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Exhibition Schedule 2017-18

About Prints: The Legacy of Stanley William Hayter and Atelier 17

January 11 – February 25, 2018

Joan Miró, Composition sur Fond Vert, 1950-1.
Syracuse University Art Collection.
© 2016 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS),
New York / ADAGP, Paris

Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988), a preeminent, influential printmaker, and founder of Atelier 17, was a strong advocate for experimentation and development of new printing techniques as a tool for artistic ideas. Hayter’s personal checklist of distinctive prints and their importance to the understanding of the graphic arts in the 20th century are featured in this exhibition of 54 works. Included are etchings, lithographs and other printmaking techniques by Marc Chagall, Henry Moore, and other significant visionaries and technical innovators such as André Masson, Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Karl Schrag, and Mauricio Lasansky.

This exhibition is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.

Organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries.

January 14 Opening Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “About Prints” exhibition, followed by a hands-on activity from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

January 14 Let the Spirit Sing: A Martin Luther King Celebration concert at 3 p.m. Both programs are free and open to the public.

January 28 Try-It Workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Exhibition-related workshop associated with “About Prints,” led by artist Helen Frederick (helenfrederick.com). Members free; $15 for non-members. No experience necessary. Basic materials will be provided. Limited space, registration is required. Call 410-626-2556. Workshop is now full.

January 28 Curator’s Lecture. Domenic Iacono, Director, Syracuse University Art Galleries, will lecture on “About Prints: The Legacy of Stanley William Hayter and Atelier 17” at 4 p.m. in the Conversation Room, across from the Gallery. Mitchell Gallery members are invited to a wine and cheese reception immediately following the lecture. Become a member here.

February 7 Art Express Lunchtime Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “About Prints” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

February 22 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “About Prints” exhibition followed by a discussion of a section of My Life by Marc Chagall from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Artists Jean Brinton Jaecks and Harry Jaecks will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556.

February 25 Sunday Afternoon Lecture. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “About Prints” exhibition at 3 p.m.

Robert Indiana: Love and Hope

March 8 – April 22, 2018

Robert Indiana Art Mitchell Gallery Annapolis St Johns
Robert Indiana, Book of Love, 1995, Fabricated metal, powder coat, and silkscreen in colors.
Curated by Michael McKenzie/American Image Art.

This retrospective exhibition showcases the iconic short works and numbers created by Robert Indiana, one of America’s foremost living Pop artists. Best known for his dynamic images, “HOPE,” “LOVE,” and “ART,” Indiana draws his inspiration from typography found on signs, factory die cut stencils, logos, and billboards. His latest masterpiece, “Like a Rolling Stone,” a collection featuring 1960s pop culture figure Bob Dylan is also included.

This exhibition of over 50 works brings together the poetry of Indiana and his most famous images—images that remain relevant to American identity and the power of language as seen in his silkscreens, paintings, and sculptures.

Curated by Michael McKenzie/American Image Art.

This exhibition was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

This exhibition is generously supported by Annapolis Subaru.

Annapolis Subaru Logo 2018

Additional support provided by Mark Baganz and Laura Salladin, Deborah Bowerman Coons and Jana Bowerman Sample, Anna E. Greenberg, Tara B. Clifford, and an Anonymous Donor.

Gifts in kind: Annapolis Home, Art Things, Inc., Kathleen McSherry, Up.St.Art Annapolis Magazine, and What’s Up? Media.

March 9 Members Preview Reception. Elegant wine and hors d’oeuvres reception from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only. Call 410-295-5551 to become a member. Become a member here.

March 11 Opening Reception. Exhibition Tour with Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

March 20 Tuesday Try-It. Silkscreen workshop with John Prehn from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Members free; $15 for non-members. Become a member here. No experience necessary. Basic materials provided. Registration required. Call 410-626-2556.

March 21 Art Express Lunchtime Tour. Lunchtime Tour with Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

April 19 Book Club Docent tour of the “Robert Indiana” exhibition followed by a discussion of three Indiana poems from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. St. John’s College tutor David Townsend will lead the discussion. Registration required. Call 410-626-2556.

Mitchell Gallery Robert Indiana Poetry and PicasApril 21 Poetry and Picas: Celebrating Robert Indiana. Poets, both professional and amateur, will create personal poems on any subject related to Hope and Love, on demand! Poems will be created on vintage typewriters! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sites include:

Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College
Hammond-Harwood House
Old Fox Books and Coffee Shop
Brice House
Market House at City Dock
Back Creek Books
Banneker-Douglass Museum
Annapolis Collection Gallery

Program support from Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Four Rivers Heritage Area.

Anne Arundel Public SchoolsFour Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town, and South County.MCAAHC: Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture

April 22 Curator’s Conversation. Longtime Indiana friend, Curator and Founder of American Image Art, Michael McKenzie, will discuss the “Robert Indiana” exhibition at 3 p.m.

St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition 2018

April 29 - May 13, 2018

Journie Kirdain Windows in Mellon Mitchell Gallery Annapolis St Johns
2017 Charles Vernon Moran Prize Winner: "Windows in Mellon" (Clay) by Journie Kirdain (A17).

This annual exhibition is a diverse collection of ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, textiles, and photographs that elegantly represent the artistic talent of the college community.

April 29 Artists Opening Reception and Charles Vernon Moran Prize Announcement from 3 to 5 p.m.

New Dimensions: Works from the Anne Arundel Community College Arts Faculty

May 23 – June 13, 2018

Wilfredo Valladares Lara Taller Mitchell Gallery Annapolis St Johns
Wilfredo Valladares Lara, “Taller” Unmasked series, 2015. Mixed media.

The Visual Arts Faculty at Anne Arundel Community College are active working artists who are represented in some of Maryland’s finest galleries, in addition to their teaching duties. This exhibition of over 40 works highlights the diversity and breadth of their creativity as shown in paintings, prints, photographs, digital arts, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics.

May 23 Artists Opening Reception from 5 to 7 p.m.