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Galleries and Exhibition Events
Walk-up Gallery Hours  Monday- Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For Cultural Arts Center Gallery
please inquire with Ms. Priscilla Walker
Tel. 240-567-5780
Office: CU-112, across from gallery
Gallery Open 1.5 hours prior to evening event curtain, and through intermission of all performances.  

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King Street Cultural Arts  Night Celebrations
Thursday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.
Thursday, April 3, 6–8 p.m.

Join the Cultural Arts Center and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center for the King Street Cultural Arts Night Celebration Series featuring gallery exhibitions and receptions. See Galleries and Exhibitions section for particular events. FREE.

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Galleries and Exhibitions

December 5–January 30
Faculty and Staff Exhibition
King Street Gallery, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center Faculty and staff in the Department of Visual Arts and Design will exhibit artworks in all media forms, from digital design and video to cast metal and paintings on canvas.

January 13–March 7
Katie Baldwin: There Are Two Stories Here
Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.
There Are Two Stories Here features woodblock and letterpress book illustrations influenced by the artist’s travels to Japan and living beside Lake Cayuga in upstate New York.

February 7–March 13
Once Supon a Time:  The Designs of Supon Creative Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.
Creative Director Supon Phornirunlit and his team of graphic designers have won over 1,000 industry awards in every design category from identity, print, digital media, advertising, and packaging. One Supon a Time offers insight into the innovative creative process and communications strategies that have made Supon one of this country’s iconic graphic designers.

 

March 24–May 3
Plantbot Genetics
Reception: Thursday, April 3, 6–8 p.m.
The Plantbot Genetics Corporation parodies and satirically comments on the aggressive and misleading practices of biotech companies. This interactive exhibit will include plants grafted onto remote controlle robotic bases as well as many other intriguing objects.

 

April 1–May 9
Radical Elements: Contemporary Quilts
Reception: Thursday, April 3, 6–8 p.m.

Radical Elements is an exhibit of quilts made by members of the Studio Art Quilts Associates. SAQA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions,
professional development, documentation, and publications. The exhibit will be held in conjunction with SAQA’s annual conference held in the Washington, DC, area during the first week of May.

 

May 22–September
Juried Student Exhibition
Reception: Thursday, May 22, 5–7:30 p.m.
This annual exhibition showcases the best work completed by students in the Department of Visual Arts and Design over the past year. Artworks from all classes are displayed in the galleries and all around the Cafritz Arts Center.


A TASTE OF PAST EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS......

August 19–October 4
Selections from Montgomery College’s 

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Teaching Collection

Cultural Arts Center Gallery /   Reception: Thursday, September 26, 6–8 p.m.

 

October 10–December 7
A Glimpse into the Permanent Collection of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Guest curator Althea Murphy Price, University of Knoxville, selects works from Pyramid’s permanent collection. Also on view is The 45 Record Project, a print exchange aimed at connecting two prestigious east-coast community print shops: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and AS220. The theme of the exchange is recording space through images of local landscape, community and culture.
Cultural Arts Center Gallery / Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6–8 p.m.

 

September 16–October 17
Metaphors and the Mundane: Mark Earnhart, Mary Frank, and Chloe Watson

This exhibit features three sculptors who explore objects as symbols and storytellers. Each uses the vernacular language of everyday things to reflect on the lives we live or the lives lived by others in history.                                                                                                                                                      King Street Gallery - The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center / Reception: Thursday, September 26, 6–8 p.m.


September 20–November 8
Dawn Whitmore: Barrow, Alaska: A Portrait

Through photographs taken during a month-long expedition to Alaska in June 2011,.the series captures the variety of influences and culture that make up the small and extremely isolated village of Barrow––home to the local Iñupiat community.

Open Gallery - The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center / Reception: Thursday, Sept 26, 6–8 p.m.

 

October 24–November 28
Rainforest/Christmas Tree: Frank Hallam Day

Washington, DC artist Frank Hallam Day presents photographs exploring the theme of cultural collision in Africa. Day examines the adaptation, appropriation, and resiliency of indigenous cultures through their contact with influences of globalization.

 King Street Gallery - The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center /  Reception: Thursday, October 24, 6–8 p.m.

  

November 18–January 3, 2014  

Cheryl Hochberg: Encounters

Exhibition features paintings, drawings, and three-dimensional objects depicting animal encounters in dark and humorous ways.

Open Gallery - The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center /  Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6–8 p.m

 

December 5 – January 30   
Faculty and Staff Exhibition

 
Faculty and staff in the Department of Visual Arts and Design will exhibit artworks in all media, from digital design and video to cast metal and paintings on canvas.
 

King Street Gallery - The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center /  Reception: Thursday, Dec. 5, 6–8 p.m.

 

ARCHIVE OF PAST EXHIBITIONS

 Montgomery College in collaboration with Historic Takoma Inc.  presents
Images of Takoma Park
in the Cultural Arts Center Gallery
April 1 - June 7, 2013
Walk-up Gallery Hours  Monday- Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Inquire with Ms. Priscilla Walker,  CU-112, across from gallery.
Gallery Open 1.5 hours prior to evening event curtain, and through intermission of all performances.


 

Thursday, December 6, 6:00-8:00 P.M.

King Street Cultural Arts Night

Join the Cultural Arts Center and the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center for King Street Cultural Arts Night Celebration Series.  The work of Maryland artist Bobbi Shulman will be in the CAC gallery and works by MC faculty & staff will be in the King Street gallery.  

Admission: FREE! There will also be performances by MC's Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus students in the CAC this evening.    
Energy and Flow

Artist's Statement- Bobbi Shulman, Painter

·         Potomac, MD ·         art@bobbishulman.com ·         BobbiShulman.com Since childhood, Bobbi Shulman has been fascinated by color and light. But she put her interest in art aside for many years to follow a career in journalism and communications. In 2003, she dusted off the easel, enrolled in a painting course and has been hooked ever since. Originally drawn to plein air, Bobbi painted landscapes that were representational with an impressionistic edge. But her interest in abstract painting has enabled her to express her excitement in manipulating color, shape and intensity into a coordinated whole. Over the past few years, she has attempted to develop her painting personality and discover some of the endless possibilities for personal expression. Her paintings are intuitive, spontaneous and emotional, frequently leaning toward organic and biomorphic shapes. In attempting to capture mood, light and mystery, she challenges the viewer to sense her excitement in what she is learning to see. Bobbi has studied abstract painting with Natasha Karpinskaia of the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo, Joyce McCarten and Beverly Ryan, both at the Torpedo Factory. She has also studied plein air painting with Professor Edwin Ahlstrom at Montgomery College in Rockville, Alexandria artist Sara Linda Poly, California plein-air colorist Camille Przewodek and Walt Bartman of the Yellow Barn Studio. She lives in Potomac, MD.  
 

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