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Cindy Rivarde: Binding Ties

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Through painting, Cynthia Rivarde explores connections, as
well as the disruptions, in nature, people, and time. Drawing
from her experiences of living in Florida, California, and then
back to Maryland, she has made connections that illustrate
the pathways in her collective experiences. Using planes of
color, similar to Cezanne or Fairfield Porter, Rivarde paints in
layers and linear work that emphasizes gesture and color.

EXHIBITION RUNS APRIL 7–JUNE 2, WITH A PUBLIC RECEPTION ON SAT., MAY 11. 

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Marcel Taylor:Unapologetic

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Cindy Rivarde: Binding Ties Public Reception

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Through painting, Cynthia Rivarde explores connections, as
well as the disruptions, in nature, people, and time. Drawing
from her experiences of living in Florida, California, and then
back to Maryland, she has made connections that illustrate
the pathways in her collective experiences. Using planes of
color, similar to Cezanne or Fairfield Porter, Rivarde paints in
layers and linear work that emphasizes gesture and color.

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Sheron Hart Sefton: The Simple News that Nature Told Public Reception

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Working in varied media allows artist Sharon Hart Sefton to utilize her love of drawing, painting, and printmaking. She creates nature portraits of landscapes, plants, and animals for which she has a deep appreciation. Some artworks in the show are inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson, a Victorian nature lover, student of botany, and an avid gardener.

 

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Artisan Shop Window Exhibit: Petals in Their Present

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The Genesis Project: Volume 4

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Melissa Burley: Portrait of a Dream

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Melissa Burley combines reclaimed objects and symbols
from the past and creates illuminated sculptures that may
include glass, test tubes, furniture parts, clocks, bicycle
components, and resin. In a surrealistic manner, Burley dives
into the dreams of our unconsciousness to explore symbolism,
theories, and mysteries of what we dream and why.

 

EXHIBITION RUNS MAY 18–JUNE 30, WITH A PUBLIC RECEPTION ON FRI., JUNE 7

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Connections and Conversations: Works by Twelve Artists from the Washington Glass School

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Montpelier Arts Center’s 43rd annual invitational sculpture exhibition showcases the Washington Glass School. Using glass as the primary creative material, the artists from the Washington Glass School explore new territories, going beyond the boundaries of tradition. They illuminate and examine the diverse worlds we live in, sparking conversations and creating connections. To register for the Artist Talk/Luncheon, please call 301-377-7800 by Monday, June 10, 2024.

EXHIBITION RUNS JUNE 7–JULY 28, WITH A PUBLIC RECEPTION ON FRI., JUNE 7 AND AN ARTIST TALK/LUNCHEON ON FRI., JUNE 14.

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Sookkyung Park

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Using paper that was invented in China and introduced into
Korea around the 3rd Century, Sookkyung Park utilizes this
material to explore the connections between people. Through
the repetitive process of folding and threading paper, the artist
expresses harmony and community through structure and
form. Paper has a rich cultural significance as she grew up in
Korea where the windows and walls were made of paper. In
her exhibit, she intends to define the flexible characteristics of
paper, its indispensability along with its strong natural power
of being made from wood.

EXHIBITION RUNS JUNE 7–JULY 31, WITH A PUBLIC RECEPTION ON FRI., JUNE 7. 

 

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Connections and Conversations: Works by Twelve Artists from the Washington Glass School — Public Reception

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Montpelier Arts Center’s 43rd annual invitational sculpture exhibition showcases the Washington Glass School. Using glass as the primary creative material, the artists from the Washington Glass School explore new territories, going beyond the boundaries of tradition. They illuminate and examine the diverse worlds we live in, sparking conversations and creating connections. To register for the Artist Talk/Luncheon, please call 301-377-7800 by Monday, June 10, 2024.

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Sookkyung Park Public Reception

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Using paper that was invented in China and introduced into
Korea around the 3rd Century, Sookkyung Park utilizes this
material to explore the connections between people. Through
the repetitive process of folding and threading paper, the artist
expresses harmony and community through structure and
form. Paper has a rich cultural significance as she grew up in
Korea where the windows and walls were made of paper. In
her exhibit, she intends to define the flexible characteristics of
paper, its indispensability along with its strong natural power
of being made from wood.

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Melissa Burley: Portrait of a Dream Public Reception

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Melissa Burley combines reclaimed objects and symbols
from the past and creates illuminated sculptures that may
include glass, test tubes, furniture parts, clocks, bicycle
components, and resin. In a surrealistic manner, Burley dives
into the dreams of our unconsciousness to explore symbolism,
theories, and mysteries of what we dream and why.

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Connections and Conversations: Works by Twelve Artists from the Washington Glass School — Artist Talk/Luncheon

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Montpelier Arts Center’s 43rd annual invitational sculpture exhibition showcases the Washington Glass School. Using glass as the primary creative material, the artists from the Washington Glass School explore new territories, going beyond the boundaries of tradition. They illuminate and examine the diverse worlds we live in, sparking conversations and creating connections. To register for the Artist Talk/Luncheon, please call 301-377-7800 by Monday, June 10, 2024.

EXHIBITION RUNS JUNE 7–JULY 28, WITH A PUBLIC RECEPTION ON FRI., JUNE 7 AND AN ARTIST TALK/LUNCHEON ON FRI., JUNE 14.

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Kelsey Joyce: Imji: Creatures of Imagination

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Kelsey Joyce: Imji: Creatures of Imagination Public Reception

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Chris Kirages: Today, I Get To...

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Originally a painter, Montpelier Arts Center resident artist Chris Kirages also works in sculpture. In this exhibition, Kirages will display his affinity for ceramic work with new pottery from the wheel.

Artist Statement: Today, I Get To… is about the joy of the endless possibilities each session sitting with a lump of clay at the wheel brings, like each new day. The format for this sessions is a vase, and within that vessel is contained the ever-evolving universe of the potential. Today, I Get To… invites you along on the journey and the celebration at day’s end.

EXHIBITION RUNS JULY 6–AUGUST 10, WITH A PUBLIC RECEPTION ON SAT., JULY 20. 

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Chris Kirages: Today, I Get To... - Public Reception

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Originally a painter, Montpelier Arts Center resident artist Chris Kirages also works in sculpture. In this exhibition, Kirages will display his affinity for ceramic work with new pottery from the wheel.

Artist Statement: Today, I Get To… is about the joy of the endless possibilities each session sitting with a lump of clay at the wheel brings, like each new day. The format for this sessions is a vase, and within that vessel is contained the ever-evolving universe of the potential. Today, I Get To… invites you along on the journey and the celebration at day’s end.

EXHIBITION RUNS JULY 6–AUGUST 10, WITH A PUBLIC RECEPTION ON SAT., JULY 20. 

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