Academy Art Museum Announces September Events

Amze Emmons, Prisoner’s Dilemma 2008 Intaglio.

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.

Amze Emmons: Pattern Drift
Through September 30, 2019
Free Art Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

Amze Emmons is a Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist with a background in drawing and printmaking. His images evoke a sense of magical/minimal realism inspired by architectural illustration, comic books, cartoon language, information graphics, news footage, consumer packaging, and instruction manuals. An exhibition publication will accompany the show and serve as a catalogue raisonné of his oeuvre to date. The exhibition was conceived and curated by the Academy Art Museum and will travel to the Ross Art Museum, at Ohio Wesleyan University. Amze Emmons will serve as the Museum’s second Artist-in-Residence at the time of his exhibition. Details on educational and other special programming will be available on academyartmuseum.org.

James Turrell, Mapping Spaces 2

James Turrell: Mapping Spaces
Through September 30, 2019
Free Art Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. Turrell’s group of prints, Mapping Spaces, was created in 1987 as Chambers and Cross Sections of the Roden Crater. Located in the Painted Desert region of Northern Arizona, Roden Crater is an unprecedented large-scale artwork created within a volcanic cinder cone by light and space and the culmination of the artist’s lifelong research in the field of human visual and psychological perception. Roden Crater is a controlled environment for the experience and contemplation of light. The Academy Art Museum acquired the portfolio of five color etchings with aquatint, photo-etching, soft-ground and dry point, in 2018.

Heather Harvey: The Thin Place
Through September 30, 2019
Free Art Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Visual artist Heather Harvey, Associate Professor and Chair of Art + Art History at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, works at the overlap between objective and subjective experience. Her studio practice includes night walks to collect trash inadvertently left by others; what she calls “urban beachcombing.” These materials, regarded by most as worthless and unsightly, are incorporated in order to draw out their inherent significance, beauty, and strangeness. This will be the first exhibition of her work within the community where most of her materials were gathered.

Heather Harvey, Collapse

GAMELATRON @ AAM: Bodyphones
From September 2019
Open daily from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Museum Front Yard
Bodyphones is an immersive installation by Aaron Taylor Kuffner (1975), an American-born conceptual artist, based in New York. The artwork’s mission is to expand the legacy and creative cultural power of the traditional Indonesian instrument called the gamelan. Kuffner uses exhibitions of the Gamelatrons to create sanctuaries both in public and private spaces. He views the body of the work as an offering to the observer.

LECTURES

Kittredge-Wilson Speaker Series
Lecture and Book Signing
From Celestial to Terrestrial Timekeeping: Clockmaking in the Bond Family
Donald Saff, Ph.D. Artist, and Art Historian
Friday, September 13, 2019, 6 p.m.

Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Gamelatron

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Instructor Open House
Introducing The Fall Line-Up Of Classes And Instructors
September 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments, and door prizes
FREE
Contact Katie Cassidy at wkmcgarry@verizon.net or 410-820-5222.

Open MIC
Second Wednesday Each Month
September 11 – Never Forget
FREE. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Art Appreciation Mini-Course
Anke Van Wagenberg, Ph.D., Chief Curator
Wednesdays, September 4,11,18 & 25
12 noon—1 p.m.
Free

Storefront of William Bond & Son. Photo courtesy of Bob Frishman.

Bring your brown-bag lunch and join Chief Curator and art historian, Anke Van Wagenberg, Ph.D. (art history) for a free Art Appreciation Course. No tests! No papers! Just enjoy.
September 4: Categorizing Art
September 11: Visual Literacy
September 18: Value of Art
September 25: Line, Space, and Perspective

ADULT CLASSES

Basic Drawing
Instructor: Katie Cassidy wkmcgarry@verizon.net
6 weeks: September 10–October 15 Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $210 Members, $250 Non-members

Realism to Abstraction
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
5 weeks: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Matthew Hillier

Oil Painting: Creating Successful Color Harmonies
Instructor: Bradford Ross bradross@goeaston.net
6 weeks: September 11–October 2, 9,16, 23 & 30 Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Member, $210 Non-members

Introduction to Pastels
Instructor: Katie Cassidy wkmcgarry@verizon.net
1 Day Workshop Wednesday, September 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $60 Members, $72 Non-members

The First Step — Oil Painting for Beginners All materials supplied
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly dunepainter@earthlink.net
4 weeks: September 12, 19, 26, October 3 Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members, Plus $45 materials fee paid to instructor at the first class

Katie Cassidy

Creating a Photo Project
Instructors: Maire McArdle and Stephen Walker walkertrout@gmail.com
2 Sessions of 4 weeks: September 14, 21, 28, Oct 5 AND October 19, 26, November 2, 9 Saturdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cost per session: $120 Members, $145 Non-members

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell paulfaspell@gmail.com
Two 6-week sessions September 16–October 21 November 11–December 16 Mondays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Beginning and Intermediate Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell paulfaspell@gmail.com
Two 6-week sessions September 18–October 23 November 13–December 18 Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell Two 6-week sessions September 16–October 21 November 11–December 16 Mondays, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Diane Mullaly

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building
Instructor: Paul Aspell paulfaspell@gmail.com
Two 6-week sessions September 18–October 23 November 13–December 18 Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m. Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Beginning / Intermediate / Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Stephen Walker walkertrout@gmail.com
Two 6-week sessions September 18–October 23 November 13–December 18 Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m. Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Pastel: Underpainting Techniques
Instructor: Katie Cassidy wkmcgarry@verizon.net
2 weeks: September 18 and 25 Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $80 Members, $96 Non-members, Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor at the first class.

Travelling with Gouache
New Instructor: Bernie Dellario bernie.dellario@gmail.com
2-Day Workshop: September 21 and 22, Saturday and Sunday – 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $125 members, $150 Non-members

Bernie Dellario

The Naturalist’s Illustration in Watercolor: Focus on Fall
Instructor: Maggii Sarfaty
2 Day Workshop: September 26 and 27
Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Cost: $125 Members, $150 Non-members

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Li’l Kids After-School Art Club
Grades K through 4
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Eight Fridays: September 20-November 22 (No class on October 11)
3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-Members

Homeschool Classes
Ages 6 and up.
Fridays, 1-2:30 p.m.
Instructors: Constance Del Nero for ages 6 to 9 years and Theresa Schram for ages 10+
Early Fall Session: September 6 – October 18. (Note that there are NO classes on October 11)
Late Fall Session: October 25 – December 6. (Note that there are NO classes on November 29)
Cost (per session): $90 Members, $100 Non-members
After the first full-priced tuition, siblings attend for $60 (members) and $67 (Non-members)
Pre-registration is advised as space is limited in each group.

Mini Masters
An Early Enrichment Program for Children Ages 2 to 4
MSDE Childcare Development License # 255007, Exp. 11/30/20
Taking Registrations Now for the 2019–2020 School Year
Mini Masters is a fully licensed flexible program based on The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center’s approach. Contact Anne Hansen at AHansen@academyartmuseum.org
for program details.

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

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

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 Opens Three New Exhibitions

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, is opening three new exhibitions with a public reception for artists on Friday, August 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibitions will be open through September 30. Free Art Tours will be offered on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

“We are thrilled to have three fascinating artists on view this summer: Philadelphia printmaker Amze Emmons explores printmaking in contemporary culture, not only as on exhibit but also as our Artist-in-Residence. To show his work with powerhouse James Turrell’s large light-inspired prints is a curator’s dream. At the same time, we offer regional artist Heather Harvey’s visual experiments of her ‘urban beachcombing’,” says Anke Van Wagenberg, Chief Curator at the Academy Art Museum.

Amze Emmons, Normal Office Hours

Amze Emmons: Pattern Drift features Amze Emmons, a Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist with a background in drawing and printmaking. His images evoke a sense of magical/minimal realism inspired by architectural illustration, comic books, cartoon language, information graphics, news footage, consumer packaging, and instruction manuals. An exhibition publication will accompany the show and serve as a catalogue raisonné of his oeuvre to date. The exhibition was conceived and curated by the Academy Art Museum and will travel to the Ross Art Museum, at Ohio Wesleyan University. Amze Emmons will serve as the Museum’s second Artist-in-Residence at the time of his exhibition. Emmons will offer a three-day workshop on Tuesday, August 6 through Thursday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $125 for Museum members and $150 for non-members. The workshop will be free for up to four college art students or recent art graduates.

James Turrell, Mapping Spaces 2

For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. Turrell’s group of prints, Mapping Spaces, was created in 1987 as Chambers and Cross Sections of the Roden Crater. Located in the Painted Desert region of Northern Arizona, Roden Crater is an unprecedented large-scale artwork created within a volcanic cinder cone by light and space and the culmination of the artist’s lifelong research in the field of human visual and psychological perception. Roden Crater is a controlled environment for the experience and contemplation of light. The Academy Art Museum acquired the portfolio of five color etchings with aquatint, photo-etching, soft-ground and dry point, in 2018.

Heather Harvey, Nomad

The final exhibition, Heather Harvey: The Thin Place, features the work of visual artist Heather Harvey, Associate Professor and Chair of Art + Art History at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. Harvey works at the overlap between objective and subjective experience. Her studio practice includes night walks to collect trash inadvertently left by others; what she calls “urban beachcombing.” These materials, regarded by most as worthless and unsightly, are incorporated in order to draw out their inherent significance, beauty, and strangeness. This will be the first exhibition of her work within the community where most of her materials were gathered.

The Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat and open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces July Events

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, Untitled, 1946

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
Through July 10, 2019
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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open MIC
Second Wednesday Each Month
July 10 – Vive La Révolution!
FREE. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

ADULT CLASSES

Sheryl Southwick

Must be Moonglow! All Day Full Moon Celebration With Mixed Media Collage
Workshop Instructor: Sheryl Southwick sherylartist@gmail.com
One -Day Workshop: July 16 Tuesday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: $65 Members, $90 Non-members (Materials fee: $10 payable to instructor at class)

Realism with Intuitive Painting Workshop
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick and Billie Bourgeois
Three-Day Workshop: July 23, 24, 25
Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Naturalist’s Illustration in Watercolor
Instructor: Maggii Sarfaty
Three-Day Workshop: July 25, 26, 27
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. -12 noon

DIGITAL MEDIA CLASSES

Fun with Photoshop
Instructor: Katy Trice
Grades: 4-6
Monday–Friday, July 8–12, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $115 Members; $125 Non-members

Wacky Animals in Motion
Grades 3–4
Instructor: Haley McMaster
Monday–Friday, July 22–26, 10–11 a.m.
Cost: $65 Members; $75 Non-members

We’re in Business! Marketing for Kids
Instructor: Katy Trice
Grades: 4-6
Monday–Friday, July 29–August 2, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $115 Members; $125 Non-members

SUMMER CAMPS

Workshop: Intermediate Drawing for Teens
Ages 13 + (Adults welcome)
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
Tuesday–Friday, July 9–12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $110 Members, 120 Non-members

Printmaking for Teens
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
Monday –Thursday, July 8–11, 1– 3 p.m.
Cost: $105 Member, $115 Non-members

Imagine That! Creating a Sketchbook
Ages 8 -13
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Monday–Friday, July 15–19, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $135 Members, $145 Non-members

Paper Making Bonanza!
Ages 10+ (Adults welcome)
Instructor: Theresa Schram
Monday–Friday, July 22–26, 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $125 Members, $135 Non-members

Artistic Explorations with Plaster
Ages 10+ (Adults welcome)
Instructor: Theresa Schram
Monday–Friday, July 22–26, 1–3:30 p.m.
Cost: $115 Members, $125 Non-members

Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp
Instructor: Theresa Schram
Ages 6+
Week #1: Monday–Friday, July 29–August 2, 1–3 p.m.

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.

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.

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