About the Exhibit: Second Sight features 3 multi-media artists who explore the psychological and spiritual ability to see things that escape immediate perception.

Curated by Shana Cooperstein

Artists: Julia Staples, Sharon Koelblinger, and Maria Dumlao 

Exhibition Information: This year’s exhibition will occur in the Cade Gallery. June 20th – July 20.
Exhibit Reception: June 23rd 5-7

Artist Talks: 12-1pm

Open, Mon & Wed, 9 – 4pm and Tues & Thurs, 9 – 2pm
Cade Center for Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

About The Curator:  Shana Cooperstein was appointed Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Visual Arts at Anne Arundel Community College in Fall 2021. In addition to her robust training in art historical research and teaching, she brings to this institution a salient range of curatorial experiences. While writing her doctoral dissertation at McGill University, she organized two exhibitions at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine. Her background in curating was strengthened by a two-year tenure as Max Stern Museum Fellow at McGill’s Visual Arts Collection and internships at major institutions, including The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and The Museum of Modern Art.

About the Artists:  


Maria Dumlao

works with combined media, including film, video, animation, sound, photography, embroidery and installation. Her work explores individual and collective history as mediated experience. Her work, History in RGB, combines images of history, popular culture, mythic folklore, landscapes, and creatures to propose alternatives to the systemic representations ordered by colonial narratives. Born in the Philippines, Maria immigrated to the US mainland, where she currently lives and works in the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape (Philadelphia area). She received a BA in Studio Art & Art History from Rutgers College and a MFA in Studio Art at Hunter College-CUNY. Maria’s work has been exhibited, screened and performed in the US and internationally. Most recently she completed a commissioned installation for Auckland Museum and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in Aotearoa New Zealand and awarded the Center for Emerging Visual Artist Fellowship and the Leeway Transformation Award. A selection of prints is also currently exhibited at Pearlstein Gallery (Philadelphia April 2-May 28) and Michener Art Museum (Doylestown through August 15).

Sharon Koelblinger works in photography and sculpture to bring awareness to our own perceptual limitations. Through presenting photographs in sculptural formats, she aims to disrupt traditional presentation methods, and propose new ways of viewing images.She has most recently exhibited her work in a solo exhibition at Common Grounds Gallery at VisArts in Rockville, MD and in group exhibitions at Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, ACRE Projects in Chicago, and The Sculpture Center in Cleveland. She has recently been awarded residencies at I-Park in Connecticut, Kimmel Harding Nelson in Nebraska, ACRE in Wisconsin. Koelblinger holds an MFA in Photography from the Tyler School of Art and a BFA in Sculpture from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for FY 2021.


Julia Staples 

Julia Staples is a Philadelphia based artist, educator and organizer, working with installations incorporating photography, sculpture, video and performance. Her work explores the intersection of self-help and spirituality. Staples has exhibited in and around Philadelphia as well as in Iceland, Spain, NYC and LA. She has been awarded residencies at Kimmel Nelson Harding, Ox-Bow, The Vermont Studio Center and Polli Talu in Estonia. Her recent achievements include a public art installation at the Philadelphia Free Library, and solo exhibitions at The Arlington Arts Center, Vox Populi and at the Art Association of Harrisburg. In Philadelphia, she works as an adjunct professor, teaching courses in photography, video, studio practice, professional development and photo history. Staples holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art and her BFA from Parsons School of Design and was a recent member of the artist collective Vox Populi.


About the Gallery: The Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery is on the western side of AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.  Located on the main floor of the Cade building on West Campus, The Cade Art Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College features seven exhibits a year. The span of exhibiting artists is broad, yet each exhibit is focused by theme or medium. You can encounter an installation project juried by a museum curator, or the latest painting by an AACC student. Since March 2020 the Cade Gallery Instagram account, @cadegalleryaacc, has supported the gallery’s mission with content throughout the year.

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