This month, make Independence Day last a little bit longer with a visit to the Friendship Heights Village Center to see Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue—A Celebration of the Fourth of July, a multi-media, juried exhibit sponsored by the Village of Friendship Heights and open to all area artists.
This year's juror is artist Millie Shott, art curator at Friendship Heights Village Center whose artwork is included in the collection of the Georgetown University Hospital, the Marriott Collection, the Public Art Trust Collection of Montgomery County, the National Geographic Society and Fairfax Hospital, as well as in the personal collections of many area art collectors, according to the Friendship Heights Village News. Shott teaches classes in her studio, at the village center (Patch reported on her classes last year) and through the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program.
The art pieces of this annual show reflect traditional Independence Day themes—baseball games, family cookouts, the beach, fireworks and parades, Patch reported last year.
"I think the community really enjoys seeing the patriotic interpretations of the celebration," Shott told Patch last July.
A community collage activity is also a part of the exhibit. Visitors are invited to glue pieces of pre-cut paper to the community collage, Patch reported.
Last year's collage is on display in this year's exhibit, and a new collage is underway, Friendship Heights Village News reported.