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New Art Exhibitions on Display in Howard Community College Galleries

The Alfonso Fernandez Vazquez Exhibition.

Columbia, Maryland – Howard Community College (HCC) is pleased to announce the arrival of two exhibitions in the college’s galleries April 1– May 6, 2019.

“Bats in Belfries,” a mixed-media exhibition featuring drawings, paintings, sculpture, and video installations by Shana R. Goetsch and Danielle Garzelloni, will be held in The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery, located within the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA). “Bats in Belfries” refers to an old colloquialism, which presents bats as an allegory for mental illness. In related histories, both artists have experienced unexpected, physical confrontations with bats inside their homes. The nature of the work is layered in psychology and Jungian archetypes.

Located in the Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery on the first floor of McCuan Hall is “Entranced,” canvas paintings by Alfonso Fernandez Vazquez. Vazquez’s portrayal of cultural memory, spirituality, and politics in this body of work, showcasing his own journey from a Mexican immigrant to U.S. citizen, allows the viewer to interrogate the familiar and unfamiliar, allowing one to come to their own conclusions about what they are viewing.

Both exhibits are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Receptions for each exhibition will take place in their respective galleries at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Topics: Arts & Culture
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