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Exhibitions

August 31 - October 24, 2015
Front Window Featured Artist: Allen Alexopulos

Front Window Featured Artist: Allen AlexopulosAllen has been creating custom wood turning art in his studio in Annapolis, Maryland since 2001. Most of his pieces are turned from tree species indigenous to the central Maryland area, and are recovered from downed trees that would otherwise be dumped into landfills or burned as firewood.

His artistic goal is to highlight as much of the natural figure, texture and color from the wood as possible. Simple shapes combined with graceful curvatures amplify the beauty of his turnings.

August 31 – October 24, 2015
Ellen Cornett, The Art of the Tale

Ellen Cornett, The Art of the TaleOpening Reception: Saturday, September 12, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 10, 2-4 pm

2014 may not have marked the year the art world stopped being aloof to reality TV competitions and built on what they have to offer, but it’s the year we did. And, based on public response, you did too. More than 5,000 votes came in to Project America’s Next Top Master Artist, selecting a champion and awarding a solo exhibition to Cheverly-based artist Ellen Cornett. Celebrate with us and share in the results of connecting artists directly with audiences.

Ellen's drawings and paintings are inspired by the comic humor and serious, sometimes tragic undertone of certain poems, short stories and fairy tales. She strives to make something intriguing and meaningful from well-recognized sources, manipulating characters into odd vignettes of conflict, misunderstanding, and relationships gone awry.

January 18 - March 12, 2016
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts HereAl-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here is a book arts and cultural festival planned for January through March, 2016, throughout the Washington, DC area, organized under the auspices of George Mason University, a charter committee of non-profit organizations including Mclean Project for the Arts, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Cultural DC, Split This Rock, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Martin Luther King Public Library, Arab America, and Busboys and Poets.

This exhibition at the Brentwood Arts Exchange features artists’ books, broadsides, and letterpress work created for related Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here festivals in San Francisco and Boston. The art, related exhibits, programs, and events were inspired to commemorate the 2007 suicide bombing of Baghdad’s historic bookselling street by celebrating the free exchange of ideas and knowledge and standing in solidarity with people everywhere that free expression is threatened.

March 28 – May 28, 2016
The "Late" Style

The Brentwood Arts Exchange welcomes curatorial practices students from the University of Maryland College Park to partner with us in presenting our spring 2016 exhibition. Students working with Brentwood Arts Exchange staff and Professor of Art History Dr. Jason Kuo, will research, plan, and implement an exhibition on senior artists who are working in styles developed late in life.

December 1 - December 31, 2016
Get to Know Your Wild Neighbor

Get to Know Your Wild NeighborThis exhibition will feature work from the children's wildlife program, "Get to Know." This educational wildlife organization was founded in 1999 by painter and naturalist Robert Bateman. During this program children have the opportunity to engage with nature in a way that may not be built into their daily lives. "Get to Know" encourages an active lifestyle while interacting with nature. The connections and discoveries made outdoors will be explored through artistic projects and exhibited in our gallery.