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“Evidence of Growth” Art Exhibition Features Works by Montgomery College Faculty and Staff
Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Department of Visual Arts and Design currently features its annual faculty and staff exhibition, “Evidence of Growth,” at the King Street Gallery located in the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King Street, Silver Spring. The exhibit features the work of about 40 faculty and staff members working in graphic design, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Students and community members are invited to see the progress and development of this faculty artwork, on display now through January 27. Educators regularly evaluate the progress and growth of students—a work that becomes more meaningful when teachers themselves are involved in the process of learning and engaged in their own growth. This unique exhibit captures the self-reflective, experimental mode of artists who, as educators, nurture the creativity and artistic development of others.
For participating artists, the exhibit is the evidence of many hours of work in the studio. It is the result of critical attempts to capture a gesture, communicate an idea, convey an aesthetic sensibility or discover a new direction.
An annual event, the exhibition is instructive and a valuable part of the process of studying art in an academic setting, an opportunity to see teaching put into practice.
Visitors to the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center are also urged to visit The Maze Gallery on the second floor, currently featuring “Tactile Learning,” the work of Ellen Hill, fall 2011 Artist-in-Residence, until February 1, 2012.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, located immediately behind the Center. For maps and directions please visit http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps.For more information, visit http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions.