It’s a Great Time to Visit the Columbia Art Center!

The Columbia Art Center’s  hosted a friendly reception for its first fall exhibit, From South America to the Caribbean: Contemporary Latin American Art, on Friday, September 14. The exhibit, on display now through September 30, includes different media, including acrylic, oil on canvas, archival print, monoprint, charcoal and ink.

I had an opportunity to attend the reception and meet the exhibit’s curator, Marcel Wah. He is an exhibit organizer from Haiti who lives in Boonsboro, Maryland. It is Mr. Wah’s desire to return to Haiti and start an art school. Wah, also a painter himself, said, “One in four Haitians are artists who need a way to market their crafts. It is our hope that the Haitian government will soon recognize the economic value of art.”

The artists, Jose Acosta, Iliana Garcia, Scherezade Garcia,and Jacqueline Matute, all offer unique creations that display stunning talent and glimpses into Latin American life. Most of the artists have been exhibiting extensively in New York and New Jersey.

Art lovers, enthusiasts, collectors, and those who would simply like to learn more about Latin American contemporary art culture are welcome to come take it all in. Be sure to see these unique works up close between now and September 30. Artwork can also be purchased with prices ranging from $500 to $4000. Columbia Art Center can be found online but nothing beats visiting in person. The art center is located at 6100 Foreland Garth in the Long Reach Village Center (next to Stonehouse Community Center) just minutes from Route 175 and Tamar Drive.

Art Center hours are:

Mon-Thu 9:30am-9:30pm
Fri 9:30am-9pm
Sat 9:30am-5pm
Sun 12-5pm

You may also reach the Art Center at 410-730-007 or email:


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