A public reception for this exhibit will be held on Sunday, July 24th, from 3pm to 5pm.
Psychesdolls by Cynthia Swan
Born out of Jungian Sandplay, a metaphorical view of life, and a belief in Mundis Imaginalis, Psychesdolls delight the eye and tickle the funny bone. Created with found stuff, purchased papers, and riff raff the likes of which are found only in a Magpie nest, the assemblage dolls share a charisma that captures the eye of the onlooker.
Cynthia Swan began creating PSYCHESDOLLS images in fill her Sandtray, which was available to clients in her private practice. After her move to Greenbelt, she offered the concept of building community through creativity to MakerSpace. Now a small group of woman meet periodically to make dolls.
Cynthia spends a lot of time at Community Hospice where she serves as a Bereavement Coordinator and often makes Psychesdolls on commission.
For the Inspired and the Aberrant by Perry Douros
Perry Douros is a writer and an artist who lived for decades in Los Angeles, CA and currently resides in Greenbelt, MD. He has written nine novels including the published “A Beautiful, Winged Madness” about the obstacles and triumphs of artists, love, death, and transcendence. For decades he was a painter but in recent years has created hundreds of digital artworks. He generally begins with either a concept, like a human condition, or an intriguing image and then does vast digital experimentation until a new, unique image emerges that often transcends the original intent and may become the source of a series. A collection of these images is presented in his art show “For the Inspired and the Aberrant”.
Contact Perry at and visit his website at www.ppdouros.com.