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Date: May 7, 2004 (04-50)

Montgomery College-Takoma Park Showcases Student Art
Annual Student Show Highlights Works of Art in All Media May 22-September 3 

            Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Campus will showcase the artwork of students in its annual show May 22-September 3 in the Pavilion of Fine Arts, Takoma Park, Maryland.  The student show features more than 150 works in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and photography.  More than 100 student artists are represented in the show.             

            To celebrate the work of the students and the end of the school year, the College will hold a special opening reception and potluck party on Thursday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m., in the Pavilion of Fine Arts.  The event is free and open to the public with food from all over the world.  Guests are invited to bring food and drink to share with others.  As an added attraction, the event will feature the deejaying talents of Iona Brown, also known as “dj 3rdi shapeshifta.”  Brown, a painter, is an alumna of Montgomery College-Takoma Park, and the San Francisco Art Institute.   She received her MFA in painting at Yale University.  Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member at Montgomery College-Takoma Park. 

            The student show is open for viewing on Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. 

The Fine Arts Pavilion is located on New York Avenue between Chicago and Takoma Avenues.  For directions to Montgomery College-Takoma Park and around campus, log on to www.montgomerycollege.edu and click on “Directories.”  For more information, call 240-567-1368.

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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.