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.

Exhibition: August 15, 2014-October 13, 2014
Gina Marie Lewis

Gina Marie Lewis Artist Reception: Friday, September 19, 2014 5:30 pm

Working in many different materials, including paint, plaster, paper and mylar, Gina Marie Lewis creates two and three-dimensional painted constructions.

These constructions explore notions of created, interrupted, and fragmented space.

Her work depends upon minimal relationships among the elements, and Lewis seeks to advance an open approach to art that allows the answers to “what is next,” to develop through the process of creating the work.

Lewis earned her BFA from Howard University and has been living and working in the DC area for 15 years.


Exhibition: October 14, 2014 - January 5, 2015
Luis Peralta

Luis Peralta Artist Reception: Friday, November 7, 2014 6:45 pm

Born in Nicaragua, Luis Peralta moved to the United States at the age of 5 and began painting murals by age 13. Studying at Bell Multicultural High and Corcoran College, his style merges graffiti art with both surreal and traditional concepts and techniques.

His current work entitled the Freedom Series blends iconic American symbols of democracy into a representation of the freedom that we are able to achieve.

In doing so, it reminds the viewer that freedom is within all of us; we must work toward releasing and maintaining it. And, that freedom is not static, but a dynamic, continuous process.




Exhibition: January 6, 2015 - March 13, 2015
Black Artists of DC

Artist Reception: Friday, February 7, 2014 6:45 pm

Established in 1999, Black Artists of DC is comprised of artists at different stages of artistic development. Their work spans all media, subject matter, and style, with membership inclusive in age, gender and ethnicity.

The common bonds between the artists is their African descent, love of art, a commitment to people, and an intuitive understanding that there can be a profound bond among artists of African descent in the Diaspora.


Exhibit: March 15, 2014-June 30, 2015
Patrick Delaney: Art Ascending

Patrick Delaney: Art Ascending Artist Reception: Saturday, May 9, 2015 6:45 pm

Patrick Delaney is not a slave to his medium; whether it is mixing acrylic with ink or markers with ink pens. His work speaks freely allowing the mind to actively wander each time the eye confronts a piece of his work.

More so, his work conveys an innate sense of continuous motion, evoking both physical and emotional reactions to his work. As Delaney rightfully describes his work, “It’s almost as if I am taking shallow breaths and suddenly I get a burst of fresh sea air. It invigorates my whole body, but in particular, it invigorates my mind.”