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Past Exhibitions

2017–2018 Exhibition Schedule

Fall Semester

September 11–October 13, 2017 
Between the Floorboards: Miriam Beerman and Amy Misurelli Sorensen  
This exhibit explores two women artists' ideas of identity and politics. Miriam Beerman is almost obsessive in her chosen subject matter; for over 40 years she has thought about the trials and atrocities of humankind and reacted to them by creating paintings, drawings, artists' books, and collages. Amy Misurelli Sorensen is concerned with distorted images of identity and sexuality imposed by societal ideals. She specializes in the area of drawing with concentrations in printmaking, painting, and performance.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 14, 6–8 p.m.

September 25–November 3
Todd Forsgren: Ornithological Photographs First in the exhibition series Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment
Beginning this year’s themed exhibition series, Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment, Todd Forsgren’s Ornithological Photographs depict the liminal moment before a captured bird is carefully measured, cataloged, cared for, and released by research scientists. Though ultimately for their benefit, this brief moment of confusion and discomfort invites us to reflect upon the individual plight of each bird and the larger environmental pressures driving the need for such research.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 26, 6–8 p.m.

October 23–November 22
Shifting Identities/Humanity and Nature: Artemis Herber and Michelle Dickson
Both artists deal with environmental change and human relationships to nature.  Herber uses cardboard to create paintings that are also three dimensional, dealing with the impact of the "anthropocene": the period of human impact on the planetary environment.  Dickson works with plaster and wood sculpture exploring how our uneasy relation with environmental change impacts human lives as well.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 26, 6–8 p.m.

November 13–January 5
Nick Vyssotsky: Nowhere Zone: The Pre-Apocolyptic Landscape Second in the exhibition series Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment
Nowhere Zone: The Pre-Apocolyptic Landscape is an ongoing project that explores spaces of flight, symbols of control, and identifications of cultural ephemera, refuse, and waste. Since the November election, the term "dystopia" has been increasingly applied, not to some possible future scenario, but in the present tense. As the effects of climate change continue to gradually degrade our environment and an apathetic (or actively antagonistic) government causes more Americans to fall into poverty, it would seem that Armageddon will not occur as one quick cataclysmic event that shifts us from a world of stability to one of chaos, but as a slow, entropic decline into disarray.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 7, 6–8 p.m.

December 4–January 26     
Faculty & Staff Exhibition
Faculty and staff in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts exhibit artworks in all media from digital design and video to cast metal and paintings on canvas. This exhibit showcases the wide range of talents that come together in the department.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 7, 6–8 p.m.

Spring Semester

January 15–March 2   
Selin Balci: Anthropogenic Third in the exhibition series Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment
Anthropogenic explores the theater of human conditions and its effects to our world in a cultivated, living environment; the Petri dish. This environment serves not only as a vivarium for mold but also as a living studio. By constructing a landscape simultaneously natural and artificial, petri dish provides a platform on which she acts as a curator and creator. In this artificial ‘world’, she stages global problems; conflicts, political pressures, immigration, racialism, dominance, predation, pollution, contamination, and massive consumption. Merging traditional mediums with highly patterned and colored mold, Balci creates lushly visual and interactive biological landscapes. Although, mold is unwanted, toxic, hazardous and dangerous, in her work, mold becomes a metaphor of human actions and motives.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 8, 6–8 p.m.

February 5–March 9    
Perennials
Perennials is an exhibition from a collective of six artists working across media to address ideas of growth, impermanence and survival of plants within the changing American landscape. It is the contrast between the cared for and the forgotten plants that interests this collective of six artists: Ellie Irons, Christopher Kennedy, Suzy Kopf, Emmaline Payette, Anne Percoco, and Valerie Wiseman. With humor, science and the extended study of art practice, the artists of Perennials engage their audience with the plant world. A perennial is broadly defined as a plant that lives for more than two years, but many perennials live much longer than that. They are the survivors of the plant world, spreading out and taking hold wherever they can. Perennials fight to survive, season after season, year after year in a world that might not want them.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 8, 6–8 p.m.

March 19–May 4
Pam Rogers: Fierce and Fragile Fourth in the exhibition series Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment
An exhibition presenting works on paper and sculpture that create a confluence of the Age of Discovery with the present and near future as man and nature continue to exist together. Colorado based artist Pam Rogers combines landscape and botanical elements with magic realism, homemade pigments, and installation to explore how nature is challenged, contorted, filtered, and ultimately reborn by a human hand. Her meticulously detailed and intriguing works present beauty along side elements that challenge the viewer to question what lurks beneath.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6–8 p.m.

April 2–May 4
Heritage Habitats: Vicki VanAmeyden and Ginger Owen
Through the use of large scale, sculptural and experiential installations, VanAmeyden and Owen offer a series of physical spaces for the contemplation of ancestry, nostalgia, memory, and the “commonalities that bind people and culture,” ultimately serving as an expression of humanism. Using a mix of sculpture and photography, the artists investigate the subjective nature of remembering, where the elapsed time of history alters reality. Besides an interest in the individual, the exhibition particularly engages with collective experience and remembrance, valuing the genealogical lineage and heritage that connects family and culture.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6– 8 p.m

May 17–August 31
Juried Student Exhibition
This annual exhibition showcases the best student work in the Department of Visual Art and Design over the past year. Artworks from all classes are displayed in the galleries and around the Cafritz Arts Center.
King Street and Open Galleries, Reception: Thursday, May 17, 5–7:30p.m.


2016–2017 Exhibition Schedule

Fall Semester

September 12–October 14 
Fiber/Re: Active Patterson Clark, Catherine Day and Kate Kretz
An exhibit highlighting and focusing on employing fiber to delineate deep involvement in a wide range of subject matter. Using inventive materials and highly skilled methods, the artworks in this exhibit address environmental and social activism, encounters in daily life, and also the fragile aspect of human experience.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 15, 6–8 p.m.

September 26–November 4
Processed Entropy: Isabel Gouveia first in the exhibition series Time, Entropy and Change
Processed Entropy begins this year’s themed exhibition series. Isabel Gouveia uses a digital printer manipulations as a metaphor for experiments that are detrimental to environment.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 27, 6–8 p.m.

October 24–November 22
Landmarks: Washington Sculptors Group
Landmarks exhibit explores the concept of a "landmark" in all its possible meanings: from political landmarks to totems to moments of historical change.  Artist members of the Washington Sculpture Group were asked to express this concept in sculpture, and the works included in the show were chosen for a variety of interpretations of the idea.  .
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 27, 6–8 p.m.

November 14–January 6
Vanishing: B.D. Richardson second in the exhibition series Time, Entropy and Change
Continuing the theme of Time, Entropy and Change. The photographs in this exhibition are from a body of work documenting the iconic, yet slowly vanishing rural landscapes of North America, from the Chesapeake Bay to New England, the Rocky Mountains to Canada, and many places in between. The images are captured digitally but then printed onto film. The film images are then transferred to hand-aged metal plates. The finished plates are then custom framed in original old barnwood from upstate New York.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6–8 p.m.

December 5–January 27     
Faculty & Staff Exhibition
Faculty and staff in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts will exhibit artworks in all media from digital design and video to cast metal and paintings on canvas. This exhibit showcases the wide range of talents that come together in the department.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6–8 p.m.

Spring Semester

January 16–March 3     
Strata: Megan Biddle third in the exhibition series Time, Entropy and Change
Continuing the theme of Time, Entropy and Change. The work in this show is inspired by fold mountains, a mountain range formed when two tectonic plates that make up the Earth's crust push together at their border. When plates collide, the accumulated layers of rock crumple and fold like a piece of paper. I am interested in the juxtaposition of the complex nearly immeasurable movement of the earth demonstrated simply through a piece of paper being folded and the hyper speed and immediacy with which we move through our lives daily to question perceptions of time.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 9, 6–8 p.m.

February 6–March 10     
B.C./A.C.: Art Before/After Child
Art Before and After Child celebrates the ingenuity and dedication of eleven parents as they continually re-imagine what it means to make their artwork. Artist included in the exhibit are Brian Barr, Megan Blafa-Chriss, Andrew Blair, Bradley Chriss, Erin Deneuville, Becca Johnson, Kate Kretz, Erin Raedeke, Allison Reimus, Lauren Rice, and Katherine Sable.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 9, 6–8 p.m.

March 20 – May 5
The Impermanence of Knowledge: Gregory Davis forth in the exhibition series Time, Entropy and Change
Concluding the theme of Time, Entropy and Change.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, March 30, 6–8 p.m.

March 27–May 5
Relief Work: John Richardson and Michael Benevenia
These mixed media artists will exhibit sculptures and drawings that explore the idea of providing support and drawing out reliefs.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, March 30, 6– 8 p.m

May 18–September 1
Juried Student Exhibition
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.
King Street and Open Galleries, Reception: Thursday, May 18, 5–7:30p.m.


2015–2016 Exhibition Schedule

Fall Semester

September 14–October 15 
Edge Effects: Christine Howard Sandoval and Leah Raintree
An exhibit of site-based projects focusing on Colorado wildfires and Hurricane Sandy. The artists explore the boundary between human and wild environments through photography, drawing, sound recording, and sculpture.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 24, 6–8 p.m.

September 21–November 5      
Resonating Objects: Margaret Noble first in the exhibition series Interactivity: Sight and Sound
Resonating Objects begins this year’s themed exhibition series, Interactivity: Sight and Sound. It consists of interactive sculptures with sound elements and found objects. Margaret Noble is a highly successful California artist, having been featured in Wired magazine, Art LTD Magazine, the San Diego Union Tribune, and San Francisco Weekly.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 24, 6–8 p.m.

October 22–November 25
Personal Pattern
Nineteen local artists exhibit work in media as diverse as glass, photography, mixed-media sculpture, and acrylic painting. Personal Patterns shows how artists use abstract pattern in work about activism, ethnic identity, psychology, and more. Personal Patterns includes work by local artists Sondra Arkin, Michele Banks, Jessica Beels, Joan Belmar, Shanthi Chandrasekar, Alonzo Davis, Helen Frederick, Susan Goldman, Amber Robles-Gordon, Pat Goslee, Elyse Harrison, Sean Hennessey, Ellen Hill, Matt Hollis, Bridget Sue Lambert, Carien Quigora, Jessica Van Brakle, Ellyn Weiss, and Helen Zughaib.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 22, 6–8 p.m.

November 16–January 5, 2016
A Retrospective: Gloria Monteiro Rall
A retrospective of Monteiro Rall’s work from 1955–2000. Influenced by the Washington Color School, Rall’s paintings examine the interaction of light and color. Rall is a Dean Emeritus at Montgomery College, and exhibited worldwide during her 40-year exhibition career.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 3, 6–8 p.m.

December 3–February 7     
Faculty & Staff Exhibition
Faculty and staff in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts will exhibit artworks in all media from digital design and video to cast metal and paintings on canvas. This exhibit showcases the wide range of talents that come together in the department.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 3, 6–8 p.m.

Spring Semester

January 11–March 4     
Luminescent Anthologies: McCormack and Figg second in the exhibition series Interactivity: Sight and Sound
This exhibit consists of futuristic instruments that gallery visitors are invited to play. The instruments produce sound and light when played. McCormack and Figg’s collaborative art investigates the connections between ecology, industry, science, and identity.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 11, 6–8 p.m.

February 11–March 16     
Benjamin Abramowitz
A retrospective exhibition celebrates Benjamin Abramowitz’s critically acclaimed, seven-decade long career as an artist. Exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 11, 6–8 p.m.

March 23 – May 2
Just the Tip (Iceberg): Alex Braden and Amy Hughes-Braden third in the exhibition series Interactivity: Sight and Sound
Alex and Amy Braden transform the gallery into a domestic setting, with furniture and houseplants among interactive sound sculptures, wall paintings, videos, and telephones that play sound. Using Cyndi Lauper's I’m Gonna Be Strong
as a point of entry, the artist team explores gender roles and their effect on relationships.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, March 31, 6–8 p.m.

March 28–May 9  
Choreography: Andrew Ellis Johnson
Johnson uses humor and poetry to tackle international social issues in this mixed-media exhibition. Artworks include cast marble sculptures, paintings, drawings, collages, photography, and mixed-media sculptures.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, March 31, 6– 8 p.m

May 19–September 4
Juried Student Exhibition
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.
King Street and Open Galleries, Reception: Thursday, May 19, 5–7:30p.m.

2014–2015

Fall Semester

September 15–October 16
Mei Mei Chang and Mariah Anne Johnson: Installations and Works on Paper
DC-based artists Chang and Johnson share a passion for colorful forms. Through both drawing and installation these two artists will explore the space of the gallery, drawing the viewer to consider the space in new ways.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 25, 6–8 p.m., Gallery talk to precede the reception at 5 p.m.

September 22–November 6
Peter Quinn: Gravity Drawings: The Mark, Action, and Motion
Quinn’s drawings are a consequence of a dynamic event in which the action between artist and a round burnt object expose the apparent chaos and unpredictability of nature––records of an action fueled by gravity.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 25, 6–8 p.m.

October 23–November 25
Matthew Littekin
Littekin’s image-based installation investigates the notion of consumerism through the incorporation of the iconography and visual motifs from U.S. currency. Colorful images and abstractions spread from wall to canvas to floor enticing the viewer to look more closely at our representations of value.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 23, 6–8 p.m.

November 17–January 2, 2014
Meggan Gould: Traces of Vision
Using photography, Gould exploits, or even subverts, the usual legibility of the photographic document, by arresting our vision at an ostensibly superficial level of mutable, mundane surfaces. She captures layers of visual information that are not the primary photographic image, but the traces left after viewing the image.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 4, 6–8 p.m.

December 4–January 30     
Faculty & 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. This exhibit showcases the wide range of talents that come together in the department.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 4, 6–8 p.m.

Spring Semester

January 12–March 6
John Nicholas Hutchings: Focused Gestures
Hutchings artwork generates a conscious awareness of presence within the viewer––an awareness of the tension between the objects of perception and the conscious presence of the viewer. Sculptural forms and site-specific installations both record gestures and focus the viewer’s engagement with the exhibition space.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 19, 6–8 p.m.

February 5–March 13
Anthony Cervino and Joe Meiser: Sculpture
Referencing architecture and industrial production, Cervino and Meiser use a variety of materials and processes to explore the human condition.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 19, 6–8p.m.

March 23 – May 1
Cindi Hron: Back Pain
Scars, wounds, rashes, bruises and wrinkles––real or imagined, seen or unseen––evolve over time to create and recreate the landscape of ourselves. Through drawings on paper and embroidered images muslin, Hron records the markings left on the body by trauma both physical and emotional.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 2, 6–8 p.m.

April 1–May 9
Presence: Figurative Painting
A group exhibition of contemporary figurative painters.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 2, 6– 8 p.m.

May 21–September 4
Juried Student Exhibition
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.
King Street and Open Galleries, Reception: Thursday, May 21, 5–7:30p.m.
 

2013–2014

Fall Semester

September 16–October 17
Metaphors and the Mundane: Mark Earnhart, Mary Frank, and Chloe Watson
Metaphors and the Mundane exhibits the work of 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, Reception: Thursday, September 26, 6–8 p.m.

September 20–November 8
Dawn Whitmore: Barrow, Alaska: A Portrait
Part of the exhibition series "Critical Contact"
Barrow, Alaska: A Portrait features photographs taken during a month long expedition up to Alaska in June of 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, Reception: Thursday, September 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, Reception: Thursday, October 24, 6–8 p.m.

November 18–January 3, 2014
Cheryl Hochberg: Encounters
Part of the exhibition series "Critical Contact"
Encounters features paintings, drawings, and three-dimensional objects depicting animal encounters in dark and humorous ways.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6–8 p.m.
 
December 5–January 30 
Faculty & 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. This exhibit showcases the wide range of talents that come together in the department.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6–8 p.m.

Spring Semester

January 13–March 7th
Katie Baldwin: There are Two Stories Here
Part of the exhibition series "Critical Contact"
There are Two Stories Here features woodblock and letterpress book illustrations influenced by the artist’s travels in Japan and living beside Lake Cayuga in upstate New York.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.

February 7–March 13
Once SUPON a Time: The Designs of Supon Creative
Creative Director Supon Phornirunlit and his team of graphic designers have won over 1000 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.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.

March 24 – May 3
Plantbot Genetics
Part of the exhibition series "Critical Contact"
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 controlled robotic bases as well as many other intriguing objects.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 3, 6–8 p.m.

April 1–May 9
Radical Elements: Contemporary Quilts
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, which will be held in the Washington, DC area during the first week of May 2014.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 3, 6– 8 p.m.

May 22–September
Juried Student Exhibition
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.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, May 22, 5–7:30 p.m.

2012–2013

Fall Semester

September 17–October 19
Alter/Altar: Meditations on the Past
An exhibition featuring the artwork of Ann Le, Hong-An Truong, Jerry Truong, Lien Truong, and Viet Le.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 27, 6–8 p.m.; Artist Lecture and Gallery Talk: Jerry Truong, September 27, 5–6 p.m.

September 24–November 9
Fractured Identity: Ellen Mueller
Part of “Identity: Who we are, what we are, why we are,” a series of exhibitions
This exhibition of drawings explores the construction of identity through narrative. The arc of the narrative follows a young woman as she attempts to stop a violent conflict after it has already occurred, thus exploring time travel as the ultimate tool for understanding who we are, what we are, and why we are.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, September 27, 6–8 p.m.

October 25–November 29
Barbara Liotta: Lines of Light
A solo exhibition featuring three-dimensional works
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, November 1, 6–8 p.m.

November 19–January 4
The Unbearable Whiteness of Being: Joe Small
Part of “Identity: Who we are, what we are, why we are,” a series of exhibitions
This exhibition of sculptural objects, painting, text, video, and photography explores the representation of whiteness and the control of that representation by whites in western culture.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 6, 6–8 p.m.

December 6–February 1
Faculty & Staff Exhibition
An exhibition featuring the artwork of the faculty and staff in the Department of Visual Arts and Design
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, December 6, 6–8 p.m.

Spring Semester

January 25–March 8
Almost Out the Door, Stories of Adolescence: Margaret Wright
Part of “Identity: Who we are, what we are, why we are,” a series of exhibitions
This exhibition features a series of portraits of adolescents made by digitally recombining many separate moments to evoke the complex narrative that evolves over time as these teens connect and disconnect with each other and with adults, balancing the world of their friends with their families.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 21, 6–8 p.m.

February 8–March 14
Observations/Contemplations: Jeffrey Abt
Throughout his career, Jeffrey Abt has been active in the worlds of both studio art and scholarly writing. Each of these pursuits has steadily informed the other, with the visual culture and history of museums becoming the common denominator. As a result, his studio practice has focused on the poetics of display as expressed in museums. The work to be exhibited is evidence of this exploration.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, February 21, 6–8 p.m.

March 25–May 3
Observed: Christina Renfer Vogel
Part of “Identity: Who we are, what we are, why we are,” a series of exhibitions
Portraits often invite viewers to confront the subject through a direct gaze. The works in this exhibition of paintings question how the power of connection shifts when the face is turned, obscured, or unavailable, and how that tension changes the relationship to the figures whose identities are less obvious.
Open Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 4, 6–8 p.m.

April 1–May 10
Places in Woodcut, Recent Work by Aline Feldman
Large scale woodcuts demonstrate a unique white-line technique and vividly depict colorful landscapes and cityscapes.
King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, April 4, 6– 8 p.m.

May 23–September
Juried Student Exhibition
King Street and Open Galleries,
Reception: Thursday, May 23, 5–7:30 p.m.

2011–2012 

Fall Semester

August 29–October 28
Telepathy Drawings
Part of “Intersections: Where Art Meets Science,” a series of exhibitions
“Telepathy Drawings” is an ongoing project of Baltimore artists Christina Ayala and John Morris. The drawings are a result of a session of intense telepathic communication between participants. During the session one participant concentrates on a single phrase or mental image and conveys it telepathically to the other, who then records the message in a drawing. An interactive Telepathy Station will accompany the exhibit.
Open Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22, 6–8 p.m.

September 19–October 19 
Of Shining Worlds: Recent Paintings by Anne Marchand
In a series of abstract paintings Anne Marchand explores a new vocabulary of color and texture in the swirling vortexes of nebulas and the surfaces of moons and planets, bringing these into her ongoing search for ways to approach mystic poetry through visual expression.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22, 6–8 p.m.

October 27–November 30
Off the Page – On the Wall
An exhibit of The Illustrator Club of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3, 6–8 p.m.

November 7–January 2
From Here On…
Part of “Intersections: Where Art Meets Science,” a series of exhibitions
Recent drawings by New Haven artist Joseph Smolinski. Working in pencil, graphite, watercolor and ink, Smolinski’s drawings create landscapes shared by trees, animals, and cellular communication transmitters. These images question technology and envision a future of the “natural” world.
Open Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6–8 p.m.

December 8–January 27
Faculty & Staff Exhibit
An annual exhibit including the faculty of the Department of Visual Arts and Design and the staff of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Art Center.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6–8 p.m.

December 8–January
Tactile Learning
An exhibit of selected works by Resident Artist Ellen Hill. During her residency Ms. Hill will create a new body of mixed media works from assembled panels and fragments of painted, inked and carved wood, producing richly textured interpretations of her natural environment.
Maze Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6–8 p.m.

Spring Semester

January 12 - March 9
Our Small Rooms: Michele Banks and Kendall Nordin
Part of “Intersections: Where Art Meets Science,” a series of exhibitions
Two Washington area artists explore human structure in reduction. The show will feature watercolors by Michele Banks and an installation by Kendall Nordin.
Open Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, February 9, 6–8 p.m.

February 2 – 29
Structure as Language
Three artists whose methods and materials become a language unto themselves. Featuring wood sculpture by Brent Crothers, earth and ash paintings by Kate Demong, and plaster wall reliefs by Philip Hall.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, February 9, 6–8 p.m.

March 7 – April 11
Terraforming: Contemporary discourse in landscape photography
This exhibit brings together six photographers who, through various uses of text, further explore, define and contextualize the spaces they image. Featuring the photography of Priscilla Briggs, Victoria Crayhon, Joshua Greer, Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman, and Jordan Tate.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 6–8 p.m.

March 1 – March 30
Student Intersections Exhibition
Part of “Intersections: Where Art Meets Science,” a series of exhibitions
A juried exhibit of student artwork in conjunction with the college wide arts theme “Intersections: Where Art Meets Science”. The exhibit will be juried by Selin Balci, a Washington D.C. based artist, who received her BSc in Forestry/Microbiology from Istanbul University and BFA from West Virginia University.
Maze Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 6–8 p.m.

March 22 – May 9
(im)permanent archive: Jon Malis and Novie Trump
Part of “Intersections: Where Art Meets Science,” a series of exhibitions
The exhibit pairs ceramic works by Novie Trump exploring lost habitat and disappearing populations with Jon Malis’s photographic examination of hundred-year-old studies of the human brain.
Open Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, April 19, 6–8 p.m.

April 18 – May 11
Julio Valdez: Prints & Paintings
An exhibit of prints and paintings by Dominican artist Julio Valdez.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, April 19, 6–8 p.m.

May 17 – September 11
Annual Student Exhibit
King Street, Open, and Maze Galleries,
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 17, 5–7:30 p.m.

 

2010–2011 

Fall Semester 

September 20—October 15
Myth and Transformations
An exhibit of works on paper depicting mythical themes, or themes connoting transformations—mythical, magical or organic. The exhibit will include prints, drawings and installation works employing paper with wax and other media. Participating Artists: Johanna Muller, Leah Frankel, Leslie Shellow, F. Lennox Campello.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: September 23, 2010; 5:00—7:30 p.m.

22010 Myth and Transformations
 

October 25—November 19
Beyond Text: Contemporary Book Arts
This exhibition explores the art of the book from traditional to experimental formats. Some of the artists included in the show are Helen Frederick, Maria Barbosa, and Carol Barton.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: November 4, 2010. 5:00—7:30 p.m.

2010 Beyond Text: Contemporary Book Arts
 

December 6, 2010—January 28, 2011
Annual Faculty and Staff Show
An annual exhibit featuring work from all faculty of the Department of Visual Arts and Design, and staff from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: December 9, 2010. 5:00—7:30 p.m.

2010 Faculty and Staff Exhibition

Spring Semester

February 7 – March 4
John Winslow: Recent Works
An exhibit of recent paintings by local artist John Winslow.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, February 10, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

March 1 – April 8
Love in the Abstract: Monotypes by Victor Gomez
A series of contemporary prints by Cuban artist Victor Gomez.
Annex Gallery 

2011 Love in the Abstract: Victor Gomez

March 14 – April 8
Corazon del Pueblo: Latin American Folk Art from the Brubaker Collection
A vibrant selection of masks, textiles, sculptures, paintings, and silkscreen posters from south of the border, from Mexico to Cuba to Haiti to Paraguay. The lenders, Bill and Freddi Brubaker, have been traveling for three decades to cities and villages across the Americas in search of artworks that reflect the heart of the people.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, March 24, 5:00—7:30 p.m.

2011 Corazon del Pueblo

April 18–May 11
3x2Dsquare
"Two-dimensional design principles are the universal language in making art. How these principles are employed, give each artist their unique voice" – A. Dow
This exhibit explores two different aspects of making art. First, it illuminates how two-dimensional principles are interpreted in the process of making art. Second, by transforming the use and look of the exhibition space, it will examine how different artists using a common visual language change the space of the spectator. Works will include Mark Eisendrath's sculptures made with fire; Greg Minah's method of dripping and spinning; and Mundo Ortega's living wall, using plants and other organic material.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, April 21, 5:00—7:30 p.m.

2011 3x2Dsquare

April 21–May 11
Touch Stones: Recent work by Ronit Eisenbach
Eisenbach's work explores how the perception of subjective, invisible and ephemeral objects affects understanding and experience of place.
Annex Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, April 21, 5:00—7:30 p.m.

2011 Touch Stones: Recent work by Ronit Eisenbach

May 19–September 9
Student Exhibition
The annual student art show includes works in a variety of media from students in the Department of Visual Art and Design.
King Street Gallery, Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 5:00—7:30 p.m.

2011 Student Exhibition

 

2009-2010

Fall Semester

September 18 – October 19
Exchanges in Usonia: Reciprocity, Exchange & Community by the Floating Lab
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King Street Gallery

October 26 – November 25
Unfinished Business: Spur Design & the Posters of David Plunkert
This exhibition features more than a decade's worth of award-winning posters created at Spur Design, a  design firm located in Baltimiore and founded by David Plunkert and his parter, Joyce Hesselberth. In the words of David Plunkert, "Some of the posters are labored, some are quick, some are expensive, and some are inexpensive, but there is always more to do. This is work that is never done.
King Street Gallery

November 15 – January 26
The Lyrical Minimalism of Erwin Lachman
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Annex Gallery

December 10 – January 28
Juxtaposition: The Annual Faculty & Staff Show
An exhibition featuring works created by the faculty and staff of the Department of Visual Arts and Design at Takoma Park/Silver Spring.
King Street Gallery

Spring Semester

February 8 – March 4
Lincoln: One Man two Views—StudioEIS and the Art of Visual Storytelling 
Ivan and Elliot Schwartz from StudioEIS in Brooklyn present an exhibition on the art of visual storytelling, featuring two of their latest sculptures of President Abraham Lincoln created in celebration of the bicentennial of Linoln's birth: Lincoln and his horse at Lincoln's Cottage, and Lincoln at Gettysburg.
King Street Gallery

March 10 – April 8
Sculpture and Painting by Dennis Beach
This exhibition features sculpture and paintings by the well-known Delaware artists Dennis Beach.
King Street Gallery

April 15 – May 10
Transmuting Craft: Traditional Craft Media as Sculpture
Featuring the work of four sculptors: David D'Orio, Sarah Lindley, Gregory Nagle, and John Williams. The exhibition explores the use of ceramics and glass in m ixed-media scultpure.
King Street Gallery

May 20 – September 10
The Annual Student Art Exhibition
A juried selection of works in all media completed by students of the Department of Visual Arts and Design over the past year.
King Street Gallery

 


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