"Realm of the Real" Art Exhibition on Display Now!
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
On Display until July 15
The Realm of the Real exhibition showcases the figurative artwork of three local artists who explore different aspects and interpretations of the human form, ranging from graceful dancers to historical figures to more abstract representations. The artists include Sarah Louise Hyde, Michael Hyman, and Michael G. Stewart.
Hyde’s paintings of dancers reveal swirling forms, elegant gestures, and the unspoken rhythms of motion. She served on the faculty of the Corcoran School of Art and showed her work in the D.C. area before her death from brain cancer in 2007. Her husband Jack Kline has been sharing her work with a wider audience as “a visual remembrance and memorial to her energy, creativity, and enthusiasm,” he said.
Hyman is a Black artist whose work encompasses painting, digital 3D sculpture, video installation, and photography. “I’m most excited about creating pieces in the range of Negritude Art with linear narratives embedded in social and political abstractions,” he said. “I hope to fascinate, educate, and enlighten the viewer with my work.” Negritude began in the 1930s as a literary movement among French-speaking African and Caribbean writers who asserted the power of Black identity and a rejection of colonialism.
Stewart’s career as an architectural and aerial photographer helped him translate his artistic vision into more personal mediums, such as drawing, etching, and linocuts. He worked for 20 years as a photographer for the National Endowment for the Arts.
This art exhibition is part of the Takoma Park Arts cultural series, which includes free film screenings, poetry readings, concerts, theater performances, and other events at the Takoma Park Community Center. Go to takomaparkmd.gov/arts for more info and to sign up for our e-newsletter.