The multi-talented artist Chris Mona will be exhibiting six of his pieces at Clermont including three lithographs and three corresponding drawings. These works in-progress give attention to the women of Clermont and have drawn us (at the Rotating History Project) further into the deep history of the site through their use of unexpected juxtapositions. The upcoming exhibit Clermont Forum II, will open to the public April 12th and will run until May 31. This exhibit is curated by the Rotating History Project in partnership with the Clermont Foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
Chris Mona works consistently in painting, printmaking and drawing, exploring layers of domestic, cultural and historical content. Mona has received a grant from Artists Space, NY, NY, and two artist’s awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. His work is in public collections, including The Rooms Art Gallery of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada; College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Md; Columbia College, Chicago, Ill; and Franklin Furnace Archive, NY, NY. Mona shows in international, national and regional shows. In 2010 he had a one-person show at Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD. In 2011, Mona completed training in lithography at Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM. Mona is a professor of art at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD.