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

September 4 – 27, 2015 Public Reception: Friday, September 11, 7-9 pm
Come Together by Linda Bernard and Roslyn Logsdon

Come Together by Linda Bernard and Roslyn LogsdonResident Artists Gallery

For many years, Linda Bernard and Roslyn Logsdon have come together as artists and friends. They have exhibited together at the Montpelier Arts Center where they both have studios and teach. In previous exhibits – "Windows," "Structures," and "Surfaces" – they have picked themes that were explored in their different mediums: clay and fiber. Linda’s explorations for this exhibition are spherical forms and the visual textures of under glazes applied onto her sculptural pieces. Her love of fabric is translated onto other pieces with impressions and under glazes as in quilting patchwork. Roslyn has continued her interest in Gothic arches – forming towering structures in various color studies. In other hooked wall hangings, her people are gathered in groups having lunch, tea, or wine. Another path her work has taken is an abstract study of trees.

September 11 – November 1, 2015 Public Reception: Friday, September 11, 7-9 pm
Unique Visions by Richard Paul Weiblinger

Unique Visions by Richard Paul WeiblingerLibrary Gallery

Through his photographs, Richard Paul Weiblinger reveals a passion for exploring our world by transforming everyday views and objects into art. Preferring subjects that lead to images with chromatic strength, he uses creative lighting to not only illuminate his subjects but also to give them a dream-like, surreal quality that speaks of their subtle elegance.

September 11 – November 1, 2015 Public Reception: Friday, September 11, 7-9 pm
Chaotic Attractors: Fractal Art of Abdi Darai

Chaotic Attractors: Fractal Art of Abdi DaraiMain Gallery

Abdi Darai combines worlds of geometric constructions, art, and multi-layered structures of nature. By exploring non-linear transformations of iterated function systems, Darai renders beautiful and mysterious images that emerge from dark spaces. These hidden chaotic worlds are revealed through fractional dimensions that exist alongside us unseen, but real, nevertheless. Darai is an associate professor of mathematics at the University of the District of Columbia. He designs fractals both as a passion and a scientific pursuit.

October 3 – November 1, 2015 Public Reception: Sunday, October 4, 2-4 pm
Montpelier Instructors Showcase

Resident Artists Gallery

For over thirty years, Montpelier Arts Center has provided the residents of Prince George’s County and surrounding areas access to learning from some of the leading artists in their field. From ceramics to printmaking to rug hooking to digital arts to drawing and painting, beginning and experienced students have developed their skills under the guidance and expertise of these instructors. Join us in celebrating our instructors’ works of art that have inspired so many.

November 7 – 29, 2015 Public Reception: Sunday, November 8, 2-4 pm
Sushama Parikh

Sushama ParikhResident Artists Gallery

A practicing artist for 50 years, Sushama Parikh graduated from the J.J. School of Arts in Mumbai, India. She later received her MFA in sculpture at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and finally settled in the United States. Although her primary background is in sculpture, she has exhibited in a variety of media, including batiks. Her recent work includes iridescent ceramic wall tiles, plates, and studies of horses and bulls.

November 7 – December 27, 2015 Public Reception: Sunday, November 8, 2-4 pm
Menagerie by Caroline Thorington

Menagerie by Caroline ThoringtonLibrary Gallery

Caroline Thorington’s "Menagerie" includes a compendium of lithographic fine art prints about animals. She drew animals as a child and saw no reason for excluding them as she grew older. Animals creep into her work uninvited and take it over. They make puns and play jokes, hide and make ribald statements. They are animate beings that tell stories, and Thorington only draws them as they want to be: sometimes fantastical beings, other times creatures of legend and myth, and occasionally they are just themselves: frogs, beetles, bulls, rhinoceroses – portraits of living, breathing creatures.

November 7 – December 27, 2015 Public Reception: Sunday, December 6, 2-4 pm
All Hung Open Exhibition: Gratitude

All Hung Open Exhibition: GratitudeMain Gallery

In the antithesis of a curated show, artists answer a general call for entries inspired by the theme “Gratitude.” One piece of art per person is accepted and hung until the walls are full. In exchange for this opportunity, Montpelier Arts Center requests a donation of five canned goods that will be donated to a local food pantry. This exhibition is open to all Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia artists, ages 18 & older. For details, please contact Montpelier Arts Center at 301-377-7800.

December 5 – 27, 2015 Reception: Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2-4 pm
Annual Holiday Group Show

Resident Artists Gallery

Montpelier Arts Center’s resident artists showcase their work in this group holiday exhibition, highlighting their diversity and talent. From sculptures and painting to printmaking, rug hooking, and jewelry, nearly every media is represented. Join us on December 6th for the reception and our Annual Holiday Open House, then visit the artists in their studios to see where and how they create!