For more information contact:
Laurie Callahan
(703) 284-1648


Uncommon Landscape Exhibit at Marymount University's Barry Gallery:
Featuring Art by Wynn Creassy, Ann DiPlacido, Trix Kuijper, and Joyce McCarten

EXHIBIT DATES: January 15-February 11, 2010; Opening Reception: Friday, January 15


Marymount University's Barry Art Gallery will display an exhibit entitled Uncommon Landscape from January 15 through February 11, 2010. The exhibit features the work of Wynn Creassy, Ann DiPlacido, Trix Kuijper, and Joyce McCarten. The opening reception for Uncommon Landscape is on Friday, January 15, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the opening reception and to visit the exhibition at any time during its run. There is no admission fee.

The participating artists have selected pieces that share a landscape theme, but each has a signature style that offers a twist on the literal image, either through personal interpretation or the use of different mediums.

- The work of Wynn Creassy, a landscape artist, reflects the Virginia landscapes of her childhood, which she captures through the use of brilliant colors and simple, almost minimalist, detail.

- Ann di Placido is well known for her the original designs of her free-form tapestry and large scale weavings.

- Trix Kuijper's art is reflective of the 20th century surrealism movement. She takes everyday objects and paints them in improbable settings that create "an alternative world of immense possibilities."

- Joyce McCarten portrays landscapes through the lens of abstract art. Using observation, interpretation, and imagination, she alters the literal to convey her artistic vision.

The Barry Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gallery is located in the Reinsch Library on Marymount's Main Campus - 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia.

For more information, contact Judy Bass, the Gallery curator, at (703) 284-1561 or by e-mail at