Makers Among Us
On exhibit September 3 – November 22, 2020
Makers Among Us is a group exhibit featuring young, emerging visual artists living within the Sandy Spring community. The show highlights the freedom, imperfections, creativity, and unique perspectives of artists who may not have experience and/or formal training. This exhibition provides a platform for contemporary artists who have had limited opportunity to share their work with the public, and a space for the community to discover new talent and perspectives.
Those interested in participating in this exhibit should fill out the online application.
About the Curator: Gabi Mendick is a self-taught artist who finds that her lack of formal training gives her greater freedom to explore and express her ideas and to experiment with a wide variety of media. She believes art and humor are accessible vehicles to connect with each other; ways to express opinions and emotions that are honest but thoughtful and that can open considerate debate and discussion. Ultimately, Gabi sees art as the best way to begin to understand the most insignificant and the most significant similarities and differences between us. As a self-taught artist, Gabi wanted to give other artists that may have a lack of formal training a platform to express themselves. This is how Makers Among Us was born.
Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino
June 10, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino remembers and honors the memory of Malcolm Davis, a man who influenced and inspired so many to listen and believe their inner hearts. After serving as a minister for twenty years, Davis’s life changed when he took his first ceramics class in 1973. But the spirit of ministering never left him. After perfecting a carbon-trapping Shino glaze, he took the unusual step of publishing the formula for public use. Recognized for his artistry and passion, Davis traveled widely teaching others about pottery. This became his new ministry.
This exhibit brings together Malcolm’s friends, family, and artists to focus on the inner question of why someone devotes themselves to something – in this case, clay.
Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino is supported in part by Judith Davis, Baltimore Clayworks, District Clay and Montgomery Potters.