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Motivation By Inspiration: A Black History Month Exploration
Jan
14
to Mar 9

Motivation By Inspiration: A Black History Month Exploration

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Credit: pgparks.com

Exhibit: January 14 - March 9, 2019; Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: 10am-2pm

Public Reception: Saturday, January 26, 2019, 3-5 pm

Join us for this year’s Black History Month Exhibition entitled, Motivation by Inspiration: A Black History Month Exploration. This year’s collection features African American visual artists from Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Kentucky. A diverse group of themes is explored as we travel through conflict, migration, identity, and expression. As we move through themes of pain, we push towards triumph. Each artist finds inspiration through their own exploration of the African American perspective.

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Art Exhibit - “Playin’ to the Edge” by Aqcuaetta Williams
Jan
3
to Jan 12

Art Exhibit - “Playin’ to the Edge” by Aqcuaetta Williams

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Exhibit: Nov 15, 2018 - Jan 12, 2019; 8:30am-5pm.

Artist Reception: Nov 30, 7-9pm

Aqcuaetta Williams bases her success on reaching her audience of free thinkers: artists and poets. By doing so, she opens a doorway to images that create emotional agitation and excitement. Her collage paintings are engaging in their technique and expression. Williams presents the viewer with keys to unlock the unconscious mind.

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Pamela Crockett: Dance of Decay
Dec
14
to Dec 31

Pamela Crockett: Dance of Decay

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Artist: Pamela Crockett

Artist: Pamela Crockett

Exhibit: Daily, Nov 3 - Dec 31, 2018; 10am-5pm / Public Reception: Nov 4, 2-4pm.

Painter Pamela Crockett uses decomposing pods, dried bulbs, and decaying fragments to inform this series. These delicate remains of life reflect both the fragility and the vitality of the earth. Their patterns of decay echo the invisible forces controlling their movement. For Crocket, even decaying life is active; she believes dead nature lives; therefore, the quiet objects speak.

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Community! Here and Now
Dec
14
to Dec 31

Community! Here and Now

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Exhibit: Daily, Nov 3 - Dec 31, 2018; 10am-5pm / Public Reception: Nov 4, 2–4 pm

Be inspired to get involved in your community through community-based art. Various artists and collectives share their works, compassion, and activism. Groups such as FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and Ben Hamburger’s Facing Change: Narratives of the Shifting Cultural Landscape in East Baltimore display their concerted efforts to give voice to the underrepresented.

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Jeremy Wright
Nov
16
to Nov 25

Jeremy Wright

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Artist: Jeremy Wright

Artist: Jeremy Wright

Exhibit: Daily, Nov. 3-25, 2018, 10am-5pm / Free

Ceramicist and sculptor Jeremy Wright explores the concept of identity within the larger conversation of place, ethnicity, and the interplay between the actual and perceived. Wright challenges the viewer to look beyond what s/he immediately perceives and prompts the viewer to find a more subtle, yet important subtext to the overall conversation. 

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Bowie Art Exhibit - Small Wonders
Nov
16
to Nov 30

Bowie Art Exhibit - Small Wonders

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Artist: Barbara Dahlberg, Someone Left the Guitar Out In The Rain

Artist: Barbara Dahlberg, Someone Left the Guitar Out In The Rain

The current exhibit in the City Hall Galleries is entitled Small Wonders and includes a variety of pieces from local artists depicting different interpretations of small works and miniatures. The exhibit runs through November 30, 2018. Gallery hours are the same hours as City Hall: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.  For more information, contact Neil Norris at 240-544-5601 or nnorris@cityofbowie.org.

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Watercolor Painting / Adult Class
Nov
9
to Nov 14

Watercolor Painting / Adult Class

Classes: Sept 12 - Nov 14, 2018  /   Class Time: 6:30-8:30pm

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Learn the basic elements of being a good painter using shape, value, line, and color while receiving individualized instruction based on your skill level. Register for this course which may help you reduce stress,and increase your creativity. Call for a materials list prior to class. 

Cost: $120-$156

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Artist Exhibit - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Nov
9
8:30 AM08:30

Artist Exhibit - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Artist: Ric Garcia / CREDIT: Ric Garcia Studio

Artist: Ric Garcia / CREDIT: Ric Garcia Studio

Exhibit: Oct 24 - Nov 9, 2018; 8:30am-5pm.

In this exhibition, various artists celebrate their heritage through a variety of works and techniques. Artists featured: David Camero (Venezuela), Gloria Chapa (Mexico), Ric Garcia (Cuba), Maria Balibrea Melero (Spain), Nicole Oxendine (Cuba), and Sandra Perez Ramos (Puerto Rico).

Ages: All ages are welcome

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Nov
4
to Nov 5

First Sunday Arts Festival

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Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Seeking the Spirit through Art: Intuitive Painting
Oct
28
2:30 PM14:30

Seeking the Spirit through Art: Intuitive Painting

Connect with yourself, connect with others and connect with the Holy by listening to your intuition and creating art. Learn to paint from your spontaneous inner voice and not pay attention to your rational mind. We focus on what arises for you as you paint and not on the end product. Intuitive painting is sometimes referred to as “mindfulness meditation in action.” Mindfulness meditations will be led and we will also help you be more mindful while painting. We strive to create a safe and supportive environment by asking people to refrain from commenting on other’s paintings.

This method of self- exploration and self-discovery can lead to personal and spiritual insights and great fun.

Absolutely no experience or confidence in painting or meditation needed. Come to one session or dig deeper by coming to all the sessions.

About Meredith McEver

Meredith McEver is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in helping children and adults reach their full potential through meditation, creativity and exploration of thoughts and feelings. She had led mindfulness and creativity groups for many organizations including Alexandria Drug Court, Fairfax Hospital Life With Cancer, ADAMS Center Mosque, Fairfax County Schools, Arlington County Violence between Intimate Partners Program and National Institute of Health.

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Abstract Perspectives
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Abstract Perspectives

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Thomas Dahlberg

Thomas Dahlberg

Exhibit: September 9 - October 28, 2018.

Come see how different artists view the world. Through abstract paintings, three artists — Se Cho, Thomas Dahlberg, and Jodi Ferrier — explore landscapes and their environment with different approaches.

Exhibit open daily, 10am-5pm

Free!

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Patrick Cromwell
Oct
8
to Oct 28

Patrick Cromwell

Exhibit: Oct 6-28. 2018 / Opening Reception: Oct 7 at 2pm / Gallery open daily, 10am - 5pm

Patrick Cromwell has been a resident artist at Montpelier Arts Center since 2012. After studying art and architecture at Yale in the early 1980s and 1990s, Cromwell took a fifteen-year pause until discovering Montpelier Arts Center’s printmaking classes in 2008. Since then, Cromwell has dedicated his time and talent to printmaking. Cromwell enjoys creating abstract prints that play tricks on the mind and crafting prints inspired by Martha’s Vineyard. 


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Patrick Cromwell: Opening Reception
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Patrick Cromwell: Opening Reception

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Patrick Cromwell has been a resident artist at Montpelier Arts Center since 2012. After studying art and architecture at Yale in the early 1980s and 1990s, Cromwell took a 15-year pause until discovering Montpelier Arts Center’s printmaking classes in 2008. Since then, Cromwell has dedicated his time and talent to printmaking. Cromwell enjoys creating abstract prints that play tricks on the mind and crafting prints inspired by Martha’s Vineyard.

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

First Sunday Arts Festival

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Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Chris Peregoy: Light Modulator
Sep
29
to Oct 28

Chris Peregoy: Light Modulator

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Dates: Sep 2 - Oct 28, 2018 / Public Reception: Sep 14, 7-9 pm

LIGHT MODULATOR-110 by Chris Peregoy

LIGHT MODULATOR-110 by Chris Peregoy

Chris Peregoy photographed Light Modulators, paper sculptures that produce light and shadows, with a variety of large-format cameras and using dry plate collodion and paper negatives. The results are printed with pigment inks in various sizes and are sure to intrigue viewers.

Galleries Open Daily from 10-5 PM

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Lost Time
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Lost Time

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Matt Pinney .  Revolutionaries .  Oil on Aluminum UV Print . 48 x 48 in.

Matt Pinney . Revolutionaries . Oil on Aluminum UV Print . 48 x 48 in.

Exhibit: September 7-29, 2018

Artists Reception: Saturday, September 8, 5-8 pm

Artists Talk: Saturday, September 29, 2 pm

Artist Matt Pinney seeks to represent the systems that inform and classify how we communicate. He looks at the various elements that can shape our understanding of what we see: scientific reasoning, social media, politics, and the divine. These elements are intertwined and presented in the linear perspective of his canvas, allowing the viewer to form their own visual understanding.

"Our interpretation of historic narratives are deeply connected to the present. It is very difficult to decipher the complexity of our society or even my own place in it." --Matt Pinney

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Exhibit: In A Fertile World
Sep
27
to Oct 20

Exhibit: In A Fertile World

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Exhibition: Aug 31 - Oct 20. 

Gallery Hours: 10am - 7pm Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm Saturday.

Public Reception: Saturday, September 8, 5 - 8 pm
Artists Talk: Saturday, September 29, 2 pm

Artists Sharon Fishel, Susan Hostetler, and Nancy Sausser investigate the various manifestations of fertility, including the airborne, the interior and the aqueous. In a Fertile World presents their shared interest in the patterns and cycles of the natural world. 

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Steven Williams
Sep
27
to Sep 30

Steven Williams

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Steven Williams, mixed media

Steven Williams, mixed media

Exhibit September 9-30, 2018

Resident artist Steven Williams continues his exploration of two of the 20th century’s major art movements, surrealism and abstractionism. Williams creates mixed-media work using a process of intuition, accident, and chance. His new work focuses on conveying atmosphere while additionally providing a framework for the viewer’s interpretation.

Exhibit open daily, 10am-5pm. 

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Active Aging Week: Mosaics Workshop for Seniors
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Active Aging Week: Mosaics Workshop for Seniors

Mosaic workshop: Piece together a beautiful creation from bowls of richly colored art glass and create a gorgeous mosaic picture frame or trivet to display to all your friends. Workshop includes instruction from a professional artist and all needed materials to make your own mosaic masterpiece. Sign up required!

FREE with RSVP

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Black Futures Week:    #Manifest Monday Sip and Vision: Vision Board Party
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Black Futures Week: #Manifest Monday Sip and Vision: Vision Board Party

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Vision Board Party w/Coco B Productions

Can you believe 2018 is almost over?! It's time to reflect on the past 8 months and plan your major moves for the new year. There's no better way to do that than by creating a vision board! What is a vision board? Learn more here.

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Steven Williams - Opening Reception
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Steven Williams - Opening Reception

Steven Williams, mixed media

Steven Williams, mixed media

Resident artist Steven Williams continues his exploration of two of the 20th century’s major art movements, surrealism and abstractionism. Williams creates mixed-media work using a process of intuition, accident, and chance. His new work focuses on conveying atmosphere while additionally providing a framework for the viewer’s interpretation.

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

First Sunday Arts Festival

Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

First Sunday Arts Festival

Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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The Civil War Through an Artist’s Eyes
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

The Civil War Through an Artist’s Eyes

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

While serving with the Army of the Potomac, artist Charles Wellington Reed recorded his observations and experiences of the Civil War through more than 700 illustrations. Michelle Krowl, from the Library of Congress, will discuss Reed and his life through a virtual display of his Civil War art. FREE

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Transient Identity: Figure & Form
Jul
16
to Aug 11

Transient Identity: Figure & Form

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Artist: Lorenzo Cardim

Artist: Lorenzo Cardim

Exhibit: June 11 – August 11, 2018
Reception: June 16, 5–8 pm

Hours:  Monday to Friday: 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday: Closed

In a collaboration with the Brentwood Arts Exchange and under the direction of Professor Jason Kuo, University of Maryland art students curate, design and produce an exhibition featuring local artists. The exhibit will feature the work of Lorenzo Cardim, Victor Ekpuk and Wilfredo Valladares, with a focus on their material investigations, and an exploration of the transnational elements present in their process and productions. These artists, drawing upon their own complex cultural identities, create works that challenge our perception of identity as singular and unchanging. The students create an experience where the conversation between the works highlights the relationship between individual identity and the broader cultural and political issues of today around the world.

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University of Maryland Curatorial Student Exhibition
Jul
16
to Aug 11
Art

University of Maryland Curatorial Student Exhibition

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Opening Reception: June 16, 5-8 pm

In a collaboration with the Brentwood Arts Exchange, and under the direction of Professor Jason Kuo, University of Maryland art students curate, design and produce an exhibition featuring the work of local artists. 

Under the theme of transnationalism, this exhibit will feature the two and three-dimensional investigations of Victor Ekpuk, Lorenzo Cardim, and Wilfredo Valladares.  

Exhibit: June 11 - August 11, 2018  / Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Exhibition: David Brosch
Jul
15
to Jul 29

Exhibition: David Brosch

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Public Reception: Sunday, July 8, 2-4pm. Gallery open daily from 10am-5pm.

David Brosch is a teacher and resident artist at Montpelier Arts Center who received his BA in fine arts and a BS in architecture from the University of Maryland. He most often creates representational imagery that includes landscapes and portraiture. The printmaking techniques he employs to produce his metal-plate etchings are very traditional.

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Nastassja Swift
Jul
15
to Jul 27

Nastassja Swift

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Hair Stylist by Natassja Swift / Credit: natassjaswift.com

Hair Stylist by Natassja Swift / Credit: natassjaswift.com

Felt, wool, and other natural fibers are shaped into sculptures that present narratives from the artists childhood memories and imagination. Partaking from her needs felted dolls series, where she created dolls,sculptures, and mixed media assemblages, Nastassja creates an immersive environment that engages and mesmerizes audiences of all ages. FREE

Exhibit: Mon-Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm. 

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