November 8, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

‘Shirley & Walter’ Sculpture Memorializes Two DC Sports Legends

Two of Washington DC’s sports icons were memorialized on Saturday at Povich Field in Bethesda.  The ‘Shirley & Walter’ bronze sculpture was unveiled in front of an invitation-only crowd of about 100 people at the home of Big Train Baseball. Speakers included Maury Povich, son of Shirley, Hank Thomas, grandson of Walter Johnson, ESPN baseball […]

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November 5, 2021 | Staff Writer

Walter Johnson, Shirley Povich Sculpture to be Unveiled Saturday

Washington DC sports icons Walter Johnson and Shirley Povich will be memorialized with a sculpture on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Povich Field, home of the Bethesda Big Train baseball league, in Bethesda. The life-sized bronze sculpture, called “Shirley & Walter,” depicts legendary Washington Post sports columnist Shirley Povich interviewing Washington Senators’ Hall of Fame pitcher […]

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September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Sandy Spring Museum Offers Socially-Distanced Outdoor ‘Artina’ Exhibit 

The COVID-19 pandemic is keeping many people home and many buildings closed. The Sandy Spring Museum remains closed however its annual summer outdoor exhibit “Artina” still went on display this year.  The widespread exhibit makes social distancing easy. This year’s theme focuses on light, illumination and climate change. Artina 2020 is on display until Nov. […]

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May 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Google Doodle Honors Glenstone Artist

An artist whose sculptures are on display at Glenstone Museum in Potomac is featured on Wednesday’s Google Doodle. Ruth Asawa, a Japanese-American artist and educator, is the first person Google Doodle is celebrating for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. In honor of Asian-American Pacific Islander month in the US, a #GoogleDoodle for Japanese-American artist & educator […]

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April 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

End of the Line for a Metro Car

What do you do with an old 80,000-pound subway car Metro doesn’t want anymore? If you’re building new development around the Grosvenor Strathmore Metro Station, you send it to a subway chop shop and build seven pop-up shops out of the steel husk. “It’s about trying to create great developments that are beautiful and are […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Public Art in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

The city of Gaithersburg unveiled a new sculpture of former Mayor Ed Bohrer at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm earlier this year. Find out more about the city’s public art in this report, below:

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May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Dedicates Sculpture of Former Mayor Ed Bohrer (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

There’s a new addition to the city of Gaithersburg’s Art in Public Places program. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City Councilmembers have dedicated a sculpture that depicts former Mayor W. Edward Bohrer, Jr.. The late mayor’s family joined city officials for the ceremony at Bohrer Park on Monday evening. Created by Montgomery County artist and […]

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July 21, 2015 | Jeff Getek

Riderwood’s Feast For the Eyes III Art Showcase Begins Wednesday

“We have to do it.” Those were the words of Paul Forbes, a U.S. Army veteran in World War II & a lifetime artist, when asked why he continues to paint, sketch and experiment with other media…at age 86. He continued that “expressing one’s self through art is like breathing.” Paul’s passion is symbolic of […]

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November 18, 2014 | Krista Brick

Crown Unveils Gaithersburg’s 24th Art in Public Space (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Crown development unveiled a 750-pound bronze sculpture called “Inner Being” Tuesday, marking the City of Gaithersburg’s 24th piece of public art. Charles Strain created the 8-foot bronze sculpture that is a looping figure on the corner of Fields Road and Decoverly Drive. The artwork is encircled by brick columns. Strain said he used a […]

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November 14, 2014 | Krista Brick

Crown to Dedicate Sculpture

The first piece of public art at Crown, a 182-acre mixed-use community in Gaithersburg is scheduled to be dedicated during a ceremony with the artist and city officials on Nov. 18. Inner Being is a 750-pound bronze sculpture created by Charles Strain, a Missouri-based sculptor whose work explores the fusion of man and nature, according […]

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