Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 October 2017 Exhibitions

By Editorial Team on October 4, 2017

Fri, 06 October 2017 - Fri, 27 October 2017

Katherine Janus Kahn Immigrants in Crisis. Image courtesy of the gallery.


Opening Receptions: Friday, October 6 from 6–9pm

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, October 6th, and continue through Thursday, October 26th, 2017.  Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturdays, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment.

Fleeting Moments: Waterscapes by Susan Shalowitz
FORCED TO FLEE: The Refuge Crisis – Katherine Janus Kahn & Co.  –  with members of the Clay CoOp

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present three exhibits for the month of October along with artists’ open studios. “Fleeting Moments: Waterscapes by Susan Shalowitz” Focuses on water’s endless allure. Its moods, as influenced by light and wind, are ever-changing, and vary from one moment to the next. Through the study of color, brushwork and composition, these highly realistic yet painterly works explore water’s unique contradictions. “FORCED TO FLEE: The Refuge Crisis” with Katherine Janus Kahn’s large format figurative works – the world is currently experiencing the largest wave of immigrants in recorded history. Refugees are running from war, climate disruption, and starvation. The exhibit issues a call to recognize our shared humanity and compassion, the basis of all religions. “& Co.” – with the Clay CoOp. The works displayed here by members who are masters of their craft are created by atmospheric firing methods.  This style of firing is nearly impossible to do alone, and most often requires the help of a group of people.  It is precisely this act of community that is the true beauty within our world, and is so integral to The Clay CoOp’s philosophy. Words out Loud in the Compass Atelier, from 7-8pm with Philip Wexler, Rocky Jones and more will be followed by an open mic. Resident artists’ open studios will round out the evening for visitors at Parklawn.

Artists & Makers Studios (Studio 1) is located at 11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210 Rockville, MD 20852


Ellen Cornett The Quick Brown Dog. Image Courtesy of the Gallery.

Story Fragments – with Ellen Cornett
Explorations – Paintings and Drawings of Sarna Marcus
My Petersburg. My City. My Story – with Gary D. Jones

Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of August. “Story Fragments” with Ellen Cornett Working in charcoal and carbon pencil, I create surreal tableaux frequently referencing fairy tales, poems and rhymes. While the subject matter of each image varies widely, a number of common motifs, such as human figures with animal heads, and animals in carts or on wheels, tie them together and make them seem like moments in one long, overarching plot—each drawing a fragment of the larger story. “Explorations – Paintings and Drawings of Sarna Marcus” Born and raised in Brooklyn and received her training at Pratt Institute, Marcus moved to Washington DC, championing the recognition of women artists in the then male-dominated art world.  Art by women, Marcus claimed, incorporated a unique iconography and existed separate from the universally accepted women-as-object paradigm. The Montgomery County Camera Club’s Gary D. Jones “My Petersburg. My City. My Story” in the hallway gallery, along with exhibits in New Master’s 3rd floor Gallery, and Gallery 209 on the second floor. Arthur Harrison adds acoustic ambience with theremin music in the artists’ lounge and resident artists’ open studios throughout the buildings will round out the evening.


Artists & Makers Studios 2 is located at 12276 Wilkins Avenue Rockville, MD 20852