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Saturday, April 8, 2017
“Points of Juxtaposition” Artists’ Reception at DCA
5-7:30 p.m.: Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321 High Street, Cambridge, MD, 410-228-7782; “Points of Juxtaposition: A Gathering of 6 African American Artists”, featuring the works of artists Tony Burton, Alex Gamble, Kennie Jones, Michael Morris, Ernie Satchell and Carl Williams. Light refreshments. All are welcome. For more information and additional activities, visit www.dorchesterarts.org
NEXT UP IN THE GALLERIES AT DORCHESTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
“POINTS OF JUXTAPOSITION: A GATHERING OF SIX AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS
“Points of Juxtaposition: A Gathering of Six African-American Artists”, an exhibit featuring the works of Maryland and Delaware artists Tony Burton, Alex Gamble, Kennie Jones, Michael Morris, Ernie Satchell and Carl Williams, will be on display in the galleries March 31 – April 30.
The exhibit reflects a culmination of more than 190 years of experience and insightful excursions into creative points of view. It is a coming together of African-American artists from the Eastern Shore who find inspiration from life in America and from an older African consciousness
The exhibit is visually unified by elements of color, pattern, rhythm and a definite sense of spiritual awareness. With brushes, camera lenses and computers, these six artists use their own unique styles to depict social ills, beauty, history and place of African-Americans in this country. Works will include oils, watercolors, prints, mixed media, photography, sculpture and ceramics.
Tony (Tobuje) Burton is a graduate of Delaware State University for Art Education and Delaware College of Art and Design in Computer Aided Graphic Design. He is a retired Art Education Teacher from the Woodbridge School District in Bridgeville Delaware. Tony is a cartoonist at heart and enjoys drawing his life observances in a comedic way to bring them to light. “We all have troubles”, he says, “but when put into a comedic format, they don’t seem as intimidating”.
Mijomor is the abbreviated artist name of Eastern Shore artist Michael J. Morris. Mijomor has been an artist and educator since 1975. He works in different types of media ranging from pencil to monoprinting, but his primary medium is oil painting. His subject matter includes people in day-to-day situations, poetry and painting combinations, landscapes, Afristracts (collaged images of Africa) and surrealism that verges on fantasy.
Kenneth Jones explored art through pencil, charcoal and graphite in the 1980s and 1990s, expressing the family dynamic, poverty, and the plight of the poor in American society. Currently Jones uses his camera to capture the subtle world around him. He shoots “old” discarded and forgotten things - old metal, with its rich character, old buildings, old people, old cities; things that like him have stood the test of time, weathered every storm, and are, like him, still standing.
Ernie Satchell is a native of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Maryland State College (now UMES) and a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from Towson State University. Satchell served as the Art Department Chair at the University of Maryland for over thirty-five years, and is known for his work in the development of large pottery throwing techniques. “I view myself as a clay conductor” states Satchell, “who orchestrates images and presents them in ways that make life relevant and meaningful to me”.
Carl Vincent Williams is a longtime resident of Wilmington, Delaware, and has been working as an educator since 1975. Williams’ style consists of using graphic collage and semi-abstract line and shape to form his images. He works on hot and cold press watercolor paper with acrylics, inks, and a surprising natural material – hornet’s nests! He has created a multitude of caricatures with this material both natural and man-made, that are designed to evoke self-reflection by the viewer.
Alexander Gamble is a Delaware resident who hails from Brooklyn, New York. Early loss led to finding comfort in traveling and the anonymity of being an artist. Since 2003, Gamble’s life as a Christian has defined a new perspective for his work. His art is a combination of circumstance and the recall of events past. Representing all aspects of his life, Gamble proudly submits his work to the viewer.
An artists’ reception will be held on Second Saturday, April 8, 5:00 -7:30 pm with complimentary refreshments. All are welcome. Dorchester Center for the Arts is located at 321 High Street in Cambridge, MD. For more information and additional activities, visit online at dorchesterarts.org.