Artist Talk: Wednesday, January 13 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Otis Street Arts Project will show the work of 3 artists and have an invited arts professional guide guests through talking about the work. The aim is to intelligently discuss the work, pointing out strengths and flaws in the pieces, and providing a suggested guidance for the future.
Otis Street Arts Project will have Claudia Rousseau, Ph. D. as their Critic for January.
Born and raised in New York City, Claudia Rousseau completed a B.A. in Art History at Hunter College (CUNY), and an M.A. and Ph.D. at Columbia University in New York.
In addition to foundation courses, she has taught Modern, American and Italian Renaissance art as Professor of Art History at Montgomery College since 2003. She is an internationally published scholar, a recognized critic and the curator of many art exhibits in the region. Most recently she organized and curated a major exhibition of the sculpture of Sam No to at the American University Katzen Center accompanied by a full monograph on the artist, as well as “Personal Patterns,” a group show with published catalog at the King Street Gallery in the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College in Silver Spring.
Dr. Rousseau was art critic for the Gazette Newspapers in Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick Counties for eleven years, publishing extended monthly reviews of exhibitions of contemporary art. In 2010 she received the honor of juried membership in the prestigious International Association of Art Critics (AICA) for her writing on art.
Dr. Rousseau has served on many important art juries, including the Bethesda Painting Competition (the Trawick Prize), the fellowship committee for the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, and the Awards Review Panel for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. She also serves as a panel member of the Public Arts Trust Steering Committee of the AHCMC, as well as the Art Review Panel at Maryland Park and Planning for public art.
Otis Street Arts Project is located at 3708 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD.