Located in the Art Gallery of the UMUC Inn and Conference Center, Mind, Body and Spirit is one of five art exhibitions the university hosts annually, and features works from 42 local women artists. I’ve seen the exhibit twice and was impressed by the diversity of artists, the variety of mediums and art forms—landscapes, oils, mixed-media—and differences in the subjects the artists covered.
There is three-dimensional art such as Kay McCrohan’s embossed paper work, Yearning; watercolors like Christine Neill’s Eucalpyt Medusa; and abstract acrylic paintings like Cynthia Sands' Mysterious Travelers II. The works of internationally known artists like Lila Asher, who taught printmaking for more than 60 years, share space with that of emerging artists like Annie King Phillips who, although now in her 80s, took up art just 10 years ago.
“In some cases, [Mind, Body and Spirit] listens to the voices of artists as they address complex feminist issues through their art,” says Arts Program Director Eric Key. “In other cases, it’s an examination of technique and execution in art.” Overall, it is hoped the exhibit will foster a better understanding of and appreciation for the role of women in the art world, and in society.
Mind, Body and Spirit runs through March 14. Learn more about UMUC’s Arts program.
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