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Photo by Wanda Jackson. At right, Rushern Baker IV created this work, “Dissolving Structure,” using acrylic, enamel and tile adhesive. Baker has a master of fine arts degree from Yale University.

Photo by Wanda Jackson. At right, Rushern Baker IV created this work, “Dissolving Structure,” using acrylic, enamel and tile adhesive. Baker has a master of fine arts degree from Yale University.

Published on: Wednesday, January 02, 2013

By Wanda Jackson

Local talent was on display at the first Prince George’s Parks and Recreation Employee Art Exhibition through Wednesday at the Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington.

The exhibit, titled “Our Own,” showcased the depth and diversity of talent among artist-employees of the county’s department of parks and recreation. And, it underscored the county’s commitment to the local arts community.

The exhibit featured contemporary and traditional works in a variety of mediums, including painting, work on paper, print and mixed media.

The exhibit represented a reflection on life’s moments of quietude, strife, struggle, joy, reflection, loss and whimsy, and introduced a group of creative artists to a new audience of art appreciators, collectors, critics and casual viewers.

Employees whose work was displayed are Alec Simpson, Allita Irby, Andria Green, Annette Depagnier, Bill Brunette, Bonnie Man, Carolyn Butler, Chris Hicks, Christine Hill, Debra Ruzinsky, Francis Kang, Jean Parsons, John Yeh, Jon Seils, Karen Marshall, Kennard Copeland, Kenya Rhodes, Lenora Rutherford, Lisa Moreno Wilkins, Lynn Gulley, Malika Bryant, Marjorie Brown-Nelson, Mike Moorman, Moira Parker, Owen McPherson, Patt Robertson, Patricia Monroe, Patricia Spradlin, Patricia Steck, Paulette Dicks, Peter Ulrich, Phil Davis, Rose Colby, Rushern Baker IV, Sheila Hyman, Sheryl Fry, Sonya Kitchens, Stuart Diekmeyer, Teresa Gardner Williams and Zelda Hawkins.

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