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Benjamin Gaither Center Inaugural Exhibition Features Olney Art Association | Communities

Gaithersburg, MD (January 18, 2022) The City of Gaithersburg presents the Olney Art Association member exposure at the Benjamin Gaither Center through March 31, 2022. The Benjamin Gaither Center is located at 80-A Bureau Drive and is currently open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception in February to meet the artists is planned. Details will be available on the City website and on the arts on the green and Benjamin Gaither Center Facebook Pages. This exhibition is open to the public.

Face masks are mandatory at all City facilities, and social distancing and limited capacity protocols are in place. Access to the gallery is subject to change depending on the current health situation. Please check the website for updates.

This exhibition features 30 works of art by 15 artists who are members of the Olney Art Association (OAA). Located in Olney, Maryland and founded in 1974, OAA is a professional, learning, and creative community of visual artists whose expertise spans a variety of mediums, such as oil paint, watercolor , acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, pen and ink. , printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, digital art and photography. More information can be found at OlneyArtAssociation.org.

This is the first art exhibition to be held in the new gallery space of the Benjamin Gaither Center. “We are so thrilled to be able to share the work of our local artists with the community in this new space, especially with members and visitors who come to the Benjamin Gaither Center,” said Jaree Donnelly, gallery program coordinator. “It’s a large, airy and bright space that just begged for beautiful art. The space now feels relaxed, like home, and is alive with color.

The new gallery is the fourth rotating art exhibition space in the city’s facilities, adding to those at the Arts Barn, Bohrer Park Activity Center and Kentlands Mansion. The work will change about four times a year.

Please note that most of the artwork included is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artists. For more information, please call 301-258-6394, email [email protected], or visit the Benjamin Gaither Center gallery webpage. Images of the exhibition can also be found on the gallery’s webpage for those wishing to experience the exhibition virtually.

Follow the Benjamin Gaither Center on the City’s website and on Facebook.

The arts on the green The visual arts program is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). To learn more about MSAC grants and their impact on Maryland’s arts sector, visit www.msac.org.