If you passed by the window looking into Frederick’s Cafe Nola on Sunday, you may have seen Emily Catharine Dean standing on a small step ladder, hanging the newest artwork to be displayed within the small restaurant nestled in the historic district. For Emily, it wasn’t just any artwork, but her very own (stunning) collection of celebrity portraits as part of her new Forever 27 exhibition.
Emily Catharine Dean, now 27, was inspired when she first learned about the The Forever 27 Club back when she was only 18 years old. The Club celebrates a collective group of numerous talented individuals in the realm of music who lost their lives at the age of 27, including Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, and Kurt Cobain… all of whom lost their lives to differing causes. “It’s such a strange but cool phenomenon,” Dean said of the Forever 27 Club. “It was so interesting conducting the research and learning each individual story. Not every person died of an expected cause. It’s just such a crazy coincidence!” Dean chose 15 faces to display throughout the café, each palette using oil based paints in an array of different, vibrant colors.
(photo courtesy of Emily Catharine Dean)
Dean is no rookie to the art scene. The local artist recalls her love for drawing and painting beginning at a very young age, especially since she was raised by incredibly supportive parents who always provided encouragement to pursue her passion for art. “I grew up going to art classes at the Delaplane and other extracurricular programs around Frederick,” she said. “I went to a Summer seminar in Savannah in 2005 where I picked up oil painting. I haven’t looked back since.”
(photo courtesy of Emily Catharine Dean)
Now through October 25th, Emily Catharine Dean’s “Forever 27” portraits will hang in the quaint Patrick Street café and will give daytrippers and diners alike a chance to stop in for a cup of coffee or for an evening of live music and experience the talent Frederick’s art scene has to offer.
On October 3rd, Dean invites everyone to stop by Café Nola between 3pm and 6pm to enjoy the opening reception, as well as partake in the meet-n’-greet that allows everyone the chance to get to know a little more about Emily and and her incredible showcase. “The venue is perfect,” Dean said. “I’m really excited for Saturday!”
Come by between 3pm-6pm for the reception. Live music by local musicians including Ponyboy Blues begins at 10pm. Café Nola is located at 4 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
Come join The Platoon 22 Memorial team as they greet you at the Mental Health Association of Frederick’s 30th Annual Legislative Breakfast. The Mental Health Association of Frederick County (MHA) is a private, non-profit organization that strives to build a strong foundation of emotional wellness for our whole community through education, empowerment, advocacy and treatment by preparing resilient children, securing vulnerable families and facing crises together.
The event on October 2nd begins at 7:30am and goes until 9:00am at Dutch’s Daughterrestaurant in Frederick. As part of the non-profit: 22 Needs a Face, the team behind Platoon 22 represents the 22 veteran lives lost to suicide each day.
This year’s featured speaker will be Richard McKeon- Ph.D., MPH, and Chief of Suicide Prevention Branch Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Dr. McKeon has great experience working in the field of community mental health, including 11 years as Director of a psychiatric emergency service and 4 years as Associate Administrator/Clinical Director of a hospital-based community mental health center in Newton, New Jersey.
McKeon is currently Chief for the Suicide Prevention Branch in the Center for Mental Health Services, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, where he oversees all branch suicide prevention activities including the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention, and Campus Suicide Prevention grant programs.
Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. $25.00 per person. Cost includes program and full breakfast. Call Cassie McPherson, 301-663-0011 x123 for tickets.
For additional information, please visit www.fcmha.org or call 301-663-0011.
All year, we look forward to certain traditions. Whether yours be a specific holiday, family event, or festival, be sure to add Frederick’s In The Streets to your list (If it’s not a tradition of yours already!)
Tomorrow, Celebrate Frederick’s annual In The Streets Celebration hits the ground running, with festivities beginning with the Market Street Mile at 8:45am. The day continues on all the way up through the night with an abundance of your favorite local boutiques, eateries, and entertainment spilling into the streets (the name seems fitting) to bring you everything you need to have a memorable weekend! Shop, eat, and enjoy great music around the downtown district.
FiND iT FREDERiCK Magazine and our sister publications will be joining the fun this year with a tent and an incredible amount of opportunities for YOU (yes, YOU!) to WIN amazing prizes, like a free makeover at NUVO salon, as well as overflowing gift baskets from McCutcheons, Gateway Candy, and Art of Beauty! Be sure to stop by and spin the prize wheel outside our office at 12 S. Market Street with the ladies in blue and green Tie-dye to win gift cards, zoo tickets, sweet treats, and so much more! Each spin is a win, so don’t miss us!
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Art of Beauty
A huge THANK YOU! to our local businesses around Frederick for contributing! Their support and excitement for our community is what makes Frederick the best place to be!
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The Hagerstown Fairgrounds is gearing up for another fantastic Country Fest, presented by Budweiser! Notable musicians from around the country are stopping in to celebrate the best of Country music and the Fall season right here in Hagerstown, Maryland.
The stage will light up with local, national, and up-and coming artists, including Davisson Brothers Band, Jana Kramer, Josh Morningstar, Lindsey Highlander, “The Voice” season seven winner Craig Wayne Boyd, and Grammy Award Winner- Travis Tritt. The day begins at 12pm with open vendors, food, drinks, and live music to guarantee a rockin-good time!
Budweiser is proud to present this much-anticipated event. Other sponsors include Sheetz, Hagerstown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jersey Mikes, Creekside Manor and more! For more information on this event, check out their website at http://fairgroundsfest.com.
And don’t miss your chance to win free tickets to the show! Check out FiND iT FREDERiCK’sFacebook for more details!
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