Gallery Openings and Events

Openings at Artists & Makers Studios and Artists & Makers Studios 2

Work by Cheryl Edwards. Photo courtesy of Artists & Makers Studios.

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Opening Reception: Friday, July 7 from 6pm to 9pm
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Artists & Makers Studios
Black Artists of DC
The Identity of Water with Cheryl Edwards
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present two powerful exhibits in three galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC (BADC) are in the two main galleries with work by Daniel T. Brooking, James Brown, Jr., T.H. Gomillion, Gloria C. Kirk, Glenda Richardson, Janathel Shaw, Russell D. Simmons, Nanno Smith, and Eugene Vango. Black Artists of DC was formed in 1999 when three artists: Viola Burley Leak, Planta (Jacqueline Reeder), and Claudia Aziza Gibson-Hunter decided to address the lack of communication and support between local Black artists. It is composed of artists, arts administrators, educators, dealers, collectors, museum directors, curators, gallery owners and arts enthusiasts. The Identity of Water with Cheryl Edwards will fill the Gallery Hall. Edwards returned from a trip to Havana, Cuba in 2014 and immediately started researching elements of water as it related to memory and identity. Resident artists’ open studios will round out the evening for visitors at Parklawn.

Viewing hours:

  • Tuesday-Saturdays: 10am – 4pm
  • Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios is located at 11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210, Rockville, MD. For more information, visit artistsandmakersstudios.com.

Artists & Makers Studios 2 
The Unapproved Thought Curated by Liz Georges
Time and Place: A Retrospective with Julie Smith
The Essence of the DMV by the Montgomery County Camera Club
Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of July. The Unapproved Thought features the work of Michele Colburn, Linda Hesh, Carolina Mayorga, John Paradiso, Jenny Walton, Dawn Whitmore, and Zac Willis. Our national narrative has long been dominated by stories of outrage, to the point where the outrage can almost feel disingenuous, a parody of itself. When everything is controversial, nothing is controversial. And yet transgressive ideas, images and narratives are important, essential even, to bringing about social change. One cannot create new social norms of expression, new ideas of justice, without them. Time and Place: A Retrospective with Julie Smith – the saying goes, “life is a journey, not a destination” and there are times and places in our lives that provide markers of memory for our individual journeys. She has increasingly embraced abstraction and this exhibit serves as the road map of her journey thus far. A group exhibit by the Montgomery County Camera Club The Essence of the DMV as well as exhibits in New Master’s Gallery, Gallery 209, and resident artists’ open studios round will out the evening.

Viewing hours:

  • Tuesday-Saturdays: 10am – 4pm
  • Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios 2 is located at 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD. For more information, visit http://artistsandmakersstudios.com/category/news-and-events/.