2012-2013 Exhibitions



Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers
August 24 – October 14, 2012

Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection 
October 27 – December 12, 2012

David Hayes: A Sculptor of Space and Nature
January 11 – February 17, 2013 

Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps 1472-1700
March 1 – April 14, 2013

St. John's College Community Art Exhibition 2013
April 28 - May 12, 2013

Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space (A Mitchell Gallery National Juried Exhibition) 
May 29 - June 19, 2013

 


Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers

August 24 – October 14, 2012
Until the late 19th century, women’s role in the art world was limited to the social graces of drawing as part of marriage preparations. Through the open hand of a few art institutions and funding through patrons, museums, private galleries, and the Graphic Arts Division of the Federal Art Project of the Works Projects Administration, women had a more active presence in the 20th century art scene. Most of the subjects depicted by these women reflect their personal and professional lives and the hardships caused by wars, the Great Depression, famines, and social mores that changed the lives of all Americans. This exhibition of more than 50 works from the Syracuse University Art Collection includes woodcuts, lithographs, engraving, silkscreens, etchings, and linoleum cuts by noted artists Grace Albee, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, June Wayne, Louise Nevelson, Isabel Bishop, and many others.

 

Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers is organized by the Mitchell Gallery and curated by art educator Lucinda Edinberg. Read Edinberg's article on the exhibit. Reprinted in full with permission from The Washington Print Club Quarterly, Fall 2012 issue, Vol. 48, No. 3., Muffie Houstoun, Editor, The Washington Print Club Quarterly.

 

August 24
Members Preview Reception. Be the first to view the “Women Printmakers” exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only.
 

September 9
Opening Reception & Family Program. Exhibit Curator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Women Printmakers” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
 

September 18
Lecture. Elizabeth Seaton, curator at the Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, will lecture on Paths to the Press: American Women Printmakers, at 7:30 p.m.
 

September 30
Sunday Afternoon Tour. Exhibit Curator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Women Printmakers” exhibition, at 3 p.m.
 

October 3
Seminar. St. John’s tutor David Townsend and artist Ebby Malmgren will lead a seminar related to the exhibition at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556 to register.
 

October 4
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Women Printmakers” followed by a discussion of Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.
 

October 10
Art Express. Exhibit Curator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Women Printmakers” exhibition, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
 

* To register for our programs, please call 410-626-2556.
 



Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection

October 27 – December 12, 2012
The role of the artist-reporter of the mid-19th century was to create a visual report that reflected the drama and action of an event through personal observation. This exhibition of 123 drawings selected from the Becker Archive, most of which have never been published, document the heroic battles of the Civil War, construction of the railroad, Indian wars, the Chicago fire, and other important events in the development of American identity and culture. Joseph Becker and other artist-reporters were among the contributors to Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, an American magazine published 1852-1922, that served as an important venue for illustrated literature and news.
 

Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection is curated by Judith Bookbinder and Sheila Gallagher, 
and the traveling exhibition is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles.
 

Drawings from the Becker Collection premiered at the McMullen Museum at Boston College in the exhibition First Hand: 

Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection, which was organized by the McMullen Museum 
and underwritten by Boston College and Patrons of the McMullen Museum.
 

October 27 and 28
Civil War Living History Program. On the grounds of St. John’s College. Details forthcoming.
 

October 28
Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. 
 

November 11
Lecture. Dr. Judith Bookbinder, co-curator of the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibit, will lecture on “Reporting the Civil War through Art,” at 3 p.m.
 

November 14
Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibition, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.   
 

November 29
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent led tour of the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibition, followed by a discussion The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.
 

December 2
Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibition, at 3 p.m.  


* To register for our programs, please call 410-626-2556.
 



David Hayes: A Sculptor of Space and Nature

January 11 – February 17, 2013
David Hayes (b. 1931 - ), a student of David Smith, is known for his colorful sculptures in cut steel that reflect the forms in nature and figural torsos. Hayes's work is further inspired by Alexander Calder through their friendship developed while he was in France as a recipient of a Fulbright award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. This exhibition of explorations in ceramics, stained glass, paintings, and sculptures reflects the creative process from conception to production. Hayes’s works are included in many major collections, including that of the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.


David Hayes Painting and Sculpture is organized by David Hayes in conjunction with the Mitchell Gallery.
 

Interpretive Programs
January 20
Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “David Hayes” exhibition, followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 


January 29
Lecture. David M. Hayes, the sculptor's son, will lecture on his father's work in the “David Hayes” exhibition at 5:30 p.m.


January 30

Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “David Hayes” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. 


February 5 
Seminar. St. John’s tutor David Townsend and artist Ebby Malmgren will lead a seminar related to the exhibition at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Call 410-626-2556 to register.


February 7
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “David Hayes” exhibition followed by a discussion of The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.


February 10
Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “David Hayes” exhibition at 3 p.m.
 



Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps 1472-1700

March 1 – April 14, 2013
The quest for commercial and military dominance of the 15th through 18th centuries challenged the Copernican and theological treatises of cartography. The advances in science and navigation, coupled with advances in reproduction through moveable type and the engraving process, launched a new view of Earth and its controversial place as an orbiting planet. This exhibition from the Wendt Collection presents works pivotal to the development of maps with attention to the spatial and mathematical principles of Ptolemy, Macrobius, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Halley, and the artistic convergence of printmakers and cartographers including, Holbein, Mercator, Ortelius, Visscher, and Coronelli. These colorful maps depict the guiding shifts in historical, religious, and cultural views of the world driven by the desire for accurate cartographic records.


This exhibition is organized and circulated by the Sonoma County Museum. 
The maps are from the collection of Henry and Holly Wendt.
 

This exhibition is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.
 

Interpretive Programs: 
March 1
Members Preview Reception. Be the first to view the “First Printed Maps” exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only.


March 3  
Opening Reception & Family Program
. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “First Printed Maps” exhibition, followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
 

March 5  
Lecture
. Peter W. Trogdon, president and owner of Weems & Plath, will lecture on “Why Men Couldn’t Ask for Directions” at 7:30 p.m. in the Conversation Room. Weems & Plath is a manufacturer of precision nautical and navigational instruments, based in Annapolis, MD.
 

March 13 
Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “First Printed Maps” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.   
 

April 4  
Book Club
. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “First Printed Maps” exhibition followed by a discussion of A More Perfect Heaven by Dava Sobel from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.
 

April 7
Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of "The First Printed Maps" exhibition at 3 p.m. 
 


St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition 2013

April 28 - May 12, 2013
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.
 

Related Programs:
April 28  
St. John’s College Opening Reception. Celebrate the opening of the “Community Art Exhibition” with artists from 3 to 5 p.m.
 

May 2  
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “St. John’s Community Art Exhibition” exhibition followed by a discussion of A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.
 

 

Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space
(A Mitchell Gallery National Juried Exhibition) 

May 29 - June 19, 2013
This exhibition of small works, no larger than 8 x 10 x 4", includes 315 pieces of art by 197 artists from across the nation. Distinguished jurors Joann Moser (senior curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and Jack Rasmussen (director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center) selected paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, collages, mixed media, photographs, jewelry and small sculpture. All works will be for sale and can be viewed in the online gallery after May 15 at: http://themitchellgallery.org/sales
 

Related Programs:
May 29
Premiere Opening of "Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space"  Exhibition from 7 - 9 p.m.
At this lively Premiere Opening of the Mitchell Gallery's first national juried exhibition, guests have the first opportunity to purchase the original works of art on display at the exhibit, which features a wide array of 2- and 3-dimensional pieces. Tickets are $75, with special pricing of $50 until May 15 for alumni and members of the Mitchell Gallery. All proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Gallery. The exhibit runs through June 19, 2013. Get tickets online now,or get more information on the Less Is More main page, or by calling 410-626-2530.
 



 

* To register for our programs, please call 410-626-2556.


Funding and Support

Funding and support for this exhibition is provided in part by Anne Arundel County, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, The Helena Foundation, Ken's Creative Kitchen, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Estate of Elizabeth Myers Mitchell, Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors, Members of the Mitchell Gallery, the Mitchell Gallery Endowment, Mitchell Gallery Next Generation Committee, the John and Hilda Moore Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment, and the Clare Eddy and Eugene V. Thaw Fine Arts Fund.


Thanks to the support of our members, these exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.


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2011-2012 Exhibitions


Art of Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art
August 26 – October 16, 2011


Knights, Crooks and Heroes: The Art of American Illustration
October 27 – December 15, 2011


Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color
January 10 – February 12, 2012


Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection
March 2 – April 19, 2012


St. John's College Community Art Exhibition 2012
April 29 - May 13, 2012


Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition 2012

May 24 – June 3, 2012

 

Art of Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art

August 26 – October 14, 2011
The Ulrich Museum of Art has a rich and comprehensive collection of artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries. Nearly 6,000 pieces in its entirety, it includes some of the earliest works of modern art to contemporary performance art pieces. In the past century there have tbeen dramatic changes in how artists think about and present their work, in the public’s perception of artists and their craft, and in the media that artists use to express their ideas. This exhibition offers a chance to explore these themes in depth through the works of artists such as Imogen Cunningham, Robert Henri, Joan Miró, and Gordon Parks.

 

Read "Looking at You Looking at Me: Reflections on Art of Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art" by Emily Stamey, Ulrich Museum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

 


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Robert Henri, Gregorita with the Santa Clara Bowl, 1917.  Oil on canvas, 32 x 26 in. Collection of the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Gift of Mr. Arthur Kincade in memory of his wife, Josephine Kincade

 

 

August 26
Members Preview Reception. Be the first to view the exhibition at this
elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only.

 

September 18
Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of
the "Art of Our Time" exhibition, at 3 p.m.

 

September 18
Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg
will lead a tour of the "Art of Our Time" exhibit followed by a hands-on
workshop from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

 

September 21
"Art of Our Time" curator, Emily Stamey, will lecture on "Go Figure" at
7:30 p.m. in the Conversation Room.

 

October 5
Seminar. Artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John's tutor David Townsend will
lead an exhibit-related seminar, "To Look, To See," at 7 p.m. Space is limited.
Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556 to register.

 

October 6
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a tour of
"Art of Our Time," followed by a discussion of a related book, from 2:30 to
4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

 

October 12
Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk
on the "Art of Our Time" exhibit from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

 


Art of Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University is organized by the Ulrich Museum of Art.  The exhibition has been generously supported by the National  Endowment for the Arts, Emprise Bank, Joan S. Beren Foundation, Edward and Helen Healy, Harry Pollak, Richard D. Smith and Sondra M. Langel, Jon and Kelly Callen, Mike and Dee Michaelis, Jayne S. Milburn, Christine F. Paulsen-Polk and the Wichita State University Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research.

 


Knights, Crooks and Heroes: The Art of American Illustration

October 27 – December 15, 2011
This exhibition includes 40 works of more than 20 illustrators from the “Golden Age of American Illustration,” 1880-1930. Illustrations for classic stories such as Captain Blood, A Voice in the Rice, Les Misérables, The Count of Monte Cristo, With Cortes the Conqueror, An Old Fashioned Girl, and The Scottish Chiefs are representedby artists Dean Cornwell, Harvey Dunn, J.C. Leyendecker, Howard Pyle, Mead Schaeffer, Frank Schoonover, Jessie Willcox Smith, N.C. Wyeth and others.

 


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N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945)
Bruce on the Beach, 1921
Oil on canvas
Kelly Collection of American Illustration 

 

 

October 30
Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg
will lead a tour of the "Knights, Crooks and Heroes" exhibit followed by a
hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

 

November 1
Collectors Program Discussion. Collectors Richard Kelly and Robert
Horvath will discuss their respective collections at 7:30 p.m.

 

November 13
Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of
the "Knights, Crooks and Heroes" exhibition, at 3 p.m.

 

November 17
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a tour of
"Knights, Crooks and Heroes," followed by a discussion of N.C. Wyeth: A Biography by David Michaelis, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Lucinda Edinberg, art educator and curator of the exhibition, will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or Kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 

December 7
Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk
on the "Knights, Crooks and Heroes" exhibit from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

 

December 7 
Next Generation Happy Hour. View the "Knights, Crooks and Heroes" exhibition. $15 for open bar and appetizers in the Francis Scott Key Lobby from 6-8 p.m. Read more and register online, or call 410-626-2881 for questions.

 

This exhibition courtesy of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration, the Robert Horvath Collection, St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, Delaware, John Schoonover, Schoonover Studios, Ltd., and Dorothy M. Wallace.

 



 


Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color

January 10 – February 12, 2012
Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998) was a well-regarded painter and teacher who had an extremely fruitful career for 70 years. Her paintings, drawings, and designs span an incredible range of subjects and ideas, and range from engaging with her heritage and the struggles of the African-American community, to landscapes, still-life, and the human form. Her emphasis on lines and patterns, bright, vivid colors, and strong compositions in her work make this exhibition an absorbing study of technique and narrative by an eminent American artist.

 


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Lois Mailou Jones, Mere du Senegal, 1985


Loïs Mailou Jones is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, N.C., in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

 

January 15 
Opening Reception & Family Program.
 Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Loïs Mailou Jones” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

January 25 
Lecture
. Lucinda Edinberg, Art Educator of the Mitchell Gallery, will discuss “Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color” at 7 p.m.

February 2 
Book Club.
 Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a tour of “Loïs Mailou Jones,” followed by a discussion of a related book, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

February 8 
Art Express.
 Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Loïs Mailou Jones” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.  

February 12 
Sunday Afternoon Tour.
 Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Loïs Mailou Jones” exhibition at 3 p.m. 

 




Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection

March 2 – April 19, 2012
Many people are familiar with Shaker-style furniture and the Shaker philosophy of “form follows function,” but few are aware of the extent of their craftsmanship and the influence that their beliefs had on the making and use of everyday objects. Faith and Edward Deming Andrews spent nearly 40  years (1920s-1960s) collecting objects from Shaker communities; in their collecting process and research made the Shaker way of life more accessible to scholars, collectors, and the general public. This exhibition showcases furniture and art traditionally associated with the Shakers, as well as the small objects, manuscripts, and tools that formed the warp and weft of their daily lives. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about one of America’s best recognized but least understood communities.

 

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Round Carrier with handle
Pine, ash with yellow wash, 19th c.
Andrews Collection, Hancock Shaker Village


“Gather Up the Fragments” is organized by Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.

 

March 2
Members Preview Reception. Be the first to view the “Andrews Shaker Collection” exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only.

March 4 
Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Andrews Shaker Collection” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 

March 8 
Lecture
. Exhibition curator Christian Goodwillie will discuss “Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection” at 7:30 p.m.

March 21 
Seminar. St. John’s Tutor David Townsend and Artist Ebby Malmgren will lead an exhibit-related seminar at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556 to register. 

March 25 
Sunday Afternoon Tour.  Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Andrews Shaker Collection” exhibition at 3 p.m.  

March 29 
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a tour of the “Andrews Shaker Collection,” followed by a discussion of a related book, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

April 4 
Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Andrews Shaker Collection” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.  

 

 

Other Exhibits, Lectures, and Workshops

April 4 
Exhibit opens
. “Shape and Shadow: Photographs by Wil Scott” opens in the Lillian Vanous Nutt Room, Greenfield Library, through May 13, 2012.

 

April 10 
Lecture. Architect Chip Bohl will discuss “Richard Neutra’s Mellon Hall at St. John’s College” at 7:30 p.m.

 


St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition 2012

April 29 - May 13, 2012
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.

 


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Grace Tyson, A'13
"Lady with Parasol"
Oil on toned canvas


April 29
St. John’s College Opening Reception. Celebrate the opening of the “Community Art Exhibition” with artists from 3 to 5 p.m.

May 3 
Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a tour of the exhibition, followed by a discussion of a related book, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.

 

May 8 
Artists Workshop. Artist Jean Brinton Jaecks will give a historical overview of the materials, including their use and origins, and techniques utilized by manuscript artists from the 6th to the 14th centuries at 7 p.m. Open to Mitchell Gallery artist members only. Space is limited.

 




Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition 2012

→ Call for entries: Download submission guidelines and entry form

 

May 24 – June 3, 2012
The Mitchell Gallery is pleased to present this all-county, juried, multi-media biennial exhibition of artists who live or work in Anne Arundel County. Two- and three-dimensional artwork created in the last three years will be on display.

 

May 24 
Juried
 Artists Opening Reception. Celebrate the opening of the “Anne Arundel County Juried” exhibition with artists and juror Katherine Blood from 4 to 6 p.m.

 


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2010-2011 Exhibits and Programs


August 27 – October 10, 2010: 
The Art of Still Life from The Baltimore Museum of Art


October 22 – December 16, 2010: 
Of Water, Fields, and Bricks: The Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine


January 16 – February 20, 2011: 
Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation


March 3 – April 16, 2011: 
The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art


May 1 – 15, 2011: 
St. John's College Community Art Exhibition 2011


June 18 – 25, 2011: 
"The Art of the Book" Exhibition 2011

 


The Art of Still Life from The Baltimore Museum of Art

August 27 – October 10, 2010
This exhibition spans a history of more than 350 years of one of the most celebrated subjects in art. Artists’ fascination with objects and the challenges of interpreting them is a theme throughout art history. Whether the subject is beautiful or mundane, artists have created inspiring compositions that breathe new life into our often overlooked objects of daily life. This exhibition chronicles the rich history of still life painting and includes James Peale, Severin Roesen, Pierre-August Renoir, Childe Hassam, Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Fairfield Porter, Max Weber and Romare Bearden.

This exhibition is organized and circulated by The Baltimore Museum of Art.


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Severin Roesen, Still Life: Wine and Fruit, after 1855, oil on canvas. 
The Baltimore Museum of Art: 
Purchase with exchange funds from Mrs. Hugh J. Chisholm Fund BMA 1983.8.

 

August 27  Member Preview Reception. Be the first to view the exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres VIP reception, from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

September 8  Still Life Workshop.  Artist Mary Arthur will lead a still life drawing workshop with conté crayon and paper, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Mitchell Gallery membership is required.  Call 410-626-2556 to register. 

 

September 12  Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Still Life” exhibit followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

 

September 15  Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Still Life” exhibit from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.  Juice and sodas will be provided. 

 

September 22  Seminar. Artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John’s tutor Elliott Zuckerman will lead an exhibit-related seminar, “Can a Still Life be a Major Painting?” at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556 to register. 

 

September 30  Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a tour of “Still Life,” followed by a discussion of The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone by Mary Gabriel, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 orKathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 

October 3  Sunday afternoon tour.  Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Still Life” exhibition, at 3 p.m. 

 




Of Water, Fields, and Bricks: The Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine

October 22 – December 16, 2010
Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970), a feature photographer for the Baltimore Sun for more than 40 years, is known for his images of Maryland landmarks and traditions. Bodine’s work has received accolades in Europe and the United States. The first American photographer to have a solo exhibition in Russia since the Russian Revolution (1917), Bodine also won first and second place awards from Popular Photography magazine.  This exhibition includes original gelatin silver prints of his signature subjects of Maryland and its people, from Eastern Shore watermen, to produce pickers, farms, parades, and historic sites.

 

This exhibition is generously loaned by Jennifer B. Bodine.



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A. Aubrey Bodine, ³Amish Boys,² Silver Gelatin, 1957 Image 50-873, © 
Jennifer B. Bodine, A. Aubrey Bodine Collection



October 24  Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of “Water, Fields, and Bricks,” followed by a hands on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 

 

November 10  Gallery Talk.  Jennifer Bodine will give a slide lecture on “Water, Fields, and Bricks,” at 7 p.m.

 

November 14  Sunday Afternoon Tour.  Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of “Water, Fields, and

Bricks,” at 3 p.m.   

December 2  Book Club. Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a docent tour of “Water, Fields, and Bricks” exhibition followed by a discussion of Tom Horton’s An Island Out of Time: A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 

December 8  Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk about “Water, Fields, and Bricks” from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.  Juice and sodas will be provided. 

 



 


Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

January 16 – February 20, 2011
“Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands” brings to life the complex cultures that flourished across an enormous expanse of territory from Northern China and Mongolia into Eastern Europe, and reveals the cross-pollination of cultures throughout a vast region.  This exhibition focuses on the eastern or Asian steppes whose rolling grassy plains are punctuated by snow-topped mountain ranges like the Tien Shan (Heavenly Mountains), and deserts like the Gobi and Taklamakan.  The exquisite and technically sophisticated bronze artworks in the show cast new light on these remote Asian peoples whose history and culture were transmitted solely through oral tradition and who are only now beginning to be understood by scholars.

 

This exhibition is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York.


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Ornament, Northern China or Inner Mongolia, 5th-3rd century BCE



January 18  Lecture and Reception.  Dr. Trudy Kawami, Director of Research for the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, will discuss “Ancient Bronzes of the Grasslands: Who Wore Them and Why?” at 7 p.m.

 

January 29  Children’s Poetry Writing Workshop and Reading.   Poets Natalie Lobe and Ebby Malmgren and docent Judy Nevins will lead this program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ages 8 to 11.  Call 410-626-2556 to register.

 

February 6  Sunday Afternoon Tour.  Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Ancient Bronzes” exhibition, at 3 p.m. 

 

February 10  Book Club. Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a tour of the “Ancient Bronzes” exhibition followed by a discussion of Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Cities and Treasures of Chinese Central Asia by Peter Hopkirk, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 

February 16  Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Ancient Bronzes” exhibit from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.  Juice and sodas will be provided. 

 



 


The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

March 3 – April 16, 2011
This exhibition of 50 Edo period (1603-1868) prints reveals an intimate history of Japanese print collecting in the South in the early 20th century.  With the help of internationally know ukiyo-e print expert Frederick Gookin, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art founder Wallace B. Rogers created a superb collection in the 1920’s.  Gookin’s expertise and Rogers’s funding yielded a collection rich in the works of Hiroshige, and expansive enough to include Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, and other important printmakers.  The prints encompass all of the ukiyo-e subjects: beautiful women, actors and the theater, landscapes, narrative scenes, and decorative themes.

 

The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi Tour Management by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri


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Utagawa Hiroshige  (1797-1858)
Number 51: Mannen Bridge and the Fukagawa District (1857)
Series: Meisho Yedo Hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo)
Ink on paper

 



March 4  Member Preview Reception. Be the first to view the exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

March 13  Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Ukiyo-e Prints” exhibit followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

 

March 15  Lecture.  Ann Yonemura, Senior Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, will lecture on the “Ukiyo-e Prints” exhibit at 7 p.m.

 

March 17  Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a tour of “Ukiyo-e Prints,” followed by a discussion of the novel Snow Countryby Yasunari Kawabata from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required.Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 

March 20 Sunday Afternoon Tour.  Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Ukiyo-e Prints” exhibition, at 3 p.m. 

 

March 23  Seminar. Artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John’s tutor Nina Haigney will lead an exhibit-related seminar at 7 p.m. Registration is required.  Please call 410-626-2556.

 

April 6  Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Ukiyo-e Prints” exhibit from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.  Juice and sodas will be provided. 

 



 


St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition 2011

May 1 – 15, 2011
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.

 

May 1  Opening Reception 3 to 5 p.m.

 

May 5  Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 

 


The Art of the Book

June 17 – 25, 2011
 "The Art of the Book", a special exhibit at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, will feature works by more than 45 local and regional artists. These artists will create two- or three-dimensional works inspired by books to be sold in a blind and silent auction, occurring both online and in the gallery; proceeds of this fundraiser benefit the Mitchell Gallerys education programs.

 

For more information, visit the link above or contact: Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 


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Funding and Support

Funding and support for these exhibitions is provided in part by Anne Arundel County, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, the Maryland State Arts Council, Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors, Members of the Mitchell Gallery, the Mitchell Gallery Endowment, Mitchell Gallery Next Generation Committee, the National Endowment for the Arts, William Paca Beatson, Jr., Frederick Graul, The Helena Foundation, the Estate of Mrs. Carleton Mitchell, the Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment,  and the Clare Eddy and Eugene V. Thaw Fine Arts Fund.

 

Thanks to the support of our members, these exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.



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2009-2010 Exhibits and Programs

 

Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition
May 27 - June 10, 2010


The Mitchell Gallery is pleased to present this all-county, juried, multi-media biennial exhibition of artists living in Anne Arundel County.  Works created in diverse media within the last two years will be on display and the exhibit will feature both two- and three-dimensional artwork. Click here for Image & Imagination Prospectus PDF


March 19 -- deadline to submit entries for the exhibition.


May 27 – Opening Reception 
Join artists and the juror from 4 to 6 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Image & Imagination and the announcement of the Mitchell Gallery 50/50 raffle.


St. John's College Community Art Exhibition
May 2 - 16, 2010

 

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.

 

May 2 – Opening Reception
Opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m.

 

May 6 – Book Club 
Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a discussion of the book, The Art Spirit by Robert Henri, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Meet in the Mitchell Gallery.  For information, contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 

James Earl: Drawings, Sketchbooks, and Prints
April 6 – May 16, 2010

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James Earl, Metro Test (1974), Silkscreen Print

 

 

When James Earl saw Andy Warhol’s silk-screened Brillo Boxes at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1973, it sparked an enduring interest in art.  Subsequently, he began to make silkscreen prints, do etchings, and take drawing classes.  In 1982, these activities led to a BA degree in studio art from the University of Maryland.
 
For thirty years, Earl has carried a pocket sketchbook to record scenes from his life in pencil, ink, and watercolor.  Many of these drawings have been developed into prints that will be on display, along with ten original sketchbooks, in the Lillian Vanous Nutt Room of the Greenfield Library. 

 

For library hours, please visit the library's webpage or call 410-626-2548.
Free and open to the public.



Funding and support for this exhibition is provided by the 
Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment.

 

From La Serenissima to the Eternal City: The Grand Tour in 18th Century Venice and Rome
March 14 - April 23, 2010

This exhibition is generously funded by the Helena Foundation.

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Leonardo Carlo Coccorante, Italian, (1680-1750) 
Port of Ostia During a Tempest, 1740s 
Oil on canvas
Collection of the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 61.030.000

 

This exhibition includes prints, drawings, paintings and sculptures as subjects of the Grand Tours in 18th and 19th-century Venice and Rome. The Grand Tours, primarily associated with aristocratic British and American young men, served to polish the culmination of their classical education. This exhibition focuses on the theme of their education abroad, including the journey and sites seen, attitudes toward antiquity, souvenirs and works brought home, all seen in the context of their background in classical literature.

 

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March 13 – Venetian Carnival: A Night of Guilty Pleasures

The Mitchell Gallery continues its 20th anniversary celebration with an evening of art, music, dance, Italian food and wine, and games of chance. Hosted by the Mitchell Gallery Next Generation. 

 

March 14 – Opening Reception & Family Program
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of The Grand Tour exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30-5 p.m.

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Giovanni Paolo Panini, Italian, (1691-1765) 
Interior of the Pantheon, Rome, 1734 
Oil on canvas
Asbjorn R. Lunde Collection
Photo: Todd Weinstein

 

March 18 – Book Club 
Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a docent tour of The Grand Tour exhibition followed by a discussion of the book, The Real Thing by Henry James, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. For information, contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 

March 24 – Gallery Talk
Eric Denker and David Gariff, curators of the “the Grand Tour” exhibition, will share their insights on this rich, vibrant collection of paintings on March 24 at 7 p.m.  In the 1700s  aristocratic young men (and in later years women) primarily from England and America embarked on a Grand Tour. They trekked to continental Europe to explore the roots of western civilization and its cultural legacy, and be exposed to the refinement of high society. The splendor of ancient Rome and grand spectacle of Venice drew countless Grand Tourists and it is these journeys that the artists in “the Grand Tour” exhibition celebrate.

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Antonio Joli, Italian, (1700-1777) 
Procession of Gondolas in the Bacino di San Marco, Venice,1742
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Gift of Mrs. Barbara Hutton, 1945.15.2
 

Both Denker and Gariff are senior lecturers at the National Gallery of Art. Denker obtained his doctorate in art history from the University of Virginia and is adjunct professor at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy and at Georgetown University.He has curated numerous shows and published widely, including No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice by Judith Martin and Eric Denker. Gariff is adjunct professor of art history at The Catholic University of America. David has lectured and written widely on topics related to the Italian Renaissance and modern art and film. His book, The World’s Most Influential Painters and the Artists They Inspired, explores the theme of artistic influence and inspiration in Western painting.

 

April 14 - Art Express
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on The Grand Tour exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.


April 20 – Seminar
Artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John’s seniors Thea Chimento and Chase McKelvy will lead an exhibit-related seminar in the Gallery at 7 p.m.  Space is limited and registration is required (410-626-2556).

 

 

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Joyce J. Scott, "P. Melon," 1994
Beads, thread, glass 
Courtesy of Goya Contemporary


The Wine Dark Sea: Works by Joyce J. Scott & Friends
January 17 - February 26, 2010


Internationally known Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott and five fellow artists collaborate on an exploration inspired by         Homer'sOdyssey.  Their two and three-dimensional works are based on vibrant folk art, the African-American tradition, pop culture, social justice, and global issues. The works, created by Scott, Ellen Burchenal, Linda DePalma, Oletha DeVane, Leslie King-Hammond and Patti Tronolone, cover a broad range of mediums, including glass, works on paper, sculpture, beadwork, and mixed media.

 

January 24 – Opening Reception & Family Program
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the Joyce J. Scott exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30-5 p.m.

 

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Oletha DeVane
Persephone (2007)
"spirit bottle" mixed media

January 27 - Art Express
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on The Wine Dark Sea exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.

 

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Joyce J. Scott, "Candidate Obama," 2008 
Assemblage, screenprint, paper, paint
Courtesy of Snyderman-Works Galleries


February 4 – Book Club 
Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a docent tour of the Joyce J. Scott exhibition followed by a discussion of the poem, “Thomas and Beulah” by Rita Dove, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. For information, contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 orkathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 

February 7 – Gallery Talk
Artist Joyce J. Scott will discuss The Wine Dark Sea exhibition on view at 4 p.m.

 

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Patti Tronolone
Odysseus dreams of a way home (2009)
Oil on paper

 

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Joe Dickey, Open vessel in elm       

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Allen Alexopulos, Finialed hollow-form, spalted oak and blackwood


Works by the Chesapeake Woodturners
November 10 – December 18, 2009

 

The Chesapeake Woodturners present lathe-turned works in foreign and domestic woods, functional and decorative, small and large. Work at the lathe brings the endless challenge of revealing the distinctive beauty of wood in what may have begun as a battered storm-damaged tree across the street or a gnarled root burl from a distant country.

 

Founded in 1992 to promote woodturning in the Annapolis region, the Chesapeake Woodturners sponsor skill-building workshops, public demonstrations of their craft, and a network for intechange and expansion of members' skills and ideas.

 

Please call 410-626-2548 for library hours or visit the College website www.stjohnscollege.edu. Free and open to the public.

 

Funding and support for this exhibition is provided by the Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment.

 

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Mary Ellen Mark, "Mother Teresa, Calcutta," 1980 
Gelatin Silver Print 
copyright Mary Ellen Mark


The Camera’s Muse: Photographic Portraits from the Collection of Robert M. Infarinato
November 1 - December 17, 2009


During the early 20th-century, the artistic merit of photography was fiercely debated. This collection, on loan from Robert Infarinato, includes photographs by masters such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Ruth Bernhard, and Edward Steichen.  The collection’s emphasis is on portraits of subjects in all kinds of settings, from formal “seated” portraits to candid “situational” shots. The portraits encourage a greater understanding of what is revealed through the photographer’s lens, and a thoughtful examination of prints that were instrumental in pioneering this new medium.

 

November 1   Interpretive Reading, Opening Reception & Family Program. Part I: Annapolis actor, writer, and musician Tim King, and musician John Starr will give an exhibit-related presentation at 2:30 p.m.  Part II: Art educator Lucinda Edinberg will introduce collector Robert Infarinato and co-lead a tour of The Camera’s Muse followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

 

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Ed Kashi, "Living Legend, Frankie Manning (1914-2009), 1998 
Gelatin Silver Print on paper 
copyright Ed Kashi


November 12 - Book Club
Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a docent tour of The Camera's Muse exhibition followed by a discussion of The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. For information, contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 orkathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.


November 18 - Art Express
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on The Camera's Muse exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.


December 2 - Gallery Talk
Collector Robert Infarinato will give a tour at 7 p.m. of the photographs in his collection on view in The Camera's Muse.

 

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School of Fishes by Arman, 1982
        Welded steel and visegrips


Tools In Motion: Works From The Hechinger Collection
August 26 - October 21, 2009


August 28 - Preview reception
Join members of the Mitchell Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. to kick off the Gallery's 20th anniversary and new exhibition season. Membership required. Please call Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 for information.


September 13 - Opening Reception & Family Program
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the Tools in Motion exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30-5 p.m.


September 23 - Art Express
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the Tools in Motion exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.

 

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Prometheus by Maria Josephy, 1980
        Mixed media including hardware


September 27 - Sunday Afternoon Tour
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a talk on the Tools in Motion exhibition at 3 p.m.

 

September 29 - Seminar
Artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John's College tutor Judy Seeger, will lead an exhibit-related seminar at 7 p.m. in the Gallery. Space is limited and the reading may be purchased from the college bookstore (410-626-2540). REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (410-626-2556).

 

October 1 - Book Club
Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a docent tour of the Tools in Motion exhibition followed by a discussion of House by Tracy Kidder from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. For information, contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 

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Man on a Limb by Stephen Hansen, 1985
        Papier-mâché


October 6 - Lecture
Join Tools in Motion curator Sarah Tanguy for her lecture, "The Secret Lives of Tools," on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. For more information call 410-626-2556.

 

October 14 - Workshop for Artists
Master framer Eric Zacharias will discuss Framing Fundamentals on Wednesday, October 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. *REGISTRATION AND MITCHELL GALLERY MEMERBERSHIP ARE REQUIRED. Call 410-626-2556.

 

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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.

 

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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, DC., 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
Art 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 - 3:00 - Tour of A Century on Paper: Prints by Art Students League Artists in the Mitchell Gallery
3:00 - 4:30 pm - 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

 

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 Africa exhibition 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 (A'68) 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 (A'68) 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 Benefactor's visit to the Walters Art Museum for private curator's tour of Bedazzled: 5000 Years of Jewelry. For information, contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or 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. Followed by a members preview reception 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, 3:00 p.m.

 

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2007-2008 Exhibits and Programs

 

Hammond Harwood House
Goldsborough Family Portrait Exhibition

Saturday, June 17-July 8, 2008


Organized by the Hammond Harwood House, this exhibition will focus on American Colonial Era Painter, John Hesselius (1728-1778). The exhibition will bring together, for the first time to the general public, four portraits of Henrietta Maria Tilghman Robins Goldsborough. Additional family portraits and silver pieces belonging to the sitter and other family members will also be on display.

 

Opening Reception - June 16
Exhibit curator, Lisa Mason-Chaney, curator at the Hammond-Harwood House, and her associates invite you to sneak a peek and enjoy appetizers. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $15 in advance.

 

Lecture Series
In the St. John's College Conversation Room, Mellon Hall.

 

 

$20 per lecture or $35 for both. To purchase in advance please visit www.hammondharwoodhouse.org . Member discount: $15/lecture or $:30 for both.

 

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Kathryn O'Grady, Watermelon (2008), oil on canvas
Best Two-Dimensional

 

Image and Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition.
May 28- June 11

The Mitchell Gallery is pleased to present this all-county, juried, multi-media exhibition of artists living in Anne Arundel County. 59 works created in diverse media within the last two years will be on display and the exhibit will feature both two- and three-dimensional artwork. The exhibition juror, Stephen Bennett Phillips, is a nationally known curator at the Phillips Collection with more than 15 years experience. Mitchell Gallery; for more information call 410-626-2556.

 

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Martin Beadle, Horned Man (2007), mixed media
Best in Show

 

June 1
Opening reception. Families are welcome to this event, held at the Mitchell Gallery, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information on gallery events call 410-626-2556.

 

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Jeremy G. Welsh, #35-The Conversation (2007), MDF, lacquer, acrylic
Best Three-Dimensional

 

SPECIAL EVENT - SAVE THE DATE
"Next Generation: pARTy Beneath the Stars"
Saturday, June 7


June 7
Next Gen Wine Raffle Fund-raiser. The Next Generation of the Mitchell Gallery presents "pARTy Beneath the Stars," featuring a wine raffle to benefit the Mitchell Gallery Education Fund; "pARTy Beneath the Stars" will be held in the Mellon Hall Café and Courtyard at St. John's College on Saturday, June 7, from 8 to 11 p.m. This lively evening of Latin music, food, and drink features a viewing of the "Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition" and live music by The Pan American Rhythm Project. Members and nonmembers (attendees must be at least 21 years old) are welcome to attend this event. Admittance is &40 for Mitchell Gallery members (attendees can join the Gallery that evening) and $55 for non-members. For more information please contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or kathy.dulisse@sjca.edu.

 

St. John's College Community Art Exhibition.
April 27 - May 11

This annual exhibition of works by the St. John's College community is a diverse collection of ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, textiles, and photographs, elegantly represents the artistic talent of the community. Mitchell Gallery; for more information call 410-626-2556.

 

April 25
Opening reception for "St. John's College Community Art Exhibition." Mitchell Gallery, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information call 410-626-2556.

 

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Jasper Johns, Hatching Patterns, 1976 
(four-color lift ground aquatint and drypoint in orange, green, violet and white from four copper plates).
Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Robert Motherwell & Jasper Johns: Poetic Works as Metaphor.
March 11 - April 18

Robert Motherwell was a pioneer and principal advocate of Abstract Expressionism. Jasper Johns was one of the leaders responsible for the break-through from Abstract Expressionism to the types of Pop Art and Minimal Art that succeeded it. The 50 prints included in this exhibition, 19 lithographs by Motherwell and 31 etchings by Johns, relate to their literary collaborations with writers. Mitchell Gallery event, for more information call 410-626-2556.

 

March 13 - Gallery Talk
David Gariff, lecturer in the Department of Adult Programs at the National Gallery of Art, will give a gallery talk on the Motherwell-Johns exhibition, at 4:00 p.m.; for more information call 41-626-2556.

 

March 16 - Opening Reception and Family Program
Opening reception and family program for "Robert Motherwell and Jasper Johns: Poetic Works as Metaphor," followed by a hands-on workshop with art educator Lucinda Edinberg. From 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Mitchell Gallery, for more information call 410-626-2556.

 

March 26 - Art Express
Art educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a 30-minute "brown bag" gallery talk on the Motherwell-Johns exhibition, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. For more information call 410-626-2556.

 

March 30 - Sunday Afternoon Tour
3:00 p.m. tour of the Motherwell-John's exhibition with art educator Lucinda Edinberg. For more information call 410-626-2556.

 

April 16 - Poetry Reading
Poets Nancy Arbuthnot, J. Wesley Clark, and Ebby Malmgren will read poems inspired by the Motherwell-Johns exhibition in the Gallery at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 410-626-2556.

 

William Blake from the Syracuse University Art Gallery and Special Collections at E.S. Bird Library.
January 8 -February 29

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William Blake, the English artist and poet, lived in a time characterized by academic, social, and civil revolution. Blake's art portrays this changing world and presents examples of his shift from uniform letterings and designs toward a distinctive style, seen in this exhibition from the Syracuse University Art Collection, including printmaking projects from "Fables" (1793), "Songs of Innocence" (1789), and "The Book of Job" (1825-1826). Mitchell Gallery event; for more information call 410-626-2556.

 

January 13 - Opening Reception and Family Program 
Opening reception and family program for "William Blake from the Syracuse University Art Gallery and Special Collections at E.S. Bird Library", from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mitchell Gallery; for more information call 410-626-2556.

 

January 23 - Art Express
Art educator Lucinda Edinburg will give a 30-minute "brown bag" gallery talk about the "William Blake" exhibition, from 12:25 - 12:45 p.m.

 

January 29 or February 6
Artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John's College tutor Thomas May will lead a seminar related to the "William Blake" exhibit at 7:00 p.m. The seminar begins with a question meant to stimulate thoughtful conversation. Space is limited to 15 particpants per session; the reading may be purchased from the college bookstore by calling 410-626-2540. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call 410-626-2556 to register.

 

February 10 - Gallery Talk
Art educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a talk about the "William Blake" exhibition at 3 p.m.

 

February 19 - Gallery Talk
St John's College tutor David Townsend will give a gallery talk, "William Blake's Flourishing Vision," at 4 p.m

 

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"Mystical Moments" a Blake-inspired evening with the Mitchell Gallery's Next Generation has been cancelled.

The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci
October 30 to December 15


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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) made contributions of the highest magnitude to the fundamental principles of mechanics. His insatiable curiosity about natural phenomenon guided his explorations and inspired him to create the inventions that are actualized in this exhibition of 16 models from The Exhibition Alliance. These models, built in the 1950s by IBM Corporation technicians, bring Leonardo's visionary concepts of physics, mechanics, and art to life. They offer insight onto the principles of inertia and the concepts Leonardo used for his flying machines, spring-driven car, printing press, military tank, and other mechanical devices and measuring tools that are in common use today, more than 500 years after he imagined them.

 

November 4 - Opening Reception and 20-minute Family Tour
An ideal event for families, the opening reception for "The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition and 20-minute tour with art educator Lucinda Edinberg will be followed by a special appearance by performer Ted Brown as Leonardo da Vinci, in the Mitchell Gallery from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information call 410-626-2556.

 

November 7 - Gallery Talk
Bruce Johnson, retired professor of Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy, will discuss the models on view in the "The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition in the Mitchell Gallery, at 7 p.m. For more information call 410-626-2556.

 

November 14  - Art Express
Art educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a 30-minute lunchtime gallery talk about the "The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition, in the Mitchell Gallery, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. For more information call 410-626-2556.

 

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December 9 - Gallery Talk
Sunday afternoon gallery talk on "The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci"exhibition with art educator Lucinda Edinberg, in the Mitchell Gallery, at 3 p.m. For more information call 410-626-2556.

 

The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits
August 25-October 21



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Traditional, commissioned portraits, and experimental self-portraits in this exhibit from the Syracuse University Art Collection reveal 51 individuals, including James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, Charlie Chaplin, C.S. Lewis, and Pablo Casals. The show includes works in a variety of media by Milton Avery, Chuck Close, Leonard Baskin, Edward Steichen, Norman Rockwell, and Anders Zorn.


September 14 - Curator's Talk
David Prince, associate director, Syracuse University Art Galleries, will give a gallery talk, "All the World's a Stage: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits from the Syracuse University Art Collection" in relation to The Artist Revealed exhibition at 4:00 p.m. in the gallery.


September 16 - Opening Reception and 20-minute Family Tour
Reception and tour of the exhibition, followed by a hands-on workshop with art educator Lucinda Edinberg from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.


September 26 or October 2 - Seminar
On Wednesday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. or Tuesday, October 2, local artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John's College tutor emeritus and artist Elliott Zuckerman will lead an exhibit-related seminar in the gallery. Space is limited, and the reading may be purchased from the college bookstore (410-626-2540). Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556.


September 30 - Gallery Talk
Sunday afternoon gallery talk on The Artist Revealed exhibition by art educator Lucinda Edinberg at 3:00 p.m.

 

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"The Return of Rip Van Winkle by John Quidor


Octobert 9 - Slideshow Lecture
St. John's College tutor, Louis Petrich, will compare European and American depictions of historical and fictional characters in portraiture and landscape in "American Virtues: Portraits from the New World" in the Conversation Room, at 4:00 p.m.


October 10 - Art Express
Art educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on "The Artist Revealed" exhibition, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.


October 10 - Materials Workshop for Artists
On Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m., Ray Doty, representative from Winsor and Newton and Liquitex, will discuss the history of the company, now celebrating 175 years, and lead a hands-on materials workshop on pigments, paints, and surface in "About Artist's Materials Today."


**REGISTRATION AND MITCHELL GALLERY MEMBERSHIP ARE REQUIRED. Call 410-626-2556


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2011 Travel Program to the Dordogne (Archive)


→ See the 2013 Travel Program to Greece and Turkey!

 

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The Mitchell Gallery sponsored its first travel program with a trip to the Dordogne River valley in France in May 2011. “Village Life in the Dordogne” captured the traditional rhythms of daily life in this beautiful valley, an enchanting world of rich culture and history, fine food, and one of the few places on earth where we can see the work of the first human artists.

 

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This was a small-group travel experience, limited to 20 participants. Our group stayed in the charming family-owned Plaza Madeleine in one of Europe’s most beautiful and intact medieval villages, Sarlat-la-Canéda.

 

Visits to the spectacular cave art of Rouffignac, Lascaux and Cap Blanc—three UNESCO World Heritage sites—were followed by retracing the steps of medieval pilgrims to the sacred cliff-side village of Rocamadour. We also visited the ramparts of a 12th century castle, the beautiful 17th and 18th century gardens at Manoir d’Eyrignac, sailed aboard a traditional gabare on the Dordogne River, and explored Sarlat’s lively outdoor market. A Pre-Program to Bordeaux was also offered.

 

Pamela McKee, membership chair for the Mitchell Gallery, notes that the destination and details were chosen for the inclusion of a visit to Cap Blanc, rare for a group tour. “I’ve visited Cap Blanc twice before, and it takes my breath away. This beautiful sculpture of horses, bison and reindeer was created over 15,000 years ago, and is the only frieze of prehistoric sculptures open to the public in the world. Cap Blanc is perhaps the birthplace of artistic composition by humans on this planet.”

 

For further information about the Mitchell Gallery’s next travel program to Tuscany, Italy, please contact Pamela McKee, at 410-263-2610 or pmckee7@verizon.net.

 

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Celebrating 20 Years of The Mitchell Gallery


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June 1987  
In a letter to St. John’s President William Dyal, Elizabeth “Zibby” Myers Mitchell agrees to fund an art gallery at St. John’s College.


September 1989  
Senator and Mrs. Julian Lapides become the first Mitchell Gallery members. Senator Lapides chairs the first membership campaign.


September 1989
Mitchell Gallery grand opening with “Image and Word,” curated by Burton Blistein, the first gallery director.
Inaugural Preview Reception hosted by Anna E. Greenberg.


November 1989   
Architectural firm Weller, Fishback, and Bohl receives a citation from the American Institute of Architects for the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery and Mellon Hall renovations.


January 1989
John B. Moore Jr. chairs the first meeting of the Mitchell Gallery Committee.


September 1990
“Art of Our Time: Works on Paper from the Olga Hirshhorn Collection” opens with a visit from collector Olga Hirshhorn.


January 1991
Hydee Schaller joins the Mitchell Gallery staff.


September 1992
“Coming of Age of American Sculpture: The First Decades of the Sculptors Guild, 1930s-1950s” results in a gift to the college of major sculpture from participating artist Robert Cronbach.


March 1993
“Subjects: Prints & Multiples by Jonathan Borofsky 1982-1991” opens with a visit from artist Jonathan Borofsky.


September 1993
“The Eye of the Collector: Ludwig and Rosy Fischer and the Rise of German Expressionist Art” opens with a visit from collector Anna Fischer.


September 1994
Robert Giddings hosts a black-tie reception at the Blue Heron Center, Quiet Waters Park to attract new Gallery members.


February 1996
Art educator Lucinda Edinberg joins the Gallery staff. Family events, school tours, Art  Express, and other exhibit-related events for the community are launched.


April 1996
“Space and Place: Mapmaking East and West” is curated by St. John’s tutor Cordell Yee.


April 1996
 “Auction of the Finer Things” with bestselling author Peter Mayle and co-chaired by Maryanne Spencer and Judi Kardash.


June 1999
“The Fine Art of Craft: National Craft Show of Maryland,” organized with the Maryland Federation of Art and the League of Maryland Craftsmen, opens.


October 1999
“10th Anniversary Wine Auction and Celebration of a Decade” takes place with Judith Martin, aka, “Miss Manners.”


Midnight on New Year’s Eve 2000
Maryanne Spencer becomes new chairman of the Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors. John B. Moore Jr. is honored as chairman emeritus.


January 2000
The Mitchell Gallery launches its first endowment campaign. The  Junior Membership Program is launched and enrolls 25 members during the opening reception for “The Phelan Collection of Western Art.” 


February 2000
“Chairs! Chairs! Chairs! Reception and Auction” fundraiser is a success.


September 2000
The Mitchell Gallery Committee of the St. John’s Friends Board becomes The Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors.


November 2000
A focus group of people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s is held to discuss how to attract a younger audience to the Mitchell Gallery.


November 2001
The group that will later be called The Mitchell Gallery Next Generation, created to attract a younger audience,  holds its first event during the “Josef Albers” exhibition.


March 2003
“Celebration of Life: Graphic Works by Alexander Calder” opens.


June 2004
 The Mitchell Gallery’s first biennial exhibition, “small to Large: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition,” with juror Wil Scott, opens.  


November 2004
Next Generation’s celebration, “An Evening with Rembrandt and Friends,” is held in conjunction with “Rembrandt: The Consummate Etcher and Other 17th-Century Printmakers.”


March 2005
“Heroes, Villains, and Mermaids: The Fantastical World of Ronald Markman” opens.


August 2005
The Mitchell Gallery is awarded a $5,000 grant from the Smithsonian Community Grant Program, funded by Metlife Foundation, for “Magic, Myths, and Minerals: Chinese Jades from the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery” public programs.


October 2005
The Gallery presents “Reflections: Celebrating 16 Years of the Mitchell Gallery,” an online and live art auction and fundraiser.


February 2006 
Next Generation’s festive party, “Swing into Art,” is held in conjunction with “The Art of Music from the Baltimore Museum of Art”


June 2006
Next Generation’s “Champagne in the Courtyard Opening Reception” is held for the second biennial juried exhibition, with jurors Carla Massoni and Larry Schroth.


September 2006 
Dennis Younger is named chairman of the Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors.


February 2007
 Next Generation’s “Hot Light/Cool Art: A Return to the 20th Century” dance party is held in conjunction with “Graphics by 20th Century Masters from the Cochran Collection.”


June 2008 
Next Generation’s “pARTy Beneath the Stars” celebrates the third biennial juried exhibition, with juror, Stephen Phillips.


November 2008
Next Generation’s “Leonardo” festivities close “The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci.”


January 2009
Next Generation’s “Spirit of Africa” reception celebrates “The Spirit of Africa” exhibition.


May  2009
“Sketchbook to Suspension: Trajectories in the Age of Synthesis," curated by Helen C. Frederick, opens. 

 

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