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Essential Connections 2 : Show Opening & Reception

June 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gallary 220

Gallery 220 is pleased to present Essential Connections 2, a group exhibition curated by Heidi Neff and Kayla Smith on view June 2 through July 16, 2023.

This grand opening of this show is free and open to the public, and will include a cash bar and live music by Feather + Flask.

Please register in advance for this *free event.* We look forward to to seeing you there!


Essential Connections 2 explores the relationship (or dramatic difference) between us as humans and nature. Such as a sunflower needing sunlight in order to rise and strive, we as people also need the sun in order to thrive. Conversely, the relationship between humans and nature can be quite ominous. Conflict, danger, and chaos are also parts of the natural world. Natural disasters can destroy civilizations; human activity and greenhouse gases are irrevocably warming the earth on which we live.

Essential Connections 2 also references the ecosystem of teaching artists in local and regional arts communities. Co-Curator Heidi Neff is a Professor of Art + Design at Harford Community College. Co-curator Kayla Smith is her former student and currently attends PCAD (Pennsylvania College of Art + Design), where she met several of the exhibiting artists, both faculty and Students at PCAD. Artists also include faculty, staff, and/or alumni from Harford Community College, MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), and Towson University.

Exhibition Artists include: Caitlyn Bishop, Becky Blosser, Parker Galen, Lindsey Hall, Richard Johnson, Karen Kohles, Rin Kramer, Faith Ku, Michelle La Perriere, Joe Netta, Rachel O’Brien, and Kayla Smith.


Gallery 220 is presented by the Havre de Grace Arts Collective, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and serves as a fine art gallery and true destination experience for all art lovers and patrons.

Gallery 220 not only serves as the new headquarters for the Arts Collective. Through a combination of curated art exhibitions and arts programming that educates, empowers, and entertains our community, Gallery 220 aims to become the creative hub within Havre de Grace’s entire Arts & Entertainment District.

Learn more about the Havre de Grace Arts Collective, our mission, and upcoming events and programming by visiting HdGArtsCollective.org.


June 2, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gallary 220
220 N Washington St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078 United States
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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective

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