Friday, October 12, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

An Exquisite Exhibition of local, regional, and internationally renowned artists now on view at the Community College of
Baltimore County
Catonsville, Maryland
Phone: 410-455-6123

“Mirror Me: Self-Portraits by Women,” an exhibition of works by 21 women artists, offers a multi-dimensional look into the art of portraying “self” through a variety of media and techniques. Curated by Community College of Baltimore County art instructor and Howard County Center for the Arts ( resident studio artist Diana Marta, the exhibition will be on display in the Q Building Gallery at CCBC Catonsville, October 8-30, 2007, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and features multi-faceted works by well-known artists Joyce J. Scott, Mary K. Cloonan, Oletha DeVane, Chevelle Makeba Moore Jones, Spoon Popkin, Nicole Buckingham, Connie Imboden, Joan M.E. Gaither, Aline Feldman, Patti Anne Battaglia, Camille Gustus-Quijano, Jane Hill, Cathy Leaycraft, Nancy Linden, Trudi Y.Ludwig, Diana Marta, Jane Kelly Morais, Sarah Luke Murphy, Jody Mussoff, Cindy Rehm, and Susan Stockman. Plan to view and discuss many of the artists’ work with them at the show’s opening reception, which will be held in the gallery from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2007. The opening and exhibition will be free and open to the public. In her curator’s statement, Marta says, “The self portrait can be a theme explored in depth or a study to be set aside. In any case, it gives witness to the artist’s times, changes and experiences from her particular point of view.” In work that ranges from eerily calm to bursting with color, the artists have used mixed media, wire and glass; paintings; oil; clay; photography; quilt; mixed media; video; white-line woodcut and other materials and techniques to express their varying views.

Side Note: Mirror Me: Self-Portraits by Women exhibition will be showcased on Maryland Public Television MPT Artworks program which will include an interview with curator Diana Marta on Wednesday, October 24th at 7:30pm. Stay tuned and watch!

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