Art

Hyattsville Arts Festival featured on NewsChannel 8

September 12, 2014

Courtesy NewsChannel 8. Local daytime talk show “Let’s Talk Live” featured the Hyattsville Arts Festival Thursday. Justin Fair from the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation gave a preview of the festival with two local artists. Watch the whole segment online. The [read more]

City makes changes to parent/child program for fall

September 8, 2014

Features structured program, reduced hours, and staff realignment City staff says residents are excited about the new “Creative Minds” program debuting at the Magruder Recreation Center Tuesday. According to new Community Services Director Jake Rollow, the program attempts to engage [read more]

Arts school launches with new principal

September 8, 2014

West Hyattsville’s new elementary school, Edward M. Felegy, opened on August 25 with new principal Walter Reap at the helm. Previously, Reap worked in Anne Arundel County, where he spent nine years at Germantown Elementary in Annapolis. Felegy will be the second new elementary school building [read more]

PHOTOS: Last “Jazz on the Lawn” of the season

August 15, 2014

Riversdale Mansion. Photo courtesy Rebecca Bennett. Photo courtesy Rebecca Bennett. Photo courtesy Rebecca Bennett. Hyattsville councilmember Shani Warner often brings her family to Jazz on the Lawn. Photo courtesy Rebecca Bennett. Emily Palus often brings her family to Jazz on the Lawn. Photo [read more]

Local artist: “Art cures”

August 14, 2014

– JULIA GASPER-BATES – Argentine artist Alfredo Ratinoff believes that being a “gypsy” has shaped his identity and the creativity that fuels his work. As we chat in his [Hyattsville studio, surrounded by his sculptures and mosaics, he explains that his art reflects his experiences [read more]

Local couple raising funds for Jamaican schools

August 12, 2014

A Hyattsville-area couple has organized several festivals of Jamaican food and culture  to raise money for their home country, reports The Gazette. Carlos and Elaine Daley of Hyattsville formed a nonprofit organization, Jamaica Education for the Poor, and have been holding fundraising events [read more]
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