News Release, College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, MD- The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) presents the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery Exhibit “When Our Rivers Collide” by artist Wesley Clark Sept. 3 – Oct. 1. at CSM’s Fine Arts Center in La Plata. The public is invited to enjoy this compelling, free exhibition.

In this exhibit, featured artist Wesley Clark shares pieces that he created that explore issues related to African Americans in America and the African Diaspora.

“When Our Rivers Collide” by Artist Wesley Clark

“The foundation of the work is to challenge and draw parallels between historical and contemporary cultural issues,” Clark recently shared. “The targeting of black men and women, gentrification, reparations, and the overall state of the country take center stage as issues at the forefront of our lives today. Objects that are antiques or antiqued are associated with historical relevance and wealth. By placing these issues in an antiqued aesthetic, I am linking the value and relevance in furthering a discussion around a particular issue. Presenting historic and contemporary social and economic disparities drive my conceptual process.”

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CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Gallery Exhibit: Wesley Clark, “When Our Rivers Collide.” Sept. 3-Oct. 17. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. This exhibition features the work of artist Wesley Clark, who creates pieces that explore issues related to African Americans in America and the African Diaspora. Free. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

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