St. Mary's County Arts Council

Programs & Events


 "Making art growing up was my way of making my mother smile." Flavio Bardales

"Making art growing up was my way of making my mother smile." Flavio Bardales

Artist Statement
I am an artist from St. Marys County, raised in Leonardtown. I’m currently restoring lowrider cars for a living. I do tattoos as a side job.

When I was growing up my uncle had a lowrider car with beautiful colors and designs covering the car. Over the years I could see how much that car impacted my family and my uncle, so I decided to focus on art and leave bad ways out of my life.

Making art growing up was my way of making my mother smile. I was 5 years old when I made my first superman “S” in a mold made out of clay. Ever since, I have done many art styles to show, and see my mother smile.

Make Art part of your next Library visit!
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Lexington Park Library Gallery

Flavio Cesar Bardales

Shows through

July 15, 2018 to September 1, 2018 

Special Reception To Meet The Artist Will Be At The Library On

Thursday, August 16 From 5-7 PM, All Are Welcome!


This Art Gallery is proof of the power of one woman’s hard work!  Candy Cummings had a vision to create an exhibit space in the Lexington Park Library, which would display the artwork of local artists.
The Library Board agreed that this would enhance  the library experience by exposing library customers to the beauty and power of original art.

In 2005, the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery was created and through Candy’s hard work  and dedication her vision became a reality.

In 2014, the St. Mary’s County Arts Council agreed to take over the coordination of the Gallery and Candy donated funds to create an Arts Council Library Gallery Fund which will provide for its ongoing support.

One woman who has truly made a difference  to our library and to our community.

If you are interested in displaying your art in the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery, contact Nell Elder at or 240-309-4061