May 31, 2022
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Largo, MD.- The Prince Goerge’s Memorial Public Library (PGCMLS) and the Harbor City Maryland Chapter of The Society, Incorporated are thrilled to announce the student art exhibit “Expressing Your Superpower Through the Arts.” Local students, grades 7th through 11th, will showcase their artwork at the Hyattsville Library Branch between June 1 to July 15. The Library and a range of local partners work together throughout the year to encourage Prince George’s County residents to develop creative skills through engaging programs and opportunities to display artwork.
“PGCMLS is thrilled to host The Society student art exhibit in our brand new Hyattsville Branch Library, which is the first PGCMLS branch to have a dedicated art room. The Library celebrates the creative endeavors of our community youth and encourages expression through visual media in this incredible display. This collaboration with The Society also serves to strengthen the PGCMLS commitment to championing creatives.” stated Rachel Zukowski, program services manager at PGCMLS.
The Society has curated an exhibit of eight works to display in the Hyattsville Branch Library’s exhibit area. Each student’s work reflects a strong representation of self-power inspired by a powerful role model or through nature. The Harbor City Maryland Chapter of The Society, Incorporated has an ongoing A..R.T.S. Mentoring Program, where they work with 7th-11th graders providing arts programming in four creative areas: Literary, performing, visual, and instrumental/vocal arts. The art pieces were judged by three creative arts subject matter experts using a standard rubric. The public is welcome to appreciate the students' artwork during Library hours. The Hyattsville Branch Library is open Monday 10 am-6 pm, Tuesday-Wednesday 12 pm-8 pm, Thursday-Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Sunday hours begin Sunday, June 5, 2022.
About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 967,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve booklovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. PGCMLS is the recipient of the 2021 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator Award for Workforce and Economic
Development. Learn more at pgcmls.info/about-us.
About the Harbor City Maryland Chapter of The Society, Incorporated
Four amazing and visionary women in May, 1983 conceived the idea of organizing a group of professional women of color who shared the goals of friendship and service. The outcome of their efforts, in April 1992, was the establishment of The Society, Incorporated, as a national organization to promote friendship among members and serve as a resource in the arts for young people.
The Society, Incorporated, Harbor City Maryland Chapter, a Prince George’s County based organization, was chartered November 11, 2017, by seventeen artistically inspired women, led by Renata "Toni" Roy, Chartering President and Sharon Collins, Chartering Vice President. The Chapter strives to promote friendship and social exchange among members, function as a resource for young people in the arts and promote educational, civic and cultural experience within the community.
The primary goal of the Harbor City Maryland Chapter is: “To expose youth in Prince George’s County Maryland to high quality experiences and opportunities in the arts thereby equipping them to engage, compete and excel in literary, performing, visual, and instrumental arts as either contextual or participatory equals.”