Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007

Trawick Prize exhibit opens

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Work by the 11 finalists in the Trawick Prize Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards will be on display Tuesday through Sept. 28 at Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The top prize winner will be announced Sept. 5.

The finalists are:

Mary Coble, Mary Early, Inga Frick, Baby Martinez and Kathleen Shafer, all of Washington, D.C.; Jo Smail, Baltimore and Nicholas F. Wisniewski of Baltimore; Suzanna Fields and Bruce Wilhelm, of Richmond, Va.; Jeanine Harkleroad of Chesapeake, Va. and Linda Hesh of Alexandria, Va.

There will be an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14 in conjunction with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

This is the fifth anniversary for the Trawick Prize, which awards $14,000 in prize money to four artists from Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

Woman’s Club to hold antiques show

Antiques including fine American, English and continental furniture and accessories, including Chinese, English, French and American ceramics, silver, glass, jewelry and more will be for sale at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase’s 47th annual Antiques Show Sept. 7-9.

Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 9. The show takes place at the clubhouse, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase.

Sandy Taylor, Nathalie Bramson and Kathy Ewell are co-chairs. Honorary co-chairs of the gala are Her Excellency Elena Poptodorova, ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria; Jackie King, wife of Ambassador Michael King of Barbados; and Shahin Mafi, CEO of Health Care Connection, Inc.

Special events include a Gala Preview Party and early buying hours on Sept. 6, antique appraisals on Sept. 8 and 9 and expert lectures and a complimentary wine and cheese reception on Sept. 8.

Admission is $15 at the door, $12 for club members. Special events have additional fees. Proceeds from the show support local community service organizations.

For information, call 301-652-8480.

Wildlife art on display

Bethesda artist Diane Ford will show her wildlife art from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday in the John Hollingsworth Gallery wing at the Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wild Life Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop Drive, Laurel.

Ford is a lifelong Bethesda resident who was influenced at a young age by the beauty and serenity of Rock Creek Park.

Adventures in glass

A new exhibit, ‘‘New Glass Adventures,” will highlight a variety of glass making techniques from Sept. 8-23 at the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo.

The show features glass sketches, painting on glass and other innovative methods by artists Michaela Borghese, Awie Botes, Sue Hill, Wendy Jarcho and Laurie Tompkins.

The opening reception is 4-6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the center, located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd.

It is open from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For information, call Wendy Jarcho at 301-320-0987 or e-mail

Enjoy the riverin four-part harmony

The Glen Echoes Barbershop Quartet will perform a cappella and in close-harmony at the River Center at Lockhouse 8 from 3-4 p.m. Sept. 9.

The group sings songs from the 1890s and other traditional favorites. To RSVP for this free event, contact Judy Welles at 301-608-1188 or by e-mailing Welles @ The center is located in the C&O Canal National Historic Park at Cabin John.

Glen Echo Park celebrates Labor Day with art show

The 37th Annual Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo Park will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday in the historic Spanish Ballroom.

An opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

The show features the work of more than 200 artists — both adults and children — from the mid-Atlantic region. Many of the artists have a connection to Glen Echo Park, either as students or teachers.

The display includes a wide range of media, such as sculpture, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography and furniture. Most artwork will also be for sale. Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to display original works of art in this non-juried show.

This year, in conjunction with the Labor Day Art Show, Glen Echo Park will also host an Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, that will introduce adults and children to the wide range of visual arts, dance and performance classes offered at the park this fall. The Open House will take place at the Park from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature free classes and demonstrations.

The free event is sponsored by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture Inc. Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. For more information, visit

Labor Day closings

All federal, state and county offices, courts and libraries will be closed Monday. Trash and recycling will be collected one day later. Ride On and Metrobus will operate on a Sunday schedule; Metrorail will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight. Parking at county lots, garages and meters will be free. County liquor stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except in Auburn, Cabin John, Diamond Square, Gaithersburg and Twinbrook.