‘To Tell The Tale’ at MPA


Top to Bottom: Allegra Marquart, The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings 18″x18″, two color sand carved glass,

Michael Janis, Death Card, detail, Tarot Series 19″ x 37″ fused glass powder imagery

The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is hosting an exhibition of narrative artwork by three artists: Allegra Marquart, Michael Janis and Tom Baker. These three artists make art that engage in storytelling and take the viewer on a journey into the mind of the maker. Allegra Marquart teaches printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her works in glass and paper mines the fairy tale for both content and imagery. Washington Glass School Director Michael Janis leads a guided tour of the interpretations and impressions he finds in the Tarot fortune telling system. Professor Tom Baker of Monmouth University opens the door to both his conscious and unconscious thoughts as they take the form of his print work of unlikely images ranging from kitchen mixers to rockets.

Executed in both glass and various print media, these works engage the viewer in investigation.

To Tell the Tale

September 17 through November 7, 2009

Emerson Gallery

McLean Project for the Arts

1234 Ingleside Avenue

McLean, VA 22101

Opening Reception Thursday, September 17, 2009, 7 PM – 9 PM