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Date: February 14, 2005

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Montgomery College Communication Arts Technologies Faculty Exhibit Work
Photographs, Paintings, Illustrations, and Mixed Media on Display, Thru March 1

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Montgomery College’s Communication Arts Technologies Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit of faculty artwork through Tuesday, March 1.  The exhibit features photography, illustrations, paintings, handcrafted clothing, mixed media installations, and a multi-media dvd presentation.  Faculty exhibitors represent the advertising art, photography, television, radio, and computer graphics areas within the Communication Arts Technologies (CAT) Department, formerly known as the Visual Communications Technologies Department, on the Rockville Campus.  The exhibit is located on the first floor of the Technical Center building, Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville.

The faculty exhibit includes the work of more than 15 professors and instructors:

  • Anne Benolken, who holds a MFA in photography from The Maryland Institute College of Art, makes 3-D mixed media photographic sculptures featuring the Indian goddess, Kali. 
  • Laurie Black, an adjunct professor of photography, works as a freelance photographer covering politics, cultural events, advocacy projects, and portraits.
  • Valerie Burghardt, an adjunct professor in advertising art, works in graphic design and is currently pursuing a M.A. degree from Syracuse University.
  • Mike Cantwell, coordinator of the computer graphic program, paints and exhibits his work throughout the Washington region.
  • Joanne Carl, a Board member on the DC Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, teaches television courses at Montgomery College.
  • LeRoy Froom, a professor of radio production, is the general manager and program director of Montgomery College’s e-radio station, WMCR. 
  • Jon Goell, a professor of photography, specializes in photojournalism and photography of people, architecture, and archaeology. 
  • Betty Harrell, an alumna of Montgomery College and an adjunct professor, does freelance work in graphic design, photography, and writing. 
  • Patricia Johanssen, a professor of graphic design, has more than 30 years experience as an artist, creating work in painting, illustration, metalsmithing, mixed media, and computer graphics.
  • Brian V. Jones, a professor of photography, has more than 21 years of teaching experience with a specialty in documentary photography.
  • Roger Marks, a third generation Washingtonian, has a background in classic animation art, but works in a variety of media, including wood, metal, clay, film, and digital photography.
  • B. Pratte, who currently teaches computer graphics classes at Montgomery College, worked more than 25 years in the graphic arts industry as a freelance illustrator and web designer.
  • Ed Riggs, a professor of advertising art, conducts seminars and training in “Digital Color Management” and he introduced digital imaging to the advertising art program within the Communication Arts Technologies Department.
  • Harry St. Ours, who is a marble sculptor by training, teaches computer art and design in the advertising art program.
  • Martha Vaughan, a professor of advertising art, has illustrated for national and regional magazines, newspapers, books, and national organizations. 
  • Dan Voss, who now works as an adjunct professor after retiring from Montgomery College, has almost 40 years experience teaching printing, graphic design, illustration, photography, and media appreciation.

The Communications Arts Technologies (CAT) Gallery is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m-10 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  For more information, call 301-279-5256 or 301-251-7535.

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