Tiny house to be on dis­play

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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 info@sm­cart.org or call St. Mary’s County Arts Coun­cil at 240-309-4061.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

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.

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