Come join us on April 25th for a evening of art exploration! We look forward to seeing you there.
Did you know that there are five art galleries on campus?! Want to learn more about them? ArtWalkUMD is an event to increase awareness of the visual arts programming here at the University of Maryland. The two hour walk will visit the five galleries to learn more about their missions and exhibitions. The event will begin with a reception at the Stamp Gallery at 6pm, and as a group, we will visit the other amazing galleries until our return to the Stamp at 8pm. Come join us for exciting night ofart and discovery here at UMD!
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MIDPOINT: SECOND YEAR MFA EXHIBITION
Two-person exhibition at the Stamp Gallery featuring the work of
Lauren Shea Little and Lauren Frances Moore
March 28-April 27, 2013
COLLEGE PARK–Md. The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland College Park will be presenting their new exhibit Midpoint, which features new and recent work of MFA candidates at the University of Maryland, College Park. The exhibition is open to the public March 28 through April 27, 2013 with an opening reception March 28, from 5-8 pm
Lauren Frances Moore lives and works in the greater Washington, DC area where she is currently working towards her MFA at the University of Maryland, College Park on a full graduate teaching assistantship. In 2011, she graduated from the Honors College at the College of Charleston with a BA in Studio Art as well as a BS in Business Administration. Lauren has participated in residencies at Franconia Sculpture Park, in Schafer, MN, Elsewhere Living Museum, in Greensboro, NC, and the Vermont Studio Center, in Johnson, VT. This past fall she was awarded the John Dorsey Prize for Outstanding Curatorial Practice, and this coming October her work will be featured in a solo exhibition at Hillyer Art Space, in Washington, DC. Flesh, as both material and metaphor, is the common denominator of Lauren’s studio practice. As she dissects and constructs, she responds to the intricacies and implications of our bodies’ largest organ. She views flesh as a tangible metaphor – at once a barrier and a carrier of matter and meaning.
Lauren Shea Little is a second year MFA candidate at the University of Maryland where she is exploring sound, drawing, painting and installation. She graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Art & Visual Technology in 2004. Lauren grew up traveling along the East Coast with short stays on the Pacific Coast, the Midwest and Germany. She has participated in-group exhibitions in Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York and most recently in San Juan, Costa Rica. Using sound, drawing, painting, and installation, she reconstitutes physical likenesses of herself as image and object. Interested in the intersection of phenomenology, cymatics (the study of physical sound and vibration), and the tradition of self-portraiture, Lauren draws on these subjects to explore notions of how the immaterial can be translated into material. Lauren lives in Washington, DC and sings with her husband Ben.
The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the gallery offers the University community an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves the public by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.
The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The gallery is free and open to the public Mondays-Thursdays 10:00AM-8:00PM; Fridays 10:00AM-6:00PM; and Saturdays 11:00AM-5:00PM. For more information about the exhibition and the program log on to http://stampgallery.wordpress.com/ or contact the gallery at 301-314-8493 or email@example.com-