibition of his work. The contest was open to [read more]
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