Shore Shakespeare to Present “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”

To sleep, perchance to … Dream?

Shore Shakespeare is delighted to announce its forthcoming 5-county tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Written in 1596, this magical play has been in production constantly ever since!

Lovers and faeries, magic and mayhem, pageantry and poetry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has it all!  Directed by Christian Rogers and produced by Shelagh Grasso, the production highlights the talents of Patrick Fee, Avra Sullivan, Brian McGunigle, and Colleen Minahan, with Christine Kinlock, Heather Oland, Robbie Spray, Troy Strootman, Lindsey Hammer, and Greg Minahan.  They are joined by Josh Hanson, John Terebey, Jane Terebey, and Sarah Gorman.

Choreography and original music are by Greg Minahan, with Magic direction by Ian Flinn.  Costumes are designed by Barbi Bedell.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens on June 2nd with three special performances at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, MD.  Tickets for these performances are $15 and may be purchased directly from the Arboretum’s website.  Proceeds benefit the Arboretum and Shore Shakespeare Company.

Our Free Tour of performances opens with performances on June 9th and 10th at 6:00 pm at the Oxford Community Center in Oxford, and Idlewild Park in Easton on June 11th at 3:00 pm.  Then it’s on to Cambridge, with a performance at Long Wharf Park on June 16th at 6:00 pm, and two performances on the Cray House lawn in Stevensville, on June 17th at 6:00 pm and June 18th at 3:00 pm.  The tour concludes with two performances at Wilmer Park in Chestertown, on Friday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 25th at 3:00 pm.  Complete information and directions to all venues are available at Shore Shakespear’s website.

All tour performances are free and open to the public.  Donations in support of Shore Shakespeare are certainly welcome!  A donation of $15 per person is suggested but never required.  As an affiliate of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, all donations are fully tax-deductible.

 

Shore Shakespeare to Present “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”

To sleep, perchance to … Dream?

Shore Shakespeare is delighted to announce its forthcoming 5-county tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Written in 1596, this magical play has been in production constantly ever since!

Lovers and faeries, magic and mayhem, pageantry and poetry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has it all!  Directed by Christian Rogers and produced by Shelagh Grasso, the production highlights the talents of Patrick Fee, Avra Sullivan, Brian McGunigle, and Colleen Minahan, with Christine Kinlock, Heather Oland, Robbie Spray, Troy Strootman, Lindsey Hammer, and Greg Minahan.  They are joined by Josh Hanson, John Terebey, Jane Terebey, and Sarah Gorman.

Choreography and original music are by Greg Minahan, with Magic direction by Ian Flinn.  Costumes are designed by Barbi Bedell.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens on June 2nd with three special performances at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, MD.  Tickets for these performances are $15 and may be purchased directly from the Arboretum’s website.  Proceeds benefit the Arboretum and Shore Shakespeare Company.

Our Free Tour of performances opens with performances on June 9th and 10th at 6:00 pm at the Oxford Community Center in Oxford, and Idlewild Park in Easton on June 11th at 3:00 pm.  Then it’s on to Cambridge, with a performance at Long Wharf Park on June 16th at 6:00 pm, and two performances on the Cray House lawn in Stevensville, on June 17th at 6:00 pm and June 18th at 3:00 pm.  The tour concludes with two performances at Wilmer Park in Chestertown, on Friday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 25th at 3:00 pm.  Complete information and directions to all venues are available at Shore Shakespear’s website.

All tour performances are free and open to the public.  Donations in support of Shore Shakespeare are certainly welcome!  A donation of $15 per person is suggested but never required.  As an affiliate of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, all donations are fully tax-deductible.

Spy Moment: Really Fine Art in Oxford, Really…

The Spy couldn’t resist checking out the Fine Arts @ Oxford show at the Oxford Community Center this weekend. While we love the fact that the event has a history of quality exhibitors, and that the proceeds go to support the OCC, what we like most of all is that many of these artists are based in Talbot County.

Given that pertinent fact, we sent a spy on Saturday morning to document just a small sample of these extraordinary pieces on display to encourage others to celebrate the great depth of our local artists.

This video is approximately one minute in length. For more information about Fine Arts @ Oxford please go here.

“A Quilted Garden,” a Gorgeous Display of Artistic Talent

Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore, Inc. is presenting their Biannual Quilt Show, “A QUILTED GARDEN” on June 2, 3 and 4, (10:00am to 4:00pm Friday and Saturday, 10:00am to 3:00 pm Sunday) in picturesque OXFORD, MD. Over 200 member made quilts will be displayed hanging from the rafters in the main show at the Oxford Community Center, 201 Oxford Road. Boutique items made by Bayside quilters and quilts will be for sale. A Vendors Mall will be held in the Oxford Fire Hall and antique quilts will be displayed in two historic churches.

Admission is $10.00 and all locations are handicap accessible.

Sponsored in part by the Talbot Arts Council.

Also on Saturday, June 3, Oxford Garden Club will have their garden show, Secret Gardens of Oxford with tickets available at the Oxford park.

Working Artist Forum Group to Exhibit at A.M. Gravely Gallery

“Summer on the Lake” oil; Artist: Mary Ellen Mabe

The Working Artist Forum Group (WAF) will have an exhibit entitled “A Brush with Summer” at the A.M. Gravely Gallery in St. Michaels between June 2 and July 31. There will be receptions open to the public, as part of the Second Saturday Art Walk in St. Michaels, on June 10, 5 to 7pm and July 8, 5 to 7pm.

The Working Artist Forum started in 1979 and became a nonprofit in 1991. It is an organization of 90 professional working artists exhibiting individually and as a group. WAF also donates funds and mentorship to students in the Talbot, Kent, Caroline, Queen Anne, and Dorchester county schools to promote the visual arts.

The A.M. Gravely Gallery is located at 408 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels. Gallery Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday through Tuesday, 10a.m. to 3pm. The website is at www.amgravelygallery.com. Email: amgart@aol.com. Telephone 410/745-5059

Timeless Beauty Paintings by Kevin Fitzgerald at Troika Gallery

Troika Gallery is excited to announce Timeless Beauty, a show featuring recent works of noted landscape artist Kevin Fitzgerald. Opening on June 2, 2017, during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk at 5 pm, the gallery will be serving refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.  Kevin Fitzgerald will address questions about his art beginning at 7 pm.

Rose Dawn, 18 x 24, oil on canvas, by Kevin Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald’s paintings are highly sought after by collectors and known for their ethereal quality. Kevin has a great reverence for the land and sea and fully expresses it in his tonalist paintings characterized by neutral hues, muted atmospheric tones, and mystery. “Be brief, use the least to say the most.  To gain the particular is to lose the infinite. Painting is a solitary communication and strives to go beyond words,” Fitzgerald comments.  Inspired by the French mid 19th-century romantic landscape painters, Fitzgerald’s paintings are evocative and spiritual. His fields of color are both suggestions and subtle depictions. “The landscape, both cultivated and wild, can serve as a reminder of the beauty and power that exists beyond our grasp.”

Fitzgerald attended the Maryland Institute College of Art where he studied with Raoul Middleman, Chairman of Painting. After receiving his B.F.A. from the Institute, Fitzgerald pursued his M.F.A., under the full fellowship, at George Washington University. His work is collected by  known celebrities, as well as private collectors, both national and international.

Art by 35 other Troika Gallery artists is on display during the Fitzgerald show, with new work constantly refreshing the exhibition space. Troika Gallery features The Finest of Fine Art and is located at 9 South Harrison Street and is open every day from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday by appointment. For more information, please visit the website at www.troikagallery.com. Timeless Beauty will run through July 3, 2017.

Paul Taylor Paints on the Porch at Candleberry Gallery

Paul Taylor, a Rochester, New York, artist with a thing for St Michaels, will demonstrate on the front porch of Candleberry Gallery on Saturday, May 20.  Come see his beautiful watercolor maritime paintings and watch him do a St. Michaels matchstick painting.  Paul will also have coasters and trivets for sale.  Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend and come see a great artist in action!  Candleberry Gallery is located at 210 St. Talbot Street in St. Michaels. 

http://paulallentaylor.com/index.php

Temple B’nai Israel to Present Forum on Journalism and the Presidency

Temple B’nai Israel Satell Center for Jewish Life on the Eastern Shore Summer Institute will be presenting a forum entitled “Journalism and the Presidency: Past and Present” featuring Stephen Goldman and Michael Freedman on Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.at the Oxford Community Center.

Stephen Goldman owns one of the largest collections of historical newspapers in private hands. He is a member of the American Antiquarian Society and has served as consultant to the NEWSEUM since before it was opened, helping to plan and maintain the News History Gallery.

Michael Freedman is a Professorial Lecturer in journalism at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and Executive Producer of the Kalb Report. He serves on the Board of Governors of the National Press Club and Educator Advisory Team of the NEWSEUM.

Reservations Required: $25.00 – lunch included
Purchase online at http://www.bnaiisraeleaston.org/
or call 410-822-0553

Avalon’s Weekend Marquee Update

The Talbot Spy will be sharing with our readers each week the MCTV produced Weekend Marquee with Tim Weigand as host. We hope you enjoy this short two minute preview of what’s coming up over the next few days.

Church Hill Theatre Announces Cast for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Director Sylvia Maloney proudly brings Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip to the Church Hill Theatre stage as this year’s summer musical performance. You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised), with music, lyrics and book by Clark Gesner, will open on June 9th and run for three weekends.

Schroeder (David Ryan) conducts the “Peanuts” Glee Club, 1st row L-R, Sally (Maya McGrory), Snoopy (Julie Lawrence) and Lucy (Becca Van Aken); 2nd row, L-R, Charlie Brown (Matt Folker) and Linus (Elliott Morotti) as they sing Home on the Range.

Charlie Brown is light-hearted, tender and energetic. As in the comic strip, we share Charlie’s frustrations and pleasures as he interacts with his big, wide and wonderful world. But in this musical stage version, the characters quickly move off the page and into our hearts. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy, who is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder; the frustrated and frustratingly naive Sally, who is still teasing blanket-toting Linus; the playful but sometime manic dog Snoopy; and the loveable blockhead himself, Charlie Brown.

Church Hill Theatre’s production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised) is directed by Sylvia S. Maloney, with music direction by Ellen Barry Grunden and choreography by Cavin Moore. Maloney has assembled an able cast: Matt Folker as Charlie Brown, Becca Van Aken as Lucy, Elliott Morotti as Linus, Maya McGrory as Sally, David Ryan as Schroeder and Julie Lawrence as Snoopy.  Other “Peanuts” characters are played by Samantha Smith, Faith McCarthy, Amy Gilliland, Morgan Armstrong, Jarrett Plante, and Katie Sardo.  Devin Kirchner is the production stage manager, Michael Whitehill is in charge of set design/construction, Brian Draper is the set artist, and Doug Kaufmann is the lighting designer.  Tina Johnson and Erma Johnson are in charge of costumes and Jim Johnson is part of the technical staff.

The show opens on Friday, June 9, and runs through June 25, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm and Sunday shows at 2 pm.  Reservations can be made by calling 410-556-6003 or online at churchhilltheatre.org.