39th Street Gallery and Corridor Exhibition Space at The Gateway Arts Center  
39th Street Gallery and Corridor Exhibition Space Entrance
39th Street Gallery and Corridor Exhibition Space
(Second Floor, 39th Street Entrance)
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722

A Project of the Gateway Community Development Corporation.
John Paradiso – Curator of Programs

“(DE)CONSTRUCTED” by Samuel Miesch

Violet Lucas, Raymond Lewis, Charles Meissner, Gary Murrell, and Eileen Schofield

November 5, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Saturday,   November 5   5:00-8:00 pm

The Gallery is open 7:00-9:00 pm Thursday,
12:00-3:00 pm Saturday,
and by appointment:  John Paradiso –

In the Visionary Art tradition, the 39th Street Gallery is pleased to present six self­taught artists with two exhibitions opening on November 5 from 5:00­8:00 pm.  Please come out and help the 39th Street Gallery support and welcome these wonderful aritists.
This reception is free and open to the public.


39th Street Gallery
by Samuel Miesch

Courtesy of Gallery @ 46 Green Street Studios, Hudson NY

“Paranoia, perhaps rightful, and anxiety and compulsivity permeate.  There’s something inherently anxiety­driven in each piece; each piece coming about in a frantic sort of way; hopping from one to the next to the next, back and forth, again to the first.  A landfill of post­apocalyptic American waste, covering a slice of paper intricately, nauseatingly even.”  —  Samuel Miesch

"(De)Constructed" by Samuel Miesch


39th Street Corridor Exhibition Space

Violet Lucas, Raymond Lewis, Charles Meissner, Gary Murrell, and Eileen Schofield

Courtesy of Art Enables, Washington DC

  • Violet’s work is whimsical, sharp, imaginative, and sweet.  Violet takes a very direct and focused approach to her art making and she always knows what she wants.

  • Raymond, with his gentle and kind soul, creates pieces of art that are full of movement, life, and detail.  His work is wide-ranging, with subjects such as sweeping landscapes, unbridled wildlife, and portraits of people and characters both known and unknown.

  • Charles has a prodigious memory and an uncanny ability to tell his stories and life experiences through his artwork.  Charles’ love of traveling, people, and historical events informs and inspires many of his creations.

  • Gary is a man of few words but possesses a calm and gentle presence.  A native Washingtonian, Gary is one of Art Enables’ more recent resident artists.  His work, largely abstract, possesses, like Gary himself, a warmth and almost Buddha-like quality to them.

  • Eileen is able to achieve a level of density and color saturation from markers, frequently her medium of choice, that few people can.  She’s able to create rich, bold, and expressive work that is distinct and unique, while incorporating characters and figures that give her work personality and spunk.

Violet Lucas, Raymond Lewis, Charles Meissner, Gary Murrell, and Eileen Schofield - Courtesy of Art Enables, Washington DC

About the galleries:

Art Enables is an art gallery and employment program dedicated to creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, earn income from, and market their honest and compelling artwork.  We offer our artists the environment, materials, and marketing support they need to succeed as art professionals.

Gallery @ 46 Green Street Studios is a contemporary art gallery featuring emerging and established artists.  46 Green Street Studios is a puposeful creative community in the city of Hudson that provides a wide-range of resources for artists and collectors in the Hudson area.


Saturday,  Nov 5  –  5:00-8:00 pm


artist Samuel Miesch
Art Enables artists
Violet Lucas, Raymond Lewis, Charles Meissner, Gary Murrell, and Eileen Schofield

Recently at the
39th Street Gallery

This exhibition is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.

We received an overwhelming response from artists nationally and have include work from Michigan, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and California, as well as many local artist from Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland.

Selected Artists: Negar Ahkami, Adam Bear, Mark Bieraugel, Annie Bissett, Laurie Breen, Patrick Craig, Damiano Durante, Laura Elkins, Ric Garcia, Rosabel Goodman-Everard, Tom Hill, Bryan Hoffman, Linda Hosek, Elisabeth Jacobsen, Carol Massa, J.J. McCracken, Mac McCusker, Tim McLoraine, Craig Meklir, Michael Sylvan Robinson, Gail Nadeau, Nasrin Jahan, Diana Liz Perez Miles, Kathleen Ramich, Anthony Ruiz, Alma Selimovic, Ira Tattelman, Juliana Vallejo, Holly Watkins, Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Edward Weiss, Jonathan West, and Lori Hope Zeller

'United in Passion and Pride' -Negar Ahkami, Adam Bear, Mark Bieraugel, Annie Bissett, Laurie Breen, Patrick Craig, Damiano Durante, Laura Elkins, Ric Garcia, Rosabel Goodman-Everard, Tom Hill, Bryan Hoffman, Linda Hosek, Elisabeth Jacobsen, Carol Massa, J.J. McCracken, Mac McCusker, Tim McLoraine, Craig Meklir, Michael Sylvan Robinson, Gail Nadeau, Nasrin Jahan, Diana Liz Perez Miles, Kathleen Ramich, Anthony Ruiz, Alma Selimovic, Ira Tattelman, Juliana Vallejo, Holly Watkins, Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Edward Weiss, Jonathan West, and Lori Hope Zeller


Featuring artists from the Gateway Arts Center Studios:

Laurie Breen, Jodi Ferrier, Katie Kaufman, Mary Jo Lombardo,
Charles Reiher, Tina Silverman, Ann Stoddard,
Linda Uphoff, and Valerie Watson

'Summer Show' - Laurie Breen, Jodi Ferrier, Katie Kaufman, Mary Jo Lombardo, Charles Reiher, Tina Silverman, Ann Stoddard, Linda Uphoff, and Valerie Watson

Leslie Holt
Courtesy Curator's Office

“In the Unspeakable series I incorporate imagery from art historical representations of distraught women, including the preparatory sketches for Guernica.  These women are raw emotion.  Some are grotesque, nearly vulgar, with the distortions despair causes, while others are tender and vulnerable.  Stains of saturated acrylic paint hover over the figures like daunting clouds.  The stains hold history and reveal unruly, wordless memories.”  —  Leslie Holt

In her recent series, Unspeakable, Holt embroiders meticulous line drawings of figures sourced from Pablo Picasso´s famous political war lamentation, Guernica (1937), and its preparatory sketches.  Other artistic sources for her figures include the women in Vincent Van Gogh´s Sorrow (1882) and Käthe Kollwitz´s Hunger (1922).  Situating these figures on unprimed canvas beside puddles of dripped paint or on blank grounds, Holt imbues the composition´s negative space and the canvas´s very materiality with ghosts of expunged drama.  The paint stains are substitute loci of crisis; the embroidered lines are umbilical cords to unseen tragedy.  That which is not visible is indeed unspeakable.

Andrea Pollan, Curator's Office

Leslie Holt - 'Unspeakable (Guernica Sketch 7)', 2016

Elizabeth Burden

The works in “Cartographies: Indictments and Impunities” are one reflection on the conundrums connected to killings by police/police killings.  They are abstractions, creative representations that map the spaces and places where individuals have lost their lives, families have mourned, communities have questioned.

Elizabeth Burden - 'Hands Up Don't Shoot'

The University of Maryland's Art Honors Exhibition


A group exhibition featuring
Sobia Ahmed, Avid Antonelli, Brennan Cox, Niloufar Kazemzadeh, Rachel Lebo, Grant McFarland, and Korey Richardson.

The UMD Art Honors Program is designed for students who have demonstrated excellence in studio courses and achieved a high level of academic success.

Admission to the Honors Program is based on credit level (class standing), overall and major GPA and, most importantly, portfolio review.

The University of Maryland's Art Honors Exhibition featuring Sobia Ahmed, Avid Antonelli, Brennan Cox, Niloufar Kazemzadeh, Rachel Lebo, Grant McFarland, and Korey Richardson

A video installation by Tim McLoraine

“Layering video within video, All that we see or seem explores the ways in which our personal histories amass to create the interpretive frameworks for how we live in the world, and the density of narrative that we each bring to both the profound and mundane.”

Tim McLoraine creates video art and experimental film that appears in settings as varied as gallery installations, public art, concert, opera and theater.

"All that we see or seem" - A video installation by Tim McLoraine


Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
a project of the Gateway Community Development Corporation
39th Street Studios 39th Street Gallery and Project Space
Gallery 110
Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center
Brentwood Arts Exchange
Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation

About Gateway CDC:

The mission of Gateway Community Development Corporation (CDC) is to drive economic revitalization along the U.S. Route 1 Corridor through business and neighborhood development initiatives including promotion of the arts as a community building strategy.&mnsp; We serve the Prince George’s County, MD municipalities of Brentwood, North Brentwood and Mount Rainier, and work with multiple partners to ensure the success of the entire Gateway Arts District.  Office phone 301-864-3860

The Gateway Community Development Corporation owns and operates the Gateway Arts Center and the 39th Street Gallery.