Tiny house to be on display
A unique Tiny House will be on display at Leonardtown Square this Friday, Sept. 7, during the town’s First Friday event. Built during a two-year course taught by St. Mary’s College of Maryland professors Barry Muchnick and Carrie Patterson, this mini home is a result of undergraduates engaging with the community and learning how to apply principles of sustainability and design.
High school students in the foundations course at Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center worked alongside college students to build a house made with salvaged material and state-of-the-art environmentally friendly products. Visitors to Friday’s event can take a tour and meet the makers, one evening only, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The house will be located in downtown Leonardtown in the rear parking lot behind the Spice Studio/ Proflex building at 22715 Washington St.
In addition, the town will celebrate its sixth year as an officially designated Arts & Entertainment District of Maryland. The arts council’s annual Art Walk event will be held Sept. 7 and will feature an exciting opportunity to view work created localy in a wide variety of media and styles, with generous prizes awarded to the winners of the art contest.
Also featured that evening will be jazz band Higher Standards, the Infinity a capella group from Chopticon High School, Zumba, an ikebana flower arrangement workshop, plein air painting and other artist demos, community art projects, opening receptions and workshops at the town’s art galleries and studios, and more. For more information about the evening’s events, check the Leonardtown First Fridays and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council Facebook pages, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call St. Mary’s County Arts Council at 240-309-4061.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland student Kajsa Newton checks out a tiny house near Calvert Hall on the campus. The house will be displayed at Leonardtown’s First Friday event this week.