âJosephâ Comes to Arts Barn Theatre
In partnership with Damascus Theatre Company, the Arts Barn presents âJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,â a family production with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show runs June 8 – 24, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission is $18; $16 for city residents; and $9 for students through grade 12.
The story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this parable about a fatherâs favorite son who is blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to a variety of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to pop and rock ânâ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
For more information and tickets call 301.258.6394 or visit online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn.
On Display at Arts Barn Gallery
The city of Gaithersburg presents Chinese brush painting and calligraphy by Nellie Chao and Kit-Keung Kan, the glass works of Eileen Martin, and drawings by Vian Shamounki Borchert and her students at the Arts Barn Gallery now through July 15. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Nellie Chaoâs pursuit of Chinese brush painting and calligraphy began in the mid-1990s. Chao enjoys the freedom of painting with the po mo technique of splashing or pouring watercolor and ink on shikishi gold board. She has won many prestigious awards, including the National Capital Orchid Societyâs âBest Painting of the Showâ and âFirst Place of Asian Brush Painting.â
Kit-Keung Kan studied traditional Chinese painting under Leung Pak-Yu, Chow Yat Fung, and Kan Maytin, and studied calligraphy under Au Kin-Kung. He used traditional techniques to study rural landscapes of Hong Kong in the 1960s, and went through abstraction through simplification in the 1980s. Recently his painting is specialized on white water and waterfalls. His treatment is realistic, but often borders on abstractionism.
Eileen Martin is skilled in all areas of the glass art trade beyond freestanding glasswork. Although the bulk of her work is commissioned stained glass, she also does repair and restoration work. Martinâs work spans cold, warm and hot glass forming techniques and includes commissioned stained glass for churches, residences and businesses, as well as dishware, interior panels, jewelry and sculptural art. After taking classes with Tony Glander, a glass artist currently in residence at the Arts Barn, she decided on a career change and opened her own studio/gallery in a barn in Olney.
Vian Shamounki Borchert is a professional artist and a graduate of The Corcoran College of Art and Design. She has a master web design degree. Borchertâs expressionistic and abstracted art illustrates a poetic mood and a thoughtful journey in the world of painting. She has many years of experience teaching art classes in acrylic, watercolor and drawing.
Please note that most artwork is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artist. For more information please contact Andi Rosati at 301.258.6394, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Arts Barn online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn.
Camera Club Exhibits at Mansion
The city of Gaithersburg presents The Photographerâs Eye, a juried exhibit featuring images by members of the Gaithersburg Camera Club, at the Kentlands Mansion now through July 22. This exhibit was juried by Mark van Bergh.
The Gaithersburg Camera Club serves upper Montgomery County and its almost 150 members range from beginning to professional photographers. All levels of experience are represented in this show including those who are exhibiting for the first time along with award-winning photographers. Landscape, architectural, nature, portrait, and abstract photography are featured.
The Gaithersburg Camera Club meets twice a month. For dates, times, and locations visit www.gaithersburgcameraclub.org
Viewing of the exhibit is by appointment only. Please call the Mansion at 301.258.6425 to schedule a visit.
Please note that most artwork is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artist. For more information please contact Andi Rosati at 301.258.6394 or email@example.com or visit Kentlands Mansion online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/kentlandsmansion.