Gallery Openings and Events

September Openings at Montpelier Arts Center

Photo courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.

Photo courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.

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Opening Reception: Friday, September 9 from 7pm to 9pm

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Home, Again: The 28th Annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition 2016
Main Gallery
September 9 – October 30, 2016
The population of Prince George’s County ebbs and flows like the rivers that flow along and through its boundaries. Due to educational aspirations, military service, and/or familial obligations, citizens of Prince George’s County often find themselves filled with nostalgic memories of home or excitement of returning to a place “filled with love and affection.” Artists featured in Home, Again focus on innovation (new materials and techniques or new twists on traditional styles), process, and transformation. All artists live, work, and/or have their studios in Prince George’s County, MD.

Allen Linder
Library Gallery
September 3 – October 30, 2016
Motivated by mystery, Allen Linder’s drawings are a record of his search for and revelation of his imagination. As described by one curator, “They are improbable inventions tethered to a reality created in the act of making.” For over 30 years, Linder was a sculptor. When he began drawing, his impulse was to describe form; to create the illusion of form through light and dark. Pen on paper makes a mark. Marks build into suggestive patterns, textures, layers, and movements. The play of light and dark creates the illusion of form. Forms emerge and dissolve into light, dark, and one another. He works from all points of view until up and down suggest themselves and he sees something he knows but has never seen before. Instead of questioning the origin or implications of his drawings, he only wants to enjoy their mystery.

Steven Williams
Resident Artist Gallery
September 3-25, 2016
Inspired by everything from classic science fiction to found objects, Williams uses a process of intuition, accident, and chance. His mixed media works meet at the intersection of surrealism and abstraction.

Gallery Hours:

  • Sunday through Saturday: 10am to 5pm

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