Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Denee Barr Art News and More

Howard County Arts Council
Howard County Center for the Arts
Ellicott City, Maryland

Part I

OPEN HOUSE: Friday, June 19th from 6-9pm

Join us for our reception on June 19th! In the galleries we have the Resident Visual Artist Exhibit 2009 and the Faux Fossil exhibit featuring artists Jenee Mateer and Marcella Morgese. The evening’s events, in participation with the Columbia Festival of the Arts, will also feature also Resident Artist Open Studios from 6-8 p.m.; a gallery presentation entitled “Artist as Collector” by Rebecca Weber, artist and owner of Still Life Gallery at 7 p.m.; and performances by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, The Columbia Orchestra and Howard County Ballet at 8 p.m.

Don't miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with some of Howard County's best artists, musicians and performers!

Part II

Still by Ellen Hill
Medium: paper pulp painting on handmade paper

Repossessed by Nnenna Okore
Medium: handmade paper dye and twine

Contact: Beth Forbes
Phone: 410.313.2787
Email: beth@hocoarts.org
Website: www.hocoarts.org


Ellicott City, MD – Two new exhibits will be on view at the Howard County Arts Council galleries beginning Monday, July 3, 2009. TEXTURE, in Gallery I, features works handmade from paper and paper pulp and No Boundaries, in Gallery II, features work by youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

TEXTURE, in Gallery I, welcomes artwork created with handmade paper or paper pulp. The medium is certainly the message in many of these pieces where the texture of the paper or paper pulp is an aesthetic factor in the overall work of art. The pieces range from prints to pulp paintings to sculpture and the work has tactile and corporeal qualities. The artists featured in this exhibit include Shannon Brock, Georgia Deal, Ellen Hill, Nnenna Okore and Gretchen Schermerhorn.

Gallery II provides a venue for the display and viewing of artwork created by persons with disabilities. The No Boundaries exhibit features pieces which were created in art classes run by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, the goal of these programs is to provide an opportunity for individuals with varying degrees of developmental disability to participate in an art class designed for self-expression, independence and relaxation.

There will be an exhibit reception July 22, 6-8 p.m., and an Open Mic Night beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of HCAC. Guests interested in performing in the Open Mic show should contact Wendy Meetze at deputydirector@hocoarts.org or sign-up to perform at the door. A ‘People’s Choice’ award will be chosen by the Open Mic audience. The reception is free and open to the public.

TEXTURE and No Boundaries will be on display through Friday, August 14, 2009. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. To learn more about these and other HCAC programs call 410-313-ARTS (2787).

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The Howard County Arts Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the citizens of Howard County by fostering the arts, artists and arts organizations. The Howard County Arts Council receives major grants from the Howard County Government and the Maryland State Arts Council and sustaining annual support from corporate, foundation and individual sponsors. Howard County Arts Council offices are located at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The Howard County Center for the Arts is an accessible facility encouraging the full participation of individuals with disabilities. For information, call 410.313.ARTS (2787), fax 410.313.2790, or email info@hocoarts.org. TDD: 711