August 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Featured in the Thaler Gallery:"Three Area Painters: Ed Brown, Jinchul Kim, & Brooke Rogers" brings together a small group of artists from very different backgrounds, each influenced by the Eastern Shore in a different way. Edward Brown has degrees in painting from both Syracuse University and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has shown his paintings and drawings throughout the Baltimore/ Washington region. He was a semi- finalist for the Sondheim Award and is a two time recipient of the Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Award. He lives in Salisbury, MD where he has been teaching drawing and painting classes at Salisbury University since 2002. Jinchul Kim, a professor of art at Salisbury University, has been a resident of Maryland since 1996. Kim was born in South Korea and came to the U.S. in 1989. He earned a BFA and MFA from King Se-Jong University in Seoul Korea concentrating on painting. In 1993, he received another MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He shows his work internationally, including locations like Korea, Japan, France, Spain and the U.S. He has had over 20 solo exhibitions in New York, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Seoul and over 300 invitational shows and group exhibitions. He was selected as the Artist of the Year for 1986 by Art Journal magazine in Seoul, Korea. In 1995 he received “Phyllis H. Mason Grant” from Art Students League of New York in New York City. He received the honor of “Individual Artist Award” which is a biannual statewide event from Maryland State Art Council in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006 and 2013 twice. He also received the honor of “Artist Grant” from The George Sugarman Foundation in Novato, California in 2005. Kim currently teaches Senior Exhibition, Painting and Drawing classes at Salisbury University as a head of painting and drawing areas. In 2008 he earned the University System of Maryland’s highest faculty honor: the Regents Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching. He also received “Distinguish Faculty Award in Teaching” in 2008 from Salisbury University as well. Brooke Rogers is a painter from Ocean City, MD. He went to college in suburban Chicago, and then studied with Grace Hartigan at the Maryland Institute in Baltimore, but he ended up back at the beach where he started. Brooke has exhibited widely up and down the Mid-Atlantic, including solo shows in New York, Washington, and Richmond. His first museum show was at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, a premier regional contemporary art venue with a national scope. Brooke's early experience of nature was framed by material culture. A surfboard, after all, is an abstract sculpture. Wetsuits and surf apparel in the New Wave1980’s were covered with colorful patterns. He virtually grew up in a surf shop. On the other hand, his father was a Baptist preacher. Church gave him a sense of the sacred in everything and everyone around him.
Featured in the Galleria:Opening August 10, 6-8pm. Paintings from Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event. Click here for information on the event!
In Studio E:Jacki Yamin: Art has been a part of my life since I was a child. I first won an award when I was in 6th grade when my picture of a flower was exhibited at the local library. I was elated that my creation was recognized by others as worthy. My strongest influence when i was young was an older sister who was an artist. She introduced me to oils when I was in junior high school. I continued to paint and I then studied art in college. That study continues as I regularly take workshops with local and nationally known artists. My art has taken many forms. Originally my choice of medium was pencil and pastels. Realistic portraits were my favorite. Later, I moved to watercolor. Life took a different turn, and I studied ethnic dance and performed on stage for 10 years. I created my own costumes, designing them with a mixture of color and textures that dazzled under stage lights. These multicultural influences emerge in my use of color in my paintings. The grayest of days in a landscape turn golden, pink, and purple. Oils, my current choice of medium, are used in my portraits and landscapes. After retiring from having taught in elementary school for 25 years, I have spent a lot of time on the Eastern Shore. Seasonal variations and the wide range of wildlife has lead me to pick up a camera to capture the changing skies, fields, and flights of birds. I exhibit the photographs and use them in the studio as references for new paintings. And, there are the dolls. This idea came to me about some 30 years ago. Using my skills and materials as a costume designer, I began sculpting one-of-a-kind dolls. Each unique creation, usually unplanned, allows the doll’s personality to emerge as the process, from sculpting to creating costumes, takes place. They have been exhibited in several galleries and sold through commissions and in local shops in the D.C. area. So, as you can see, art remains an essential element of my life. I have progressed from that first 6th grade award to being exhibited in several galleries in the District of Columbia and its environs as well as in galleries along the Delaware/Maryland shore. I continue to expand my focus, to explore new media, and to delight in what I see and can create.
In the Spotlight Gallery:Jim Rehak: I capture the seasonal changes of the landscape through my plein air paintings. My enthusiasm for plein air takes me outside to paint fields, marshes, farms, rivers and bays wherever I travel. My interest in art started with comic book illustration at an early age . It was while studying for my BFA at Maryland Institute College of Art that an interest in oil painting emerged. Art has always been a vocation for me - as a portrait and caricature artist in Ocean City during college, art director at a sign company, teacher and freelance court illustrator.
In the Artisan Showcase:Helen Prah: I am from Central Pennsylvania and have been married to my best friend John for 57 years. John and I have driven and spent four summers in Alaska. John and I have also spent ten winters in Quartzsite, Arizona, “The Rock and Gem Capital of the World.” I took wire wrapping classes in Quartzsite, wrapping gemstones in sterling silver. I also took classes in making pine needle baskets. I use pine needles from GA, waxed thread from Brazil, stone centers from AZ, and the final step is to coat the baskets in beeswax. John and I are happy to say Ocean City, MD is now our home.
August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmMeet the artists, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.