Focused on the games, comics, and advertisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question “do we ever really grow up?”
Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advertised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, DC resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of America, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Instituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal. Learn more about the artist:
Join Manna Food Center for a community celebration to open our new market in East County. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be followed by tours and a community block party featuring music, food trucks, kids activities and give-aways.
Starting at 9AM, Cigna will be on-site providing free health screenings through their Health Improvement Tour bus. You won’t want to miss this special event!
Discover The Primary Day School at our first Open House of the season on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Refreshments and childcare will be provided while you explore our unique school. There are opportunities to talk with faculty, parents, and alums as you learn about our signature programs: Phonovisual, World Languages, STEM, Balanced Literacy, Technology, Math, Art, and Music. If you are unable to attend this Open House, please call us to schedule an individual tour of the school. For additional information about Primary Day, please visit our website (www.ThePrimaryDaySchool.org) or call the Admission Office (301-365-4355). Primary Day is located at 7300 River Road in Bethesda.
Fall Frolic is a festive Halloween-themed family event that is open to the public for visitors of all ages. Visitors can explore the arts through hands-on crafts, special Halloween activities, studio visits, and more. For kids, there will be pumpkin decorating and lots of other crafts, Halloween-themed temporary tattoos (washable!), a costume contest with prizes, and trick-or-treating in our resident art studios and galleries, including Glen Echo Pottery, Art Glass Center, Photoworks, SilverWorks, Washington Conservatory, Yellow Barn Studio, and more. The Halloween celebration will conclude with a costume parade through the Park at 3:30pm, weather permitting. FREE admission. Pumpkins for decorating (no carving) are $2 each.
Voices of Light merges the legendary silent film masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc, widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, with a live performance of a ravishing score by award-winning composer Richard Einhorn.
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s film – a haunting and powerful depiction of the trial of Joan of Arc – enhanced with a live performance of Einhorn’s superb score for orchestra, chorus and soloists is at once deeply moving and unforgettable. The visual intensity of the performances – actress Renée Falconetti’s role as Joan is by itself extraordinary – is brilliantly supported by Einhorn’s skillful use of vocal parts inspired by Medieval song and instrumental writing based on layered minimalist note-patterns.
Performances draw a wide audience ranging from film buffs and choral enthusiasts, to contemporary music lovers and those who continue to find the story of Joan of Arc inspirational even 600 years after her birth.
Voices of Light has been hailed as “a triumph” (Los Angeles Times) and praised as “lush,” “brilliantly effective” and “moving” by The New York Times.
Sponsored by Rochelle Stanfield & Edward Grossman
Come get your family photos done before the holiday rush! Families are invited to participate in a 15 minute mini-session with Heartwing Photography at the historic Kentlands Mansion. Sessions will begin at 10am and continue throughout the day until 2pm. Registration is required by calling 301-258-6425.
Create memories with your family and friends as you share in the sights and sounds of the holidays at the National Philharmonic’s annual Holiday Singin’ Pops. Join top-level Broadway and international talent, along with the National Philharmonic Chorale, for a fun and festive evening featuring fresh new takes on beloved holiday songs at our annual Holiday Singin’ Pops. Kids 7-17 are free!