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Art Work Studio School Celebrates First Anniversary in Mount Rainier with Fundraiser

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Event:  Saturday, October 22 at 7pm

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Art Works Studio School, invites members of the Washington Metropolitan community to join them in celebration of Art Works first anniversary in Mount Rainier, MD.

Art Works’ fundraiser will be held Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by Carla Hall, Top Chef Fan Favorite and Co-Host on ABC’s new show THE CHEW and will feature the music of Duke Ellington and Howard University graduate, Brian Settles and the Brian Settles Trio. The evening, held at art matters gallery on the premises of the school, will celebrate Art Works’ unique marriage of visual art education and social justice while offering guests a beer tasting and charcuterie courtesy Pizzeria Paradiso, home of one of the area’s finest beer lists, and vegan fare courtesy foodie custom catering of Takoma Park, Md.

Founded by artist and educator, Barbara Johnson, in 1990, Art Works Studio School has now found its true home in Johnson’s hometown of Mount Rainier, Maryland. Johnson says, “We’re so happy to be part of the burgeoning arts district along Rhode Island Avenue. Art Works is dedicated to serving the needs of the surrounding communities.”

Art Works’ mission is to inspire creativity and confidence in people of all ages through arts education. The organization’s primary goals are to offer affordable visual and life arts classes for all ages, provide an avenue for emerging artists to exhibit their work, and to create a safe, fun environment for youth within their community. Johnson states, “The life of a community benefits when people realize their potential and explore their creativity. In this way, art works.”

During its’ first year, Art Works Studio School has doubled in size from a 1,000 square foot classroom studio to over 2,000 square feet of classroom studio, gallery and office space. Art Works’ programming includes several visual arts classes for children, teens, and adults including drawing, painting, and sculpture. In addition, Art Works offers drop-in studio time for children and adults including Toddler Time, Pre-School Play, and Tinker Time. Art Works’ programming serves over 100 children and adults weekly.

New to Art Works’ is art matters, an 800 square foot gallery dedicated to exhibiting art by emerging artists, social activists, and our students. The current exhibition, Suffering Rendered features the paintings of animal rescue activist, and president of Animal Rescue Corps, Scotlund Haisley of Takoma Park, Maryland.

Art Works Studio School  and Gallery is located at 3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier, MD 20712. For more information  visit www.artworksnow.org or call 301-454-0808.

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