Current Gallery Shows
- Date:Jan 14 2017 - Feb 26 2017Gallery:Main Gallery
#WDUS4 What Do You Stand For?
A community art project inspired by the dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
From January 14-16, 2017, the public is invited to work with artists Jeffery Weatherford and Carlisha Waktins to create a giant mural that explores the question, what do you stand for?
Led by Jeffery Weatherford and Carlisha Watkins, this project uses the metaphor of feet and shoes to allow visitors the opportunity to creatively and thoughtfully reflect on what they themselves value, stand for, and deem most important. Visitors will work with the artists to create a mural of footprints to be displayed through February, alongside the artists' Foot Soldiers mixed media shoe exhibit.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jeffery B. Weatherford, Oxon Hill, Maryland
Born in High Point, North Carolina, Weatherford has been a creative spirit from a very young age. A multi-faceted artist, Weatherford received his Master Of Fine Arts from Howard University in May of 2016. Since graduation, he has been picked up by Simon & Schuster as an illustrator, with his debut title, "You Can Fly: Tuskegee Airmen," which has been making notable waves in the children's book realm. His work as an illustrator recently got him invited to Ghana and Senegal on an international tour where he taught youth about being an illustrator and performed his poetry for various the communities. Weatherford is a diverse spoken word artist, MC, social media expert, as well as the founder and chief of the global hip hop collective, TRiiiBE Worldwide.
Carlisha Watkins, St. Leonard, Maryland
Watkins is an award-winning photographer with a BA is Visual Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. During college, she participated in five student exhibitions held by the UMBC Photography and Visual Arts Department. Watkins was also selected to be part of UMBC's Art Week that celebrated artwork from UMBC students, The Visual Arts Department awarded Watkins with an Outstanding Artwork in Photography Award for The House of Roots photography collection that she produced for The Senior Exit Exhibition.
Watkins has had her work published in Prince George's Suite Magazine for Harold T. Fisher's stage play, "Two Weeks Until the Rest of My Life." She was also selected as an exhibiting artist for the Starry Night Artist Exposure Program for Art Basel Miami in 2013 and 2014 at the Select Fair. As an exposure artist, she showcased The House of Roots and Black Beauty: Unbleached at the Select Fair.
In July of 2014, Watkins exhibited her artwork at the Cox Art Center for Calvert's Best Photography Show and the Bombay Sapphire's Artisan Series help by Russell Simmons's RUSH Arts Gallery. Currently, Watkins works as a freelance photographer under her photogrophy business and continues to spread her Black Beauty: Unbleached camaign on a global scale.
Contributing Artist(s):Carlisha Watkins, Jeffery B. Weatherford with guests
- Date:Jan 13 2017 - Jan 22 2017Gallery:Main Gallery
A Tent of Many Colors: communal coloring tent
Step inside our tent of many colors and enjoy the therapeutic qualities of coloring. Choose a design, find a set, make a friend, relax and enjoy the atmopshere. A great space for all to enjoy.
- Date:Oct 7 2016 - Jan 29 2017Gallery:Daugherty Gallery
Annmarie After Hours Opening - Friday, October 7, 2016, 6-9pm
Archaeologists estimate that humans domesticated dogs approximately 30,000 to 40,000 years ago, but it is likely that our fascination with animals began long before then. Most of us have tried to touch a beautiful bird or hold that furry squirrel. Why do we seek out the companionship of animals? Why do we need to be close to them? What needs to they fulfill? Surveys report that about 62% of American households include a pet. What makes us crave the companionship of furry friends? This exhibit explores the wide world of pets, the role that our faithful companions play in our lives, and the impact that they have on our health and well-being.
Susan Fletcher, Former Owner of S. Fletcher-Skeens Gallery, Art Lover & Collector
Jane Rowe, B.A. Fine Arts, St. Mary's College of Maryland; Artist and Co-owner of Opal Fine Art Gallery, Leonardtown, Maryland
Christina Allen, Alina Bachman, EJ Barnes, Gayle Berens, Mary Blumberg,Susan Brady, Heatherleigh Braun, Gloria Chadowick, Jeanette Chupack, Lisa Cohen, Ann Crain, Kelly Dawson, Stephen Delaney, Amelia De Silva, Robert Fiacco, Patricia Franklin, Ally Glowacki, Sylvia Hill, Donna Hixson, Hana Horstkamp, Becky Hunter, Stephen Lally, Melissa LaMaster, Liz LeServiget, Addison Likins, Polly Little, Aline Lotter, Barrie Maguire, Jessica Manelis, Eric Mantle, Nicholas Mariano, Kimberlee Maselli, Sharon Pierce McCullough, Minda Merinski, Mary Morris, Patricia O’Brien, Quinn O’Connell, Amber Palecek, Nancy Pallowick, Pokey Park, Ron Porter, Arturo Rosales, Mihaela Savu, Suzanne Shelden, Samantha Shelton, Jill Smithson, Liz Thoresen, Anne Fox, Diana Manchak, Joan Wheeler, Laura Yager, Chuck Von Schmidt, Chris Wong