Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4 from 11am to 3pm
Robert LeMar Gallery talk on Saturday June 11th and June 18th, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville will host the work of Robert LeMar in the exhibit “Crossing the Line”, the Resident Artists’ exhibit – along with new work in Gallery 209 and building-wide Open Studios. The June 4th opening will run from 11am – 3pm. LeMar’s interest in line has always been prevalent in his work. Three years of portrait sketching on the beaches of Chicago when he was a preteen developed his affinity to line. This was further bolstered by sketching portraits on the boardwalk of Ocean City Maryland in his twenties. Even though he was later encouraged by his art professors at The Maryland School of Art and Design in Silver Spring to not rely on drawing when painting, he still persisted in drawing on the canvas before applying paint. To this day drawing remains a major element in his painting technique. In his recent abstract work, as he crosses the line between realism and abstraction, he gives line an obviously dominant and defining role. The small works of Resident Artists in “10×10” will fill the Gallery Hall, and the Artists of Gallery 209 will feature new work in the large Gallery.
“Crossing the Line” with Robert LeMar
“10×10” Small Works exhibit with the Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209
Exhibits for Robert LeMar and Resident Artists will run from June 1st through June 22nd. Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from June 1st through June 27th. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment. Masks firmly covering nose and mouth are required in the building.
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is a jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries, and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.
Artists & Makers Studios is located at 11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210, Rockville, MD.