Thursday, November 1, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

Howard County Historical Society Museum
8328 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, Maryland
(410) 750-0370
Hours: Tuesdays and Saturdays 1-4pm and by appointment Wednesdays and Fridays
Curator: Karen Griffith

Candlelight Open House Howard County Historical Society Museum
Date: Friday, November 16, 2007
Time: 7-10pm

Celebrate the Day and Enjoy the Day!----------------------------------Denee

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Denee Barr Art News and More

28" x 22"
Lilies on Pond, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Washington, DC
c 2003 Denee Barr
All Rights Reserved

Medium: liquid photo emulsion and mixed media on Arches paper

On view upcoming in the Millennium Arts Salon Gallery exhibition (7 photo-based artists) The Art of Photography opening November 30, 2007 in Washington, DC.

Millennium Arts Salon
Washington, DC
Archives and Book Store “Advancing Cultural Literacy
through the Arts”

MAS 2007-2008 Program Season

It’s All About Art: Scholars Speak”

It’s All About Art, a multi-year series, examines the joining lines of visual arts, performing arts, and arts and letters. The 2007-2008 program season, “Scholars Speak,” features art scholars who give voice to the obvious, and not so obvious relationships that influence and inspire these creative processes. Exhibitions, book signings, and ‘artist salon talks’ enrich the colorful dialogue. The season kicks off with a weekend celebration of filmmakers and their films! MAS is delighted to expand its collaborations to include The Phillips Collection, with a co-sponsored event closing the 2007 – 2008 season.

October 19-20, 2007
MAS SEASON KICKOFF: Moving “Pictures” – A Celebration of Film!
October 19, 6-8 p.m. – reception honoring filmmakers Richard Willis and Lerone Wilson at Parish Gallery (hosted by MAS and Parish Gallery)

Cost: FREE and open to the public

October 20, 2-5 p.m. – screening and salon talk with filmmakers at Busboys and Poets

2:00 p.m. Colored Frames
Written and Produced by Lerone Wilson, a documentary about African American Artists, with interviews of artists, scholars and collectors
3:05 p.m. Take Your Bags
Written and Produced by Camille Billops and James V. Hatch, a film about Slavery and the Middle Passage.
3:20 p.m. Prison Body, Freedom Soul
Written and Produced by Richard Willis, a documentary about an innocent man imprisoned for 44 years.

Cost: Suggested Contribution $10/film,
$25 package (all three films)
Proceeds will support filmmakers production and distribution costs.

November 30, 2007 – February 28, 2008
EXHIBITION: The Art of Photography
Local Washington-Baltimore photographers and visual artists demonstrate the range of photography as fine art through portraiture, places, and abstraction, featuring Michael Platt, Henry Ferrand, Adrienne Mills, Jonathan French, Denee Barr, Michael Parker and Barbara Blanco.

Opening reception, November 30, 6-8 p.m. at MAS (FREE)

On view November 30, 2007 – February 28, 2008 (by appointment or announced times)

SCHOLAR SPEAKS: Dr. Deborah Willis,
The Art of Photography
Deborah Willis is Professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. She has pursued a dual professional career as an art photographer and a historian of African American photography and curator of African American culture. Dr. Willis’ salon talk provides insights on photography as an art form and comments on the exhibition on view at MAS.

Salon and book signing, 6-8 pm at MAS on Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cost: $25 (credited toward book or art purchase, FREE to MAS Club Members at the Patron level or above)

Saturday January 12, 2008
– The Art of Photography
Exhibiting photographers and artists discuss their work and approach

4-6pm at MAS (FREE)

March 29 – May 31, 2008
EXHIBITION: Ancestral Vessels
Painter, Printmaker, and Ceramic Sculptor Kwabena Ampofo-Anti has roots in Ghana, West Africa, his birthplace; Washington, DC, where he studied art at Howard University; and Virginia, where he teaches art at Hampton University. These roots feed a prolific spirit that unfolds through “vessels” of clay, paper and canvas. This exhibition highlights clay sculptures and two dimensional works by Ampofo.

Opening reception March 29, 2008, 5-7pm at MAS (FREE)
On view March 29 – May 31, 2008
(by appointment or announced times)

April 5, 2008
SCHOLAR SPEAKS: Dr. James Hatch, African American Theatre – In Search of Gold, A Personal Odyssey
Author of A History of African American Theatre (with Errol Hill), Dr. Hatch shares the journey that led to the creation of this book, a treasured resource for students and the theatre inquisitive.

Salon and book signing, 6-8 pm at MAS

Cost: $25 (credited toward book or art purchase, FREE to MAS Club Members at the Patron level or above)

April 20, 2008
ARTIST SALON TALK – Ancestral Vessels
Artist Kwabena Ampofo-Anti discusses the exhibition, his work and what inspires him.

5-7pm at MAS (FREE)

May 29, 2008
SCHOLARS SPEAK: Dr. Elizabeth Turner and Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, Looking Back, Looking Forward
Two leading scholars on African American art speak – Dr. Turner, University Professor at the UVA and curator of two major national traveling exhibitions on Jacob Lawrence, Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence (2001-03) and The Migration Series (1993-1995) for The Philips Museum and Dr. King-Hammond, Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Art History, at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Chair of the Board of The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. One scholar asks, the other responds. Both reflect on artists of the 20th century and look ahead to artists in the new millennia.

This event is co-sponsored by The Phillips Collection.

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., The Phillips Collection, Sant Auditorium

Cost: FREE with museum admission We Invite You to Join the MAS Salon Club!

Join a group of art-minded folks who enjoy invitations to private events, discounts on artwork, books, tours, and more. Even better, MAS is in the process of incorporating as a non-profit, which means a portion of your contribution may be tax deductible this year. Club membership levels start at $50.00 ($25 for students). There is bound to be a membership level that fits your budget or interest. As importantly, your membership supports MAS program development and other good causes!

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