Gallery Openings and Events

February 2020 Exhibitions at Montpelier Arts Center

Play a little Jazz Play a little Blues by Sandra Ealy.

Reception: Saturday, February 8 from 3pm to 5pm

Chronicles of the African American Journey Through Fiber Arts
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, January 11–Sunday, March 1, 2020
Celebrate Black History Month by witnessing the stories and experiences of African American lives. This exhibition culminates from a national call for fiber arts that include quilts, felt, sewing, and beading.

Strong Armed Benji by Andrew Flanders.

Andrew Flanders: Bygones
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, January 11–Sunday, March 1, 2020
Bygones is a selection of new freestanding and wall-hanging sculptures by Baltimore based artist Andrew Flanders. The exhibition of objects, assemblages, furniture, and vessels examine the masculine flaws of craft pedagogy, critiquing toxic social behavior in the older fragile mindset of trades like woodworking and carpentry. Tiptoeing between off-kilter and traditional approaches to craft and construction, followed by blemished finish and paint, the resulting forms drift between too specific and too broad in regard to function. The works, reflecting older craftsmen in a progressive social climate, discuss how a sensitivity to craft does not always accompany a sensitivity to social issues.

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