Juneteenth Celebration to Feature Street Concert Highlighting History of Black Music

Karen Somerville (Old School Gospel)

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, will present the annual Juneteenth Celebration in partnership with the Frederick Douglass Honor Society, Building African-American Minds (BAAM), the Talbot County Free Library, and Christ Church Easton on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free community celebration will feature a full range of family activities, street vendors and artwork by African-American artists in the Museum’s permanent collection.

This year’s Juneteenth program will pay special tribute to “A Timeline of Black Music Throughout History” in honor of Black Music Month. South Street will be closed in front of the Museum between Talbot Lane and Harrison Street creating a stage for the afternoon street concert featuring performances by gospel artist Karen Somerville (12 p.m.), African percussionist Daande Lenol (12:40 p.m.), Delta Blues singer Brooks Long (1:20 p.m.), the Capital Jazz Experience (2 p.m.), funk and rock songwriter Kentavius Jones (2:40 p.m.), and culminating in hip-hop artist Javier Starks (3:25 p.m.) who creates 100 percent curse-free music, while being a role model for youth through artistic expression.

The program includes a Family Craft Project making rain sticks, hosted by Constance Del Nero, Director of Children’s Education & Community Programs, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., there will be a Photo Booth and Jolie’s Faces will be doing face painting and temporary tattoos for participants. There will also be food offerings and resource booths available. This festive, free celebration of African American culture, art, and history promises fun for all ages.

This year’s sponsors of Juneteenth include Jack Construction, Beverly and Richard Tilghman, Bette Kenzie, and Catherine C. McCoy. For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Gala Celebrates 60th Anniversary in Derby Style

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD recently hosted its annual Spring Gala at Canterbury Manor, the home of Maxine and James Farrell. 

AAM Director Ben Simons (center) with Honorary Chairs Maxine and James Farrell, Carolyn Williams, Past President of the Museum’s Board of Trustees and Catherine McCoy, current President of the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD held its annual Spring Gala at Canterbury Manor, the beautiful Eastern Shore home of Maxine and James Farrell. Mrs. Farrell serves on the Museum’s Board of Trustees. The Gala welcomed some 230 guests in support of the mission of the Museum to “enhance cultural life on the Eastern Shore.”

Ben and Kelli Remo and Marla and Scott Best.

The elegant affair featured a Derby Day theme, and the Kentucky Derby was broadcast live at the event. The gorgeously appointed Canterbury Manor provided a beautiful canvas for the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser, which raised a significant portion of the Museum’s annual budget, in support of its service annually to 5,000 school children and 50,000 visitors.

Courtney Clark Pastrick and Lisa Slater.

Franklin Raines and Denise Grant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum, comments, “We enjoyed having both longtime and new supporters together at this year’s special event. We are so grateful to the Farrells for hosting such an elegant party that raised critical funds making possible our service to the community!”

Kay Perkins, Jane Nigra and Patricia Saul.

For further information about supporting the Academy Art Museum, call 410-822-2787 or visit academyartmuseum.org.

The Museum is located at 106 South Street is one of Easton’s historic landmarks – deeply tied to the educational community in Easton since 1800. Its permanent collection includes important paintings by Gene Davis and Anne Truitt among others and is especially strong on works paper by modern American and European masters. The Museum holds drawings, photographs, and prints by artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Robert Rauschenberg, and Martin Puryear. Visitors experience national and regional exhibitions, concerts, lectures, educational programs, and visual and performing arts classes for adults and children.

Mike and Christy Gibson and Julie and Hugh O’Donnell.

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Madino.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Art Museum Announces June Events

Richard Diebenkorn, Urbana #2 (The Archer)

EXHIBITIONS

The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat. Open daily, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
Through July 10
Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue aim to present a comprehensive view of Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity, focusing solely on the paintings and drawings that precede his 1955 shift to figuration at age 33. Included in the exhibition are 100 paintings and drawings primarily from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, many of which have not before been publicly exhibited. The exhibition is organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum and curated by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. The Academy Art Museum is the only venue on the East Coast.
Related Events:
Lecture: Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. – Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, My Father Richard Diebenkorn

LECTURES

Kentavius Jones

My Father: Richard Diebenkorn
Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, Daughter of Richard Diebenkorn
Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m.
Introduced by Dorsey Waxter of Van Doren/Waxter, New York, which represents the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.
The daughter of artist Richard Diebenkorn, Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, shares her insights and thoughts on the life and art of her famous father. In this thoughtful and occasionally nostalgic discussion, Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant gives insights into his personality, career and the environment in which he produced his exceptional body of work.

SPECIAL EVENTS

2019 Juneteenth Celebration to Feature History of Black Music
The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, will present the annual Juneteenth Celebration in partnership with the Frederick Douglass Honor Society, and Building African-American Minds (BAAM) on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free community celebration will feature a full range of family activities, street vendors and artwork by African-American artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. In addition, this year’s Juneteenth program will pay special tribute to the history of Black Music in honor of Black Music Month, with an afternoon street concert on South Street featuring performances by Daande Lenol, Brooks Long, the Capitol Jazz Experience, Kentavius Jones, and others. Please join us for this festive, free celebration of African-American culture, art, and history. For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Bradford Ross

Open MIC
Second Wednesday Each Month
June 19 – Juneteenth
Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

ADULT CLASSES

Oil Painting: Color Crash Course
Instructor: Bradford Ross bradross@goeaston.net
Two-Day Workshop: Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cost: $125 Members, $150 Non-members

Glowing Sunset, Shimmering Moonrise – Bring Light and Life to Your Evening Skies!
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly dunepainter@earthlink.net
Two-Day Workshop: Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost $98 Members, $118 Non-members

Workshop: Fundamentals of Drawing
Instructor: Katie Cassidy wkmcgarry@verizon.net
Three-Day Workshop: June 18, 19 and 20, 10.am.–1 p.m.
Cost: $110 Members, $132 Non-members

Katie Cassidy

Fine Art Photo Transfer
Lecturer/Instructor: Rosemary Cooley rcooley1@mac.com
Three-Day Workshop: June 21-23, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $175 members, $195 Non-members. All materials included.

Edible Art! The Decorated Cookie
Instructor: Maggii Sarfaty maggiipaints1@yahoo.com
One-Day Workshop: Saturday, June 15, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 Members, $78 Non-members

Workshop: Introduction to Pastels
Instructor: Katie Cassidy wkmcgarry@verizon.net
Three Days: June 25, 26 and 27, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $90 Members, $108 Non-members (plus $15 materials fee for all supplies paid to the instructor)

Try Oil Painting! – All Materials Supplied, No Skills Needed.
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly dunepainter@earthlink.net
One-Day Workshop: Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $48 Members, $58 Non-members. Plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Design and Print Your Own T-Shirt!

Design and Print Your Own T-Shirt!
Instructor: Chris Pittman
Grades 6–12
Wednesday–Friday, June 26–28, 10 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $105 Members, $115 Non-members (Price includes 2 t-shirts per student)

Animal Art Adventures Including a visit from the Salisbury Zoo!
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Ages 6–9
Monday–Friday, June 24–28, 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $175 Members, $185 Non-members

Clay Works
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Ages 8–13
Monday–Friday, June 24–28, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-members

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.

Ballroom and Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell
Contact instructor for information at (302) 377-3088 or visit dancingontheshore.com.

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

Academy Art Museum Announces May Events

Richard Diebenkorn, untitled, c. 1945

EXHIBITIONS

The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat.

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
April 26–July 10
Reception: Friday, April 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue aim to present a comprehensive view of Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity, focusing solely on the paintings and drawings that precede his 1955 shift to figuration at age 33. Included in the exhibition are 100 paintings and drawings primarily from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, many of which have not before been publicly exhibited. The exhibition is organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum, and curated by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. The Academy Art Museum is the only venue on the East Coast.

Related Events:
Lecture: Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. – Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, My Father Richard Diebenkorn

ARTS EXPRESS TRIPS

Art in Three Acts

WASHINGTON, DC
Visit the Museums Day
Wednesday, May 15
Cost: $45 Members, $49 Non-members

SPECIAL EVENTS
Open MIC
Second Wednesday Each Month
Get Out
May 8, 7 to 9 p.m.
Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Art in Three Acts
Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m.
FREE. Refreshments available.
Come enjoy writers’ interpretations of artists’ works, including the works of Museum instructors and members of the Working Artist Forum and the St. Michaels Art League, as well as listen to local musicians’ interpretations of the artwork. Art in Three Acts promises to inspire and entertain.

Paint and Sip: Fine Craft and Craft Beer
Instructor: Theresa Schram
Wednesday, May 15, 6–8 p.m.
Cost: $45
Participants will learn glass painting techniques and have the chance to sip tasty craft beers.

Brad Ross

ADULT CLASSES
Here is a sampling of the many classes, instructors, and mediums being featured. Please visit academyartmuseum.org to see a complete list of adult class offerings.

Drawing the Human Figure
Instructor: Brad Ross
5 weeks: May 1–29
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $200 Non-members

Modern Wall Hanging Workshop
Instructor: Jenny Walton
Three-Day Workshop: May 7–9
Tuesday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $144 Non-members

Painting the Landscape with Pastel
Instructor: Nick Serratore
Two-Day Workshop: May 4 and 5
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Nick Serratore

Paint Along with Diane and Sheryl
Mentors: Diane DuBois Mullaly and Sheryl Southwick
Three Days: May 28–30
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Cost $95 Members, $114 Non-members

Beginning and Intermediate Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
One Six-Week Session: May 8–June 12
Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building
Instructor: Paul Aspell
One Six-Week Session: May 8–June 12
Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Beginning / Intermediate / Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Stephen Walker
One Six-Week Session: May 8–June 12
Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Cookies by Maggii Sarfaty

Edible Art! The Decorated Cookie
Instructor: Maggii Sarfaty
One-Day Workshop: May 21
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 Members, $78 Non-members

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
One Six-Week Session: May 6–June 10
Mondays, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

All aboard!! Travel the World to Canada
Instructor: Museum Staff
Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
FREE
Travel the World takes children ages 6+ and their parents on a “trip” to a far-away country…where they will work together on an art project typical of that country. Contact the Museum’s Director of Children’s Education and Community Programs, Constance Del Nero, at cdelnero@academyartmuseum.org if you have any questions.

SUMMER CAMPS

Academy Art Museum Summer Camp Participant

Academy Art Museum Summer Camps (PreK –High School)
Camps are offered weekly, beginning the last week of June and continuing through the third week of August. Most camps are between two and three hours long.
Academy Art Museum camps are designed to appeal to every age range and arts interest from pre-school summer-themed offerings to tween and teen crafts, such as paper-making and plaster sculpture. The Museum’s signature Kaleidoscope Camp—a perennial favorite—consists of multi-media projects, while other camps focus on building basic art skills, such as drawing and painting. New 2019 camps offer high school students advanced drawing and digital media expertise.

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.

Ballroom and Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell
Contact instructor for information at (302) 377-3088 or visit dancingontheshore.com.

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

Academy Art Museum Offers Only East Coast Richard Diebenkorn Exhibition

Richard Diebenkorn in the US Marine Corps

Audiences today generally know the career of Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) in three periods: the Sausalito, Albuquerque, Urbana, and “early Berkeley” periods of Abstract Expressionism; the Berkeley figurative/representational period; and lastly the famous Ocean Park and Healdsburg series of abstractions. Yet Diebenkorn’s earliest work remains very little known. The exhibition, Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, will be on view at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD from April 26 to July 14, 2019 — the only venue on the East Coast. A reception on Friday, April 26, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. is free and the public are invited to attend.

The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue aim to present a comprehensive view of Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity, focusing solely on the paintings and drawings that precede his 1955 shift to figuration at age 33. Included in the exhibition are 100 paintings and drawings from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, offering a full picture of the young artist’s achievements.

Certainly, many of the elements that came to define Diebenkorn’s mature work are present in his earliest paintings and drawings, which evolved rapidly from representational landscape scenes and portraits of military colleagues, to semi-abstract and Surrealist-inspired depictions of topography and the human form, to mature Abstract Expressionist paintings that he made while living in California, New Mexico, and Illinois. The exhibition reveals the forces that shaped Diebenkorn as a young artist, including his teachers and mentors, most notably painter David Park, whose artistic and paternal guidance lasted until Park’s early death in 1960. It also evidences the influence of artists he admired, including Arshile Gorky, Joan Miró, and Willem de Kooning; as well as the writings of art critic Clement Greenberg.

In 1955, the artist abandoned the non-objective purity of Abstract Expressionism and, while keeping its painterly language, made a return to representational painting. He reversed course yet again in 1967, after moving to Santa Monica, California, where he produced a new, highly acclaimed series that he called Ocean Park. Some of the works in Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955 have not been seen by the public nor reproduced, except in the context of the artist’s recent catalogue raisonneì (Yale University Press, 2016). Together these drawings and paintings offer a fuller picture of Diebenkorn’s precocious achievements.

Dorsey Waxter, partner at Van Doren Waxter, New York, whose gallery represents the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation states, “This exhibition is an exceptional opportunity to see the nascent work of an artist who became a giant in American art. For anyone who admires Richard Diebenkorn, the paintings and works on paper in this exhibition will offer a window into the artist’s early explorations that are so important to understanding what became his mature period. This is a must-see exhibition for all ages and audiences who want to understand how an artist becomes one.”

Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled (Magician’s Table), 1947

The exhibition is organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum, and curated by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation expands knowledge and fosters appreciation of the artist and his role in central artistic developments of the 20th century. The Foundation increases public access to Diebenkorn’s work and understanding of his legacy and times through support of exhibitions, loan of artworks, research, publications, archival services, and digital initiatives. The new diebenkorn.org provides unprecedented public access to the artist’s work and archives.

The exhibition opened in 2017, traveling from the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; to the David Owsley Museum of Art, Muncie, IN; the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; and The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, prior to coming to the Academy Art Museum, the sole East Coast venue of the show.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County Arts Council and the Star Democrat.

The Academy Art Museum will offer associated programs, including a lecture and book signing by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Museum of Art, author of the exhibition catalogue Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. On Saturday, June 1, Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, daughter of the artist, will be introduced by Dorsey Waxter, Partner of Van Doren Waxter, New York, and will present the lecture, “My Father: Richard Diebenkorn.”

The Museum is located at 106 South Street is one of Easton’s historic landmarks – deeply tied to the educational community in Easton since 1800. Its permanent collection includes important paintings by Gene Davis and Anne Truitt among others and is especially strong on works paper by modern American and European masters. The Museum holds drawings, photographs, and prints by artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Robert Rauschenberg, and Martin Puryear. Welcoming over 50,000 visitors and participants annually to experience national and regional exhibitions, the Museum also offers concerts, lectures, educational programs, and visual and performing arts classes for adults and children.

Museum hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. On Wednesdays, admission is free. For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces April Events

Richard Diebenkorn, untitled, c. 1945

EXHIBITIONS

The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat.

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
April 26–July 14
Reception: Friday, April 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue aim to present a comprehensive view of Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity, focusing solely on the paintings and drawings that precede his 1955 shift to figuration at age 33. Included in the exhibition are 100 paintings and drawings primarily from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, many of which have not before been publicly exhibited. The exhibition is organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum, and curated by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. The Academy Art Museum is the only venue on the East Coast.

Related Events:
Lecture: Sunday, April 28. 2 p.m. – Scott Shields, Exhibition Curator & Catalog Author
Lecture: Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. – Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, My Father Richard Diebenkorn

Matthew Moore Stalin, Prague, Czech Republic, 2014 Pigment print.

Matthew Moore: Post-Socialist Landscapes
Through April 7
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Matthew Moore is an Associate Professor of Photography and the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. His current project was born as an investigation of the rural and urban landscapes of countries that were once occupied by the Soviet Union.

Recent Acquisitions: Photography @ AAM
Through April 7
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Recent Acquisitions: Photography @ AAM presents recently acquired works of photography, including works by Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Tom Baril, Ed Clark, William Eggleston, Lisette Model, Bruce Nauman.

LECTURES

Kittredge-Wilson Lecture
These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history, and literature.

Ansel Adams, (1902–1984) Cedar Tree and Maple Leaves, c. 1974

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
Scott Shields Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Museum of Art
Lecture and Book Signing
Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m.
The catalogue focuses on Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity. It features nearly 200 paintings and drawings, many from the archives of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, that precede his shift to figuration. Many of these pieces will be unfamiliar to the public, yet they offer a fuller picture of Diebenkorn’s precocious achievements and set the stage for what was yet to come.

My Father Richard Diebenkorn
Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant
June 1, 11 a.m.
Gretchen Diebenkorn, daughter of the artist, reminisces in a panel discussion with Dorsey Waxter, Partner at Van Doren Waxter, New York.

EVENTS

Open MIC
Second Wednesday Each Month
April 10 – It’s Alive!
7 to 9 p.m.
Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Richard Diebenkorn in the US Marine Corps

ADULT CLASSES

Here is a sampling of the many classes, instructors, and mediums being featured. Please visit academyartmuseum.org to see a complete list of adult class offerings.

Watercolor: Trees, Trees, and More Glorious Trees!
Instructor: Steve Bleinberger
3 weeks: April 9, 16 and 23
Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

An Evening Critique
Mentors: Katie Cassidy, Sheryl Southwick and Diane DuBois Mullaly
Thursday, April 25, 5 – 7 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person payable at the door. Complimentary wine and snacks

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

eARTh Arts Day Extravaganza!
Instructor: Museum Staff
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
FREE
Save the planet and get creative! Before you throw out that old can, bottle cap, magazine etc…think about what you might do with it to keep it in use. Better yet, come to the Academy Art Museum’s eARTh Arts Day Extravaganza and make some great projects to take back home. This year the Museum is teaming up with Horn Point Laboratory to bring you great new projects.

Steve Bleinberger

SUMMER CAMPS
Academy Art Museum Summer Camps (PreK –High School)
Camps are offered weekly, beginning the last week of June and continuing through the third week of August. Most camps are between two and three hours long.
Academy Art Museum camps are designed to appeal to every age range and arts interest from pre-school summer-themed offerings to tween and teen crafts, such as paper-making and plaster sculpture. The Museum’s signature Kaleidoscope Camp—a perennial favorite—consists of multi-media projects, while other camps focus on building basic art skills, such as drawing and painting. New 2019 camps offer high school students advanced drawing and digital media expertise.

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.

Ballroom and Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell
Contact instructor for information at (302) 377-3088 or visit dancingontheshore.com.

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

AAM’s ArtReach Program Receives Grant from Mid-Shore Community Foundation

The Academy Art Museum in Easton recently received a $25,000 grant from the Mid-Shore Community Foundation’s Artistic Insights Fund to help cover the costs associated with its ArtReach Program. ArtReach is the heart and soul of the Museum’s youth programs, and for many children on the Mid Shore, it represents their only chance to visit an art museum. The Program began over 28 years ago and last year served 3055 students, teachers, and parents in 22 schools and non-profit organizations in the Museum’s five-county service area: Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties.

ArtReach has experienced exponential growth in the last seven years. Its subsidiary Museums in the Museum! Program is going into its fifth year. Two years ago, the Museum launched a new ArtReach endeavor – Have Art, Will Travel – that brings works from its permanent collection into schools. Five hundred and six students and teachers took part last year. The Museum also brought an expanded environmental/visual arts program called Junk Mail Fish to St Michaels Elementary School last year. Several collaborative programs with area schools and organizations are planned for 2018/19. These programs are designed to allow the Museum to have an active presence in schools in between exhibitions and during times when field trips are impractical due to academic schedules. For further information about the Museum’s ArtReach Program, contact Constance Del Nero at cdelnero@academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces March Exhibition Openings

Byzantine gold cross with granulation and garnet 5th-7th century AD Inv. 13514

On March 1, the Academy Art Museum will open three new exhibitions with a public reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. “Dressed to Kill in Love and War: Splendor in the Ancient World” features Roman, Greek and Hellenistic jewelry, helmets, vessels and other nearly 2000-year old and more recent objects. The Museum has worked closely with Guest Curator Sarah E. Cox, PhD and the exhibition is made possible with loans from Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, member of the International Association for Ancient Asian and Tribal Art (IAATA) and sponsorship by the Dere Family. The Academy Art Museum is the exclusive venue for this exhibition. The exhibition will be on display through March 31.

“Matthew Moore: Post-Socialist Landscapes” will be on display through April 7. Matthew Moore is an Associate Professor of Photography and the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. His current project was born as an investigation of the rural and urban landscapes of countries that were once occupied by the Soviet Union. Moore was an artist-in-residence at the Vilnius Academy of Arts’ Nida Art Colony in Lithuania in 2014. The photographic images tell the story of the various ways societies and local governments seek to control their history and influence the future through manipulation of the land and urban space.

“Recent Acquisitions: Photography @ AAM” will be on display through April 7. The exhibition presents recently acquired works of photography, including works by Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Tom Baril, Ed Clark, William Eggleston, Lisette Model, Bruce Nauman. The works were acquired through gifts from generous donors, as well as the Museum’s Acquisitions Fund, which is supported by generous individual contributions and through Collection Society dues.

Free Docent Tours of the exhibitions are offered on Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. The exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat. For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Awards Student Art Exhibition Awards

Photo: Back row, left to right are Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum with high school winners: Annie Sanford, Lynzie Gardner, Gretchen Kinnamon, Jayden Mullinix, Mariana Parkinson, and Kate Riggleman. Pictured front row, left to right, are Constance Del Nero, Director of Children’s Education and Community Programs at AAM, with high school winners Cara Brown, Cassidy King, Theresa Surina, Hannah Claggett, and Briana Mood. Absent from the photo are Emily Loveless, Hannah Kerr, Haley McMaster, Suzy Li, Lillian Muckleroy, Brooke Bates, Grafton Howard, Grace Sutherland, Helen Boone, and Olivia Hershey. (Photo by Tom McCall)

The Academy Art Museum opened its 2019 Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibitions highlighting the artistic talents of students in grades kindergarten through 12 from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent counties. A variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking is included among the nearly 800 pieces of artwork included in the exhibitions. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibitions have been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and are the largest and most prestigious student art exhibitions on the Eastern Shore. The exhibition will be on display through February 24, 2019.

Over 300 people attended the high school reception held for grades nine through 12. Winners of the high school awards were First Place: Jayden Mullinix, Emily Loveless, and Cara Brown; Second Place: Hannah Kerr, Annie Sanford, and Hannah Claggett; Third Place: Mariana Parkinson, Haley McMaster, and Suzy Li; and Honorable Mentions: Lillian Muckleroy, Brooke Bates, Grafton Howard, Theresa Surina, Lynzie Gardner, Kate Riggleman, Grace Sutherland, Helen Boone, Olivia Hershey, Gretchen Kinnamon, Briana Mood, and Cassidy King.

Academy Art Museum Announces March Events

Byzantine gold cross with granulation and garnet

EXHIBITIONS

The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat.

Dressed to Kill in Love and War: Splendor in the Ancient World
Through March 31
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m., meet at Front Desk
This exhibition features Roman, Greek and Hellenistic jewelry, helmets, vessels and other nearly 2000-year old and more recent objects. The Museum has worked closely with Guest Curator Sarah E. Cox, PhD and the exhibition is made possible with loans from Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, member of the International Association for Ancient Asian and Tribal Art (IAATA) and sponsorship by the Dere Family. The Academy Art Museum is the exclusive venue for this exhibition.

Matthew Moore: Post-Socialist Landscapes
March 1–April 7
Reception: March 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays 11 a.m.–12 noon
Matthew Moore is an Associate Professor of Photography and the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. His current project was born as an investigation of the rural and urban landscapes of countries that were once occupied by the Soviet Union.

Matthew Moore Stalin, Prague, Czech Republic, 2014 Pigment print.

Recent Acquisitions: Photography @ AAM
March 1–April 7
Reception: March 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–12 noon
Recent Acquisitions: Photography @ AAM presents recently acquired works of photography, including works by Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Tom Baril, Ed Clark, William Eggleston, Lisette Model, Bruce Nauman.

MUSIC LECTURES

Magnificent Movie Music! Classical Sounds of the Cinema
Presented by Dr. Rachel Franklin
Dates:
Thursday, March 7 – Mozart Goes to Hollywood
Thursday, March 14 – Beethoven the Myth
Thursday, March 21 – Classical Crossover
Thursday, March 28 – Oscars, Opera and Irony, Luke Skywalker and Bugs Bunny, Facebook and Farm Animals
Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. for each lecture
Cost: Series Tickets: (4 lectures) $84 Members, $100 Non-members
Individual Tickets: $24 Members, $29 Non-members
Dr. Rachel Franklin presents Magnificent Movie Music! In a new 4-part series “Classical Sounds of the Cinema” we explore this massive, yet barely-noticed component of movie scoring: the use of pre-composed classical music. Comedies, war films, romances, tragedies, you name it: all film genres have been enhanced with classical music.

Ansel Adams, (1902–1984) Cedar Tree and Maple Leaves

ARTS EXPRESS TRIPS

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW
Flower Power
Wednesday, March 6
Cost: $100 Members; $120 Non-members (includes admission)
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest running horticultural event and features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. Flower Power will celebrate the contribution of flowers to our lives and will play host to the Florists’ Transworld Delivery World Cup, the world’s most prestigious floral design competition.

EVENTS

Open MIC
Second Wednesday Each Month
March 13 – Madness
7 to 9 p.m.
Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Art and Antique Assessment Day
Friday, March 22, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This event is free for the Museum’s Friend Level Membership holders and above. There is a $20 fee for Individual and Family Level membership holders and a $25 fee for non-members to participate in this event. A maximum of 4 items per registrant can be assessed. Each participant must sign up for a 30-minute session with an appraiser. Contact Tracey Mullery at tmullery@academyartmuseum.org or call (410) 822-2787 to register.

Rachel Franklin

ADULT CLASSES

The Next Step – Oil Painting for New or Returning Painters
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
4 weeks, March 2, 9, 16, 23
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

Drawing: Perspective for the Artist
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
4 weeks: March 5–26 Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Pastel: The World of Color Harmony
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
6 weeks: March 6 –April 10 Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Painting the Still Life in Oil
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: March 6-April 10
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bradford Ross

Portrait Drawing from Life
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: March 7–April 11 Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $235 Non-members

Collage and Mixed Media
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
6 weeks: March 7-April 11
Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Introduction to Basic Drawing
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
4 weeks: March 23, 30, April 6 and 13 Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Creating a Photo Project
Instructor: Stephen Walker
4 weeks: March 9, 16, 23 and 30 Saturdays, 10 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Puppets by Dawn Malosh

Mulberry Paper Collage
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
A series of 1-day classes: March 26, 28 April 23 & 25, 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
Cost per 1-day session: $25 Members, $30 Non-members (Plus $6 material fee payable to instructor)

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Puppet-Making Intensive: One Day Workshop
Ages 9–14
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Saturday, March 16, 1–5 p.m.
Cost: $80 Members; $90 Non-Members
Learn how to develop your own character and make a hand puppet in this puppet-making intensive. Dawn is a puppet maker who worked backstage in puppet and marionette theaters in Tucson for a number of years and studied under master puppet- and marionette-makers in the field. She will share her hand-made puppets and basic puppet-making skills in this one-day intensive workshop. Each student will leave with their own unique hand-made puppet character.

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.

Ballroom and Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell
Contact instructor for information at (302) 377-3088 or visit dancingontheshore.com.

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

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