With a FREE three-day event at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center,
January 19-21, 11am-4pm each day Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, will celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with MLK Days, a three-day family-friendly event, to be held Saturday, January 19 through Monday, January 21, 11am to 4pm each day. Admission is free; donations are gladly accepted! Visiting artist Pinkie Strother will lead visitors in the creation of a nostalgic public art project. An artist, educator, and speaker, Pinkie resides in Fuquay-Varina North Carolina, but was born and grew up in Calvert County, Maryland. Her work reflects her experiences and memories of her childhood and community; and explores topics, such as faith, family and segregation. She holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Arts and her work has been exhibited along the East Coast. Pinkie’s exhibition, “Childhood Memories,” comprised of paintings and sculptures will be on display during MLK Days. Meet the artist, hear her stories, and work with her to create a collaborative community of clay figurines.
“We’re thrilled to offer a creative and uplifting event each year that invites the community to come together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream.” says Stacey Hann-Ruff, director of Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.
Guests at MLK Days can also enjoy, the popular “Tent of Many Colors,” a giant indoor communal coloring tent that transforms the Murray Arts Building into a gathering space that is both peaceful and inspiring. Step inside the tent and enjoy the therapeutic qualities of coloring! Coloring supplies will be available for use and all ages are welcome. Guests are also invited to step into the artLAB Creative Reuse Center to create an original piece of art to take home inspired by Dr. King. And finally, guests are invited to tour the Spotlight Series exhibit “Celebrating the Legacy of the Creative Arts Forum”, in the Kay Daugherty Gallery. The exhibit features works by Charlie Hewitt, Carolyn Egeli, Jane Rowe, and Bud Adams, four artists who were influenced by, and involved in, the formation of the Creative Arts Forum in Southern Maryland in the 1970s. MLK Days is appropriate for all ages; admission is free, donations are gladly accepted. For additional information please call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org.