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(come Back TO) ROCKVILLE! Naoko Wowsugi and Graham Coreil-Allen

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, September 2  to  Sunday, October 18, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
(come Back TO) ROCKVILLE!  Naoko Wowsugi and Graham Coreil-Allen

Naoko Wowsugi, Group Portrait Project, 2015

(come Back TO)ROCKVILLE! brings social practice to VisArts and the extended Rockville community. Artists Naoko Wowsugi and Graham Coreil-Allen are commissioned to create original projects investigating and initiating social networks, invisible communities and hidden public places. Curated by 2015 VisArts Mentoring Curator Laura Roulet and assisted by 2015 VisArts Emerging Curator Kayleigh Bryant.Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 7 - 9 p.m.

Dane Winkler: Gusset

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, September 2  to  Sunday, October 4, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Dane Winkler: Gusset

Dane Winkler, "Conjure", 2015, Reclaimed mixed barn wood, blue tarp, earth, water, and light, 8 x 12 x 24 feet

Sculptor Dane Winkler uses industrial and natural materials, installation, kinetics, performance, sound and video to explore the mundane affairs of life and nostalgic experiences.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, September 4, 7 - 9 p.m.

VisArts Faculty Show 2015

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, September 2  to  Sunday, September 27, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Concourse Gallery
VisArts Faculty Show 2015

Naoko Wowsugi, Group Portrait Project, 2015

VisArts Faculty Show 2015
Opening reception September 4, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A juried show of current VisArts faculty including:
Barbara Brower, Web Bryant, Gina Copanzzi, Janet Greer, Ann Hobart, Yunjeong Hong, Elizabeth Michaels, Eric Westbrook and Jenna Wright.


Top Row Left to Right:
Ann Hobart, Paisley Bowl, 2015, Oxidation Fired Porcelain, 12 x 5.5 inches
Barbara Bowers, Fall Hydrangeas, 2015, Watercolor on Paper, 18 x 24 inches
Eric Westbrook, Waterway, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 inches
Janet Greer, Craters of the Moon, 2014, Raku, 6.5 x 6 x 6 inches

Bottom Row Left to Right:
Ann Hobart, Paisley Bowl, 2015, Oxidation Fired Porcelain, 12 x 5.5 inches
Barbara Bowers, Fall Hydrangeas, 2015, Watercolor on Paper, 18 x 24 inches
Eric Westbrook, Waterway, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 inches
Janet Greer, Craters of the Moon, 2014, Raku, 6.5 x 6 x 6 inches

Christian Benefiel: Sea of Tranquility, Ocean of Doubt

Gallery Show date:
Friday, September 4  to  Sunday, October 4, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Christian Benefiel: Sea of Tranquility, Ocean of Doubt

Christian Benefiel, "Ongoing Resolution", 2014, Wood, mixed media, dimensions variable ~10 x 12 x 8 feet

Christian Benefiel fills the gallery with a site-specific installation that teeters between completed object and in-progress construction. His hybrid forms strike a playful yet tense balance between the mass-produced and the hand-crafted.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, September 4, 7 - 9 p.m.

Annie Farrar: VANITAS

Gallery Show date:
Friday, October 9  to  Sunday, November 8, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, October 16 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Annie Farrar: VANITAS

Annie Farrar, Birds in the Pantry, 2015, Mixed media: found objects and paint, 15 x 15 x 5 inches

B>Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 16, 7 - 9 p.m. Annie Farrar presents Vanitas, a new body of work that explores the themes of entropy, time, loss, decay, renewal and survival in dialogue with 17th century Dutch still life painting. Created from found objects, the works invite viewers to construct their own narratives and reconsider the materiality that surrounds daily life.

Heather Harvey: Feynman's Sister and Other Space Weather Hazards

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, October 14  to  Sunday, November 15, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, October 16 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Heather Harvey: Feynman's Sister and Other Space Weather Hazards

Heather Harvey, Solid Objects and The Wandering Clew, 2012- 2014 ongoing, 150+ pieces with more added as the walk continues, Dimensions variable

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 16, 7 – 9 p.m. Heather Harvey presents a site-specific work made with gleanings from daily walks. The found fragments stretch along the wall of the gallery suggesting a cryptic diagram, a map or an unfolding journey. Clustering, dispersing and re-ordering, they resonate with possible histories, meanings and value. Drawing on the minutiae of lived experience, hidden infrastructures and invisible ordering mechanisms-things like gravity, quantum physics, and radio waves, but also the human body, memory and contradictory emotions, Harvey explores subtle philosophical, phenomenological and material issues.

Thank you to the Maryland State Arts Council, Vermont Studio Center, Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Washington College in Chestertown, MD, for the financial and material support that made this exhibition possible.

Project 837, Part 2

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, October 28  to  Sunday, December 13, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, October 30 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
Project 837, Part 2

Cici Wu, A room with voices makes it less lonely, 2015, Found objects, wood stain, table covers, speakers, microphone, heat lamp. It includes a sound installation of poetry reading: Home written by Nikola Madzirov,Installation view, Installation view of Project 837 Part 1 photo credit: Cici Wu

Opening Reception and Workshop: Friday, October 30, 7 - 9 p.m.

Project 837, Part 2 is an exhibition series* designed to start a conversation about the definition of home and homelessness. The exhibition brings together a diverse group of contemporary artists, the public, activists and organizers for workshops, gallery exhibition and symposium. The exhibition encourages interaction and participation from the community.

“Home” conjures diverse emotions, images, and concepts, which are rooted in a person’s identity. With that in mind, Project 837 looks at home from various perspectives: as the place where we currently reside, a memory of a place where we previously lived, and, widening the parameters, a hometown or country we may have left behind. It also seeks to challenge the definition of homelessness, while raising awareness about realities faced by Baltimore and Rockville’s homeless population. This exhibition. One of the major components of Project 837 is a series of workshops with residents at homeless shelters, mainly at Project PLASE.

The number 837 refers to the space, in square meters, that each homeless person could occupy if Baltimore’s vacant buildings were renovated into adequate housing. The figure is equivalent to 9,009 square feet per person.

*Project 837 Part 1 was held at Project PLASE, a homeless shelter in Baltimore from March 17 to April 30, 2015.

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Artists, workshops and symposium schedule to be announced)

Gallery Hours

Wed-Thur 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm
Sat-Sun 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Mon - Tues Closed

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