Nov 12 2010

Open Studios – Red Dirt, Flux …

Come see cool new art and ideas this Sunday afternoon in Mount Rainier – November 14, 1:00-5:00pm – open studios at Red Dirt, Flux, Sinel/Stewart/Weiss, Blue Fire ….  If you’ve never been to the buildings “by the tracks” (and even if you have) you’ll be fascinated and and amazed by this concentration of artistic creativity.

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Margaret Boozer
Kate Hardy
J.J. McCracken
Siobhan Rigg
Irma Alba
Graham Boyle
Barry Goldstein
Ben Graham-Putter
Sean Lundgren
Ume Hussain
Lindsay Rowinski
Tetyana Wittkowski

Flux Studios
Novie Trump
Laurel Lukaszewski
Elena Patino
Judit Varga
Maggie Gourley
Jessica Beels

Sinel/Stewart/Weiss Studios
Ellyn Weiss
Betsy Stewart
Ellen Sinel

Blue Fire Studio
Roberto Devers

All this, and more, near:

Otis St & Wells Ave
Mount Rainier MD 20712

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And remember, there’s a new show opening this weekend at the 39th Street Gallery and Project Space.

Opening Reception – November 13, 5:00-8:00 pm

Compressed Narratives:
Peter Gordon, Aniko Makranczy and Juan Rojo Acebes

See the right column for hours.  See the Gallery web site for more details.


Nov 2 2010

Opening Reception + Free Movie Night: Thu Nov 4

All Mixed Up:
A Juried Exhibition of Mixed Media Work

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 4 — 6:00-9:00 pm
Exhibition continues through  November 27

All Mixed UpHosted at the Brentwood Arts Exchange for the first time, the 2010 Prince George’s County Annual Juried Exhibition, All Mixed Up, is a prominent showcase for artists living, working, and studying in Prince George’s County.  Juried by Philippa Hughes, perhaps the Washington area’s most energetic art advocate and collector, this year’s exhibition features Melissa Burley, Nancy Donnelly, Angelina Hein, Tom Hill, Katie Dell Kaufman, Judith Kornett, Allen Linder, Megan Mueller, John Paradiso, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Linda Lee Uphoff and Steven Williams.

“Dynamic, layered, textured and a little weird.”  The juror uses these words describe herself as much as the works in All Mixed Up.  The words also come together as a surprisingly succinct way to sum up the Zeitgeist of contemporary art.  The title “All Mixed Up” proceeds to take on its own layers of meaning.  As it traverses from installation to abstraction, provocation to beauty, the show strikes a chord at the heart of what makes contemporary art so exciting.

Brentwood Arts Exchange
1st floor, main entrance

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… Also …

Movie Night at the 39th Street Gallery

Thursday, November 4 — 7:00-9:00 pm
A new film every First Thursday of the Month
A free event. Refreshments provided.

Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses – and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius.  It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

This 20 minute talk will be shown every half hour from 7:00 – 9:00 pm during the Brentwood Arts Exchange All Mixed Up opening reception.  Come upstairs and get inspired!

39th Street Gallery and Project Space
2nd floor, entrance on 39th Street

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Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722