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“The Pepper Queen,”
Lisa Montag Brotman

The paintings of Lisa Montag Brotman, MFA ’74, were featured in Playing for Keeps, a solo exhibition at Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, Oct. 2 to Nov. 10. Other recent exhibitions featuring Brotman’s work include Ultra Real at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Longwood, Va., and Realist/Stylist at Maryland Art Place, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and McLean (Va.) Project for the Arts.

“Illusions,” Josephine Haden

The contradictions of celebrity and privacy are the theme of a collection of new paintings by Josephine Haden, MA ’72, featured in a solo exhibit this September at Gallery K in Washington, D.C. The exhibition included works on canvas and on wood. Last year, Haden received the Binney & Smith Liquitex Excellence in Art National Grand Prize for her painting.

“Self Portrait,” Charles K. Steiner

The work of Kathy Harmon-Luber, CCEW ’84, was included in a 15-artist group show at Hollywood Digital in Los Angeles this past March.

A retrospective exhibition of the works of Wichita (Kansas) Art Museum Director Charles K. Steiner, MFA ’76, was held at the Wichita Center for the Arts’ Wiedemann Gallery this past fall. The one-man exhibition, which ran from Sept. 7 to Oct. 28, featured the first public showings of Steiner’s two three-dimensional works: Wedding Installation, created for his 1981 wedding, and Leave A Message, a sculpture exploring communication with the dead. Prior to assuming his current position in January 2000, Steiner was associate director of The Art Museum at Princeton University and associate museum educator for The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Paintings in oil on canvas, Rachel Sultanik

Oil paintings on canvas by Rachel (Eisenberg) Sultanik, MA ’78, were exhibited at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center Galleries in Bethesda, Md., from March 9 to May 5.

“C&O Canal,”
Caroline Thorington

The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Art Program presented Scenes from Montgomery County, an exhibit of the lithographs and paintings of Caroline Thorington, MFA ’75, March 9 to May 4, in Bethesda, Md.

The McLean Project for the Arts presented an exhibition of works on paper by Cynthia Young, MFA ’79, at the Atrium Gallery this past spring. The show, entitled Archaic Mirrors, features a body of abstract works inspired by an archaic mirror that Young recently saw in the Pre-Columbian collection of Washington’s Dumbarton Oaks

“Archaic Mirror VII,” Cynthia Young

Museum. “It is non-reflective and opaque, yet shadowy images traces across its surface,” says Young of the mirror. “These shadows suggest the mystery of the mirror’s past—a different world long since forgotten.” Young has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions over the past 30 years.