In the Arts Program at UMUC hosted With These Hands: The Sculptures of Sy Gresser and Bill Taylor. In planning for that exhibition, the staff of the Arts Program developed a close relationship with Sy Gresser. Sadly, he passed away in November
Born in Agapovka, Russia, in 1947, Noi Volkov grew up in the repressive Soviet Union. He now lives and works outside Baltimore, Maryland, and participates in many shows, such as the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago. Volkov recently had a retrospective of his work, including paintings and ceramics, at UMUC.
Baltimore native Joyce J. Scott is this week's #UMUCArt featured artist. This particular work is perhaps more poignant than the usual narrative found in traditional art forms such as painting or marble sculptures. Many see this work as a reflection of society's unequal treatment of individuals and groups that have been underserved historically. What does this piece say to you?
Our featured #UMUCArt artist this week is Tom Miller. In the artist's own style, he takes us to his own Baltimore neighborhood where we can see a Maryland crab feast ensuing. You can almost imagine the crab picking and hear music in the background as these folks enjoy their feast! What are some of the things you do during a summer weekend?
This painting from Selma Oppenheimer is this week's featured #UMUCArt work. A prime example of the artist's figurative work, this piece was likely painted from sketches that she completed in southern France. Her focus is not on the psychological aspect of the person depicted, but rather on the compositional design to capture a glimpse of humankind in everyday activity. What do you think of this piece?
This week's featured #UMUCArt piece is a perfect example of the fleeting quality of nature. Artist Philip Koch says, while the dead tree is the focal point, the rest of the trees remind him of the woods near where he grew up. This piece has some great fall colors as we come into October.
This week’s #UMUCArt featured work is from Washington, D.C.-born Delilah W. Pierce. Known for her fluid style, which ranged from figurative to abstraction, her colorful compositions are inspired by nature, traditional art historical subjects, and her travels to Europe and Africa. This particular piece can be seen at our Adelphi campus exhibition, Delilah W. Pierce: Natural Perspective. It will be on view, starting tomorrow through January 3, 2016.
Therezinha Castro is this week’s featured #UMUCArt artist. Self-taught, she began painting at age 27. She has said of her own work that the subjects she paints lack specific meaning. She wants to instill a feeling through brilliant colors and lightness and simplicity of themes to bring about a joyful, happy sensation as well as a message of inner peace. How does this painting make you feel?
Our featured #UMUCArt piece this week is from a series of photographs by Chan Chao featuring the women of Santa Monica prison in Lima, Peru. The prison is the site of detention for women from all over the globe caught and implicated in drug-smuggling activities. Santa Monica prison contains an unusually diverse convergence of lives, stories, and needs. What does this photograph say to you?
The is underway! The items in this year's auction are collectible works, created by emerging and established artists from Maryland, D., and Virginia. Bid online and support the arts and scholarships for cybersecurity students.
This week’s #UMUCArt featured work is from Baltimore-born Jeremiah Stermer. A self-taught realist and surrealist painter, he says, "I call myself a realist/surrealist, though I think of my brand of surrealism as being very grounded in tradition." What do you think of this particular piece?
Our featured #UMUCArt artist this week is painter, sculptor, and printmaker Amalie Rothschild. She is best known as an abstract geometric painter and sculptor who often paid homage to historical themes. This work, called "Flag Statement", is part of the UMUC art collection. What are your thoughts on the abstract nature of this piece?