NEWS FROM FOUR RIVERS
June 23, 2020
"Maryland Day: Unpaused" Continues!
Maryland Day: Unpaused continues in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, giving our partners a chance to celebrate a belated Maryland Day virtually with new online content and experiences, as well as outdoor places to explore.

There's still much to discover, so please check back regularly, as the Maryland Day team updates the website with great family activities to share.
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During this time of curtailed activities due to COVID-19, we have been collecting online resources that readers can use while they practice social distancing in the home. If you haven’t been to our website recently, here are some posts you might have missed.

We will continue to gather resources to keep you informed and to keep all of us connected!
Explore the Anne Arundel County Park Finder
Looking for a park in your neighborhood? Explore the new interactive tool from Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department to find parks, trails, facilities, amenities and so much more!
 
Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks is primarily responsible for the provision of a comprehensive system of recreational programs for county residents and the preservation of valuable land in the form of more than 140 parks and sanctuaries. Specialized recreational facilities, including two swim centers, two golf courses, baseball stadium and softball complex, programs such as school-age childcare and adaptive recreation and more than thousands of acres of land fall under the department’s jurisdiction. The department’s open space includes community parks, green ways, archaeological, environmental, and historical preserves, and large regional facilities occupying several hundred acres of land.
The Art of Protest: Now Open for Entry
Introducing The Art of Protest

From the Sons of Liberty to the suffragettes, from “Hell No, We Won’t Go” to “Black Lives Matter”, protest is an American value consecrated in the First Amendment. And art has expressed the protests of the times through signs, paintings, posters, cartoons, sculpture, photography and more. The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists to express their opinions through art in all media in an all-hang exhibition to debut on July 4 through August 4, 2020.


MFA will donate 50% of profits made on this show to the First Amendment Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of expression and people’s right to know. For more information on the Coalition, click here to go to their website .
Arts-Related Events & Social Gathering FAQ's
Arts Reopening Update
With key statewide health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction, Maryland Department of Commerce has prepared helpful information regarding Governor Larry Hogan’s latest phased-in reopenings through Stage Two of the ‘‘ Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. See here for best guidelines and practices.

Creative Conversations: Lunchtime Edition for Independent Artists
Grab your lunch, login, listen and learn! MSAC Program Directors Emily Sollenberger and Laura Weiss are hosting a series of online gatherings for independent artists to connect with creative, discipline-specific, community members in a small group setting. These hour-long lunchtime sessions are an “off the record” time to share with peers where you are at in your current work, what you are excited about, and what challenges you may be facing. 

Registration is required (maximum of 20 participants per session); meetings will be held through Google Meet.

Visual Artists
TODAY, Tuesday, June 23 at 12 noon
Hosted by Emily Sollenberger

Literary Artists
Thursday, June 25 at 12 noon
Hosted by Laura Weiss

Questions? Contact Program Directors Emily Sollenberger ( emily.sollenberger@maryland.gov ) or Laura Weiss ( laura.weiss@maryland.gov ) for assistance. 
Network for Good Webinar: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Virtual Events
Network for Good logo
Wednesday, June 24
1:00 pm

Organizations are considering how to convert all (or part) of their in-person events to virtual events. Join Network for Good to learn how to communicate effectively the details of your upcoming event, handle logistics like tickets to thank you videos, all by remaining stress-free and capitalizing on the built-in tools in your Network for Good software.

Maryland Hall Call for Artists Still Open!
Maryland Hall is beginning to envision arts programming to serve its greater community through the summer and fall 2020. They know they need to adapt what they do in a creative and even more collaborative way in order to more safely meet the artistic and enrichment demands of our neighbors. They want to tackle this ever shifting landscape in partnership with the artists inside and outside of Annapolis, crafting new outlets for artistic expression and experimentation. It is their hope this request for artistic proposals will lead to new ideas and new ways of using Maryland Hall’s assets together with the creativity of our community to feed our collective artistic needs. 


To submit a proposal for consideration, please read the Request for Artists Proposals (linked above) then fill out the application form . Upon receipt, a member of Maryland Hall’s Creative Advancement team may be in touch for further clarification.
Banneker-Douglass Museum Looking for Volunteers - Home-Based Opportunity!
Have you ever wanted to know what goes on behind-the-scenes at a museum? Well now’s your chance to find out! The Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) is looking for members of the community to join their Docent and Volunteer Programs .

To learn more, or to inquire about volunteer opportunities not listed below, please contact LeRonn Herbert at 410-216-6181 or at bannekerdouglassmuseum@gmail.com

Volunteer from Home : Send Banneker-Douglass Museum newspaper & magazine clippings by & about Maryland’s African American history and culture. Volunteer Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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