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

OCTOBER 1–29, 2017 | Public Reception: Sunday, October 15, 2-4 pm
All Hung Open Exhibition

All Hung Open ExhibitionIn the antithesis of a curated show, artists answer a general call for entries, inspired by the theme “Giving.” This exhibition is open to all Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia artists, ages 18 & up. Participants are asked to bring one piece of art per person and a donation of five canned goods. To receive a prospectus, contact Montpelier Arts Center at 301-377-7800.

OCTOBER 1–29, 2017 | Public Reception: Sunday, October 15, 2-4 pm
Sahomi Naka: Festival

Sahomi Naka: FestivalSahomi Naka is a printmaker who experiments with different approaches and techniques
— mixing traditional techniques in new hybrid ways. Naka allows the materials to help her create the image. She collaborates with the medium rather than trying to force it towards an “unnatural” perfection. Her prints capture the fleeting moments of experience within life and nature. People from all over the world can connect with Naka’s artwork as it creates an ongoing dialogue, reflecting a long conversation about life, death and the human spirit. Naka believes one should speak out to keep the environment safe and healthy in order to maintain a successful art world.

NOVEMBER 5–DECEMBER 31, 2017 Public Reception: Sunday, November 5, 2-4 pm
Portraits of US

Portraits of USTo celebrate the diversity in the United States, various artists express themselves with work based on identity using drawing, painting, photography, and more. With insightful perspectives, artists cover themes that relate to gender, race, and sexuality. Themes that relate to all of us.

NOVEMBER 5–26, 2017 Public Reception: Sunday, November 5, 2-4 pm
Karen Mesinger: Twisted

Karen Mesinger: TwistedMesinger’s signature one of a kind freeform designs and her use of organic shapes are coupled with geometric and textured surfaces. In Twisted, she creates a series of increasingly intricate handmade fashion forward jewelry in gold and silver.

NOVEMBER 5–DECEMBER 31, 2017 Public Reception: Sunday, November 5, 2-4 pm
Chloe Irla: Year One

Chloe Irla: Year OneChloe Irla maintains an interdisciplinary studio practice grounded in both traditional and alternative approaches to painting and drawing. However, her recent work investigates the data visualization of increments over specific time-periods. Year One is based on one year’s worth of data collected about her daughter’s first year of life.

DECEMBER 2–31, 2017 Public Reception: Sunday, December 3, 2-4 pm
Sushama Parikh

Sushama ParikhInspired by classical Indian mythology, Parikh uses clay, terra cotta, ceramics, and batik to depict various elements of the animal kingdom. She focuses on horses, beetles, bulls, and rams, as well as the human form.

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