Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Exhibitions

June 11 - August 20, 2016
Front Window Featured Artist: Jeff Herrity

Front Window Featured Artist: Jeff HerrityJeff Herrity is a ceramic artist and native Washingtonian. Jeff makes surrealist figurines that are created from vintage plaster molds of angels and other objects that he finds. His work is based on the memories of ceramic figures his mother made when he was younger.

His surrealist figurines or ‘dolls’ have become popular collectible items. The series of dolls were first shown at the Hillyer Art Space in 2014, then the Fridge Gallery in 2015, and now at the Hirshhorn Gift Shop – they were sold to support the Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to NY show which ran from late last year to early 2016.

June 11 - August 20, 2016
Between the Real and the Imagined: New Work by Jackie Brown and Carol Barsha

Between the Real and the Imagined: New Work by Jackie Brown and Carol BarshaBetween the Real and the Imagined explores the interpretation of nature in imaginary and fantastical forms. It uses imagination, observation, and invention to transport us to a place where things we recognize as nature blur seamlessly into places we know aren’t real.

Chevy Chase, MD-based artist Carol Barsha creates colorful paintings of garden scenes that are as enjoyable in their playful, painterly style as they are in their stylized depictions. Brunswick, ME-based Jackie Brown constructs sculptural biomorphic installations that evoke mutation, growth, and movement, and expansion with an ambiguity that hovers between playfulness and malignance.

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.

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

Exhibition: 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.