The 2017 Academy Craft Show – Fired Up!

The 2017 Academy Craft Show – Fired Up! happening this weekend.

The Preview Party with the Artists on Friday, October 20, 6 to 9 p.m. Awards & Brief Program: 7:30 p.m.

Craft Show Hours: Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, October 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

70 Artists, Live Demonstrations, Raffle of Artists’ Works, and “Little Crafters” at the Academy Art Museum & Waterfowl Armory.

This weekend’s 2017 Academy Craft Show – Fired Up (AcademyCraftShow.Com) – the prestigious, juried show which has grown into a mainstay resource for the Academy Art Museum — is fresh and full of “firsts” for the Show’s 20th Anniversary.  This weekend, it brings 70 nationally-acclaimed artists to Easton from more than 18 states and a dozen fields of high-end craft. Breathtaking ceramics, sparkling glass, cutting-edge fashion and bags, precision-engineered watches, jewelry fused from meteorite and gems and much more.  The 2017 Academy Craft Show has more total artists than ever, more exhibits than ever; more artists-new-to-this-show than ever; more artists applying than ever; and even a larger wait-list than ever. And the Craft Show’s public Raffle of artworks donated by show artists has more high-end artworks to win, than ever.

All 70 artists will be at all events on all three days starting with Friday evening’s elegant and fun Preview & Awards Party featuring oysters, libation stations, and the music of Kentavius Jones.

The Craft Show is an important, major fundraiser for the Museum and a delightful way for the entire community to support its many community-based programs for all ages.

Academy Art Museum Announces November Events

Bennett Bean, M# 1806 Triple on Base, 2015 Pit fired, painted and gilded earthenware clay Photographed by Barbara Livar.

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star Democrat.

Bennett Bean: Be Careful What You Fall in Love With
Through November 5, 2017
Curator-Led Tours: Wednesday, November 1, 11 a.m.
Bennett Bean (1941) is an American ceramic artist best known as a ceramicist for his treatment of vessels post firing. He works in a range of media including stone, precious metals, wool and silk weaving, and painting. The Easton exhibition, his first solo museum exhibition.

David Driskell: Renewal and Form, Recent Prints
Through December 31, 2017
Noted artist and scholar, David Driskell, PhD, (1931) is widely respected as an artist, curator, educator, and scholar of African-American art. He is Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, and where the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora honors his contributions to the field. The exhibition comes to Easton from the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in Rockland, ME, and was curated by Greenhut Galleries in Portland, ME.

The Caprichos: Goya and Lombardo
November 21, 2017–February 25, 2018
The Caprichos by artist Emily Lombardo is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos, 1799. Both series address major cultural issues of their times through the medium of print. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has generously agreed to lend the complete set of Goya’s Los Caprichos, 1799 for the exhibition. The exhibition is supported by the Childs Gallery, Boston.

David Driskell, The Hibiscus, Linocut.

The Soothsayers: 3D Works on Paper by Emily Lombardo
November 18, 2017–March 11, 2018
The Soothsayers is an installation of sculptural prints which represent excavated hearts from Magic 8 Ball toys that are positioned as divine relics of cultural nostalgia. The Magic 8 Ball was created in 1950, invented by Albert C. Carter, inspired by a spirit writing device used by his mother, a clairvoyant.

Helen Siegl: Fantasy Creatures from the Museum’s Collection
Through November 26, 2017
Helen Siegl (1924–2009) used an unusual printmaking technique—often combining various kinds of blocks and plates to create an image, including handmade plaster blocks. She designed these when wood was scarce in Vienna during World War II. Siegl gained a reputation for both her individual signed and numbered prints and for her book illustrations.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month
7 to 9 p.m.
The Academy Art Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. The theme for November 13 is “Gratitude.” Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Fall Portfolio Night
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, 6–8 p.m.
Free
Area high school students are encouraged to bring their artwork to the Museum’s Annual Portfolio Night to receive expert tips on what makes a winning portfolio from a panel of art school representatives and professional artists. Contact the Museum’s Director of ArtReach and Community Programs, Constance Del Nero, at cdelnero@academyartmuseum.org or 978-902-1993 for more information.

Francisco de Goya, Spanish, 1746 1828, From Los Caprichos, 1799, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1999.

LECTURES

Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series
These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature. Series Tickets: (6 lectures) $125 Members, $150 Non-members. Pre-registration is suggested. Register online at academyartmuseum.org.

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Leslie Greene Bowman, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Friday, November 17, 6 p.m.
Individual Tickets: $24 Members, $29 Non-members

ARTS EXPRESS BUS TRIPS

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry
National Gallery of Art
Tuesday, November 7
Cost: $60 Members $72 Non-members

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

Mini Masters Academy
An Early Enrichment Program for Children ages 2–5 Years Old
In Partnership with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
Morning or Full-Day Program – Classes through May 24, 2018
Mini Masters Academy introduces young children to new ideas through a thematic approach to learning that emphasizes relationships and the ability to make meaningful connections. The rich resources of the Academy Art Museum offer a wonderful venue for teaching these sensory explorations. Enrollment is ongoing. Contact Janet Hendricks for program details at jhendricks@academyartmuseum or (410) 822-2787.

Helen Siegl, Goose Waddle, Woodcut on tissue paper, AAM 2012.012.34.

Painting with Photoshop
Instructor: Chris Pittman
Students Grades 4–8
Dates: 6 classes–Mondays and Wednesdays: October 30, November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
Time: 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 Members, $95 Non-members

ADULT PROGRAMMING

Adult Classes

Drawing

The Landscape in Ink Washes
New Instructor: Daniel Riesmeyer
5 weeks: November 1–December 6 (no class November 22 for Thanksgiving)
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Member, $210 Non-members

Painting

Get Painterly! Palette Knife Painting in Oil or Acrylic
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
2 days: November 4 & 5 Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $145 Members, $174 Non-members

Rosemary Cooley

Oil Painting: Creating Color Harmonies
Instructor: Bradford Ross
4 weeks: November 7 – 28, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost $125 Members, $155 Non-members

Pastels

Pastel: Sunrise, Sunset and a Nocturne
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
4 weeks: November 29–December 20
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $160 Members, $192 Non-members

Printmaking

Printmaking Exploration Evenings
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
Session 3–November 7, 14, 16, 21
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–8 p.m. Cost: $80 Members per session, $96 Non-members per session (plus $25 materials fee paid to instructor on first day.)

Printmaking Workshop: The Poetry of Water Woodcut Resist Monoprint
Instructor: Rosemary Cooley
3 days: November 3, 4 and 5 Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $222 Non-members (plus $35 materials fee paid to instructor on first day.)

Digital

Movies, Music and Smart TV – – Holiday Entertainment for the Whole Family
Instructor: Scott Kane
2 Days: Wednesdays, November 29 and December 6, 6–8 p.m.
Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-members
High School Students Outreach

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

Mini Masters Academy Accepting New Students

In partnership with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, the Academy Art Museum’s Mini Masters Academy is accepting new students into its program for children ages two to five years old. The schedule is flexible. Two-year olds, who must be two by September 1, 2017, can attend either two or three days per week, while three and four-year olds can attend up to four days per week with an option to attend a full day program.

The rich resources of the Academy Art Museum offer a wonderful venue for teaching sensory explorations using resources ranging from artwork to museum professionals. The focus might be a single piece of art within a collection, an entire exhibition or a visiting artist or musician. Children, ages two through four, learn to express their feelings and ideas as they talk about objects and works of art they see in the Museum. The Museum’s Music atNoon also gives them the opportunity to hear professional musicians while they rehearse. Mini Masters Academy embraces a child-centered approach to learning and offers activities that build awareness through sensory experiences.

The Mini Masters Academy school year goes through May 24, 2018. For additional information or to register, contact Janet Hendricks at 410-822-2787 or jhendricks@academyartmuseum.org.

Academy Art Museum Announces October Events

Bennett Bean, M# 1806 Triple on Base, 2015 Pit fired, painted and gilded earthenware clay. Photographed by Barbara Livar.

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

Bennett Bean: Be Careful What You Fall in Love With
Through November 5, 2017
Curator-Led Tours: Wednesday, September 20, 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 11 a.m.
Bennett Bean (1941) is an American ceramic artist best known as a ceramicist for his treatment of vessels post firing. He works in a range of media including stone, precious metals, wool and silk weaving, and painting. The Easton exhibition, his first solo museum exhibition.

David Driskell: Renewal and Form, Recent Prints
Through December 31, 2017 (with interruption from October 18–22 for Craft Show)
Noted artist and scholar, David Driskell, PhD, (1931) is widely respected as an artist, curator, educator, and scholar of African-American art. He is Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, and where the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora honors his contributions to the field. The exhibition comes to Easton from the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in Rockland, ME, and was curated by Greenhut Galleries in Portland, ME.

Helen Siegl: Fantasy Creatures from the Museum’s Collection
Through November 26, 2017
Helen Siegl (1924–2009) used an unusual printmaking technique—often combining various kinds of blocks and plates to create an image, including handmade plaster blocks. She designed these when wood was scarce in Vienna during World War II. Siegl gained a reputation for both her individual signed and numbered prints and for her book illustrations.

David Driskell, The Hibiscus, Linocut.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Academy Art Museum 20th Craft Show: Fired Up!
Preview Party Friday, October 20, 6–9 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $100 per person (includes a complimentary ticket for admission all weekend)

Show: Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, October 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Daily Admission: $10 Museum members, $12 Non-members
The 2017 Craft Show highlights the medium of ceramics, featuring an exhibition of the works of renowned ceramics artist Bennett Bean, who is also the Visionary Artist and Honorary Chair of the 2017 Show, along with 70 outstanding artists from across the United States. Regional artist Brett Thomas with his Mobile Raku Unit will present a weekend-long live demonstration of Raku-fired pottery. Ceramic artists Robert Hessler, 2015 Best of Show winner; Lynn Latta, a unique jeweler; and the the Museum’s ceramics instructor and studio potter, Paul Aspell will be honored. The Craft Show is one of the major fundraisers for the Museum and an easy way to support its many community-based programs for all ages. For more information about this event, visit academycraftshow.com or call 410-822-2787.

LECTURES

Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series
Collecting and Restoring Vintage Automobiles
John North Collector of fine and rare grand classic automobiles
Friday, October 27, 6 p.m.
Individual Tickets: $24 Members, $29 Non-members
These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature. Series Tickets: (6 lectures) $125 Members, $150 Non-members. Pre-registration is suggested. Register online at academyartmuseum.org.

Helen Siegl, Goose Waddle, Woodcut on tissue paper, AAM 2012.012.34.

ARTS EXPRESS TRIPS

Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party
The Phillips Collection
Tuesday, October 24
Cost: $65 Members $78 Non-members

MUSIC

Cocktails and Concerts
William McNally: An Evening of Rag Piano
Friday, October 6, 2017
Cocktails: 5:30 p.m., Concert: 6 p.m.
Cost: $55 Members, $66 Non-members

ADULT CLASSES

Cocktails and Canvas: Georgia O’Keeffe Jimson Weed
Instructor: Constance Del Nero
Wednesday, October 4 Time: 6–8:00 p.m.
Cost: $45
Some people like to turn art-making into an event. The opportunity to create a unique version of a well-known masterpiece step-by-step with the instructor guarantees success. Nibbles and beverages increase the fun! Students will create a Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired flower. Many art historians consider O’Keeffe to be one of the most original artists of the 20th century. O’Keeffe is particularly known for her distinct over-sized flowers. Participants will create a quick-drying acrylic painting on an 18 x 24“ panel. All materials included.

Robert Hessler

Monday Mosaic Mania
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
Session 1–October 9, 16, 23, Mondays, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Cost: $80 Members, $96 Non-members per session (plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor on first day.)
Students will learn the basics of making mosaics and finish a piece suitable for hanging. They will use tile and glass cutters to break glass and pottery, prepare mortar, arrange pieces in a design, and mix grout for finishing. Ancient and modern examples of mosaics will be shown.

Printmaking Exploration Evenings
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick4
Session 2–October 10, 12, 17, 24, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–8 p.m.
Cost: $80 Members per session, $96 Non-members per session (plus $25 materials fee paid to instructor on first day.)
Beginners and those who already work in other media will enjoy this hands-on experience in printmaking. Once a week for four weeks, explore this medium of endless possibilities and surprises. Encounter a variety of methods to make an impression. Included will be plexiglass plates for monotypes and student-made collograph plates. Non-toxic Water-based Akua inks and Akuacolor will be used to make prints on paper using the press.

Painting the Landscape with Pastel
Instructor: Nick Serratore
4 weeks: October 25–November 15
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $160 Members, $192 Non-members

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880–81 The Phillips Collection.

Watercolor: Intermediate Watercolor Painting
Instructor: Heather Crow
6 weeks: October 17–November 21
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cost: $190 Members, $228 Non-members, (plus, a $10 Materials Fee payable to instructor at first class)

Matchstick Ink Line and Wash for Watercolor
New Instructor: Paul Allen Taylor
2 days: October 28 and 29 Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Printmaking Exploration Evenings
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
October 10, 12, 17, 24
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–8 p.m. Cost: $80 Members per session, $96 Non-members per session (plus $25 materials fee paid to instructor on first day.)

iPhone Fun!
Instructor: Scott Kane
Class 1: 2 Days: Wednesdays, October 4 and 11
Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-members

William McNally

Art on Tablets and the iPad
Instructor: Scott Kane
2 Days: Wednesdays, October 18 and 25
Wednesdays: 6–8 p.m.
Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-members

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Painting with Photoshop
Instructor: Chris Pittman
Students Grades 4–8
Dates: 6 classes–Mondays and Wednesdays: October 30, November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
Time: 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 Members, $95 Non-members

Family Art Days
Travel the World to Panama
Instructor: Museum Staff
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Free
Come one, come all…the Academy Art Museum welcomes children 6+ and their families to explore and create art together and enjoy tasty snacks typical of that country.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces September Events

Bennett Bean, M# 1806 Triple on Base, 2015 Pit fired, painted and gilded earthenware clay Photographed by Barbara Livar.

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

Bennett Bean: Be Careful What You Fall in Love With
September 16–November 5, 2017
Curator-Led Tours: Wednesday, September 20, 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 11 a.m.
Bennett Bean (1941) is an American ceramic artist best known as a ceramicist for his treatment of vessels post firing. He works in a range of media including stone, precious metals, wool and silk weaving, and painting. The Easton exhibition, his first solo museum exhibition.

David Driskell: Renewal and Form, Recent Prints
September 16–December 31, 2017 (with interruption from October 18–22 for Craft Show)
Noted artist and scholar, David Driskell, PhD, (1931) is widely respected as an artist, curator, educator, and scholar of African-American art. He is Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, and where the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora honors his contributions to the field. The exhibition comes to Easton from the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in Rockland, ME, and was curated by Greenhut Galleries in Portland, ME.

David Driskell, The Hibiscus, Linocut.

Helen Siegl: Fantasy Creatures from the Museum’s Collection
September 16–November 26, 2017
Helen Siegl (1924–2009) used an unusual printmaking technique—often combining various kinds of blocks and plates to create an image, including handmade plaster blocks. She designed these when wood was scarce in Vienna during World War II. Siegl gained a reputation for both her individual signed and numbered prints and for her book illustrations.

Annual Members’ Exhibition
Continuing through September 4 (Labor Day), 2017
The Academy Art Museum’s Annual Members’ Exhibition is an exceptional tradition which represents the best of the region’s artists and offers an opportunity to view the creative talents of colleagues and friends.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Academy Art Museum Instructors’ Open House
Saturday, September 9 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Come meet the Museum instructors, view their work, watch art demonstrations, and enjoy refreshments while learning about fall courses at the Museum.

Helen Siegl, Goose Waddle, Woodcut on tissue paper, AAM 2012.012.34.

Craft Show Luncheon Lunch with Bennett Bean
Friday, September 15, 2017, Noon–2 p.m.
Scossa Restaurant
$140 per person (Limited Seating)
Enjoy an intimate lunch of classic northern Italian cuisine prepared by award-winning chef and owner Giancarlo Tondin of Scossa Restaurant and listen while ceramic artist Bennett Bean shares his inspiration for his prolific body of work.

Open MIC
September 11, 7 to 9 p.m.
Theme: Changes
The Academy Art Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

LECTURES

Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series

These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature. Series Tickets: (6 lectures) $125 Members, $150 Non-members. Pre-registration is suggested. Register online at academyartmuseum.org.

Museum Instructor

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry
Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. Curator of Northern Baroque Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington
Friday, September 29, 6 p.m.
Individual Tickets: $24 Members, $29 Non-members

ARTS EXPRESS BUS TRIPS
Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Wednesday, September 6
Cost: $72 Members $87 Non-members (includes admission, guided tour)

Black, White & Abstract: Callahan, Siskind, White
Baltimore Museum of Art
Wednesday, September 27
Cost: $55 Members $66 Non-members

Vermeer

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

Mini Masters Academy
An Early Enrichment Program for Children ages 2–4
In Partnership with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
Morning or Full-Day Program – Classes begin September 6, 2017
Mini Masters Academy introduces young children to new ideas through a thematic approach to learning that emphasizes relationships and the ability to make meaningful connections. The rich resources of the Academy Art Museum offer a wonderful venue for teaching these sensory explorations. Enrollment is ongoing. Contact Janet Hendricks for program details at jhendricks@academyartmuseum or (410) 822-2787.

Home School Art Classes
Fridays from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Early Fall Session: September 8–October 13, 2017
Ages 6 to 9 years (Please do NOT register 5-year olds in this class)
Constance Del Nero
Ages 10+
Susan Horsey

Andrew Wyeth Winter, 1946 (detail) Tempera on board North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.

Fall Session: October 27–December 15, 2017 (Note that there are NO classes on November 10 or 24)
Ages 6 to 9 years (Please do NOT register 5 year-olds in this class)
Constance Del Nero
Ages 10+
Susan Horsey
Cost (per session): $90 Members, $100 Non-members
After the first full-priced tuition, siblings attend for $60/67! Pre-registration is advised as space is limited in each group.

After-School Art Clubs
Students Grades 1 – 8
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Students Grades 4–8
Eight Thursdays: September 21–November 30 (No class on October 19, November 9 or 30)
3:45–5:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-members

Mini Masters at the Academy Art Museum

Li’l Kids After-School Art Club
Students Grades 1–3
Eight Fridays: September 22–December 1 (No class on October 20, November 10 or 24)
3:30–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $115 Members, $125 Non-members

ADULT PROGRAMMING

Workshops

Photographing the Log Canoe Races
Instructor: Jay Fleming
1 day: Saturday, September 9
Cost: $335 Members, $402 Non-members (includes the boat fees)

Botanical Watercolor Workshop
Instructor: Hillary Parker
3 days: September 22, 23 and 24 Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: $225 Members, $270 Non-members

Jay Fleming

Adult Classes

Drawing

Introduction to Basic Drawing
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
6 weeks: September 12–October 17 Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $220 Non-members

Intermediate Drawing: Interiors and Still Life
New Instructor: Daniel Riesmeyer
5 weeks: September 20–October 25 (no class October 18)
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Portrait Drawing
Instructor: Brad Ross
5 weeks: September 21 – October 26 (no class October 19)
Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $165 Members, $198 Non-member

Matthew Hillier

Painting

Beginning Painting: Studies in Color
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
September 12, 14, 19, 21 and October 3 and 5
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30 a.m.-Noon
Cost: $135 Members, $162 Non-members

Painting Birds in the Landscape
Instructor: Matthew Hillier
6 weeks: September 16–October 28 (no class Oct. 21)
Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $190 Members, $228 Non-members

The Next Step – Oil Painting for New or Returning Painters
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
3 weeks: September 16, 23, October 7
Saturdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Sheryl Southwick

Pastels

Still Life in Pastel
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
4 weeks: September 13–October 4
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $160 Members, $192 Non-members

Watercolor

Watercolor: Beginning Watercolor Painting
Instructor: Heather Crow
5 weeks: September 12 – October 10
Tuesdays, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $160 Members, $192 Non-members, (plus, a $10 Materials Fee payable to instructor at first class)

Collage

Mulberry Paper Collage Workshop: Scrap Happy Mornings
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
1 day: September 20, Wednesday, 2–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 Members, $54 Non-members, (plus materials fee of $6 due to the instructor at first class)

Printmaking
Printmaking Exploration Evenings
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
3 sessions of 4 weeks: Session I–Sept. 12, 14, 19, 21, Session 2–October 10, 12, 17, 24, Session 3–November 7, 14, 16, 21
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–8 p.m. Cost: $80 Members per session, $96 Non-members per session (plus $25 materials fee paid to instructor on first day.)

Digital

iPhone Class
Instructor: Scott Kane
Class 1: 2 Days, Wednesdays, September 6 and 13
Wednesdays: 6–8 p.m.
Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-Members

Organizing, Taking, Storing and Sharing Photos with Your Smart Phone
Instructor: Scott Kane
Class 1: 2 Days: Wednesdays, September 20 and 27
Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-members

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Opens Members’ Exhibition

The Academy Art Museum is pleased to present its Annual Members’ Exhibition from July 29 through September 4 (Labor Day), 2017. This exceptional tradition represents the best of the region’s artists and offers an opportunity to view the creative talents of colleagues and friends. Over the last five years, several Museum members have been offered solo exhibitions after having participated in the Members’ Exhibition. The Annual Member’s Exhibition remains one of the Museum’s most popular offerings, providing a venue for many talented artist members to showcase and sell their works, including such mediums as drawing, painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel), graphics, photography, mixed media, film, jewelry, sculpture and other applications.

Pictured are guests enjoying the Academy Art Museum’s Members’ Exhibition.

According to Heather Crowe, a Museum instructor and previous Museum trustee who has exhibited in the Members’ Exhibition since 1984 and received awards, states, “The Academy Art Museum is one of only a handful of museums remaining in the United States that is a true ‘teaching museum.’ The Museum is a place for people just beginning to explore art, and for mature artists still honing the craft and the art, still working at it.  The Annual Members Exhibition Is one event for all of us and one of its purposes is to encourage the members. The community benefits greatly from this amazing gathering and exhibition space.”

Joanne Magruder of Easton, another artist who has exhibited in the Exhibition for over 20 years, has received awards, and has served as a longtime volunteer, adds, “I think it’s important to have a Members’ Exhibition. It’s an opportunity to have your work out there.”

This year, the Annual Members’ Exhibition will be judged by Amy Eva Raehse, Executive Director and Curator of Goya Contemporary Gallery. The Gallery represents emerging and mid-career contemporary artists internationally within a program focused on Post-War, Contemporary, and Modern Masters in both primary and secondary markets. Raehse has curated over 100 exhibitionsand has placed artworks in major public and private collections worldwide including MoMA, the Smithsonian, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Art and Design, The MET, Chrysler Museum, ArtCloud Korea, among many others. She is a long standing trustee of The Creative Alliance of Baltimore and a Programming Advisor for Maryland Art Place.

Several awards are given at the Members’ Exhibition opening each year.

The Members’ Exhibition Is sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Star Democrat. For further information about the Museum’s exhibitions and programs, visitacademyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces August Events

Pictured are guests enjoying AAM’s Members’ Exhibition.

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

Annual Members’ Exhibition July 29–September 4 (Labor Day), 2017
Members’ Reception and Judge’s Awards: Friday, July 28, 5:30–7 p.m.
The Academy Art Museum is pleased to present its Annual Members’ Exhibition. This exceptional tradition represents the best of the region’s artists and offers an opportunity to view the creative talents of colleagues and friends. It should be noted that in the last five years, several members have been offered solo exhibitions after having participated in the Members’ Exhibition. The Annual Member’s Exhibition remains one of the Museum’s most popular offerings, providing a venue for our many talented artist members to showcase and sell their works. While updated guidelines are in place to streamline the process, this year’s Annual Member’s Exhibition continues the honored tradition of making the Museum available to all of our members for the exhibition of their artwork.

The Myth Makers in Maryland: The Mighty Merganser Continuing
Artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein (aka the Myth Makers) built one of their iconic sapling sculptures on the Museum’s grounds. Literally speaking, the bird sculpture is based on the Hooded Merganser, a bird which is common in Maryland. Figuratively, however, the artists’ intent is to create a bird sculpture which represents a proud monument to independent thinking and bravery, referencing Eastern Shore native Frederick Douglass.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open MIC
2nd Monday of each month including:
August 14 (The Future)
Open MIC is a supportive space for our community to share and cultivate the creativity and talents that thrive here. A variety of performances, demonstrations and presentations are welcome. It is open to all ages. Each month will have a topical (and optional) theme to which contributors are encouraged to relate as directly or abstractly as desired. The Museum will provide a PA system, sound engineer, Steinway grand piano and reasonably-priced refreshments. Email RayRemesch@gmail.com for more information.

ARTS EXPRESS TRIPS

Michael Allen, a participant of Open MIC (Music, Ideas Culture).

HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS: Spectacular Gems and Jewelry
Date: Wednesday, August 9
Cost: $85 Members, $102 Non-members (includes admission, guided tour and lunch)
Nestled in the hills of northwest Washington, D.C., Hillwood welcomes visitors from around the world with its gracious hospitality. Escape into an oasis only five miles from downtown D.C., explore the Mansion, dine at the Café, and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the formal gardens. Spectacular Gems and Jewelry will display the greatest examples from Hillwood’s collection, left by Marjorie for the benefit of future generations, along with important loans of pieces once owned by Post but currently housed in other museum or private collections. The exhibition will afford the opportunity to examine the great quality and beauty of gems in the collection, their historical significance, and the evolution of twentieth-century jewelry design from the 1900s through the 1960s.

ADULT CLASSES

Workshops

Pastel Summer Workshop: People at the Beach
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
1 Day: Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $75 Members, $90 Non-members
Seeing children and adults on a sunny beach is a wonderful sight. This class will take you through the steps of placing the human figure in the pastel painting with confidence. The class will cover design, perspective, scale and composition – all elements of a successful painting – with the additional challenge of integrating the figure in the environment. Bring your photos or Katie will provide the student with reference photos.

Painting

Spectacular Gems and Jewelry will be on display at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

Summer Challenge—A Painting a Day for 15 Days!
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
3 weeks: Saturdays August 5, 12 & 19, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $144 Non-members
All mediums, all levels of experience. Based on the philosophy of the Daily Painting movement; creating one small artwork each day is a great way to improve quickly, loosen up, and develop the discipline to get into the studio every day. Paintings are typically 6”x 6” or 5”x7” and can be any subject, painted from life or from photos. The first session briefly introduces the concept; then the challenge begins with the instructor and enrolled artists all painting together in the Museum’s studio. Over the following two weeks, enrolled artists paint one painting a day in their home studios; then the current week’s work is brought to class for an individual critique and discussion of each artist’s work. The instructor will take on this exciting summer challenge alongside the enrolled artists, and offer her insight and tips along the way. A very popular event, this challenge should fill fast! Don’t miss it! dianeduboismullaly.com

Telling Stories with Small Paintings
Instructor: Matthew Hillier
Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$195 Members, $225 Non-members
Matthew is teaching a workshop on how to paint a small painting (not a miniature) with figures, animals and boats as subject matter. He will show the student how to take a concept and to work out the problems in the initial study. Values, color and composition will be addressed and there will be several demonstrations by the instructor. A small painting can be a short story, a study for a larger piece or a beautiful little gem that stands on its own. This promises to be an exciting workshop so please register early as the class will fill. This workshop is not for beginners.

Pastel

Diane DuBois Mullaly

For the Pastelist: Summer Mentoring Sessions
Mentor: Katie Cassidy 4 Sessions: Wednesdays, August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: 4 Sessions $110 or $35 per session drop-in fee
Spend the hot August days in a cool studio working with fellow pastel artists on individual projects of your design. Katie will be there working on her own pieces and mentoring other artists as needed. Use the time to try new subject, new techniques or materials while you relax and create in a supportive environment. Each session ends with an informative and lively critique. Open to all levels. Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 16.

Private Lessons in Photography or Photoshop
Instructor: George Holzer
Time and number of weeks: variable
Cost: per hour fee
Private lessons in digital photography, Photoshop (Full Version or Elements), and general digital imaging; Shooting pictures and photography principles, Photoshop enhancements and creative uses, specific individual digital projects. Lessons can be tailored to individual needs and time frame. Contact: George Holzer geo@georgeholzer.com or 410.310.2604 (cell)

CHILDREN’S CLASSES/PROGRAMMING

Sumi-e Painting
Ages 8–14 (Adults welcome)
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Monday-Friday, July 31–August 4, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Cost: $115 Museum members; $125 non-members
Students in this workshop will learn a unique method to meditate and relax, while painting the “chi” of the nature around them, as Buddhist monks called the Chan did 1000 years ago. This class will teach a simplified version of the traditional meditative Eastern approach and style to nature painting. Participants will learn about traditional Eastern painting media, such as the bamboo brush, sumi-e ink, rice paper and suzuri inkwell. All materials provided. If the weather is nice, we may be able to go outside to do some ink paintings in the Talbot Historical Society Gardens. Signed permission slips will be necessary for this option. Please bring a hat and sunscreen.

A student having fun at AAM’s Summer Camps.

Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp
Ages 6+
Week # 2 Monday–Friday, July 31–August 4
Instructors: Maria Sage and Theresa Schram
12:30–3:30 p.m. daily each week
Cost: $105 Museum members; $115 non-members per week

This signature multi-media camp will feature opportunities each week to explore and develop projects from observation and imagination. Drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and printmaking may be included. Each week is different. All materials provided. Grand viewing of the week’s projects and party on the last day. Parents are invited!

Fun with Photoshop
Grades 5-9
Instructor: Garnette Hines
Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $140 Museum members; $150 non-members
Easton High School’s digital media specialist, Garnette Hines, teaches students the basics of digital storytelling using the industry-standard Adobe Photoshop. In this class, students will try their hand at Photoshop painting, create mythological creatures, learn how to create animated gifs, and transform photos of themselves to create surreal special effects, such as flying and other superpowers.

Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
Grades: 7–12
Instructor: Katy Trice
Monday–Friday, August 7–11, 10 a.m.–12:00 noon
Cost: $110 Museum members; $120 non-members

Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction and Short Stories
Grades: 7–12
Instructor: Katy Trice
Monday-Friday, August 7–11, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $110 Museum members; $120 non-members
These are the perfect classes for students who find themselves constantly writing down phrases, stories, stanzas, or narratives. Each day students will start with a free-write prompt, move into reading and reviewing each other’s work, and then play some creative writing games. The morning session is Poetry, and the afternoon session is Fiction and Short Stories. Students are encouraged to sign up for the one they are most interested in, or both if they can’t decide!

The Art Studio
Ages 7–10
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Monday–Friday, August 14–18, 10 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Cost: $130 Museum members; $140 non-members
A week full of imaginative activities! The Art Studio is a complete art experience that blends fun and creativity. Each day will bring a new project, including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, memory jars and more. If you’ve taken one of Ms. Horsey’s camps in the past, you’ll be happy to know that this summer’s Art Studio will feature all new projects. All materials provided.

Dive into the World of Math and Art!
Grades 6–8
Instructor: Deborah Scales
Monday – Friday, August 14-18, 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $125 Museum members; $135 non-members
This fun and challenging five-day workshop is for any middle school math student who wants to discover an exciting way to learn math through art-making. If you like art, you may find that you also find a new love for math. We will explore art-making through mathematical strategies, skills and problem solving. We will use basic operations of arithmetic, algebraic formulas, scientific notation, geometric figures, precision measuring, ratios and proportions, linear-point perspective, transformations, and platonic solids. You will begin this school year with a kaleidoscope of math knowledge! In fact, one of our projects is to make M.C. Escher kaleidocycles. M.C. Escher is a famous artist who said, “I was a particularly poor student in math.” Yet, the funny thing is, mathematicians love his art! The instructor, Deborah Scales is a certified K-12 art teacher and teaches middle school math at Lighthouse Christian Academy on Kent Island.

Sketch it! A Sketchbook Journey
Ages 8–13
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Monday–Friday, August 21–25,10 a.m.–12:00 noon
Cost: $130 Museum members; $140 non-members
The ability to quickly sketch an idea or image is a fundamental skill. This camp is for children who love to draw, paint and create, while developing their skills and techniques. A variety of media will be explored, including pencil, pens, watercolors, and colored pencils–all in students’ sketchbooks. Together we’ll make art a daily event, drawing inspiration from nature and our surroundings. All materials provided.

Architecture Camp
Ages 10-13
Instructor: Andrea Milito
Monday–Friday August 7–11 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $125 Members; $135 Non-members
Calling all builders and designers! In this camp, students will explore the world of architecture in a hands-on environment. They will learn about the structural differences of various types of buildings and interiors they see every day, work to design a building, and create their own cityscapes! This is a chance for students to learn new skills and see the world around them in a new light.

Band Camps
Instructor: Ray Remesch
Ages: 7-10 years: Dates: July 31-Aug 4
Ages: 10+ Dates: August 7-11, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. each day
Fee: $155 Members, $186 Non-members per week
Band Camp is an opportunity for young musicians to practice effective teamwork and creative expression. The daily schedule will include musicianship masterclasses, group improvisation games and rehearsals for a short Friday afternoon concert. This camp is open to singers and all types of instruments including, but not limited to, the guitar, piano/keyboard, violin, percussion, clarinet, sitar and kazoo. Ray Remesch (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com.

Recording Arts Camp
Instructor: Ray Remesch Ages: 9+ Dates: August 14-18, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. each day
Fee: $155 Members, $186 Non-members per week
The Recording Arts Camp is designed for kids who have an interest in DIY music production and want to professionalize their sound. Campers will learn practical strategies they can use whether they’re recording with a phone, a home computer or in a professional studio. The week’s itinerary includes creative group and individual projects, focused workshops and fun challenges/games. Ray Remesch (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com.

Mini Masters Summer Camps (For Ages Three through Four)

Building and Construction!
August 14 through 17
9 a.m. to noon
Participants will spend the week building and constructing things out of recycled and other materials. Vehicles, buildings, robots, and child-created designs will be some of the items created.

PIANO & GUITAR LESSONS

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesh (410) 829-0335
Whether your goal is to audition for a conservatory, lead your family in song during holidays or learn to play the music you love, a personalized music education is one of the most rewarding and enduring investments a person can make for themselves or their child. Contact the instructor directly for lesson schedule and cost.

DANCE

Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance
Amanda Showell (302)-377-3088. www.dancingontheshore.com.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

AAM Summer Camps Offer Creative Alternative to Summer Vacation

The Academy Art Museum is offering a variety of summer camps through the end of the summer that offer a creative alternative to summer vacation. The camps are offered for children of all ages and include a variety of mediums and topics. Children ages 6 years and older can attend two weeks of the Museum’s signature multi-media camp, Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp, (July 24–28 or July 31–August 4, 12:30–3:30 p.m.).

Pictured is a camper at one of the Academy Art Museum’s creative summer camps.

Children ages 10 through 13 can participate in camps for Papier Mâché Sculpture (July 17–21, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.); Play with Clay (July 24–28, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon); and an Architecture Camp (August 7–11, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.).

The Museum is offering three new camps: Dive into the World of Math and Art! for grades 6 through 8 (August 14-18, 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.) and two new creative writing workshops for students in grades 7 through 12: Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (August 7–11, 10 a.m.–12:00 noon) and Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction and Short Stories (August 7–11, 1 – 3 p.m.).

For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Plein Air Exhibition and Lecture at the Avalon Theatre

“Sunday Brunch” by Tracey Frugoli to be featured in this year’s exhibition.

During the upcoming Plein Air Easton Festival, the Academy Art Museum and the Avalon Foundation will present at the Avalon Theatre the exhibition, “Curator’s Choice,” featuring Plein Air paintings selected from the Museum’s Permanent Collection by Senior Curator Anke Van Wagenberg, PhD. Through a new collaboration between the Academy Art Museum and the Avalon Foundation, the exhibition highlights prize winners and leading pieces from Plein Air Easton between 2006 and 2008, including works by popular plein air artists Tim Bell, Jill Carver, Stephen Griffin and others. The paintings were donated to the Museum by a generous patron of both institutions.

Another feature of the new collaboration is a free slide lecture on “The History of Plein Air Painting,” given by Van Wagenberg on Sunday, July 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre. For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or pleinaireaston.com.

AAM and THS Sponsors Lecture on Maryland’s Black Soldiers During the Civil War

On Tuesday June 27 at 6 p.m., the Academy Art Museum and the Talbot Historical Society will host a lecture, “Forgotten Warriors: Maryland’s Black Soldiers During the Civil War,” by noted Maryland historian Daniel Carroll Toomey.

During the Civil War 186,000 Black men served in the Union Army. The small state of Maryland, divided in its loyalties, contributed six regiments or about 9,000 men to the Union war effort. An additional regiment was organized in Norfolk, Virginia, but composed mostly of men from the lower Chesapeake Bay region and those who served in the United States Navy. Approximately half of these men were free when they entered the service, the other half slaves who gained their freedom as a condition of enlistment.

Segregated into regiments known as United States Colored Troops and commanded by White officers, these Marylanders of Color forged combat records equal to any units formed after the Emaciation Proclamations took effect. Of the 16 Black soldiers who were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Civil War, seven were Marylanders. Toomey will explain the evolution of these men from slave to soldier and recount their many accomplishments both as soldiers on the battlefield and veterans after the war.

Daniel Carroll Toomey is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the author or co-author of over a dozen books including “The Civil War in Maryland” and “Baltimore During the Civil War.” He has lectured for a number of historical organizations and colleges including the Smithsonian Institution and Johns Hopkins University.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information and to register, visit academyartmuseum.org.