Tuesday, May 14, 2013
After receiving a large number of votes in the Partners in Preservation contest, the Greenbelt theater was awarded money for renovations.
The Old Greenbelt Theatre will be able to renovate its art deco lobby, after it was awarded a $75,000 grant from Partners in Preservation. For nearly a month, the Greenbelt theater competed against other historic places in the DC metro area for the possibility of winning some grant money to help them rennovate. Although they did not take first place, they were still awarded $75,000 after a committee reviewed their needs. Here's a list of some of the other winners.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Closing exhibits will not be replaced to save on security costs.
Exhibits that are scheduled to close at the Hirshhorn, National Museum of African Art and Smithsonian will not be replaced due to sequestration, according to a Smithsonian spokeswoman. Linda St. Thomas told the DCist website that “in terms of the security of our visitors, bigger crowds require more security,” but she added, “Every museum is still open every day.” The actual number of exhibits accessible to visitors at open museums are yet another casualty of sequestration. On April 16, Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough warned Congress of the potential effects of sequestration on the area’s museums - gallery closings, reduced educational program offerings and building maintenance issues. The Hirshhorn, National Museum of African Art and…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Spend Sunday afternoon being creative in Greenbelt.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Looking for some exciting things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. Submit your event in the Greenbelt Patch events calendar. Free Ageless Grace Classes Arts Drop-In: Dazzling 3D Paper Pop-Up Art Identity in the Shadow of the Slave Trade Coffee with Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith RKC Kidz Expo - Free Admission NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore's 30th Anniversary Gala Free Health and Wellness Seminar Highland Tea
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Bachelor & The Bad Actress and Takoma Hollow will take the stage in Greenbelt, MD.
The disparity of wealth in the Unites States concerns Joe Harris, singer and songwriter with Bachelor & the Bad Actress, which will perform Tuesday in the New Deal Café. Harris is also troubled by his belief that the music industry is not addressing the disparity—or writing many protest songs in general. In an interview Tuesday, Harris reflected back to the '60s when musicians challenged the war and the establishment. He doesn't see that going on in the mainstream music scene today, he said. "The mainstream are too much enjoying their wealth and popularity to actually challenge the people who are largely responsible for that life they're enjoying," Harris said. He thinks that is a part of the problem, another is that protest songs are hard…
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The consummate artist, Guernsey’s etchings and mixed media drawings are on display in the Café, where he also plays jazz and blues piano on the weekends.
In many ways John Guernsey epitomizes an artist’s dilemma – the extraordinary desire to create with little interest in marketing the final results. The images and shades that pour out of his imagination are the profit that he seeks. Guernsey said, other than trying to make enough to support his work, money has little to do with it, “It’s not a motivating factor at all. I don’t knock on anyone’s door.” Now on exhibit in the New Deal Café, “Seeing is Believing” displays detailed etchings that blur the boundaries between reality and imagination, ushering forth evocative images of intense detail, so intense that Guernsey only produces around one a year. His mixed media drawings and an acryllic painting are also showcased, swimming with points …