The Towson University Center for the Arts will host two exhibitions as part of the gallery network for Artscape 2014. Opening Thursday, July 10 and running through Saturday, August 9, the on-campus shows are free and open to the public. Receptions will be held Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
On display in the Center for the Arts Gallery, Home: Human = Cage: Cockatoo defines home through different approaches to discomfort. For artist David Page, home can be threatening and torturous; for Ben Marcin, it is abandoned memory; for Katherine Sifers, it is postmodern vanitas; for Margaret Rogers, it is fantasy; for Avi Gupta, it is familiar but alienated; and for Mary Beth Muscara, it is fusion.
The exhibition is curated by Cheryl Harper, an independent curator working in the mid-Atlantic. With an M.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Delaware and an M.A. in Art History in Modern and Contemporary Art from Temple University, Harper has curated over 50 prominent exhibitions throughout the region and is also herself a practicing artist.
The Center for the Arts Holtzman MFA Gallery will feature Trans-Send: Works on Paper by University of Dundee, Scotland MFA Students. The exchange of works on paper by Towson University and University of Dundee MFA students will be exhibited at each of the respective university galleries. The first of the exhibitions, the works by the Dundee students, will be on display.
Artscape is America’s largest free arts festival, attracting more than 350,000 attendees over three days. The festival features artists, fashion designers and craftspeople, visual art exhibits on and off-site, live concerts, performing arts and family events.