Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Christine Sandoval and Leah Raintree Exhibit at King Street Gallery

Edge Effects 
September 14–October 15, 2015 
Montgomery College @ the King Street Gallery. 
Reception: Thursday, September 24, 6–8 p.m
Silver Spring, MD – Montgomery College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents Edge Effects: Christine Howard Sandoval and Leah Raintree at the King Street Gallery. The exhibit opens September 14th. A reception will follow on September 24th from 6–8 p.m. Edge Effects exhibits site-based projects focusing on Colorado wildfires and Hurricane Sandy. 
Edge Effects explores the boundary between the human and wild. Sandoval and Raintree ground this in disaster-affected landscapes: southern Colorado after large-scale wildfires and New York City after Hurricane Sandy. 
Christine Howard Sandoval’s work in southern Colorado focuses on the impact of forest fires. She records her experiences through photography, drawing, sound recording, and sculptures. Central to her piece is a large-scale wall drawing made with charred pieces of tree limbs from southern Colorado.  
Leah Raintree, Rockaway, inkjet print, 2013

Leah Raintree’s work focuses on low-lying areas of New York City following Hurricane Sandy. Her photographs and drawings document the overlap of natural and manmade forces in densely populated coastal areas. 
Edge Effects runs September 14–October 15, 2015 at the King Street Gallery. A reception will be held Thursday, September 24th from 6–8 p.m. The event is located at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center. For more information, visit Free and open to the public. 
About The King Street Gallery: 
The King Street Gallery’s exhibitions compliment the academic programs of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts while bringing art to the community. As part of the Silver Spring arts community, exhibitions focus on current pieces by working artists. The gallery is on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The center is located off of Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, located immediately behind the center. 

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Gallery Address: The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center 
                               930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910 

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