Saturday, October 20, 2018

Super Fun Wonders Early Learning Potluck Picnic

Situated in the center of Downtown Bethesda, It was a Wonderful World at Wonders Early Learning Center in Bethesda. Wonders Early Learning and Extended Day at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Maryland is a well-placed childcare wonderland complete with full staff support to meet each child's daily needs. 




Best of all 'Wonders' is a lot of fun, indoors and out.  The outdoor play area is an impressively gated play station with an adjacent grassy lawn for running about and enjoying outdoor edutainment shows picnic style. And that's where we come in. Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show has enjoyed not one but two performances with invitations to appear at other shows soon to come. While performing I was particularly impressed by the well-disciplined happy children who welcomed direction, instruction and inspiration.

Our current Bubble Show performances are a musical combination of STEM learning, Our Liquid Art and music set the tone for the outdoor potluck picnic with lots of opportunities to for kids to run about and enjoy the excitement of bubbles blowing. 

Folks from all walks of life from around the globe were there for a fun-filled family potluck picnic.  We especially loved putting moms and their babies in bubbles. Thanks to Ndara Ed S. Miles for the invite to giving what we hope was a performance worthy of potluck picnic fun.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Towson MD Outdoor Bubble Show #AngeloandMarie





How to take a sentimental journey on some enchanted evening and make a sweet memory just having fun. Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble show performs on a terrace in Towson. #AngeloandMarie #BubbleShow #BaltimoreBubbleShow #BestDayOfMyLife #BestLifeEver

Whitelock Community Farm Harvest Festival Bubble Show

It was a fun loving good time at the Reservoir Hill Harvest Festival. An appropriate fest thanks to the good harvest from the Whitelock Community Farm. We celebrated the occasion as hundreds of bubbles took to the air from our giant festival daisy wands.



Bubbles flit and float everywhere as kids and parents fill the park with laughter, good vibes and a reason to defy the times and feel groovy.  Next year we'll invite more harvest festival attendees to the bubble show. There will be a cloudburst of bubbles so great that those young at heart will not want to miss!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Were You There? Amazing #MyBmore 100K Meet at Baltimore Visitor Center





Were You There? The 100k Meet at the Baltimore Visitor Center. Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble show performance by Baltimore resident liquid light and bubble artist Mark Angelo Askew and Brenda Marie Askew.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

SATURDAY #SuperheroSocial18 at Garrison Forest School.



SATURDAY! Grab your cape and join us at @coolprogeny's #SuperheroSocial18 to benefit Little Lion Challenge! Music, tons of kid activities, face painting, ice cream, and superhero visits. Best part? We'll be there, too! Tickets are just $8/person and the fun happens at Garrison Forest School. Tickets/More Information available here: http://bit.ly/SuperheroSocial


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

How STEM Edutainment Makes a Come Back In Baltimore

The place; Baltimore, Maryland; The time, 10:30 AM. The event; ZooBop Kids Festival at The Maryland Zoo. The challenge; For two consecutive years, the Maryland Zoo has been testing a new concept in kids entertainment. Concerts for children at the Zoo.  The test was a rousing success that would result in other venues formerly designed for adult audiences making the switch to kid based entertainment.

But live local kid based entertainment is beset by many challenges. For example, finding professional, talented and loved child entertainers that combine STEM education methods with entertainment centered on the arts, math, and science. These are rare, especially in the Baltimore Metropolitan area and the demand for them is only going to get greater as the rapid growing childcare service industry clammers for better live local STEAM based edutainment. 

Bubble Show Bubbling Station: Ages 3 and up.


Enter, Baby Beats, a creative musical duo able to produce beats, song, and music using only their vocal organs.   In addition 123 Andres adds a touch of culture and fun-time rhythm to the air. Culture queen is a one-woman show, a must have single entertainment package whose song and stories instill self-esteem and cultural enrichment. What more could possibly be needed? A strong opening act that integrates the arts into STEM instruction, capable of captivating audiences of varied ages for one solid hour.  Enter Angelo and Maries Fantastic Bubble Show.

Angelo and Marie

 Angelo and Marie, Mark Angelo Askew and Brenda Marie Askew, are a dynamic entertainment duo who have been husband and wife for over 38 years and providers of family edutainment for kids at local schools, festivals, art, music and craft venues for over the past decade.  "We combine music, choreography, basic math, science and art in an enchanting, charming entertaining bubble show program that leaves folks feeling delighted, accomplished, connected and just plain happy.

Bubble Show Performance Station

Their red wagon bubble station has just been spotted at the ZooBop Kids Music Festival at Baltimore's own 135-acre zoo.  "Bubbles!" kids begin shouting and running to feast their eyes on the colorful bubble wands, spongy barrier posts and become overwhelming excited as they anticipate great bubble entertainment to come.  "This is going to be a great day!" Says an enthusiastic bubble fan. Suddenly the bubble show music box plays and following a brief introduction, thousands of bubbles fill the air drawing a large excited audience of children, preteens and adults. The highlight of the show is performing KIB. Putting kids inside of bubbles. Audience line up for affectionate picture taking amid smiles, laughter, and self-esteem building applause.

Performing the Filigree with the Big Ring Bubble Wand

Performing KIB - Kid In A Bubble


Blasting a Thousand Bubbles In the Air
with The Mult-Bubble Daisy Festival Wand

"It's exciting, exhilarating and everyone gushes with laughter," says Angelo, the creative half of the duo.  "Our shows make for an enchanting and charming experience.  They say bubbles are always a hit." Charming Baltimore bubble shows are rare and bubble artists are very hard to find. "We're glad to keep the art of bubble blowing alive and well." Mark continues, "Look at their bright eyes and happy faces." We intend to keep this unique entertainment form around for a long, long time."  For more information about the art of bubble blowing and local performances go to http://bubbleshow.fimark.net

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hoops Hops And Pops at Baltimore's Center Plaza- #MyBmore

So excited! Angelo and Marie's Bubble Show will be performing at Baltimore's Center Plaza between Charles and Fayette Street today (7/18)!

Join us for Hoops, Hops, and Pops at 5:30 PM! (Just $5/family!) You'll get to play with Baltimore Hoop Love, The Baltimore Museum of Art, the American Visionary Art Museum, and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore! CHARM CITY POPS will be onsite selling popsicles, too! BUY FAMILY PASS: http://bit.ly/2LjH9Q0


Another Super Fun Cool (Progeny) Play Date Activity
See you there!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

KIB at Oak Ridge Park Day Camp Event

What a pleasure it was to present Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show during the event at Oak Ridge Park for the Open Door Care group. Being a STEM enthusiast, edutainer and liquid bubble artist I know how important it is to keep children engaged, inspired and more than happy to learn and discover something new. The elation created by our bubble show performances have proved to be an excellent stepping stone to extending the imagination, creativity and STEM learning process.  Now more than ever, before and after-school daycare and day camp providers are taking full advantage of live edutainment performances like Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show.




Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show performs at Oak Ridge Park
summer day camp event for an 
Open Door Care group

Before and After School Child Care Working early morning hours and extended day overtime has become a secular requirement many parents often can't afford to turn down.  For these, before and after school care programs can be a practical solution.  Morning and evening daycare is becoming the norm for working parents with grade school age children and affordability requirements. 

One such program provider is Open Door Care found online at http://www.opendoorcare.com. Their motto: "Choices... to best meet the needs of the students in a before and after school setting." And choices is exactly what they offer. From before and after school to summer day camp with loads of activity programs to fit just about every interest from lego land projects to arts and crafts workshops along with team building learning and independent exploration as well. 

Enter Stephanie Marshall, directing the midweek and summer camp programs. She loves what she does, she does what she loves. She has a caring, supportive and upbeat presence among the children, staff and faculty team.  What a pleasure it was to present Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show at the Oak Ridge event for the Open Door Care group. Keep up the good work. 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

At the Museum - Theater Style Bubble Entertainment For Kids



It was like a night at the museum. Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show performance at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Children immersed themselves in an enchanting world of wonder created by Mark Angelo and Brenda Marie.

Introducing "Angelo and Marie's Liquid Art and Light Show"
Theater Style Edutainment For Kids





Their newest show features a musical story about a young man and his wife who discovered "Living Water". A liquid capable of defying gravity, absorbing and refracting light and taking on the form of liquid art at The Liquid Art and Light Show!

Be amazed as you watch liquid art in suspended animation filling the theater with the beauty of floating gems, blown glass,  crystal chandeliers and other art forms. Behold the KIB phenomenon! Feast your eyes on the amazing feat of putting Kids Inside Bubbles. We transform your school's recreation room, auditorium, and stage into an imagination emporium that brings sweet dreams to life.

Watch our channel of bubble show tours at https://www.youtube.com/c/MarkAngeloAskew or go to http://bubbleshow.fimark.net for more show and booking details.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Canton Liquid Art Light and Bubble Show




Canton, Baltimore, MD. One of the many stops on our Liquid Art and Light Show Tour. the folks in Canton are a tight-knit family community that knows how to work hard and play hard. It was a privilege to be welcomed to perform our Liquid and Light Bubble Art Show. The weather was a tad windy at first but slowed from afternoon to dusk.

We instantly felt the good vibes and as the families with kids poured in and spotted our bubble station they went plum wild. The bubbles flew everywhere and just before the sunset the wind subsided just enough to perform our much-anticipated KIB, putting kids inside of bubbles. It was an incredibly good time. Best of all we were invited back for next years event. Looking forward!




Hagerstown MD's Liquid Art Show


Mark Angelo's Liquid Art Performance.


Liquid art feels like air bending but is more the science and art of liquid and air sculpting in the attempt to create beautiful art forms in the air. When the wind is still a liquid artist can actually paint and draw in mid-air with his wand and airborne medium. Sky painting is what I call it. It's fascinating, to say the least as the above video illustrates. Hagerstown Maryland gets a visit from Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble show performed by your friendly neighborhood Baltimorean liquid, light and bubble artist.

It was a good day for The Art of Bubble Blowing at the private stately schoolyard in Hagerstown Maryland. Many young parents and children walked the grounds and were elated to stumble upon our liquid art bubble show. The wind was a steady 4-7 mph. A well-manicured lawn, BBQ and ice cream truck made for an ideal outdoor setting for our bubble show props. Admittedly the faculty appeared to have the most fun during this festive alumni reunion celebration. Our videographer, Brenda Marie did an exceptional job capturing the beautiful liquid formations in brilliant prismatic rainbow colors.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Liquid Art Bubble Show At The Maryland Institute College of Art




Visit Baltimore's Business Marketing Meeting at the Maryland Institute College of Art showcases local businesses such as Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show performed by Baltimore liquid and bubble artist Mark Angelo and Brenda Marie. Read more at http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/phot...

"As I raise my wand, I raise it to the artists whose work inspires acts of human kindness, unity, and compassion. When the bubbles stream and fly high it is a banner symbolizing deep gratitude toward those who actively fill that need. The overwhelming beauty of humanity at it's best."
- Mark Angelo Askew

Read more about how Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show got its start and enjoy some breathtaking liquid art in the book "The Art of Bubble Blowing" written by Mark Angelo Askew and Brenda Marie Askew.




Looking for something fun to do at your next corporate, school or family reunion event? Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show just might be available to make your day. Inquire about availability at http://bubbleshow.fimark.net 


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Liquid Art Bubble Light Show At The Reginald F. Lewis Museum





Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble show performed by Baltimore liquid artist Mark Angelo Askew for the Children's Book Fair at Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

"I raise my light wand to the authors whose books inspire awareness of the need for community and to work hard for the common good of all. The Bright Star of Hope wand is a banner of hope reminding us to look up and see better days ahead. To set higher standards of living that promote peace, and security. As the liquid art floats aloft it instantly taps into our core where our better angels reside, the innocent human spirit at it's best."
- Mark Angelo Askew

Read more about how Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show got its start and enjoy some breathtaking liquid art in the book "The Art of Bubble Blowing" written by Mark Angelo Askew and Brenda Marie Askew.



Looking for something fun to do at your next corporate, school or family reunion event? Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show just might be available to make your day. Inquire about availability at http://bubbleshow.fimark.net 


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The Fascinating Enchantment of Liquid Art Light Shows




Beautiful imagery at our private family Liduid Art Light Show at dusk in the park near 33rd and Charles Street in Baltimore. Performed by Angelo and Marie's liquid light and bubble artist Mark Angelo Askew.  My lovely wife is behind the camera. The star of the show is our charming little lady being put inside a bubble.

Liquid art may seem like a new concept in art exhibition but it is much like blown glass in liquid form. The craft of blowing, shaping and forming beautiful forms in glass is an art in and of itself.  Similarly, liquid art performers, making use of glycerine and gum base liquid combined with surfactants, to produce the perfect iridescent translucent liquid for airborne liquid sculpting. The luminescent wands in refracted light create an attractive ambiance while the iridescent hues on the surface of the formations make for an alluring nostalgic experience.

If that were not enough Mark crafted bubble wands that appear to be made of blown glass. These are actually designed from translucent clear vinyl tubing and colorful fiber optic strands. The enchanting-performance takes place from dusk to full nightfall when observers behold a mesmerizing floating art exhibit of surreal sky paintings and shimmering liquid sculpture formed in the glowing light of wands, under the moon and stars.

"We raise our Ring of Light wand to those in our community who tirelessly work hard for the common good of all. Thanks to you we stand more united and hopeful for the future of our children. Your selfless acts of kindness and compassion will not go unnoticed. You represent the human spirit at it's best, and we thank you for it. We adopt your example and pass it on."  - Mark Angelo Askew

Read more about how Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show got its start and enjoy some breathtaking liquid art in the book "The Art of Bubble Blowing" written by Mark Angelo Askew and Brenda Marie Askew.




Looking for something fun to do at your next corporate, school or family reunion event? Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show just might be available to make your day. Inquire about availability at http://bubbleshow.fimark.net 


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Liquid Art Bubble Light Show At The Marriott In VA




Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Light Show at the Marriott in VA. Performed by Baltimore liquid artist Mark Angelo Askew and Brenda Marie Askew. What makes our bubble shows unique? It's not just a bubble show. Under low lights, it's a liquid art light show!

The parents and group leaders endured a long week of children's camp activities. They were evidently exhausted but kept carrying on. I was heartily welcomed and enjoyed the sensation that permeated the group long before our arrival and performance. The children remained engaged from start to finish, often jumping to their feet only to be told to take their seats. To their relief they shared in KIB, putting kids inside of bubbles. Once experiencing this for the first time their day was set and our job is done. We hope to be invited back for more liquid art surprises and a fascinating light show under low lights or even the starts

"I raise my Bright Star of Hope wand to the beauty of our diverse and multinational heritage. To those who tirelessly seek to work toward and sustain the common good of all. Thanks to you we stand together, more hopeful, united and secure in our future together."  - Mark Angelo Askew

Read more about how Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show got its start and enjoy some breathtaking liquid art in the book "The Art of Bubble Blowing" written by Mark Angelo Askew and Brenda Marie Askew.



Looking for something fun to do at your next corporate, school or family reunion event? Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show just might be available to make your day. Inquire about availability at http://bubbleshow.fimark.net 


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Lessons From Entertaining A Special Ed Group




A special artform makes it to a daycare school for adults with various mental, emotional and physical handicaps. The one-hour bubble show was presented the winter of 2018.  The auditorium was spacious and ideal for a musically choreographed liquid art bubble show. It was a big hit! The audience was very excited, kind and fully engaged. Giggles, shouts of awe and sounds of approval were constant. The staff was equally curious and engaged.

What I enjoyed most was intense joy, happiness, and satisfaction each attendee exuded when being put in a bubble.  When I reacted to that joy it became more contagious, physically and vocally. We literally had to tear ourselves from them when our performance time ran out. This was the most gratifying experience of our performances to date.

"My wands are large tall and somewhat imposing. They are a sign to contemplate the artform to come. The reaction is often one of unexpected awe and a need to see more. Somehow the sensations triggered are more often indearment, enchantment, affection, and gratitude. My job is done."
- Mark Angelo Askew

After the show, there was a certain calm that permeated the building. The overall acceptance and reaction is one I think to be worthy of further study.

Read more about how Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show got its start and enjoy some breathtaking liquid art in the book "The Art of Bubble Blowing" written by Mark Angelo Askew and Brenda Marie Askew.




Looking for something fun to do at your next corporate, school or family reunion event? Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show just might be available to make your day. Inquire about availability at http://bubbleshow.fimark.net 


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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Author of "The Art of Bubble Blowing" In The News


The authors of "The Art of Bubble Blowing" is in the news.  The art of bubble blowing is making a big comeback. Why is this old-fashioned pastime suddenly entering mainstream interest and defying the passing of time? Simply put, the mystery of the formation and floatation of what the artist, Mark Angelo calls "blown liquid glass in suspended animation." But producing this feat is not as easy as you might think. 

We asked several individuals to attempt to form a bubble using a large wand without woofing large gulps of air into their lungs and blowing into the bubble wand. Most had no idea how to form a bubble any other way. Some did manage to wave the wand back and forth to produce globs of bubble clusters that dropped to the ground and whimpered. When an experienced bubble artist showed them how to sweep the wand like the paintbrush of an artist and form bubble globes, tubes and funnels while performing gravity-defying tricks, the observers were both awestruck and very much entertained.

What is it about bubbles that leave people saying "thank you" when walking away as if they were given encouraging hug from a dear old friend. I have no idea. But the words of bubble artist, Mark Angelo Askew, author of the book "The Art of Bubble Blowing" defines it nicely. "We thoroughly enjoy seeing that look of sheer amazement, puzzlement, joy, and warmth when beholding this charming bubble craft that seems to reach out and affectionately touch them." Maybe that's the reason large events throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area and Virginia are booking bubble shows. 


But there are other phenomena unique to Mark and Brenda's bubble show performances that could be the key to growing interest. For example, the Bubble itself. It is a very thin and fragile object with a fleeting lifespan usually under 60 seconds. To handle such a thing and perform tricks with it while making it bend, twirl, jump, bounce, and float in unison is simply amazing.

But could there be another reason large crowds tend to form at Angelo and Marie's spring, summer, and fall festivals bubble show events? The irresistible invitation to be put inside of a bubble. Imagine being completely engulfed inside a giant man-sized bubble dome! Unbelievable, but true. At least that's what Mark Angelo Askew and his wife of 38 years, Brenda Marie Askew can do. "It's a pleasure to see that look of wonder and privilege as contestants are put inside a bubble for the first time. An experience they will probably never forget."


But is that really it? Could there be another reason for the growing interest in bubble shows? Mark says, "The joy and excitement are both riveting and electric!" Well, the media is abuzz and taking notice of the growing interest in the art and craft of bubble blowing. In recent weeks Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show has been on televised news presentations and in major online and print media, such as the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore Sun's photojournalist, Ken Lam, recently interviewed Mark and Brenda Askew about their book "The Art of Bubble Blowing" and discussed the inspiration for choosing the craft of bubble blowing.


Read more about it and view some beautiful journal photos of Angelo and Marie's Fantastic bubble show at http://www.baltimoresun.com



Looking for something fun to do at your next corporate, school or family reunion event? Angelo and Marie's Fantastic Bubble Show just might be available to make your day. Inquire about availability at http://bubbleshow.fimark.net 


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