• Sandy Spring Museum to Reopen with New Exhibit

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    September 30, 2020
    MEDIA ADVISORY                                               

    September 30, 2020 

    Sandy Spring Museum to Re-Open to the Public on October 9th with  New Exhibit 

    Makers Among Us                                            

    On Exhibit October 9 – November 23, 2020      
    Open Fridays by reservation only

    Great Uncle Harvey by Gabi Mendick

    Sandy Spring, MD – Sandy Spring Museum reopens to the public with  the new exhibit, Makers Among Us. Visitors are invited by reservation only on Fridays from 10am – 8pm. Admission is by donation.  

    About the Exhibit 

    Makers Among Us features the work of young, emerging visual artists  living in the Washington, DC metro area. The exhibit highlights the  freedom, imperfections, creativity, and unique perspectives of artists  who are just beginning their artistic careers, and who do not  necessarily have years of experience and formal training under their  belts. Makers Among Us provides a platform for contemporary artists  who have had limited opportunities to share their work with the public  and a space for audiences to discover new talent and perspectives. 

    The individual artists are driven to create but also to share their work with you, the viewer. Their art is  not only a vehicle for self-expression but also an avenue to communicate with audiences across generations and other perceived boundaries.  

    The exhibit features works by Connor Czora, Hannah Becker, Dew Charmant, Mariah Gugel, Grace  Roach, Daria Parsa, Naja Elon Webb, and Gabi Mendick. 

    About the Curator 

    Gabi Mendick is a self-taught artist who finds that her lack of formal training gives her greater freedom  to explore and express her ideas and to experiment with a wide variety of media. She believes art and  humor are accessible vehicles to connect with each other, ways to express opinions and emotions that  are honest but thoughtful and that can open considerate debate and discussion. Ms. Mendick views art  as a way to begin to understand the least significant and the most significant similarities and differences  between people. As the exhibit curator, Ms. Mendick wanted to give other informally-trained artists a  platform to express themselves.  

    Keeping Guests and Staff Safe 

    The safety of museum patrons and staff is of the utmost importance. Due to COVID-19, guests are  invited to view this exhibit by reservation only. Reservations must be made online before visiting. Each  reservation has a duration of 45 minutes with 15 minutes between each session for building sanitation.  The Ladson Library and resident artist studios will remain closed. Restrooms will be available for use. 


    - Reserve a 45-minute time slot online for parties of up to 6 persons per group. - There is a limit of 4 groups per time slot. 

    - Social distancing and masks are required. 

    - Guests who feel sick or unwell should reschedule their visit. 

    - Guests must hand sanitize upon entry. 

    About Sandy Spring Museum 

    Sandy Spring Museum supports community-driven cultural arts and educational programs. We gather  community to build a sense of place and belonging. Sandy Spring Museum is located at 17901 Bentley  Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860. For more information, visit www.sandyspringmuseum.org/makers. 


    Lauren Peirce, Marketing Director
    lpeirce@sandyspringmuseum.org , 301-774-0022