Towson University celebrates Artscape with summer exhibitions

Work of 14 artists will be on display in two galleries at TU's Center for the Arts

TOWSON, Md. (July 6, 2010)—The Towson University Center for the Arts will host two exhibitions as part of Artscape 2010. Opening Tuesday, July 6 and running through Saturday, August 7, the on-campus shows are free and open to the public, and will include a “meet the artist” reception to be held the weekend of Artscape on Saturday, July 17, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

TU's Center for the Arts will be home to this Katherine Mann painting through August 7.

On display in the Center for the Arts Gallery, Departures and Arrivals: Investigating the Vocabulary of the Contemporary Landscape includes the work of six individual artists, Laura Amussen, Isabel Manalo, Kim Manfredi, Katherine Mann, Jiha Moon and Soledad Salame, and the collaborative team of Zlata Baum and Jamy Sheridan. The artists use visual elements of the traditional landscape, but do not create pieces of the natural world. Rather, they harness the familiarity and immediacy of the biological realm in order to explore personal memory, psychological states and non-physical modes of place.

The exhibition is curated by Cara Ober, painter, writer and professor based in Baltimore, Md. Ober earned a B.A. in fine arts from American University and an M.F.A. in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a recipient of the Warhol Grant for emerging curators, and her own work is represented in galleries in New York, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.





The work of Timothy Horjus and five others will be on display in the Center for the Arts Holtzman MFA Gallery.

In the Center for the Arts Holtzman MFA Gallery, Unlikely Places features artists Timothy Horjus, Gary Kachadourian, Cyle Metzger, Juan Roda, Chloe Watson and Adam Weir. Utilizing a variety of media, the artists use a place as their focal point of interest. Whether an impossible imaginary setting as in Roda’s underwater cityscape or a seemingly ordinary space as in Kachadourian’s life-size wall prints, the places portrayed by the artists are filled with ambiguity, mystery and wonder.

Marie Danielsson-Yung, a Swedish-born mixed media artist and M.F.A. candidate at Towson University, curates this exhibition. Her recent curatorial work includes the Sketchbook Project Volume 3, the Towson University M.F.A. exhibition at Yavapai College in Arizona and the National Arts Program at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-704-2787 or visit the TU Arts Calendar.


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