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Every artist has a unique style and narrative and embeds personal symbols in his or her work. The exhibit currently on display at the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland, and curated by University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Arts Program Director Eric Key serves as testimonial.

Convergence: Narratives and Symbols, featuring the works of Bill Harris, Maria-Lana Queen and Sargent-Thamm, calls particular attention to the diverse interests and creative talents of artists.

Harris merges his printmaking skills with woodworking to create forms that make social and political statements about people, ideas and events.

Former runway model Maria-Lana Queen invokes powerful imagery that suggests a zest for life, her experiences as a twin, and a great personal loss.

Both Pat Sargent and Erwin Thamm have ties to the military. They work as a printmaking team to explore the printmaking process and the emphasis on collaboration as a means to unite artists, communities and audiences.

The exhibit brings together these diverse artists, each working in a different medium to create works laden with symbolism to relay their personal artistic expression.

Convergence: Narratives and Symbols

When:  Through July 22, 2016

Hours:  Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: U.S. District Courthouse 6500 Cherrywood Lane Greenbelt, Maryland

About Art at the Courthouse: Since its inception in 1996, the Art at the U. S. District Courthouse program has contributed greatly to our region’s cultural environment.

The original purpose of the program was to feature works by Maryland artists, but over the years it has expanded to include international art. With exhibits in quilting, photography, sculpture, and painting, the program continues to call attention to the creative diversity of local artists and the importance of their contributions to society.