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Solomons, MD – January 10, 2020 –  Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, will celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with MLK Days, an annual event that brings the community together for three days of uplifting creativity and inspriation.  This year’s event will take place Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20, 11am to 4pm each day. Admission is free; donations are gladly accepted! Visiting Baltimore artist Gary Webb will guide visitors through the creation of a community art project titled, “Faces of a Dream.”  Inspired by the art of Mr. Webb, the project invites guests of all ages to create a wire mask using using the artist’s “webbing technique” of twisting and bending different kinds of wire into a self-protrait mask. Each wire portrait will be added to an ever growing wall of faces, celebrating the diversity and beauty of our community. Materials appropriate for different ages and abilities will be available.   


“We’re thrilled to offer this creative and uplifting event each year that invites the community to come together to celebrate Dr. King’s dream by working together to build something beautiful.” 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 gallery into a gathering space that is both peaceful and inspiring. Step inside the colorful 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 visit the artLAB Creative Reuse Center to create an original piece of art to take home inspired by Dr. King.  Guests can also tour a gallery show featuring the work of Mr. Webb.  MLK Days is an unforgettable opportunity to reflect upon the legacy of Dr. King and affirm his message of acceptance and understanding.  You won’t want to miss this unique and memorable community event. 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.




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Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland, celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with MLK Days, Saturday, January 18, 11am to 4pm, with creative and uplifting art activities, including a community art project, titled “Faces of a Dream,” inspried by the work of Baltimore artist Gary Webb; gathering in the “Tent of Many Colors;” and, a hands-on art project in the artLAB. Activities are appropriate for all ages. A special exhibit featuring the work of Mr. Webb will also be on disaply. Admission is free! For additional information please call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org.


Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland, celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with MLK Days, Sunday, January 19, 11am to 4pm, with creative and uplifting art activities, including a community art project, titled “Faces of a Dream,” inspried by the work of Baltimore artist Gary Webb; gathering in the “Tent of Many Colors;” and, a hands-on art project in the artLAB. Activities are appropriate for all ages. A special exhibit featuring the work of Mr. Webb will also be on disaply. Admission is free! For additional information please call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org.


Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland, celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with MLK Days, Monday, January 20, 11am to 4pm, with creative and uplifting art activities, including a community art project, titled “Faces of a Dream,” inspried by the work of Baltimore artist Gary Webb; gathering in the “Tent of Many Colors;” and, a hands-on art project in the artLAB. Activities are appropriate for all ages. A special exhibit featuring the work of Mr. Webb will also be on disaply. Admission is free! For additional information please call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org.


About Annmarie Garden

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie Garden is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 35 works of art on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Annmarie Garden also presents a variety of award-winning special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs. Annmarie Garden’s Studio School offers creative classes for all ages and abilities taught by a talented faculty. Annmarie Garden is conveniently located just off Route 2-4, on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland; open 9am-5pm daily; the Murray Arts Building and Gift Shop are open 10am-5pm daily. To learn more, visit www.annmariegarden.org.                      




Directions to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

From Washington DC (about a 60 minute drive): take Route 4 South to Capital Beltway Exit 11 (to Prince Frederick). Continue on 4 South, following signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.  From Baltimore (Beltway I-695):  take I-97 (Annapolis) to Route 301 South (Bowie). Continue on 301 to Route 4 and follow signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.  From Annapolis: follow Route 2 South towards Prince Frederick/Solomons. Left (South) onto Route 2/4 at Sunderland light. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.





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