Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Exhibitions

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

April 2 – May 28, 2017 Public Reception: Saturday, April 8, 2-4 pm
Substrates

SubstratesMain Gallery

Artists explore drawing and painting on non-traditional surfaces such as cardboard, fabric, ceramic, and other unique supports.

Image: Sasha Baskin

May 6-28, 2017 Public Reception: Saturday, May 6, 2-4 pm
David Brosch

David BroschDavid Brosch received his BFA from the University of Maryland College Park, where he concentrated in printmaking. Upon graduation, he continued painting and drawing but lacked a facility to enable him to do printmaking. Enrolling in a class at Montpelier Arts Center in the early 90s, he applied for an open space in the printmaking studio. Brosch juried in and has been a resident artist ever since, as well as printmaking teacher at the Arts Center. Several of his students have also continued the tradition, becoming resident artists themselves. Brosch’s preferred methods of printmaking are intaglio and linocut, where the image created on the plate or block is the negative or reverse of the final printed artwork. Brosch enjoys this challenge of “thinking backwards” as well as the experimental process of printmaking. In a world that is becoming increasingly noisy and conflict-filled, Brosch seeks quiet and beauty in the people around him, in his community, and in the places he has visited.

June 3-25, 2017 Public Reception: Friday, June 9, 7-9 pm
Lori Ulmer-Hanson

Lori Ulmer-HansonResident Artist Gallery

Lori Ulmer-Hanson’s exquisite forms exemplify her artistic expression, which evokes strong emotions in art lovers of all genres. Working in a diverse array of media including hand-sculpted raku clay, wood, stone, and metal sculptures, she recently added acrylic paintings and welding to her portfolio. Collectors around the world appreciate her raku and bronze sculptures. The female form is a dominant theme in her work, capturing its beauty and elegance in unique and compelling representations. Ulmer-Hanson's formal training began at Sam Houston State University, where she received her BFA specializing in sculpture. She continues her studies in ceramics and graphic arts/film editing. She continues to exhibit in juried, invitational, and one-woman shows and galleries. A former member of the Houston Art League and Rockport Center for the Arts, she has been involved with the Waco Center for the Arts' Open Door Show.

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.