As administered by the Office of Academic Affairs at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Dwight Frederic Boyden Gallery and Collection bolster the College’s mission and vision and strive to increase opportunities to engage departments across the liberal arts curriculum. The Gallery and Collection support the College’s initiatives and events from past and present to impact the future; to strengthen the integrated curriculum of the College, which investigates broad outcomes across many disciplines of the liberal arts; and to act as the College’s Gallery as a space to discover and create complex connections through the visual arts and material culture.
2022 SMCM All-Student Show
Juror: Shemika Renée
March 28 – May 7, 2022
Opening, Juror’s Talk, and Awards Presentation: Monday March 28 5-6:30pm
The SMCM All-Student Show is an annual celebration of student creativity and accomplishment in the arts. Boyden Gallery invites and encourages all SMCM students across years and majors (Fall 2021 graduates and continuing education students included) to participate. Each year, an outside juror selects artwork for the exhibition that best represents the quality and diversity of student creative work. The resulting exhibition represents an exciting variety of ideas, techniques, and approaches to the arts.
This year’s Juror, Shemika Renée, is a costumer, award nominated and winning actress (WATCH Award nominee 2015 and First Qtr Winner Enginuity Film Festival 2017), and an award-winning makeup artist (WATCH Awards 2013 and Clifton Film Celebration 2017). She is the former Head Costumer and Makeup Adjunct Professor at the College of Southern Maryland. Since 2009, she has been very active in the East Coast cosplay community as a judge and panelist at Wizard World Philadelphia and NYC as well as D.C.’s Awesome Con. In addition to being the Outreach Specialist and a historical interpreter at The National Colonial Farm in Accokeek, MD, she also travels to schools throughout Maryland bringing historical figures to life. In 2019 she wrote and starred in her own one-woman show, “Ms. Story’s Living History(c)”.
Thanks to the SMCM SGA for creating and sponsoring two new Juror’s Awards this year – the SGA Cultural Relations Investigation and Actions Committee (CRI&A Committee) Art Award for Most Cultural/Social Impact and the The Student Government Association Award for Most Innovation.
The Math/Art of Susan Goldstine
January 18 – March 12, 2022
A Steven Muller Distinguished Professor in the Sciences Event
Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Opening Reception and Artist-Scholar’s Talk: Monday February 21, 5 – 6:30pm
Check out the catalogue here!
We invite you to experience the visual arts through the intellectual practice of mathematics with
Susan Goldstine, 2019-2022 Steven Muller Distinguished Professor in the Sciences.
Goldstine’s scholarship shows that symmetry is a way of transforming an object or system that preserves its essential structure through making artworks. The transformation sparks the process of scholarly and artistic discovery in creating mathematical ideas in physical form. As the tangible manifestation of this intangible process, the artworks on display are organized into three mathematical themes that help shape context and space. Follow the sequence in the seven artworks in “Growth,” observe the common structure in the thirteen works in “Symmetry,” and investigate the inspirations provided by a set of famous theorems about maps through the five artworks in “Topology.”
We encourage you to search for the overarching theme of distilling complex systems down to their essences in textures, shapes, shadows, and movement in “Fundamental Regions.”
View the Artsteps virtual exhibition here.