Please join the UMUC Arts Program for the opening reception of an exhibition at the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt featuring the photography of William Anderson, Mignonette Dooley, and Bruce McNeil.
This exhibition presents three unique perspectives of the world through the lenses of three diverse and dynamic photographers. The photographers use their life experiences and mastery of the camera to produce images that make viewers think, wonder, and smile. William Anderson presents scenes of rural life and brings an edge of social justice to his work as he documents the harsh conditions and struggles of poor communities. There are also moments of simple beauty to be found in Anderson's art. Mignonette Dooley explores color and abstract forms by looking at everyday scenes as things of beauty. Her work is informed by her interactions with the urban environment of Washington, D.C.; her family; and her love of poetry. Bruce McNeil's art invites discussion of how people interact in different environments. Much of his work combines images of spaces and environments with contrasting pictures of people and objects to create new ways of seeing the images. Together, the works in this exhibition engage viewers in a discourse, inviting them to look at the world through multiple views and encouraging conversation about these viewpoints.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
May 7–July 20, 2018
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
U.S. District Courthouse
6500 Cherrywood Lane
About Art at the Courthouse
Since its inception in 1996, the Art at the U.S. District Courthouse program has contributed greatly to our region's cultural enrichment. The original purpose of the program was to feature works by Maryland artists, but over the years it has expanded to include international art. With exhibitions in quilting, photography, sculpture, and painting, the Art at the U.S. District Courthouse program continues to call attention to the diverse interests and creative talents of artists and the importance of their contributions to society.