Artists & Makers Studios Presents Travis ChildersOnce in a Lifetime, Resident Artist Exhibit Running with Scissors, and the Member Artists of Gallery 209

By East City Art Editorial Team on October 2, 2022

Fri, October 7 2022 — Wed, October 26 2022

Courtesy of Artists & Makers Studios.
First Friday Opening: Friday, October 7 from 5pm to 9pm
Meet the Artist with Travis Childers: Saturday, October 22 from 1pm to 3pm

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville will welcome featured artist Travis Childers for his exhibit “Once in a Lifetime” with two additional exhibits and an Open Studio event. The October 7th First Friday evening opening will run from 5pm – 9pm and will usher in the gallery season and a return to First Fridays. Enjoy additional exhibits – “Running with Scissors” with Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 Artists exhibiting their latest work. Childers says: “We often use the phrase: Once in a Lifetime to signify some positive or miraculous moment in a history or a person’s life. These moments are forks in the road that redirect the individual on another path that they may have never dreamed of before. But a once in a lifetime moment can also refer to dramatic or tragic events in which case, we’re thankful they are only once in a lifetime. The recent pandemic was just such a paradigm for us as a society and individuals. Most of the works in this show came out of my time in isolation during the pandemic as I dealt with the medical, social and political upheavals we were confronted with. Some of the pieces deal with the psychological toll of being confronted with the instability of the systems and structures we’ve created to maintain order. Other pieces make comments about human nature and our relationship to others and nature. But all the works are a product of my attempt to make sense of it all. Maybe it’s not our destiny to figure it all out, but once in a lifetime we get a chance to slow down and try.”

“Once in a Lifetime” with featured artist Travis Childers
“Running with Scissors” with Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Exhibits for Travis Childers, the Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 will run from September 28th through October 26th. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is a two-year-old jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries, and a classroom/workshop studio for rent. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

Artists & Makers Studios is located at 11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210, Rockville, MD.