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Public Art in Gaithersburg

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Jennifer was one of our Public Art Survey Interns for Summer 2012. Read on to learn more about her experience surveying public art in Gaithersburg.

This internship experience made me notice and appreciate our community’s public art more than ever before. Personally, I would have to say that my favorite public art piece from the Gaithersburg area would be the bronze metal columns from Watkins Mill High School. I remember when I walked into the school and immediately this piece of art caught my eye. Something about the bronze metal and the color scheme appealed to me. I thought it was very interesting how the artist combined science, mathematics, and culture into one abstract piece of art.

Untitled by Evelyn Rosenberg at Watkins Mill High School

Another one of my favorite artworks was the Past, Present, and Future ceramic mural by Cheryl Foster at the Upper County Community Center. I thought it was amazing how Foster incorporated pieces of old toys in her mural. Although this piece of art has some damage, it has a meaningful place in our community. I hope this piece will be repaired and preserved so that others can enjoy it. [Editor's Note: Past, Present, and Future will be assessed by a public art conservator. Look out for a blog post about it!]

Past, Present and Future by Cheryl Foster and Cheryl Teichberg at the Upper County Community Center

Also at Stone Mill Elementary School, the Flower Clock and seven-panel mosaic mural by Lilli Ann, Marvin, and Ben Rosenberg were one of my favorite pieces. I loved how the mural was very bright and colorful, depicting flowers and a farm-like scene.

The Flower Clock by Ben, Marvin & Lilli Ann Rosenberg at Stone Mill Elementary School

My experience at AHCMC has helped me understand the importance of conserving public art and how it adds character to our community.

Link Roundup: CEOs tweeting, Instagram for Android and The Voice

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Here are the articles we tweeted this week:


Takeaways: “Consumers believe C-suite engagement in social media can benefit how they view a brand and its executive leadership. The majority of survey respondents, 78%, said CEO participation in social media leads to better communication, while 71% said it leads to improved brand image and 64% said it provides more transparency.” Wow. On a related note, follow our CEO, @SuzanJenkins!


Takeaways: Like Pinterest, Instagram is another new social media darling (click here to see how brands are using it). Instagram was previously only available for the iPhone, but now that they’ve released a version for Android, I see a lot more of my friends taking advantage of this free photo-sharing app. Will your brand join in?


Takeaways: I’m obsessed with The Voice. I’m really interested in the whole music-making/recording process in general, so everything from the blind auditions to the coaching sessions intrigues me. What’s even more exciting is that a Gaithersburg native is competing — and she’s good.


Takeaways: Really interesting breakdown of the kinds of work that take up your time (Reactionary, Planning, Procedural, Insecurity and Problem-Solving). How does your workday stack up?

As always, follow us at @creativemoco for these daily article tweets!