Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Exhibitions

March 28 - May 28, 2016
Front Window Featured Artist: Imani Russell

Front Window Featured Artist: Imani RussellArtist Imani Russell has a long history working with cloth, found objects, and notions. Influenced by the women in her family who hand sewed for utilitarian purposes, and inspired by her research of the culturally rich Gullah people, this artist is fascinated by unique hand stitches and varied fabrics. Also a small business owner, Imani has owned and operated Indigo's Friends, a line of cloth art dolls and notions for over the past two decades.

"The colors and textures of cloth, new and old, lures me, then permits me to manipulate and recreate a thing of wonderfulness; often manifesting decorative art dolls and wall collages or cozy scarves and bed quilts. Hand-stitch after stitch, I endure until I achieve a rhythm that reveals the soul of the piece; then I weave in found objects and contrasting textures."

March 28 – May 28, 2016
Boundless: Aging and Creativity

Boundless: Aging and CreativityIt's said that the arts require a lifetime to master, and learning must continue throughout our lives. "Boundless: Aging and Creativity" explores the benefits of lifelong learning and the relationship that the stages of our lives have with artistic creation. Curated by students at the University of Maryland College Park, this exhibition features four Maryland-based artists who have had very different, but highly accomplished career paths and who are in creative prime: Alonzo Davis, Dorothy Fall, Bertrand Mao, and Valerie Watson. Supported in part by the Foxworth Creative Enterprise Initiative at the University of Maryland.


April 18 - June 8, 2016
The Art of Freedom: War, Peace, and Everything in Between

The Art of Freedom: War, Peace, and Everything in BetweenOpening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2-4 pm

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)



June 13 - 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.