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									M o n t p e l i e r A r t s C e n t e r - 30 Years of Art, 1979-2009
9652 Muirkirk Road Laurel, MD 20708 (301) 377–7800* (410) 792–0664 Fax: (301) 377–7801* tty: (301) 490–2329
Montpelier.arts@pgparks.com

Calendar: September- December 2009
Contact: Ruth Schilling Harwood, Assistant Director, ruth.harwood@pgparks.com See the Montpelier page http://www.pgparksandrec.com/Things_To_Do/Arts/Montpelier_Arts_Center.htm for updates and more information. * Indicates there is a change or additional information from a previously published calendar Please note Montpelier has new phone and fax numbers.

EXHIBITIONS
SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER Sept 10 – October 25 30th Anniversary Reunion Exhibition featuring artists who have been Resident artists at Montpelier over the last 30 years (1979-2009). Reception: Friday September 11, 7-9 pm. SPECIAL EVENT Sunday October 18, 12-5 pm Montpelier Arts Center 30th Anniversary Open House Come celebrate 30 years of art at Montpelier, 1979-2009. Open Studios; Music by the Montpelier Jazz All Stars! Refreshments; Free and open to the public. NOVEMBER November 6- 29 Nov. 5- Dec. 26 Nov 1- Nov. 29 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition featuring works on paper, Main gallery Traudis Kennedy, Large abstract Paintings, Library Gallery Roslyn Logsdon and Linda Bernard Fiber works and ceramics by Montpelier resident artists, Resident Artist Gallery Reception for the artists in November exhibitions, Friday, November 6, 7-9 pm DECEMBER Dec. 6- Jan. 3 19th Annual Open Juried Patuxent Art League Exhibition, Main gallery Open to all Maryland artists over the age of 18. The prospectus will be available online at www.pgparks.com/places/artsfac/mac.html after Oct. 1.

Through Dec. 26 Traudis Kennedy, Large abstract Paintings, Library Gallery Dec 6-31 Works by current resident artists at Montpelier, Resident Artist Gallery Reception for the artists in December exhibitions, Sunday, December 6, 2-4 pm Sunday, Dec. 6, 12-5pm. SPECIAL EVENT-Seventh Annual Artists Open House Resident artists’ studios will be open for a special holiday sale. This is an opportunity to visit the studios, meet the artists and shop for art especially made for giving at this holiday time.

ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN, TEENS & ADULTS *
Montpelier has two new classrooms and several new class offerings! New classes include an Audio Recording Workshop and an expanded Digital Photography and Digital Animation lab for both children (10 yrs+) and adults. Registration for Fall Classes begins August 17th. Most classes begin the week of Sept 13. See www.pgparks.com for listings and complete details.

PERFORMANCES

Fall Jazz Series
The first concert of the Montpelier Fall Jazz Series will be held on Friday, September 25. Don’t wait until then to buy your tickets! This series often sells out in the first week of individual sales. Series tickets ($120 for all 7 concerts) go on sale Tuesday, August 18 at 8:30 am. Individual concert tickets ($20/ concert) go on sale Tuesday, August 25. Friday, Sept. 25, 8 pm Buck Hill Quartet Local jazz legend, Buck Hill is known world–wide for his soulful and flawless saxophone playing. During his long career he has appeared onstage with Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie among others. Friday, Oct. 2, 8 pm Carl Grubbs A winner of the inaugural Baker Prize, Carl Grubbs is a Baltimore treasure and an innovative saxophonist who should not be missed. Friday, Oct. 9, 8 pm Frederic Yonnet This concert features the unique sounds of a jazz harmonica, played by a musician with boundless energy. Friday, Oct. 16, 8 pm Esther Williams & Davey Yarborough SOLD OUT Esther’s flawless vocals and Davey’s haunting flute and saxophone sound so good in the Montpelier concert space that you should not miss this eminent jazz couple. Yarborough is also featured with the late Sir Roland Hanna on Montpelier’s CD, Royal Essence, An Evening of Ellington. Friday, Oct. 23, 8 pm Robert and Chuck Redd with Tommy Cecil These brothers, percussionist/vibraphonist Chuck and pianist Robert always play great sophisticated jazz; Add in bassist Tommy Cecil and you’re got a dynamic jazz trio that’s not to be missed! Friday, Oct. 30, 8 pm Cedar Walton SOLD OUT The first pianist to record with John Coltrane. He also played with Eddie Harris and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and has enjoyed a long solo career as well. Come hear a legend! Friday, November 13, 8 pm Steve Abshire Quartet This popular guitarist is featured on Montpelier’s latest CD, Dick Morgan, Live at Montpelier and will bring his own quartet to Montpelier for this final concert of the fall jazz series.

The Classical Recital Series
Sundays September 20- October 25 at 3 pm Enjoy these excellent classical musicians in the intimate and acoustically rich concert setting of the Main Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center. The recitalists are the winners of the 2008/2009 competition. Call the center at (301) 377-7800 to make a reservation. Suggested donation for recitals is $5. Sunday, Sept. 20*, 3 pm Zane Forshee, Guitar This Peabody Conservatory trained guitarist won first prize in the National Guitar Workshop Solo Guitar Competition and in the Baltimore Music Clubs Strings competition. He plays beautifully as both a soloist and a chamber musician

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Sunday, Oct. 11, 3 pm Basso Moderno Duo, Solo Bass and Piano Basso Moderno Duo are Allan Von Schenkel, a creative bass soloist and Kristen Williams, a talented pianist and soprano soloist, whose mission is to promote the works of living composers from all over the world by commissioning works for bass and piano. Sunday, Oct. 25, 3 pm Marcolivia, Violin and Violin/Viola Duo Marcolivia are Olivia Hajioff and Marc Ramirez, an award-winning violin and violin/viola duo who perform music from all styles and periods, including Folk Music, French Duos spanning 300 years, and Salon/Virtuoso concerts. HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE Friday, Dec. 11, 8 pm. Baltimore Choral Arts Society in a performance of holiday music and Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols.* Tickets: $20/ $18 for members and seniors. MONTPELIER FILM SERIES* Saturdays, Dec. 12 & 19, and Jan. 9 & 16, 6 pm Family as Art/Art on Film Each of this year’s films depicts family relationships in different ways, sometimes funny, other times scary, but always interesting. Again this year, dinner will be served so set aside Saturday for dinner and a movie! Dec. 12, 6 pm Eat Drink Man Woman (PG/13) Comedy/Drama in Chinese with subtitles; Chinese food Dec 19, 6 pm The Savages (R) Drama in English; Buffalo; Wings and other upstate New York fare Jan 9, 6 pm Harvey (PG/13) Comedy/Drama in English; Fantasy Food Jan 16, 6 pm Eastern Promises (R) Gangster movie in English; Russian food Tickets: $20/night or $18/night for seniors & members Indicates there is a change or additional information from a previously published calendar  ______________________________________________________________________________________
Arts Programs of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission are supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where arts thrive, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency that believes a great nation deserves great art

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The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the facility at least two weeks in advance of the program start date to request an accommodation (i.e. sign language interpreter, support staff, etc.).

Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.

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