Filmmaker In Focus: Eric Walter

Written By Logan Dubel Eric Walter, an award-winning filmmaker making big dreams come true in Los Angeles, is a proud product of the Eastern Shore. Born and raised in Mardela Springs, Maryland, Walter has traveled far and wide to make his name as a director, producer, and documentarian. Before moving to the City of Angels… Read more »

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ArtX is Finally Here!

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By Morgan Pilz FINALLY … after everything that has happened this year and several events canceling or on the brink, the 3rd Annual ArtX Artistic Expression Festival survived amid concerns of the virus. The annual event will take place in its usual stomping grounds at Northside Park on 125th Street. There will be some changes… Read more »

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Free Painting and Talented Teachers

By Morgan Pilz After several months of the Ocean City Center for the Arts being closed, I was so thrilled to finally go in for a session this past Tuesday. I chose an acrylic painting class with Joanne Guilfoil that allows students to work on their own projects, and it was fantastic. Because of COVID,… Read more »

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Keeping Boredom at Bay

Written by Pottery Studio Manager, Nancy Barnas I was on a two-week adventure travel trip in India with my siblings as the buzz of COVID-19 was escalating.  I never expected to be told all my classes had been canceled for two weeks and to self-quarantine upon my return.  I wasn’t unhappy to do it, as… Read more »

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Welcome back, OC Art Gallery!

Written by Morgan Pilz It’s finally happened! After been closed after what feels like half a year (but apparently was just about than three months), the Art League of Ocean City is open and holding in person classes again! Covid-19 has stolen a lot of activities away from us since it first took hold of… Read more »

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Staying Creative While Indoors

By Morgan Pilz As someone who tends to thrive on social interactions with others and being inspired by other people, it feels like cabin fever is creeping in faster and faster every day. However, that does not have to be the case. Art is such a wonderful escape from the stresses of the world, and… Read more »

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Staying Optimistic

Written by Executive Director, Rina Thaler I have always considered myself an optimistic person, the kind of person who looks at the glass as “half full.” Over the past 8 weeks or so, as the world has been turned upside down, my optimism has been severely tested and even rocked to the core. It is… Read more »

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Finding Time for Creative Exploration


Written by Ocean City Film Festival Director, William (B.L.) Strang-Moya. A global pandemic, who’d’ve thunk? As a person working in the film/video industry, I couldn’t be more thankful that freelancing is no longer my main hustle. Both my wife and I are fortunate to be teleworking. And like so many others that have transitioned to… Read more »

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Art Isn’t Just Paint and Canvas

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Written by Volunteer Coordinator, Aubrey Sizemore. Hello, from my dining room table!  This worldwide pandemic has presented a new experience for everyone in the country. My family and I, just like everyone else, are doing the best we can and taking things day by day.  I’d like to share with you what my family and… Read more »

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Appreciate the Little Things


Written by Education Director, Katrin Huber Writing is definitely not my strong suit, but here I go. I’m excited to tell you what my family (two teenagers, ages 13 and 18) and I have been up to since we’ve been at home, since my husband is still busy in the hospital. Because we are all… Read more »

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