Annapolis Events - Mitchell Gallery

2008-2009 Exhibits and Programs


Sketchbook to Print: Trajectories in the Age of Synthesis

May 21 - June 11, 2009

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Michael Pestel, RIVERPIANO (2005), video

This exhibition explores seminal ideas from beginning concepts in artists' sketchbooks—paper, camera or computer—to final completion. Works on paper and in new media explore intersections of contemporary art. Curator and artist Helen Frederick and fellow artists Maria Barbosa, Roberto Bocci, Mark Cooley, Janis Goodman, Beth Grabowski, Larry Hamlin, Lisa Hill, Eve Ingalls, Cara Ober, Michael Pestel, Michael B. Platt, Andrew Raftery, Paul Ryan, Barbara Tisserat and Yuriko Yamaguchi orchestrate a collaborative exchange of ideas on the theme of the exhibition with their work on view.

View a slideshow of the exhibit

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Cara Ober Confessions and Evidence (2008), mixed media on paper installation


Artist's Panel Discussion and Opening Reception

Sunday, May 31

Artists and panelists Mark Cooley, Cara Ober, Maria Barbosa, Michael Platt and Yuriko Yamaguchi will discuss their perceptions regarding the age of synthesis in the Conversation Room at 3 p.m. They will examine how artists are seeking new potential to reassess the relation of history and story, utilizing open-ended approaches and broad insights to expand the role of narration in contemporary life. Curator Helen Frederick will serve as moderator. Artist's reception immediately following from 4 until 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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Roberto Bocci Streams, Consciousness and Spaces in Between, Washington, D.C., USA (2009), multimedia installation

St. John's College Community Art Exhibition

May 1 - 17, 2009

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This annual exhibition offers members of the St. John's College community an opportunity to explore the visual arts. The result, a diverse collection of ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, textiles, and photographs, elegantly represents the artistic talent of the community.


Opening Reception

Friday, May 1

Opening reception for The St. John's College Community Art Exhibition from 6 to 8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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Reginald Marsh (1898-1954)
League Print, 1949
Etching


A Century on Paper: Prints by Art Students League Artists

March 6 - April 17, 2009

The Art Students League of New York has long been known for introducing and formalizing many different artistic techniques and styles. This exhibition is an extraordinary visual record of America's shifting cultural and artistic development throughout the 20th century. It focuses on the various types of printmaking created by both well known and lesser-known American artists. These works include etchings, lithographs, silkscreens, engravings and woodblock prints that reflect major trends in artistic style from 1901-2001.


Members
 Preview Reception

Friday, March 6

"A Century on Paper: Prints by Art Students League Artists" preview reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for Mitchell Gallery members.


Opening Reception and Family Program

Sunday, March 8

Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the exhibition, "A Century on Paper," followed by a hands- on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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Louis Schanker (1903-1940)
Polo Players, 1940
Color woodcut


Sunday Afternoon Tour

Sunday, March 15

At Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a talk on the exhibition, "A Century on Paper," at 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.


Art Express

Wednesday, March 25

Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on exhibition, "A Century on Paper," from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided. Free and open to the public.


Book Club

Thursday, March 26, 2009

2:30 - 3 p.m. - Tour of "A Century on Paper: Prints by Art Students League Artists" in the Mitchell Gallery
3 - 4:30 p.m. - Book Discussion of My Name is Asher Lev led by Melvin Bender, member of the Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors and Touchstones discussion leader.

If you would like to take part in this event please register as soon as possible with Kathy Dulisse at Kathy.Dulisse@sjca.edu, or call 410-626-2530. Participation is limited and you are encouraged to respond as soon as possible.

The meets to discuss a book in conjunction with each of the Gallery's exhibits throughout the year. Each meeting combines a docent led tour of the current exhibit with an hour and a half discussion of the related reading. Books will be available in the St. John's bookstore at a discount to those participating in the Mitchell Gallery Book Club.


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The Spirit of Africa
January 13 - February 25, 2009

This collection of African masks, textiles, iconography, ceremonial objects and domestic wares from the James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan State University portrays works from a cultural and aesthetic context. The emphasis on moral and spiritual values through religious principals and the appreciation for the human figure is included in these works that reflect status, personal beauty, and group identity.


Lecture and Members Preview Reception

Friday, January 9

Jessica Martinez will discuss "The Spirit of Africa" exhibition at 4:30 p.m. Preview reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for Mitchell Gallery members immediately following the lecture. Membership information is available here or at the reception. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Art Express

Sunday, January 11

Opening Reception & Family Program: Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of "The Spirit of Africaexhibition followed by an African drumming performance by students from Bishop McNamara High School from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.


Seminar

Wednesday, January 21

Local artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John's College tutor David Townsend, will lead an exhibit-related seminar based on the play, Death and the King's Horseman in the Gallery at 7 p.m. Space is limited and the reading may be purchased from the college bookstore, (410-626-2540). REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Call 410-626-2556).


Next Generation Family Event

Sunday, January 25

Celebrate "The Spirit of Africa" exhibition with the Next Generation of the Mitchell Gallery. Enjoy an Africa-inspired afternoon with music, food and activities for the whole family! This celebration will be held in the Francis Scott Key Lobby (next to the Mitchell Gallery) from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Members are $10, non-members $15. Children under 16 are free. For information, contact Molly Burnett at 410-626-2881 or molly.burnett@sjca.edu.


Art Express

Wednesday, February 4

Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on "The Spirit of Africa" exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided. Free and open to the public.


Sunday Afternoon Tour

Sunday, February 8

Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a talk on the "The Spirit of Africa" exhibition at 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.


Workshop

Wednesday, February 11

"Preserving Your Art Digitally: A Workshop for Artists," with photographer Don Dement, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration and Mitchell Gallery membership are required. Call 410-626-2556.


Stephen Morse (A68) Polyhedron Models in the Hodson Lobby

September 25 - December 17, 2008

This collection of geometric polyhedron models by St. John's College alumnus Stephen Morse (A68) is based on the five Platonic solids described in Book XIII of Euclid's Elements. It includes stellations, compounds, and other extensions and variations, and uses colors to help the viewer clearly distinguish among the complex intersecting facial planes.


Los Caprichos by Francisco Goya y Lucientes

October 25 - December 17, 2008

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), the court painter for the Spanish crown, has often been referred to as the "Father of modern art." This exhibition from Contemporary and Modern Print Exhibitions features select aquatint prints from Goya's largest graphic work, Los Caprichos. These "impulsive fantasies," as the name implies, are masterful political, anti-clerical and allegorical prints inspired by the terror of the French Revolution, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Philosophie, and Spain's contrasting reaction to the revolution.


Concert and Opening Reception

Sunday, November 2, at 3 p.m. in the Great Hall

Classical guitarist William Feasely will give a multimedia presentation, Echoes of Goya, on the life of the famous painter and his impact on generations of composers. No ticket required; seating is on a first-come basis. Reception to follow immediately at the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery, Mellon Hall.


Seminar

Tuesday, November 11 or Wednesday, November 19

Local artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John's College tutor, Louis Petrich, will lead an exhibit-related seminar, "Monsters in the Sleep of Reason" in the Gallery at 7 p.m. Space is limited; the reading may be purchased from the college bookstore. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call 410-626-2556.


Museum Day Visit

Tuesday, November 11

Mitchell Gallery kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.


Lecture

Tuesday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Acclaimed Goya scholar, Dr. Janis Tomlinson, director of University Museums at the University of Delaware will lecture on the Goya exhibition.


Sunday Afternoon Tour

Sunday, November 16, at 3 p.m.

Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a talk on the Goya exhibition.


Art Express

Wednesday, December 3, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the Goya exhibition. Juice and sodas provided.


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Members Preview Reception for "The Elegant Salon"
September 19, 2008

The Elegant Salon: European Academic Paintings from 
the Syracuse University Art Collection

August 27 - October 10, 2008

In the late 19th century, avant-garde artists challenged theories about fine art that were fundamental to the teachings of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Academy of Unified Fine Arts in Vienna. Though the schools' teachings and theories fell out of favor, their art was enthusiastically acquired by American museums and collectors. This exhibition from the Syracuse University Art Collection includes the romantic works of William Adolphe Bouguereau and Jean-Leon Gérôme, Conrad Kiesel, an artist often linked with the Pre-Raphaelites, and the luminous palette of Rudolph Ernst and other European artists whose works reflect the best of these ideals.


Gallery Talk

September 19

Joseph J. Rishel, Gisela and Denis Altar senior curator of European Painting Before 1900, and curator of the John G. Johnson Collection and the Rodin Museum, will discuss "The Elegant Salon" exhibition, at 4 p.m. A members preview reception will follow from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Art Lecture

September 20

Mark Karnes, Maryland Institute College of Art instructor and "Paint Annapolis 2008!" juror, will lecture on "Paintings and Drawings by Mark Karnes: Looking at Nature in the 21st Century" in the Conversation Room, Mellon Hall, at 5 p.m.


Opening Reception and Family Program

September 21

Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of "The Elegant Salon" exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Art Express

September 24

Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on "The Elegant Salon" exhibition, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas provided.

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Sunday Afternoon Tour and Gallery Talk

September 28

Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a gallery talk on "The Elegant Salon" exhibition, at 3 p.m.

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