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Date: February 17, 2004 (04-19)
Contacts: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

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Montgomery College Displays Vessels and
Jewelry by Renowned Metal Artists
National Metal Invitational Exhibit at Rockville Campus Feb. 23-March 12 

          Montgomery College will present the National Metal Invitational art exhibit February 23-March 12, in its Rockville Campus Art Gallery.  The Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the Paul Peck Art Building.

Organized by Montgomery College Professor Komelia Hongja Okim, the exhibit showcases leading metal artists from across the country who submitted vessels and jewelry creations.  Okim, a Rockville resident, is a distinguished member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and a sought-after artist and speaker.  Her experience served her well when it came time to select the artists for this exhibit.  The artists, a true cross-section of the art community, are: Cynthia Eid, artist and teacher from DeCordova Museum School; Tom Muir; Paulette Myers, Southern Illinois University/Edwardsville; Jay Song, Savannah, Georgia; Matthew Hollern, The Cleveland Institute of Art; Sarah Perkins, Southwest Missouri State University; Dennis Nahabetian, Orchard Park, New York; Robin Kraft, Purdue University; Harlan Butt; and Sue Amendolara.

            During the exhibit, the Rockville Campus Art Gallery will be open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 6 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.  An exhibit opening reception will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 6-8 p.m.

            For additional information, contact the Art Gallery at 240-567-5115.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and  Silver Spring. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and non-credit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.