February 3 – April 7, 2019 | GROH & BOWMAN GALLERIES
2019 Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibitions
About the Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition juror: Eric Key, Director of the Arts Program at the University of Maryland University College. A native of Virginia, Eric Key earned his B. A. in Political Science and M. A. in Museum Studies from Hampton University. A specialist in African-American art, history and culture, he has previously worked as Special Collections Librarian/University Archivist at Prairie View A&M University, Texas, Assistant Curator of African American History at Old City Park, Dallas, Texas; Curator for the African American Museum, Dallas; Director of Programs for The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Dallas; and Executive Director of the Kansas African American Museum, Wichita, Kansas. Since 2008, Key has served as Director of the Arts Program at University of Maryland University College, Largo, and is responsible for the overall care of the University’s collection, its development, and a robust visual art exhibition program. Over the course of his career, Key has curated a broad range of culturally diverse exhibitions.
About the Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition juror: Tess Vinnedge, Regional Director at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York. Tess Vinnedge earned her B. A. degree in Visual Arts and Art History at Bennington College, Vermont. Currently, she serves as Regional Director at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, where she has worked since 2010. She previously held the positions of Director of Contemporary Art and Assistant Director. Prior to joining Edwynn Houk, Vinnedge worked in the Archives Department at Magnum Photos, New York, and at ROSEGALLERY, Los Angeles. A specialist in modern and contemporary photography, she has curated numerous exhibitions and is interested in connecting collectors with new work and developing relationships with emerging artists.
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Sunday, February 3 from 2 – 4 PM. Free & open to the public. Please RSVP by Friday, January 25. RSVP appreciated but not required. Snow date: February 10.
Panel of Artists: Open conversation with artists & photographers on view: Sunday, April 7 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM. Free & open to the public.
April 13 – June 29, 2019 | BOWMAN GALLERY
Albrecht Dürer: Master Prints
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was an extraordinary innovator who revolutionized the arts as a goldsmith, painter, etcher, and draftsman. He was praised for the remarkable compositional complexity and high level of naturalism he brought to his works. Dürer established an international reputation for his remarkable skills in printmaking (woodblock prints and engravings), which he elevated to the level of an independent art form.
Examples from his celebrated Small Woodcut Passion (1508-10), Life of the Virgin (1503-10), and the full set of sixteen prints from the Engraved Passion (1507-12) will be featured in the exhibition. Albrecht Dürer: Master Prints also includes several compositions by some of the artist’s most influential contemporaries and predecessors, Albrecht Altdorfer and Martin Schongauer, among others. All of the works in the exhibition are drawn from Reading Public Museum’s permanent collection of works on paper.
Scott Schweigert, Curator of Art and Civilization at the Reading Public Museum, noted that, “visitors will have the unique opportunity to examine the artist’s extraordinary skills in a highly complicated medium.” He adds that “Dürer took prints from craft to fine art in the early years of the sixteenth century and received accolades from artists and patrons throughout Europe.”
Many of the prints entered this museum’s collection from the 1930s through the 1970s and form a wonderful sampling of the artist’s work.
April 20 – May 26, 2019 | GROH GALLERY
Washington County Public Schools Annual Art Exhibition