The Barry Gallery

Curated by J.S. Herbert
Paintings, photography, mixed media, and sculpture works by Marymount University Alumni
October 18 - November 16, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, October 18, 6-8pm

Marymount University’s Barry Gallery is pleased to present the first Marymount University Alumni Exhibition. This special exhibition is curated by alumna J.S. Herbert ’17. There were many strong submissions from various majors. This exhibition was open to all Marymount alumni, regardless of major, and highlights the many continued artistic talents of the Marymount community. The public is invited to a free reception with the artists on Friday, October 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, part of Homecoming Weekend at Marymount. The exhibit will be on view October 18 – November 16, 2019. The artists in this exhibition are
Yusef Alahmad J.S. Herbert Rick Reinsch
Kathlyn Avila Kate Knizner Gloria Spellman
Elizabeth Mary Beach Kristina Kovacs Alex Rokita
Theresa Cappello Janet Elman Caitlin Vitale
Pam Frederick Mary Ellyn Perkowski  

The exhibition intends to encourage and support those alumni who are working as artists or practicing fine art in any form in their life after Marymount. The Barry Gallery seeks to connect these artists with exhibition opportunity and to provide support for their practice. Alumni artists include graduates from the class of 1976 through 2018 in a variety of degrees including education, business, nursing, graphic design, humanities, and illustration. The works exhibited are in a wide range of media including painting, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. Rick Reinsch’s photographs disrupt place and atmosphere with pattern, architecture, and repetition. Mary Ellyn Perkowski’s oil paintings merge color and texture into illuminating scenes. Kathlyn Alvia’s almost mythical sculptures feature figurative forms which are both serene and disarming in their otherworldliness. Janet Elman’s detailed oil paintings have a sense of reality and tranquility.
About curating the exhibition, J.S. Herbert states: "I think that being part of an art community is important for one as an artist. It is great for exposure and opportunities to show and share your work, but it is even greater because it provides a platform for artists to get together and share their ideas, encourage each other and get inspirations. The main idea for the Marymount Alumni Exhibition is to provide a platform for Marymount Alumni of all ages and majors to be able to not only show their works of art, but to get to know each other. This exhibition is a start of something that hopefully can become a new MU tradition. It will give an opportunity to our alumni to network with each other, or reconnect with their old colleagues and professors. For this exhibition, my goal was to select a variety of works of art in different media that showed unique ideas, compositions, color pallets, and good craftsmanship."

The Barry Gallery, located in the Reinsch Library at Marymount, 2807 North Glebe Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. (The Reinsch Library and Barry Gallery entrance is at 26th Street, just north of Yorktown Boulevard. Access for individuals with disabilities is available.)

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Above image: Stephanie Lane, It's a Trap, 2018, Oil on arylic ground paper, 25 x 17 inches

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Marymount University, Main Campus
2807 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington VA 22207