Look In Look Out, Art opening/Symposium, June 4, 2010

Studio Downstairs- Portrait Exhibit - Call for Art

Studio Downstairs- Portrait Exhibit - Call for Art
Everyone is Welcome!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Art Reception for our Look In/ Look Out Exhibit at Montgomery College

Students at Montgomery College in Sally Brucker's Mental health class were treated to the exhibition and shown around by several Studio artists, Claudia and Shannon. It was enlightening and educational and everyone seemed very moved by the work. Good job! !

Claudia and student enjoy their 'look-alike' moment in front of Claudia's piece
 Shannon explains his process
Sally introduces the Show
Students  participate in Make-a-Face
An eager student enjoys the show!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Artspring Day was awesome

It was a great day at ArtSpring enjoying the light and ambiance of the store. Thanks to everyone who came over to the table to make portraits with us.
The show looks beautiful and I was told that many folks have been by to compliment us.
Great Job!

We were surprised to get a call from Verizon Cable Channel One today. A cameraperson came to ArtSpring and filmed us for a good while. We'll get the clip (3 minutes, I was told) next week.

So all in all, today was a good one!
Pictures to follow soon.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Come Out and Visit Us tomorrow-March 19th!

 This Friday, March 19th  12-2 pm at ArtSpring, Silver Spring
Meet the Artists of Studio Downstairs / Create Arts Center
Come make some art work with them and learn all about Studio Downstairs
 Make a portrait with our artists!!  All materials provided.

www.studiodownstairsinsideout.blogspot.com           www.studiodownstairs.org
Open Hours*
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12-6
Friday 12-8
Saturday 10-8
Sunday 1-4:00
8519 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3402
(301) 495-3425

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Our Show is up and ready....come and see us!!!

 ArtSpring Store
8519 Georgia Avenue in SilverSpring MD
Come by and visit us on Friday 12- 2 pm 
We will be in the Store!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Please come out and support us!!

Studio Downstairs Exhibit @ ArtSpring

Studio Downstairs paintingStudio Downstairs is an open art studio at CREATE where adults who have experienced mental illness, addiction, trauma, or loss can meet on a regular basis.  We  will be exhibiting their works at ArtSpring, the Pyramid Atlantic Community Art Store at 8519 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
 March 13-31. 
Studio Downstairs members will be at the Store  on Friday, March 19 from 11 am-2 pm. Stop by and visit, make your own artwork, and support Studio Downstairs.
Learn more about Studio Downstairs on facebook and read our blog.

Come and Support Studio Downstairs!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Make a Face

We want you to create a portrait for our wall "Making Faces" to be shown in June 2010 at our exhibit-  
    Look IN.........    Look OUT!-
             Portraits in Process

Submit as many portraits as you want. They must be 5"wide by 7" tall- any medium including collage, drawing,painting, photograph, computer drawn, printed etc. Any style is fine including realistic or abstract. The portrait can be of yourself, someone you know, or someone you imagined. It might even be a portrait of a pet. All ages and all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. There is no entry fee. All submitted portraits are considered donations and become the property of Studio Downstairs. They will be returned in received in Self addressed and stamped return envelope.
You can upload jpeg images here or you can mail them to:
Studio Downstairs C/O Create Arts Center, 816 Thayer Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland.
All submissions will be exhibited at the Richard Dempsey Gallery, Takoma Park Municipal Center, 8600 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland from June 4-June 30, 2010.

Positive Self Portrait by Claudia-February 24, 2010

I had so much fun doing this. I really got into it. It took me almost 3 hours. I like working with lots of colors!! They are the best. The brightness of the colors reflects the brightness of the hope I feel.

send us your portraits

We are making a wall of portraits 5inches x 7 inches--vertically oriented. Please use any media

Friday, February 19, 2010