Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Exhibitions

The Inner Lobby Gallery of the Playhouse serves as a wonderful venue for the exhibition of work by Prince George’s County resident artists. The gallery is open during regular business hours and during scheduled performances. For alternative arrangements please contact the Playhouse at 301-277-1711.

January 26 - February 23, 2018
Janelle Washington: a Special Exhibition in honor of Black History Month

Janelle Washington: a Special Exhibition in honor of Black History MonthArtist Reception: Tuesday February 6, 7–9 pm

With detailed, colorful cuts on paper, Janelle Washington celebrates “African
American beauty, rich culture, and history.” As she seeks to “empower [the individual] to move forward in greatness”, her work gives a contemporary refresh to traditional silhouette portraiture, making it accessible to audiences of all ages and creating a bridge between the old and the new.

March 2 - April 27, 2018
Local Women in Abstraction

Local Women in AbstractionArtist Reception: Tuesday, March 13, 7–9 pm

In recent years, many art institutions have sought to give recognition to women artists who historically were not represented in important collections, exhibitions, or books. This exhibition seeks to build on this momentum by celebrating local female artists investigating various mediums and modes of abstract expression. Line, shape, color, texture, space and form are the universal tools that these artists employ to communicate the ethereal, the mundane and the simply sublime.

May 4 - June 23, 2018
Katherine Hart

Katherine HartArtist Reception: Thursday, May 10, 7–9 pm

Hart works with encaustic techniques to cast stories among layers of pigment and wax. Inspired by everything that surrounds or encounters her, she does not premeditate, but rather lets the materials direct the course of the work. The result is a composition emboldened by her organic pursuit, the inherent emotions and challenges of that pursuit—a vivid example of art imitating life.