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Art Exhibitions

Stevenson University’s Exhibitions Program is dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering understanding in the visual arts through a wide and varied series of exhibitions and educational programs. Stevenson's three museum-quality gallery spaces, including the Art Gallery and St. Paul Companies Pavilion on the Greenspring Campus, and the School of Design Gallery on the Owings Mills North Campus, provide significant venues for artists and art patrons in the region and offers opportunities for students, artists, and the community to see established and emerging talents, learn through gallery talks and lectures, and celebrate the arts at music-filled receptions. Admission to the galleries is free and open to all.

 

Arts Alive! Exhibitions Calendar

Biodiversity Nature Walk
  • Biodiversity Nature Walk
  • Thursday October 04, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Art Gallery - Greenspring Campus
  • Inna Alesina, Assistant Professor of Art & Graphic Design, and Samuel Obae, Assistant Professor of Biology, will lead a tour of the wooded area surrounding the Greenspring Campus. Participants will learn about the human use of plants over many generations and document the biodiversity of the Campus for upload to the SU BioBlitz project.

     

    Participants should prepare for an hour and a half of outdoor walking by wearing comfortable clothes, shoes, and sun protection. The walk will leave from Alesina's exhibition OVERLOOKED in the Greenspring Art Gallery.

Ryan Lytle's Needle Felting Worksop
  • Ryan Lytle's Needle Felting Worksop
  • Friday October 05, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Manning Academic Center - Owings Mills Campus - North
  • Ryan Lytle will demonstrate the needle felting techniques that he uses to create drawings and sculptures.

    Manning Academic Center S275

    11200 Ted Herget Way (formerly Gundry Lane)

    Owings Mills North Campus

    Stevenson University

    Owings Mills, MD

But first they must catch you, Ryan Lytle - Reception
  • But first they must catch you, Ryan Lytle - Reception
  • Friday October 05, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • School of Design - Owings Mills Campus - North
  • Join us to celebrate Ryan Lytle's exhibition of needle-felted drawing and sculpture, But first they must catch you in the School of Design Gallery.

    Exhibition is open from July 16 through December 17.

Christine Wolfe Strong Workshop
  • Christine Wolfe Strong Workshop
  • Tuesday October 16, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Manning Academic Center - Owings Mills Campus - North
  • Christine Wolfe Strong will discuss and demonstrate her process of building crocheted sculptures, while walking participants through the basics of crocheting.

     

    October 16, 2018, 5–6:30 PM

    Manning Academic Center S275, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD

It's Kind of Pretty..., Nicole Dyer - Artist's Talk
  • It's Kind of Pretty..., Nicole Dyer - Artist's Talk
  • Thursday October 18, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • St. Paul Companies Pavilion - Greenspring Campus
  • Please join us as Nicole Dyer discusses her painting and sculpture practice in her solo exhibition, It's Kind of Pretty...

Bread Making
  • Bread Making
  • Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Art Gallery - Greenspring Campus
  • Taste fresh sourdough bread, make your own dough, and take some sourdough starter home to continue baking! As part of her exhibition OVERLOOKED, Inna Alesina will talk about common and useful species, including yeast that she captures from the air to use in bread making.

     

    Participants are encouraged to bring their own mixing bowl, tea towel, and apron (or prepare for a little mess). The dough prepared during this workshop will need to rise overnight and must be baked (in an oven) the next day.

     

    Space is limited to 20 participants. Reserve your (free) ticket here: breadmaking.eventbrite.com.

Slow Growth | Christine Wolfe Strong
  • Slow Growth | Christine Wolfe Strong
  • Friday October 26, 2018 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Manning Academic Center - Owings Mills Campus - North
  • Exhibition
    August 27 – October 26, 2018

    Control and release. Rules and improvisation. Nature and mimicry. Fine Art and Craft. Macro and micro.

    Christine Wolfe Strong’s crocheted sculptures ride the line, defying categorization. They explore science, nature, experience, and belief. The artist begins with a set of rules: magical numbers or significant dates, color relationships, images of roots and spirals. The process is symbiotic—despite the artist’s control, the work takes on a life of its own, dictating its needs. Wolfe Strong will follow a single line until it interrupts itself. The works grow like tentacles, stalactites, mushrooms, fold in on each other, and build form. The final imagery draws parallels between micro and macro structures—lines could be blood rushing through veins or water through rivers. The view through a telescope or microscope could easily be confused. Christine Wolfe Strong’s artwork asks the viewer to consider their perspective—of the world, art, and life.

    Reception
    August 30, 2018, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

    Workshop
    October 16, 2018, 5:00­ – 6:30 PM

Closing Reception | It's Kind of Pretty... | Nicole Dyer
  • Closing Reception | It's Kind of Pretty... | Nicole Dyer
  • Thursday November 08, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • St. Paul Companies Pavilion - Greenspring Campus
  • Our sincerest apologies to anyone who tried to attend the opening reception for Nicole Dyer's It's Kind of Pretty... and couldn't make it to campus because of road closures. Please join us for a closing reception of this fantastic solo show of mixed media paintings. Dessert will be served in the St. Paul Companies Pavilion on Stevenson University's Greenspring Campus (1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD) on Thursday, November 8, 5–7 PM.

    Exhibition: July 23–November 25, 2018
    Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 4–6 PM
    Artist's Talk: Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:30–6:30 PM
    Closing Reception: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5–7 PM

    St. Paul Companies Pavilion
    Stevenson University (Greenspring Campus)
    1525 Greenspring Valley Road
    Stevenson, MD 21153

    Nicole Dyer’s artwork examines the human need for the presence of others and the contradictions of our daily lives. Her paintings and sculptures capture everyday objects and activities, imbuing them with nostalgia’s sense of significance but keeping them grounded in their mundane nature. Fleeting experiences can be over in an instant but preserved forever on social media. Emotions can be transferred from a crush to the memory of their cluttered living space. Food can bring us together or create an obsessive pursuit for physical perfection. By foregrounding the evidence of our lived experience, Dyer illustrates the interrelation of our socialization and our social media.
Lichen Jewelry Workshop
  • Lichen Jewelry Workshop
  • Friday November 09, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Art Gallery - Greenspring Campus
  • Lichen are beautiful organisms found in natural environments. Learn about several types of lichen and what makes them so useful and interesting, while you make a pin that mimics lichen, using watercolor paints, paper, and salt!

     

    Inna Alesina will lead this activity in the Inscape Theatre Lobby, just outside her exhibition OVERLOOKED in the Greenspring Art Gallery. Theatergoers are encouraged to participate. Let your crafts dry in the lobby while you catch the 7 PM showing of The Importance of Being Earnest.

  • A Journey Through the Elements
  • Monday November 19, 2018 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Manning Academic Center - Owings Mills Campus - North
  • During the Fall 2018 semester, Stevenson University’s course Concept Development in Fashion Design focused on three-dimensional draping and its relationship to the human form. Students experimented with the elements (i.e. line, shape, and color) and principles (i.e. balance, proportion, and movement) of design to expand and then hone their design skills. The draped sculptures in this exhibition inspired 100 “looks,” which were then whittled down to the collection of 10 fashion renderings that accompany each sculpture.

     

    Exhibition: November 19, 2018–January 11, 2019

    Reception: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5–6:30 PM

It's Kind of Pretty... | Nicole Dyer
  • It's Kind of Pretty... | Nicole Dyer
  • Saturday November 24, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • St. Paul Companies Pavilion - Greenspring Campus
  • Nicole Dyer’s artwork examines the human need for the presence of others and the contradictions of our daily lives. Her paintings and sculptures capture everyday objects and activities, imbuing them with nostalgia’s sense of significance but keeping them grounded in their mundane nature. Fleeting experiences can be over in an instant but preserved forever on social media. Emotions can be transferred from a crush to the memory of their cluttered living space. Food can bring us together or create an obsessive pursuit for physical perfection. By foregrounding the evidence of our lived experience, Dyer illustrates the interrelation of our socialization and our social media.

     

    Exhibition: July 23–November 25, 2018

    Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 4–6 PM

    Artist's Talk: Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:30–6:30 PM

  • A Journey Through the Elements - Reception
  • Thursday November 29, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Manning Academic Center - Owings Mills Campus - North
  • Please join us to celebrate the opening of A Journey Through the Elements, an exhibition of sculpture, garments, and renderings by Leah Aronhime's class Concept Development in Fashion Design.

    Exhibition is open from November 19 through January 11

But first they must catch you | Ryan Lytle
  • But first they must catch you | Ryan Lytle
  • Monday December 17, 2018 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • School of Design - Owings Mills Campus - North
  • But First They Must Catch You is a series of needle-felted, wool drawings on industrial felt. Lytle explores line weight, quality, and overlapping. The scale of the felt sheets allows the figures to be larger than life. The title of the series comes from Richard Adam’s novel Watership Down. In the beginning of the book, the narrator describes how rabbits have innumerable predators but will be equipped with the reflexes and abilities to combat them. Lytle’s wool drawings highlight the rabbit’s agility, reminding us that even the most vulnerable people will survive through tenacity, community, and instinct.

    Exhibition: July 16–December 17, 2018
    Workshop: Friday, October 5, 2018, 2:30–4:30 PM (Manning Academic Center S275)
    Reception: Friday, October 5, 2018, 5–6:30 PM

    Workshop: October 5, 2018, 2:30–4:30 PM
    Manning Academic Center S275, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD
    Ryan Lytle will demonstrate the needle felting techniques that he uses to create drawings and sculptures.

    Reception: October 5, 2018, 5–6:30 PM
    School of Design Gallery, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD

OVERLOOKED by Inna Alesina
  • OVERLOOKED by Inna Alesina
  • Friday January 04, 2019 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Art Gallery - Greenspring Campus
  • Humans now recognize more brands than plants. In order to combat this trend, OVERLOOKED employs biomimicry in reverse. Instead of following the human adaptation of nature’s problem-solving abilities, the surreal nature of OVERLOOKED adopts human methods of promotion to make us care for its well-being. Branding can transform something, making it visible, valuable, and desirable. In this exhibition, Inna Alesina reclaims promotional techniques to make our environments better, healthier, and less artificial.

    Exhibition: August 2, 2018–January 4, 2019
    Greenspring Art Gallery, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

    Reception: August 29, 2018, 5:30–7:00 PM
    Greenspring Art Gallery, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

    Biodiversity Nature Walk: October 4, 2018, 12:00–2:00 PM
    Meet at Greenspring Art Gallery, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

    Bread Making: October 23, 2018, 2:00–4:00 PM
    Inscape Theatre Lobby, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

    Registration: breadmaking.eventbrite.com

    Lichen Jewelry Workshop: November 9, 2018, 5:30–6:30 PM
    Inscape Theatre Lobby, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

  • A Journey Through the Elements
  • Friday January 11, 2019 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Manning Academic Center - Owings Mills Campus - North
  • During the Fall 2018 semester, Stevenson University’s course Concept Development in Fashion Design focused on three-dimensional draping and its relationship to the human form. Students experimented with the elements (i.e. line, shape, and color) and principles (i.e. balance, proportion, and movement) of design to expand and then hone their design skills. The draped sculptures in this exhibition inspired 100 “looks,” which were then whittled down to the collection of 10 fashion renderings that accompany each sculpture.

     

    Exhibition: November 19, 2018–January 11, 2019

    Reception: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5–6:30 PM