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Greenbelt Art and Music Featured in Hyattsville

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Chrissy Wilkins and Dorian Winterfeld, treasurer of the New Deal Cafe, at Maryland Milestones in Hyattsville.


Maryland Milestones Heritage Center in Hyattsville hosted its first in-person art reception since the start of the pandemic, and lots of Greenbelters showed up to support art, enjoy music and just get social!

On display were “Mandala Paintings” art works by Chrissy Wilkins, a Prince George’s County Public School art teacher, and performing for the event was the Greenbelt-based Moose Jaw Bluegrass band! (At least its banjo-player and ring-leader Jason Roe is a Greenbelter.)

Another Greenbelt connection is that Chrissy recently stepped down as arts coordinator for the New Deal Cafe, which she did because she’ll soon be on her way to China to teach art there for two years. She’ll be missed but will return with stories, I bet.

Local favorite bluegrass band Moose Jaw Bluegrass (Greenbelter Jason Roe is on the left), performed for the event.

Some of Chrissy’s Mandala paintings, all for sale.

Amethyst Dwyer (L) and Shobda Duncan inside the Pyramid Building (and still masked up, per instructions). The Pyramid, located in the artsy center of Hyattsville’s downtown, is a great place for events.

Greenbelt artist Sally Davies (L) with Maryland Milestones executive director Meagan Baco.

(L) Greenbelt Mayor Pro Temp Emmett Jordan talks with Dorian Winterfeld. (R) Greenbelt City Council candidate Ric Gordon.

Follow Susan Harris:
Susan started blogging about Greenbelt soon after moving here in 2012, and that first blog has grown into this nonprofit community website. She also created and curates the Greenbelt Maryland YouTube channel. In 2021 Susan joined the Board of Directors of Greenbelt Access TV. Retired from garden writing and teaching, she continues to blog at GardenRant.com.

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