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Gallery: Brian Hitselberger – Other Ways of Telling

A series of paintings, drawings, and installations inspired by hate speech and homophobia

Jenny Walton at Montgomery College: Counterspell

An incident of hate speech in this multidisciplinary artist’s own home as well as other anti-gay activities in his base of Athens, Ga. spurred creation of this series of paintings, drawings, and installations.

“Counterspell,” the largest installation in the collection, combines small works by seven other LGBTQ-identified artists along with elements of Hitselberger’s creation to form a wall that acts as a spiritual protection against hate speech and homophobia.

Montgomery College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the series as the first in a Soapbox Series at the Open Gallery on its Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.

Now to Nov. 9, with a reception on Oct. 25, and an art Artist Talk on Nov. 12. Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. Free. Call 301-362-6525 or visit cms.montgomerycollege.edu.

Jenny Walton at Montgomery College: Oracle

Jenny Walton at Montgomery College: Counterspell (detail)

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