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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!