JRACRAFT Block Party at Mount Rainier’s Artists Behind the Tracks Studios

By Editorial Team on September 12, 2022

Sat, 17 September 2022 - Sat, 17 September 2022

Washington Glass School Facade. Image courtesy Michael Janis.


Event: September 17 from Noon-3pm

Join the James Renwick Alliance for Craft in Mount Rainer at the Artist Behind the Tracks Studios for an arts block party in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The festivity will include open studios, artist demonstrations, LuvPlates food truck, a live mural painting and, of course, anniversary cake!

Participating artists and organizations include:

– Zenith Foundation Mobile Wood Truck featuring a woodturning demonstration by the Montgomery County Woodturners*
– Blue Fire Ceramic Studio featuring a tile painting demo by Robert Devers and a Balik demo by Kelly Posey*
– Washington Glass School including Michael Janis, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Christina Helowicz, with a demonstration of enameling on glass by Patricia De Poel Wilberg*
​- Multimedia artists Martha Jackson Jarvis and Njena Surae Jarvis and abstract artist Anne Marchand
– Mosaic artist Valerie Theberge featuring a mosaic demonstration*
​- Orange Door Studios including Ellyn Weiss, Veronica Szalus, Brian Williams and Ellen Sinel
– Painter Janis Goodman
– Blue Door Studios including Alec Simpson
– Otis Street Art Projects including the studios of Chris Bohner, Gloria Chapa, Chris Combs, Elizabeth Curren, Art Drauglis, Liz Lescault, Kirsty Little, Shelley Lowenstein, CeCi Cole McInturff, Lisa Rosenstein, David Mordini

Artists behind the tracks is located at 3700 Otis St, Mt Rainier, MD 20712