Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Exhibitions

May 2 - July 4, 2015
Front Window Featured Artist: Kristi Kelly

Front Window Featured Artist: Kristi KellyKristi Kelly shows the intricate beauty of glass using venerable lampworking techniques to make one-of-a-kind beads and glass decorations. She combines her glass creations with delicate metal enhancements to make some of the most beautiful and unique jewelry around. This is art you can own and wear.

Each piece is hand-designed and caringly constructed to make a statement, and yet be harmonious and versatile. All her pieces are durable, despite their fragile appearance. Select and enjoy your own unique piece of wearable art!


May 25 – July 18, 2015
At War With Ourselves – A Visual Art Response

At War With Ourselves – A Visual Art Response Opening Reception: Saturday, May 30, 5-8pm

At War with Ourselves is a year-long series of programs investigating and learning from the legacy of the Civil War on race in America presented across regional partnerships with the Clarice Smith Performing Art Center and centered on a new work of poetry The Clarice commissioned by Nikki Finney.

This exhibition invites members of Black Artists of DC to respond through visual art to Nikky Finney’s poem – released to artists before its official publication – utilizing art to contribute to a national conversation about the history and experience of being a black male in the United States.

August 31 – October 24, 2015
Project America’s Next Top Master Artist Winner’s Exhibition: Featuring Ellen Cornett

Project America’s Next Top Master Artist Winner’s Exhibition: Featuring Ellen CornettOpening Reception: Saturday, September 5, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 3, 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.

January 11 - March 6, 2016
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Al-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.