Personal Patterns-Panel Discussion at Montgomery College, Cafritz Foundation Arts Center

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invite you to the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus to attend a panel discussion by local artists who are exhibiting works in Personal Patterns on display at the King Street Gallery.  

Panel Discussion Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015  
Time: 4-5 p.m.  
Room: CF 101 Lecture Hall  

The artists who will be on the panel include:  

Joan Belmar, painter and mixed media artist  

Helen Frederick, master printmaker, director of Navigation Press at George Mason University where she is also Professor and coordinator of printmaking. She is founder and former director of Pyramid Atlantic.  

Susan Goldman, master printmaker, founder and director of Lily Press.  

Amber Robles-Gordon, mixed media artist  

Jessica Beels, sculptor and mixed media artist  

Claudia Rousseau, moderator and curator of the exhibit.  

We will be talking about questions that were posed by curator, Claudia Rousseau's essay. We were interested in how an artist's use of pattern might reveal something about his/her sense of identity, express cultural traditions, ethnic or racial origins, and family ties. Might it be used to express an opinion on political or scientific ideas, or a concern for the environment and its current problems? How can pattern communicate emotion and express meaning? Does it invite intimacy or does it tend to hold the viewer at a distance? Is it feminist, or connote feminism, or is it universal? Where does it fit in modern art history?  

Location: Lecture Hall is on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The arts center is located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, which is immediately behind the center. Additional parking is available in the East Campus Garage on Fenton Street with pedestrian access by a bridge and walking path.  

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