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Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Cold Hands, Warm Heart: Myths of Black Womanhood by Deirdre Darden

January 13 - February 29, 2020
Reception: Saturday, January 18, 5-8 pm
Artists Talk: Saturday, February 15, 2-4 pm
Curator Deirdre Darden has assembled a thoughtful and poignant group exhibition featuring artists: Asha Elana Casey, Amber Robles Gordon, Helina Metaferia, and Tsedaye Makonnen.
To have "cold hands and a warm heart" means to appear stern on the outside while being truly tender within. Black women are often accused of being intimidating, mad, or stern yet equally given a nurturing, mothering label. This multidisciplinary group exhibition will examine the double consciousness that black people, especially woman possess. Removing the mask we wear to reveal what is really underneath; the side we give to our families, communities, and ancestral worlds.
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Brentwood Arts Exchange 10th Anniversary Exhibition: MOVING FORWARD

March 16 - May 30, 2020
Reception: Saturday, March 21, 5-8 pm
Artists Talk: Saturday, April 25, 2-4 pm

Brentwood Arts Exchange first opened on March 19, 2009, with a group exhibition comprised of the talented artists of the Gateway Arts District. In the span of a decade, those artists have evolved into giants of the greater Maryland arts community, The Gateway Arts District has national recognition and Brentwood Arts Exchange has become the anchor and an institution for this influential collective. In celebration of this milestone, we have decided to move forward instead of look back by exhibiting a fresh group of artists in the district who are redefining and trailblazing upon the foundation of which they now belong. Please join us as we move into the future!


LAYERS: Cause and Effect, by Maria Gabriela Mizes Hickey

June 15 - August 22, 2020
Reception: Saturday, June 20, 5-8 pm
Artists & Curator Talk: Saturday, July 18, 2-4 pm

The foundation of layers comes from the physical world and applied historically in the traditions of mapping and musical notation. Maps and timelines use overlapping shapes and lines to associate different levels of data, allowing them to contribute to the whole while maintaining their own identity. In the art making process, layers can be a vital aesthetic to convey a myriad of visual and emotional responses to a viewer. This vibrant group exhibition will feature artists Alexandra Arata, Cheryl Edwards, Amani Lewis, and Maritza Sosaya, all of whom use different forms of layering in the creation of their work, while each use the method to develop unique and distinctive outcomes.