Upcoming Programs & Events

Jazz in the Round with Andy Milne

Jazz in the Round with Andy Milne

September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
$20.00: Museum Members $25.00: Non Members
Event Type: Concert or Performance

Toronto native Andy Milne draws inspiration from various forms of music, politics, philosophy, comedy and science fiction. Considered one of the most important and respected voices in jazz today, Milne is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious Civitella Fellowship in 2011; a 2012 commission by The Japan Foundation and New Music USA to create Strings and Serpents, a multi-disciplinary project featuring artists from a number of countries; and an invitation to compose an orchestral work for The American Composers Orchestra as part of their JCOI New Music Recordings in 2013. Milne composed and produced the film score for seven documentary films directed by William Shatner.

Milne is a member of the highly recognizable group Dapp Theory and performs with jazz greats, including Cassandra Wilson. In addition to his multiple projects and accolades, Milne is a sought after educator. He is the assistant director of The School for Improvisational Music and is an adjunct professor at New York University, New School University and Columbia University.

More info: www.andymilne.com

Doors open at 7:30 pmShow starts at 8 pm. 

$20 for museum members/$25 for non members. Cash bar. 

Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Seating is limited.

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Resident Artists Open House

Resident Artists Open House

October 1, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Free
Event Type: Tradeshow, Consumer Show, or Expo

The Museum is home to 9 resident artists who work in clay, silver, enamels and fabric and architectural design.  The artists have small galleries in their studios with works for sale, and also take commissions if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind item.  Many of the artists incorporate materials and inspiration from the Museum’s collection in the creation of their pieces and use both historic and modern techniques in their craft.

Resident Artist Open Houses are held on the first Saturday of each month.

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Opening Reception: Color, Community and Connection

October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free
Event Type: Seminar or Talk

Be our guest at the opening of Maryland Colorists: Community, Color and Connection.  The six artists who make up the Maryland Colorists will be on hand to explain the vision behind their exhibit, which includes portraits of people from Sandy Spring, still-lifes of objects in the museum’s collection, and landscapes of the surrounding community, in addition to other works.  Speak to the artists about some of their upcoming workshops including Painting Still Life Outdoors

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Route 108 Fall Music Festival at Sandy Spring Museum

Route 108 Fall Music Festival at Sandy Spring Museum

October 8, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
$30.00: General Admission: Sandy Spring Museum Route 108 Fall Music Festival $100.00: VIP Admission: Sandy Spring Museum $20.00: Under 21 + Designated Driver
Event Type: Concert or Performance

In addition to the well-loved Strawberry Festival, Sandy Spring Museum will host the Route 108 Fall Music Festival on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from noon – 6pm sponsored by Sandy Spring Bank. 

You will find 6 hours of continuous music by noted bluegrass and jazz musicians. 

Sandy Spring Museum Route 108 Fall Festival Main Stage Line UpMain Stage Schedule

Headlining the main stage will be the Paul Bollenback Organ Extravaganza & 21st Century string band and bluegrass favorite, Darol Anger & The Republic of Strings; featuring legendary fiddler Darol Anger, guitar phenom, Grant Gordy, redoubtable mandolinist Joe K. Walsh, and young bass virtuso Ethan Jodziewicz (and you never now what friends may show up!)

Main Stage Schedule:

Noon-1:00:      Avril Smith & Friends w/special guest, Rickie Simpkins

1:30-2:30:        Nasar Abeday Quartet

3:00-4:00:        Darol Anger & The Republic of Strings

4:30-5:30:       Paul Bollenback Organ Extravaganza

5:30-6:00:        All Roads Lead to the Blues! 

                                    “1st Annual Route 108 All-Star Grand Finale Blues Jam“ 

                                    w/ Darol Anger, Paul Bollenback, Avril Smith & More!

 Workshops: 

1:00-2:00:        Bluegrass, New Grass, Swing & Jazz Fiddle: Darol Anger and friends

1:00-2:00:        Hand-crafted Beer Workshop & Tasting #1 by Lost Lagers

2:30-3:30:        Jazz Guitar: Paul Bollenback and friends

2:30-3:30:        Hand-crafted Beer Workshop & Tasting #2 by Lost Lagers

4:00-5:00:        Early Bluegrass Brother Duets: Neel Brown and John Seebach

Plus craft beer & wine with one free tasting at every booth, sweet and savory food trucks, a local juried art show, one-of-a-kind music workshops, and a VIP tent. 

Featured breweries/wineries include: Antietam Brewery, Brookville Beer Farm, Gordon Biersch, RavenBeer, Smoketown Brewing Station, Waredaca Brewery, BGR Winery, Fridays Creek Winery, Great Shoals Winery, Knob Hall Winery, Olney Winery, Urban Winery……..and more!

Plus a caramel apple stand and other fall fest fun! 

The VIP Tent is situated to the right of the Main Stage and offers table/chairs and catering by URBAN BBQ  

Situated on 7 lush acres in the heart of one of the last frontier small-towns, Sandy Spring Museum is a unique venue that presents an opportunity for friends and families to spend time together and reconnect in America’s great outdoors. 

This concert is held OUTDOORS on the museum grounds and will be held rain or shine. No refunds will be given unless the show is cancelled. 

No festival goers will be allowed on the property before 12 noon. Gates open strictly at 12pm 

FAQs

Is there advance ticket sale discounts? 

Yes. General Admission = $30 in advance. $40 at the door. Designated driver and Under 21 is $20 in advance $25 at the door. VIP is $100 online and at door. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Must present Valid ID at the Admission Gate. Under 21 and designated drivers will be given special discounted pricing and provided a color-coded non-drinking wristband. This is a family-friendly event, though there are no activities specifically for children. Age 8 and under get in for free.  

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available at Sherwood High School across the street from the Museum and on some side roads around the museum property. Uber/taxi/carpooling is recommended as parking is limited.  

What can/can't I bring to the event?

You may bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket for seating. There will be a few straw bales available for seating. You may not bring outside food/water as food trucks will be vending at this event. Bottled water will be for sale at each food truck as well as at a water station for $1. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

301.774.0022 or info@sandyspringmuseum.org 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you transfer ticket, the new ticket holder must present ticket at gate or list the original ticket purchaser name on our guest list. 

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. 

 

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History Happy Hour: Free Black Communities and The Underground Railroad

History Happy Hour: Free Black Communities and The Underground Railroad

October 14, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
$15.00: Pre-event purchase
Event Type: Seminar or Talk

What role did residents of Sandy Spring play in the Underground Railroad?  What do we know about the individuals who made these dangerous journeys to freedom and the communities they established after achieving their hard-won freedom?

Historical archaeologist Dr. Cheryl LaRoche employs the tools of archaeology to uncover a new historical perspective on the Underground Railroad. Unlike previous histories of the Underground Railroad, which have focused on frightened fugitive slaves and their benevolent abolitionist accomplices, Cheryl LaRoche focuses instead on free African American communities, the crucial help they provided to individuals fleeing slavery, and the terrain where those flights to freedom occurred.

For more than a decade, archaeologist Dr. Cheryl LaRoche has been researching and physically exploring the landscapes of 18th and 19th century free Black communities, their churches, cemeteries and institutions, and their relationship to the Underground Railroad.  She is a historical and archaeological consultant who combines law, history, oral history, archaeology, geography, and material culture to define nineteenth century African American cultural landscapes and its relationship to escape from slavery. She often works at the sometimes contentious interface between the public and scholars, professionals and municipalities.

Copies of Dr. LaRoche’s publication, Free Black Community and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance, will
be for sale.

History Happy Hours include mingling, refreshments, and happy hour drinks.  Tickets are $15 pre-purchase and museum members or $20 at the door.

2016 History Happy Hours are sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.  

This evening's happy hour was also sponsored by The Montgomery Gentlemen.  

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Maryland Colorists: Painting Still Life Outdoors (a workshop)

Maryland Colorists: Painting Still Life Outdoors (a workshop)

October 15, 2016 9:30am - 3:30pm
$115.00: Non Members $100.00: Museum Members
Event Type: Class, Training, or Workshop

Led by Maryland Colorists and exhibiting artists Melissa Gryder and Sarah Wardell, this one-day workshop will explore the dynamic use of color to create the illusion of light in oil paintings. This method of color study is designed for participants of all artist abilities, from beginner to advanced painters. Students will learn to perceive and paint with a full-spectrum palette of color, giving their paintings greater luminosity and brilliance. The workshop will end with a  group critique.

Students will bring their own supplies, including paint and a portable easel. Cost: $100 for museum members and $115 for non-members. 

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Antique Appraisal Day

Antique Appraisal Day

October 15, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
$20.00: First Item $5.00: Additional Item
Event Type: Convention

IT’S WORTH WHAT

Find out from renown appraisers Sherlene Y. Bradbury and C. Robert Harrison!

Antiques Appraisal Day ImageEvery day, people discover hidden treasures in their homes—might you be one of them? Are you curious about the value of your antiques and family heirlooms? Find out what they’re worth when you bring them in for evaluation by our certified appraisers!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn not only how much you might sell your items for, but also how best to insure them for long term ownership. Come early, as this annual event attracts collectors and non-collectors alike who have always wondered, “What’s it worth?” 

Meet the Appraisers

Sherlene Y. Bradbury owns and operates Rockville-based Yantz Bradbury Associates, a full-service, independent jewelry appraisal company that services the greater Washington, DC metro area. Bradbury is a Graduate Gemologist, Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) and brings over 35 years of experience in insurance replacement and estate appraisals, along with a vast history of jewelry retailing. Yantz Bradbury provides the finest quality appraisals and services with the high ethical standards accepted by the jewelry industry.

C. Robert Harrison, ISA AM is principal of Harrison Appraisals, LLC, a regional personal property appraisal firm that has been recognized by CBS Baltimore as one of Baltimore’s Best Art Appraisers. The firm, located in Westminster, Maryland specializes in American and Continental antiques and fine art from the 17th century to present. Robert is an accredited, USPAP compliant and IRS qualified appraiser with more than 24 years of experience. Harrison Appraisals offers appraisals and valuation services in many areas including insurance, probate and estate division, damage claims settlement, non-cash charitable donation, equitable distribution, determination of federal estate and gift tax liability, casualty loss and liquidation. The firm also offers expert witness testimony and litigation support.  Robert can be seen weekdays at 8 p.m. on the popular Maryland Public Television series Chesapeake Collectibles.

Cost

Per Person: $20 for the first item; $5 each additional item. Maximum number of items per person is 5. Proceeds benefit Sandy Spring Museum.

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Spooky Workshop Presented by the Garden Club

October 23, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free
Event Type: Class, Training, or Workshop

No ghosts allowed, but we’ll have lots of ribbons and bows! In this workshop, we will continue with our preparations for the Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club Greens Sale. Learn how to make many different bows of various sizes and shapes and create the foam structures for our many holiday greens. We will also make other trimmings to brighten the Holiday Greens. Costumes are optional, and treats will be served!

About the Garden Club

Register by contacting the Garden Club: gardenclub@sandyspringmuseum.org or 301-774-0022 x 145

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Wine and Paint: Make Your Personal Saint

Wine and Paint: Make Your Personal Saint

October 26, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm
$30.00: Museum member $35.00: Non-member
Event Type: Class, Training, or Workshop

Create a shrine for your own personal saint with artist Suzanne Herbert-Forton.  Inspired by medieval reliquaries and Mexican retablos, we will create portable shrines commemorating loved ones or someone who inspires us. Your creative approach to your personal saint can be serious or silly. Using a cigar box or tin as a base, we will add embellishments from a variety of found and recycled materials. Boxes and supplies including wood shapes, beads, buttons, bottle caps, and other goodies will be provided. Acrylic paints will add a touch of color.  You are encouraged  to bring photographs or other special items to add to your shrine. $5 supply fee due at the class to be paid to the instructor.

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Painting Shapes: A Still Life Workshop with Nancy Tankersley

Painting Shapes: A Still Life Workshop with Nancy Tankersley

November 5, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
$150.00: Saturday only - Museum Member rate $175.00: Saturday only - Non Member rate $250.00: Both days - Museum Member rate $275.00: Both days - Non member rate
Event Type: Class, Training, or Workshop

Nov. 5 – 6.  You can register for both days or Saturday only.

One of the secrets to being a better painter is understanding that we paint most realistically when we are thinking abstractly. Once you learn to harness your mind and paint any subject with the same approach, you will begin to experience more confidence and your work will show it! During this workshop we will paint objects with a strong emphasis on understanding their basic shapes and how light influences form. This is a great workshop for plein air painters who want to produce stronger paintings when they are in the field, as well as artists who paint indoors or from photos.  Any medium (oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor) is welcome but this is not a class where we will concentrate on the techniques of various art media.  All levels welcome but some experience with the medium is desirable.  Click here for the supply list.

Nancy Tankersley is the co-founder of Easton Studio, teaching several weekly classes and workshops each year. She is a juried member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and a Signature Member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA). Her work has won numerous awards and she is represented by several galleries on the East Coast as well as in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Nancy is part of the guild of professional artists at South Street Art Gallery in Easton.

Fee: 2 day workshop is $250 for museum members and $275 for non-members; Saturday only is $150 for museum members and $175 for non-members.

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Resident Artists Open House

Resident Artists Open House

November 5, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Free
Event Type: Festival or Fair

The Museum is home to 9 resident artists who work in clay, silver, enamels and fabric and architectural design.  The artists have small galleries in their studios with works for sale, and also take commissions if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind item.  Many of the artists incorporate materials and inspiration from the Museum’s collection in the creation of their pieces and use both historic and modern techniques in their craft.

Resident Artist Open Houses are held on the first Saturday of each month.

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NPR's Tom Gjelten

NPR's Tom Gjelten

November 10, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
$25.00: Museum members - book talk only $30.00: Non-members - book talk only $50.00: Reception and book talk (museum members only)
Event Type: Seminar or Talk

Since joining NPR in 1982 as a labor and education reporter, Tom Gjelten has become a familiar voice and trusted expert. One of NPR’s pioneer foreign correspondents, he covers issues of religion, faith and belief around the world.  He has authored several books, most recently A Nation of Nations, A Great American Immigration Story.  A private reception (from 7 - 7:30 pm) will precede a talk on current events, followed by book signing.  

 

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