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  • Date: April 5, 2005
    Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 310-251-7970; Steve Simon, 301-251-7952

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    Montgomery College Professor Holds Solo Exhibit at Rockville Campus
    Sumita Kim Displays Paintings in “Recent Works” Through April 15

    PHOTO EDITORS - high-resolution images to accompany this story:

    betrayal.jpg - Betrayal, acrylic on canvas, 2003

    mytwomothers.jpg - My Two Mothers, acrylic on canvas, 2004



    Montgomery College Professor Sumita Kim is holding a solo exhibit of her paintings in “Recent Works” at the College’s Rockville Campus Art Gallery through April 15.  The Gallery is located on the second floor of the Paul Peck Art Building on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD. 


    Born in Korea, Kim immigrated to the United States in her late twenties.  She holds a master’s degree in filmmaking from the American University and another master’s degree from the University of Maryland.  Along with teaching at Montgomery College, Kim exhibits her art throughout the United States and abroad.  Her first solo exhibit was at the Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville.  Since then, she has displayed her paintings at the Maryland Art Place, the University of Maryland, the Howard County Center for the Arts, the International Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, and in Stockholm, Sweden.  In 2005, Kim’s artwork will be seen in the “Beauty Project” exhibit at the Center for Contemporary Art in New Orleans, Louisiana and “Faces of the Fallen” at the Women’s Memorial, located at Arlington National Cemetery.


    Of her decision to become a painter, Kim has said that she was “intrigued and challenged in expressing myself in a language other than my native tongue.”  She adds, “Ironically, though, my paintings are reflections of my memories, desires, and emotions that have been embedded within me even from the time before I was born.”


    Gallery hours during the “Recent Works” exhibit are Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 6–8 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.


    For more information, call 301-279-5245 or visit


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