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Unstructured Rise 

An Exhibition by artist Alyssa Imes

FAC Art Center

5 E 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701

June 6th- September 23rd, 2022

Artist Talk Friday, August 12th 6 pm at FAC Art Center

On view Monday-Thursday 10a-5p, Friday 11a-4p, Saturday-Sunday 11a-5p

Unstructured Rise features a variety of  materials including textiles and cast iron that highlight Alyssa’s approach to creating a multi-media experience for her viewers. Imes’ work is about personal connections and social interactions that open new doors and which create a network of emotional relationships. Imes’ focus is to spread awareness of growth after trauma. Unstructured Rise serves as a retrospective of Imes’ work as an artist.

Alyssa Imes grew up in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree from Shepherd University in 2018. She uses mediums of knitted fibers and communal cast iron. She graduated with her MFA from University of Maryland in May 2022. She has a small cast iron furnace. Currently her work has transitioned from heavy iron work to light fiber works. Through the years of her art practice she is always inspired by connections she makes with people.

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Featured Exhibition

Infinite Growth 

An Exhibition of LGBTQ+ artists curated by Jillian Abir MacMaster

FAC Art Center

5 E 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701

May 4th-September 23rd

OPENING RECEPTION Saturday,  May 7th 5-8p.m.

On view Monday-Thursday 10-5, Friday 11-4, Saturday-Sunday 11-5

Infinite Growth brings together the work of regional LGBTQ+ artists to explore and dissect the limitless space for individuals to encounter and experience love, friendship, bliss, heartbreak, loss, and emptiness. Curated by Jillian Abir MacMaster, the exhibition features the work of Asher Burrows, Mentwab Easwaran, Ruby Bassford, Jamie Gerhold, Ashley Hoffman, Marz Jackson, Molly Marie Nuzzo, Brooklyn Rando, Charlotte Richardson-Deppe, and Rebecca Schwartz to consider how growth is cultivated, nurtured, and experienced.

The exhibition opening on Saturday, May 7th will feature a curatorial statement from MacMaster as well as a performance by musical guest Flo Petite beginning at 6:00p.m.

Curator Jillian Abir MacMaster (she/her) is a Palestinian-American photographic artist from Frederick, MD. She holds a BFA in photography from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. MacMaster is passionate about uplifting her community through art and giving platforms to artists who are historically underrepresented. From 2018-2019, she was an organizer of She/They, an artist collective in Frederick that exhibited queer, gender expansive, and women artists. Her exhibition work also includes serving as a juror for the Maryland State Arts Council’s exhibition Women and Nature in 2020. She exhibits her work regionally and was recently awarded best in show in the Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD.

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