Showing posts with label arts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label arts. Show all posts

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Rockville "Goes Purple" for opioid addiction awareness: "Protect Them" art installation opens tonight


"Protect Them," a mobile shipping container art installation, has arrived at Rockville Town Square. It will open to the public tonight, September 8, 2022, from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. The exhibit will also be open from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on September 9, 10, 16 and 17, and on the evening of September 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Bethesda artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg created the exhibit after her research into patterns of drug addiction revealed that a lack of mental health support, childhood trauma and heightened environmental sensitivity were often consistent factors. The installation is constructed from the many items parents use to protect their children, such as child safety seats, bike helmets, or water wings, and questions what parents and our society are doing to keep children "psychologically safe?"


The installation is one of many events in the city this month, as "Rockville Goes Purple." The campaign is designed to raise awareness of opioid addiction, and will officially begin today at 4:30 PM with a speech by Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton at Rockville Town Square, followed by remarks by Firstenberg and Judge Karla Smith. VisArts will host a "Behind the Mask" art project on the town square stage afterward from 5:00 to 8:50 PM. Rockville City police responded to 35 reports of heroin or opioid overdoses in 2021, a 52% increase from 2020, and three reports of heroin or opioid possession, a 66% decrease. Look for the Empty Fix shipping container on the town square.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Maryvale Elementary School students' art livens up N. Washington St. in Rockville (Photos)

A graffiti-style painting that appeared in a pedestrian covered walkway on N. Washington Street may have been a premonition of things to come. CBG Building Company, which is constructing the Brightview Rockville Town Center senior apartment project at 285 N. Washington Street, has an art program that puts works by local students on display at their construction sites.

Here in Rockville, CBG asked third, fourth and fifth graders at Maryvale Elementary School what they do for fun in their neighborhood. The resulting artworks have now been installed at the site's covered sidewalk area. In addition, CBG posted a couple of renderings of the project, which is expected to deliver in May of 2017.




Friday, May 6, 2016

Rockville Town Square Arts Festival this weekend

Over 160 artists will converge on Rockville Town Square this weekend for the annual RTS Arts Festival. Artworks will be on display throughout the property, and available for sale.

There will be live music again, headlined by the 19th Street Band. New this year will be wine and craft beer sold in commemorative glasses. Selections will be from local breweries and vintners in the state of Maryland.

Mediums represented at the festival will include painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, digital works and more.

The festival will run from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday, May 7, and 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 8. Admission is free.

Photo courtesy Rockville Town Square

Friday, May 3, 2013

A-RTS AT ROCKVILLE TOWN SQUARE ALL THIS WEEKEND

Enjoy the arts festival, live music, and your favorite bars and restaurants at Rockville Town Square Saturday and Sunday: