Gallery Openings and Events

February Openings at Montpelier Arts Center

Photo courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.

Work by Winston Harris. Photo courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.

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Receptions: Saturday, February 6 from 1pm to 3pm

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Re-Invention by Winston Harris
Library Gallery
January 9 – February 28, 2016

Winston Harris’s experimental style transforms two-dimensional prints into three-dimensional forms, mixing mediums, and reinventing images by recycling past artwork into new identities. By combining traditional printmaking techniques (lithographs, photo lithographs, silkscreen, etching, monotype, and monoprint) with a hand-colored (watercolor, colored pencils, pens, charcoal, paints, etc.) or a digital process, he creates a hybrid and/or structural print. Meet the artist and see his work at a special public reception Saturday, February 6, 1–3 pm at Montpelier Arts Center.

The title of Harris’s exhibition—Re-Invention—does not only apply to his unique process, but also to the way he re-envisions music, ethnicity, history, and nature. His interests range from exploring how American Jazz might look as “visual sound” to creating a unification of ethnicities and their socially-constructed symbols. In his “American Made” series, he applies photojournalism techniques and digital experimentation to create photo collage digital prints that celebrate commemorative events in American history, especially significant to African American history and culture. He also creates a harmony between nature and spirituality in his “Earthly Delights” series. Through Re-Invention, Harris hopes to promote, motivate, inspire and educate viewers from both an academic and professional perspective.

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Work by Antonio McAfee. Photo courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.

Narratives in Black Identity: Antonio McAfee, Stephen Towns, and Tiffany Jones
Main & Resident Artist Gallery
January 9 – February 28, 2016

Montpelier Arts Center is proud to honor Black History Month through this exhibition celebrating African American heritage and identity. Antonio McAfee, Tiffany Jones, and Stephen Towns share their insights about identity through the media of painting and photography. Using historic photos, personal journeys, and portraits, these Baltimore-based artists help the viewer understand the importance of history and identity in contemporary times. Meet the artists and see their work at a special public reception Saturday, February 6, 1–3 pm.

Gallery Hours:

  • Sunday through Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Montpelier Arts Center is located at 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD.