Outdoor Concerts at BlackRock
BlackRock Center for the Arts is holding free outdoor summer concerts on Saturday nights at 7 p.m. in July. Upcoming concerts include:
- July 21: The Nighthawks, playing legendary blues and roots rock
- July 28: U.S. Navy Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble
Audience members are invited to bring lawn chairs and non-alcoholic refreshments and picnics. BlackRock Center for the Arts is located at 12901 Town Commons Dr. in Germantown.
For further information about BlackRock, call 301.528.2260 or visit www.blackrockcenter.org.
Playing Soon: “Personals”
In partnership with Tasty Monster Productions, the Arts Barn presents “Personals,” a musical comedy from the creators of the hit TV show “Friends.” This production features book and lyrics by David Crane, Seth Friedman and Marta Kauffman and music by William Dreskin, Joel Philip Friedman, Seth Friedman, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz and Michael Skloff. The show runs July 27 – Aug. 4, with performances on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Admission is $20, $18 for city residents.
“Personals” is a collection of songs, monologues and comic scenes about people who place lonely hearts ads looking for that certain special someone. This show contains adult language and mature themes and is appropriate for those 17 and older.
The Arts Barn is located at 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. For more information and tickets call 301.258.6394 or visit online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn.
“Photographs” at the Activity Center
The city of Gaithersburg presents “Photographs,” featuring the works of photographic artists John Coker and Thomas Germer. The exhibit runs now – Sept. 9 at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Ave. Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
John Coker creates photographic art focusing on single image reflections. His first public body of work, “Reflections in a Lady,” makes its debut with this exhibit. Each photograph captures a lady behind glass — in store windows, kiosks and bus stops — with surrounding street signs reflected in the glass. Coker’s work is the result of one single snap of the shutter, not a double exposure. He has stopped traffic in the middle of the Champs-Elysées, edged pedestrians off the sidewalk along the Thames, and stood on bus stop benches on Broadway to achieve his shooting angle.
As a photographic artist, physicist Thomas Germer likes to explore how lighting, color and perspective affect object perception. In his featured collection, “A Different Form of Watercolor,” he explores the use of colorants in fluids. Inspired by a grade school science demonstration, Germer quickly saw the potential for an art project. In his process, the diffusion of the colorant controls the outcome, as dyes or pigments are added to water. Vases, glasses and bottles, together with different backgrounds, provide the framework for many of the photographs in this collection.
For more information please visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov or contact Andi Rosati at 301.258.6394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.