Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Exhibitions

September 6 - November 12, 2016
Front Window Featured Artist: District Clay

Front Window Featured Artist: District Clay  District Clay is a ceramic studio in NE DC neighboring the Gateway Arts District, and is devoted to all aspects of clay craft in the DC area. The studio offers ongoing classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced ceramic students in wheel throwing and hand-building, and includes a Community Artist program for more advanced studios who wish to pursue independent study.

The driving purpose behind District Clay is to create a “clayspace” where students can learn the craft while also stretching their creative abilities. Their motto is to “Seize the Clay!” To that end, the studio offers periodic special Masterclasses and Workshops with experienced potters and ceramic artists.

September 6 - November 12, 2016
Other Worlds of Imagination and Wonder

Other Worlds of Imagination and WonderCurator Jennifer Lindsay Brings together two sculptors, Laurel Lukaszewski (ceramics) and Joseph A. Corcoran (glass) to create site-­specific installations for the Brentwood Arts Exchange. Using collaborative installations as a way to intensify the viewer’s immersion in a transformative or revelatory experience, Lindsay will juxtapose works by both artists, from miniature to monumental, illuminating each artist’s individual responses to materials, nature, culture, and the environment.

The Exhibition will also highlight the durable influences of global traditions, and of the early twentieth century’s radical movements in art and design, on contemporary art and craft, and in the works on view.

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.

January 16 - March 11, 2017
Front Window Featured Artist: Matthew Paskiet

Front Window Featured Artist: Matthew PaskietMatthew Paskiet is a native to The Glass City, Toledo, Ohio. He began his study of glassblowing at The Toledo Museum of Art in 1993 and continued his studies at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state in 1998, as well as studying at the Fundacio Centre del Vidre in Barcelona in 2001. Matt refined his skills by assisting Dale Chihuly’s Boathouse Studio team in 1999-00 and worked with multiple esteemed glass artists throughout that time. He later returned back to Toledo and opened Firenation in Holland in 2002, where he has been blowing glass locally ever since.

January 17 – March 11, 2017
Drawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of Experience

Drawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of ExperienceDrawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of Experience aims to field a visual conversation about drawing approaches by featuring 10-15 selected artists living throughout the United States, most of who have had devoted careers as academics. Their institutions range from small liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and some of the largest research institutions in the country.

Curator Nicole Brugnoli selected artists from areas where she’s been professionally active over the past 15 years; Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH and Washington, DC, bringing together a cross-regional cohort that includes emerging artists in the beginning of their academic careers, to internationally renowned artists and academics in their given fields of expertise.

March 27 - May 27, 2017
Re-Locations

Re-LocationsRe-Locations explores the way that representation influences our understanding of place. Artists Morgan Craig, Joey Manlapaz, and Trevor Young each approach each address our relationship with the spaces around us through representational painting. Yet, each of their approaches creates a very different understanding of what their subject mean to us as a places – Craig with lush, saturated colors evocative of decay, Manlapaz with a precision that can be at once familiar and distant, and Young with an uncanny use of light to create emotional charge. Together, their grouping of work in Re-Locations focuses a spotlight on the power of artists to interpret and imbue our lived environment with meaning.

June 12, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Material – Object – Form

Material – Object – FormFeaturing: Leda Black, Melissa Burley, Eric Celarier, Katie Dell Kaufman, Annie Farrar, Zofie Lang, and Fabiola Yuricisin.

Attaching meaning to the things around us among the most fundamental aspects of what it means to be human. We value many things not for what they are, but for where they came from, who gave them to us, or what they help us remember. Other things take on spiritual meaning, or link us to histories and traditions. Material – Object – Form explores the ways that artists use these relationships to develop the content of their artwork.