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Drawing Exhibit to Open at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, Feb. 5 “Commitment and Similar Acts of Betrayal” Highlights Work of 15 Artists

When an artist commits to traditional drawing mediums and techniques, is he or she betraying the natural desire for experimentation? Does experimentation require an artist to leave behind the tradition of drawing? Or are all bets off? See the results at Montgomery College’s latest art exhibit.

The Sarah Silberman Art Gallery at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus will present “Commitment and Similar Acts of Betrayal: A Contemporary Drawing Exhibit,” beginning Tuesday, February 5. The exhibit is curated by Professor Robin Meyer.

An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is set for Wednesday, February 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show continues through March 1.

This exhibition unites artists who have dedicated themselves to forging new paths and engaging contemporary art dialogue, while also understanding the relevance and reward of the formal aspects of drawing. While some works included in this exhibit employ provoking imagery and content, others are inspired by challenging the concept of what a drawing “is.” Through either lens, “Commitment and Similar Acts of Betrayal” is a reflection of the times in which we live.

A panel discussion including artists from the exhibition will take place on February 11, 2013 at noon in the Gallery. The panel will discuss the role of the arts and the artist in contemporary media, and the dialogue between art and controversial/political images and subject matter.

“Commitment and Similar Acts of Betrayal” highlights 15 national and international artists who have dedicated themselves to forging new paths, and who bring with them an understanding of the relevance and reward of the formal act of drawing. The Sarah Silberman Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the Paul Peck Art Building, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the exhibit, call 240-567-5115.

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