The Mitchell Gallery

The Mitchell Gallery The Mitchell Gallery, located on the campus of St. John’s College, is a treasure in historic Annapolis. The Gallery presents changing exhibitions from late August through mid-June each academic year. Please check the website for exhibition schedule.
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The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery, located on the campus of St. John’s College, is a treasure in historic Annapolis. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2012 and dedicated to bringing art of world renown to Annapolis since it opened in 1989, the Mitchell Gallery’s modern design by architect Chip Bohl won a Citation of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. It attracts over 10,000 visitors a year to its museum-quality exhibits which range in theme and diversity for a gallery of its size. Exhibitions have included works of celebrated artists such as Bruegel, Calder, Rembrandt, Rodin, Motherwell and Johns, exhibitions of unique historical and regional interest, such as photography by A. Aubrey Bodine and Marion Warren and The National Craft Show. The Mitchell Gallery serves the community of St. John's and the wider communities of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County as a resource for viewing, discussing, and learning about fine art.

AMERICAN INDIAN ART FROM THE FENIMORE ART MUSEUM: THE THAW COLLECTIONMarch 7–April 26, 2020The aesthetic traditions of N...
02/20/2020

AMERICAN INDIAN ART FROM THE FENIMORE ART MUSEUM: THE THAW COLLECTION
March 7–April 26, 2020

The aesthetic traditions of North America’s native peoples are represented through sculptures, paintings, drawings, basketry, textiles, ceramics and other media. The 40 works on view provide insight into the artistry of these spiritual and utilitarian objects.

RETOOLED: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HECHINGER COLLECTION
Through February 23, 2020
Organized by International Arts and Artists, Washington, DC. Gift of John and June Hechinger.

Thursday Docent Day 12 to 3 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the exhibition.

This exhibition of thoughtful and whimsical interpretations of tools as objects of beauty, or instruments of satire, features more than 40 imaginative works in sculpture, painting, photography, and works on paper.

https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery/exhibits-and-programs

Installation images by Glenn A.Miller Photography
02/18/2020

Installation images by Glenn A.Miller Photography

Installation images by Glenn A. Miller Photography
02/18/2020

Installation images by Glenn A. Miller Photography

📣Final Week! Gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. and Friday 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. / Docent Day Thursday 12 to...
02/17/2020

📣Final Week! Gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. and Friday 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. / Docent Day Thursday 12 to 3 p.m. / Sunday 3 p.m. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the exhibition. No reservation necessary.

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Walker Evans Wrench, 1955 Gelatin silver print
With a documentarian eye, Evans captures reduced, elegant forms in Wrench with sanitized precision to reveal the beauty of an overlooked object. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1903, Evans spent time in Mississippi and Alabama photographing tenant farmers and sharecroppers in 1935. By capturing vernacular scenes, people and expressions, Evans established the tradition of documentary photography along with Berenice Abbott. In striving to make his images as detached and unemotional as possible, he endowed them with a poignant clarity that highlighted social commentary with profound impact. Due to his prominent role in shaping twentieth century photography, Evans’ works are included in most major museum collections.

ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection
Through February 23, 2020

ReTooled celebrates the ubiquity of tools in our everyday lives with art that magically transforms utilitarian objects i...
02/15/2020

ReTooled celebrates the ubiquity of tools in our everyday lives with art that magically transforms utilitarian objects into works of beauty, insight, and wit. By profiling 28 visionary artists from the Hechinger Collection, this exhibition breathes life into the unexpected subject of tools.

Some of these artists represent tools with reverence to accentuate their purity of design. Others transform and distort tools to highlight their tragic uselessness in a technological age. Some of the pieces carry a tone of humor and irony while others remind us of how the infrastructure of civilization rests on the shoulders of tool-wielding hands. But all of the works remind us that tools embody the can-do spirit that defines America and the quest to improve our quality of life.

In the 1980’s, John Hechinger’s booming chain of hardware stores led him to purchase a new company headquarters. He found the offices to be efficient, but sterile. The barren space sparked an initiative to beautify the headquarters, which launched Hechinger’s acquisition of a tool-inspired collection of diverse 20th-century art.

John Hechinger was dedicated to art that was accessible and engaging to all audiences. This exhibition furthers his mission by showcasing the diverse range of ideas, materials, forms and creativity that comprise modern art.

This exhibition is made possible through a leadership gift from the Helena Foundation and is generously sponsored by PNC Bank and Anne S. Potter. Additional support is provided by David and Laura Watt, Richard and Carole Falk, and Katie Blyth + Gary Brown + Brogan Brown.

We thank the following for their continuous funding and support: Annapolis Subaru, Anne Arundel County, The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Chesapeake Medical Imaging and Mark Baganz and Laura Salladin, the The City Of Annapolis, Patrick Crossman, Keith and Katherine Dunleavy, Thomas P. Gohagan & Company, The Helena Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Estate of Elizabeth Myers Mitchell, the Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors, Members of the Mitchell Gallery, Mrs. Ruth Mitchell, the John and Hilda Moore Fund, the Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment, Rex and Katharine Pingle,and the Clare Eddy and Eugene V. Thaw Fine Arts Fund.
Gifts in kind: Kathleen McSherry, and Up.St.ART Annapolis

ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Gift of John and June Hechinger.

Image detail: Phyllis Yes, Paint Can with Brush, 1981 Mixed media with paint

In Paint Can with Brush, Yes creates a humorous dissonance between object and adornment that simultaneously draws out questions of gender and identity. Although primarily a painter, Yes also makes sculptures and videos. Her work addresses issues of femininity and gender identification. She uses tools to symbolize masculinity in her work, then sabotages these tools by overlaying them with webs of lacy patterns and motifs traditionally thought of as feminine. Yes once gave a lace paint job to a Porsche, and in the 1980s she “decorated” a variety of tools with her floral and lace patterns. In a series of paintings, “Mixed Metaphors,” she depicted detailed table settings where tools replaced silverware, thus contrasting men’s and women’s traditional family roles.

❤️ Happy Valentines Day ❤️ Love Art ❤️ Love Members ❤️Love Sponsors ❤️ Love YouOur sincere thanks to our members and spo...
02/14/2020

❤️ Happy Valentines Day ❤️ Love Art ❤️ Love Members ❤️Love Sponsors ❤️ Love You

Our sincere thanks to our members and sponsors who help make Mitchell Gallery exhibitions and programs possible.

This exhibition is made possible through a leadership gift from the Helena Foundation and is generously sponsored by PNC Bank and Anne S. Potter. Additional support is provided by David and Laura Watt, Richard and Carole Falk, and Katie Blyth + Gary Brown + Brogan Brown.

ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection through February 23rd.

Phyllis Yes
Paint Can with Brush, 1981 Mixed media with paint
In Paint Can with Brush, Yes creates a humorous dissonance between object and adornment that simultaneously draws out questions of gender and identity. Although primarily a painter, Yes also makes sculptures and videos. Her work addresses issues of femininity and gender identification. She uses tools to symbolize masculinity in her work, then sabotages these tools by overlaying them with webs of lacy patterns and motifs traditionally thought of as feminine. Yes once gave a lace paint job to a Porsche, and in the 1980s she “decorated” a variety of tools with her floral and lace patterns. In a series of paintings, “Mixed Metaphors,” she depicted detailed table settings where tools replaced silverware, thus contrasting men’s and women’s traditional family roles.

Thank you, Team Mitchell Gallery, for showing up to support Maryland Arts Day today! We appreciate Tara, Elizabeth and L...
02/13/2020

Thank you, Team Mitchell Gallery, for showing up to support Maryland Arts Day today! We appreciate Tara, Elizabeth and Laurie getting over to the legislature to meet the Anne Arundel delegates. MG Board of Advisors Chair Casey Pingle and MG Director Hydee Schaller were able to meet with Delegate Mark Chang and were delighted to find Tara, Elizabeth and Laurie already in his office with his high school student “Delegate of the Day.”

Maryland Arts Day is the largest annual gathering of arts professionals in Maryland. With more than 500 participants, representing every county in the state and Baltimore City, this statewide arts advocacy event connects artists, educators, administrators, volunteers and trustees with lawmakers from every legislative district in Maryland.

We thank all participants for showing strong support for the arts in Maryland and the impact they have on the economic and cultural vitality of the state.

“One Voice for all the Arts in Maryland'
#MdArtsDay https://mdarts.org/news-and-events/

Rinse Cycle, 1988Acrylic on Canvas, 60" x 24"Roger Shimomura was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1939.  He received his ...
02/12/2020

Rinse Cycle, 1988
Acrylic on Canvas, 60" x 24"

Roger Shimomura was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1939. He received his B.A. in graphic design from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1961. He continued his studies at various institutions before earning an M.F.A. in 1969 from Syracuse University, New York. As a recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, he has exhibited his paintings and prints throughout the United States since 1965. He has also had a distinguished teaching career and has written, directed, and produced a number of theatrical performances. In his multilayered, action-packed paintings, which are rendered in flat, bright colors, politics are combined with ukiyo-e imagery, pop-culture clichés, and everyday consumer products. The resulting juxtapositions reflect his own personal history as a third-generation Japanese-American and also address the broader social and cultural conflicts between the two countries.

*Excerpted from Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection, published by Harry N. Abrams Inc.

Hear Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg's "ReTooled" interview on WBJC 🎶Exhibition through February 23rd
02/11/2020
International Arts & Artists

Hear Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg's "ReTooled" interview on WBJC 🎶
Exhibition through February 23rd

Tune in to this radio interview about our #travelingexhibition "ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection" featuring The Mitchell Gallery’s Art Educator, Lucinda Edinberg. ⬇️ #NowOnView through February 23.

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If you missed our recent blog post about our staff's favorite works from the #HechingerCollection, visit artsandartists.org/blog.

With the guidance of wood and metal craftsman Shannon McDowell, participants created an exhibition-inspired utilitarian ...
02/07/2020

With the guidance of wood and metal craftsman Shannon McDowell, participants created an exhibition-inspired utilitarian sculpture from cast-off tools, metal scraps, and other found objects. No experience was required. Try-It! 2/4/20

RETOOLED: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HECHINGER COLLECTION
January 9–February 23, 2020

This exhibition of thoughtful and whimsical interpretations of tools as objects of beauty, or instruments of satire, features more than 40 imaginative works in sculpture, painting, photography, and works on paper. Berenice Abbott, William Eggleston, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Arman, Richard Estes, Red Grooms, Fernand Léger, and Roger Shimomura are among the 28 artists represented. These creations serve as reminders that tools embody the “can-do” spirit and may be an extension of oneself. The works on view are part of a massive collection originally belonging to hardware-industry pioneer John Hechinger.

This exhibition is made possible through a leadership gift from the Helena Foundation and is generously sponsored by PNC Bank and Anne S. Potter. Additional support is provided by David and Laura Watt, Richard and Carole Falk, and Katie Blyth + Gary Brown + Brogan Brown.

“ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection” was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Gift of John and June Hechinger.

With the guidance of wood and metal craftsman Shannon McDowell, participants created an exhibition-inspired utilitarian sculpture from cast-off tools, metal scraps, and other found objects. No experience was required. Try-It! 2/4/20

RETOOLED: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HECHINGER COLLECTION
January 9–February 23, 2020

This exhibition of thoughtful and whimsical interpretations of tools as objects of beauty, or instruments of satire, features more than 40 imaginative works in sculpture, painting, photography, and works on paper. Berenice Abbott, William Eggleston, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Arman, Richard Estes, Red Grooms, Fernand Léger, and Roger Shimomura are among the 28 artists represented. These creations serve as reminders that tools embody the “can-do” spirit and may be an extension of oneself. The works on view are part of a massive collection originally belonging to hardware-industry pioneer John Hechinger.

This exhibition is made possible through a leadership gift from the Helena Foundation and is generously sponsored by PNC Bank and Anne S. Potter. Additional support is provided by David and Laura Watt, Richard and Carole Falk, and Katie Blyth + Gary Brown + Brogan Brown.

“ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection” was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Gift of John and June Hechinger.

🎈Happy Birthday to Mark Blumenstein, a Hechinger Collection artist! We were pleased to have him speak to us last week. M...
02/02/2020

🎈Happy Birthday to Mark Blumenstein, a Hechinger Collection artist! We were pleased to have him speak to us last week.

Mark became a sculptor in a more circuitous route than one would expect. A Philadelphia native, he attended Penn State for a year, majoring in agriculture, then left to work in the photography business. In the midst of success, he decided a change was needed and a friend suggested that he do something with his hands. This epiphany led him to purchase a farm in West Virginia in 1973.

The farm was full of old discarded farm machinery and trucks and Mark purchased welding equipment to break it all down. His earliest projects began with creating furniture for his, then asbestos shingled, log cabin. Then, re-purposing the rusted cast-offs turned into whimsical sculptures, some of which are kinetic and springy, or complicated amalgamations of wrenches, saws, bolts, old woodstove parts, gas nozzles, and other unexpected materials
Mark has had his works exhibited in galleries in Philadelphia, Florida, Virginia, and West Virginia and was represented by the prestigious Franz Bader Gallery in Washington, DC.

He recently completed a series of 30 whimsical tabletop sculptures composed of old silver pieces for a restaurant at the GreenbriarResort.

Mark continues to think, collect, and create in his mountaintop home in West Virginia. We thank him and his wife Teri for making the trip to speak to us. ~~Lucinda Edinberg

Visit the Gallery to see his sculpture, Saw Bird, 1979, metal and hardware.
ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection through February 23rd.

Hechinger Collection artist/sculptor Mark Blumenstein spoke about his kinetic and free-standing sculptures created from recycled farm machinery, tools, and other metals. Immediately followed by Mitchell Gallery Members Libations and Conversations.

ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection

January 9 - February 23, 2020

This exhibition of thoughtful and whimsical interpretations of tools as objects of beauty, or instruments of satire, features more than 40 imaginative works in sculpture, painting, photography, and works on paper. Berenice Abbott, William Eggleston, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Arman, Richard Estes, Red Grooms, Fernand Léger, and Roger Shimomura are among the 28 artists represented. These creations serve as reminders that tools embody the “can-do” spirit and may be an extension of oneself. The works on view are part of a massive collection originally belonging to hardware-industry pioneer John Hechinger

African-American History Month, Black History Month begins today. We highlight and honor artist Jacob Lawrence. Visit th...
02/01/2020
Jacob Lawrence – International Arts & Artists

African-American History Month, Black History Month begins today. We highlight and honor artist Jacob Lawrence. Visit the Gallery to see his lithograph, Carpenters, 1977.

"Jacob Lawrence (1917 – 2000) was an African-American artist known for his portrayal of African-American life. As well as an artist, storyteller, and interpreter, he was an educator. Lawrence referred to his style as "dynamic cubism", though by his own account the primary influence was not so much French art as the shapes and colors of Harlem. He brought the African-American experience to life using blacks and browns juxtaposed with vivid colors."

ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection through February 23rd.

https://www.artsandartists.org/hechinger-collection/collection-database/jacob-lawrence/

Jacob Lawrence Carpenters, 1977 Lithograph, 18" x 22" The Builders, 1974 Lithograph, 34" x 25 1/4" Builders Three, 1991 Lithograph, 30" x 21 3/4" Jacob Lawrence was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1917, and died in his home in Seattle, Washington in 2000. He moved to New York in 1931 when he b...

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Are you a local artist who wants to share their art with the community? Arts in the Park is a great time to do that! Arts in the Park is a family event that is happening Saturday August 24, 2019 11am-3pm. For more information on how to become a vendor go tohttps://chesapeakeartscenternews.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/arts-in-the-park-festival-vendor-application-2019.pdf
Thought the crew at the Gallery might get a kick out of this:
The Mitchell Gallery is a treasure! Most recently the exhibit of wonderful art/childrens books while the Caritas Society gave on the 11th of Nov. its book event featuring childrens books by three writers one of whom is Tami Lewis Brown. Check under St.John`s Caritas events for more on the 12 Nov book event.Held while the Mitchell Gallery had its excellent event. Jenny Jefferson
Chesapeake Arts Center Presents: 5th Annual Arts in the Park Festival Saturday, August 18 ,2018 11am-3pm Outside of the Hammonds Lane Theatre Free Admission | Rain or Shine! Bring your entire family to the Chesapeake Arts Center's 5th Annual Arts in the Park Festival on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 11:00am-3:00pm. Live music, activities for kids, chalk drawing, face painting, local art for sale, community vendors and more! Live Music: RÊVE, Annapolis junction big band & more!
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“Things that makes you Happy” Exhibit At Gallery 90 (Hospice of the Chesapeake in Pasadena, Maryland) EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES DEADLINES Chesapeake Arts Center will be presenting the “Things that make you HAPPY” exhibition at Gallery 90 located at the Hospice of the Chesapeake in Pasadena, Maryland from July 6-August 31, 2018. Proposal is reviewed by the Chesapeake Arts Center’s Gallery Director and must be submitted by Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Artwork must be framed by the artist; the only sizes accepted will be 16x20 black wood or metal frame. Artists must also provide wire on the back of the frames and each artwork must have label on the back and wrapped in bubble wrap when dropped off at the center. Theme of the Exhibit: Things that make you HAPPY Artwork Accepted: Photographs, Drawings or Paintings SIZE OF ARTWORK ALLOWED 16X20. MUST be framed in Black Wood OR Metal Frames only! Artists frame own artwork with wire on the back. How many can you submit? Artists can submit up to 5 pieces. Artwork will be selected by the Chesapeake Arts Center’s Gallery Director. Only 25 pieces will be selected for this exhibit. EACH PROPOSAL MUST BE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: IMAGES OF YOUR WORK The work should be no more than five years old, no nudity, violence or foul language allowed. DIGITAL IMAGES: Send 5 images in jpeg format- no larger than 1024 pixels in any direction at 300 dpi for review. All image files are to be titled. Email to Nicole Caracia at [email protected] by Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11:59pm. IMAGE LIST A numerical listing including artist’s name, title, dimensions, medium, and file name of each jpeg sent with digital images. CONDENSED BIO One or two short paragraphs- A condensed informative statement with your artistic highlights. CONTACT INFORMATION Name, address, phone number(s) email address of the artist, and website information. Only complete proposal package including all the information listed will be reviewed. If accepted into the art show, all artwork will be due to the Chesapeake Arts Center by Thursday, July 5, 2018 between office hours of 10:00am-6:00pm.Artwork will go on display at the Gallery 90 (Hospice of Chesapeake in Pasadena, Maryland). SEND ENTRIES TO Nicole Caracia at [email protected] . FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 410-636-6597 or visit www.Chesapeakearts.org http://www.chesapeakearts.org/call-artists-%E2%80%9Cthings-make-you-happy%E2%80%9D-exhibit-gallery-90
Excited to participate in this cool event curated by Lucinda Edinberg! Thanks The Mitchell Gallery!
CALL FOR ARTISTS: “En Blanc et Noir” Exhibit At Gallery 90 located at the Hospice of the Chesapeake in Pasadena, Maryland. Attn Photographers. Submit your Black and White Photos for the En Blanc et Noir Exhibit at the Hospice of the Chesapeake Arts Center for July 7-September 1. Must enter by June 23, 2017. Click here for more details: https://chesapeakeartscenternews.wordpress.com/…/call-for…/…
CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: For the "Maryland, My Maryland" exhibit at the Chase Brexton Health Care center in Glen Burnie from July 14-October 4, 2017. Submit photos by June 23, 2017. Click here for more details: https://chesapeakeartscenternews.wordpress.com/…/06/07/1060/