Annapolis - Mitchell Gallery
2009-2010 Exhibits and Programs
Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition
May 27 - June 10, 2010
The Mitchell Gallery is pleased to present this all-county, juried, multi-media biennial exhibition of artists living in Anne Arundel County. Works created in diverse media within the last two years will be on display and the exhibit will feature both two- and three-dimensional artwork. Click here for Image & Imagination Prospectus PDF
March 19 -- deadline to submit entries for the exhibition.
May 27 – Opening Reception
Join artists and the juror from 4 to 6 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Image & Imagination and the announcement of the Mitchell Gallery 50/50 raffle.
St. John's College Community Art Exhibition
May 2 - 16, 2010
This annual exhibition offers members of the St. John’s College community an opportunity to explore the visual arts. The result, a diverse collection of ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, textiles, and photographs, elegantly represents the artistic talent of the community.
May 2 – Opening Reception
Opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m.
May 6 – Book Club
Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a discussion of the book, The Art Spirit by Robert Henri, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Meet in the Mitchell Gallery. For information, contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Earl: Drawings, Sketchbooks, and Prints
April 6 – May 16, 2010
James Earl, Metro Test (1974), Silkscreen Print
When James Earl saw Andy Warhol’s silk-screened Brillo Boxes at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1973, it sparked an enduring interest in art. Subsequently, he began to make silkscreen prints, do etchings, and take drawing classes. In 1982, these activities led to a BA degree in studio art from the University of Maryland.
For thirty years, Earl has carried a pocket sketchbook to record scenes from his life in pencil, ink, and watercolor. Many of these drawings have been developed into prints that will be on display, along with ten original sketchbooks, in the Lillian Vanous Nutt Room of the Greenfield Library.
For library hours, please visit the library's webpage or call 410-626-2548.
Free and open to the public.
Funding and support for this exhibition is provided by the
Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment.
From La Serenissima to the Eternal City: The Grand Tour in 18th Century Venice and Rome
March 14 - April 23, 2010
This exhibition is generously funded by the Helena Foundation.
Leonardo Carlo Coccorante, Italian, (1680-1750)
Port of Ostia During a Tempest, 1740s
Oil on canvas
Collection of the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 61.030.000
This exhibition includes prints, drawings, paintings and sculptures as subjects of the Grand Tours in 18th and 19th-century Venice and Rome. The Grand Tours, primarily associated with aristocratic British and American young men, served to polish the culmination of their classical education. This exhibition focuses on the theme of their education abroad, including the journey and sites seen, attitudes toward antiquity, souvenirs and works brought home, all seen in the context of their background in classical literature.
March 13 – Venetian Carnival: A Night of Guilty Pleasures
The Mitchell Gallery continues its 20th anniversary celebration with an evening of art, music, dance, Italian food and wine, and games of chance. Hosted by the Mitchell Gallery Next Generation. Download PDF invitation
March 14 – Opening Reception & Family Program
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of The Grand Tour exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30-5 p.m.
Giovanni Paolo Panini, Italian, (1691-1765)
Interior of the Pantheon, Rome, 1734
Oil on canvas
Asbjorn R. Lunde Collection
Photo: Todd Weinstein
March 18 – Book Club
Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a docent tour of The Grand Tour exhibition followed by a discussion of the book, The Real Thing by Henry James, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. For information, contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or email@example.com.
March 24 – Gallery Talk
Eric Denker and David Gariff, curators of the “the Grand Tour” exhibition, will share their insights on this rich, vibrant collection of paintings on March 24 at 7 p.m. In the 1700s aristocratic young men (and in later years women) primarily from England and America embarked on a Grand Tour. They trekked to continental Europe to explore the roots of western civilization and its cultural legacy, and be exposed to the refinement of high society. The splendor of ancient Rome and grand spectacle of Venice drew countless Grand Tourists and it is these journeys that the artists in “the Grand Tour” exhibition celebrate.
Antonio Joli, Italian, (1700-1777)
Procession of Gondolas in the Bacino di San Marco, Venice,1742
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Gift of Mrs. Barbara Hutton, 1945.15.2
Both Denker and Gariff are senior lecturers at the National Gallery of Art. Denker obtained his doctorate in art history from the University of Virginia and is adjunct professor at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy and at Georgetown University.He has curated numerous shows and published widely, including No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice by Judith Martin and Eric Denker. Gariff is adjunct professor of art history at The Catholic University of America. David has lectured and written widely on topics related to the Italian Renaissance and modern art and film. His book, The World’s Most Influential Painters and the Artists They Inspired, explores the theme of artistic influence and inspiration in Western painting.
April 14 - Art Express
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on The Grand Tour exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.
April 20 – Seminar
Artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John’s seniors Thea Chimento and Chase McKelvy will lead an exhibit-related seminar in the Gallery at 7 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required (410-626-2556).
Joyce J. Scott, "P. Melon," 1994
Beads, thread, glass
Courtesy of Goya Contemporary
The Wine Dark Sea: Works by Joyce J. Scott & Friends
January 17 - February 26, 2010
Internationally known Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott and five fellow artists collaborate on an exploration inspired by Homer's Odyssey. Their two and three-dimensional works are based on vibrant folk art, the African-American tradition, pop culture, social justice, and global issues. The works, created by Scott, Ellen Burchenal, Linda DePalma, Oletha DeVane, Leslie King-Hammond and Patti Tronolone, cover a broad range of mediums, including glass, works on paper, sculpture, beadwork, and mixed media.
January 24 – Opening Reception & Family Program
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the Joyce J. Scott exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30-5 p.m.
"spirit bottle" mixed media
January 27 - Art Express
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on The Wine Dark Sea exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.
Joyce J. Scott, "Candidate Obama," 2008
Assemblage, screenprint, paper, paint
Courtesy of Snyderman-Works Galleries
February 4 – Book Club
Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a docent tour of the Joyce J. Scott exhibition followed by a discussion of the poem, “Thomas and Beulah” by Rita Dove, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. For information, contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 7 – Gallery Talk
Artist Joyce J. Scott will discuss The Wine Dark Sea exhibition on view at 4 p.m.
Odysseus dreams of a way home (2009)
Oil on paper
Joe Dickey, Open vessel in elm Allen Alexopulos, Finialed hollow-form, spalted oak and blackwood
Works by the Chesapeake Woodturners
November 10 – December 18, 2009
The Chesapeake Woodturners present lathe-turned works in foreign and domestic woods, functional and decorative, small and large. Work at the lathe brings the endless challenge of revealing the distinctive beauty of wood in what may have begun as a battered storm-damaged tree across the street or a gnarled root burl from a distant country.
Founded in 1992 to promote woodturning in the Annapolis region, the Chesapeake Woodturners sponsor skill-building workshops, public demonstrations of their craft, and a network for intechange and expansion of members' skills and ideas.
Please call 410-626-2548 for library hours or visit the College website www.stjohnscollege.edu. Free and open to the public.
Funding and support for this exhibition is provided by the Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment.
Mary Ellen Mark, "Mother Teresa, Calcutta," 1980
Gelatin Silver Print
copyright Mary Ellen Mark
The Camera’s Muse: Photographic Portraits from the Collection of Robert M. Infarinato
November 1 - December 17, 2009
During the early 20th-century, the artistic merit of photography was fiercely debated. This collection, on loan from Robert Infarinato, includes photographs by masters such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Ruth Bernhard, and Edward Steichen. The collection’s emphasis is on portraits of subjects in all kinds of settings, from formal “seated” portraits to candid “situational” shots. The portraits encourage a greater understanding of what is revealed through the photographer’s lens, and a thoughtful examination of prints that were instrumental in pioneering this new medium.
November 1 Interpretive Reading, Opening Reception & Family Program. Part I: Annapolis actor, writer, and musician Tim King, and musician John Starr will give an exhibit-related presentation at 2:30 p.m. Part II: Art educator Lucinda Edinberg will introduce collector Robert Infarinato and co-lead a tour of The Camera’s Muse followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Ed Kashi, "Living Legend, Frankie Manning (1914-2009), 1998
Gelatin Silver Print on paper
copyright Ed Kashi
November 12 - Book Club
Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a docent tour of The Camera's Muse exhibition followed by a discussion of The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. For information, contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or email@example.com.
November 18 - Art Express
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on The Camera's Muse exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.
December 2 - Gallery Talk
Collector Robert Infarinato will give a tour at 7 p.m. of the photographs in his collection on view in The Camera's Muse.
School of Fishes by Arman, 1982
Welded steel and visegrips
Tools In Motion: Works From The Hechinger Collection
August 26 - October 21, 2009
August 28 - Preview reception
Join members of the Mitchell Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. to kick off the Gallery's 20th anniversary and new exhibition season. Membership required. Please call Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 for information.
September 13 - Opening Reception & Family Program
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the Tools in Motion exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30-5 p.m.
September 23 - Art Express
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the Tools in Motion exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.
Prometheus by Maria Josephy, 1980
Mixed media including hardware
September 27 - Sunday Afternoon Tour
Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a talk on the Tools in Motion exhibition at 3 p.m.
September 29 - Seminar
Artist Ebby Malmgren and St. John's College tutor Judy Seeger, will lead an exhibit-related seminar at 7 p.m. in the Gallery. Space is limited and the reading may be purchased from the college bookstore (410-626-2540). REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (410-626-2556).
October 1 - Book Club
Join Mitchell Gallery Book Club members for a docent tour of the Tools in Motion exhibition followed by a discussion of House by Tracy Kidder from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. For information, contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Man on a Limb by Stephen Hansen, 1985
October 6 - Lecture
Join Tools in Motion curator Sarah Tanguy for her lecture, "The Secret Lives of Tools," on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. For more information call 410-626-2556.
October 14 - Workshop for Artists
Master framer Eric Zacharias will discuss Framing Fundamentals on Wednesday, October 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. *REGISTRATION AND MITCHELL GALLERY MEMERBERSHIP ARE REQUIRED. Call 410-626-2556.