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MAYA FREELON ASANTE “Radical Honesty” and group exhibition at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

26 Jan




Opening next Thursday!

As the most immediate of the art elements, color powerfully impacts the viewer’s emotions. The colors in a work of art trigger inner responses that can range from visceral and subtle thoughts and feelings, to strong memories and psychological states. Whether bright and beautiful or subdued and minimalist, color calls attention.
This exhibition explores the ways that women of color use this commanding art element to convey meaning that is relevant to contemporary sensibilities of race, gender and subjectivity.                              Susan M. Holt, curator

MAYA FREELON ASANTE’s artwork at University of Maryland, Eastern Shore in “History Continues: Contemporary African American Artists

2 Feb




UMES hosts Black History Month exhibit

“History Continues:  Contemporary African-American Artists,” the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Black History Month exhibit, opens Feb. 4 with a reception from 4-6 p.m. in the Mosely Gallery.

The art display, which runs through March 10, shows “how current events and culture inform the work of contemporary African-American artists,” gallery director Susan Holt said.  “All the artists are young, emerging artists from the Baltimore/Washington area who use quite different materials, themes and approaches, yet contain some connection to the relevance of Black History.”

Artists include:  Michael Booker (University of Maryland 2012), Maya Freelon Asante (School of Museum of Fine Art in Boston 2007), Larry Cook (George Washington 2013), Shaunte Gates, Jeffrey Kent (Maryland Institute College of Art 2010) and Jamea Richmond-Edwards (Howard University 2012).

Companion events accompany the art exhibit.

The Mosely Gallery is free and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Call 410-651-7770 or visit www.moselygallery.com for more information.


Click here to view available artwork by MAYA FREELON ASANTE.
Artwork is available at Morton Fine Art, 1781 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

(202) 628-2787, mortonfineart@gmail.com, http://www.mortonfineart.com