Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


Gallery Hours: 10 am-5 pm, seven days a week.

June 9 – July 29, 2017 Public Reception: Friday, June 9, 7-9 pm
Fran Abrams

Fran AbramsLibrary Gallery

At first look, Abrams’s pieces suggest the fluidity of fabric, but in fact, are actually polymer clay. As a man-made substance, polymer clay begins as blocks of solid-colored clay-like material that does not require water to become soft. Unlike clay from the earth, polymer clay can be blended like paint. Math and geometry also play a large role in her work because each piece consists of baked clay shapes that, when complete, must fit together on the canvas. Her training in architecture and urban planning inspires her use of geometric forms and, Abrams revels in the math required to create this art combining both left- and right-brain experiences.

June 9 – July 29, 2017 Public Reception: Friday, June 9, 7-9 pm
36th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition

Main Gallery

The 36th annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition will take place in the Main Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center.

July 1-30, 2017 Public Reception: Sunday, July 9, 1-3 pm
Barry Goldstein

Barry GoldsteinResident Artist Gallery

After a career running a premier accounting recruitment agency in Washington, DC, Barry Goldstein sold his business to pursue art. He enrolled in a traditional fine arts program at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, MD and juried into the Copyist Program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Painting on the museum gallery floor, he learned directly from the Masters by copying the works of Raphael, Rembrandt, Bellows, and Twachtman. Continuing his studies in figure drawing, painting, and sculpting with distinguished artists, Goldstein developed skills with materials and techniques, explored new creative processes, and began to see our physical and non-physical world in new ways. In his capacity on the Board of Directors of The Washington Sculptors Group, he collaborates with nationally and internationally renowned art institutions and artists to develop programs for members, art students, and the public.