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Maryanne Pollock to Exhibit Refuge at Schlesinger Center


The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, and the Forum Gallery at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College features the exhibit, Refuge, two maximalist collaborative canvases by Maryanne Pollock, Friday, Nov. 13 to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2016 with an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

Maryanne Pollock is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy. She continued her studies in painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Corcoran College of Art and Design with graduate studies at American University in Washington, D.C.

Pollock is represented by Genoma Contemporary in Venice, Italy, Galerie Mourlot in New York City and the Ralls Collection in Washington, D.C. Maryanne spent six years living, working and exhibiting extensively in Egypt and says that it profoundly changed her work. She has lived in Adams Morgan in Washington, D.C. since 1992.

The large-scale canvases in Refuge exude an energy and movement appropriate for the spacious Forum Gallery in the Schlesinger Center. The show is an intergenerational collaboration intended to build awareness of global refugee-ism – not just from war, famine and poverty but also from climate change. From a regional perspective, Refuge is an urgent response to recent scientific studies that find the Chesapeake Bay Region is twice as vulnerable to flooding than any place on the globe.

These printed, painted and stenciled canvases came out of a recent artist in residency that was initiated by the University of Maryland, the Barrie School and Winter Growth Howard Center and completed at the artist's studio in Adams Morgan.

Pollock plans to develop additional works and events around the project, Refuge. You may contact her for additional information at maryannepollock@gmail.com. To see additional work visit her website. The Forum Gallery is located on the first level of the Schlesinger Center. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during performances. 


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



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