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Thursday, September 07, 2017

ManneqART: Inner Light Exhibit Comes to Sandy Spring Museum

Twelve life-sized, wearable sculptures from ManneqART, an international arts and educational non-profit, will be on exhibit at Sandy Spring Museum from September 9 through November 18, 2017. A pre-opening reception will be held on September 7 at 6:30 pm.

In partnership with Sandy Spring Museum, ManneqART challenged competitors to include an inner light" component in their sculptures. "Inner Light" is a reference to Sandy Springs Quaker founders, who believe that everyone has an inner light and that the potential for good and evil are latent in everyone. This idea will be represented in the sculptures on exhibit. Allison Weiss, executive director of Sandy Spring Museum, says, "As a non-traditional history museum, we encourage artists to explore local history themes into their work In this exhibit, we are paying homage to the community's Quaker heritage. The exhibit will be visually exciting and, at the same time, will highlight local history in an unexpected way."

Sandy Spring Museum is a place where people make meaningful connections to community history through the visual arts. The museum provides the environment and inspiration for artists to create and host events, performances, activities and exhibits that engage people and build community. This collaboration with ManneqART was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

ManneqART is an international arts and education non-profit whose mission is to inspire creativity, teach problem solving skills, and reward excellence in creation of sculpture on the human form. Through a variety of events during the year, ManneqART showcases the best in imaginative hair, makeup, costuming, and digital art.

Visit www.manneqart.org for more information.

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Rd.
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Phone: 301-774-0022

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