1. Main Gallery
  2. Library Gallery
  3. Resident Artist Gallery

Black History Month 2019

Annual Black History Month Exhibition: Moving Out, Moving In, Moving Up 

January 27–February 28, 2019
Public Reception: Sunday, January 27, 2–5 pm

Migration has been a defining characteristic of the Black experience in the United States since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the American colonies in the early 1600s. But the early 20th century marked a new and important phase in migration as unprecedented numbers of African Americans moved from the rural South to the urban North in search of a better life. Multiple waves of this “Great Migration” would continue during the course of the 20th century into the 21st century as blacks within the United States, as well as black immigrants, moved to and within this country. This exhibit explores the factors spurring black migration and immigration as well as the resulting changes in society on the national, regional, and local levels. This exhibit is curated by the M-NCPPC Black History Program.

Laurel Art Guild 2019

50th Annual Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition

March 9–31, 2019
Public Reception: Sunday, March 10, 2-4 pm

Organized by the Laurel Art Guild, this annual exhibit is juried by a regional professional and showcases works by artists ages 18 and older who live in the Washington metropolitan area and surrounding states. The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, collages, and more. This year will be the 50th-anniversary exhibit. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places and three merit awards. Get involved in your local arts activities and enjoy the support and camaraderie of your fellow artists. Visit the Laurel Art Guild web page for more information.

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April 6–May 26, 2019
Public Reception: Sunday, April 7, 2–4 pm

Text is used as a means of communication. Come investigate the art and installations of various artists who use text in playful and meaningful ways to explore communication and human expression. Lori Boocks, Mark Cameron Boyd, Nancy Daly, Maren Hansen, and Molly Springfield incorporate text through painting, drawing, and installation art.

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38th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition

June 7–July 28, 2019
Public Reception: Friday, June 7, 7–9 pm

The 38th annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition will take place in the Main Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center. Artists from the region will exhibit contemporary sculpture.