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Welcome to our podcast that celebrates creatives!

In our Where The Creators Meet podcast we delve into the world of creative expression and highlight the incredible individuals who bring emotion and meaning into our lives through their use of media and art. Our Maryland Art Series features local artists who live and work in the Maryland. This ECE Arts Series is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org), an agency of the State of Maryland that plays an essential role in ensuring every Marylander has access to the transformative power of the arts. Together, MCM and MSAC amplify voices in our community.

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This ECE Arts Series is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org), an agency of the State or Maryland that plays an essential role in ensuring every Marylander has access to the transformative power of the ars. Together, MCM and MSAC amplify voices in our community.

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Welcome to Education & Community Media Blog

Welcome to our education and community media blog! We aim to provide you with unique content that educates, entertains, informs, and inspires those who live and work in Montgomery County. We’re here to provide you with insights, tips, and inspiration to help you create your best content yet. We also want to create a space where you can share your tips on ways the media can help those in your community amplify your voice. Submit a story to be featured on our Where The Creators blog or YouTube channel. You can also send us your story to ece@mblayst.com. Join us on this exciting journey.

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Our Education and Community Engagement (ECE) department is dedicated to creating unique media content that amplifies the community voices of those who live and work in Montgomery County. Our team of industry professionals achieves this by offering classes, hosting MCM community events, and providing opportunities for individuals to become content creators across all MCM platforms. We are excited to connect with you and learn more about how we can support your media goals and initiatives. Reach out to us at ece@mblayst.com to let us know how we can support your media needs. We can’t wait to connect with you!

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    The Montgomery Community Media Lab continues to provide valuable production and media experience. But don’t take our word for it, hear from our community.

  • Artist Spotlight: Bethesda Art Walk

    4:20

    Get to know the artwork and meet the artists and the Bethesda Art Walk 2023. The Bethesda Art Walk allows art lovers to visit downtown Bethesda Maryland and get to know their gallery community.

  • Artist Spotlight: BlackRock Center for the Arts Artisan Market

    5:52

    The BlackRock Center for the Arts’ Artisan Market offers a great opportunity for artists and vendors alike to share their craft with the community!

  • Artist Spotlight: Erin Friedman Art

    4:52

    Meet Erin Friedman, an abstract artist based in Bethesda MD! Join us in Erin's studio to watch her paint and learn how she uses her art to express herself as a full time artist, mother and businesswoman.

  • Artist Spotlight: Kelsey Joyce

    4:11

    Meet Kelsey Joyce owner of Joyful Imji Creations based in Rockville MD. Her business prioritizes creativity and creating your own imaginary creature! Listen to find out how she makes art fun and what her art means to her.

  • Artist Spotlight: Dunnie Onasanya

    5:00

    Meet Dunnie Onasanya, resident artist at VisArts Gallery in Rockville. Dunnie specializes in abstract art, murals and more. Watch as Dunnie shows off some of her pieces, heavily influenced by her West African heritage and family.

  • Artist Spotlight: Collin Clifford at Derwood Market

    4:38

    In this episode you’ll meet Clifford CReations, a wood worker based out of Rockville MD. He creates different sculptors, custom gifts, and art pieces all out wood!

  • MCM Youth Media Summer Camp

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    Learn more about our Media Summer Camp for youth ages 11-17 years-old.

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Join us on this exciting journey as a group of talented high school students from Montgomery County, take the reins in producing, hosting, and even video-tapping their very own podcast.

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