January 30, 2013 | by Steve Charing
Art exhibition on race, marriage
Maryland Institute College of Art, MICA, gay news, Washington Blade

Maryland Institute College of Art (Photo by Acroterion via Wikimedia Commons)

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is presenting “Preach! New Works by Jeffrey Kent.” Kent, a Baltimore-based artist and 2010 graduate of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, employs racially charged imagery to criticize what he sees as some of the opinions maintained within the black Christian community on marriage equality. He uses painting, collage, sculpture and mixed media installation to draw parallels between the Civil Rights movement and the ongoing fight for marriage equality in the United States.

The exhibition will take place Feb. 7–March 31 in the Bearman Gallery at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park (1417 Thames St.). It is open Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday, 12–5 p.m. There is no entry fee for MICA students with ID; a donation is otherwise requested. For more information, visit preachjeffreykent.com.

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