The Art of Gladys Goldstein

Paintings, Handmade Papers, Candy Wrappers, and More

Capturing the Essence

Opening May 3, 2004
University of Maryland University College
Arts program Gallery

Baltimore artist Gladys Goldstein wrote, "My canvases are not explicit statements, but hints of things that are, or were, or might have been—of memories, of feelings.”

Although her work is abstract, Goldstein's primary source of inspiration is nature. She creates the impression of light emanating from within her paintings and captures the essence, rather than the appearance, of the natural world. In an artistic career spanning six decades, Goldstein has worked with oils, acrylics, watercolor, drawing, collage, and handmade paper. Goldstein was also the first American artist to use the Mexican printmaking technique mixographia to create and reproduce textured prints.

The exhibition Capturing the Essence: The Art of Gladys Goldstein celebrates the opening of the permanent Gladys Goldstein Gallery in the UMUC Inn and Conference Center. This gallery will be the university's first permanent display of contemporary abstract art.

Art Events

UMUC Cyber Gala and
Silent Art Auction

UMUC Cyber Gala and Silent Art Auction

Purchase Original Artwork
The Arts Program has partnered with the 2015 UMUC Cyber Gala to offer a unique opportunity to purchase original, collectible works of art provided by more than 50 distinguished artists. Proceeds from the auction will support the Arts Program and cybersecurity scholarships. Find out more and register for the auction.

Delilah W. Pierce:
Natural Perspective

Delilah W. Pierce: Natural Perspective

Panel Discussion and Reception
Sunday, November 8, 2015,
3–5 p.m.

Exhibition Dates
September 27, 2015–
January 3, 2016

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Panel Discussion: Second Floor, Room 2210
Reception and Exhibition: UMUC Arts Program Gallery, Lower Level

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