Have you visited Silver Spring Museum lately? Sandy Spring Museum was founded in 1981 when a group of residents led by Delmas Wood, an insurance salesman and auctioneer, noted that the community’s history was being sold off with every passing of a long-time resident.
At Sandy Spring Museum, it’s all about the community. Everything they do, every milestone they celebrate, every program and exhibit is here for the community and because of the community. The museum is a place where people can develop meaningful connections by exploring community history through the visual, literary, and performing arts. In recent years they have evolved from a traditional history museum into a dynamic, participatory cultural arts community center.
One such instance can be found in their new exhibit: ARTINA 2020: LIGHT: A Sculptural Solar Dance. This exhibit is the perfect outdoor activity to enjoy during these times of social distancing. This outdoor juried sculpture garden by members of the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is installed throughout the rustic museum grounds. Guests may view the exhibit during daylight hours, any day of the week, no reservations required. There is free onsite parking. Indoor use of the facility, including restrooms will not be permitted. Guests are asked to use their discretion while enjoying the exhibit, mask use is required.
Under the reality of climate change, renewable energy offers solutions for the future. In this exhibit, artists use sculpture to explore the need for better environmental responsibility, re-imagining solar energy as an art form. Some artists adopted sunlight as the medium, subject matter, or energy source. Others explored how light, sun, and energy intersect, capturing the importance of sustainability: art made with sunlight—the energy source for life on Earth.
Jean Kim – Sun Burst, Beyond the Spectrum
Jeff Chyatte – Resolute II, Labyrinth
Davide Prete – Renewable Energy Policies
Ira Tattelman – Photosynthesis
Carol Brown Goldberg – Sundance
James Mallos – Noon Meeting, Equinoctal Beeline
Marc Robarge- Tree of Illuminations
Sarah Rodman – Be Here Now