Spring Open House 2013: great turnout, great vibes, great art! Thanks to AOB apprentices, staff, and of course, guests, for making this day so memorable. And thanks, too, to artist Lendeh Sherman for lending her terrific photographic skills — the evidence of which you are seeing here. More photos coming soon to our Facebook!
Lead artists past and present: Adjoa Burrowes (left), Carien Quiroga and Natalie Ramirez.
Apprentice artist Audrey F. leading an art-making experience.
Board member/customer June Linowitz with husband Howard Eisner and designer of their commission Samantha P.
Lead artist Carien Quiroga talking with guests.
Alumni Kevin H. and Sarah G. getting caught up on life-to-date.
Guest Bill Halpern working on a letter for the “500 Art-Full Letters” project.
Operations Director Mary Ngo handing off a wrapped gift.
Assistant artist Aprill H. (right) and friends.
Artist and photographer (of many of these photos!) Lendeh Sherman with her mom and brother.
Alumni who closed the event for us. Left to right: Josh, Kevin, Sarah, MIchael and David.
Family members of past and current apprentices Justin and Josh H.
One of a dozen or so delightful cards designed by apprentice artists.
Apprentices on the block 🙂
Aprill and company
Art-making with beads!
One of the gorgeous (if we do say so ourselves) light boxes!
Operations director Mary Ngo with apprentice artist Xinran Z. at the check-out table.
Alum Michael G. happened to be around for the sale of his artwork from last year!
Artist Jacqui Crocetta and daughter/AOB alumna Hana Grothe chatting with E.D. Jan Goldstein.
Raffle item #1 – won by guest Liesel Fenner!
Apprentice Katya R. with guests.
Apprentice artist Horacio C. minding the refreshment table.
Light box displays — and more.
Buttons, buttons, everywhere…!
Amanda makes a sale!
Apprentice Francisco O. giving instructions in button-making.
Guest Rex Smith hearing from Justin H. about the artwork for sale.
Apprentice Nia W. with her aunt.
Alumna Denise W. posing with her arts advocacy letter. (See “500 Art-Full Letters” campaign.
Sample buttons — hand-made and not.
Apprentice artist Audrey F. leading an art activity. Lot’s of takers, too!
Guests Barbara Kaufmann and Liesel Fenner checking out the card rack.
Guest Alex M. working on a special project.
Beautiful mosaic boxes come in many sizes!
Reading about AOB in Bethesda Magazine
Lead Artist Carien Quiroga with artist Cynthia Farrell Johnson
E.D. Jan Goldstein with UMD Prof. Ronit Aschenbach and family