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  • Date: March 16, 2005
    Media Contact: Steve Simon, 301-251-7952

    Montgomery College-Takoma Park to Host Multimedia Art Exhibit
    'Take This Longing from My Tongue' at Pavilion of Fine Arts Gallery April 4–May 7

    An exhibit by interdisciplinary artist Sophia Isajiw, entitled “Take This Longing from My Tongue,” will be on display in the Gallery of the Pavilion of Fine Arts at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Campus from April 4–May 7. The installation uses wood, bronze, glass, rope, audio, incense, and snail shells to explore insatiable longings, invisible desires, and mourned losses. 


    Isajiw’s work includes installations, printmaking, artist book works, performance, teaching, curation and writing on art. She founded the Velvet Antler Studio for Print Media, while directing the print and paper media department at the international Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. She has taught at numerous art institutions in Canada and the United States, including the California Institute of the Arts, California State University, Stanislaus, where she was director and curator of the University Art Gallery and a public arts commissioner with the Turlock City Arts Commission.  Isaijw is currently assistant professor of art at the University of Windsor in Ontario.


    Isajiw has received numerous awards from Canada and the United States. Her solo and group exhibitions include public artworks and performance works in Sedona and Phoenix, Arizona, Banff, Toronto, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, the Pyrenees and Chile. Her work is included in myriad museum and art center collections across Canada.


    The artist will discuss her work on Monday, April 4 at 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge of The Commons building on the MC-Takoma Park Campus. An opening reception will follow in the Gallery of the Pavilion of Fine Arts from 2–3 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m., and by appointment. For more information about “Take This Longing from My Tongue” exhibit, call 301-650-1368.  


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    Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, Maryland, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.


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