Juried by Jeffry Cudlin; Teaches
Curatorial Practices at Maryland Institute College of Art and was the
Director of Exhibitions at Arlington Art Center in Arlington, VA. He has
also been a contributing writer to the Washington City Paper and Sculpture
magazine, as well as a writer for the Washington Post.
One half century before the internet, amateur radio
operators, or “hams,” built experimental radio stations in their homes
called “shacks,” raised complex antennae systems and connected wirelessly
into the ether, building peace through friendship and service. HPE 2 WRK
U AGN SN is a design exhibition of over 550 QSL verification cards from
the golden age of ham radio (1920-1980), presented and arranged by style.
The cards exhibited were selected from a collection of over ten thousand
amassed by the curator from hams operating all over the world. Operators
created and exchanged their designs to represent themselves, express
individual identities–and sometimes fantasies–while capturing and sharing
distinctive technical information about their
April 18 - May 20, 2011
Juror: Mark Alice Durant, Professor of
Photography at UMBC
Work by Former Harford Community College Students
Maria Annegarn, Cris Cimatu, Heather Donahue, Donna Hepner, Karen Kohles,
Kurt Tesnau, Sarah Syzmanski, Gretchen Walsh
February 28 - April 1, 2011
Reception: February 28, 5:30-7:30 pm
image: Meaty by Sarah Syzmanski
A Celebration of the Arts
Faculty Exhibition and
Exhibition runs January
24,2011 - February 18, 2011
Recital and Reception:
January 30, 2011
3 - 5 pm
The Recital will begin at 3
pm and the reception will immediately follow
in the Globe Cafe located in
the Student Center which will include music
Reception with Juror talk: April 21, 5:30 p.m. -
F R E S H
Work by Marty Weishaar
February 26 - April 2, 2010
Reception: March 2, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Artist Talk: March 4, 6:30 p.m., Joppa
Hall Rm 008
Curated by Heidi Neff, Assistant Professor of Art and
Adjunct art instructor Marty Weishaar to exhibit his
When you ask a student about adjunct art instructor
Marty Weishaar, who has taught both Painting 1 and Fundamentals of 2D Design
at Harford Community College, the first thing they say is that he gives
way too much work. And then they go on to say how much they enjoyed
being in his class. After visiting his studio recently, I can see where this
pattern comes from. He obviously drives himself to work on very ambitious
projects. But everything he does has a serious sense of fun.
He is constructing a giant racetrack for toy cars to be
shown in the Chesapeake Gallery. That’s fun already. But even better, it’s
meant to be interactive— viewers will be able to shoot cars through his
Marty’s new sculpture is a colossal creation of
cardboard, spray foam, duct tape and colorful zip-ties—all functional
materials you could find at a hardware store. It’s important to Marty that
the work is both low-tech and functional. It’s important to him that the
materials are not hidden or painted over, but that they stay true to their
original form. One of the results of this low-tech hardware wonderland is
that the viewer can’t help but be aware of the way it was made—and the
effort and intensity that must have gone into creating this impermanent
He will also be showing several new paintings in the
Chesapeake Gallery—paintings that I can only describe as bright and shiny
happy fun. He uses the language of gestural abstraction but with the
brightest and shiniest colors he can find. Within the abstractions are
imbedded symbols, such as houses and rainbows. The symbols are almost always
ones of hope and promise.
Marty Weishaar is himself and artist of great promise.
He only recently graduated with his Masters of Fine Arts from American
University in Washington, DC, and has been exhibiting widely since then. He
is also a resident artist at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance and has taught
not only at Harford Community College, but also teaches full-time at New
Hope Academy in Baltimore.
Winter Doldrums 2010, A Celebration of the Arts
Faculty Recital and Exhibition Opening
followed by a reception and music, featuring the After
Hours Quartet, HCC's Jazz Artist's In-Residence.
January 31, 2010 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The music recital will be held in the Chesapeake Theatre
located in the Chesapeake Center at 3 p.m.
The exhibition opening* and jazz reception will
immediately follow in the Student Center Globe Cafe.
Donation: $15 (Adults), $1 (17 and under), Free to HCC
students. Tickets are required to enter any and all portions of
the afternoon's events.
*There will be an additional exhibition reception
February 2, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Chesapeake Gallery. This is free
and open to the public.
Portraits of People Who Never Were
November 11, 2009 - January 11, 2010
Reception: November 17, 2009
5:30 - 7:30 p.m
Artist Talk: November 17, 2009
Joppa Hall Room J115, 1 p.m
Sculpture and Installation of
September 28 - November 2, 2009
Reception: October 15, 2009; 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Inside Out, mixed
A reception will be held in the Student Center at the Harford
Community College on October 15 from 6:30 – 8 pm. The gallery is open
during the Student Center hours of 7:30 am – 7 pm Mon. – Thurs. and 7:30 am
– 4 pm Friday.
Gale Jamieson Artist Statement
I have always had a love for making things, particularly the process
of making. It is alive; the interaction with the material is an ongoing
conversation. If I listen well, history and memory resonate and
relationships emerge. The passage of time leaves tracks in many ways.
I am drawn to indigenous cultures whose art, daily life, and customs are
clearly connected to the natural world and their spiritual life. Through
my work, I examine my belief system and look to define spirituality from
personal experiences. Each piece is a story, a journal of moments,
reflecting our culture and the human experience.
Handling and exploring the material is important to me. The
material and its nature is source, not just the means. Often I work in
traditional ways with untraditional materials, integrating natural
materials with found, synthetic, and man-made objects. All of which
reveal links to the human drama, and the piece then extends that
dialogue out into the world. By changing the context in which an
ordinary object is experienced, seeing the ordinary in a non-ordinary
way, there can be a shift in perception.
Digital photography of Jason Sloan, Andrew Buckland and Julee
June 5 - Sept. 18, 2009
Reception: September 15, 2009, 6:30 - 8 pm
Juried Student Art Exhibition
Expression From Within
Juried by Christine Seese, Director
of Undergraduate Admissions and Coordinator of Transfer Admissions at
the Maryland Institute College of Art
April 27 - May 22, 2009
Reception: April 28, 2009; 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Juror's Talk: May 7, 2009; 7 pm, Joppa Hall Room 018
Explorations in Clay:
Maggie Creshkoff, Matt Hyleck, Kevin Lehman
March 3 - April8, 2009
Curated by Jim McFarland, HCC Full-Time Arts Faculty
Winter Doldrums 2009
A Celebration of the Arts
Faculty Recital and Exhibition Opening
January 25, 2009; 3p.m. - 5p.m.
The music recital will be held in the Chesapeake Theatre located in the
Chesapeake Center at 3p.m.
The Exhibition Opening and Jazz Reception featuring the After Hours
Quartet, HCC's Jazz Artist's In-Residence, will immediately follow in
the Student Center Globe Cafe
Donation: $15 (Adults), $1 (17 and under), Free to HCC students. Tickets
are required to enter any and all portions of the afternoon's events.
The Photography of
November 12, 2008 - January 2, 2009
Reception and artist talk:
November 11, 2008 6:30pm-8pm
"I photographed my son's room when he was home from college for the summer.
Each panel follows the placement of one object, such as a pizza box or a
remote control device, over a period of time. This work is about
contemporary American disposable society, mass consumption, and male
Gail Rebhan is a Professor of Photography at Northern Virginia
Community College. Her work is in many public collections
including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum,
J. Paul Getty Museum and Polaroid Corporation. She produced an
offset artist's book, Mother - Son Talk, and two ink jet
artist's books: Dorothy in 2002 and Benjamin Franklin Primer
Updated in 2001. Her work is included in several other books
including the anthology Reframings: New American Feminist
Photographers. Exhibitions include: Corcoran Gallery of Art,
Washington, DC; Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany; School 33 Art Center,
Baltimore, Maryland. Rebhan has an MFA from California
Institute of the Arts.
Celebrations: African-American Portraits of
September18 - November 3, 2008 Including work from the collections of artist Larry
"Poncho" Brown, Hosanna School Museum, Terrell Boothe and The Art of Love. Curated by Sharoll Love, HCC full-time employee
Luncheon: October 16, 2008 with artist Larry "Poncho" Brown, 1:30 pm - 3 pm, SC Room 243 Reservations required 443-412-2224
Opening Reception: October 16, 2008 with artist
Larry "Poncho" Borwn and music by Danton Whitley and Mosaic Sound, 6:30 to 7pm
Photographs and Sculpture by Jason Kalogiros
June 2 - September 9, 2008
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Curated by Ken Jones, HCC Full-Time Arts Faculty
The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College is pleased to announce a
solo exhibition of San Francisco, CA based artist Jason Kalogiros. The
exhibition features a combination of recent photographic and sculptural
works that embrace different methods of doubling and repetition which
highlight the subjective nature of representation, memory, and history.
The title of the exhibition -Doubling Back- refers to an idea of
time, of progression and repetition, moving forward and coming back, of
duplicating, of doing something again. Kalogiros pursues these
concepts in his work through the use of pinhole photography, photograms,
cast sculptures and repurposed objects.
Jason Kalogiros (b. 1975, New Brunswick, NJ) lives and works in San
Fransisco, CA. He received his BFA from Tufts University and The
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2004, and his MFA from the
California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA in 2008. Jason has
had his work featured in numerous group shows nationally including
exhibitions at Civilian Art Projects, Washington DC; GASP, Boston, MA; The
Spare Room Project, San Francisco, CA; and The Delaware Center for
Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE. Later this year Jason's work will
be featured in Bad Moon Rising II, at Boots in St. Louis, MO, curated
by Jan Van Woensel and One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other Things,
at Unosunove in Rome, Italy curated by Raimundas Malasaukas. Jason has
been the recipient of a grant from the Dean's Discretionary Fund at the
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Delaware State Artists
Workforce Grant among others. Jason's work has been discussed in the
Boston based online arts journal Big, Red and Shiny, the Boston Phoenix, and
the San Francisco Gaurdian.
Alphabet: An Exhibition of Hand-Drawn Lettering and Experimental Typography
March 6, 2008 to April 8, 2008 Opening Reception: March 6, 2008 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
This exhibition was curated and organized by Post Typography, Baltimore Office of
Promotion and the Arts, and Ken Jones HCC Full-Time Arts Faculty.
Post Typography is an avant garde anti-design movement conceived by Nolan Strals
and Bruce Willen. They specialize in graphic design, conceptual
typography, and custom lettering/illustration with additional interest in
art, apparel, music, curatorial work, design theory, and vandalism.
Their work has been featured in numerous design and art exhibitions as well
as in print such as Ellen Lupton's books Thinking With Type and D.I.Y.:Design It Yourself; Metropolis magazine; Taschen's
Contemporary Graphic Design.
Post Typography was asked to curate and design Alphabet for Artscape, a
Baltimore City festival for the arts (one of the largest on the east coast)
that takes place every July. 48 artists and designers conceived and
interpreted the alphabet in inventive ways, ranging from graceful and
polished to witty and unconventional. The 60 alphabets featured in
Alphabet were created by artists in North America, Europe, and Asia, and
represent work from both well-known typographers and designers as well as
rising artists and students.
Dawn Black and Lori Larusso
Joseph Hyde: The Enigma of Trees
November 15, 2006-January 3, 2007
Opening Reception: Monday, November 20, 2006 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
September 25 - November 3, 2006
Opening Reception: Monday, September 25, 2006, 6:30 to 8pm Artist Talks with George Ferrandi, David McQueen, and James Reeder began at 7:00 pm
Curated by Heidi Neff
"Small Wonders" refers not only to the size of the work or the marvelous
execution of detail in miniature, but also to the sort of magical
moments in life that often go unnoticed. Like those moments, much of
this artwork is small and subtle and begs to be looked at slowly and
carefully. Some of the work in this exhibition transforms bits of trash
into something beautiful or calls to mind scraps of memories or
daydreams. It is often sad or nostalgic, or has an edge of dark fantasy
to it, but it always leaves the viewer full of wonder.