Betty Mae Kramer Gallery & Music Room
One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-565-3805


The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) is pleased to present FREE SPACE, an exhibition featuring artists Akemi Maegawa and Jackie Hoysted, who have collaborated to create a series of installations intended for public activation. These works invite visitors to play, create, and experience a space where opposing realities converge. A public reception will take place at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room on Friday, July 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., free and open to the public. FREE SPACE will be on view at the Kramer Gallery from Friday, July 6 through Friday, September 7, 2018.

Curated by: Amina Cooper, Public Art/Kramer Gallery Manager


Show runs from July 6, 2018 to September 7, 2018

Featuring Artwork By:

Jackie Hoysted

Jackie Hoysted (b. Dublin, Ireland) is a multi-media artist living and working in Bethesda, Maryland. She is interested in creating awareness of social and political issues that have personal significance to her such as identity, health, feminism, economy and religion. 

Jackie's Website

Akemi Maegawa

Akemi Maegawa (b. Tsu, Japan) creates simple works with dual meanings. Her work, which reveals a specialization in ceramics and sculpture, questions the world in which we live and makes political, social, and economic statements, often by combining disparate elements.

Akemi's Website