1807 Arch Gallery

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) continues to beautify its campus with the artwork of its students, employees, alumni, retirees, and community members through the installation of the latest outdoor gallery inspired by 1807: An Art & Literary Journal.

Arch Gallery, located on the west side of UMB’s Pearl Street Garage adjacent to Arch Street, features artwork from the third issue of 1807, published in autumn 2021. Jennifer Litchman, MA, who is editor-in-chief of 1807 and UMB’s senior vice president for external relations, said, “UMB is an urban university ... and now we've added all this gorgeous art to the concrete. ... We have one more place to go where we can see the beauty in our everyday life.”

“Having the opportunity to create beautiful outdoor spaces in tandem with our publications really brings the art to life in a special way. The chance to collaboratively design outdoor environments truly breathes life into the art,” said Dana Rampolla, UMB director of integrated marketing, creative director/managing editor of 1807, and part of the gallery planning team. “The artistic skill of our UMB community is undeniably showcased in this new, captivating gallery. The artwork is depicted in larger-than-life size, and the colors and types of art blend seamlessly as you move along the walkway. It is truly fulfilling to commemorate art at UMB in such a prominent and inclusive manner.”

“Having the opportunity to create beautiful outdoor spaces in tandem with our publications really brings the art to life in a special way.”

Arch Gallery features the work of 31 artists in the categories of visual arts (painting, drawing, illustration, digital art), photography, varied media (sculpture, clay, metal, glass, textiles, jewelry, wood), and the written word.

The artwork includes the cover of the issue, a photograph depicting sunrise over the remains of a pier in Nags Head, N.C., by Christopher Frisone, MSN, a certified registered nurse anesthetist and alumnus of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, who is an artist himself, said of the gallery, “It shows you just how many talented people there are on this campus [and from the extended UMB community] with respect to their art.”

The gallery space is complemented by new accent lighting and information about how to access an online copy or order a hard copy of the art journal that inspired it. It also speaks to importance of collaboration at UMB: Rampolla helped design and manage the installation with Adam Weidenhammer, project manager, Office of Design and Construction, and Anthony Consoli, MArch, University architect, as well as Sykesville-based AP Graphics.

Another gallery space, inspired by the first two issues of 1807, is displayed on Pearl Street.

View the full collection of artwork that inspired Arch Gallery.