What is going on and what are we becoming? May 6 — Jul. 30, 2023 ∙ Paintings by Nora Maccoby.
Mar. 4 — Apr. 30, 2023 Dr. Haya Al-Hossain is a Saudi multimedia artist; a painter, poet, and filmmaker currently based in Berlin, Germany. Her paintings address the inner landscape of multi-culturalism with a unique visual language exploring cross cultural directions and choices with Arabic and English language overlays. Her figures are painted gestures, moving in foreign and familiar places.
African Americans of Excellence
Feb. 4 — Feb. 26, 2023 Multi-media portraiture of prominent Frederick MD citizens, portrayed in digital art by Yemi Fagbohun, photographs by Dr. Laura Sherwood and video by Russ Hodge of 3 Roads Communications.
Life in the Theatre & Café Society
Dec. 3, 2022 — Jan. 1, 2023 Johnny Memphis is an artist who has traveled the world as a musician, photographer, painter, journalist, teamster and jack of all trades. He began his artistic journey busking on Beale Street in Memphis. He moved on to New Orleans, Cape Cod, and west...
Nov. 5, 2022 — Nov. 27, 2022 Featuring work by Gillian Grozier, a painter and writer who hails from Great Britain. She came to America as a young adult and trained at the Students League in New York City. Kristie’s World provides a glimpse of our familiar town from the gaze of an empathetic outsider.
Thacher & Rye: Sculpture in the Courtyard
Sept. 22, 2022 — Jan. 1, 2023 Discover twenty sculptures by eleven regional artists in the Thacher & Rye courtyard.
Sept. 10, 2022 - Oct. 30, 2022 Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 2022 Produced and curated by Nancy Luse, a Frederick News Post journalist from “back in the day,” Unshuttered celebrates the contributions of photojournalists to understanding the world around us. Luse’s presentation of archival images in magazine-style layouts, are presented in very large scale aluminum prints. Luse draws from Frederick News-Post photos from back in the days before digital cameras, cell phones and websites. Unshuttered celebrates photojournalists from the 1970s to the 90s in her unique presentation of black and white images that harken back to a pre-digital world.
drifting through debris and rain
Jul. 2, 2022 — Aug. 28, 2022 Carolyn Sirois is an interdisciplinary artist from the Boston area, who works with a range of materials – paper, canvas, cement, found text, newspaper, vintage books, twine, ink, acrylic, weathered wood, flashing, radiator covers, dried fruit and plants. Carolyn erases, embeds and reconfigures.
It Speaks for Itself?
May 6, 2022 — Jun. 26, 2022 Wen-hao Tien is an artist and educator living in Cambridge, MA. Her studio practice is rooted in language and cross-cultural observations. She notices what many do not see, and her multi- disciplinary work brings out narratives of our changing societies, and life-in-flux. She was recently featured on NPR’s The World radio program for her project, Teach Me Your Song where she invited the public to teach her a song at her solo show in Boston’s Pao Arts Center. The result is a collection of recordings that portrays the plurality of our society. Her exhibition at Gaslight Gallery showcases her investigation of a wide range of mundane materials, and how she interprets line, sculpture and painting in the inescapable beauty of nature. She says, “Although my artistic process is about honing and evolving my thoughts and emotional senses, I am more interested in how you see it. How does a particular piece speak to you? What will you say back?”
Of Dreams and Life
Mar. 5, 2022 — May 1, 2022 Johan Lowie is an internationally acclaimed artist living and working in Frederick, MD. A venerable professional in the vibrant Frederick art scene, he has an MFA from the Royal Academy in Ghent Belgium, his country of origin. He has shown extensively in Europe and the United States. A heart transplant recipient, Lowie explores diverse subjects in his work but returns repeatedly to the intangible, yet deeply emotive spaces that shape human feelings and memory. His works provoke consideration of the liminal spaces between life, death, and dreams.
Feb. 5, 2022 — Feb. 28, 2022 Kara Pugh Smith was on her way home to Baltimore from Mexico, eager to start a new project creating props for a theatrical production, when the pandemic hit. Things shut down. She was searching for some creative activity for her own peace of mind. Late in the spring she found various Easter eggs on a clearance rack. These have become her “Peeps.” Kara repurposes materials such as tissue paper, fabrics, jewelry, beads and more for her Peep population.
Light of Hope
Dec. 4, 2021 — Feb. 4, 2022 Tan Armentrout paints all night to capture the images that fill her mind. Rivers and flowers of her native Thailand, reflective waters and forests of her Virginia home, oceans and skies of an enchanted land––Tan captures her visions of nature in land and seascapes, and still life oils on canvas. Her treatment of light and reflections inspire a sense of hope after a long night.
Dreams During the Long Peace
Nov. 6, 2021 — Dec. 3, 2021 Leigh Cortez is both an Army veteran and spouse of an active-duty combat soldier. She served on active duty with the 10th Mountain Division from 2001 to 2004. After leaving the military she pursued a tattoo apprenticeship and has tattooed professionally in addition to building a fine art career. As a multidisciplinary artist and married to an active-duty soldier, she has lived and worked in various military towns in the United States as well as overseas. The experiences of military life and tattooing in military towns influenced the medium and message of her painted works. Cortez’s work has recently been featured at Dulles International Airport and at the Military Women’s Memorial, formal entrance to Arlington National Cemetery.
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