The Marlboro Gallery at Prince George's Community College is featuring an art faculty exhibition through February. A mixture of paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture, the show as a whole does not contain many highly individual statements but it does possess a certain liveliness which seems to characterize the art school at the college.
By far the most forceful contributions come from graphic artists James Thorpe and Judith Andraka. Thorpe's "The Blind Pilot," the portrait of a maimed, uniformed figure with a bandaged, eyeless head marked "made in USA," is a passionate indictment of war, all the more powerful for the cool, controlled terms in which it is stated. His "Critique," the playful, detailed drawing of a rhinoceros done, as an inscription in German states, for his son Marc on a cold day in November 1979, reveals another aspect, both warm and witty, of this talented artist. Andraka's sure design sense and confident technique are well represented in "Pandora's Box," a strong composition in red, black and white.
In her careful pen and ink drawings, Judy Jahinsky creates a particular world which has the potential to become quite haunting. Her pictures of ferns as disembodied stalks in a desert world and monarch butterflies as fragile remnants of beauty in an empty, rocky terrain stand on the edge of mystery.