Saturday, October 25, 2008

Shattering the Glass Myth: Art or Craft?

That is the title of a discussion panel on that subject to be held at VisArts at Rockville (155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850, 301-315-8200) on Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Discussions with Jackie Braitman, Elizabeth Mears, Lindsey Scott, Tim Tate and Erwin Timmers. To register, please call 301-315-8200 or email

Gateway Hires New Executive Director

Heralding the start of a new future for the Gateway Community Development Corporation, the organization has hired a new executive director to lead its efforts at revitalizing the Gateway Arts District communities of North Brentwood, Brentwood and Mount Rainier in Maryland. The incoming executive director, Cheryl Patrice Derricotte, AICP, has extensive experience in the arts and community development, having worked for the last 20 years in the fields of arts administration and affordable housing.

A talented artist on her own right, Ms. Derricotte’s past experience includes functioning as development officer of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, as well as prior service as the financial/facility project manager for the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District. She holds a masters of regional planning (M.R.P.) from Cornell University and a B.A. in urban affairs from Barnard College, Columbia University. Ms. Derricotte has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 1995.