Friday, October 2, 2015

When was this art a tree?

On Sept 20 at the @PGParks Annual Hispanic Festival @GetToKnow artists Caryl Henry Alexander, Penny Gamble Williams and Angela Adrar were in the mix!

A beautiful day and lots of creative family fun-out in NATURE.

Together with community we made a beautiful charm in honor of the our waterways. The piece is a wierd combo of streams-rivers-our bay and the ocean. LOL!

Our offering was an activity that creatively reused a car door box from my local body shop.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Calling ALL Nature loving Prince Georgians!

Have you had your 2015 Get To Know Experience?

Spirits are high as participants are enjoying their Summer break from school and are busy enjoying the outdoors with our GTK artist  Penny Gamble Williams.

Penny has been working with a great group of young people at Bladensberg Community Center two times a week. 

They have been exploring the natural beauty of our local environment with drawing. Her drawing exercises stress the importance of connecting with nature by observing the colors and shapes of trees, plants, water, sky, clouds and insects.


 “The earth is what we all have in common.” 
   Wendell Berry

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Big Day for PG Parks' 2015 GTK

June 30 is a great day for PG Parks' Get To Know program! We had many artists literally "out in the field" with our fun loving Prince Georges county youth. At playgrounds and community centers throughout our community, we got outdoors together and engaged in creative activities  to reflect their experiences. Reports from our artists team reflect an awesome day for all!
Artist Angela Adrar at Spring Hill ES reports that they "love the mandalas" that were collaboratively created with natural materials from the school grounds.
Poet Sistah Joy shared her experience, "The kids were great" at Templeton ES and she wants to return to take it to the next level with them to write more about nature!
Visual artist Penny Gamble Williams writes "WOW! What a great day, the students and I had at the Bladensberg CC. Going out and observing trees, plants, moss and our crawling and winged relatives was an adventure. The staff are great! Lots of good drawings....raw talent1 Looking forward to the next session!"
 Musician Khari Shelton, on his first day with the program, led a large group of students in hands on instrument making. He has two more workshops with them and we are looking forward to hearing the music that they will create together inspired by nature!
Proud of our good work in support of developing nature loving PG County youth! Onward!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Get To Know Kickoff

Welcome to the 2015 Get to Know Art and Nature Contest!
We are having our BIG Kickoff event at Watkins Regional Park Nature Center.
Friday May 1 10-noon! Stay tuned for pics and stories.
Get outdoors and enjoy nature! 
Tis the season!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thanks so much to Ahmina Bushrod for her awesome video!

Greetings GTK Art and Nature Lovers!
Have you had a chance to see this great virtual tour of our Get to Know Exhibition at the Curry Sports and Learning Center? 
It is a fun watch! Enjoy!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Congratulations to PGPark's GTK Maryland Statewide Winners!

It's 2015 and we are still receiving awards for our 2014 season!
We just found out that there were 3 winners from  Prince George’s County. 
CONGRATULATIONS! To our PG Parks Get To Know winners
Go to this link and you can see them.