On exhibit June 17 – August 28, 2022
Opening Reception June 17, 4 pm – 6 pm
“Space” is a versatile word. It can mean an area, distance, time, or even the cosmos. Over the pandemic, the term “space” primarily referred to the physical distance between people. We have seen how physical space impacts the intangible areas of our lives, including our mental health, relationships, and connections to the world around us. Space has become a mandate, a personal preference, and a source of constant reevaluation. In this exhibit, artists from Studio In-Sight consider the idea of space in many contexts. They explore the concept of emotional and physical space through their lived experiences of isolation, quarantine, conflict, relationships, self-discovery, and nature.
Left: Artwork by Joanne Dvorsky
About Studio In-Sight
Established in 2006, Studio In-Sight is a shared studio program that provides space and inspiration to artists who create outside the mainstream. The studio is part of Cornerstone Montgomery, a psychiatric rehabilitation facility in Montgomery County, Maryland that serves those living with chronic and persistent mental health disorders. Studio In-Sight artists are encouraged to pursue their own interests – photography, painting, sculpture, wood work, etc. Some use their artistic expressions to work through emotional struggles, while others simply relish in the freedom that creation brings.
The artists of the Studio In-Sight program are a diverse group of creators who produce together through the Foundations Day Program at Cornerstone Montgomery. The shared studio, instruction, and program itself celebrate neurodiversity and support artists who live with mental illness. This unique community program looks at how artists can pursue art as a vocation, and how shows, exhibitions, and craft fairs can help unconventional artists participate in meaningful work.
Opened February 28, 2022
First formed in 1822 as Sharp Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharp Street United Methodist Church is the oldest Black church in Montgomery County. This exhibit honors this social and spiritual anchor of the Sandy Spring Community with a display of related artifacts and photos, many of which are on loan from church members.
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This exhibit was on display in Summer 2013. This was an exhibit of oil and water color paintings that referenced the spirit of Sandy Spring and its history. Her work addressed the ways one occupies space and the ways one assigns color and graphics to various objects. Bellairs also explored the Museum’s collection and created new pieces inspired by what she saw. Her favorite objects were documented visually and organized and regrouped by color and pattern in the community. She enabled viewers to see the items in the collection in a new light and imagine what life was like in past times.
On exhibit August 2 to September 2, 2017
For many years, Sandy Spring Museum and the Olney Art Association have worked together to offer visitors new views of the surrounding area. In this year’s theme, “Celebrating Our Neighborhoods,” each artist has strived to capture that special something in our neighborhood, loosely defined as the 6-mile radius stemming from the Sandy Spring Meeting House – that gives him or her cause to celebrate.
With an exhibit of over 40 original works of art by members of the Olney Art Association in multiple media, they celebrated the everyday life in these communities – Ashton, Brighton, Brinklow, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Cloverly, Ednor, Norbeck, Norwood, Oakdale, Olney, Sandy Spring, Spencerville, Sunshine, Roslyn, Tridelphia and Unity.