Makers Among Us
On Exhibit October 9 – November 23, 2020
Open Fridays 10 am – 8 pm, by reservation only. Admission is by donation.
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October 9, 2020 October 16, 2020 October 23, 2020
October 30, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 13, 2020
November 20, 2020
Makers Among Us features the work of young, emerging visual artists living in the Washington, DC metro area. The exhibit highlights the freedom, imperfections, creativity, and unique perspectives of artists who are just beginning their artistic careers, and who do not necessarily have years of experience and formal training under their belts. Makers Among Us provides a platform for contemporary artists who have had limited opportunities to share their work with the public and a space for audiences to discover new talent and perspectives.
The individual artists are driven to create but also to share their work with you, the viewer. Their art is not only a vehicle for self-expression but also an avenue to communicate with audiences across generations and other perceived boundaries.
The exhibit features works by Connor Czora, Hannah Becker, Dew Charmant, Mariah Gugel, Grace Roach, Daria Parsa, Naja Elon Webb, and Gabi Mendick.
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. Ms. Mendick views art as a way to begin to understand the least significant and the most significant similarities and differences between people. As the exhibit curator, Ms. Mendick wanted to give other informally-trained artists a platform to express themselves.
Keeping Guests and Staff Safe
The safety of museum patrons and staff is of the utmost importance. Due to COVID-19, guests are invited to view this exhibit by reservation only. Reservations must be made online before visiting. Each reservation has a duration of 45 minutes with 15 minutes between each session for building sanitation. The Ladson Library and resident artist studios will remain closed. Restrooms will be available for use.
– Reserve a 45-minute time slot online for parties of up to 6 persons per group.
– There is a limit of 4 groups per time slot.
– Social distancing and masks are required.
– Guests who feel sick or unwell should reschedule their visit.
– Guests must hand sanitize upon entry.
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.