Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Exhibitions

January 18 - March 12, 2016
Front Window Featured Artist: Fran Solar

Front Window Featured Artist: Fran SolarFran Solar is a contemporary Canadian artist who combines traditional textile techniques with unconventional materials to create unique woven sculpture, both free standing and wall mounted.

Fran enjoys using 'masculine' materials and hardware pieces - washers, electrical whatevers, bike parts and gears - and turning them into quilts and basket vessels with more of a domestic/feminine dynamic. She is intrigued by the ways that the shapes, patinas, and colors of prosaic materials and objects can be recombined into a different pattern in a new context.

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 - June 8, 2016
The Art of Freedom: War, Peace, and Everything in Between

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Prince George’s County has a long history of supporting our military personnel.
This exhibition seeks to cultivate artistic support for veterans and active duty members to highlight the role art can play in the healing process of returning from deployment.

The exhibition will showcase artwork by veterans and the military community using the creative process to promote healing, and provide insight into artistic expression as a tool for understanding the transition from military to civilian life.

Exhibition and Opening Reception both held at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD (301-583-2400)

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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.

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 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.