Jonal Gallery Presents Margaret Dowell

Jonal Gallery, 653 Locust St., Columbia, PA. presents an exhibit “Visual Commentaries” featuring the works of Margaret Dowell, an award winning artist and educator. Dowell is also co-editor of the recently released book, “Addiction and Art” (Johns Hopkins University Press).

Dowell paints, specializing in social commentary works addressing issues such as gender, hate, addiction and violence. She works in large scale, oils on canvas. Her work is representational in aesthetic. Dowell holds an MFA in Sculpture (Installations) and a Ph.D. in education.

“Visual Commentaries” opens Aug. 7, running through Aug. 29. The galley hours are Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m., and “Fourth Fridays”, 5-9 p.m. Dowell is available at the gallery during the following events:

“Meet the Artist Opening Reception” – Aug., 7, 5-9 p.m.

“A Night at the Gallery with Margaret Dowell” – Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Dowell will do a power point presentation and discussion on her new book, “Addition and Art”. Autographed copies of her book will be available. This presentation is free to the public, but due to limited seating, reservations are required and can be obtained by calling the gallery, in advance.

“Closing Weekend Artist Reception” – Fourth Friday, Aug., 27, 5-9 p.m.

This exhibit is free and open to the public. Due to subject matter, this event is presented as an adult exhibit, children and young adults under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Info: Reservations for “A Night at the Gallery” or upcoming shows, 717-681-9400,


5 Responses to “Jonal Gallery Presents Margaret Dowell”

  1. Gloria Valdes Tarasca Says:

    Dear Margaret , you art work is AMAzING!!, you are one of my very favor artist and persons,hoping some day I can have one of your art works, my dream is to paint some day like you.I’m planing to came to your open Reception, good vibrations ,your friend Gloria Valdes.

  2. Gloria Valdes Tarasca Says:


  3. D. Carole Powell Says:

    Hi, Margaret-I am in Frederick. I have been working at EMI in Emittsburg for the last 2 weeks and will be here another week. I am designing a course on ADR for Managers, Supervisors, and team leads. So, it has been very nice to actually be sleeping in my own bed. I am hopeful that I will get 6 weeks off after the 7th of August. I am sure that Joanna and I will try to come to the gallery in PA to see your work. If it is possible. Hope you are well and that we get to connect while I am home. Nancy and I are seriously considering getting married. Of course, we will have a big party if we do….you know that it is all about the party! 🙂 Take care. Carole

  4. Todd Lim Says:

    Congratulations and much success to you and your Gallery
    Wish I could be there, to meet you and see your work in person.
    Looks intriguing and edgy…makes me want to see more!
    SRO to your opening reception and presentation talk.
    Kind regards, Todd

  5. angie Says:

    It is too bad that I will miss this exhibition, Margaret`s paintings are inspirational, such a mastery of color!!

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