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

JANUARY 13–FEBRUARY 25, 2018|Saturday, February 10, 1-3 pm
Black History Month Exhibition: Relics and Prospects

Montpelier Arts Center is proud to honor Black History Month through an exhibition of contemporary artwork that reflects the lives and perspectives of the African American experience. Using symbolism and found objects, artists explore the journey and history of being black through painting, mixed media, and sculpture.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 1 pm|Public Reception: Saturday, February 10, 1-3 pm
Steven Silberg: In Care of the White House

Steven Silberg: In Care of the White House In Care of the White House presents a selection of documents and reproduced artworks sent to and from the White House, demonstrating the tradition of communication between citizen and government. Steven H. Silberg is an image-influenced, material-based, process-oriented, cross-media artist with a background ranging from photography to book conservation.

January 13–February 25, 2018|Public Reception: Saturday, February 10, 208 1-3 PM
Leah Taylor

Leah TaylorTaylor’s jazz series features collages comprised of torn bits of magazines that celebrate the most original and influential artists of jazz. The first stage of the series is in black and white and represents the past and the second stage is in color to represent contemporary jazz.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 1 pm|Public Reception & Awards Ceremony: Saturday, March 10, 1-3 pm
Sixth Annual Artists on the Rise: Juried Teen Exhibition

Montpelier Arts Center strives to foster a positive, creative environment in which young and emerging artists realize their full potential as creative individuals. In honor of National Youth Art Month, Montpelier spotlights teens (ages 13-18) in the Washington metropolitan area and their talents in the visual arts.

Friday, March 9, 12 am|Public Reception: Sunday, March 11, 2-4 pm
49th Annual Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition

Organized by the Laurel Art Guild, this annual exhibit is juried by a regional professional and showcases works by artists ages 18 & older who live in the Washington metropolitan area and includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, collages, and more.

Saturday, April 7, 12 am|Public Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018 2-4
Mike McConnell: Étude in See

Mike McConnell: Étude in SeeAfter graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1975, Mike McConnell worked for over 30 years as an illustrator. His paintings, drawings, and constructions are fueled by life experiences and nature. His show, Étude in See, makes extensive use of an early childhood technique of drawing with crayons and ink on paper. He is currently a resident studio artist at the Motor House in the Station North Arts District of Baltimore.

Saturday, April 7, 2 pm|Public Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018 2-4 pm
Linda Bernard & Roslyn Logsdon

Linda Bernard & Roslyn LogsdonLinda and Roslyn have often exhibited together since they feel that clay and fiber complement each other. The exhibit concentrates on series—exploring ideas from three perspectives. Linda explores varied surface techniques in clay, while Roslyn hooks wall hangings of trees, arches, and people using various fibers.

Saturday, April 7, 3 pm|Public Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018 2-4 pm
Bonnie Crawford Kotula

Bonnie Crawford KotulaArtist Talk: Saturday, April 28, 3 pm
Bonnie creates sculptures, installations, and drawings using a combination of fine art materials, craft supplies, and semi-scientific equipment. Her Light Emitting Studies incorporate tiny blinking electrical circuits that respond to the environment. Accompanying this exhibit, are her drawings inspired by the Insomnia Drawings of Louise Bourgeois.

Sunday, May 6, 2 pm|Public Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2-4 pm
Irene Sylvester: Paint and Paper

Irene Sylvester: Paint and PaperLongtime resident artist and instructor at Montpelier Art Center, Irene Sylvester, creates mixed media collages with paint and paper exploring abstract thoughts and forms through natural shapes, human figures, and various textures. The concepts of history and consumerism give Paint and Paper a unique twist that stays true to Irene’s passion and background in fashion.

Saturday, June 2, 7 pm|Public Reception: Friday, June 8, 2018 7-9 pm
Melissa Burley

Melissa BurleyMelissa Burley combines reclaimed items that may include glass, test tubes, furniture parts, and automobile and bicycle components and then illuminates them with halogen or LED lighting. The ultimate goal of her work is to elevate these recycled materials to a level that suggests there is beauty in life after death and to open the eyes of others to consider their role in the preservation of our earth.

Friday, June 8, 12 am|Public Reception: Friday, June 8, 2018 7-9 pm
37th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition

37th Annual Invitational Sculpture ExhibitionArtist Talk/Luncheon: Friday, June 15, 12 Noon
The 37th annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition will take place in the Main Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center. Various artists from the region are invited to exhibit contemporary sculpture. To register for the Artist Talk/Luncheon, please call 301-377-7800 by Friday, June 1, 2018.

Friday, June 8, 7 pm|Public Reception: Friday, June 8, 2018 7-9 pm
Neil Feather: Ball Movies

Neil Feather: Ball MoviesBall Movies experiments with the physics of balls of all kinds, sizes, and materials. Neil Feather combines the balls of bowling, billiards, ping-pong, marbles, croquet, and magnetic in moving situations with tilted turntables, springs, serving trays, drums, pendulums, and speakers to create a unique musical experience. Short videos will be used to showcase this musical concert.

Sunday, July 1, 2 am|Public Reception: Sunday, July 8, 2018 2-4 pm
David Brosch

David BroschDavid Brosch is a teacher and resident artist at Montpelier Arts Center who received his BA in fine arts and a BS in architecture from the University of Maryland. He most often creates representational imagery that includes landscapes and portraiture. The printmaking techniques he employs to produce his metal-plate etchings are very traditional.