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Gormley Gallery Announces Fall Exhibits

July 6, 2011

Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University is announcing two new exhibits by local artists for fall 2011.

The Pattern More Complicated features the paintings of Baltimore artist Jim Condron. Infused with energy, Condron’s work focuses on elements within the landscape, the patterns and colors in the trees, grass and ground. His work appears nationally and internationally in galleries and museums as well as in corporate, university, public and private collections. Condron is currently an adjunct professor of art at Towson University and Stevenson University. He has also been an instructor for Johns Hopkins University's Odyssey Program and the Maryland Institute College of Art. 

“Jim Condron is a painter precisely for our times because of his authentic post-modernism. He is concerned not with novelty but with finding in the observation of the external world a sensory equivalent for his own spiritual realities,” noted writer and artist Robert Ayers in a September 2010 essay.

The exhibit will run from September 6 through October 14, 2011. Gormley Gallery hosts an opening reception on Saturday, September 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A gallery talk is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5 from noon to 1 p.m.

Collaborations highlights work by clients at Penn Mar Human Services in Freeland, Md. and students at Notre Dame, under the direction of alumna Katie Lynn Gutridge ’95. Penn Mar’s day program provides therapeutic and physical training to adults with disabilities.  Drawing, painting and sculpture projects are composed with a variety of materials that expand and develop social and cognitive abilities, as well as fine and gross motor skills. Notre Dame students majoring in art therapy, psychology, art education, special education or physical therapy help the Penn Mar clients develop project ideas and assist them in the preparation and creation of the artwork.

“The Penn Mar art program is a fabulous experience for everyone involved,” said Geoff Delanoy, director of Gormley Gallery and associate professor of art at Notre Dame. “It takes the idea of collaborative work to a great level where diverse members of a community can deeply learn from each other.”

The exhibit will run from October 24 through December 2, 2011. Gormley Gallery hosts an opening reception on Saturday, October 29 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A gallery talk is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30 from noon to 1 p.m.

Admission to Gormley Gallery is free. Regular gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (call 410.435.0100 for weekend hours). The gallery is located in Fourier Hall at College of Notre Dame, 4701 North Charles Street in Baltimore.

Gormley Gallery is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an organization dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, unites of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. For additional information visit ndm.edu /gormleygallery.

College of Notre Dame of Maryland, a Catholic liberal arts college founded in 1895 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, engages students as confident, capable learners and leaders, thriving in the vibrant, personal community of its distinguished Women’s College, College of Adult Undergraduate Studies and College of Graduate Studies. Rich in tradition, Notre Dame provides students with opportunities in research, study abroad and service to the global community. Notre Dame’s graduates change lives—in their careers, communities and families. On September 9, 2011, the College becomes Notre Dame of Maryland University. Visit www.ndm.edu.