Graphic from Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County

The Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County will host a public reception tonight (July 6) for the opening of a new exhibit, “Free Space,” in the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room of the Silver Spring Civic Building.

The exhibit is a collaboration between artists Akemi Maegawa and Jackie Hoysted to create a series of installations that encourage visitors to interact with the art in what’s described as “a space where opposing realities occur.”

Maegawa specializes in ceramics and sculpture, while Hoysted works in multiple media including paintings, sculpture, photography and videography.

The reception is from 6-8 p.m. tonight and is free, though AHCMC requests an RSVP. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 7; gallery hours are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Arts Council to Host Opening Reception Tonight