Opening Reception: Friday, July 6 from 6pm to 8pm
Please join the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) to celebrate the opening of FREE SPACE with a public reception at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room on Friday, July 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition FREE SPACE includes artists Akemi Maegawa and Jackie Hoysted, who have collaborated to create a series of installations intended for public activation. These works invite visitors to play, create, and experience a space where opposing realities converge. The opening reception is free and open to the public. FREE SPACE will be on view at the Kramer Gallery from Friday, July 6 through Friday, September 7, 2018.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Akemi Maegawa (b. Tsu, Japan) creates simple works with dual meanings. Her work, which reveals a specialization in ceramics and sculpture, questions the world in which we live and makes political, social, and economic statements, often by combining disparate elements. http://www.akemimaegawa.com
Jackie Hoysted (b. Dublin, Ireland) is a multi-media artist living and working in Bethesda, Maryland. She is interested in creating awareness of social and political issues that have personal significance to her such as identity, health, feminism, economy and religion. Depending on the project, she articulates her thoughts through paintings, sculpture, photography, videography, performance and installation utilizing both traditional and non-traditional materials. www.jackiehoysted.com
Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room at Silver Spring Civic Building is located at One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD.