November 15 - December 31, 2023
Artist in the House Gallery
(Please note that most of this exhibit is
on the 2nd floor, accessible only by stairs.)
Opening Reception Sun., November 19, 4-6pm
Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary soft drinks
and snacks; beer and wine available for purchase.
Free event, open to the public, RSVP here.
Learn more about Sheryl Massaro here.
Riverworks Art Center exhibition explores the power of paintings and poems
to express the inexpressible.
With visions of celestial beings, flashes of nature, and everyday scenes both dreamlike and real, Sheryl Massaro connects the cosmic with the commonplace in “Of the Angels,” a new Riverworks exhibition that sees hard questions about life as new inspiration for reflection and hope.
Featuring 17 oil paintings paired with excerpts from Massaro’s translations of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, “Of the Angels” explores vivid imagery and subtle emotions that help us recognize and affirm our universal experience. “I’m fascinated by life’s undertow,” Massaro says, “the unspoken, unseen energy that bonds artists and poets with their viewers and readers.”
An opening reception will be held at Locals on Sunday, November 19, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The reception is free and the public is invited to attend.
The reception will also mark the first book signing of Massaro’s translation of the Duino Elegies, a series of ten mystical poems by Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926). Often cited in popular culture for their references to angels, the Duino Elegies are long, challenging monologues in which Rilke yearns to make sense of love, suffering, beauty, the fragmentation of the modern world, and the humility of all humanity before the vastness of creation.
Each painting in “Of the Angels” is paired with an evocative excerpt from the translation, which Massaro hopes will give modern readers, especially young people, an entry point into these eloquent but daunting poems.
May 2022 - Current
Held in permanent collection
on the 1st Floor Gallery
September 20 - November 12, 2023
Learn more about James' work here
August 16 - September 17, 2023
Learn more about Patricia's work here
March 8 - May 14, 2023
Learn more about Susan Due Pearcy
May 17 - July 2, 2023
Learn more about Marcie's work here
July 5 - August 13, 2023
Learn more about Alan's work here
January 4 - February 26 2022
Learn more about Sarah's work here
September 5 - October 31 2022
Learn more about Taina Litwak's work here
Artist in the House Gallery is located at
Locals Farm Market (cafe & restaurant), 19929 Fisher Ave in historic Poolesville, MD 20837
Gallery is open for viewing during Locals' normal business hours,
Wed, Thurs, Sun 7am - 3pm, Fri, Sat 7am - 8pm.
(Please note that part of the gallery is on the 2nd floor, accessible only by stairs.)
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