FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2022
Media contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311
Program Contact: Marcus Seisay, 301-377-7807
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation Prince George’s County Announces
April Events at Montpelier Arts Center
Riverdale, Md. – The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, part of the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is proud to announce its new events at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Md. Available to the public throughout April, they include:
April 2 – May 1, 2022
Public Reception: Saturday, April 10, 2022, 2–4 pm
53rd Annual Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition – Organized by the Laurel Art Guild, this annual exhibit is juried by a regional professional and showcases the work of artists ages 18 and older who live in the Washington metropolitan area and surrounding states. The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, photographs, wall-hung sculptures, collages, and more.
Thursday, April 7, 2022, noon
Venus Dodson- Venus Dodson’s objective is to soothe the soul, bring joy, and encourage compassion through music. Her versatility is reminiscent of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, and her styling is comparable to that of great Sara Vaughn. Though Venus is her own planet, her love for Brazilian jazz is quite evident in her lively performances.
The cost of tickets for the Smooth Sounds for Seniors Concert Series is $12. Call 301-377-7800 for more information and to purchase a ticket or click here to purchase online.
Friday, April 22, 2022, 8 pm
Eric Byrd Trio- For almost two decades, the Eric Byrd Trio, pianist/ vocalist, Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso Young Jr., have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and be-bop, the trio also embraces gospel and blues as core elements of their expansive performance style. Their body of work spans seven unique studios and live recordings in which they shine as a trio. Montpelier is delighted to bring the Eric Byrd Trio to the stage to perform standard and original compositions.
The cost of tickets for Live! @ Montpelier Concert Series is $25. Call 301-377-7800 for more information and to purchase a ticket or click here to purchase online.
Saturday, April 30, 10 am- 4 pm
Annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea, and the Arts – Welcome spring and delight in the sights and sounds of nature, art, and history at this fun festival for the entire family. While visiting the Montpelier Arts Center, our Resident Artists will be happy to meet you and give engaging conversation about the art they do, the media used to produce it, and in some cases, give a demonstration of their techniques. On your stroll through the Arts Center, take time to see our three galleries and view the exhibitions of David Brosch, Catherine Kleeman, and the Laurel Art Guild 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition. At 1 pm, join us in the Main Gallery for a classical recital featuring Grace Liu to round out your day with us.
Montpelier Arts Center is open Monday through Saturday to the public from 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more about these and other upcoming events at https://www.mncppc.org/2143/Montpelier-Arts-Center.
About Montpelier Arts Center
Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts & Cultural Heritage Division. The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The Department of Parks & Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.
About the Department
The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.