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The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) President Javier Miyares and Judge Peter Messitte of the Greenbelt Division of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland invite you to examine the art work of Bill Harris, Maria-Lana Queen and Sargent-Thamm in an exhibition entitled Convergence: Narratives and Symbols.  Each artist has a unique style and work in a variety of mediums, but we share the use of symbolism for our artistic imagery.  

The exhibition will show from May 16-July 22, 2016 at the U.S. District Courthouse, 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland.

Opening: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

“Kindred Spirits”, Acrylic and Oil Stick on paper, 51" x 35"

The Woman’s National Democratic Club presented
Maria-Lana Queen: KINDRED SPIRITS in the Ballroom Gallery of the WNDC Woman's National Democratic Club
on December 4, 2014 - February 24, 2015.

“Still Standing”, Acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 30 x 30

Maria-Lana Queen was proud to have the painting, Still Standing included as part of the exhibition and exhibition catalogue, Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American ArtThis exhibition was featured at the Georgia Museum of Art from January 30-March 27, 2011. 
For more information, visit  www.georgiamuseum.org

The work Still Standing was part of  Maria-Lana’s  2007  solo exhibition, Painted Diary II, shown at the Parish Gallery – Georgetown, Washington, DC www.parishgallery.com.  In Still Standing the oblique arrangement and bright orange shout out Maria-Lana’s mantra – “my faith is the source of my strength to persevere”. 

The Larry and Brenda Thompson’s extensive and diverse collection of both celebrated artist and work by artist who have been considered emerging was also featured in 2010 at the
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Jacksonville, FL; www.mocajacksonville.org; and, in 2009 at the University of Maryland, David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, www.driskellcenter.umd.edu