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Artist Talk with Sondra N.
We are pleased to announce an artist talk with Sondra
N. Arkin to discuss her process behind the show Permutations, now on
view at Fleckenstein Gallery. This event is free and open to
“Arkin is a painter and curator whose media include painting,
printmaking, sculpture and assemblage. Most of her recent work is in
hot wax, shellac, and ink with which she makes luminous surfaces, saturated
with color, punctuated with texture and depth, yet so smooth that they
are mistaken for glass or ceramic. Arkin’s fields of color are
deeply serene and her artistic vocabulary focuses on connections and
Permutations explores “a Mandelbrot fractal-like beauty,”
says Arkin. “To explain the permutations: each group of nine images
presents a virtually infinite potential of visual patterns. Each grid,
not just interchangeable but rotatable to all four orientations, can
be rearranged into a vast number of aesthetically viable patterns”.
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Sondra N Arkin | Permutations Towards
Infinity #308 | Wax, Shellac on Dibond | 32" x 32"
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Sondra N. Arkin
Above the Shallows, wax and shellac on dibond,
32” x 32”
June 4th – August 22nd,
Thursday, June 4th, 5-8pm
Sondra N. Arkin sees her Permutations
series as offering
"a Mandelbrot fractal-like beauty. To explain the permutations:
each group of nine images presents a virtually infinite
potential of visual patterns. Each grid, not just
interchangeable but rotatable to all four
orientations, can be rearranged into a vast number
of aesthetically viable patterns—with the absolute
permutations from any single grid being over
95 billion (N!*4N = 95,126,814,720).”
About Sondra N. Arkin
“Sondra N. Arkin is a painter and curator whose
media include painting, printmaking, sculpture and
assemblage. Most of her recent work is in hot
wax, shellac, and ink with which she makes
luminous surfaces, saturated with color, punctuated
with texture and depth, yet so smooth that
they are mistaken for glass or ceramic.
Arkin’s fields of color are deeply serene and her artistic
vocabulary focuses on connections and boundaries.”
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& Jane Philips
May 2 –
May 30, 2015
“Bark”, Brianna Pleasant,
Oil on Canvas, 30” x48”
Jane Philips, 18 x 24”oil paint, coffee,
charcoal, india ink, gesso, polyurethane on canvas, 2015
Artist Brianna Pleasant views her work as an extension
of her curiosity of the human figure, focusing
on the underlying meaning of a person’s state of mind
through their gestures. Brianna Leryn Pleasant was born and
raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her A.F.A in
Painting and Drawing at the Community College of
Baltimore County in 2012. Currently she is completing her
last year at Towson University, scheduled to graduate
(Spring ’15) as a Painting, Drawing and Printmaking B.F.A major.
Artist Jane Philips has married the historical
representation of the figure with ephemeral
abstraction. Jane uses her layered painting
techniques of drips, lacquers, and coffee
stains to create environments that merge
the mental space and the physical landscape.
Jane Philips was born and raised in The Heart of
Dixie (Alabama, U.S.A). She recently graduated from
the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 with a
BFA in painting.
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Stein & Erin Fostel
7th – April 25th, 2015
Our Honor (detail,
left) by Stuart Stein, 2015, oil on canvas
An Enchanting Oscillation (right) by Erin Fostel, 2014,
ink, white charcoal, and colored pencil
Stein and Erin Fostel
show their work in a joint exhibition
centered around the use of found images,
playfully collaged with paint and fluid
drawing, inviting an investigation
of your own childhood nostalgia
in relation to the objects of home and
American icons of war and baseball.
New Works by Dan Keplinger
February 7th –
February 28th, 2015
"Sky" by Dan Keplinger, 2014,
oil, 42" x 45"
We are pleased to showcase new work by Daniel
Keplinger (aka King Gimp)
where he shares his struggle with the routine
obstacles of living with Cerebral Palsy.
Utilizing the image of the eye, Keplinger
writes that the work
“addresses my perception of society as a person with a disability.
Objects such as my head-stick and my wheel chair are
referenced in my artwork as symbols of my everyday obstacles.
These pieces, however, are about much more than my disability. I morph
and combine these objects with images of my body to create my own vocabulary,
which pertains to different life circumstances.”
12kt White Gold,
22kt Yellow Gold,
Carved & Acrylic Photo Frames
(Photo Courtesy of Cathy Leaycraft)
Pinch Pots and Paper Bead Bracelets
by Dan Shapiro
of Dana Simson)
Standing & Pendulum Clocks,
Pendants, Ornaments & Cards
by Dana Simson (made in MD!)
& Magnetic Mini Mirrors
Paper Greeting Cards by:
ART BOOKS by Barry Nemett,
and Mary Swann
our Holiday Salon Exhibit
featuring artwork by:
Brisueño, Emily Gaines Demsky,
Katherine Dilworth, Pamela Kostmayer,
Paul Mintz, Julia Niederman, Mary Swann,
Molly Zimmer and many more.
Thank you for Shopping
Memorial for JOAN
Sunday, November 2nd
at Fleckenstein Gallery
1926 - 2014
It’s with great sadness that
we acknowledge the peaceful passing of
beloved Baltimore artist JOAN ERBE
on August 21st, just a few months shy of her 88th birthday.
A headstrong, feisty woman,
she created a whole universe of colorful characters drawn
from the side show performers, actors and other artists she encountered
during her childhood.
Their drama and spirit always remained with her throughout her
career, and even
manifested themselves upon occasion on her glasses and her shoes,
which she also painted.
I was so honored to host Joan’s last art exhibit “Characters
& Curiosities” here at
Fleckenstein Gallery, and to actually have her in attendance at
our biggest reception ever.
It was the last time most people got to see Joan in public, and
she was treated regally,
as was deserved. Everyone was just so excited to speak with her
in person one more time.
As this news has spread via social media, many people have written
about good memories
they had of Joan (and her late husband George), of Joan’s
work (one wonderful person rescued
an awesome piece of hers from a rummage sale), or of being inspired
by Joan and her art.
All agree she will be greatly missed, this unique individual who
such joy to the world with her art and exuberance.
Mark Barry sums it up wonderfully as he describes Joan as
"The best, it was in her fingertips and in her soul."
- Terrie Fleckenstein
August 22, 2014
(Detail of photo of Joan Erbe
by MK Dilli)
Those who wish to make a donation in
may send a check to:
Office of Advancement
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217-4134
“New Prints by
(formerly Pamela di Mauro)
"Tikka Masala", multiple plate
etching and chine collé
by Pamela Wesolek, 2014, 30" x 22"
September 13th – October 25th, 2014
in Places and other…”
New Paintings & Monotypes by
14th – August 30th
Gazers”, Oil on Canvas, 48”x42”
Winter Pond XII (with Decoys), 2012, Oil on
Canvas, 28" x 36"
New Paintings by
February 1st - March 15th, 2014
New Paintings by
Svadhisthana, Gouache on Paper, 15" x
take on the financial meltdown
14 - October 26
"Goldfinch" by Andrea
"Reeds Beach - Autumn"
by Kini Collins
ANDREA HUPPERT & KINI COLLINS
Huppert exhibits her "field-forest studies", colorful and
landscape paintings with bird images, nests, branches and other natural
Collins shows her new landforms inspired by
trips to New Jersey last year, following the bird migrations.
creates luscious textures in these paintings
with tissue paper, charcoal, ink and acrylic on wood.
ATELIER X 7
11 - June 29
Nancy Scheinman, Hanna Moran,
Maura Dwyer, Ricardo Contreras, Christina Barrera,
R. Garrett Ames-Ledbetter & Katherine Dilworth
X7 features the personal artwork of the professional artists and
designers who make up the crew at NS Studios, led by internationally
renowned artist Nancy Scheinman. NS Studios provides colorful and
innovative design for educational environments which nurture students,
and foster an atmosphere for creative learning experiences.
* A JOURNEY'S END *
2nd– April 27th, 2013
on Water", EDDA JAKAB, oil on canvas, 8" x 18"
to thank everyone who attended Edda's final
show, as well as those who gave her artwork a good home.
The success of this exhibit is a real testament to how
many people loved Edda and her work.
Some of Edda's larger paintings and smaller paper peices and prints
are still available, so feel free to come in and make us a reasonable
by and check out the new work that has come in!
"Sin (Illuminator)" JACK LIVINGSTON,
goauche on paper, 15" x 11"
new work from ANDREA HUPPERT,
JACK LIVINGSTON, MARY
SWANN & DANA SIMSON
would love to thank Baltimore Gay Life Magazine for listing
among their 25
Favorite Places to Shop!
anyone who missed our most recent shows,
"Land & Sea: 5 Artists' Views" and "Atelier x 8",
we still have some of the work on view here at the gallery.
Come in and choose something that makes you smile!
those who are familiar with Urbanite’s new E-zines,
you may have seen Terrie Fleckenstein featured in an article in the
Arts and Culture section addressing the art of archival framing.
If you have not yet seen the article, we hope you take a moment to check
Article featuring Terrie Fleckenstein
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