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November 09, 2009

Continuum...Years of Making ArtABOUT CONTINUUM…Years of Making Art

The art exhibit, “Continuum…Years of Making Art” features the work of three veteran artists who, along with practicing their craft, have inspired countless numbers of students at UDC and its legacy institutions: Yvonne Pickering Carter, Bill Taylor and Meredith Rode.

The show opens November 12th through December 4th.

Opening Reception
November 12th
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Regular Gallery Hours
November 12th - December 4th
2:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday to Thursday
Other hours by appointment 202-274-7402

Yvonne Pickering Carter is a Professor Emerita of UDC, serving in the position of Chair of Mass Media, Visual and Performing Arts before her retirement to her home in Charleston, South Carolina. Her work is at once classical and contemporary, using texture and color sparingly in performance pieces and video work. Her pieces have been exhibited at the Baltimore Museum, the Smithsonian Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, the Bronx Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, among others. She has done performance art at the Corcoran Gallery and at the Museum of Women in the Arts. Ms. Carter has been a Visiting Professor for the Art Program in the current Academic Year, and will return to Charleston where she is the owner and curator of Gallery Cornelia.

William Taylor (Bill) has been working in art most of his life. After being taught by Alma Thomas, at Shaw Junior High, he enrolled at the Institute for Contemporary Art and studied under Alex Giampietro. He has taught sculpture at both Federal City College and UDC. Since his retirement, he has continued to be a working sculptor, carving in both wood and stone, modeling in clay and welding metal. His work has been exhibited throughout the East Coast, including a featured solo show at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, the B’nai Br’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C., the Gallery Cornelia in Charleston, the University of Maryland, College Park, the Foundry Gallery and in many other group exhibitions over the years. His work is also included in Two Centuries of Black American Art by David Driskell, and in numerous private collections.

Meredith Rode is currently Chair of the Department of Mass Media, Visual and Performing Arts, and has had an active career as both an exhibiting artist-- primarily as a printmaker--and lecturer on art and art history. Her work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Delaware Museum of Art and the Utah Museum of Art. Ms. Rode’s work was included in the U.S. Department of State Art in the Embassies program, exhibiting in Haiti, the Bahamas, Switzerland, Austria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other embassy venues. She is included in Who’s Who in American Art and has lectured at professional conferences in the U.S., the UK and France. Her recent work has extended beyond printmaking, with symbolic images painted on hubcaps.

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Contact:
Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371