The Riverdale Park Arts Council educates and works for the understanding and appreciation of the arts for the Riverdale Park community and its residents.
RPAC Presents…2013 (Endless!) Summer Patio Concert Series
Meet The Artist, Hear Triple Treat Patio Concert
RIVERDALE PARK, MD. September 18, 2013 – The Riverdale Park Arts Council has long looked for a home to hang artists works and offer them for sale to the public. We are pleased to announce that artworks created by our members can now be seen and purchased at the Town Center Market, 4705 Queensbury Road in Riverdale Park. The showing is coupled with a reception Thursday evening at 6:15 pm followed by a special, two-hour edition of the “Best of Summer” Patio Concert Series at the market. Three University of Maryland School of Music super groups from the summer will perform in this end of season musical bonanza.
“I am a photographer, filmmaker and media artist, and a very happy recent transplant to Riverdale Park. I am also honored to have been chosen by my fellow RPAC members to be the first to have my work hang,” said Pat Doyen, RPAC’s featured artist. “The photographs at the market highlight my travel photography, and bring together my love of both landscape and architecture. I am attracted to abstract patterns and details in everyday objects that we often overlook.”
Doyen is influenced by her training as a film archivist, so she looks for an alternative way of presenting a familiar image. “I love the old, the unknown, the quirky and the unsung,” explains Doyen.
Meet Doyen* at the Art Council’s opening reception in Town Center Market. She will give background and insight on more than a dozen of her framed photographs. The public is cordially invited to attend and participate in the discussion.
Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and crudités graciously provided by Geppetto Catering of Riverdale Park, while Town Center Market personality Telly Kontostergios will be pouring tastes of Underwood Pinot Noir, Shoofly Shiraz, Voga Moscato, R by Raymond Cabernet Sauvignon, Seaglass Riesling, Graffigna Malbec, Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc, and Mark West Chardonnay. There will also be beer pours of Harpoon UFO, IPA, Octoberfest and pumpkin cider from 5-8pm. (10% off during tasting hours.)
Live music begins at 7 with the Chung-Ah Trio -- clarinet, violin and piano – classical works from Mozart to Bernstein. Also on the bill are cellist/vocalist Carol Anne Bosco, who at August’s end showed grace and humor with her musical and vocal presentation of Bach and The Band works along with traditional Irish and American folk ballads. She is a rocker’s cellist! If you have never heard a clarinet quartet you won't want to miss this one! Clarinet professor and Riverdale Park resident Robert DiLutis and his three top students from the University of Maryland will be playing will be playing great transcriptions of music from Argentina as Cuba as well as music of Raymond Scott, composer for Warner Brothers Cartoons.
* If Pat Doyen sounds like a far off voice, you’re right! She’s host of a radio program on soundtrack music "The Score" broadcast on WHYR 96.9 FM/Baton Rouge, LA Saturdays, 10am CST. It’s streamed at www.whyr.org.
2013 Summer Concerts@Town Center Market are made possible by a generous grant from the Riverdale Lions Club and by L.R. Miller Heating & Air Conditioning, Shingle King, and Yorke Property Management, Inc./Yorke Partners. The series is a presentation of the Riverdale Park Arts Council, University of Maryland Assistant Clarinet Professor Robert DiLutis, and the University of Maryland School of Music. More information and concert updates, www.rpartscouncil.org or email Yorkedial@gmail.com
* Limited seating at Town Center Market – Bring Your Lawn Chair!