Upcoming Exhibitions

Join us every First Saturday for a building-wide exhibits reception, 3-5 pm. View upcoming dates here. Admission to our galleries is free!

 

Beckie Mirsch Laughlin | Whispers of Intuition
Abstract paintings
September 7–29

Enron by Beckie Mirsch Laughlin

Enton by Beckie Mirsch Laughlin

Influenced by the non-representational styles of American Modernists and Abstract Expressionists, Laughlin creates intuitive paintings exhibiting spontaneous stroke and color.

 

Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt | School Lunch
Mixed-media drawings and paintings
September 7–29

School Lunch 1 by Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt

School Lunch 1 by Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt

Weinblatt documents her observations of the complexities of personal interaction within sketches and large-scale oil paintings in this visual essay of current student life from various high schools and colleges across the country.

 

Lorena Molina | How Blue
Photography
September 7–October 27

Entre Palmas by Lorena Molina

Entre Palmas by Lorena Molina

Molina’s How Blue examines how the complex textile history of El Salvador is embedded with the persecution of its indigenous people. By layering photographs with pieces of fabric reminiscent of her childhood, she makes a connection to her displacement of home.

 

Virginia Sperry | Impermanence
Mixed-media sculpture and photography
September 7–October 27

Very Tired by Virginia Sperry

Very Tired by Virginia Sperry

With rusted steel, fibers, polymer clay, and objects found on her farm, Sperry creates sculptures that explore the notions of change and destruction. Accompanying these sculptures are photos of rusted items and materials that she includes to capture, and ultimately pause, the changes of impermanence.

 

Lyle Kleinhans | Look Me in the Eye
Abstract portraiture
September 7–October 27

Chicago Man by Lyle Kleinhans

Chicago Man by Lyle Kleinhans

By distorting the figures and objects that he studies, Kleinhans’s oil paintings employ recognizable flesh tones for a skewed version of reality.

 

Judy Kirpich | Emotional Constructs
Fine art quilts
October 5–27

Anxiety #11 by Judy Kirpich

Anxiety #11 by Judy Kirpich

Piecing together a puzzle, Kirpich uses improvisational quilting to construct a visual representation of the emotions and experiences prevalent in her life. Her quilts utilize gestural shapes, precise placement, and decisive color to process the subject matter that inspired this series.

 

Carol Leadbetter | An Impending Silence: Vanishing African Wildlife
Wildlife photography
October 5–27

Rhino with Oxpecker by Carol Leadbetter

Rhino with Oxpecker by Carol Leadbetter

Leadbetter, moved by the wildlife that she encountered during her travels to East and South Africa, dedicates this exhibition to some of the most majestic and at-risk animal species of the world. Her chosen methods for image processing and printing works further emphasize the delicate nature of the subject matter, prompting the viewer to confront morality and humanity.

 

The Veterans Show
Works in a variety of media
November 2–December 1

Turning Back the Clocks to the Dark Ages by Carol Williams

Turning the Clocks Back to the Dark Ages by Carol Williams

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: U.S. military veterans are invited to submit one work of art in any medium. Artists of all skills levels are encouraged to participate in this exhibition to celebrate the vast talent of our veterans. Click here for more information on the Veterans Show.

 

Michael Douglas Jones | Our Ancient Pages
Mixed-media assemblage
November 2–December 29

Monocracy by Michael Douglas Jones

Monocracy by Michael Douglas Jones

Jones uses carefully selected objects and materials to assemble visual memoirs that attract the viewer’s attention, and then draw them inwards. A veteran, Jones refers to his narrative writings and training in the U.S. Air Force when creating these metaphorical pages of positive memories and values, and the lessons and loves that we hold dear. Read a short piece written by the artist for the exhibition.

 

Mary Sciré | Bits and Pieces
Mixed-media paintings
November 2–December 29

Caged by Mary Sciré

Caged by Mary Sciré

In an effort to reduce and reuse, Sciré repurposes the various materials found within her studio to create a distinctive series of abstractions. From scrap paper to scrapped paintings, Sciré strives to incorporate every bit and piece onto the canvas.

 

Jessica Damen | Visions, Verses, and Voices
Oil paintings and audio installation
December 7–29

Demise of Benny the Brave by Jessica Damen

Demise of Benny the Brave by Jessica Damen

An interpretation of the poems that inspired them, Damen’s large-format paintings utilize imagery, scale, and recorded prose for a unique audio and visual experience. The recordings’ use of tempo, cadence, and rhythm is projected throughout the exhibition to guide this expressive coupling.

 

Frederick Camera Clique | Members’ Exhibition
Photography
December 7–29

First Snow Frederick by Bruce Saunders

First Snow Frederick by Bruce Saunders

For more than 30 years, the Frederick Camera Clique has dedicated itself to improving the skills of its members, which range from beginners to semi-professionals. Vote for your favorite photo at the opening reception on December 7. The photo with the most votes will be recognized by the Frederick Camera Clique as the 2019 People’s Choice award winner.

 

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