The City of Gaithersburg Presents an Exhibit of “Love & Harmony”

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Posted: December 22, 2016 The City of Gaithersburg presents a mixed media exhibition featuring the works of Cynthia Farrell Johnson, Sandra Davis, Jenne Glover, Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks, Patricia Zannie, Helen Zughaib, and Karlisima Rodas-Israel. The exhibit is on display through February 20, 2017 at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg. Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guest Curator Cynthia Farrell Johnson has assembled a group of local artists whose bright and vivid work captures “Love & Harmony” with interpretations of nature, relationships, spirituality, hope and transformation through various media. Cynthia Farrell Johnson is a fan of vibrant colors. Her works in gouache and acrylic have been inspired by the people she met and places she lived during 25 years of globetrotting as a U.S. diplomat. Learn more about the artist at www.cfjfinearts.com. Sandra Davis is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where she received a degree in Commercial Art. She started working with paper in 1996, creating images of clowns as a gift for her mother. Her current work focuses on African American history and icons. View her works at www.imagerybydavis.com. Jenne Glover’s art is colorful, infused with textures, patterns, rhythm, and repetition. Compositions are constructed of magazine cutouts, ready-made materials, paint, photographs, fabric, oil pastels, and images altered from earlier works. View her works at www.jenneglover.com. Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks, a native Washingtonian, has been working as an artist for well over forty years. She has worked as an arts educator in both the U.S. and Africa, as the owner/director of an art gallery, as an art therapist and as a consultant. She received a BFA in Art Education from Howard University and an MA in Education/Counseling from Trinity University. Her mixed media works can best be described as Afro-Caribbean. View her works here. Color has interested Patricia Zannie since she sat in her highchair during World War II, falling in love with her first box of crayons. As a “Modern” mixed media, collage artist, she has continued to incorporate crayons, along with oil pastels, inks and paint, into her artworks more than 75 years later. View her works at www.patzannie.com. Helen Zughaib works primarily in gouache, an opaque watercolor, and ink on board. Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Lebanon. View her works at www.hzughaib.com. To Karlisima Rodas-Israel, the universe is electric and this electricity permeates everything around us. This electricity and energy is shown in her paintings by virtue of bright color: intense oranges and yellows, electric cobalt and ultramarine blues, fire-like reds and thick and thin expressive brushstrokes. View her works at www.karlisima.com. Please note that all artwork is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artists.

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