Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Past Exhibitions

October 31-December 30, 2016 Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-8:00pm Saturday: 10:am-4:00pm Sunday: 10:am-2:00pm
THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE SCULPTURE BY ZACHARY PRITCHARD

THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE SCULPTURE BY  ZACHARY PRITCHARDZachary works primarily in sculptural media, using paper mache, plaster, wax, paints and metals ,but he also creates drawings and paintings. His anthropomorphic forms explore ideas of humor, death, loneliness and attraction that often seek a raw and visceral reaction.

Reception for Artist:
Saturday, November 12, 3-5pm
Free to the public


Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-8pm Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday, 10:00am-2pm
THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE SCULPTURE BY ZACHARY PRITCHARD

THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE SCULPTURE BY ZACHARY PRITCHARDZachary works primarily in sculptural media, using paper mache, plaster, wax, paints and metals ,but he also creates drawings and paintings. His anthropomorphic forms explore ideas of humor, death, loneliness and attraction that often seek a raw and visceral reaction.

Reception for Artist:
Saturday, November 12, 3-5pm
Free to the public


Paintings by Michael Spears Reception for the Artist, Saturday, September 10, 3-5pm Gallery Hours Monday-Friday, 8:30am-7:45pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday, 10am-2pm
VISUAL MUSIC: PAINTINGS BY MICHAEL SPEARS

VISUAL MUSIC: PAINTINGS BY MICHAEL SPEARSVisual Music: Paintings by Michael Spears
August 15-October 14,
Reception for the Artist, Saturday, September 10, 3-5pm
Music is a universal phenomenon. Its effect is second to none in the capacity to Influence the emotions. The work of Michael Spears relies on the intuitive marks and shapes that are achieved through the spontaneous interpretation of music. This spontaneity gives his work a more cryptic and rhythmic feel, intended to enable the viewer to see the music.



Exhibit opens Monday, May 30-Friday, July 22
Retrospective: Dale Jackson

Retrospective: Dale JacksonDale Jackson, architect/artist presents a series of original paintings and sculptures dating back to the 1970s that show how his creative expression has evolved and matured. Jackson's body of work incorporates a strong use of color and forms to express novel concepts that are generated by his intuitive sense of design and African heritage.

All ages
FREE ADMISSION

ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday, June 4, 2015, 3-5pm

October26 through December 18, 2015
THE 27TH ANNUAL PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY JURIED EXHIBITION 2015

The Prince George's County Juried Exhibition is an annual exhibition that showcases the talents of visual artists that live, work, or maintain a studio in Prince George's County. This year's title and theme "N/ever The Same:, the inspiration for which comes from the Prince George's County seal, bearing the Latin words. "Semper Eadem", meaning "Ever The Same". It's an apt motto for a region teeming with histori houses, and deep cultural and familial roots.

Monday, October 26-Friday, December 18, 2015
Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:30am-7:45pm
Saturday, 10am-2pm
Sunday Closed
All exhibitions and receptions are FREE public events

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am -7:45pm, Saturday, 10am-2pm. All exhibitions and receptions are free public events.
THE CAPITOL HILL ART LEAGUE

Diverse Dimensions
The Capitol Hill Art League
A multi media exhibition featuring the work of Capitol Hill Art League members, including works in three dimensions, painting, photography, collage and printmaking

JUNE 1, 2015-JULY 24, 2015

RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS, SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 3-5pm

Monday, November 10, 6 pm
COMMUNITY GALLERIES

November 10, 2014 – January 2, 2015

“Our Very Own III”: Prince George’s Parks and Recreation Employee Art Exhibition
This exhibit showcases the depth and diversity of talent among artist employees of the Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation in the third such art exhibition at Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center.

PUBLIC RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST'S, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 6-8 pm

All Ages Welcome

Free Admission





October 20, 2014-December 12, 2014 Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am -7:45pm, Saturday, 10am-2pm. All exhibitions and receptions are free public events.
FIVE MAKE ART

Five artists explore the natural and built worlds, society, and fantasy through expressive, conceptual work. Working in varied mediums—paint, clay, and pastels as well as furniture, molded Styrofoam, art paper, and plants—Gloria Chapa, Ellen Cornett, Liz Lescault, Pam Rogers, and Claudia Vess reveal their edge and feminist eye. Evocative and ambiguous organic forms appear in Lescault’s work, and botanic magical realism is conjured from natural materials in Rogers’s art; Chapa reconfigures domestic discards to explore the detritus of modern life; and Vess’s machine-formed Styrofoam sculptures call to mind the built environment, while Cornett’s dark fairytales explore the terrain of subtext and dreams.

RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 3PM-5PM

AUGUST 11-OCTOBER 3, 2014 Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am -7:45pm, Saturday, 10am-2pm. All exhibitions and receptions are free public events.
RETRO/SPECTIVE: WORKS BY ALAN BINSTOCK

RETRO/SPECTIVE: WORKS BY ALAN BINSTOCKAlan Binstock’s work tends to be self-reflective and focuses on stone, glass and steel with occasional pieces in other materials. The stone and steel balance, support and cantilever their way towards a visual resolution and each piece is a silent witness in dynamic tension. His compositions bring the unique qualities, which each material manifests into a dialogue, that, when successful, offer a moment of reflection.

RECEPTION FOR ARTIST, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 3-5PM

Monday, June 2-Friday, July 25, 2014 GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:45pm
Dreams Of Speed 3- Work by Tom Kenyon

The story of the famous Kenyon Motor Company continues thanks to Tom Kenyon. The Kenyon Motor Company raced on the Bonneville Salt Flats periodically from the late 1940s through the 1960s. Well, that is what Kenyon would like you to believe. Here are the 'race cars' with invented artifacts, pretend magazine articles, prints, collages and a 'historic film' as proof of the racing exploits of the Kenyon Motor Company. The artist is inspired by cars, car magazines, car culture and family history. He combines models, paintings, drawings, collages, linoleum block prints and a video to inform us about the imaginary racing exploits of the real Kenyon Motor Company.

Public reception for the artist: Saturday, June 7, 2014, 3-5pm

Monday, March 24-Friday, May 16, 2014 GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:45pm
Thoughtless-Quilt Work by Patricia Autenrieth

Pat Autenrieth is a mixed media artist working in Hyattsville who uses photography digital printing, silkscreen, rubbings, rubber stamps, drawing, painting, collage, embroidery, applique, photo dye and quilting. Ms Autenrieth studied the art of sewing before it was considered a legitimate art medium. Thanks to the feminist movement and the rise of material culture studies, making quilts has gained respect.

Public reception for the artist: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3-5pm

Monday, November 4-Friday, December 27, 2013 Public Reception, Friday, November 15, 3-5pm
2nd Annual Prince George’s Parks and Recreation Employee Visual and Performing Arts Exhibition

Community Gallery

An exciting follow up to last year’s tremendously successful exhibition. This year again showcasing the diversity of talent among fellow employee artists.

Monday, November 4-Friday, December 27, 2013 Public Reception, Saturday, November 9, 3-5pm
Paper Collage by Ronnie Spiewak

It Happened One Night

Inspired by nature, travel, words and people, Ronnie Spiewak has always found paper collage to be a most satisfying vehicle for expressing her ideas and emotions. In her own words, “I am most comfortable when tearing, cutting and pasting paper onto paper”. Also drawn to the calligraphy of foreign languages, with its beautiful array of symbols and marks, Ms. Spiewak utilizes Hebrew newsprint as a way to integrate her personal heritage into her work.

All Ages

FREE


Monday, August 19 - Friday, October 11, 2013 Public Reception, Saturday, August 24, 3-5pm
Passages Revisited - Paintings by Tinam Valk

Main Gallery

Ambiguity of shelter and nature is the main force in Ms. Valks’ architecture and landscape paintings. Her subject matter is layered with age and history which is conveyed and built up through the application of materials such as modeling paste, charcoal, pencil, pastel and various mixed media like oils on to the canvas. Working from sketches drawn in parks, estate gardens or old cities of Europe and the US, her work is primarily executed in a studio setting.

All Ages

FREE

April 1 – May 24, 2013 Public Reception for the Artists, Saturday, April 6, 3-5pm
EXHIBIT: Kit-Keung Kan, Freda Lee-McCann & In-soon Shin: "Transformations of Ink and Paper"

EXHIBIT: Kit-Keung Kan, Freda Lee-McCann & In-soon Shin: "Transformations of Ink and Paper"The diverse works in this exhibition by artists Kit-Keung Kan, Freda Lee-McCann and In-soon Shin, highlight the pursuit of new directions in the oriental ink media and is built upon the traditional oriental painting and calligraphy foundation of each artist. Contemporary American art influences are also clearly reflected in their own perceptions of their work and serve to emphasize the new directions these artists are pursuing. All Ages Welcome
Free Admission

Gallery Hours: 8:45 am - 4:45 pm, M-F; during events.

January 22-March 16, 2013 Public Reception, Saturday January 26, 3-5pm
THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH BIANNUAL FINE ART EXHIBIT: Winston Harris: "Printmaking in 2 and 3 Dimensions"

THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH BIANNUAL FINE ART EXHIBIT: Winston Harris: "Printmaking in 2 and 3 Dimensions"The work of Mr. Harris is an innovative combination of traditional and non-traditional, abstract printmaking techniques that are utilized to produce compelling two dimensional and three dimensional mono prints. Through experimentation and working with established painters, sculptors and printmakers as well as working under the tutelage of Sam Gilliam, Jr. and Michael Platt, Mr. Harris has been able to expand his printmaking into the third dimension.
All Ages Welcome
Free Admission

Gallery Hours: Monday through Fridays,
8:30 am – 4:45 pm; and during events.

November 5 – December 28, 2012 Gallery Hours: 8:45 am - 4:45 pm, Mon - Friday; during events Public Reception for the Artists, Saturday, November 17, 3-5 pm Artists’ talk and light refreshments, Saturday, November 24, 12noon -2pm.
“Under The Influence” - The 24th Annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibit 2012 – Juror, Lenny Campello.

Public Reception for the Artists, Saturday, November 17, 3-5 pm
Artists’ talk and light refreshments, Saturday, November 24, 12noon -2pm.

Throughout time, all artists have, at one point or another, experienced and incorporated into their work, social, political, aesthetic or even artistic influences that they consciously or subconsciously may have been exposed to. It is this influence that the 24th annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition, “Under the Influence”, seeks to explore.
All Ages Welcome
Free Admission



August 20 – October 12, 2012 Public Reception for the Artists, Saturday, August 25, 3-5 pm
Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center Instructor’s Exhibit

To celebrate the year of the arts, Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center is pleased to showcase the diverse talents and mediums of its visual and performing arts instructors. With an average of 20 years experience each, our instructors represent disciplines in Belly Dancing, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Ceramics, Drama, Creative Dramatics, African Dance and Drumming, Watercolor, Liturgical Dancing, Ballet, Modern dance and Street dance. It is this diversity in our educators that elevates the visual and performing arts programs at our facility.
All ages Welcome
Free Admission


Monday, June 18 - Friday August 10
Juried Exhibit: ART LIBS

ART LIBS charged local artists with helping tell a story through the creation of an artwork. The artists had no knowledge of the story and received only a "word type" such as a noun, adjective, or verb that they had to illustrate. The artworks complete the story with the help of viewer's interpretations. The result is a potential comedic, surreal and somewhat nonsensical exhibit that delights the visual senses.
All Ages. FREE

PUBLIC RECEPTION: July 21, 3-5 pm

Gallery Hours: Mondays through Fridays, 8:45 am - 4:45 pm and during events.

Monday, Jan. 23 - Fri., Mar. 16 8:45 am - 4:45 pm
Black History Month Exhibit: READING, WRITING, AND RACE: ROSENWALS SCHOOLS IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND

This year's exhibit profiles African American schools built with assistance from the Rosenwald Foundation. Through historic photos and artifacts, the exhibit highlights Rosenwald schools that were featured in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2002 list of "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places." The exhibit's centerpiece includes the newly renovated Ridgeley Rosenwald School, which is considered to be one of the county's best examples of this type of education facility.



Monday, October 24, 9 am
“Xenophilia” Biomorphic Sculpture by Liz Lescault

“Xenophilia” Biomorphic Sculpture by Liz LescaultPublic reception: Saturday, October 29, 3-5 pm

Liz Lescault is a Maryland clay artist with more than 30 years of professional experience who teaches and creates one-of-a-kind organic vessel forms and biomorphic ceramic sculpture.

Ms. Lescault has exhibited many of her works and has received many awards but prefers to concentrate her energies locally where she can have personal contact with her students, customers and fellow artists. She finds gratification in dialogue and interaction with the art community, which adds an invaluable dimension to her pursuits. In her words "Art is play and primarily process rather than product. A process of discovery I love to share with others."

All ages welcome.
FREE admission

August 15 – October 8, 2011
ANIMAL TALES AND OTHER MISCHIEF - Portraits in Oil and Pastel by Ellen Cornett

ANIMAL TALES AND OTHER MISCHIEF - Portraits in Oil and Pastel by Ellen Cornett Ms. Cornett explores the world around her by manipulating people, animals and puppets on paper. Some paintings originate from familiar tales and some of the narratives are highly personal.
Childhood memories, musings on age and thoughts about the world in general all inform the work in different ways.

Reception for the artist, Saturday, August 20th, 3-5pm