Feb 13 2011

Artist Talk: Shahin Shikhaliyev

Saturday, February 19 — 4:00 pm

Shahin Shikhaliyev, artist-in-residence - Gateway Arts Center

A free event — refreshments provided.

Shahin Shikhaliyev, the first artist-in-residence at the Gateway Arts Center, will talk about his artistic developments during his residency. Shahin was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and graduated from Azerbaijan State Art College in 1986. He has exhibitied his work in solo and group shows throughout Europe, the Middle East and the United States. He lives and works in Mount Rainier, Maryland.

39th Street Gallery & Project Space
entrance on 39th Street

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


Come early and see the extraordinary show Resonant Forms with artworks by Alonzo Davis, Martha Jackson-Jarvis and Frank Smith — a joint exhibit in the Brentwood Arts Exchange and the African American Museum galleries, and another beautiful installation by the teams of both organizations.

Also, the show Alternative Life with textiles by San Francisco artist Jeremy Chase Sanders can be seen upstairs in the 39th Street Gallery before Shahin’s talk.

Feb 9 2011

“Resonant Forms” Opens at the GAC@B

Friday, February 11, 5:00-8:00 pm

Opening Reception for:

"Resonant Forms" - Alonzo Davis,  Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Frank Smith

Alonzo Davis

Martha Jackson-Jarvis

Frank Smith

The Brentwood Arts Exchange and the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc., are pleased to co-present Resonant Forms, an exhibition featuring art work by Alonzo Davis, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, and Frank Smith.  On view throughout both galleries, Resonant Forms is the first time these three widely accomplished artists have exhibited together, and also marks the first exhibition partnership between the two organizations.

Exhibition continues February 1 – April 9, 2011

Free and open to the public, the reception is generously hosted by The Links, Inc. Prince George’s County, Maryland Chapter.

Also on Friday evening, upstairs the 39th Street Gallery will be open as usual, and several of us resident artists will have our studios open.

Lots to see at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood!

"Resonant Forms" at the GAC@B

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


Upcoming events associated with the Resonant Forms exhibit:

Saturday, February 12, 2:00-4:00 pm

Artist Talk with Alonzo Davis, Martha Jackson-Jarvis and Frank Smith.

A rare chance to hear from three esteemed and dynamic artists as they relate and share their unique experiences of their art work.

Saturday, March 19, 2:00-4:00pm

Message in the Bottle:  A discussion with Martha Jackson-Jarvis and A. M. Weaver.

A major voice shaping the discourse and dissemination of information on visual artists of color and women artists, artist/curator/writer A. M. Weaver will engage in a discussion with artist Martha Jackson- Jarvis about her work.

Saturday, April 2, 2:00-4:00pm

Alonzo Davis & The Bamboo Muse.

Join artist Alonzo Davis for a discussion and poetic recitations featuring The Bamboo Muse, a book of Davis’ artwork paired with the poetry and prose of twelve writers inspired by his work.


Feb 2 2011

Movie Night at the 39th Street Gallery

Thursday, February 3 — 7:00 pm

A new film every First Thursday of the Month
A free event. Refreshments provided.

Exit Through The Gift Shop
The world’s first Street Art disaster movie…

Exit Through The Gift ShopThis is the inside story of Street Art – a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide.  Exit Through The Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.

One of the most provocative films about art ever made, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship and incompetence.  By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale … with bolt cutters.

2011 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary

(87 minutes, not rated)

39th Street Gallery and Project Space
entrance on 39th Street

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