Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Exhibitions

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

September 5-28, 2014
Steven Williams

Resident Artist Gallery
Public Reception: Friday, September 5, 7-9 pm
Williams draws, paints, and constructs paintings, which depend on elements of surprise and surrealism to inject humor into what would otherwise be a relentless descent into the shadow side of human life.


September 5 – October 26, 2014
Stephen Boocks: Play

Library Gallery
Public Reception: Friday, September 5, 2014, 7-9 pm
Play, a solo exhibition of acrylic paintings and works on paper, is the logical convergence of art and music, Boocks’ two life-long passions. Works are accompanied by music that shares the same compositional structure as the painting. Through manipulation of tempo and effects processing, the music slowly changes over time. Boocks’ paintings investigate the viewer’s response to both the paintings and the music.

The Library Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center showcases local artists selected by a juror. John Paradiso, program manager at the 39th Street Gallery and facility manager of the Gateway Arts Center in the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District, served as the juror for the 2014-2015 Library Gallery Competition.

September 5-October 26, 2014
David Daniels

Main Gallery
Public Reception: Friday, September 5, 7-9 pm
Nationally recognized watercolorist and former botanist David Daniels brings a unique personal sense of composition and color to watercolor, revealing the natural world through light and color, soaring with the delight he finds in the wonder of nature. His bold, impressionistic style gives freshness to the beauty of nature, and his inspired sense of color reveals his love and reverence for nature in his work.


October 3-26, 2014
Barbara Talbott: Tarnished

Resident Artist Gallery
Public Reception: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2-4 pm
The need to replicate the texture and surface of an object propels Barbara Talbott to discover new ways to use materials and processes in everything she makes. In Tarnished, every dent, every scratch, every layer of patina builds on each other to create the fabric of the surface. It tells the story of a life lived.


November 2 – December 28, 2014
Megan Van Wagoner: Comforts of Home

Public Reception: Sunday, November 2, 2-4 pm
Van Wagoner’s sculptural work captures moments in a narrative and expresses them as artifacts that reminisce weekends on dairy farms and amongst rolling fields on corn. In this series of current works made from steel, cast aluminum, cast iron, blown glass, clay, and other materials, Comforts of Home reflects the changing value placed on land, agricultural practices and food in our culture.

The Library Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center showcases local artists selected by a juror. John Paradiso, program manager at the 39th Street Gallery and facility manager of the Gateway Arts Center in the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District, served as the juror for the 2014-2015 Library Gallery Competition.

November 2-30, 2014
All Hung Open Exhibition

Main Gallery
Public Reception: Sunday, November 2, 2-4 pm
In the antithesis of a curated show, artists answer a general call for entries, and every piece of art is accepted and hung until the walls are full. This exhibition is open to all Maryland, D.C., and Virginia artists, ages 18 & up. To receive a prospectus, contact Montpelier Arts Center at 301-377-7800.


November 2-30, 2014
Lori Ulmer-Hanson

Resident Artist Gallery
Public Reception: Sunday, November 2, 2-4 pm
Lori Ulmer-Hanson’s debut solo exhibition at Montpelier displays current works that reflect a passion for creating faces and figurative forms using a diverse array of media, provoking different moods—sometimes with laughter, and other times, with quiet force.


December 6-28, 2014
Annual Holiday Group Show

Resident Artist Gallery
Public Reception: Sunday, December 7, 2-4 pm
The resident artists at Montpelier Arts Center showcase their work in this group holiday exhibition, highlighting their diversity and talent.


December 6-28, 2014
Annual Patuxent Art League Juried Exhibition

Main Gallery
Public Reception: Sunday, December 7, 2-4 pm
Juried by a regional professional, this annual exhibition organized by the Patuxent Art League showcases work from artists 18 and older who live in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia; it includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, collage, and more.