King Street Gallery Presents Service, Passion, Art: Military Experience Reflected Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on October 21, 2019

Thu, 24 October 2019 - Fri, 22 November 2019

Jonathan Harmon, A Tempest Looms, 8 x 10″, c-print, 2012. Courtesy of King Street Gallery.
Reception and Artist Panel: Thursday, October 24 from 5pm to 8pm

The King Street Gallery will present Service, Passion, Art: Military Experience Reflected, featuring the work of six military veteran and active duty artists, from October 23 –November 22, 2019. An artist panel, with curator Claudia Rousseau, will be held on October 24, at 5 PM in the Cafritz Lecture Hall. A reception will follow from 6 – 8 PM.

Service, Passion, Art: Military Experience Reflected features the work of six artists, five of whom are military veterans: Tom Pullin, Jack Warner, Jonathan Harmon, Karin Rodney-Haapala and Patrick Sargent, while Cole Swavely is an active duty Navy officer.

As we approach twenty years engaged in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is well that we look at the art of men and women who have served in these and other wars in which the United States has been engaged over the past three decades and more.  The ways that servicemen and women view this experience is not generally understood, and the ways that it is interpreted in art made by them is rarely exhibited with that purpose.  This exhibit, showing prints, sculpture and photographs reflecting military experience is a first of its kind at Montgomery College.  Although the intent here is not primarily patriotic but expressive, it will also feature a banner made for Veteran’s Day in 2017 by Patrick Sargent and Andy Yoder with paper made from military hospital scrubs to honor the men and women who made torpedoes in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria during WWII.  Additional collaged elements from more recent issues of Stars and Stripes bring its reference up to the present moment, honoring all of those who have and are serving our country.

About The King Street Gallery:
The King Street Gallery’s exhibitions compliment the academic programs of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring while enriching the Silver Spring arts community. Exhibitions focus on current work by contemporary artists. The gallery is on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The center is located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, located immediately behind the center.

King Street Gallery at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College is located at 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit