Start date:

Thursday, 08 March 2012

End date:

Saturday, 14 April 2012




Gibbs Street & Kaplan Gallery

Call VisArts for information about this event.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 9th 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Nine artists investigate the relationships between community, resources, sustainability and art. Featuring the work of: Dan Allende, Ian Cox, Selin Oguz Balci, Margaret Boozer, J.J. McCracken, Lynn Cazabon, Patterson Clark, Hugh Pocock, and Jackson Martin.


  • Panel Discussion Saturday, March 24th - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

A panel of artists, scientists, community sustainability promoters, farmers join FIELD WORK artists to discuss the relationship between community, resources, sustainability and art.

  • F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2012 Saturday, March 24th - 7:00pm to 10:00pmFEAST at VisArts is a public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers. FEAST at VisArts invites artists, thinkers, and organizations to submit proposals for funding for up to $1,000. Project proposals will address the theme of Sustainability.  For more information: FEAST at VisArts
  • Prospecting for Materials from Invasive Plants Saturday, April 14th - 1:00pm to 4:00pmPatterson Clark leads a hands-on workshop that will introduce ways of isolating paper making fibers, cordage and pigments found in local weeds. Participants will harvest vegetation from a local park and return to the studio to explore the potential of each plant.  This event is a partnership between the City of Rockville Sustainability Program and VisArts. Suggested Donation: $10.00
  • Rockville Environmental Photo Contest Friday, June 8th - June 22ndVisArts hosts an exhibition of the winners of the Rockville Environmental Photo Contest. Photos taken within the city limits of Rockville capture what is valued in Rockville’s environment.
  • Stream Critter Drawing/Sculpture Workshop Saturday, April 7th - Time TBDRockville Stream Savers will be at work in local streams collecting and counting critters to determine the health of local waterways. VisArts will offer a workshop where participants of all ages can interact with the Stream Savers Critters kit (little macro invertebrate samples and possibly a microscope) through drawing and/or sculpture. The City of Rockville Sustainability Coordinator through the Rockville Environmental Management Division will provide a staff member and/or volunteer to help with the education portion. Suggested Donation: TBD