October 2019 at Montpelier Arts Center

By Editorial Team on October 7, 2019
Courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center.

Artist Talks & Artist Professional Development Series

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 2 pm
Artist Talk: René Trevino & Cat Gunn
Here the story behind the art! René Trevino and Cat Gunn will discuss their process, answer questions, and discuss their current shows that are on display at Montpelier Arts Center. No registration necessary.

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2 pm
Lecture: Art with a Twist
Join Lenny Campello as he takes a fun walk through art history that culminates in contemporary art where he will discuss the work of some Washington DC area artists and the regional art scene.
Call 301-377-7800 to register for this one-hour lecture.

October Gallery Exhibitions

October 5–27, 2019
Public Reception: Sunday, October 6, 2–4 pm
Sushama Parikh
Longtime Montpelier Resident Artist, Sushama Parikh, has studied and practiced her art worldwide. In this exhibition, Parikh showcases some of her favorite pieces including sculptures of horses, bulls and rams, and ceramic wall tiles of koi and beetles.

September 8–October 26, 2019
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 5, 2 pm
René Trevino: Gran Fury
Mexican-American and gay artist René Treviño is a Baltimore-based painter whose work explores history and identity.

Treviño drove a 1987 Plymouth Gran Fury when he first moved to Baltimore in 2003. Gran Furies were often police cruisers in the 1980s. The name of the car came from Greek mythology: the Furies, goddesses of vengeance. An art/activist collective also known as Gran Fury used a combination of bold graphic design, guerrilla dissemination tactics, and art institutional support to communicate the urgency of the AIDS epidemic in light of disastrous government and political inaction. They are probably best known for the SILENCE = DEATH graphic that came to define the AIDS/HIV activist movement in the 1980s and early 1990s.

This exhibit showcases paintings of Oreo cookies, the Gran Fury logo, star fields, and Mayan walls.

September 8–October 27, 2019
Cat Gunn: Take Time
Cat Gunn creates abstract paintings through the lens of a queer, non-binary perspective. The use of repeating patterns and organic shapes create a playful yet awkward contained space. The artwork provides a window into the transfer between states – erratic and continually evolving.

Fall Classes at Montpelier

Fall Classes
Check out our brochure by clicking on the image to the right.

New Featured Workshops

  • Collage: Picture This – Image Transfers and Photo Alteration – see page 4 of brochure
  • Collage: Monoprint Without a Press – see page 5 of brochure

Register today:

  • Call 301-377-7800
  • Online
  • Or visit any Prince George’s County staffed M-NCPPC facility