Sunday, September 23, 2012

Two More Big Thank Yous

This week we are highlighting two more businesses that value creativity in the workplace and in the community.  The Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair is grateful for the support of businesses like these whose investments in the book arts fair will make possible a creative weekend for all.

Double Tree by Hilton-Silver Spring: At DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Silver Spring™, every little thing they do adds up to Create A Rewarding Experience for their guests (CARE). Hospitality starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival and continues through the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest reward program, the Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree Sleep Experience and the industry-recognized Culture of CARE.

Fenwick Beer & Wine:  Fenwick Beer and Wine is a different kind of beer and wine shop. They have an outstanding selection of American craft beers, Belgian, English and German beers, and boutique wines.  They have organic beer and wine, gluten-free beer, and kosher wines and offer the largest selection of craft beer in Montgomery County, over 600 kinds.

These are just two more of the wonderful creative businesses in Silver Spring that help make it the coolest place to work and play!  Thank you for your support.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

We Want To Thank Our Creative Business Sponsors

The Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair is grateful for the support of so many businesses that value creativity in the workplace and in the community.  We could not do the work we do without their generosity.  We will be highlighting two each week for the next several weeks.

This week we are highlighting the great work of:

Clean Currents: Clean Currents provides green energy options to residential and commercial customers in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.  Pyramid is proud to be a Clean Currents customer and 100% wind powered.

At Home Care Inc.:  At Home Care Inc. is a licensed agency that reaches out to persons, one on one, to assist with the activities of day to day living. Their agency of professionals bring affordable assisted living to the individual in the comfort of their own home.

These are just two of the wonderful creative businesses in Silver Spring that help make it the coolest place to work and play!  Thank you for your support.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Welcoming Our New Fall Residents!

With leaves beginning to change color and the Autumn air rolling in, Pyramid Atlantic welcomes two new Artists in Residence for Fall of 2012!

Allison Bianco
Allison Bianco, a Rhode Island native, loves to work with and combine both Itaglio printmaking and screenprinting. She is also interested in experimenting with 3D objects and incorporating them along with her prints. During her time in grad school at University of Hawaii - Honolulu, Allison got the quirky experience of burning screens using sunlight, instead of using a light table. Go and check her out!
Ben Ilka, from Tuscon, Arizona, likes to work with stone lithography and screen prints. He is currently interested in writting along with illustrating his work with his own prints. Another interest of Ben's is the Apollo Program and the Space Program. Ben also likes technology, while printing with a former professor, Ben helped make a print of the Apple iPhone on plexi-glass which was later displayed in the store. Go and check him out!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Our Yard Sale Needs Your Stuff


Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14

We’re hosting a Yard Sale on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14 from 9 am to 6 pm at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center!

Last year, with the help of members and volunteers we raised $3,000 from the sale that helped support programs for people of all ages.  We need your help to make it a success again this year and remember all of the items you donate to our sale are tax deductible.

We’re looking for good stuff – nothing broken or in poor condition.  Here is a list of potential items we are looking for:
  • Antiques – Furniture, mechanical devices in working condition – no piles of rust
  • Books – Old and rare only. No modern hardbacks or paperbacks
  • China/ceramics/porcelain - Higher-end sets preferred
  • Collectibles – Almost anything in the world of collectibles
  • Clothing – Nice items for men, women and children. Please deliver clean
  • Curiosities – Anything odd or unusual
  • Glass – Fenton, Brilliant cut, decorative, Depression, etched
  • Historical memorabilia – Autographs, photos, documents, letters
  • Home D├ęcor – If it look good in someone else’s home, bring it
  • Household items – basic stuff everyone needs
  • Hollywood – Autographs, photos, memorabilia
  • Jewelry – From the very best to costume jewelry
  • Lamps – Tiffany-style, banquet lamps, floor lamps, desk lamps
  • Militaria – Civil War stuff is very hot
  • Pottery – Hardest thing to value so be ready to tell us about it
  • Records – Old and in excellent condition. Nothing after 1970
  • Native American – Anything authentic
  • Silver – Sterling silver souvenir spoons, flatware, and other items
  • Sports memorabilia – autographs, sports cards (pre-1970 only)
  • Tools – Power and non-power tools
  • Vintage toys – From the 80s, 70s, 60s and earlier
  • Used furniture – Chest of drawers, coffee tables, end tables, repurposed/refinished pieces, dining table sets, book shelves, chairs
  • Western – Anything western
Want to donate?

Contact Christopher Lancette, our FUNdraising "partner in crime" at Orion’s Attic.

Let's raise $4,000 this year!

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Update From Poet in Residence Anne Becker

I am an expansive person and so when I plan I plan big, wanting to follow threads through a number of activities.  

I came to Pyramid Atlantic wanting to make and encourage others to make collaborative art.  I began my work as poet-in-residence by connecting with Lee Marchelonis, an artist-in-residence this past winter, in order to collaborate on an artist book (which got its start in another collaboration with poet/artist Jim Landry and myself).  Lee and I expect to have a prototype ready to go on display for the Book Arts Fair.  For the Fair, I’ve also organized a poetry reading by poets who have collaborated with visual artists.   

In the new year, the next stage of this collaboration fest will continue with a series of salons, that will bring poets, visual artists and book artists together to share their work and begin to get to know one another in order to find partners for new collaborations, culminating in a exhibition of  the works created.  During this time I will be developing a symposium, which will feature artists from a variety of media to explore the collaboration process.  

I hope that many of you in the Pyramid Atlantic community will want to join in.    

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thank you Maryland

We want to thank the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery CountyMaryland State Arts Council , and the Maryland Citizens for the Arts for their generous support of the 12th Biennial Book Arts Fair & Conference.

If you don't know about the fair yet, it will be a weekend destination event for people passionate about books, art and living creatively from Nov 16th - 18th in Downtown Silver Spring.  It will feature: special behind-the-scenes tours of D.C. print and book arts collections, contemporary print and book art exhibitors, specialty marketplace, curated exhibition, notable speakers, demonstrations, after-hours receptions, all in Silver Spring’s modern civic building.

This would not be possible without the grant support of these 3 great Maryland organizations.  Thank you for helping to keep the arts "front and center."  Your work helps make our work happen.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ice Cream Social - Friday, Sept 7- 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Event: Ice Cream Social - Art, Music and Board Games
Date: Friday, September 7
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Place: Pyramid Atlantic, 8230 Georgia Avenue
Cost: $5
RSVP: to by Thursday September 6 so I know how much ice cream to scoop!

I scream, You scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Don't stay home this Friday, come out and enjoy a night of ice cream, papermaking, games and live music courtesy of The Dwindlers at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center 

All ages are welcome for this night of fun & friends at Pyramid.