Showing posts with label public art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label public art. Show all posts

Thursday, May 16, 2024

MCPS Countywide Art Show at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda (Photos)

Here are some of the exhibits displayed during the recent Montgomery County Public Schools Countywide Art Show at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. The schools represented at the show included Ashburton Elementary School in Bethesda, Candlewood Elementary School in Derwood, and Germantown Elementary School. MCPS uses the annual art show to represent student talents, and illustrate the goals of its Visual Arts curriculum. "The visual arts promote the core competencies - Academic Excellence, Creative Problem-solving, and Social Emotional Learning - identified by MCPS as essential to prepare students for success in the 21st century," the school system explained in a description displayed alongside the artwork.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Public art installation complete at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda (Photos)

"Carpe Diem," the new public art installation at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. is now complete. Local artist Nicole Bourgea painted the mural, one of many she has been commissioned to create in the region. Get a close up view of the mural yourself on Level 2, outside of Minte.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

New mural by local artist at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda

Westfield Montgomery Mall
is adding public art to its indoor space. "Carpe Diem," a mural by local artist Nicole Bourgea, was in the process of being painted last night. It features two local symbols, the cherry blossom tree and the red-tailed hawk. The short bloom cycle of the cherry blossom and the lightning-fast, snatching attack of the predator hawk reflect the title of the work. Find out more about the artist on her website, and find the mural on Level 2, next to Minte.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Rock Grove shopping center gets new sign, art installation in Rockville (Photos)

A permanent tenant sign has been erected at the new Rock Grove shopping center at 16220 Frederick Road in Rockville. It lists the Comfort Inn hotel, interestingly, along with shopping center tenants Minerva Indian Cuisine, Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins, Luxury Nails and Atlas Pharmacy. Strangely, Qdoba Mexican Eats is not yet on the sign. The property also includes an office building.

Also new at the property is an art installation. It features a tree and soaring eagle, surrounded at the base by real landscaping. 

Friday, December 10, 2021

Public art unveiled at the Ansel apartments in Rockville Town Center (Photos)

Well, you can't say they didn't try to do something different with the public art installations at the new Ansel apartments at 33 Monroe Street in Rockville Town Center. Coverings were removed yesterday from the obelisks, which feature lighted, glowing panels that visually cite cameras, social media photo apps, and Hollywood films.

Among the icons displayed are the Death Star from Star Wars, the Polaroid instant camera, and the Instagram logo. A Regal Cinemas movie theater is within sight of the new obelisks, and they're obviously meant to be photographed for social media. With the unveiling of the art pieces, the sidewalk has reopened at the site.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Public art installed at Ansel apartments in Rockville Town Center (Photos)

Public art has now been installed at the new Ansel apartments at 33 Monroe Street in Rockville Town Center. Suspense remains in the air, however, as the art is about 95% under protective cover. The cover is also wrapped in police tape. Only the top parts are sticking out, but details such as a house are visible.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sculpture commemorates Rockville's legendary Reed Brothers Dodge (Photos)

The Bainbridge Shady Grove apartment building now stands on the former site of the legendary Reed Brothers Dodge dealership at 15955 Frederick Road. But a sculpture now installed on the property pays tribute to the first Dodge dealer in Montgomery County history, and Dodge vehicles themselves. More than 20 feet high, and over 6 feet wide, the public art is inspired by 1939 Dodge headlamps, and the fender of a 1957 Dodge pickup truck.

There's a website that's a must-read if you are interested in learning more about Reed Brothers and Rockville history, or even Dodge vehicle history in general. Reed Brothers Dodge History 1915-2012 had an ongoing series about the design and installation of the sculpture.
Hemi Piston lamps line
the walkway outside
But you have to see it yourself at night for the full impact. Also look for the Hemi piston-inspired light fixtures that line the promenade leading to the Metro station.

Friday, July 17, 2015