Academy Art Museum Announces April Events

Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition

The Academy Art Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition
March 10 – April 4
Openings:
March 12, 4:30 – 6 p.m. – Grades K – 3
March 13, 4:30 – 6 p.m. – Grades 4 – 8
March 14, 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Grades 9 -12

The Museum is pleased to present its annual Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition highlights the artistic talents of K-12 students from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent counties. As in past years, visitors can expect a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition has been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and is the largest and most prestigious student art exhibition on the Eastern Shore.

New Photography: National Juried Exhibition
April 14 – July 15, 2018
Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a new national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.

Matt Moore, Desert Shores, CA, 2016, Collection of the Artist.

Elizabeth Casqueiro: Entrances and Exits
April 14 –July 15, 2018
Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England and grew up in Portugal, studying art at St. Martin’s College of Art in London, the Corcoran School of Art, and the Washington Studio School. Her work is an exploration of masked identity and taps into the playful and entertaining origins of identity through a series of works involving the action hero, the stage actor, and what she calls “the cheesy plot.” Following her fall solo gallery show in Portugal (2017), the Academy Art Museum is offering her a first solo museum exhibition in the United States.

AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition
Part I April 21–July 8, 2018, Members’ Reception: Friday, April 20, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Part II July 28–October 14, 2018, Members’ Reception: Friday, July 27, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Docent tours: Wednesdays at 11 a.m., meet at Front Desk

In 1958, the Academy Art Museum opened its doors to the public as the Academy of the Arts. In 2018 the Museum invites all audiences to celebrate its 60th anniversary, honoring the past and celebrating the future. Program highlights include a special two-part Diamond Exhibition, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the seventeenth century to the present. The AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition will showcase a representative range of treasures works including prints from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, from Rembrandt and Goya to Whistler and Picasso, and selections of its holdings in other media, including painting, photography and sculpture. AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition will be accompanied by a special anniversary catalogue.

Elizabeth Casqueiro, Do Something Batman, 2017 Acrylic and oil on canvas.

LECTURES

Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series
These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature.
Cost: $24 Members, Non-members $29. Pre-registration is suggested. Register online at academyartmuseum.org.

American Fine Art Photographer Overview
Tina Barney, Highly-Acclaimed Fine Art Photographer
Friday, April 27, 2018, 6 p.m.
Tina Barney is an American photographer best known for her large-scale color portraits of her family and close friends. Her work is in the collections of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York; the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

CONCERT

The Verona Quartet featuring pianist Daria Rabotkina
Friday, April 6, 2018, Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. & Concert: 6 p.m.
Cost: $55 Members, $66 Non-members
The Verona Quartet is currently the quartet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music’s Professional String Quartet Training Program. The group has garnered worldwide recognition by winning top prizes at international competitions across four continents, including the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition.

Miró, Joan (1893 – 1983), Oiseau Zéphyr, Color lithograph, 1960.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open MIC
April 9, 7 – 9 p.m. – Theme: When It Rains It Pours
The Academy Art Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. All ages and styles of performance are welcome! Contributors are invited to relate to a monthly topical theme which may be interpreted as directly or abstractly as desired! Visual artists are welcome to display 1 to 3 pieces of their work during the event. Beer and wine on sale to those 21 and over. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

ADULT CLASSES

Printmaking Exploration Evenings
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
Four evenings: April 3, 10, 17 and May 1
Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $88 Members, $105 Non-members, plus $30 materials fee for papers and inks

Tina Barney

Birds, Boats and the Bay
Instructor: Matthew Hillier
6 weeks: April 7 – May 12
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $210 Members, $252 Non-members

Beautiful Blooms: Painting the Garden in Pastel and Oil
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
3 weeks, April 24, May 1, 8
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Cocktails and Canvas: Giorgio Morandi Still Life
Instructor: Constance Del Nero
April 25, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $45 Members, and $54 Non-members

Saturdays en Plein Air!
Mentor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
Monthly: the last Saturday of each month, April – October, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE to Members of the Academy

Verona Quartet and Daria Rabotkina

Photographing Art
Instructor: Sean McCormick
Saturday: April 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $115 Members, $138 Non-members

The Importance of Being Framed (Properly)
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One Day Workshop, April 24, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $35 Members, $42 Non-members

Movies, Music and Smart TV: Entertainment for the Whole Family
Instructor: Scott Kane
2 Days, Wednesdays, April 4 and April 11
Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-members

iPhone Class
Instructor: Scott Kane
2 Days, Wednesdays April 18 and 25
Wednesdays: 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost per class: $50 Members, $80 Non-Members

Katie Cassidy

Fine Art Inkjet Printing
Instructor: Todd Forsgren
Saturday: April 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $100 Members, $120 Non-members (plus $25 materials fee)

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell
One 6-week session: April 30 – June 4
Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
One 6-week session: April 30 – June 4
Mondays, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Family Programs

Todd Forsgren

Earth Day Arts Extravaganza
April 21, 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.

Performing Arts Classes

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com
Whether your goal is to audition for a conservatory, lead your family in song during the holidays, or learn to play the music you love, a personalized music education is one of the most rewarding and enduring investments people can make for themselves or their child.

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.
Whether you are interested in singing with a choir, becoming a soloist, getting a lead in the high school musical or community theatre production, joining a barbershop quartet, or preparing your audition for a conservatory, good singing requires a skill set that is developed over time.

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 Showcases Over 800 Works of Art from Mid-Shore Students

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, recently hosted openings for its annual Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition, to be on display through April 4. This exhibition highlights the artistic talents of K-12 students from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent counties. As in past years, visitors can expect a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition has been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and is the largest and most prestigious student art exhibition on the Eastern Shore.

Photo: Pictured front row, left to right, are Cathy McCoy, President, Academy Art Museum Board of Trustees; Gabby Lambeth, Easton High School; and Constance Del Nero, Director of ArtReach and Community Programs at the Academy Art Museum. Pictured middle row, left to right, are Natalie Jones, Queen Anne’s County High School; Emly Vanderlinden, Queen Anne’s County High School; Paige Friedman, Easton High School; and Alison Ortel, St. Michaels High School. Pictured back row, left to right, are Jessika Diggs, Queen Anne’s County High School; Emma Kelly, Sts. Peter and Paul High School; Elizabeth Scharch, St. Michaels High School; and Melissa Gill, Queen Anne’s County High School.

This year’s 2018 Student Art Exhibition Winners from area high schools were First place: Jessika Diggs, Queen Anne’s County High School (Assemblage Paper/Gold Wire), Elizabeth Scharch, St. Michaels High School (Graphite Lion), and Natalie Jones, Queen Anne’s County High School (Mask); Second place: Joey Odenwald, Easton High School (Asian Winter Scene), Emma Kelly, Sts. Peter and Paul High School (Oil Portrait of a Woman), and Melissa Gill, Queen Anne’s County High School (Altered Book); Third place: Anna Maloney, Home School (Pastel Bat), Gabby Lambeth, Easton High School (Oil on Paper Portrait), Jordan Lecompte, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (Indian Elephant Collage), Sheryl Collins, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (Leaf to Fish Metamorphosis), and Morgan Reeley, Easton High School (Bones of the Hand); Honorable Mentions: Jessica Hagan, Queen Anne’s County High School (Bird with Skull Head), Hannah Kerr, St. Michaels High School (Two Fish), Kelly Van Dyke, Queen Anne’s County High School (Triptych), Paige Friedman, Easton High School (Asian Landscape with Bird), Alison Ortel, St. Michaels High School (Batik Elephant), Emly Vanderlinden, Queen Anne’s County High School (Wire Hand), DaShawn James, Queen Anne’s County High School (Graphite Portrait), and Caroline Lenkiewicz, St. Michaels High School (Batik Flowers).

The Academy Art Museum Hanging Team included Julia Alley, Glenda Dawson, Doug Fahrman, Elaine Gallagher, Carol Minarick, Boots Robinson, and Theresa Schram. Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop supplied the awards for the exhibition.

Academy Art Museum Features Selections from Vogel Collection

At the end of 2008, the Academy Art Museum was selected to receive 50 works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel as part of a national gifts program entitled The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States. The Vogel Collection has been characterized as unique among collections of contemporary art, both for the character and breadth of the objects and for the individuals who created it. Herbert Vogel (1922 – 2012), spent most of his working life as an employee of the United States Postal Service, and Dorothy Vogel (b. 1935), was a reference librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library. From January 20 through April 1, 2018, the Museum will feature a combination of works that are part of the larger Vogel Collection in its Spitaleri Gallery.

Moshe Kupferman, Untitled, Gift of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel 2008.

The Vogel gift, and the resulting exhibitions such as this, was many years in the making. The National Gallery of Art has worked closely with Dorothy and Herbert Vogel since 1991, when it acquired a portion of their collection, through partial purchase and gift from the Vogels.

“Gifts such as this and its subsequent display are energizing to the community,” says Academy Art Museum Curator Anke Van Wagenberg, “As our audience well knows, the Vogel gift changed the future of the Academy Art Museum and other recipient institutions by strengthening its collection of contemporary holdings.”

The best-known aspects of the Vogel Collection are minimal and conceptual art, such as the numerous sheets by Richard Tuttle or the sculptural work of Cheryl Laemmle and John Francis Torreano. This exhibition makes clear, however, there are many figurative and expressionist works by artists, such as Lucio Pozzi, Mark Kostabi, Peter Hutchinson, and Moshe Kupferman, to name just a few. These works blend nicely with the Museum’s other strong contemporary holdings.  In addition to the Spitaleri Gallery selections, the Museum’s Calvert Gallery will be dedicated purely to small works on paper by Richard Tuttle, whose delicate watercolors are both minimalistic and evocative.

The Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat. For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces March Events

Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition

EXHIBITIONS

The Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star Democrat.

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States
Through April 1, 2018
This exhibition features a combination of works that are part of the Museum’s larger Vogel Collection. The Vogel Collection has been characterized as unique among collections of contemporary art, both for the character and breadth of the objects and for the individuals who created it. In addition, the Museum will feature small works on paper by Richard Tuttle, whose delicate watercolors are both minimalistic and evocative.

Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition
March 10 – April 4
Openings:
March 12, 4:30 – 6 p.m. – Grades K – 3
March 13, 4:30 – 6 p.m. – Grades 4 – 8
March 14, 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Grades 9 -12
The Museum is pleased to present its annual Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition highlights the artistic talents of K-12 students from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent counties. As in past years, visitors can expect a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition has been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and is the largest and most prestigious student art exhibition on the Eastern Shore.

MUSIC LECTURES

Art Meets Music: An Exploration of The Deep Synergy Between Visual Artists and Composers
Presented by Dr. Rachel Franklin
Thursday, March 1 – The Sound of Painting
Thursday, March 8 – Symbols and Allegories, Home and Hearth: The Music of Our Lives
Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: Individual Tickets: $36 Members, $43 Non-members
Join pianist Dr. Rachel Franklin for a new and fascinating exploration into the intimate relationship between the visible and invisible arts, and how music can literally bind the arts together.

Marc Chagall Carmen, 1967 Lithograph.

ARTS EXPRESS BUS TRIPS

Walters Art Museum
Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy
Wednesday, March 21
Cost: $60 Members $72 Non-members (includes guided tour)
This exhibition explores the Russian crafts tradition that culminated in the creativity of the workshop of Carl Fabergé. Over 70 stunning objects will be on display—including Imperial Easter Eggs purchased by the museum’s founder, Henry Walters.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open MIC
March 12, 7 – 9 p.m. – Theme: Get Lucky
April 9, 7 – 9 p.m. – Theme: When it Rains, it Pours
The Academy Art Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. All ages and styles of performance are welcome! Contributors are invited to relate to a monthly, topical theme which may be interpreted as directly or abstractly as desired! Visual artists are welcome to display 1 to 3 pieces of their work during the event. Beer and wine on sale to those 21 and over. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

ADULT CLASSES

Collage Workshop: Scrap Happy Day
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One Day Workshops: March 27, 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $45 Members, $54 Non-members (plus $8 materials fee paid to the instructor at first class)

Exploration into Intaglio Printmaking with Rosemary Cooley
March 2, 3 and 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost; $185 Members; $220 Non-members (plus $35 materials fee paid to the instructor and includes archival paper, plates, use of studio tools and inks as well as one archival mat)

Peter Carl Fabergé; Henrik Emanuel Wigström, workmaster. Rose Trellis Egg (detail), 1907. Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931 44.501.

Printmaking Exploration Evenings with Sheryl Southwick
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
March 6, 13, 20, 27 or April 3, 10, 17 and May 1
Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $88 Members; $105 Non-members (plus $30 materials fee for papers and inks)

Portrait Drawing from Life
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: March 8 – April 12
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Pastel Painting: Fundamentals and Personal Study
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
6 weeks: March 14 -April 18
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost per session: $200 Member, $240 Non-members

The Impressionist Landscape – In-Depth, One Element Each Week
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
March 10, 17, 24, (no class Easter weekend), April 7, 14, 21
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell
March 5 – April 9
Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Sheryl Southwick

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
6-week session: March 5 – April 9, 2018
Mondays, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building
Instructor: Paul Aspell
6-week sessions March 7 – April 11
Wednesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell
6 weeks: March 7 – April 11, 2018
Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

iPhone Fun!
Instructor: Scott Kane
Class 1: 2 Days: Wednesdays, March 7 and 14
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-members

Art on Tablets and the iPad
Instructor: Scott Kane
2 Days: Wednesdays, March 21 and 28
Wednesdays: 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-members

Children’s Programs

After-School Art Clubs for students in grades 1 through 4
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Spring Session March 2–April 22 (No class on March 30)
3:45–5:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-members
The Art Club offers fun and engaging projects for children of all skill levels. Exploration of individual ideas and creativity is encouraged. The instructor will focus on a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, 3-D wire construction, collage, pastels, and graphite, while also teaching stylistic secrets of famous artists. Each club meeting will include a planned activity and/or a free choice project, with creative guidance available every step of the way.

Performing Arts Classes

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com
Whether your goal is to audition for a conservatory, lead your family in song during the holidays, or learn to play the music you love, a personalized music education is one of the most rewarding and enduring investments a person can make for themselves or their child.

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.
Whether you are interested in singing with a choir, becoming a soloist, getting a lead in the high school musical or community theatre production, joining a barbershop quartet, or preparing your audition for a conservatory, good singing requires a skill set that is developed over time.

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 Celebrates the 200th Birthday of Frederick Douglass

Bill Grimmette

The Academy Art Museum will celebrate the 200th Birthday of Frederick Douglass with two events in February.  On Monday, February 12, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Museum will present a living history presentation by Bill Grimmette, a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, motivational speaker, and Maryland Humanities Council’s 2017 Chautauqua Scholar-Actor. Grimmette will take the audience on a journey through the life of Talbot County’s native son. Grimmette has performed Frederick Douglass for the Chautauqua presentations in Maryland and Colorado and other venues for the past 20 years. This year, for the Bicentennial celebration of Frederick Douglass’ birth, Grimmette is preparing a national tour to revitalize the argument for the constitution and the Museum will be his first stop. The cost of the living history presentation is $12 for Museum members and $15 for non-Museum members.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Museum will host a Family Art Day which is free and open to the public. Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Eastern Shore’s civil rights icon by creating a fine art print that features one of his famous quotes, such as “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” or “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Registration is suggested.

Save the date for Juneteenth, co-sponsored by the Academy Art Museum and Frederick Douglass Honor Society and partnering with the Talbot County Public Library’s Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival. The Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information on these events, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Features Selections from Vogel Collection

At the end of 2008, the Academy Art Museum was selected to receive 50 works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel as part of a national gifts program entitled The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States. The Vogel Collection has been characterized as unique among collections of contemporary art, both for the character and breadth of the objects and for the individuals who created it. Herbert Vogel (1922 – 2012), spent most of his working life as an employee of the United States Postal Service, and Dorothy Vogel (b. 1935), was a reference librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library. From January 20 through April 1, 2018, the Museum will feature a combination of works that are part of the larger Vogel Collection in its Spitaleri Gallery.

Moshe Kupferman, Untitled, Gift of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel 2008.

The Vogel gift, and the resulting exhibitions such as this, was many years in the making. The National Gallery of Art has worked closely with Dorothy and Herbert Vogel since 1991, when it acquired a portion of their collection, through partial purchase and gift from the Vogels.

“Gifts such as this and its subsequent display are energizing to the community,” says Academy Art Museum Curator Anke Van Wagenberg, “As our audience well knows, the Vogel gift changed the future of the Academy Art Museum and other recipient institutions by strengthening its collection of contemporary holdings.”

The best-known aspects of the Vogel Collection are minimal and conceptual art, such as the numerous sheets by Richard Tuttle or the sculptural work of Cheryl Laemmle and John Francis Torreano. This exhibition makes clear, however, there are many figurative and expressionist works by artists, such as Lucio Pozzi, Mark Kostabi, Peter Hutchinson, and Moshe Kupferman, to name just a few. These works blend nicely with the Museum’s other strong contemporary holdings.  In addition to the Spitaleri Gallery selections, the Museum’s Calvert Gallery will be dedicated purely to small works on paper by Richard Tuttle, whose delicate watercolors are both minimalistic and evocative.

The Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat. For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

Mini Masters Academy Sponsors Open House for Enrollment

The Academy Art Museum will host an Open House on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon featuring its Mini Masters Academy, an art-based, early enrichment program for children 2 to 4 years old. Associated with the Smithsonian’s Early Enrichment Program, Mini Masters offers a program rich in the arts, as well as developmentally appropriate activities designed to foster the skills needed for the school years and beyond.

Mini Masters believes in child-centered, exploratory learning, and all activities are based on leading research in early childhood learning and development. The multi-age mix of children ensures that children learn from each other and develop compassion. The program runs from September thru May, but welcomes enrollment any time during the school year. Morning or full-day programs are available.

During the open house, there will be an art project, refreshments, registration packets and fun! The open house is open to people looking for a program for after the new year or for next fall. Siblings and friends of current enrollees are invited to attend. Two-year olds must have turned two by September 1, 2017. Contact Janet Hendricks for program details at jhendricks@academyartmuseum.org or (410) 822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces January Events

Francisco de Goya, Fran[cis].co Goya y Lucientes, Pintor, Plate I from “Los Caprichos”

EXHIBITIONS

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

The Caprichos: Goya and Lombardo
Through February 25, 2018
The Caprichos by Emily Lombardo is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos, 1799. Both explore and present a satirical critique of contemporary culture and the forces that influence society along economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines. The exhibition is supported by the Childs Gallery, Boston.

The Soothsayers: 3D Works on Paper by Emily Lombardo
Through March 11, 2018
A Soothsayer is a person who predicts the future by magical, intuitive, or more rational means; someone who says “sooth,” meaning “truth” or “reality,” a term dating back to the 14th century. The Soothsayers is an installation of sculptural prints, which represent excavated hearts from Magic 8 Ball toys that are positioned as divine relics of cultural nostalgia. The Magic 8 Ball was created in 1950, invented by Albert C. Carter, inspired by a spirit writing device used by his mother, a clairvoyant. The post-World War II boom in industry propelled this toy into thousands of homes across America.

Beth van Hoesen: Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Through February 4, 2018
Selections Gallery
Beth Van Hoesen (1926–2010) was an American artist who was born in Boise, ID. She earned a BA from Stanford University in 1948. After graduation, she continued her studies at the École des Beaux Arts de Fontainebleau, the Académie Julian, and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Throughout her career, Beth Van Hoesen distinguished herself as a draftsman and printmaker.

Emily Lombardo, The Soothsayers, 2017, Paper and Pigment, Collection of the Artist.

NEW PHOTOGRAPHY: NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION
April 14 – July 15, 2018
December 1, 2017 submissions open on Café.org, linked under Exhibitions at academyartmuseum.org. March 8, 2018 is the submission deadline.
Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a new national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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

ADULT CLASSES

Drawing

Beth van Hoesen, San Francisco Dahlias, Lithograph, screenprint; printer’s inks on paper.

Basic Drawing: Gaining New Confidence in Value and Composition
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
6 weeks, January 16 – February 20
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $222 Non-members

Intermediate Drawing: Interiors and Still Life
New Instructor: Daniel Riesmeyer
5 weeks: January 17 – February 14
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Foundations of Portrait Drawing
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: January 18 – February 22
Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $170 Members, $204 Non-members

Pastel

Matt Moore, Desert Shores, CA, 2016, Collection of the Artist.

Introduction to Pastel Workshop
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
One Day Workshop: January 17
Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $60 Members, $72 Non-members, plus small materials fee

Pastel Painting: Fundamentals and Personal Study
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
2 sessions of 6 weeks: January 24 – February 28 AND March 14 -April 18
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Cost per session: $200 Member, $240 Non-members

Painting

5th Annual WINTER CHALLENGE – A Painting a Day for 30 Days!
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
5 weeks: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $222 Non-members

Sheryl Southwick

Let’s Get Started in Painting
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
6 weeks: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27
Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Marine Painting Techniques
Instructor: Matthew Hillier
4 weeks: January 20 – February 10
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $210 Members, $252 Non-members

Collage

Collage Workshop: Scrap Happy Day
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One Day Workshops: January 23, February 27, and March 27
Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Cost per workshop: $45, Members, $54 Non-members, plus materials fee: $8.00 paid to the instructor

Etching

Matthew Hillier

Introduction to Copperplate Etching
Instructor: Emily Lombardo
3 Weeks: January 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20
Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $500 Members, $600 Non-members
Materials Fee: $60 per person

Pottery

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 8 – February 12 and March 5 – April 9
Mondays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 8 – February 12 and March 5 – April 9, 2018
Mondays: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 10 – February 14 and March 7 – April 11
Wednesdays: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Mini Masters

Beginning and Intermediate Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
6 weeks: January 10 – February 14, 2018
Wednesdays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

Mini Masters Academy – ONGOING ENROLLMENT!
An Early Enrichment Program for Children ages 2–5 (Two-year olds, who must be two by September 1, 2017)
In Partnership with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
Morning or Full-Day Program
Open House
Friday, January 19, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Mini Masters is an art-based, early enrichment program for children 2 to 4 years old. Associated with the Smithsonian’s Early Enrichment Program, Mini Masters offers a program rich in the arts, as well as developmentally appropriate activities designed to foster the skills needed for the school years and beyond. Mini Masters believes in child-centered, exploratory learning, and all activities are based on leading research in early childhood learning and development. Our multi-age mix of children ensures that children learn from each other and develop compassion. Contact Janet Hendricks for program details at jhendricks@academyartmuseum or (410) 822-2787.

Winter After-School Art Club
Grades 1- 4
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Eight Fridays: January 5 – February 23
Time: 3:45 – 5 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-Members

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

Academy Art Museum Receives Substantial Bequest from Judy and Erik Straub

The Academy Art Museum recently received a substantial bequest from the estate Judith and Erik Straub. Judith “Judy” Stegman Straub passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the age of 75 years old. Her husband Erik passed away on September 13, 2017. Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum, comments, “We are so grateful for the foresight and generosity of Judy and Erik Straub in making a bequest to the Academy Art Museum. As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary in 2018, we are standing on the shoulders of Judy and all the visionary leaders who laid the foundations for the Museum’s future.”

In 1979, Judy and her husband, Erik, moved from Monkton, MD to Easton to go into the marine construction business. Judy later worked with the Talbot Bank planning their 100th anniversary celebration. Upon Mr. Straub’s retirement, they moved to Florida in 2006, but kept their home in Talbot County. As a very active volunteer in Easton, Judy worked with United Fund for several years and with the Republican Party.

Judy joined the Academy Art Museum Board as Membership Chairman and later became Board Chair. According to former Museum board members, Judy implemented new bylaws for the Board and also was involved in the first building expansion of the Museum. According to Joan Cox of Easton, former Board Chair, Straub invited her to serve on the Executive Committee of the Board, in the 1980s, and strengthened the Museum’s Board by expanding its membership.

Cathy McCoy, current Board Chair of the Museum, adds, “I am inspired by the dedication of Judy Straub as former Board Chair. This bequest memorializes her outstanding service to the Academy as a Trustee and Board leader, and contributes mightily to our ability to continue the work about which she cared so deeply.”

Academy Art Museum Opens New Exhibition – The Caprichos: Goya and Lombardo

Emily Lombardo, Emily Lombardo Printer, Plate I from The Caprichos, 2013, Etching and aquatint, AAM 2016.032.

The Academy Art Museum will open The CaprichosGoya and Lombardo –  just in time for the holidaysThe exhibition will be on display from November 21, 2017 through February 25, 2018The Caprichos by Emily Lombardo is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos, 1799. Both explore and present a satirical critique of contemporary culture and the forces that influence society along economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines.

Emily Lombardo states, “Copying has been the defining component of the apprentice-mentor structure since the birth of art production. The relationship was successfully completed when originality became discernible in the hand of the apprentice. My earliest apprenticeship was with a newspaper, pen, and paper. I would tirelessly copy political cartoons depicting Nixon, Reagan, Castro, and countless others, with slight understanding of the historical significance and intent of the author. This method evolved into a personal narrative, born in reaction to a lack of resonance with mainstream conversations.”

Emily Lombardo is an artist who has lived and worked in Boston for over 15 years.  She received her BFA from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work has been shown and collected internationally. Lombardo applies her knowledge of sculpture and print across a wide range of conceptual projects. She engages with appropriative art practices as a mode of investigating personal and cultural identity. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

The Academy Art Museum recently acquired Lombardo’s The Caprichos series for the Permanent Collection. The edition was published by Childs Gallery and printed at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT) by printer Paul DeRuvo. The Art Gallery of Ontario loaned the entire set of Goya’s Caprichos so that we can exhibit the two series of prints in parallel. A publication will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition is supported by the Childs Gallery, Boston.

The Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat. For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.