Gallery Openings and Events

Harmony Hall Presents N/ever the Same

Work by Eloy Areu. Courtesy of Harmony Hall Regional Center.

Work by Eloy Areu. Courtesy of Harmony Hall Regional Center.

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Reception: Saturday, October 31 from 3pm to 5pm

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A banner on the Prince George’s County seal bears the Latin words, “Semper Eadem,” meaning “Ever the Same.” It’s an apt motto for a region teeming with historic houses, and deep cultural and familial roots; yet, many things about the County are in a state of flux. Neighborhoods grow and change as communities gravitate in and out of DC’s orbit, and new arts districts seem to pop-up overnight. Artists featured in N/ever the Same live, work, maintain a studio or study in Prince George’s County, maintaining the area’s rich traditions while embracing the evolving artistic landscape. Works included in the exhibition focus on innovation (new materials and techniques or new twists on traditional styles), process, and transformation. We asked artists to submit works that embody the constant spirit of innovation and reinvention. The viewer will experience work in 2-D, 3-D, video, sound, installation, and performance art.

A reception will be held in celebration on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 3pm to 5pm. This event is free to the public.

JUROR – Mel Spears Harper is an artist, art educator, and artist consultant living and working in Washington, DC. Mel coordinates interpretive resource projects for the National Gallery of Art in the Division of Education. As studio manager for Holly Bass | 360, she has been instrumental in the artist’s ongoing Black Space project, a community-based conceptual art installation, performance space, and public program series in partnership with Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. Mel received her MA from Howard University, where she taught African American art history as an adjunct lecturer and was a research assistant at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, a repository and archive of the African Diaspora.

The 2015 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition artists are Ann Stoddard, Celestine Ranney-Howes, Charles Reiher, CHIDINMA DUREKE, Patrick Delaney, Dale O’ve Jackson, Leon Allen, Eloy Areu, Judy F. Wilson, LUDIE KIDD, Monica Oyola-Coeur, OluwaToyin Tella, Richard Paul Weiblinger, Sidney Thomas, Sonja Meltonramesar, Stevie Gaymon, and Winston Harris.

This exhibition is presented by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.  Arts programs of the Department of Parks and Recreation are supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Hours:

  • 8:30am-8pm, M-F
  • 10am-2pm Saturday (Note: New Saturday Hours!)

Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road Fort Washington MD.

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