Thursday, October 22, 2015

Personal Patterns @ King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 22, 6–8 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: October 22 - November 25, 2015  
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 6 - 8 p.m.  

Nineteen local artists exhibit work in media as diverse as glass, photography, mixed-media sculpture, and acrylic painting. Personal Patterns shows how artists use abstract pattern in work about activism, ethnic identity, psychology, and more. 

According to curator Claudia Rousseau, Personal Patterns engages “how an artist’s use of pattern might reveal something about his/her sense of identity, express cultural traditions, ethnic or racial origins, and family ties.” Personal Patterns brings together 19 artists who work in media as diverse as glass, photography, mixed-media sculpture, monotype, and acrylic painting. Their work is linked not by medium, but through their adoption of pattern in a personally distinct way. 

Personal Patterns includes work by local artists Sondra Arkin, Michele Banks, Jessica Beels, Joan Belmar, Shanthi Chandrasekar, Alonzo Davis, Helen Frederick, Susan Goldman, Amber Robles-Gordon, Pat Goslee, Elyse Harrison, Sean Hennessey, Ellen Hill, Matt Hollis, Bridget Sue Lambert, Carien Quigora, Jessica Van Brakle, Ellyn Weiss, and Helen Zughaib. 

Personal Patterns Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 5, 4-5:30 p.m

This discussion focuses on the work in Personal Patterns at the King Street Gallery. Participating artists will discuss the meaning embedded in pattern: how it might reveal emotions, politics, a sense of identity, or origins. The panel, moderated by curator Claudia Rousseau, features exhibiting artists Joan Belmar, Helen Frederick, Susan Goldman, Amber Robles-Gordon, and Jessica Beels.
The discussion will be held in the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, room 101.

Regular Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Location: The King Street 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 arts center is located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, which is immediately behind the center. Additional parking is available in the East Campus Garage on Fenton Street with pedestrian access by a bridge and walking path.  

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