Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


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.

Exhibition: January-March 30, 2016 Artist Reception: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 6-7:30 pm
Exhibition: Ulysses Marshall

Ulysses Marshall works principally in collage (paperdolls): paper and mixed media. Many of his works are narratives and colorful, frequently featuring the figure. Marshall's works are included in several museums and private collections.

Marshall says his goal as an artist is to “use story tales as a tool to share the plight of the almost forgotten colored people. I wish to preserve the pride, dignity, courage and strength of a people's journey from slave to slavery to slave. A people whose lives have been bent but not broken.”

Artist Reception: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 6-7:30 pm

Friday, April 1, 1:30 pm
Exhibition: Acquaetta Williams

Acquaetta Williams is a sculptor/glassblower. She has seen her work evolve from her vision of women and African Images through glass with work featuring Giraffe Neck Women and Women Who Carry, and then into Timekeepers and Deconstructing Time: Memories.

The Faceless Melodies collages convey the human spirit, the emotional agitation and sensitivity. It’s the music … balancing repetitive curves, slash canvases that reveal more physical form, gritty textures, sharp bold colors that speak to us with compassion and love. Who are those who orchestrate this music, “I am homeless.” They are faceless, vulnerable and fragile. These urban dwellers have only the repetitive voice of a broken record.

Exhibition: April 1-June 22, 2016
Artist Reception: Sunday, May 1, 1:30-3 pm